BILBAO CITY BREAK

DESCRIPTION
Bilbao is not only the Guggenheim Museum; it has so much more to offer to its visitors. Albeit it’s industrial past, the city is today a modern and cosmopolitan center that has managed to reinvent itself.

On this two-day package tour of Bilbao and its surroundings, we will discover Bilbao and taste the best pintxos of the city, or if you prefer, become a Basque chef of, allegedly, the best cuisine in the world by taking a traditional Basque cooking class. We will also cross over the famous Transporter Bridge of Biscay, visit a Txakoli winery on the coast, and for those with a little strength still left in them, climb the 241 steps to the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (an impressive coastal site used in the filming of “Game of Thrones Season 7”).

DAY 1
– Visit the famous Transporter Bridge of Portugalete (Vizcaya Bridge), one of the most important constructions of the Industrial Revolution and declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
– Discover Bilbao on foot and enjoy the best Pintxos (Basque tapas) of Bilbao’s Old Quarter OR, if preferred, become a Basque chef by taking a traditional Basque cooking class.

DAY 2
– Head to the coast to visit a famous Txakoli winery of the Province of Biscay, and learn about the elaboration process of our zesty Txakoli white wine and enjoy some tastings.
– Head towards the islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe to climb the 241 steps to the hermitage devoted to John The Baptist.

WHEN
All yearlong (please consult availability and tour options)

DURATION
2 days (1 night)

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Local bilingual guide
Visit to the Transporter Bridge (Vizcaya Bridge) in Portugalete
Guided tour of Bilbao
Pintxos (OR) Basque cooking class
Guided visit to a Txakoli Winery + tastings
Visit to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
All transportation in private vehicle

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