Bilbao ESSENTIAL - Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Guru: Aitor
Quality Verified Registered on March 06, 2023

Aupa! (Hi in the local language) My name is Aitor, but since it is such a common name in the Basque Country (more than 50k men are called Aitor), people call me AitorPi (adding two letters from my family name). I've felt the wanderlust all my life and visited over 20 countries. I love to be shown around the places I go to and that's why I'd love to show my city to you, now that I've settled down a little. Come and see the beauties of Bilbao with me!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover Bilbao through the bilbainadas.
Get to know it in depth from its beginnings to the present day, going through the Carlist Wars, the Industrial Revolution or Francoism, among other periods based on the most absurd and authentic events of the town.
What relationship is there between Mozart and modern Bilbao? Is Bilbao present in Tolkien's work "The Lord of the Rings"? Discover these and more curiosities with me.

This tour consists of:

  • 30% historic Bilbao
  • 30% modern Bilbao
  • 20% culture
  • 10% anecdotes
  • 10% legends
  • 100% fun!

On this 2/2.5 hour tour we will visit Bilbao in chronological order from the Old Town to the Guggenheim Museum.
You will learn legends, anecdotes and events of this town, its neighbors and its surroundings.

Places we will visit:

  • The Old Town and its places of interest : Mercado de la Ribera, San Antón, Cathedral of Santiago, El Arenal...
  • El Ensanche: Circular Square, Gran Vía, Indalecio Prieto Station
  • The old Abando: Gardens of Albia, Paseo de Uribitarte...
  • Abandoibarra: Guggenheim Museum, La Salve, Campa de los Ingleses...

Keep in mind that there are two hours and a peak of kicking, so I recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. It is a walk suitable for pets and for children.

There will be time for questions, recommendations and tips to enjoy the city in the best way.

ATTENTION: There is a minimum number of attendees for the tour to start: 5 people.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Erribera Kalea, 20, 48005 Bilbo, Bizk...
    Erribera Kalea, 20, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
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    To start our tour, look for a boy with a red txapela (Basque beret) in the square between the Mercado de la Ribera and the Ribera bridge.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Riverside Market
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Yohn Palace or Building "the bag"
  • 3
    Outside visit
    square of Santiago
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Miguel Unamuno Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    New Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Kiosk the Arenal
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Bilbao City Council - Bilboko Udaletxea
  • 8
    Outside visit
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Campa de los Ingleses Dock
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Guggenheim museum

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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chiara 15 Jun 2023

I really enjoyed getting to know about Bilbao and its history with Aitor. Highly recommended!
Tabitha 15 Jun 2023

My friends and I absolutely loved our tour with Aitor. He’s very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Really engaging, great fun. Would absolutely recommend his tours!
isaias 25 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Gran gurú de su tierra, Euskadi, conocedor de datos anecdóticos y guía por la ciudad de Bilbao muy amena. Sin duda recomendable. Gracias Aitor. Eskerrik asko.
Marian 22 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Muy cercana, amena e interesante. El recorrido variado y completo, para conocer no solo el casco antiguo sino el nuevo Bilbao. Aitor majísimo.
ERNESTO 03 Apr 2023
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Un tour muy ameno, interesante y divulgativo. Recomendable cien por cien.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 25 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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