1. Spain
  2. Basque Country
  3. Bilbao
  4. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

From Bilbao: Basque Country Tour

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This half-day tour takes place each Saturday and gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning Basque coastline from Bilbao.
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

In the lobby of your Bilbao hotel.

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  • Admire the Vizcaya Bridge and take some photos
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from the viewpoint
  • Know more about the history of the Basque people by the Gernika Assembly house and tree
  • Bilbao

  • 20 minutes

  • Photo stop

  • 50 minutes

  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (view)

  • 25 minutes

  • Bermeo (guided tour)

  • 25 minutes

  • Gernika (guided tour)

  • 35 minutes

  • Bilbao

2.5 hours

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Follow the river road of Bilbao towards the coast and admire the old industrial areas that once powered Bilbao. You will visit the Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia, the oldest bridge of this type in the world, still active and considered a beloved icon by locals.

Afterwards, you will see the neighborhood of Neguri and its old mansions owned by rich industrial managers before you head towards the interior of the province. Admire the traditional local houses and farm house structures, and discover the imposing old Castle of Butron.

Arrive at the coastal village of Bakio, a popular summer holiday destination among Basque natives, before you follow the beautiful and wild coastal road, eventually arriving at your second stop, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. This place is said to be one of the most beautiful locations along the Basque coastline. It is a huge rock on the top the old hermitage of San Juan, and it is connected to the mainland by means of a long stone stairway.

Next, you will continue to the fishing town of Bermeo. Here, you will stop to visit the narrow streets, the Juradera Church, the Ercilla Tower, the old port, and the Town Hall, among other sites. There will be free time for lunch, and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants.

Later, you will stop at Mundaka, a beautiful site with magnificent views of the Urdaibai Biosphere, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Afterwards, you will arrive at the village of Gernika to visit the Basque Sacred Tree and Casa de Juntas, or old Law House.

Finally, you will return to Bilbao around 14:00.
  • Specialized guide during the tour with all types of explanations about the places
  • Transport
  • Assistance Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
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• Children from 2 to 12 years will have a discount of 50%; they must be accompanied at least by 2 adults

From US$ 72.69 per person

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