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Bilbao Tour for Cruise Ship Guests

Bilbao Cruise Excursions

When docking in the port of Bilbao in Getxo on your European cruise we know your time is valuable as you may only have a half-day to see the city. For our cruise ship guests we know that your time in the Basque Country may be limited and you desire to see Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum, Getxo and the surrounding area! Thus, we design tours and shore excursions that show you the best of the region in a way that maximizes your time ashore! We can take you on private guided tour that highlights the best of Bilbao and the beautiful coastline of the Basque Country. However, if you have a specific interest we can absolutely accommodate your wishes while considering time constraints.

What to do in Bilbao from cruise ship?

Private Group & Customized

Pick-up at Port of Bilbao in a luxury and spacious Mercedes-Benz van or Audi sedan depending on your group size. We will then make the short drive to the scenic old port city of Algorta where we take you on a guided walking tour through the centuries old fishing village.

The Bizkaia Bridge: A Technological Marvel

On our second stop we will make another short drive over to the Puente Colgante Hanging Bridge in the city of Getxo, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. This is one of the most famous sites in the Basque Country!

Bilbao Cruise Port to Guggenheim

Bilbao is our next stop on the tour. We will take you on a guided walking tour of the city which includes stops at the famed Guggenheim Museum (entrance tickets not included), the old quarter of Bilbao, and numerous medieval churches, and other notable sights… Take a trip back in time as we walk through Bilbao’s scenic Casco Viejo or Old Part, which highlights the 700 year old buildings and architecture that make this area so unique. Points of interest on our Bilbao guided tour include century old Cathedrals, City Hall, local Basque food markets, and other interesting anecdotes associated with the history of the city. In Bilbao you will have the opportunity to taste the delicious Basque pintxos (tapas) at the numerous bars that line the streets. We will stop for at a local bar for 2 pintxos (tapas) and 1 drink (included)

Spectacular Views from Mt. Artxanda

We finish this private Basque tour with a short drive to the peak of Mt. Artxanda, which offers absolutely stunning views of the entire city.

Does this look like fun? Book today!
  • Private tour
  • 2 pintxos (tapas) and 1 drink at a local bar
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and all transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not included
  • Other food and drinks
  • We can add a food and wine component to this tour for a surcharge
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
  • 450€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 525€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
  • Start time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/port of Bilbao
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

Frecuently Also Asked...

If you enjoy a cruise in the Basque Country, these are some of the plans that you can write down in your route agenda:

  • Explore Basque culture: Visit the iconic Guggenheim Museum, a spectacular building that houses an impressive collection of contemporary art. You can also explore the Casco Viejo, with its historical architecture, the Cathedral of Santiago and the Plaza Nueva.
  • Walk along the Ría de Bilbao: Enjoy a quiet walk along the Ría de Bilbao, where you can admire the modern architecture and emblematic bridges, such as the Zubizuri Bridge. You can also take a boat trip along the estuary to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

  • Visit the Vizcaya Hanging Bridge: Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this impressive suspension bridge joins the banks of the Nervión River. You can cross it in the gondola to enjoy panoramic views and explore the surrounding area.

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