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  • Location:Bilbao, Spain
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Explore the Basque Coast

Follow the river road of Bilbao towards the coast and admire the old industrial areas that once powered Bilbao. You will visit the Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia, the oldest bridge of this type in the world, still active and a very much loved icon for the locals.


  • Visit the Basque Coast and discover its beautiful sights
  • Cross the impressive Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia
  • Visit the Castle of Butron
  • Stop at Mundaka, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Enjoy transportation by car or mini-van
  • Knowledgeable, local guide

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Explore the Basque Coast

Explore the Basque Coast

Afterwards you will see the neighborhood of Neguri with old mansions owned by rich industrial managers, before you head towards the interior of the province. You will be able to admire the typical local houses and farm house structures, and discover the imposing old Castle of Butron.

Arrive at the coastal village of Bakio, very much liked by Basque locals as a summer holiday destination, before you follow the beautiful and wild coastal road, eventually arriving at your second stop, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. This place is said to be one of the most beautiful locations along the Basque Coastline. It is a huge rock that holds on the top the old hermit of San Juan, and it is connected with a long stone-stair passage to the mainland.

Next you will continue to the fishing town of Bermeo. Here you will stop to visit the narrow streets, the Juradera Church, the Ercilla Tower, the old port and the Town Hall among other sites. There will be free time for lunch and the guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants.

Later you will stop at Mundaka, a beautiful site with magnificent views of the Urdaibai Biosphere, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Afterwards, you will arrive at the village of Gernika to visit the Casa de Juntas or old Law House and the Basque Sacred Tree.

Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 2:00pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wife and I went on this tour with our 21 year old son - the three of us had a very nice day in this small group tour. Pedro was an excellent driver and guide - very friendly and knowledgeable about everything that we saw and experienced. Much appreciated.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

An interesting and informative guide who took us through a most magnificent area of Northern Spain. Gary was truly a delight. Money very well spent. The photography of the areas is well worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great fun and extremely informative. We were lucky enough to get Garai as our guide on both the tours we took and he was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The trip was varied and interesting. Garay, the guide, was friendly and very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our guide, Garai, is superb! He is a native of the Basque region, has a university degree in tourism, and has traveled extensively worldwide -- so he is a highly competent and informative professional. Garai gave us a wealth of information about every place we visited, as well as answering all our many questions about life in the Bilbao area. IN the future we would book tours just to have him as a guide again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

A very nice and interesting morning tour which will take you through the beautiful villages and landscapes of Vizcaya and Bilbao with a really friendly tour guide; do not expect to stop and stay long in certain places, this is more a photo and go sort of trip apart from Gernika where you get to visit and learn the history of the place. In all, a very good experience worth the money it costs. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Hermosas playas y encantadores pueblitos. Nuestro guia perfecto.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

This tour showed us the overall Basque coast and the history of the people. The tour guide Pedro was very informative and made the tour interesting. The driver of the van was very good also, however the company should maintain the vehicle better. Something was wrong with the van and we had to pull over.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

A great way to view the Basque Coast and have a winding drive through the mountains. Saw many little towns and fishing villages as well as visiting Gernika and seeing the assembly house there and the Picasso depiction of the bombing. Had a Pintxos stop as well. Our guide Gary was very knowledgable about the area and history and was very friendly.


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Interesting trip with Garai, a very enthousiastic guide.

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