Enjoy a private Bilbao day tour in the company of a local guide discovering the former industrial heart of Spain and home to one of the world’s Guggenheim museums.
Departing from the pier, you will enjoy a short drive to Getxo, an elegant residential part of town nestled on the bank of the Nervion River and featuring large, English-style homes. Upon arrival, you will take a panoramic drive of the city and then proceed for a visit to the nearby Hanging Bridge, or Bizkaia Bridge. The Bridge joins the riverbanks at Portugalete and Las Arenas, allowing for free-flowing maritime traffic. Reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower due to its iron structure, this over 100 year-old old masterpiece of engineering is now the oldest transporter bridge in the world.
Once in the city, you will head towards the Ensanche area – the big town extension of 1883 which is today recognized as the city center of Bilbao. The geometric grid of the Ensanche offers a large variety of interesting buildings and squares: the Indautxu and Bizkaia square, the local government’s library, the Alhondiga building which was reformed by the French industrial designer Philippe Starck, and the unique Metro designed by Norman Foster.
Afterwards, you visit the jewel of the city, the popular Guggenheim Museum, a striking fish-shaped structure built by Frank Gehry in the late 20th century. Built of shimmering titanium and glass, the building put Bilbao back on the tourist map and is at the top of every visitors must-see list. Join your guide for a tour exploring the highlights of the permanent collection.
Following an approximately 1 hour 30 minutes visit you will enjoy a guided walk around the Old Quarter, the most popular area of the city. Here, you will see the Teatro Arriaga, el Arenal, the old stevedoring port, San Nicholas Church, the Cathedral of Santiago along with its cloister, and Plaza Nueva.
Before ending the tour you will stop at the Artxanda Park, for a panoramic view across the city.
This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each person preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the Tour.
Meeting point: Hotel or Cruise Pick-up
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 6 Hours
Return: We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure
Our dear friends; we hope you and your loved ones are well. The government here in Spain has taken measures in order to reduce the spread of the virus similar to those in other countries in the world. At this difficult time, we send our thoughts to those who have suffered the flue, and also to the health care staff at hospitals, who are putting their lives at risk under this uncertainty. Next weeks will tell what new measures are taken at airports in regards to international travel, until then we wish you the best patience and take everyday precautions. We are hoping to see you again, and we remain available to answer any question or concern you may have about traveling to Spain.