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.
- Jan 1, 2019 - Mar, 2020 | Thursdays.
- Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 25, 2021 | Thursdays.
- 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).
- Approx. 5 hours.
- Attraction Entry Fees.