Bermeo, Guernica & the Cantabrian Coast

5.5 hours | Bilbao | B I O - 1 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Bermeo
  • Guernica
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your excursion begins at the pier as you board your air-conditioned motorcoach and travel along the estuary, passing through Bilbao's industrial outskirts en route to Bermeo. Pass through countryside dotted with bucolic farmhouses and rolling hills. Continue along the Cantabrian Corniche with its dramatic views of rugged cliffs, isolated inlets, sea caves, and white-sand beaches. Stop at Bakio which offers a panoramic view of the Biscayan coast with its steep cliffs and stretches of white beach.

Upon arriving in Bermeo, enjoy a brief walking tour. The provincial capital until 1602, Bermeo offers many tourist sights, yet is still home to a sizeable fishing fleet that operates in the fishing grounds off the Azores and Southern Africa. Stroll along the streets of the Old Quarter, the Gothic Church of San Francisco, the 18th-century Town Hall and the neoclassical Church of Santa Maria.

Re-board your motorcoach and head on to Guernica, the City of Peace. On 26 April 1937, German aircraft leveled this ancient Basque capital. The international outrage inspired Picasso's monumental canvas, which today hangs in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. View the petrified trunk of the oak tree that survived the air raid. Visit the Park of Europe's peace memorials and photo stop at Casa de Juntas, home to the Basque parliament since 1979.

Special Notes:

Many shops in Bermeo are closed on Sundays and during lunch.

A few steps and inclines are to be negotiated at Bermeo and Guernica. From the coach drop-off/pick-up point in Gernika to the Casa de Juntas and Park of Europe there is a 10-15 minute walk.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Tour order may vary between groups but covering all mentioned sites.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the ship for a photo stop of Catabrian coastline

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Continue on to Bermeo Town

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Bermeo guided walking tour

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
45
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer to Gernika

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Genika Town

Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:45