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Highlights of Bilbao

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 750

See the best of Basque capital, Bilbao. Stay in first class accommodations and enjoy a private walking tour of this fascinating city, including a visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum. Then discover the Rioja wine region, the historic medieval quarter of Vitoria and take an opportunity to taste its famous wine.


Spend 4 days in one of Spain’s ‘hidden treasure’ cities, Bilbao. The de facto capital of Basque country, the city is a cultural treasure trove, symbolised by the striking Guggenheim Museum, and a culinary tradition unlike any other in Spain. Of course, Basque culture is also unlike any other in Spain!

Settle into your hotel overnight, then meet with your private guide for a visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Besides its incredible façade, the Guggenheim holds art from some of the world’s top names, which come together with its unique structure to create an unforgettable art experience. The walk isn’t so bad either, conjuring the beauty and romance of a European old town before you dive into the ultra modern and innovative. You’ll visit historic churches and markets, learning about Bilbao’s 500-year history on the way. Your second full day takes you into the surrounding wine country, home of the famous Rioja wine. Enjoy a tasting, plus several hours to explore the beautiful old town of Vitoria before returning to Bilbao.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 750

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Day 1

Bilbao Airport/Train station to Bilbao Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Abando Hotel

This hotel is centrally located in the city centre of Bilbao. The Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the modern Alhondiga, the Old Town and the Ensanche Quarter are just a few steps away. The hotel has 141 spacious, well-appointed rooms.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Abando Hotel

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    Abando Hotel


    This hotel is centrally located in the city centre of Bilbao. The Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the modern Alhondiga, the Old Town and the Ensanche Quarter are just a few steps away. The hotel has 141 spacious, well-appointed rooms.

    This hotel is centrally located in the city centre of Bilbao. The Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the modern Alhondiga, the Old Town and the Ensanche Quarter are just a few steps away. The hotel has 141 spacious, well-appointed rooms.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Private Walking Tour & Guggenheim Museum - Half Day

Explore Bilbao with your private guide and visit the unique Guggenheim Museum. Walk through the old part of Bilbao where you can discover its cobbled streets, charming squares and corners, which have witnessed the intensive business and port growth of the city. At the old quarter you can admire its walls, the Gothic cathedral of Santiago, Plaza Nueva, the San Anton's church and the ancient ruins on which it is based, or the bustling market Ribera, hosting as a whole more than 500 years of history and nowadays urban vitality.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao holds the collection of works by great figures in the world of art: David Salle, Chillida, Jeff Koons, Louis Bourgeois and Robert Rauschenberg are just a few examples. The building is composed by a series of interconnected volumes; some of them are limestone- coated orthogonal shapes while others are curved and twisted shapes in a metallic titanium skin. These volumes are linked by glass curtain walls for remarkable transparency throughout. As you will appreciate, only the building itself is worth admiring!

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Vitoria and Rioja Full Day Tour

The famous Rioja Wine area is necessary for wine lovers. Located in the south of the Basque country, you will be able to discover and learn about this unique and privileged region. The tour begins at 09:00 am from the center of Bilbao to Vitoria go directly toward the highway. The tour shows the mountain scenery until reaching the plateau with its forests of oak and beech. Arriving in Vitoria embark on a panoramic city tour through the entire modern urban design.

Then stop in the Old Quarter of the city to visit and have free time to walk its streets, its old town, or a coffee in one of its many bars. From here, you will go through different towns in Alava until finally arriving at Laguardia and Labastida, famous people of the Rioja Alavesa by a Historic Monument and also its magnificent wineries. You will have time to walk its medieval streets, stately houses and two fortified churches. Free time for lunch at one of its typical restaurants, and your guide will offer details of restaurants and menus chosen. In addition, visiting a winery to taste their wines. Direct return to Bilbao by highway and return to your hotel mid-afternoon.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Bilbao Hotels to Bilbao Airport/Train station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights' first class accommodations
  • Half day private walking city tour including Bilbao Guggenheim Museum tickets
  • Full day shared excursion to Vitoria and Rioja
  • Meals as per itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP BILCITY4DSP
16 Nov 2019
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