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Bilbao Walking Tour

Tour Description

Join us on this enlightening Bilbao Walking tour to discover the capital of the Basque Region.  The economic and cultural epicenter of the north of Spain, the contrast to the rest of Spain will surprise you. Also home of Frank Ghery´s, famous Guggenheim museum, our visit will take you inside to have a look at his masterpiece. Our walk will pack in 3 hours of the most interesting highlights of the city including the Riverside Market and Saint James Cathedral. Your guide will also give you tips on how to indulge in the Pintxo tapa scene famous in this city.

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Frank Ghery´s famous Guggenheim
    • Santiago´s Gothic Cathedral from the outside
    • Bilbao´s old town with it´s winding streets and thriving tapa scene

    Meeting point is typically at the Guggenheim but we can change to your hotel:

    • Meet in Guggenheim Lobby
    • Visit museum
    • Walk or take tramway with guide to old center to do walking tour of the old quarter and market.
    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time allowed.  As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. 
    Please note that if you decide to be picked up at the hotel instead of meeting the guide at the designated meeting point, this itinerary may be altered.

     

    Details

    Duration: 3h
    Start:  10:00am
    Start point: Entrance of the Guggenheim
    If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour.

    Optional for this tour:
    We can combine this tour with a tapa tour in Bilbao

    Weekend or Spain bank holiday: this service has an additional $35 supplemental fee

    Other information
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

    Bilbao, situated in the northern central part of Spain represents the economic, cultural and tourist capital of the Basque country. It makes for a great base to begin your exploration of this unique region from the main airport and beyond as it is relatively close to important villages and cities nearby. Its origins date back hundreds of years with a strong maritime presence and a river flowing through the center that supported tremendous growth to build upon this region of Viscaya. The commercial exchanges fueled the cultural enrichment of the city, which also benefited from the arrival of the pilgrims making their way on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela or way of St. James.

    The excellent location of the city has always allowed it to continue growing. A visit to Bilbao provides a range of architectural wonders encompassing styles from very old to drastically modern. On your visit you will see the ¨Casco Viejo¨ that includes ¨Siete Calles¨ (seven roads) the name given to the historical Center of Bilbao. You will also see the ¨Cathedral of Santiago¨ built to replace the old chapel dedicated to the Apostle, Saint James. From the lovely promenades, the bridges and walks that line the river, Bilbao is a great city to stroll and discover. Included in our guided walk is the newest and most impressive addition to Bilbao, the Guggenheim which draws thousands of tourists a year. You will have a chance to go in with the guide and receive explanation as part of your visit. A guided tour would not be complete without a proper introduction to another side of Bilbao´s creativity, the culture of Pinxtos. You will be armed with lots of information and ready to order on your own for your remaining time in Bilbao.

     

     

     

    Price per Group
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    Group Size:
    $345.00

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