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Bilbao, Guggenheim and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Tour

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Local Experts Tours

Bilbao, Guggenheim and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Tour

Activity provider: Local Experts Tours

From US$ 230.65 per person

Discover the Basque region that surrounds Bilbao during a full-day trip from San Sebastian. Fall in love with charming San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and enjoy the magnificient cosmopolitan Bilbao city and Guggenheim Museum.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please let us know in what hotel or adress should we pick you up in advance.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Guggenheim Museum
  • Enjoy a Bilbao guided tour
  • Take a Gaztelugatxe hermitage tour
  • Choose between a private or small-group tour
Full description
The province of Vizcaya has hundreds of charming places but it is difficult to find one that exceeds San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, located between Bermeo and Bakio. You will discover the history of the Hermitage of Gaztelugatxe while climbing the 241 stairs that lead to it, and get to know Bilbao, its old part, and the banks of the Nervión river, before finally visiting the Guggenheim Museum. Enjoy a pintxo meal along the way paired with Rioja wines and relax on the small group size tour with our expert guide who will show you the treasures of Vizcaya geography. Itinerary:
  • Departure at 9:00 AM
  • Arrival at 10:30 AM to Gaztelugatxe and departure at 12:00-12:30PM
  • From 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM head to Bilbao. You will have the chance to eat pintxos either before, during or after this visit (4 pintxos and 4 wines)
  • Visit Guggenheim from 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM.
  • 6:00 PM: arrive in San Sebastián
Includes
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Local guide and small group visits (or private if option selected)
  • Traditional Meal
  • Tickets to Guggenheim and Gaztelugatxe
  • Additional food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Children and infants must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • * Due to limited capacity, climbing the 241 stairs to the Gaztelugatxe hermitage is not guaranteed. Instead, you would first visit the town on the Biscayan coast Mundaka, known worldwide for its waves and fishing tradition, and then a stop would be made to enjoy a panoramic view of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from the viewpoint.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The hike was hard work and your are best wearing sneakers but it was very worthwhile. There was no information provided by the guide on the tour. It would have been great to get some more historical details about San Juan de Gaztelugatxe but nothing was provided. It was his first solo trip so maybe other guides maybe more knowledgeable. The Guggenheim was brilliant and we worth the trip. Overall I enjoyed the trip but it would have been much better had we had been provided with more information and a short tour of Bilbao.

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July 11, 2022

We had a fantastic time. Juan Lou was an outstanding guide. He was personable and fun to be with. He was also thoughtful of the various needs of some group members. Our group hopes to come back to experience other tours with him.

August 24, 2022

Matteo was very chill and flexible. He adjusted to our needs and preferences. We had a great time! Thanks!

June 12, 2022

Product ID: 134520