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Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

1. Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Explore Bilbao by bike like a local on a guided tour past all the city’s main sights like the magnificent Guggenheim Museum. Uncover the history of this fascinating city and learn about its stunning old and new attractions. Departing from the central Calle de Villarias, follow your guide along bike lanes and pedestrianized streets to avoid the busy traffic. Follow the course of the river to learn why it was essential to the development of the city. Peddle by contemporary and historic sites and stop at the dramatic Guggenheim Museum, which opened on the banks of the Nervión River and was designed by the architect Frank Gehry in the 1990s.  Marvel at the Euskalduna Conference Centre, built on the site of the old shipyards, and see the new San Mamés football stadium. Explore historic Bilbao at sites such as the Neo-baroque Teatro Arriaga.  Cycle down the narrow streets and through the wide plazas of the Casco Viejo (Old Town), and discover the site of the old city walls by the San Antón Bridge, linking Bilbao La Vieja and Casco Viejo.

From San Sebastian: Bilbao Tour with Guggenheim Museum

2. From San Sebastian: Bilbao Tour with Guggenheim Museum

Enjoy a perfect morning in Bilbao city, the economical capital of the Basque Country, in a small-group tour to avoid the crowds. You will receive an accurate view of this historic city guided by a local guide, who will explain all you need to know, from history to gastronomy and other details. Your tour begins with pick-up in your hotel. After driving for about an hour, you will arrive to Bilbao and go sightseeing, where your tour guide will explain to you all the details and history of the biggest city of the Basque country. You will see the Ria de Bilbao, the Casco Viejo area with the 7 streets, the Arriaga Theater and many more. Later you will enjoy the modern art at the Guggenheim Bilbao museum, where the building itself is pure art (total time located for museum visit is around 2-3 hours). Following this, you will head back to San Sebastian where your guide will drop you off at your hotel or any other place of your convenience, and you still have the afternoon to spend in town. This is a half-day trip perfect for art lovers or anyone who wants to expand their knowledge about the Basque Country history.

Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

3. Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

Over 500 years of history will be explored on this walking tour. From the Cathedral of Santiago, Plaza Nueva, the Church of St. Anton and the ruins on which it stands, to the Mercado de la Ribera. This is where the town was born, this is where the port was, and from where the city opened to the world - serving as a bridge between northern Europe and the Hispanic kingdoms. You'll be guided by your professional tour guide in a small group. Learn the history that took place in the streets that Miguel de Unamuno once walked through. Your guide will also take you on a traditional “txikiteo” or “poteo” (bar crawl) to the area's most iconic bars.

From Logroño: Bilbao & Guggenheim Museum Small-Group Tour

4. From Logroño: Bilbao & Guggenheim Museum Small-Group Tour

Begin the tour with pick up from your hotel in Logroño. Then, board a comfortable vehicle and set off towards the historic city of Bilbao, the economic powerhouse of the Basque Country. Enjoy a small-group tour for a more intimate experience.  When you arrive in the city, set off on a guided walking tour to get acquainted with the city's historic past. Starting from Arriaga Theater, follow your guide to Ribiera Market along the Bilbao estuary. As you stroll, learn all about Bilbao's historical importance in the Basque Industrial revolution. See many of the main sights in the Old Town and downtown, listening to the informative commentary from your guide. After that, head over to the spectacular Guggenheim Museum to discover world-class modern art exhibits and architecture. Spend some time exploring the collections with your entrance ticket included in the tour price. Finally, return to the vehicle where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

Bilbao : Private Walking Tour

5. Bilbao : Private Walking Tour

Go on this private tour for 2 or 4 hours and explore Bilbao with a local guide. The whole itinerary might vary as it depends on the rhythm of the group and the priorities that are set before the tour. The tour starts at the Old Town, the founding nucleus of the Villa de Bilbao. Among other places, you will see the Arenal promenade where the Arriaga Theater is located. Pass by the Church of San Nicolás, the Concordía station, and the imposing building of the Bilbaina Society.  Stroll through the Old Town and pass by the famous Plaza Nueva and Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno. Walk around the area of the seven streets and stroll along the Cathedral of Santiago.  If you choose the 4-hour tour, it is possible to go into the city center, La Gran Via, El Ensanche, Moyúa square, Doña Casilda Park, the Alhóndiga, or the Azkuna Center. Marvel at the imposing building that houses the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao built by the famous architect Frank Gehry.

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What people are saying about Arriaga Theater

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 219 reviews

This was the perfect way to acquaint ourselves and become familiar with Bilbao. Our guide Yoann was very informative and entertaining, all while taking good care of everyone. We now have a better appreciation of the city and Basque culture, along with great options of where we want to go and what we want to do. Couldn’t have been better!

Absolutely fab - no problem upgrading to an electric bike - brilliant guide who just gave us all his knowledge on Bilbao which was put forward on an interesting way engaging the 8 of us. Would definitely recommend as a must

We enjoyed the bike tour through Bilbao which took us to all the interesting places, faster than a walking tour could do.

Excellent in all aspects. Our guide was superb, engaging and knowledgeable. Very good value for money too.

Amazing guide Great to see Biilbao with kids It’s good fun