1. Spain
  2. Basque Country
  3. Bilbao
  4. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Bilbao: Small-Group Gaztelugatxe, Gernika, and Bermeo Tour

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Visit two of the Biscay Coast's most emblematic towns: Bermeo and Gernika. Discover San Juan de Gaztelugate and its quaint hermitage by climbing up the 241 stairs, before touring Gernika, including the Peace Museum.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Explore several highlights of Basque in just one day
  • Travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Explore the Gernia Peace Museum
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The estuary of the Urdaibai River has many attractions that can be enjoyed in a short trip from Bilbao. The hermitage of Gaztelugatxe, which was the set for Dragonstone in the Game of Thrones series, is a good starting point. Whilst there, enjoy the sea views in contrast to the towering nearby mountain.

Take your time and climb up the 241 stairs which take you to the top of Gaztelugatxe, where you can ring the bell three times according to tradition. Following that, the coastal town of Bermeo allows you to see firsthand how old fishing traditions are still maintained in the present day.

You then travel from Bermeo to reach Gernika, where rural and agricultural traditions are mixed with their varied histories. Gernika is an important reference town in Basque history, being home to the ancient tree where the medieval kings of Spain swore to respect local laws. It is also where the German bombing took place during the Spanish Civil War, destoying much of the city.

Finally, visit the Peace Museum in Gernika to receive a deep knowledge of Basque history. Lunch is included throughout your day, and at the conclusion of your experience your driver returns you back to Bilbao.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Gaztelugatxe and the Gernika Peace Museum
  • Lunch

From £189.36 per person

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