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Bilbao Old Town Free Tour

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  • Bilbao
  • Available in German, English, Spanish, Euskara, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES WITH GREAT GUIDING EXPERIENCE IN BILBAO. Bilbao Free Tour Experience is the result of a collaboration between a team of professional tour guides whose area of competence is not limited only to Bilbao but to the entire Euskadi-Basque Country. Upon graduation in Tourism, Art History and other higher university degrees, since 2002 we are dedicat... More

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES WITH GREAT GUIDING EXPERIENCE IN BILBAO. Bilbao Free Tour Experience is the result of a collaboration between a team of professional tour guides whose area of competence is not limited only to Bilbao but to the entire Euskadi-Basque Country. Upon graduation in Tourism, Art History and other higher university degrees, since 2002 we are dedicated to the outreach and dissemination of the artistic, cultural and natural heritage of the entire Basque autonomous community, as well as of its most important private and public museums. Our team has an extensive experience in the field of tourism, we have received tourists and travelers from more than 80 countries with tours available in 5 languages. We believe that a renewed tourism is possible and this is why we propose a range of initiatives in order to take care of the city and the environment. We also encourage the interaction between commerce and local culture with a more sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism. We are happy to guide you, to provide some advices and share with you our experience and our knowledge. We want to bring you closer to our city and help you get to know the most interasting places, explore them in details with respect to the environment so that you will discover the rich heritage and history of its streets, squares and spots.

About the Tour

TOUR OF THE OLD TOWN AND HISTORICAL BILBAO SURROUNDINGS. FROM ITS ORIGINS TO THE MODERN AGE.

Brief description of the tour:

For more than 500 years, Bilbao was limited to the area that today we call Casco Viejo - Zazpikaleak (7 streets). It is fundamentally in that reduced space on the right bank of the estuary where the town thrives until the definitive leap to the left bank in the second half of the 19th century.

We will tell you its history, its urban development, we will interpret its architecture for you and we will get closer to the life of some of the historical figures that inhabited its streets.

A 2-hour tour, without haste, without point-to-point races, so that you can enjoy the stories we tell you, but also the walk through the historic center.

 GUIDANCE ITINERARY:

 San Nicolás (Arenal)
 New Square
 Unamuno Square
 Zamudio Portal
 Seven streets
 riverbank
 Consulate Square
 Bridge and Church of San Antón
 Marzana Pier
 La Ribera walkway
 Seven streets
 Yohn Palace Cathedral (Calle Santa María)
 Fountain and Dog Street
 Bidebarrieta
 Arriaga (Arenal Square)


PRACTICAL INFORMATION -Groups of max. 10 pax. (9 pax + guide)

-We do not use amplifiers. We have nothing against it, we know its usefulness, but the Old Quarter of Bilbao is not only a commercial and tourist area, it is also a residential area. So we do not contribute to noise pollution and we respect the rest of the neighbors.
-If you have a reusable bottle, we recommend that you take it with you. This way you will avoid the generation of waste from plastic bottles. In Bilbao there are more than 300 public fountains with high quality drinking water that deserves to be appreciated.

MEASURES FOR COVID-19 Important information. We are taking safety and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities in all the Guruwalks:
- Limited number of visitors
- Safety distance between visitors
- Obligatory own mask

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Next to the entrance of the Church of San Nicolás (Arenal) you will see the blue umbrella

Tour Schedule

  • Wed, 27 Jan
    10:00
  • Wed, 27 Jan
    16:00
  • Fri, 29 Jan
    10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (218)

Chaewon about 16 hours

It was really interesting! I was the only one in the tour, and Unai really explained through about the history and the stories about the place. I also appreciate all the pixcho bar recommendations :)

cristina carbajo 7 days

El amigo unai estuvo más de dos horas y fue superdetallista con todos los conceptos que nos estaba explicando. A pesar del frío se hizo muy ameno!

Sandra Ruiz 12 days

El tour fue estupendo. Sirve para entender el origen de la ciudad y su historia. Las explicaciones fueron muy claras y fáciles de seguir

Enara Bidaurrazaga Angulo 20 days

Fue estupendo. Tanto el tour y lo que te enseñan (lugares emblemáticos de Bilbao, edificios históricos y curiosidades arquitectónicas), como las explicaciones tan detalladas e interesantes. 100% recomendable. Unai fue majísimo y muy profesional.

Mercedes Biedma Perea 20 days

4.8(218) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.8(218) Ratings