Highlights of this tour
- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
- The Old City
- Suspension bridge
- Artxanda Hill Viewing Point
- Gaztelugatxe Viewing Point
- The town of Bermeo
This Bilbao, Guggenheim and the Basque Coast tour includes the discovery of the spectacular Guggenheim through a guided inside visit, the ‘titanium building,’ and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. You are picked up from the cruise port or your accommodation by your private English speaking guide and private transport.
Prepare yourself before your visit to the Guggenheim by reading this thorough guide about the accessibility of the museum. Click here for more information.
Your day starts in Bilbao with a visit to the magnificent Guggenheim museum, designed by Frank Gehry, with a private guide. Following on, you walk/roll through the Old City. It lies on the right bank of the Nervión River, and the locals call it: Casco Viejo. The old and historic city center of Bilbao. The heart of the city was founded around 1300. This historic center is a maze of narrow streets, and the center of this old quarter forms the ‘Siete Calle’ or the seven streets that created the first city. The roads are called: Artecalle, Somera, Tendería, Barrencalle, Belosticalle, Carnicería Vieja, and Barrencalle Barrena. Wander around these seven streets and discover hidden squares and corners with buildings in different styles such as art nouveau, neoclassical, and baroque style. The old and lively city center is connected to the new city through five bridges.
Furthermore, this tour includes seeing the suspension bridge up close, and a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride up the Artxanda Hill for fantastic views over the city.
The next visit will be a drive to Gaztelugatxe, a little chapel dedicated to San Juan (not accessible) built on an island in the town of Bermeo, the province of Biscay. The island is linked to the mainland by an arched bridge. From here, you have spectacular views of the Cantabric Sea with the breathtaking cliffs, tunnels, and sea carved arches.
Continue along the coast to the small town of Bermeo. Bermeo is internationally known for the surfing scene and the beautiful walk paths along the beach, the city, and the nature reserve.
After Bermeo, you will continue your way back to the port or your accommodation along the scenic road.
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