The Old and the New Bilbao with a private guide
Welcome to Bilbao! It is the biggest and the most cosmopolitan city in Basque Country. Life here feels the other way , Bilbao style!
The city of Bilbao has an intense history: born as a merchant village, it grew up to be an industrial super city. Although that didn't last forever, and now Bilbao is a new place: a dynamic business city with a lot of life!
The streets of this amazing city tell their story: how the District of the 7 Streets struggled through the centuries and became what it is today. The history lives in stone: ultra-modern buildings like Guggenheim Museum and Isozaki Towers are good neighbours of XVIII -XIXth century houses.
Bilbao reflects vividly in the character of its inhabitants: arrogant and extremely proud of their place. All the jokes about the supremacy of Bilbao's people over everybody else have some point of truth…
You will see:
- Guggenheim Museum
- Spider "Maman"
- Sculpture Puppy
- Glass Bridge
- The 7 Streets District
- Lopez de Haro avenue
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of Guggenheim Museum, near the Puppy. I can pick you up from your hotel in the center of Bilbao.
End location: Near Guggenheim Museum. If you prefer, any other place is possible, e.g. shopping mall or other museum.
Duration: 3 hours
The duration may vary from 3:00h up to 03:30h.
It's a walking tour. We will walk about 5 km, all flat.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - This amount will be enough to have a drink and a piece of local finger food and to buy a small souvenir.
If you want to go to:
- Guggenheim Museum - 15 Euros
- Fine Art Museum - 15 Euros
- Basque History Museum - 5 Euros
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We are most appreciative to Emma and husband for a wonderful tour of Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum and for their timely drop-off at the airport so that we can be on time to catch our flight to Santiago de Compostela. Emma is very knowledgeable of the history, the landscape and the uniqueness of the city. Their professionalism and pleasant attitude made our stay very pleasant. I highly recommend Emma to anyone looking for a professional and well-versed tour guide.
Glenn E. Hamilton