Partner Network Tour offered by our partner Spain Free Tours

Historic Bilbao Free Tour

Visit the most iconic monuments of Bilbao’s old town on this 2.5-hour free tour with a local guide

ABOUT THE Historic Bilbao Free Tour

This tour is operated by our partner Spain Free Tours.

 

Join this 2.5-hour free walking tour and immerse yourself in Bilbao’s culture and history whilst exploring the most important sights and monuments of Bilbao's historical centre (Casco Viejo), including Santiago Cathedral, Plaza Nueva and Ribera Market (Erribera merkatua). Hear the stories that have shaped the city, learn about Basque traditions and gastronomy and enjoy your local guide’s recommendations on the best places to eat in the city!

 

The Historic Bilbao Free Tour starts at Plaza del Arriaga. Remember to look for the orange umbrellas!

 

Discover the historic Casco Viejo of Bilbao

Meet your local guide at Plaza del Arriaga at the entrance of the old town and start your Free Tour by admiring Arriaga Theatre, one of the most significant cultural landmarks in Bilbao. Learn about its history and the “Spanish Mozart” whom the theatre is named after. From there you’ll see the lively Paseo del Arenal and you’ll make your way to the baroque Church of San Nicolás (San Nikolas eliza). Hear about transcendental events that have shaped the history and evolution of the city and visit one of the main hubs of Bilbao’s social life in the heart of the old town, Plaza Nueva. Filled with pintxos bars and restaurants, here you’ll soak up the lively atmosphere of the historic centre whilst your guide tells you some peculiar stories about the city and its people.

Continue by exploring the enchanting and historical streets of Bilbao’s Casco Viejo, or “Siete Calles” as it’s commonly referred to. Visit all its main cultural and historical sights, such as the riverside Church of San Antón (San Anton eliza) and the San Antón Bridge, both featured in Bilbao’s coat of arms, the remains of Bilbao's mediaeval wall, Ribera Market (Erribera merkatua) and Santiago Cathedral - one of the oldest sights in the old quarter of Bilbao.

Get insider tips from a local guide

No trip to any Basque city would be complete without talking about gastronomy, that’s why your guide will be prepared to give you local recommendations on the best traditional and modern Basque bars and restaurants for authentic pintxos, classic Basque cuisine and more. Enjoy a truly authentic experience when visiting Bilbao and try the best the city has to offer!

 

Tours in Bilbao are offered by our partners, Spain Free Tours. While you may not see the trademark SANDEMANs red umbrellas (look instead for the orange Spain Free Tours umbrellas), we only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities. We are proud to partner with Spain Free Tours and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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The Historic Bilbao Free Tour starts at Plaza del Arriaga. Remember to look for the orange umbrellas!

  • Explore the charming historic centre of Bilbao and visit all its main attractions, including Plaza Nueva, Church of San Antón, Ribera Market and Santiago Cathedral
  • Immerse yourself in Bilbao’s culture and traditions and learn about the history that has shaped the city’s streets and the local people's unique personality
  • Discover the best the city has to offer with your local guide’s recommendations on the best places to eat typical pintxos and traditional Basque dishes
OUR PARTNER
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Spain Free Tours

Spain Free Tours is our vetted partner in Valencia, Bilbao & San Sebastian - Spain

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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • This activity is operated by our partner Free Tour Spain. This experience is not provided by SANDEMANs, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value
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What is the SANDEMANs Partner Network?

 

Tours in Bilbao are offered by a partner, not SANDEMANs NEW Europe.

 

We only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities.

We are proud to partner with Spain Free Tours and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do.

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  • SANDEMANs only works with partners that meet the same quality standards than us
  • Tours are chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value
  • We connect the best local guides with travelers from all around the world

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