Bilbao City Center

Bilbao City Tour, Bilbao


Explore Bilbao with a little help from a knowledgeable and passionate local. You'll walk along the beautiful Nervión River toward the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. As you stroll, your guide will detail the history of the Basque culture and language and explain the incredible transformation of the city of Bilbao.

Another highlight of the tour is Ribera Market (the largest covered market in Europe), where fresh produce, fish, and meats originate from the sea and local countryside. Enjoy this cultural immersion of the city and taste a few delicacies.

Next, walk through Bilbao's scenic Casco Viejo (Old Town), which features 700-year-old buildings and architecture that make this area so unique. Other stops along the way include Bilbao's many Cathedrals, City Hall, local Basque food markets, Iberian ham shops, designer boutiques, and more. 

You'll finish the tour with a quick drive to the top of Mt. Artxanda, which offers stunning views of the entire city.

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Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Again our guide Irene was outstanding and we enjoyed every minute we spent with her in Bilbao. She went out of her way to be helpful to us-- even checking on how we could get to San Sebastien the next day. Which we did with great success!

Rockledge, FL | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Zorione was a wonderful guide. She shared with us the Basque culture past and present. Read more

Zorione was a wonderful guide. She shared with us the Basque culture past and present.

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