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Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours

Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 18 activities in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Come and join us for an unforgettable visit to Bilbao!Welcome to Eusko Greeters, a non-profit organization founded in 2011 that offers visitors a new... more » Owner description: Come and join us for an unforgettable visit to Bilbao!Welcome to Eusko Greeters, a non-profit organization founded in 2011 that offers visitors a new form of alternative tourism and, in particular, a new welcoming policy based on voluntary participation. The main objective of this service is the cultural exchange, for the visitors and Greeters (locals). Eusko Greeters has already launched the Bilbao Greeters Program to provide the service, free of charge, in Bilbao and the surroundings. Donostia and Gasteiz programs will follow soon. Please register, via email, at least two weeks in advance of your arrival in Bilbao. « less
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Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have just had 2 nights in Bilbao, and had the pleasure of having a guide through Bilbao Greeters. The Greeters allow you to book on-line and match you with a Guide who is knowledgeable about your interests (for example, history, food, the economy - past and current - architecture etc etc). The Guide meets you at your hotel, and... More

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kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We recently had the pleasure of using the complimentary greeter service in San Sebastián and Bilbao. Both were wonderful! This review is for Roberto in Bilbao. Roberto met my husband and I at the hotel and took us on a lovely 2 hour stroll through Bilbao. He is a local professional, a world traveler, and very passionate about sharing his... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We met Esti at the end of our visit because we had not requested the tour with enough advance notice (2 weeks), though Bilbao Greeters was able to connect us with one of their volunteers. Since we had already finished most of our getting to know Bilbao, we spent alot of time asking Esti a zillion questions about local culture.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Bilbao was one of the stops on our transatlantic cruise in May. Met Jokin at the Guggenheim at 10 and spent the next few hours enjoying his company and learning about Bilbao. Wonderful experience visiting the market int he old town with him. He explained some of the foods that were not familiar to us. We felt pretty good that... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Marivi met us at a cafe close to where we were staying & was there waiting for us. Following a get acquainted chat over coffee, we were off to learn about her city. It's a lovely thing to be able to just chat about its culture, traditions & history with someone who can share her own perspectives. And, it nice... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Daniel, a Bilbao greeter, met us in our hotel and spent 3 hours with us introducing us to life in Bilbao, its history, culture, cuisine and beautiful architecture both old and new. We could not have got a better taster of the city, so much so that we would like to go back to find out more.

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BilbaoGreeters, Gerente at Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours, responded to this review

We would be very happy to share again with your our passion for Bilbao. Come back whenever you like! :-)) More

Gerrards Cross
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Real people walking and talking with you and telling you real things about the city they live in and are very proud of! This is a great innovation from Bilbao! We exchanged emails and Joakim arrived to meet us exactly when we had agreed. He then took us on a walk through Bilbao, telling us about the city, the region,... More

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BilbaoGreeters, Gerente at Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you!!!! We are thrilled that our visitors appreciate and value our service. Comments like yours help us to carry on. More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Imagine having a friend in a far off place who you could call and ask to meet you and show you around when you came to town. That is what we did when we knew we would be in Bilbao. Our "Greeter" Abueliz met us at our hotel (the wonderful Silken Gran Bilbao) and took us to some of the... More

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BilbaoGreeters, Gerente at Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours, responded to this review

It is indeed our pleasure to meet you all!! More

Terre Haute, Indiana
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118 reviews 118 reviews
4 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

When I first contacted Bilbao Greeters, I really didn't know what to expect. In all my years of travel, I have never encountered an opportunity like this. Since my husband doesn't travel anymore, I am always looking for the chance to really get to know a city, and that only happens by walking...which I do alone. It was also nice... More

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BilbaoGreeters, Propietario at Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your nice comments, and we are also glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. Yes, you’re right! We love our city and enjoy sharing it with visitors. Now you have friends here, no excuses for not visiting again! More

Alcudia, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I haven't always had very good experiences with free tours, but Bilbao Greeters' tours are completely different - I loved it. What is Bilbao Greeters? Basically, this is an organisation of people who love their city and want to show it to visitors. Bilbao is relatively new to tourism and the volunteers who form Bilbao Greeters are keen to show... More

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BilbaoGreeters, Propietario at Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much Lisa for your comments, it was a pleasure to find you. We think that you have understand perfectly the concept of Bilbao Greeters, and we love it!. We hope to see you again in the future. Agur eta hurrengo arte!. Bye, bye, see you! More

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