Plaza Nueva, Bilbao
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Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

1. Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

Over 500 years of history will be explored on this walking tour. From the Cathedral of Santiago, Plaza Nueva, the Church of St. Anton and the ruins on which it stands, to the Mercado de la Ribera. This is where the town was born, this is where the port was, and from where the city opened to the world - serving as a bridge between northern Europe and the Hispanic kingdoms. You'll be guided by your professional tour guide in a small group. Learn the history that took place in the streets that Miguel de Unamuno once walked through. Your guide will also take you on a traditional “txikiteo” or “poteo” (bar crawl) to the area's most iconic bars.

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Bilbao: Cable Car Ride and Pintxos Tour

2. Bilbao: Cable Car Ride and Pintxos Tour

Explore Bilbao on this private half-day tour of the city. Begin by riding the Artxanda Funicular Railway, a cable that leaves every 15 minutes and travels up 770 meters in three minutes. At the top, take in beautiful panoramic views of Bilbao. After enjoying the unique view, return to the city center and begin the pintxos part of the tour. Start at the Arriaga Theater, an icon of times gone by. Discover highlights of the area while sampling pintxos, the soul of Basque cuisine. Continue to stroll through “Casco Viejo” (or Old Town), which is fondly known by its "Seven Streets." Pass by Santiago Cathedral and Plaza Mayor, the former site of the city council, and finish off the day by eating and drinking like a local.

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Bilbao: Private Vintage Beetle Car Tour with Pintxo and Wine

3. Bilbao: Private Vintage Beetle Car Tour with Pintxo and Wine

Explore the city of Bilbao in a fun and different way on a 2-hour tour in a classic Volkswagen Beetle. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide, and enjoy included pintxos (Basque tapas), wine tasting, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Bilbao. Then, drive first to the iconic Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Appreciate the range of architecture showcasing both old and modern buildings, such as the Iberdrola Tower, the symbol of modernity in the new Bilbao. A few minutes later, stop to take some photos of the San Mamés Stadium, known as “La Catedral” by fans of the local Athletic Bilbao football team. Continue through the beautiful Azkuna Zentro building, an old wine warehouse that has been converted into a cultural center. Next, cross through the city center to reach the Old Town. Enjoy a 30-minute stop to taste a Rioja wine and a pintxo in a typical bar in the area. Finally, pass by the University of Deusto before being dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Plaza Nueva, Bilbao

We were alone as a couple with the guide, so very cozy and interesting. The guide was also very attentive and helpful when I lost my wallet. Javier is truly a fantastic man and very committed to his audience. Great experience, thank you very much!!!

Javier did an excellent job. Good command of English, friendly, very enthusiastic about his city. Only two people - my wife and myself - on the walking tour of the Old Quarter.

Javier was very nice and very knowledgeable about Bilbao. In fact, he grew up there and his family has lived there for many generations.