Top 21 Things to do in Bilbao, Spain

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Basque Coast Half-Day Tour
On this guided tour explore up close the fine sandy beaches and steep rocky cliffs of the wild Basque shoreline. See charming coastal towns and fishing villages, visit the islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and capture mesmerizing views of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$84
per Adult

Basque Country's Charming Villages: Getaria, Zarauz & San Sebastian
Immerse yourself in the most scenic and rural views of Basque country during a drive along Spain's magnificent northern coast. Learn what life was like for fishermen during centuries gone by while visiting quaint fishing towns and beachside villages bursting... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$100
per Traveler

Bilbao Bike Tour & Pintxos Tasting with a Local
Hop on a bike for a 2-wheeled adventure through the streets of Bilbao. With a local guide leading the way, scope out the city's most iconic architecture, learn about its customs and history, and stop to refuel over a tasty... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$31
per Traveler

Bilbao Bizkaia Card
Discover Bilbao and the Biscay region to your heart's content. Explore a rich cultural heritage, try mouthwatering pintxos, and take advantage of unlimited use of public transport. Read More
Bilbao's River Estuary Walking Tour with a Local
Set out on foot to explore Bilbao past and present with a passionate local. Walk along the mouth of the Nervión river and the coast of the Bay of Biscay, listening as your guide shares facts about the city's distinct... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$103
per Traveler

Birth of a City Walking Tour
Learn the story of Bilbao with a walk through the venerable neighborhoods of the city's old town. This tour is filled with the city's most iconic architecture, along with stories of the legends behind this community and its place at... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$66
per Adult

Bizkaia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Explore the wonders of the Biscay region at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Starting from Bilbao, the modern face of Basque Country, you can stop at your choice of Biscay's main cities on the route and... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$28
per Adult

City History & Transformation Walking Tour with Food Tastings
Experience the unique flavors of Bilbao on this exciting walking tour, led by a knowledgeable local. Tailored to your interests, this tour takes you to the historic parts of the city to learn about Bilbao's transformations, and gives you the... Read More

$165
per Traveler

City Tour with Funicular Ride with a Local
Stroll past the gleaming edifices of modern architecture, wander down centuries-old streets and across bustling squares, and cruise to lofty vantage points on a funicular car that offers sweeping views of the city below. With a local guide to lead... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$17
per Traveler

Day Trip to Biarritz, Hondarribia & San Sebastian
Explore the magnificent beauty of Spain's northern coast during a tour that's bursting with panoramic scenery, beautiful seaside villages, and historical landmarks. Learn about the Basque culture of San Sebastián and immerse yourself in some of the area's most interesting... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$100
per Traveler

Discover the History of the City with a Local
Go off the beaten path with a local leading the way to uncover the secrets of Bilbao's past. Wander through the Arenal gardens to reach the historic heart of the city, stop for traditional pastries, and listen to facts and... Read More

$28
per Traveler

Exploring the Basque Coast Half-Day Tour
Snap photos from atop a turn-of-the century hanging bridge, scope out wildlife in a protected reserve and biosphere, and get up-close looks at the towering ramparts of an old Spanish castle. Explore the Basque coast on this half-day tour with... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$88
per Traveler

Guggenheim Museum, Pintxos & the Casco Viejo with a Local
Once-industrial Bilbao has morphed into a hub of culture and the arts, not least of all because of its plethora of galleries and the world-renowned Museo Guggenheim. Explore the museum with a local, and then head out into the city's... Read More

$106
per Traveler

History & Transformation of Bilbao
Discover the dual transformations of Bilbao as you travel around the largest city in Basque Country, learning about the social and economic forces that led to both 19th century and modern developments. Along the way, admire the city's wealth of... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$66
per Adult

Pintxos Tasting in the Old Town with a Local
Pop between bars in Bilbao's charming old town as you explore the flavors and culture behind pintxos. Along the way, find out what distinguishes pintxos from tapas, get tips on proper eating etiquette, and learn how to choose bold Spanish... Read More

$78
per Traveler

Private Minivan: Bilbao Airport (BIO)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Bilbao Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Bilbao Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$213
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Bilbao Airport (BIO)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Bilbao Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Bilbao Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$90
per Vehicle

Private Walking Tour, Tips & Coffee with a Local
Get the most out of your stay in Bilbao by chatting with a local, touring the city highlights, and getting a tailored introduction to everything the city has to offer. Pick up pointers over coffee and a snack, get tips... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$55
per Traveler

The Basque Country Full-Day Tour
Discover the cultural diversity and charming wonders that make up the autonomous communities of the Basque Country. From small fishing villages and delightful quarters, to long sandy beaches and home to one of the world's top gastronomic destinations—you’re sure to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per Adult

Vitoria & Rioja Wine Area Full-Day Tour
Uncover the charm of Basque Country with a visit to the region's capital, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Explore the city's landscapes and culture on this guided tour—complete with a wine-tasting experience at a wine cellar in Laguardia, renowned for its Rioja red wine.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per Adult

Vitoria & Rioja Wine Area Tour
Wind through the vineyard-blanketed hills of the Rioja Alvesa, seeking out full-bodied reds and learning about the region's terroir as you go. On this full-day excursion, examine the Gothic architecture in Vitoria, grab lunch at a locally loved restaurant, and... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$100
per Traveler

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