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Bilbao Historical Tour
4.5
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$30.89
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 113853P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Buildings access • Local Tax • Professional Guide • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santiago • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta
Duration
2h
Departure details
Teatro Arriaga, Arriaga Plaza, 1, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain In front of Arriaga Theatre, wearing a grey hat it will be easy to find your guide. You can contact your guide in advance for more information +34 631 42 55 86 .
Inclusions
Buildings access • Local Tax • Professional Guide • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santiago • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta
Departure details
Teatro Arriaga, Arriaga Plaza, 1, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain In front of Arriaga Theatre, wearing a grey hat it will be easy to find your guide. You can contact your guide in advance for more information +34 631 42 55 86 .
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Teatro Arriaga
    Arriaga Plaza, 1, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
    In front of Arriaga Theatre, wearing a grey hat it will be easy to find your guide. You can contact your guide in advance for more information +34 631 42 55 86 .
    See address & details
  • 1
    Plaza Nueva
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Plaza Miguel de Unamuno
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Parroquia de San Anton
  • 3
    La Ribera Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Fuente del Perro
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Catedral de Santiago
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Iglesia de San Nicolas
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Teatro Arriaga
  • You'll end at
    Teatro Arriaga
    Arriaga Plaza, 1, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
    In front of Arriaga Theatre, wearing a grey hat it will be easy to find your guide. You can contact your guide in advance for more information +34 631 42 55 86 .
    See address & details
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BKMomma
Los Angeles, CA72 contributions
Great way to start your visit to Bilbao
Jul 2021
We enjoyed our walking tour with Sam through the Old Town area of Bilbao. We did the tour our first day, shortly after arrival, and it was a really great way to get an idea of some of the history, development, and personality of the most interesting part of the city. In addition to the history and stories of some of the local traditions, it was also very helpful to get a little bit oriented to the area as well as get tips of where to eat or explore further. Sam went out of his way to make us comfortable, patiently answered our millions of questions and even showed us the way to get to our next planned destination (the funicular) which was really helpful. The tour was great but the hospitality was exceptional!
Written August 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Colm C
1 contribution
Walking tour Bilbao
Jul 2021 • Couples
Brilliant and informative! An excellent historical narrative to the city! An extensive and detailed account of the city, the library and large headed models were amazing!
Written July 30, 2021
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JS-JN
Birmingham, UK3,604 contributions
Great tour
Great tour with many interesting places visited along the way. A great way to enjoy this amazing city with an expert guide
Written July 4, 2021
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Evan C
1 contribution
Excellent Historic and Cultural Tour Through the Old Town of Bilbao
May 2021 • Friends
This tour was an exceptional way to learn about the history of Bilbao, as well as Basque cultural traditions and perspectives. I particularly enjoyed that the tour extended throughout Casco Viejo, the Old Town of Bilbao, and included both intriguing historical information about the city and insights into Basque festivals and cultural practices. The tour guide, Sam Lefkir, was very personable and engaging, sharing relevant personal and family experiences that illustrated some of the information he was describing about Bilbao on a more detailed, personal level. He also explained concepts with clarity and detail, asking me and my friend if we had questions and answering them thoroughly and in an interesting way. Also, he gave great advice about going to see the city of Bilbao from the heights of Artxanda; I especially enjoyed visiting Artxanda after the tour. I would highly recommend this tour as well as the tour guide to those who are visiting Bilbao and would like to learn about the city’s history and the culture and heritage of the Basque people.
Written June 2, 2021
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Liz W
Lytham St Anne's, UK2 contributions
Tour of the Old Town
Mar 2020
We were the only two people on the tour (off season) and Sam was flexible, using whats ap to change the tour to a time that suited us. We had a great tour and now are far better informed about the Basque region as well as Bilbao specifically. I would recommend this tour
Written March 4, 2020
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ANNE-MICHELLE D
6 contributions
Historical tour of Bbao
Mar 2020 • Couples
Sam was a knowledgeable and interesting guide. I would highly recommend this tour of the old town of Bilbao as a wonderful introduction to the city.
Written March 3, 2020
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Laurent740
Paris, France4 contributions
Great tour with a great guide
Feb 2020
I spent a great time with Sam on this 2h tour. Sam is very knowledgeable about the city and the history but more than that, he tells the story with a real passion. You are not just listening to an audiobook here.
Written February 24, 2020
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Roving54871920603
Thank you very much Jodie , hope that you enjoyed your staying in basque country ;)
Written February 26, 2020
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MarkandSheri954
Fort Lauderdale, FL76 contributions
Old Town Walk
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice walk of old town. Our guide Sam explained the city cost of arms and pointed out historical locations of bridges, buildings and original city wharf. Library was beautiful.
Written January 16, 2020
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DanY
1 contribution
Awesome tour!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Had a great tour, excellent review of the culture, history, and architectural highlights of this beautiful city. The perfect way to start a visit to Bilbao. Totally fluent English. Highly recommend. A total bargain at this price!
Written October 12, 2019
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Mark G
Kristinehamn66 contributions
Good tour
Oct 2019
We had a very interesting 2 hour tour with only the three of us and the guide. Well worth the money and good information.
Written October 7, 2019
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