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how far santander to bilbao?

planning a further long weekend visit in basque but wonder whether I can 'do' both santander and bilbao in 1 weekend.

Is there much to do/see in santander or is it better to spend the entire weekend in bilbao?

Also, what exactly is there in san sebastian (is it a holy site etc.) as I've got a 8 & 5year old in tow who may not have the patience for many more churches/cathedrals!! (they like eating & don't mind castles/battlements, medieval towns etc.)

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1. Re: how far santander to bilbao?

With only a long weekend, I'd stick with Bilbao and spend a little time out on the coast at Getxo and possible some time in Portugalete, but of which can be reached on the metro/commuter rail from the heart of Bilbao in only a few minutes.

Santander is about an hours drive west of Bilbao. The bus takes a bit longer. There is currently no rail connection.

San Sebastian-Donostia, along with Bilbao and Pamplona form what has become the gastronomic capital of Europe, if not the world. San Sebastian is well know for its three beautiful beaches and many other sights and has a number of great attractions for children.

You may want to download a copy of Maribel's Guide to the País Vasco for a little more information on how to spend the weekend with the children (http://maribelsguides.com).

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2. Re: how far santander to bilbao?

I just love your diplomatic answers, Robert...

San Sebastian must surely be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a great place for kids and yes, the gastronomic capital of the world.

I´d spend at least a day in each of the cities you mention.

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3. Re: how far santander to bilbao?

Try pintxos (tapas) in San Sebastian:


4. Re: how far santander to bilbao?

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