Free tour

Bilbao festivities: Big Week / Aste Nagusia (2023 Edition)

Duration: 1h
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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Tour description

Discover the Big Week in Bilbao ( Bilboko Aste Nagusia )...

...and experience it as one of the others!

In this special edition free tour we will visit the surroundings of the Arenal, learning about a party that makes the people of Bilbao cut back on their vacations. Nobody wants to miss them! Why will it be?

Get to know the konpartsas, the txosnas, the txupinazo, the Mari Jaia and everything you need to not miss a single breath of this Big Week in Bilbao. Gora Mari Jaia!

On this 1:00/1:30 hour tour we will visit the main areas of Casco Viejo and El Arenal, the center and origin of the Bilbao festivities. We will listen to the most interesting anecdotes and the organizations that each year make the Big Week possible.

For this tour, I recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The typical blue party scarf is welcome, of course, but optional :)

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

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  • Meeting point:
    Erribera Kalea, s/n, 48005 Bilbo, Biz...
    Erribera Kalea, s/n, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
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    To start our tour, look for a boy in a red txapela (Basque beret) and blue party scarf in the square between the Ribera market and the Merced bridge.

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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Abril 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Molt interessant i el noi molt maco!
Dayhana 22 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Lo pase super bien en el tour, Aitor nos contó muy bien la historia de la fiesta tipica vasca, a pesar de que una persona externa (borracha) intentó interrumpir el tour muchas veces, Aitor siempre muy profesional consiguió terminar el tour de manera óptima. Muchas gracias Aitor por el tour y las recomendaciones!
Sebastian 20 Aug 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Es muy cool. No hace falta agregar nada mas ,. Merece campana de oro de guias
Hermes 20 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
A very good tour to better understand the origins and the complexity of the Semana Grande
Francesc 20 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Un bon tour per conèixer una mica l'origen de les festes de la "semana grande". Que són les comparses i una mica d'història dels inicis de la festa.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 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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