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  • Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

    1. Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

    Over 500 years of history will be explored on this walking tour. From the Cathedral of Santiago, Plaza Nueva, the Church of St. Anton and the ruins on which it stands, to the Mercado de la Ribera. This is where the town was born, this is where the port was, and from where the city opened to the world - serving as a bridge between northern Europe and the Hispanic kingdoms. You'll be guided by your professional tour guide in a small group. Learn the history that took place in the streets that Miguel de Unamuno once walked through. Your guide will also take you on a traditional “txikiteo” or “poteo” (bar crawl) to the area's most iconic bars.

    Javier did an excellent job. Good command of English, friendly, very enthusiastic about his city. Only two people - my wife and myself - on the walking tour of the Old Quarter.

  • Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    2. Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Explore Bilbao by bike like a local, on an easy 3-hour tour of all the city’s main sights, accompanied by a knowledgable guide who will tell you the history of the fascinating city and its old and new attractions. Departing from the central Calle de Villarias, follow your guide along bike lanes and pedestrianized streets to avoid the busy traffic. Follow the course of the river to learn why it was essential to the development of the city. Encompassing contemporary and historic sites, the tour will stop at the dramatic Guggenheim Museum, which opened on the banks of the Nervión River and was designed by the architect Frank Gehry in the 1990s. Marvel at the Euskalduna Conference Centre, built on the site of the old shipyards, and see the new San Mamés football stadium. Explore historic Bilbao at sites such as the Neo-baroque Teatro Arriaga. Cycle the narrow streets and wide plazas of th...

    Very nice to know a lot of the city history. Should do it as first to explore the city centre and activities. Tour guide was great!!

  • Bilbao: Personalized Guided Tour With a Local

    3. Bilbao: Personalized Guided Tour With a Local

    Create your dream tour of Bilbao with this customizable guided tour. Pick and choose the sights and attractions that interest you most and avoid wasting time on an organized tour. Choose a timeframe that suits your requirements. With 2,3,4 or 6-hour options available, there's a tour option for every group. Immerse yourself in Bilbao's renowned culture, gastronomy and way of life with a local guide who will show you the best places to shop, eat and explore.  For food lovers, visit the Ribera Market or go for a stroll through the restaurants and cafés of the Old Town. To discover the city's history, head to the imposing Guggenheim Museum or Santiago Cathedral. If you prefer to spend the day in nature, choose to visit the Bilbao estuary. Culture lovers will delight at the Arriaga Theater and Azkuna Zentroa. Whatever you're into, find it in Bilbao.

    Tour guide Javier was friendly, knowledgeable, passionate about Bilbao and working very hard to speak excellent English. He treated my grandma very nicely. I had communicated, however, that at 80 years old, my grandma would not be able to do a long walking tour. I even indicated I thought the tour would be partly by car, but no one corrected me in our communications prior. We met very far from Old Town Bilbao, which was the most interesting part, and by the time we got there (a lovely long walk along the river that was too much for my grandma and our small kids), they were out of energy. I wish we had started in Old Town and then we could have driven to the Guggenheim because the walk was too much for my grandma. Great for active folks who want someone to give details on the sights. Bilbao is just gorgeous!

  • Bilbao: Guided Txacoli Wine Tasting and Basque Lunch Tour

    4. Bilbao: Guided Txacoli Wine Tasting and Basque Lunch Tour

    Bilbao's "casco Viejo" is known as the "Seven Streets", and has always been the heart of the city. The area was rehabilitated after some floods in 1983, and combines the old pedestrian streets and traditional Basque shops with the most innovative bars and restaurants where you can taste the very best of Basque cuisine. In its corners are the oldest churches and monuments of the city, including the Cathedral of Santiago, the Church of San Antón, the Mercado de la Ribera, the Municipal Library of Bidebarrieta and Plaza Nueva. Between the walls of this city lies a traditional wine from the area, titled "txakoli". You can discover how the wine is made, and experience the vineyards partnered with unbeatable views. You will be able to taste a txakoli wine whilst also tasting other typical products and observing the nearby mountains and San Mamé's arch. To better understand the traditional wa...

  • Bilbao: Cable Car Ride and Pintxos Tour

    5. Bilbao: Cable Car Ride and Pintxos Tour

    Explore Bilbao on this private half-day tour of the city. Begin by riding the Artxanda Funicular Railway, a cable that leaves every 15 minutes and travels up 770 meters in three minutes. At the top, take in beautiful panoramic views of Bilbao. After enjoying the unique view, return to the city center and begin the pintxos part of the tour. Start at the Arriaga Theater, an icon of times gone by. Discover highlights of the area while sampling pintxos, the soul of Basque cuisine. Continue to stroll through “Casco Viejo” (or Old Town), which is fondly known by its "Seven Streets." Pass by Santiago Cathedral and Plaza Mayor, the former site of the city council, and finish off the day by eating and drinking like a local.

  • Bilbao: Private Vintage Beetle Car Tour with Pintxo and Wine

    6. Bilbao: Private Vintage Beetle Car Tour with Pintxo and Wine

    Explore the city of Bilbao in a fun and different way on a 2-hour tour in a classic Volkswagen Beetle. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide, and enjoy included pintxos (Basque tapas), wine tasting, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Bilbao. Then, drive first to the iconic Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Appreciate the range of architecture showcasing both old and modern buildings, such as the Iberdrola Tower, the symbol of modernity in the new Bilbao. A few minutes later, stop to take some photos of the San Mamés Stadium, known as “La Catedral” by fans of the local Athletic Bilbao football team. Continue through the beautiful Azkuna Zentro building, an old wine warehouse that has been converted into a cultural center. Next, cross through the city center to reach the Old Town. Enjoy a 30-minute stop to...

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What people are saying about Arriaga Theater

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Worth to visit. A hostess who cooks well and gets the best out of the tour. Beautiful views and of course delicious wines tasted. The guide (Experia Norte) knew everything about the city. We got a lot of history.

Very nice to know a lot of the city history. Should do it as first to explore the city centre and activities. Tour guide was great!!

Javier did an outstanding job showing us around, it was a perfect 2 hours tour

Our guide Xavier was very interesting and adapted the visit to our desires.

Good option to get a different insight into the city.