City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience
Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.
It is perfectly suitable for a person in an electric wheelchair. We will make as many stops for rest as needed.
Maximum travelers: 10
Spanish (fluent), Russian (fluent), German (basic), French (basic), English (fluent)
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.
My services as your private tour guide during the visit.
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
Any food and drink during your visit.
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A small group of four mature men from Norway visited Bilbao in December. Emma gave us a very interesting tour of Bilbao and a good understandig of the history, culture and architecure of the Basque capitol.
Kjell Inge Tomren