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Bilbao: Personalized Guided Tour With a Local

1. Bilbao: Personalized Guided Tour With a Local

Create your dream tour of Bilbao with this customizable guided tour. Pick and choose the sights and attractions that interest you most and avoid wasting time on an organized tour. Choose a timeframe that suits your requirements. With 2,3,4 or 6-hour options available, there's a tour option for every group. Immerse yourself in Bilbao's renowned culture, gastronomy and way of life with a local guide who will show you the best places to shop, eat and explore.  For food lovers, visit the Ribera Market or go for a stroll through the restaurants and cafés of the Old Town. To discover the city's history, head to the imposing Guggenheim Museum or Santiago Cathedral. If you prefer to spend the day in nature, choose to visit the Bilbao estuary. Culture lovers will delight at the Arriaga Theater and Azkuna Zentroa. Whatever you're into, find it in Bilbao.

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Rioja: Private Wine Tasting Tour

2. Rioja: Private Wine Tasting Tour

This tour is designed to guide you into one of the oldest traditional "cave-cellars" in the area, dug 7-8 meters (23-26 feet) deep under the houses. This is a fabulous experience not to be missed! This activity also includes  tasting wines in one of the most famous local wineries. You can also tour 'Marques del Riscal' winery cellar/hotel, which was designed by Frank Gehry, the architect who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. You will also walk along the medieval streets of Laguardia, one of the most charming towns in La Rioja area, before discovering local home-made food for lunch in an off the beaten track, non touristy restaurant.

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Bilbao: Off-the-Beaten-Path Seaside Cycling Tour

3. Bilbao: Off-the-Beaten-Path Seaside Cycling Tour

Explore the Bilbao seaside by bike on this 2.5-hour fun and informative guided tour. Start your tour right at the feet of the iconic Vizcaya Bridge, where you’ll learn about its history, fun facts, and the present role of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a pleasant ride along the seaside, enjoy your first stop at Puerto Viejo. Beautiful and filled with history and anecdotes, you’ll have the freedom to roam and walk around its hidden corners and streets. Blend in among the locals and join them as we taste some world-famous pintxos (small snacks), and maybe a glass of wine, or a Caña for beer lovers.   You’ll then continue on to a few secret local spots before heading on to the route to the Cliffs where you’ll experience the Biscay coastline at its best. With its unmatched scenery, the majesty of the sea and fresh air will accompany you for one of the most beautiful bike routes in the Basque country.   After the tour, you can enjoy the beautiful Arrigunaga beach just meters away, grab a bite in one of its panoramic resto-bars, have a drink with your feet on the sand at the beach bar, or just read your book on the beach.

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Bilbao: Alternative Bike Tour

4. Bilbao: Alternative Bike Tour

See another face of Bilbao, seen from the point of innovative art practices, exploring for about three hours neighborhoods such as Bilbao La Vieja, Zorrozaure or Bótica Vieja. During this bike tour about 3,5 hours you will encounter first hand the urban art scattered across the city, public art works, cultural centers, festivals and other emerging innovative initiatives. You will get to know reinvented spaces, old butcher´s transformed in cultural centers or obsolete industrial buildings turned into something else. It is a tour which invites you to be surprised, to enjoy, to learn and to look for details. A passionate and entertaining tour, narrated by a local guide and expert of the contemporary cultural life in Bilbao. 

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

We enjoyed the tour very much! Since it was rainy, we did the first part of the tour, where it was steeper uphill and downhill, on foot. We were in Bilbao Viejo, which has a lot of art, street art and studios. Then we cycled to the new island, where the upheaval is only now taking place, heavy industry is disappearing and new things are emerging. There we stopped in a really cool shop for a beer and then cycled back. Our guide was great, he witnessed the upheaval in the city from the very beginning, how the artists changed the city, he talked a lot about the sewing box, it was very interesting.

A great tour, with a very good relaxing local guide, who has a lot of knowledge and big heart for Bilbao’s underground/art/culture scene, and he also speaks English very well. Next to this, he knows the history of Bilbao very well. During the trip, we thanks to the guide got a very interesting insider look into Bilbao’s underground, art & graffiti scene, which gave us a very good understanding of the vibe of the city and we also saw a lot of great street art. A great experience with a great guide, if you want to see Bilbao from another side than only the standard tourists attractions.

Beautiful scenery. interesting to know about the geo system. Excellent Guide well prepared and well informed. Speaks good English. Be prepared for ups and downs hills. Must wear good shoes for walking.

A really nice way to see the city, and our guide was very informative. We highly recomend everybody to try this.

Fascinating tour with a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. Highly recommended.