French Basque Countryside Private Tour from San Sebastian
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8 hours

8 hours




Start your French Basque countryside tour in style with pickup from your San Sebastian address. It’ll be the ultimate stress-free day, with a private guide and vehicle just for your group. This is an ideal way to make the most of your time—you’ll visit several spots over the day including Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry, and Espelette, while your guide clues you in on their culture and history.

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Go Basque



  • Hassle-free 2-way private transfers from your San Sebastian address
  • Visit small French villages off the tourist trail that would be hard to reach alone
  • Take photos of pretty Espelette, where red peppers hang drying in summer
  • You’ll get an insight into local village traditions from your guide
  • Itinerary

    • Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry

      After morning pickup in San Sebastian, we will begin our journey taking the quiet and scenic countryside road to cross the border into France to spend the day in the French Basque Countryside. Our first stop will be the quaint town of St. Étienne de Baïgorry.

      1 hour
    • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

      We will then continue our journey to the beautiful and charming town of Saint Jean Pied de Port, on the foothills of the Pyrenees. With its beautiful cobbled streets that run down hill across a quaint old bridge over the river Nive, the town is renown for being the starting point of the most popular route of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago). After an easy-going stroll through the village while learning about its history and importance regarding the Camino de Santiago, you will get a break to enjoy lunch, if so desired, before continuing our route to our next stop.

      3 hours
    • Espelette

      We will head towards the picturesque town of Espelette, famous for its dried red peppers that are hung to dry from its houses and shops during the summer season. You will get the opportunity to stroll through the colorful streets of the village and do some Basque-produce shopping before beginning our drive back to San Sebastian.

      1 hour
    Meeting Point Map



    Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry, France

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    • Private transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • All fees and/or taxes


    • Lunch

    Additional Information

    • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

    Guide Languages

    • English

    • Spanish

    Cancellation Policy

    • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

    • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.