Journey to the famous 'rock castle' off the coast of Biscay on this half-day tour from Bilbao. Travel with a local English speaking guide.

• Tour departs Carlton Hotel (Federico Moyúa Plaza, 2).

• Walk the stone causeway featured in Game of Thrones.

• Enjoy a walking tour in the fishing village of Bermeo.

• Stop to see the Assembly House of Gernika.


About The San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Half-Day Tour:

Travel directly to the Basque Country's famous 'rock castle', San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, best known in modern times as the exterior filming location of Dragonstone Castle in HBO's Game of Thrones. This small yet breathtakingly scenic islet is located just off the coast of Biscay around 35 kilometres from Bilbao.

After departing the Carlton Hotel at 08:20 you'll be driven to the Mirador De San Juan, a scenic viewpoint atop a rocky promontory. From here it's easy to access the causeway linking the mainland to the islet. With 2 hours to spare you'll have plenty of time to make the crossing and visit the hermitage perched above the sea. Don't forget to touch chapel bell three times and make a wish!

After spending time at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe the tour moves on to the fishing village of Bermeo, where you'll enjoy a walking tour of the local sights. Finally, it's onto Guernica to see the Meeting House and the famous Tree of Gernika. From here you'll be returned to Bilbao for around 14:30.

today Season:

  • Jan 1, 2019 - Mar, 2020 | Thursdays.
  • Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 25, 2021 | Thursdays.

headset Commentary:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish Speaking Guide.

schedule Tour Times:

  • Depart: 08:20 (meet for 08:10).
  • Return: Approximately 14:30.

place Departure Point:

  • Carlton Hotel, Bilbao (Plaza Federico Moyúa 2).

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Approx. 5 hours.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Lunch.
  • Attraction Entry Fees.

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Due to passenger number requirements, tours are subject to confirmation upon booking. If you would like to confirm a departure beforehand please message ( All tours require a minimum of 2 participants.

Once you have completed your booking you will receive a tour pass immediately via email. Please print or present this on a mobile device to a member of staff at the Carlton Hotel (Plaza Federico Moyúa, 2). Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the indicated tour departure time.

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• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

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