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Bilbao Old Town and the Hanging Bridge
Bilbao Shore Trip - Bilbao Old Town and the Hanging Bridge


 



This 6 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or Hotel in Bilbao
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle

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Tour Number:
SBILB-02

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Architecture, History, Panoramic Drive, Scenic Views, Walking
Length: 6 Hours
Walking: Difficult (cobblestones and stairs)
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Bilbao Shore Excursion - This shore tour visits the old town of Bilbao, called Casco Viejo. You enjoy a drive through the modern city to see some of the modernist architecture and then you head to Gexto to see the famous Hanging Bridge (Vizcaya Bridge).

After meeting your guide you will drive to the old town where you have time to explore medieval Bilbao with its cobbled streets, charming corners and little squares. The old town is often referred to as Las Siete Calles (the Seven Streets) because that’s how many cobbled walkways were originally located within the city walls. In the 1800s the old town expended towards Plaza Nueva which is a very popular area. You have the chance to see the cathedral or some other churches and then if you wish you can sample pintxos (tapas on sticks) and some wine in one of the areas many taverns.

After visiting the old town you start to drive to the coastal neighborhood of Getxo. While doing so you will see some of modernist architecture including the Bilbao Guggenheim Musuem.

Next you visit the beach side neighborhood of Gexto. The town is well known for its hanging bridge or Vizcaya Bridge. The bridge was the first shuttle bridge in the world made with a metallic structure and it dates back to the end of the 19th century. The bridge connects to the sides of the Nervion River and it's shuttle transport is suspended from the bride. The shuttle can accommodate cars and passengers and the unique design allows ships to come into the port uninterrupted. In 2006 the bridge was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to the pier.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Bilbao tours and Bilbao Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Bilbao tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.

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