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From Bilbao: Half or Full-Day Game of Thrones Guided Tour

1. From Bilbao: Half or Full-Day Game of Thrones Guided Tour

Dive into the real Game of Thrones experience during a tour of the incredible filming locations for Season 7. Walk in the footsteps of Tyrion, Daenerys, and Jon Snow as you explore incredible landscapes. First, walk along King's Landing beach, filmed at Muriola Beach in Barrika. Explore the location where Davos Tyrion and Gendry had to flee from the Gold Cloaks. After that, head to a medieval-like castle at Butron Castle. Take some photos with cloaks and swords and feel like a Lord or a Lady of Winterfell. Next, continue the tour with a visit to the Dragonstone Fortress at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Bermeo. Climb up 241 steps just like Daenerys and feel like a true Khaleesi. Take a lunch break in Bermeo where you can enjoy pintxos, tapas, and a local white wine called txakoli. Finally, make the last stop at Dragonstone beach where Daenerys first walked when she finally came back home. Filmed at Itzurun Beach in Zumaia, this 60million-year-old beach was the perfect choice to set Dragonstone.

Bilbao: 1- or 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Tour

2. Bilbao: 1- or 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Tour

Embark on a sailing tour through the heart of Bilbao. Get a new perspective of this beautiful city from the estuary. The boat has a capacity of 80 people and seating both outside and inside. On the one-hour tour, set off from the City Hall Bridge in Pio Baroja Square through the heart of the Villa. Head toward Zorrozaurre riverbank and finally to the entrance of the Deusto Canal. Conclude the tour where you began. On the two-hour route, begin from the same jetty in Pio Baroja Square. Cruise past Bilbao's most significant landmarks and buildings and then on a tour of the estuary to the Puente Bizkaia area.  Listen to an audioguide, available in Spanish, Basque, English, French, German, and Italian, to pick up insights into the particular route being sailed and the history of the city and its buildings, bridges, and other constructions.

From Bilbao: Wine Tour of Rioja with Gourmet Lunch

3. From Bilbao: Wine Tour of Rioja with Gourmet Lunch

Visit two of Rioja’s finest wineries on this day trip from Bilbao. Sample some of the region's most exceptional wines and learn about the production methods. Relax with lunch at a gourmet restaurant and then tour the village of La Guardia.   Travel to the wineries of Ysios Cellar and Marques de Riscal with a guide. Taste at least 9 types of wine from both wineries. Enjoy a full tour of one of the wineries to learn the unique production methods used in the area.   Capture photos of the Rioja vineyard landscape from secret vantage points. Admire the views of Rioja's vineyards against the mountainous backdrop. Continue the day with lunch at one of the region's finest restaurants. Try a tasting menu with local wines.  Finally, take a guided tour of the walled, medieval city of LaGuardia, complete with underground cellars and wineries.  Discover the fortified walls and winding cobblestone streets surrounded by vineyards and mountains. 

From Santiago: 5-Day Private Tour of Northern Spain

4. From Santiago: 5-Day Private Tour of Northern Spain

Day 1: Santiago de Compostela Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a 4-hour visit of Santiago de Compostela, including the cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch before the driver will picks you up and leads you for a visit to the Costa da Morte on the Galician coast. Stay overnight at your hotel. Day 2: From Santiago to Oviedo Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santiago de Compostela and drive you towards Oviedo. On your way, discover the coastal regions of Galicia and Asturias, including the As Catedrais beach, Ribadeo, Mirador La Regalina observation deck, and the Lighthouse Cabo Vidio. Enjoy a lunch break in Cudillero. After lunch, drive to Oviedo where you will meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided visit to its old town. Sleep in Oviedo Day 3: From Oviedo to Santander Your driver will pick up you up at your hotel in Oviedo and drive you towards Santander. On the way, stop to visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga and basilica followed by a lunch break in Llanes. Take a scenic drive through San Vicente de la Barquera and stop in Comillas to enjoy a guided visit to the El Capricho de Gaudí. Sleep in Santander. Day 4: Santander and Santillana del Mar Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to show you the nice city of Santander and its bay on a 3-hour tour. Take a lunch break in Santander, after which you will go to one of the nicest villages in Spain, Santillana del Mar. Enjoy some time to walk around and visit the Neo-Cave of Altamira in the Altamira Museum. Day 5: Santander to Bilbao Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santander and drive you towards Bilbao. Meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided tour of the city and a 4-hour visit to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Take a lunch break in Bilbao and have free time to visit the so-called "Hanging Bridge" linking Portugalete and Las Arenas. The final drop-off will be at your hotel in Bilbao where the tour will end.

Bilbao: Walking Tour with Sweet Food Tastings

5. Bilbao: Walking Tour with Sweet Food Tastings

Discover the delicious histories behind the Carolina, the Rice Cake, and the Butter Bun, traditional sweets that are unique to Bilbao. Taste samples of each one on this tour, and learn about the city, its history, its most emblematic landmarks, and also the best bakeries in town. Start at Azkuna Zentroa, one of the most emblematic buildings in the city center. The first sweet stop is at Don Manuel to taste a Carolina - a miniature pastry crust filled with custard and topped with a meringue cone. The tour then continues through the city center to stop at Plaza Moyúa. Here you will learn about the buildings that surround it, from a bunker during the Civil War to the Government's HQ. Continue to the second culinary stop, at Martina de Zuricalday, the oldest bakery in the city. Here you will have the chance to taste a Butter Bun, filled with buttercream. From there, keep walking through the city center, stopping at the main street to see the Council buildings. The last culinary stop of the tour will be a delicious Rice Cake at Arrese Bakery. From there, continue to Albia Gardens where the tour finishes.

