Portugalete

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  • Bilbao: Portugalete, Getxo, & Santurtzi Panoramic Boat Tour

    1. Bilbao: Portugalete, Getxo, & Santurtzi Panoramic Boat Tour

    At the Portugalete dock, a few meters from the Hanging Bridge, board a boat designed according to traditional aesthetics. Sit comfortably inside to enjoy a drink or if you prefer, you can settle outside to enjoy the breeze of the Ria del Nervión.  During the approximately 40 minute journey, you will visit the Bahía del Abra and its three main towns of Portugalete, Getxo, and Santurtzi. This will be accompanied by an audio guide, available in Spanish, English, Basque, and French. This also includes old images of the most iconic points of these towns including the Hanging Bridge of Portugalete, the panoramic view of Getxo, and the marine life in the Port of Santurtzi. You can compare how these places have changed over the decades.  You can stop at any of the ports of these towns to freely explore the historic centers then return to board your boat when it suits you.

    Great experience , superb translation on the phone device to English, good history and interesting and beautiful . However, the location instructions should have been better with Railway and better sign posts.

  • Bilbao: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

    2. Bilbao: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

    Your boat route through the Bilbao estuary and the Bahía del Abra will start in the capital of Vizcaya, a few meters from the town hall bridge. From there, board a traditional boat with interior and exterior seats and enjoy a panoramic route along the Nervión Estuary. This trip can last up to 2 hours and 45 minutes. During it, see places like Canal Deusto, the Hanging Bridge of Portugalete, the city of Getxo or the fishing port of Santurtzi. In Bilbao, Getxo, Portugalete or Santurtzi, you can go down to the mainland to visit monuments freely and without haste with 24 hours to enjoy this pass.

    The audio guide worked well. The boat has a covered area as well as outside area. Snacks -beer-wine available. You can plan where you want to get off and explore. Nice 2-4 hour outing.

  • Bilbao: Biscay Bridge and Pintxos Private Tour

    3. Bilbao: Biscay Bridge and Pintxos Private Tour

    Discover Basque gastronomy with our guide, who will meet you at the lobby of your city center hotel, whisking you away by metro for a visit to Biscay Bridge. This impressive 125-year-old structure links Las Arenas (Getxo) and Portugalete, and was declared a heritage monument by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Designed by the architect Alberto Palacio, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, it opened in 1893. Cross the 45 meter high pedestrian walkway and return in a gondola. After scaling this breathtaking architectural wonder, return to Bilbao where you'll enjoy a pintxos tour round the old town. 6 typical pintxos and 3 drinks await you in the atmospheric bars of Bilbao.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 106 reviews

NICE WAY TO SPEND SOME TIME

I really enjoyed this trip. It was not too busy and the sun was shining and the gentleman on board was really attentive. The commentary was a bit hit and miss, but that is unavoidable when using headphones. Nobody's fault. Would really recommend this trip.

The audio guide worked well. The boat has a covered area as well as outside area. Snacks -beer-wine available. You can plan where you want to get off and explore. Nice 2-4 hour outing.

The easiest way to get to Getxo beach from Bilbao without driving your car. Outside parking rstres.

It has been a very quiet walk with a very pleasant landscape. Good explanation with audio guide.

Informative, refreshing, on time, safe, well organised, good crew!