Easy Bilbao

2.75 hours | Bilbao | B I O - 1 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Description

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

What you will visit:
Bilbao, Spain
Modern, bright Bilbao perfectly combines the past, present and future. Founded in the 14th century, today it is a study in contrasts, blending contemporary architecture with timeless, pastel, river-bank buildings of the past. Surrounded by emerald mountains, the city's skyline is dominated by the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, but a quick turn of the head also finds the Gothic cathedral that has existed since the city's founding, seamlessly juxtaposing the city's celebration of both old and new.

What you will see along the way:
Gaze upon the beauty of Bilbao, a city renowned for its art, history and dramatic architecture. From the modern wonder of the Guggenheim Museum to the charming Old Quarter, there is much to see from your motorcoach's wide windows. From the pier, drive along the estuary and through the industrial section of Bilbao for an opportunity to take in panoramic vistas from the top of Mount Artxanda. Continue through the city's main avenue, Gran Via, lined with luxury boutiques. A show-stopping attraction is the
Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art, a masterpiece by famed architect Frank O. Gehry,
Next you will drive to "Casco Viejo," the Old Quarter. Nestled on the bank of the Nervion River, it is home to such historic sites as the Gothic cathedral, Plaza Nueva, Arriaga Theater and the Bilbao Ria, a graceful river that ribbons its way through the old and new sections of the city.

Photo Opportunity:
Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art
This architectural masterpiece of titanium and limestone reflects Bilbao's heritage with its suggestion of maritime shapes and sails. The building is covered with over 35,000 titanium tiles and pieces of glass strategically placed to catch the natural light. In front of the museum, a colorful installation by artist Jeff Koons entitled "Puppy" is made up of more than 60,000 living flowers.

Special Notes:

This tour involves minimal walking at guests' discretion during the 2 optional photo-stops at Artxanda Viewpoint and Guggenheim Museum.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board your motorcoach and head into Bilbao

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30

Stop at Mount Artxanda for short explanation and photo

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Panoramik of Bilbao with photostop at Guggenheim

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30