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  1. Spain
  2. Basque Country
  3. Bilbao
  4. Sanctuary of Arantzazu

From Bilbao: Elorrio, Oñati, and Sanctuary of Arantzazu Tour

Product ID: 714
Discover the Basque Country - rural villages, palaces, historical buildings and a breathtaking landscape. Visit the oldest University of the Basque Country and see the medieval tower houses.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up will be at 09.00 in the lobby of your Bilbao hotel. If your hotel is not in the city center, your pick-up point will be Abba Parque Hotel in central Bilbao.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in the breathtaking landscape of Basque Country
  • Marvel at the oldest University of the Basque Country, the University of the Sancti Spiritu
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Arantzazu and enjoy its breathtaking surroundings
Full description
Discover the heart of the Basque Country - rural villages, palaces, historical buildings and a breathtaking landscape. Old Basque family palaces, the oldest university of the Basque Country and the Sanctuary of Arantzazu are among some of the sights that are yet to be discovered.

After being picked up at your hotel you will begin the tour along the road towards the center of the province of Biscay. You will be able to see a beautiful landscape full of mountains and the industrialized area of Durango.

Later you will arrive at the traditional village of Elorrio. With the largest collection of family crests in the Basque Country, this small village holds the real essence of rural life. You can stroll through the small streets to the traditional palaces and the magnificent church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion.

Afterwards you will head towards the village of Oinati. Here you will be able to visit the oldest University of the Basque Country, the University of the Sancti Spiritu, and see the medieval tower houses, the beautiful town hall, Fueros square and more.

You will then continue towards the Sanctuary of Arantzazu. Located on top of a nearby mountain, it is a unique building designed by famous local architects and sculptors. With breathtaking surroundings it is a place full of history. At the end of the visit you will return back to your hotel.
  • Specialized guide during the tour with all types of information on the sights.
  • Transport and assistance insurance.
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children from 2 to 12 years will have a discount of 50%. They will have to be accompanied by at least two adults
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Wonderful trip!

We were picked up at our hotel very punctually. Sebastian was a great guide, funny and well-informed. His English is very good. The scenery en route was gorgeous (road is curvy, don't overeat before getting on the bus!). Oñati has a great little place to buy local chocolate, and the sanctuary of Arantzazu is totally different from any other basilica you have seen, look it up to see photos and the work of famous Basque artists like Chillida and Basterretxea. We were a group of 10, plus two others. The minibus was very clean and comfortable.

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April 4, 2019

Extraordinary guide Stefan !

July 25, 2018


Did not see much of Elorrio or Onati.Guides english was a little difficult to follow.

October 17, 2012

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