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From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe and Gernika Tour

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe and Gernika Tour

From US$ 70.19 per person

Learn more about the history of the Basque Country on a trip to the amazing rock islet of Gaztelugatxe from Bilbao. Visit some of the local villages and get some free time to climb to the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Bilbao.


2.5 hours
  • Bilbao

  • 50 minutes
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (free time)

  • 30 minutes
  • Bermeo (visit)

  • 25 minutes
  • Gernika (visit)

  • 35 minutes
  • Bilbao

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay from San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Learn more about the history of the Basque Country and its people
  • Visit the historic town of Gernika and see the famous oak tree
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Bilbao, and then get back to nature on a trip to the amazing rock islet of Gaztelugatxe, located on the coast of Bizkaia just 35 kilometers from Bilbao city center. Arrive at the viewpoint and get 2 hours of free time to explore independently. Use the time to climb to the 10th-century hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, where you can touch the bell of the chapel three times and make a wish. Soak up the stunning views of the Bay of Biscay before traveling to Bermeo to take a walking tour of the charming fishing village. Continue to the historic town of Gernika, site of one of the first aerial bombings by Nazi Germany, and visit the Casa de Juntas (Assembly House) with the famous Tree of Guernica that symbolizes the traditional freedom of the people.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Spanish, English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach, van

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach, van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • There are 241 stairs if you want to climb to the top of the rock, so wear comfortable shoes
  •  Children from 2 to 12 years old get a 50% discount but must be accompanied by at least 2 adults
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

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This was such a cool experience, and I'm so happy I participated in this excursion. The guide, Stephan was very friendly and shared a wealth of knowledge. I recommend wearing good, comfortable walking shoes and bringing water! It was a little more physically challenging than I had assumed, but very much worth it!

June 6, 2022

¡Gran excursion de medio día! Curiosamente, los paisajes son maravillosos! El guía Estefan contó muchas cosas interesantes, ¡el auto se manejó bien! Las horas pasaron como 5 minutes ¡Gracias! Great half day excursion! Interesting, the scenery is amazing! Guide Estefan told a lot of interesting things the car drove well! The hours passed like 5 minutes. Without a tour it is very difficult to do everything. Suitable for families. Thank you!

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October 23, 2020

Stephan was an absolutely fantastic guide - very nice man, very funny and very knowledgeable about history and the Basque culture. This was one of the best trips of stay in the Basque country and we have learnt so much from him. We are also thankful to Stephan for his recommendations for places to eat for the best Pintxo's and the fantastic Txakoli wine! You were right! Eskerrik asko Stephan - you're the best! From Stephanie and the Egyptian Maori

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February 1, 2020

Product ID: 154125