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Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours

Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 29 Activities in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Come and join us for an unforgettable visit to Bilbao!Welcome to Eusko Greeters, a non-profit...
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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.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Wow. Just spent three hours with Roberto from Bilbao Greeters and still cannot believe how kind and informed he was. All with two days notice that we were coming to town. It takes a special kind of person to offer their knowledge and time for free. Roberto gave us a welcome to Bilbao which will stay with us forever. Viva... More 

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We happened upon the Bilbao Greeters website and booked a tour with Inigo Castillo. He was amazing! We had asked for a general overview of town and stops in some local watering holes. His walking tour did not disappoint. We walked, talked, laughed, drank beer, ate pintxos, and saw things a tourist would have never found alone. The truth is... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We arrived in Bilbao at 9:40 a.m. on the bus from San Sebastian. Our one day visit included plans to see the "Casco Viejo" and visit the Guggenheim Museum, where we had a tour reservation for 14:00. Our greeter, Jose, was waiting for us when we got off the bus, and he followed our itinerary, by suggesting we walk to... More 

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suburban Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a wonderful time with our greeter, Inigo Castillo Omar. He spent 4 1/2 hours with us, walking around Bilbao and pointing out sights which we shouldn't miss. He gave us a historical background of the city and explained to us the uniqueness of the Basque culture. We came to understand something of the history of Spain and its... More 

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We came across Bilbao Greeters on this website advert and glad we did. As we only had a day available from our cruise ship holiday it was an excellent way to see the city and learn about its history and culture. Jokin Urkiaga, our guide, was excellent. I would certainly recommend the organisation!

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

With all the communication with Bilbao Greeter before arrival, we were a little concern on getting to meeting point on time. Four of us originally plan to take taxi but greeter suggested using shuttle. Celebrity cruise only published the free shuttle from port to Bilbao city center day before arriving Bilbao. We had to change the meeting time from 9:30... More 

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West Palm Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Four of us got off our ship and met Marivi at the "Puppy Floral Sculpture" at the Guggenheim. We moved to a café across the square to wait for the rain to stop and go talk about the city and the tour we would take. We paid for Marivi's coffee but that is all she would allow us to pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Iniigo took us on a 3 hour walking tour of Bilbao, many interesting history, places made famous by 007, Old Town including the local's favourite pastry shop. He was very open about his love of the city and the local's way of life. Nice to know a custom where couples wait until 3pm to have lunch together everyday.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Marivi was our Greeter and met with us at the "Puppy Floral Sculpture" at the Guggenheim. Although the Guggenheim may have put Bilbao on tourists' radar, we found the entire city to be a jewel. We had the opportunity to hear the history of the city's renewal, take the funicular to see a panoramic view of the city as a... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The "greeters" is such a great concept! It was handled with perfection by our guide Miren and, of course, the support staff who lined it up. On our first evening in town it was great to meet up with Miren for a long walk and a chat. She told us a lot about the city but she also listened to... More 

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