Bilbao: Historical and Architectural Walking Tour

6. Bilbao: Historical and Architectural Walking Tour

At the beginning of the 19th century, a new modern and bright city was designed. The bourgeoisie wanted to follow the models of Paris and London in their efforts to transform the city. This is how Bilbao was created, or more specifically, the first "Ensanche", the first growth zone on the other side of the river at the moment when the city was involved in industrialization at the end of the Nineteenth Century. Don Diego Lopez de Haro, Lord of Bizkaia, founded the town in 1300. Now, the business center of this city is in Circular Square. The lime trees give shade and perfume to the Gran Vía, inviting you to walk, look at shops, and admire the facades. The tour includes: the inner beach of Bilbao, the statue of the founder of the town, the train station with its representation of the history of Bilbao, gardens, the most important banks of the city, the Chavarri Palace, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the interior of the Bilbao metro, and a building known as the Alhóndiga. This is a walking tour for a small group and, at the end of the tour, you go for pintxos (pintxo-pot included in the tour).

Bilbao: Organic Winery Visit with Tasting

7. Bilbao: Organic Winery Visit with Tasting

Savor delicious wines and local snacks with this group winery tour in Bilbao. Tour an organic and sustainable winery and learn more about the winemaking process from a professional winemaker. Walk through the vineyards and admire the serenity of the natural landscapes in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. Find out more about the philosophy of the Bodega winery. Experience the terroir that creates their unique wines. Sip on two different Txakolis (a famous local sparkling, white wine that is very dry), during the tasting. Try some Idiazabal cheese with a typical bask appetizer of olives, anchovies, and peppers.

From Bilbao: Two Rioja Wineries Day Trip with Picnic Lunch

8. From Bilbao: Two Rioja Wineries Day Trip with Picnic Lunch

Discover the secrets of Rioja wines on this day trip from Bilbao. Travel aboard an airconditioned vehicle and travel to 2 unique wineries. Listen as your guide decodes the wine grading process for you. Sample a variety of wines and sit down to a Spanish picnic in a scenic spot.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Bilbao. Relax on the comfortable drive to the first boutique winery. Learn how to make better wine purchases in the future with a course on the various types of wines in the Rioja region.  Dive into determining the quality of Rioja wines like Cosecha, Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reservas. Hear about the facinating aging process for each type of wine. Visit wineries that were purposefully chosen for their contrasts and uniqueness. The majority of the wines that you taste will have received 90+ points from the renowned wine experts Tim Atkin and James Suckling. Be served a variety of local cheeses, cold meats, nuts, and other traditional products as appetizers throughout the day. Settle in to a charming picnic in one of the wineries with traditional Spanish products such as Iberican Ham or a Spanish omelet. Finally, you walk through the town of LaGuardia, a walled medieval city that is one of the most picturesque villages in the Rioja Alavesa region. Return to your accommodation in Bilbao at the end of your tour. 

Bilbao: Guided Group Cinematographic Tour

9. Bilbao: Guided Group Cinematographic Tour

Start in the middle of the Old Town of Bilbao to get to kno one of the oldest movies filmed in the city. Then, explore the rest of the area visiting places such as Plaza Nueva, La Bolsa building and Arriaga Theatre. Leaving the Old Town, follow the steps that the main characters of Spanish Movie "Pagafantas" followed until arriving to Gan Via of Bilbao. Know each film and show filmed in the city centre while walking towards the river. There, at Zubizuri Bridge, the Wachowski sisters filmed one of their most recent movies. Finally, while arriving at Guggenheim museum, discover which famous British Spy filmed a scene in 1999. More Spanish movies and TV shows will be mentioned during the 2h walking tour through the city.

From Bilbao: La Rioja Wine Tour by E-Bike with Wine Tastings

10. From Bilbao: La Rioja Wine Tour by E-Bike with Wine Tastings

Cycle through one of the world's most internationally renowned wine-growing regions on this La Rioja e-bike tour from Bilbao. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and cycle through centuries-old vines, medieval villages, olive tree farms, and the Sierra Cantabria. Stop for two tastings on the way. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Bilbao, set out for your vineyard adventure in the company of an expert guide who will teach you everything you need to know about the Rioja DOca, the vinification process, the local grape varieties, and the area's incredible 2000-year-old wine culture. Visit two wineries (one in the vineyards and the other one in the cellar) and taste three different Rioja varieties in each. In the second winery, enjoy a traditional picnic lunch in the vineyards. The lunch includes Spanish tortilla (omelet), tomato salad, local dry meats, and cheeses. Finish your Rioja wine tour experience with a stop at the medieval village of Laguardia. Take some pictures of this picturesque town with over 900 years of history before returning to Bilbao.

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4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Had an amazing time and got really lucky as it ended up just being me and my partner who booked on that particular day!! The tour guides are so lovely and amazing would definitely recommend, we had such a good time. Even just traveling around the basque country was a beautiful time.

We did the half day tour with Marie. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. We made two other stops, a medieval castle and beach from GOT filming. Everything was great!!

Great day out. Beautiful views, plenty to see throughout the day. Great to have the tour in English and Spanish. Would recommend.

Great views, in wide variety. Both some physically intense and some relaxing moments. Great guide.

It's a very good opportunity to travel in beautiful and unique places.