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  • From Bilbao: Basque Country Tour

    1. From Bilbao: Basque Country Tour

    Follow the river road of Bilbao towards the coast and admire the old industrial areas that once powered Bilbao. You will visit the Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia, the oldest bridge of this type in the world, still active and considered a beloved icon by locals. Afterwards, you will see the neighborhood of Neguri and its old mansions owned by rich industrial managers before you head towards the interior of the province. Admire the traditional local houses and farm house structures, and discover the imposing old Castle of Butron. Arrive at the coastal village of Bakio, a popular summer holiday destination among Basque natives, before you follow the beautiful and wild coastal road, eventually arriving at your second stop, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. This place is said to be one of the most beautiful locations along the Basque coastline. It is a huge rock on the top the old hermitage of San J...

    This was a great tour because the destinations were remarkable and the tour guide provided so much additional insights/depth. I was disappointed that we could not walk along the stairs at Gaztelugatxe - it would have been good if the description of the tour (upon booking it) made that more clear and identified an option where that aspect was incorporated in the tour.

  • San Sebastian: Guernica, Mundaka, Urdaibai and Bermeo Tour

    2. San Sebastian: Guernica, Mundaka, Urdaibai and Bermeo Tour

    After being collected from your hotel, your tour kicks off and heads toward Gernika. Your first stop will be to the Guernica Peace Museum, where you will learn all about the tragic bombing that took place there during the Spanish civil war. Following this, you will advance towards Mundaka. Once there you will discover a quaint village on the coastline, famous for it's surfing waves that attract professional surfers from all over the world. Your final stop will be Bermeo, a traditional fishing village that showcases the Basque coastline lifestyle at it's best. Your tour will then end as you are dropped off at your hotel or other location of your convenience in San Sebastian.

  • Bilbao and Basque Country Guided 7-Day Tour from Bilbao

    3. Bilbao and Basque Country Guided 7-Day Tour from Bilbao

    Explore the Basque Country on a week-long journey to the sites of historical and cultural importance. Using Bilbao as your base, enjoy half-day and full-day excursions to surrounding cities and towns. Travel along the coast to see fishing villages, old ports, and picturesque beaches. Spend time inland visiting mountains, wineries, and remote villages. Select 3-star or 4-star accommodation and choose from various meal plans which provide either some or all of your food. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bilbao After arriving in Bilbao, transfer to your hotel. Receive your dossier with information about the Basque Country and the program. Depending upon your time of arrival, there will be free time for exploring on your own. Lodging at the hotel in Bilbao. Day 2: Urdaibai – Bermeo – Gernika - Bilbao Breakfast, Depart for the coast on a half-day excursion, head...

    This tour was hectic but fantastic, Thanks to Yon the tour guide. he mixed the serious culture with the comical to perfection.(Jon, Maite Zaitut ) Also all the drivers were very patient, and I have now got an adopted brother. On a slightly sour note I booked it on the internet that said after each days activity, B L D and because it did not give an option to include food. I took it for granted it was included. No it wasn't .My spending was seriously curtailed. Even so, I would not have missed it for anything

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What people are saying about Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Nice half day trip

Highly recommended half day trip. Started on time in a small group, guide (Stefan) was quite informative (in Spanish and English) and friendly. Stop all as described. At the bridge at the beginning a little more time would have been good to be able to cross over with the transporter ferry. Otherwise completely satisfied.

Fantastic morning around Bilbao. It is worth it and you are left wanting more. Thanks to the explanations and anecdotes of our guide (Estephan), I learned many things that I did not know.

We went for a weekend and the tour allowed us to see things that otherwise would have been very difficult without a vehicle, highly recommended

Nice trip. The guide Estevan explains everything you should know.

Great trip in general, scenic views, nice guide Stephan!