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Bilbao Greeters Private Day Tours

Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 15 activities in Bilbao
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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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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

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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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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Terre Haute, Indiana
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105 helpful votes 105 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

Toronto, Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Excellent tour service. Good local viewpoints with brief historical teachings. Our guide showed us the night life of Bilbao and the cultural eatery trends. It was fantastic!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our greeter met our cruise ship at the Getxo port, picked us up and showed us a bit of the countryside. Josu told us his goal was not to throw facts and figures at us but rather to show us Bilbao and the Basque area as if we were his close friends. Fantastic idea! While his English was pretty good,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Hi.our greeter inigo was fantastic.he spend a lot of time together with us.we thought city trip with our baby would be difficult but luckly bilbao is a very child friendly city.large spaces,escalators and playgrounds are easily accessible.and inigo knew best locations with best order.he loves his city ! Thanks to greeters initiative...bilbao welcomes everyone. Ibo

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

6 of our Book Group went to Bilbao - our time with Marivi really enhanced our trip. She helped us orientate, suss out the public transport, and told us how to get the best out of bar visits! We saw things we would never have seen on our own, and tailored the visit to our needs (a coffee bar with... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We booked our Bilbao Greeters tour and our greeter Daniel met us where we were staying. We were bowled over by how friendly Daniel was, he knew so much about the history of the city and it was a great way to get a feel for Bilbao. He had lots of stories and gave us lots of tips on pinchos... More

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