Bilbao Old Quarter Walk

Bilbao Old Quarter Walk

4.5 hours | Bilbao | B I O - 3 8 0
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Old Quarter
Includes snack, Moderate activity

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

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Bilbao and the Old Quarter where you'll see architectural landmarks ranging from a Gothic cathedral to Frank Gehry's postmodern masterpiece. Tapas and a beverage are included on this half-day excursion.
Your excursion begins at the pier as you board the shuttle bus. After a 30 minute drive you will reach city centre, where you will enjoy 15 minutes tram ride to the Old Quarter. The tram passes by the Guggenheim Museum. The organic form gives a nod to Bilbao's heritage with its suggestion of maritime shapes, sails and fish scales.
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.

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.
The transportation into Bilbao and back to Geitxo port will be via shuttle bus.
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.

Shuttle drive from Getxo port to Bilbao Intermodal Station.

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

Tram ride from Intermodal Station (San Mames) to Arriega stop.

Transport type: Street Car
Transport Capacity: 30
Travel time: 00:45

Arrival to the Old town and guided visit past the 14th century Cathedral of Santiago and the arcaded Plaza Nueva.

Transport type: Walking
Transport Capacity: 30
Time at site: 01:10
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Pintxos tasting at Old Quarter

Transport Capacity: 30
Time at site: 00:40
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tram ride from Intermodal Station (San Mames) to Arriega stop.

Transport type: Street Car
Transport Capacity: 30
Travel time: 00:45

Short walk to the shuttle bus stop and go back to ship.

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 30
Travel time: 00:40