Explore Basque Country’s ancient past and modern vibrancy on this private Bilbao city tour. Stroll through old town with your guide on a 2-hour walking tour of historic highlights including the Cathedral of Santiago and the Mercado de la Ribera. Learn about the area’s history as an important maritime port and enjoy the personalized attention of your private guide. Then, visit Bilbao’s most impressive modern masterpiece — the iconic Guggenheim Museum. Admire architect Frank Gehry’s eye-popping abstract design and browse an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art.
Private half-day tour of Bilbao's historic and modern highlights
Explore the fascinating history of Basque Country on a 2-hour walking tour of old town
Admire contemporary art at the world-famous Guggenheim Museum
See architect Frank Gehry's modern masterpiece
Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide
This tour was simply superb. The cost was more than we have ever paid for a tour, but even at the price it still represented very good value for money. We wanted a real insight into the city and the museum, and our guide was able to provide this in incredible detail - he was clearly very well connected in Bilbotarra circles, having personally met and worked with many of the architects whose work is on prominent display. We toured both the old city and the newer area before taking an alternative route on approach to the Guggenheim to see the building from a perspective that many tourists would miss. Once inside the muserum, our guide was able to turn his expertise to the art on display, providing perspective on to pick a single example Rothko's early work against his later output.
To get the most out of the tour, you'll need to be ready to be on your feet for several hours - but it is well worth it. Highly recommended.
My husband and I had a 4 hour private tour of Bilbao with Mangel, including 2 hours in the old town and two in the Guggenheim. She was fantastic, knowledgeable, patient. She loves her city and shared so much about its cultural and political context. It was a great intro to this fascinating city.
Cristian was an excellent and informative guide. He did an excellent job of showing us the oldest parts of Bilbao and then took us through a well thought out highlights tour of the Guggenheim. We never felt rushed or over programmed all questions and discussion were fair game and we thoroughly enjoyed our half day,
Walking within the city and being guided is the best way to learn about the city. Our tour guide Christian was very informative. What was good with this tour was visiting the Guggenheim museum and having a private tour guide to take you around inside. Also taking us inside without lining up.