BILBAO & GERNIKA TOUR
On this full-day tour, we will visit the town of Gernika, the cradle of Basque identity, and the cosmopolitan city of Bilbao. We will begin the day by heading towards Gernika, best known outside of the Basque region as the place where one of the first aerial bombings by Nazi Germany took place in 1937, it was the inspiration for Pablo Picasso’s painting titled “Guernica”. Here, we will visit the General Assemblies of Biscay to discover the Tree of Gernika (Gernikako Arbola in Basque), an oak tree that symbolizes the culture and history of the Basque peoples.
After exploring Gernika, we will head towards Bilbao to discover the city on foot. Following the path along the Nervion River to Bilbao’s renowned Old Quarter, we will witness the urban transformation and regeneration of the city brought about by the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997 by the world-renowned Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry. In Bilbao’s Old Quarter, we will stroll through its “seven streets” and visit the most iconic places of the capital of the province of Bizkaia.
8 hours, approximately
Local bilingual guide
Visit to Gernika
Visit to the General Assemblies of Biscay
Guided walking tour of Bilbao
Private round-trip transportation from and to your accommodation
Tour departs from San Sebastian
Starts and finishes at your accommodation