Full day shore excursion: Guggenheim, Old Part, mount Artxanda
Bilbao is a modern day version of the tale about the ugly duckling that became a beautiful swan. When you now see the modern and ground breaking architecture perfectly matched with the renovated historical buildings it's hard to believe that Bilbao just some 20 years ago was a rundown industrial town.
Come along for a scenic tour around the most beautiful sights in Bilbao while you learn about the town's history and enjoy the best of the famous local gastronomy having a delicious lunch at a traditional Basque gourmet restaurant or why not some pintxos, Basque tapas, in the Old Part
A chance to experience the beautiful buildings and sights of Bilbao while learning about its history and tasting the best of the famous Basque cuisine.
Also available for larger groups, please ask for pricing!
Pick up at the cruise ship terminal/hotel and then a 20 minute ride into town in a private air conditioned car or minibus. The tour includes great photo opportunities at the majestic Guggenheim Museum and we also take the centrically located Funicular up Artxanda Hill for breath-taking views of the city before having lunch at a traditional Basque restaurant.
Afterwards we set out to explore the historic old town with its picturesque narrow alleys and Gothic buildings. This excursion includes moderate walking with some steps around the Guggenheim Museum and within the pedestrianized old town where free time for shopping is also an option before going back to your ship. A scenic boat ride along the Nervión river could also be included.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal/hotel lobby, I will be holding a sign with your name.
Please note that the port authorities are causing us independent guides a lot of troubles lately in Bilbao and do not allow us to pick up passengers at the terminal by car why I would meet you at the terminal and then walk 500 meters with you to the van.
End location: Cruise ship terminal/hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Tour conducted rain or shine.
Air conditioned car or minibus.
Private transport in air conditioned car or minibus.
All parking, petrol and toll fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - Per person, special three course meal with wine and dessert at the restaurant.
Food and drinks at the restaurant.
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What a great day and fabulous lunch! Thanks so much, Jakob and we hope to see in in San Diego!