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.
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.
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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.
Look at Bilbao from a different point of view. Hop on a double-decker bus and discover the highlights of the city.
The precise origins of Bilbao have not been determined. However, a settlement had already been established and had significantly developed on both banks of the "ria del Nervion" before it officially became a villa.
It was Don Diego Lopez de Haro V, lord of Vizcaya, who gave the city his title in the year 1300, due to its great importance as a commercial and maritime center at the time.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Bilbao was the great economic icon of the Basque Country and amongst the most important cities in the State. The city is now undergoing a new physical transformation, becoming more and more appealing to visitors.
Highlights and stops:
The Guggenheim Museum
Euskalduna Palace, a conference and music center
The plaza Ensanche
Jardines de albia and San Vicente Church,
Abando area and the commercial center Zubiarte
The church of the Sagrado Corazon
Bizkaia square, the commercial area
Bellas artes museum
Dona Casilda Park
Sagrado Corazon square
The University of Deusto
Discover the most inner areas of the Basque Country - rural villages, palaces, historical buildings and a breathtaking landscape. The essence of the unique land with old Basque family palaces, the oldest university of the Basque Country, the Sanctuary of Arantzazu, are among some of the locations that are yet to be discovered.
You will be collected from your hotel and start to follow the road towards the inner areas of the province of Biscay. You will be able to see a beautiful landscape full of mountains and the industrialized area of Durango.
Later you will arrive at the traditional village of Elorrio, with the largest amount of family shields in the Basque Country, this small village holds the real essence of the rural live. You can walk in the small streets, the traditional palaces and the magnificent church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion.
Afterwards you will head towards the village of Oinati. Here you will be able to visit the oldest University of the Basque Country, the university of the Sancti Spiritu, and see the medieval tower houses, the beautiful town hall, the streets, Fueros square and more.
Continue towards the Sanctuary of Arantzazu. Located on the top of a nearby mountain, it is a unique building designed by local famous architects and sculptors, with breathtaking surroundings it is a location full of history. At the end of the visit you will return back to your hotel.
See Bilbao and the Basque Country from the air on a Scenic Flight of Bilbao and The Basque Coast. With a professional flight team you will be able to enjoy the views of the Guggenheim museum, the old quarter and modern areas of the city of Bilbao, as well as the beautiful coastline of the Basque Country.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred privately to the old airport Terminal of Bilbao in Sondika. You will be there 45 minutes prior to take off to receive a briefing of the aircraft and the technical data.
Your aircraft will be a modern light aircraft, and with permission from the control tower, you will take off and begin your scenic flight at a height of 300 meters.
Admire from high above the great city of Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum, the river of Bilbao, the old and modern areas of the city, the surrounding valleys, mountains and wild coastline of the Basque Country with the typical fishermen villages and all of the natural areas that form this unique region.
Explore the Basque coastline onboard a modern sailing boat and be involved as much or as little as you like in the onboard duties as you admire the scenery of Spain's Basque coastline. Sail by areas like Aizkorri, Barinatxe, Sopelana, Menacoz, Plentzia Gorliz, Arminza, Matxitxako, Bakio and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe with the rock of Aketxe.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred privately to the Getxo pier near Bilbao where you will embark on a sailing boat.
The captain will present himself and give you a briefing of technical data and the necessary safety information for the excursion. If you would like to be involved or want to learn more about becoming a sailor, the captain will give you different duties to be in charge of.
You will head out to sea and follow the wild Basque coastline towards the most beautiful spots of natural beauty like Aizkorri, Barinatxe, Sopelana, Menacoz, Plentzia Gorliz, Arminza, Matxitxako, Bakio and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe with the rock of Aketxe.