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Explora-Norte

#62 of 77 Tours in Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
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About Explora-Norte
Private personalized tours of Vitoria Gasteiz, Bilbao, San Sebastian and surrounding areas with professional official guides. We adapt the best experiences in the Basque Country, showing the most tourist sites but also the hidden gems. Specialized in organizing your stay comfortably, with guided tours and various performances (wineries, museums, castles, sea or in the countryside) ... Tell us what you want and give you the best low cost solution.
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Bilbao Classic & Modern
Get acquainted with Bilbao old and new in one trip with this small-group walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll around the landmarks of the cobbled Old Town (Casco Viejo) and cross the River Nervion to view the turn-of-the-century buildings and avenues of the New Town, learning how it developed during the 1800s. On route, enjoy a ‘txikiteo’ or ‘poteo’ bar crawl, tasting 'pintxos' (skewered tapas) at various drinking spots.
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3 hours
from $89.62
Bilbao Guggenheim Museum Exterior and Interior Small-Group Tour
The Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum features on most Bilbao sightseeing itineraries, but often only gets an exterior look. This tour lets you give this world-famous building and its contents the attention they deserve, with a guided exterior and interior tour. Admire the curved-steel facade, tour the outdoor artworks and interior art highlights, and take advantage of the included day-long admission to explore the permanent and rotating exhibitions independently.
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3 hours
from $123.22
Old town or 7 streets. Bilbao, discover the remains of its medieval splendor
Discover the charm of Bilbao’s Old Quarter on an enriching morning or afternoon walking-tour of the city’s medieval enclave. With an expert guide, travel back in time to the 6th century and visit ancient landmarks like the Cathedral of Santiago and Plaza Nueva. Admire the sacred beauty of the Church of St Anton; wander the site of the Mercado de la Ribera; and enjoy picturesque views of the port, the origin of the industrial Spanish city. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city and see cultural traditions first hand as you explore.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $66.09
Eat in the Old Quarter of Bilbao
Get an insider's perspective on the culinary scene in Bilbao with a meal at a txoko, a gastronomical club, where members come together to share recipes, talk about food, and eat. Enjoy some Basque specialties in a relaxed and festive atmosphere in the Old Quarter of Bilbao. You set the time for this experience to best suit your vacation schedule.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $112.02
Bilbao, ranking de la arquitectura moderna
Learn about the history of Bilbao and taste traditional pintxos (snacks) during this small-group walking tour. A local guide shares stories about the great palaces of the Gran Via and the development of Bilbao as you stroll through local streets. Visit traditional bars for a dose of culture.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $66.09
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: Bilbao in boat

Excellent choice you will see parts of town very interesting that you will never see as a tourist, that’s what I love from cities, the hidden stuff from the typical tourist eyes, the real locals life, food and culture, this absolutely help me with that

Thank cristianm234
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Javier was our guide, He is a Bilbao native. He is an art lover we could tell. He loves the Guggenheim and his love for it transferred to all 4 of us in the tour As soon as we were all there we started, because...More

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LauraM17276, Manager at Explora-Norte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad that you will enjoy the tour and our guide Javier. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

We booked an 11:30, received confirmation, and went to the address listed on the site. Unfortunately, all of these tours depart from the Guggenheim, no matter what the booking site says. We had a bit of a fiasco but Viator customer service got it fixed....More

Thank 996pennys
Reviewed September 24, 2019

Today our guide Javier Conde delivered a heartfelt history of Bilbao, how & why the Guggenheim was built in Bilbao and its effect on this beautiful town. His knowledge of the architecture and the art inside the museum was very spot-on. He was very well...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

I loved walking around the Guggenheim and admiring not only the amazing art but the architecture of the building.

Date of experience: July 2019
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LauraM17276, Manager at Explora-Norte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad that you will enjoy the tour. We hope to see you soon

Reviewed July 18, 2019

Javier was an excellent tour guide! We walked through the Old and New town areas and talked about the history, the culture and the architecture. I also expanded my tour the following day for the Guggenheim tour. We spent several hours talking about the museum,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

There is a lot going on at the Guggenheim. The outside is everything you expect. Be sure to walk all the way around, see the puppy reflected in nearby windows. Don’t miss the river side of the building and the street scene—performers, events, playground... The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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LauraM17276, Manager at Explora-Norte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad that you will enjoy the tour. We hope to see you soon

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

lovely sights of curios artworks, well channelled river( ria de Bilbao ), clean, cool environment and occasional sights of the subterranean tram that serves the nearby mountain dwellers. It's a favourite tourist attraction.

Date of experience: May 2019
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LauraM17276, Public Relations Manager at Explora-Norte, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Great tour to get an overall perspective of the city as well as ideas of things to do outside. Guide was a little rusty on english but we worked together and I didn't feel the tour suffered. Lovely insights into archtiecture.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pegpurdy
LauraM17276, Public Relations Manager at Explora-Norte, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a great ime roaming the old town and visiting several pintxo places with all the energy that abounds in the early evening. Having a local guide who knew the most interesting locations and overcame any language issues was great. We found the people...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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