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Guest Tours

Monday, August 28

Food Market and Cooking Class at Mimo - $338.40

Meet the Chef and visit the local food market, an explosion in colors and variety.

From the food market it ́s a short walk to the Mimo cooking school where, with the help of an expert cook, the groups will be able to prepare some Spanish/Basque specialties.

The activity includes private class with expert chefs, 100 % hands on cooking class, lunch with wines, recipes and visit to the market (if possible)

Duration: 5hrs

Attire: Comfortable attire Difficulty level: Low

Oria River in Kayak - $167.36

The Oria River in its time served to transport people and goods. The descent in kayak of the Oria River is an opportunity to get to know the surroundings and do a recreational-sports activity at the same time.

The transfer from the hotel will take you to Arraunetxe rowing club, where you’ll get changed, collect the equipment and receive the instructions.

Duration: Aprox 1,5 hours kayaking / 3,5-4 hours including transfers, getting change, explanations…

Attire: Swimsuit or athletic shorts, t-shirt and a towel. If it’s sunny a cap and if it’s cold a thermal shirt/tracksuit.

Difficulty level: Low, but you need to be fit.

Tuesday, August 29

Fashion Museum Balenciaga and Getaria seaside village - $221.98

Very close to San Sebastian we will find Getaria: a small and quiet fishing village with a surprising museum dedicated to a very special citizen: Cristobal Balenciaga, inspiration of a whole generation of designers like Gucci or Christina Dior. Glamour and Basque tradition at one place.

Duration: 2 hours (from 11am to 1pm) that includes one hour guided- visit around the museum + one hour pop-up store to self stamp silk scarfes or tote bags. (If you wish to start at 10am you have to pay a fee for early opening)

Attire: Comfortable attire

Thursday, August 31

Biking San Sebastian - $282.31

Explore San Sebastian by bike and get the best views of the city. You will stop to have a drink and a pintxo.

Duration: 3 hours, including a 30 mins stop.

Attire: Comfortable attire.

Difficulty level: You have to be able to ride a bike. You have the possibility of riding a bike or an ebike, (which doesn ́t require so much effort).

Basque Art – Chillida - $136.63

Nature and art naturally come together in the space where the sculptures are integrated into the landscape as though they had always been part of it.

Chillida Leku is a unique museum, and itself a great work of art.

Duration: One hour visit / 2,5 hours including transfer, visit and free time for shopping.

Attire: Comfortable attire

Friday, September 1

Food Market and Cooking Class at Mimo - $338.40

Meet the Chef and visit the local food market, an explosion in colors and variety.

From the food market it ́s a short walk to the Mimo cooking school where, with the help of an expert cook, the groups will be able to prepare some Spanish/Basque specialties.

The activity includes private class with expert chefs, 100 % hands on cooking class, lunch with wines, recipes and visit to the market (if possible)

Duration: 5hrs

Attire: Comfortable attire Difficulty level: Low

Hiking San Sebastian - $136.42

Enjoy a hiking tour from San Sebastian to Pasajes San Pedro, with fabulous views of the coast. This trail is part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage walk (also known as St. James Way).

Once at Pasajes San Pedro, the group will cross by boat to Pasajes San Juan, where the hike will end and will take a transfer back to the hotel.

Duration: The route is 9 km (5,6 miles), which takes between 2,5-3 hours walking calmly and stopping a few times.

Attire: Comfortable attire and comfortable shoes (hiking boots or trainers).

Difficulty level: Low, but you need to be fit.

Join us in San Sebastian, Spain for the 119th Annual Meeting
of the New York Section of the AUA
August 27 - September 2, 2023