Bilbao, Guggenheim and Getaria Tour from San Sebastian

Bilbao, Guggenheim and Getaria Tour from San Sebastian

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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.

  • Private tour with an official local guide
  • Entrance and guided tour of Guggenheim Museum
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with a wheelchair ramp and wheelchair tie-downs
  • Hotel or cruise pick-up and drop off
  • All local taxes

Our itineraries are a selection of those most interesting parts that avoids steps, pronounced hills and cobblestones, following a mostly flat path along the tour, and we tailor each tour to each group’s preferences and specific accessibility needs.

This tour includes private accessible transport which is available for reaching most of the locations described on the itinerary, therefore walking parts can be also shortened, for those preferring to stay longer at the minivan or the minibus.

 

  • Meeting point: Hotel or Cruise Pick-up
  • Starting time: Flexible
  • Duration: 8 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

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