Join our Bilbao and Getaria Tour from San Sebastian, we will enjoy a short drive to Getxo, an elegant residential part of town nestled on the bank of the Nervion River. Then the tour proceeds for a visit to the nearby Bizkaia Bridge, which joins the riverbanks at Portugalete and Las Arenas. We will also discover the beautiful fishing village of Getaria and enjoy a sea products workshop.
Once in the city, we will head towards the Ensanche area, 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. This includes 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.
Afterward, we will visit 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 on the worldwide map. Next, we will enjoy a guided walk around the Old Quarter, where we will see the most important places in the area, such as the Teatro Arriaga, the old stevedoring port, and San Nicholas Church.
On our last stop, we will visit the charming fishing village of Getaria, one of the most beautiful coastal villages of the Basque Country. Since the island of San Antón and the people joined in the sixteenth century, the Port of Getaria has been one of the safe havens of the Cantabrian Sea, and an important point of inshore fishing. We will visit a Cantabrian sea products workshop, where we will taste the quality of this products and learn about different traditional fishing methods.
After this accessible Bilbao and Getaria Tour from San Sebastian, we will drive back to San Sebastian.