The Best of Basque

Bizkaia Coast, Countryside and Gernika Tour

Tour Description

We will take you directly north along the beautiful tree-lined roads towards the rugged, green coast and countryside of the Basque Country. This tour is the best for nature and history lovers, and is also one of our top tours!



Our first stop on this private tour will be in the historic town of Gernika. This city holds immense political importance for the Basque people. Local politicians have made important national decisions here for nearly 1000 years.The city has historical significance as the sight of a horrific aerial bombing in 1937. This day in history was the inspiration for Pablo Picasso’s famous Guernica painting that portrays this infamous day. Additionally, we will also visit the Tree of Gernika, where the Basque democracy originates and still has tremendous importance to this day. The provincial government of Bizkaia has their parliament building here as well.


Our next stop is the quaint village of Mundaka right at the mouth the scenic Oka River overlooking Bay of Biscay. From Mundaka, you will be afforded amazing views of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This estuary is one of the most naturally beautiful sites in the entire Basque Country. The small fishing port is also home to a world-class surf break known the world over amongst surfers.


Bermeo, with its beautiful multi-colored buildings, is just a short drive west of Mundaka. The old town is lined with centuries old multi-colored houses that make for a unique photo opportunity. This town also has an active fishing fleet, and was once an important whaling port for the Basques.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Our next stop on the Basque coast is at the 10th-century hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, which is an incredible feat of structural engineering. This small church sits at the pinnacle of a small island connected to the coast only via a small stone bridge. Gaztelugatze was also predominately featured in season 7 of the acclaimed television show Game of Thrones. There are many sites in Basque Country where the series was filmed. We will also stop in the nearby town of Bakio for nice local lunch or pintxos if you prefer. On the way back to your hotel we will take you along the scenic route through the Basque mountains and small towns that dot the countryside.

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  • Private tour
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and alll transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
  • 425€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 450€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
  • Start time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/port of Bilbao
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

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