About The Basque Coast Day Tour:
Discover the natural beauty, local traditions and gastronomy of the Basque coast on this guided half-day tour. The journey begins at 08:40 from the Carlton Hotel in the centre of Bilbao. From here you'll drive along the right bank of the city estuary towards Getxo. Along the way you'll catch a glimpse of Barakaldo, Sestao and Portugalete on the left bank.
In Getxo the bus will stop by the iconic Vizcaya Bridge, known locally as the Puente Colgante, or 'hanging bridge'. For guests who're happy to pay the €8 fee there will be an opportunity to climb up to the bridge's footpath and admire the wonderful views.
Next you'll travel to Castle Butrón for a brief explore and photos outside its fairy tale walls and towers. Via the nearby town of Mungia you'll then head towards San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a quaint chapel perched atop a craggy islet just off the coast of Biscay. Games of Thrones fans will recognise Gaztelugatxe for its spectacular causeway linking the rock to the mainland. It stood in for the pathway leading up to Dragonstone Castle.
The second half of the tour features a walk around the fishing village of Bermeo, followed by a coastal drive to neighbouring Mundaka. This small town sits at the mouth of the Urdaibai estuary and is great spot to observe the fauna and flora of the sandy wetlands. Lastly, you'll take a scenic drive through the nature reserve towards Guernica to visit its Meeting House and the famous Tree of Gernika.
From here the tour returns to Bilbao, arriving back around 14:00.
- Jan 1, 2019 - Mar, 2020 | Saturdays.
- Bilingual English/Spanish Speaking Guide.
schedule Tour Times:
- Depart: 08:40 (meet for 08:30).
- Return: Approximately 14:00.
place Departure Point:
- Carlton Hotel, Bilbao (Plaza Federico Moyúa 2).
- Approx. 5 hours.
- Attraction Entry Fees.