We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bilbao, Spain
Website
Description: Come and join us for an unforgettable visit to Bilbao!Welcome to Eusko...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 94 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Wonderful Introduction to Bilbao

Our tour guide, Marivi, was a fount of historical and current information about her hometown and her Basque culture. She took us on a wide-ranging tour in the pouring rain (bless... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
wadephillips
,
SEATTLE
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

we were met in front of the Guggenheim and had a walking tour of the city. The best part was the Old City

Was this review helpful? Yes
SEATTLE
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our tour guide, Marivi, was a fount of historical and current information about her hometown and her Basque culture. She took us on a wide-ranging tour in the pouring rain (bless her heart) with a broken arm, no less. Our Bilbao experience was so much richer with her guidance, perspective and deep knowledge. This is a wonderful service. Thank you,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I read about this nonprofit who gives free tours and all the great reviews. Our tour with Mariví was even better than expected and our expectations were high. She was extremely knowledgeable about Bilbao and had a wonderful command of Basque history and culture which she imparted in an interesting and cogent way. It helped us understand a lot! She... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our guide Inigo Castillo provided us with an informative morning walking tour of the many attractions in the city of Bilbao. We felt like he was a good friend, he shared history, the culture of the area, and some of his families experiences living in this area. It was helpful to have a guide that spoke English well. He is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Torrevieja, Spain
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you are visiting Bilbao or San Sebastian you can arrange for a guide to show you around and explain the transport system, history, places of interest, restaurants, bars, museums, etc, etc, whatever you would like to see. This is a free service run by local people who want visitors to enjoy their city and make the most of all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
miami
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Boston, MA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
suburban Chicago
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Preston
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours also viewed

 

Been to Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?