Bilbao Highlights & the Guggenheim Museum

5 hours | Bilbao | B I O - 2 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Old Quarter
Moderate 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 drive along the estuary, passing through Bilbao's industrial outskirts en route to the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art. Travel down the Gran Via, which reflects Bilbao's 19th-century mining and industrial prosperity, to the heart of the city, passing the Arriaga Theater and the Arenal Bridge.

Approaching in the distance, you can't miss this brilliant, curvaceous masterpiece of flowing titanium and limestone. The organic form gives a nod to Bilbao's heritage with its suggestion of maritime shapes, sails, and fish scales. Explore the Guggenheim's changing exhibits of modern art from its vast collection. Afterwards, you'll have time to visit the gift shop for souvenirs of this amazing museum before re-boarding your motorcoach.

Located on the right bank of the Nervion is Bilbao's Casco Viejo or the Old Quarter. This area was restored after a devastating flood in 1983. Enjoy a brief guided tour of the area. The district is home to chic boutiques, perfume stores, cafes and restaurants. Since many of the streets are pedestrian-only, you can easily explore on foot. Stroll past the 14th-century Gothic cathedral, the Arriaga Theater, the Plaza Nueva and the Bilbao Ria, which separates the old and the new city. You'll have free time to leisurely explore the quarters before returning back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Due to current health restrictions the visit inside the Guggenheim Museum will be unguided. To enhance your experience, you may download the Audio Guide App on your mobile device at the Museum via its wi-fi network. Bring your own headset or headphones.

Due to increased security, bags cannot be taken into the Guggenheim Museum and must be checked at the entrance. Photography or video filming is not permitted inside the Guggenheim Museum.

The Guggenheim Museum is generally open on Mondays July thru August. When the museum is closed on Monday, there will be a special opening arranged for guests on this Princess tour.

Exhibits within the Guggenheim are subject to change; therefore we are unable to guarantee exactly which collections will be on display.

Most stores in the Old Quarter are closed on Sundays and during lunch.

Tour may operate in reverse order, i.e. first Old Quarter and afterwards Guggenheim Museum.

This tour involves approximately 2½ hours' walking and standing. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to Guggenheim Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Audio Guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
550
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Free time for shopping in the Guggenheim Museum

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Transfer to the Old Town

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Guided walking tour in the old town

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in the old town

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No