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From Bilbao: Mountains and Sea Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 64406
See the historical monuments of Vitoria-Gasteiz and discover the surprising corners of the Basque Country, including the old salt flats of Salinas de Añana.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the most important sights of the capital of the Basque Country
  • Discover the archeology and biodiversity of the Salinas de Añana salt flats
  • Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant in the medieval village of Balmaseda
Full description
Depart Bilbao and head for Vitoria-Gasteiz to explore the capital city of the Basque Country. Take a guided walking tour through the center to see the cathedral, parliament and historical monuments of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.

Discover a medieval quarter in Plaza del Machete and admire the Church of San Miguel. Go to the Salinas de Añana salt flats and learn the history of the landscape. Continue to Orduña village and enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant in the medieval village of Balmaseda.

Venture through the Ayala Valley and the mining area of ​​Bizkaia (Biscay) to reach the coast at Santurtzi and Portugalete, where you will cross the Vizcaya Bridge to Getxo.
Includes
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing in Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Guided tour of the Salinas de Añana salt flats
  • Lunch with drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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A nice visit to Basque towns

We had a great time during this tour. We got to see some of the Northern Spain landscape. The guide (Estephan) was very good and knowledgeable. Everything was on time. I wish we could stay more time in the small towns. The salt valley is nice but I think the tour (one hour) is too long.

October 12, 2019

Great way to see the Basque region

This tour packs a lot in, and the in between coach travel bits are just as interesting. Our guide was excellent , dealing proficiently with a dual Spanish and English understanding audience. Pick up was as notified - all comms in advance were clear and in good time. The coach was modern and we felt safe on the many winding mountain roads. To pack in everything was a feat in itself - Vitoria quick tour, Salt springs tour, Quick Ordana stop, lunch in a beautiful converted nunnery, and crossing the Vizcaya Transporter bridge. Highly recommended

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April 27, 2019

It was OK but nothing extraordinary The guide was rather difficult to

October 5, 2019

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