From Bilbao: Basque Art and Gastronomy Guided Tour

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From Bilbao: Basque Art and Gastronomy Guided Tour

From US$ 90.84 per person

Explore some of the highlights of Basque art and gastronomy on a guided tour from Bilbao. Discover Basque art at the Chillida-Leku Museum, taste traditional cider directly from the barrel, and visit the town of San Sebastian. .

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickups are included for any 3, 4, or 5-star hotel in Bilbao city center. Please call 0034 946 071 707 24 hours before your tour to confirm the meeting point and pickup time.


  • Marvel at the art in the Chillida-Leku Museum
  • Learn how traditional Basque cider is made
  • Experience an enjoyable Txotx cider tasting
  • Explore the Old Town in San Sebastian
  • Admire the panoramic view from Mount Igeldo
Full description
Begin your day by going directly to the town of Hernani from your hotel in the center of Bilbao. Receive a brief introduction about the life of the sculptor, Eduardo Cillida, known for his works in iron and concrete. Then, enjoy a free 1-hour visit to the Chillida-Leku Museum, and admire the artist's works in the gardens that surround them. Later, move on to Astigarraga, a town famous for its Basque cider tradition. Take a guided tour of the Cider Museum to discover the culture of cider, a hallmark of the Basques. Conduct a tasting through the fun Txotx rite, where the cider is served directly from the kupela or barrel. After lunch, continue to San Sebastian, the "Pearl of the Cantabric." Explore the Old Town on a guided tour, and enjoy some free time for shopping. Marvel at a magnificent panoramic view from Mount Igeldo (ascent included), and take some photographs before returning to Bilbao mid-afternoon.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chillida-Leku museum entrance
  • Astigarraga's Cider Museum entrance
  • Mount Igeldo access
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Pets
  • Baby strollers

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  • Please indicate any possible allergies or health restrictions
  • Child discount only applies if there are a minimum of 2 adults on the booking
  • Pickups are included for any 3, 4, or 5-star hotel in Bilbao city center
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Wir waren 4 junge Damen, die eine dganz tolle Führung durch den Norden erlebendurften. Die Abholung im Hotel (bzw. 2 Minuten entfernt), war super. Wir hatten einen kleinen Bus für uns alleine. Erstes Ziel war das Museum, welches sehr schön gemacht mit beeindruckenden Ausstellungen und toll hergerichteter Anlage war. Definitiv eine Reise wert. Die Apfelwein Herrstellung war auch interessant zu sehen, auch wenn die Reiseleiterin von Ort schwer im englischen zu verstehen war. Auch wenn wir nur zu viert waren, gestaltete es sich recht schwer, einen Sitzplatz zum Mittagessen vor Ort zu ergattern. Man war mitten im eben der Spanier angekommen. Der relativ kurze Aufenthalt in San Sebastian war wunderschön. Hier hätten wir sehr viel lieber die Mittagspause eingelegt, um die Möglichkeit des Pintxos Essens ausnutzen zu können. Alles in Allem war es eine gute Mischung aus Kultur, Shoppen und Lebensart im Baskenland. Ich würde die Tour jeder Zeit wieder machen!!

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March 15, 2020

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