Bilbao Old Quarter Walk

4 hours | Bilbao | B I O - 3 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Old Quarter
Includes snack, 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, the Arenal Bridge and the Museum of Fine Arts.

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. Stop at Frank Gehry's renowned Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for a look at the unique and stunning architecture.

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. You'll stop at St. Nicolas Church for a photo opportunity followed by tapas accompanied by wine, beer, mineral water or soft drinks at Plaza Nueva Square. Then, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter or use the time to go shopping. Many of the streets are pedestrian-only. Stroll past the 14th-century Gothic cathedral, a stop for pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela, the Arriaga Theater, the Plaza Nueva and the Bilbao Ria, which separates the old and the new city. The new district is home to chic boutiques, perfume stores, cafes and restaurants.

Return to the pier.

Special Notes:

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

This tour involves approximately 2 hours' walking and standing. 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 to Bilbao

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:30

Guided walking tour of the old town

Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Pintxos tasting at Old Quarter

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Guggenheim Museum for a photo stop

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:30

Photo Stop at the Guggenheim

Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:30