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HISTORICAL BILBAO Free Tour - From the 7 streets to the Ensanche (*)

Your Guru: BILBAO FREE TOUR EXPERIENCE
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4.8
1201 ratings
  • Bilbao
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

(*) THE ART OF GUIDING PROFESSIONALISM, EXPERIENCE, EXCELLENCE AND HISTORICAL RIGOR. Bilbao Free Tour Experience is a project that was born as a response to the crisis caused in the tourism sector by the pandemic as a result of the collaboration of several professionals. Their team is not made up of amateurs or students, but rather PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES, the first to brin... More

(*) THE ART OF GUIDING PROFESSIONALISM, EXPERIENCE, EXCELLENCE AND HISTORICAL RIGOR. Bilbao Free Tour Experience is a project that was born as a response to the crisis caused in the tourism sector by the pandemic as a result of the collaboration of several professionals. Their team is not made up of amateurs or students, but rather PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES, the first to bring the free tour model (reverse box office / free donation) to Bilbao, a once-exclusive service. Our work environment covers the entire Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. Diplomas in Tourism and Bachelors in Art History, we are dedicated to disseminating the artistic, cultural and natural heritage of the entire territory and its network of most important public and private museums such as the Guggenheim Museum or the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. We have extensive experience of 20 years in the field of tourism receiving public from more than 80 countries. We offer tours in Spanish, English, Basque, Italian and German. The last three in payment mode. Our tours are characterized by the depth of their information, they are exhaustive, well documented from a historical and cultural point of view and are aimed at an intellectually demanding public. Through our work we propose a series of initiatives for the care of the city, promoting the interaction of tourists with commerce and local culture. (*) All our texts and contents protected by copyright.

About the Tour

(*)(**) The best tour of the historic center of Bilbao, the most exhaustive, with the best content and the longest route. So you don't miss anything.

Because in addition to professionals we are neighbors. Because you are going to eat more than one pintxo, but you are probably only going to do a tour and you have to choose well. And because, trust, nobody is going to tell you like us.

If you are an intellectually demanding person this is your tour.

At the end of the tour you can leave satisfied with the peace of mind of having seen everything of interest that this part of the city has to offer.


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 in this small meander on the right bank of the Ría that the town prospered until it became one of the most important river ports in the European Atlantic arc. It is in the second half of the 19th century, in full industrial development, when the definitive jump to the left bank takes place.

We will tell you about its history, its urban development, we will interpret its architecture and heritage for you and we will get closer to the life of some of the historical figures that inhabited its streets. And of course some anecdotes and curiosities that you cannot miss.

INDICATIVE ITINERARY:

  • San Nicolas (Arenal)
  • New Square
  • Unamuno Square
  • Zamudio Portal
  • seven streets
  • riverbank
  • Consulate Square
  • Bridge and Church of San Antón
  • Marzana Pier
  • La Ribera Footbridge
  • seven streets
  • Yohn Palace Cathedral (Santa María Street)
  • Fountain and Dog Street
  • Bidebarrieta
  • Arriaga (Arenal Square)


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

(*) All our texts and contents protected by copyright.

Useful information for the traveler:

(**)
BFTE reserves the right to cancel the tour if the group does not reach the minimum of 6 people.
-Small groups
-Please be punctual. After 10 minutes we leave the meeting point.
-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 valued.

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

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 (1201)

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Fun
4.31
Expression
4.62
Quality
4.71
Route
4.67
Teodora
29 Jun 2022 Arad
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

A very nice and insighful tour of the old town, we learned a lot about the history and development of the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us many helpful tips about local cuisine and must-see attractions. We recommend!

Luz Villar
25 Jun 2022 Madrid
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Travelled in group - May 2022

Hemos hecho el Bilbao Histórico con Marvin, un chico encantador y muy simpático. Nos ha gustado mucho, lo recomiendo 100%

amelia
12 Jun 2022 Barcelona
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Muy ameno el recorrido. Combina historia con anécdotas interesantes e incluso algunas divertidas. Muy recomendable. Tiempo de recorrido correcto y recomendación de otras actividades

Philipp
04 Jun 2022 Vienna
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Travelled in group - May 2022

We did the tour with Marina and it was AMAZING! From the moment we met with the group until the end, the atmosphere was very friendly and we very much enjoyed the fact that the group wasn't too big (total of 10)! Marina explained a lot of different things, and all the time we had the feeling it was a friend talking to us :) We would always take another tour with her!

Manuel
04 Jun 2022 Pasig
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Travelled in group - May 2022

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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!