San Sebastian

Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum & Gaztelugatxe from San Sebastian

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Full day Bilbao Tour Gaztelugatxe Bilbao from San Sebastian all included
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From USD 252.89

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Basque Country beyond San Sebastian on this full-day tour. Get picked up at your hotel and set out to see the 10th-century hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Stroll through the old town of Bilbao and along the riverbank to see the striking Guggenheim Museum. Lunch in a traditional restaurant is included.
  • See the historic hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Explore Bilbao on foot, including the old town and the Guggenheim
  • Relax over lunch at a traditional restaurant

What's Included

  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Guggenheim Museum and Gaztelugatxe Admission Ticket
  • Lunch
  • Rain clothes and umbrellas
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

We offer pick up in all San Sebastian hotels. Please provide your hotel name or apartment adress for pick up.

What To Expect

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Casco Viejo

1 hour 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children and infants must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Stroller accessible
  • We strongly recommend to bring sport shoes and a spare Tshirt in case you want to climb the stairs all the way to the top of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe hermitage.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. If a booking for only 1 person is made a confirmation message from the tour operator will be required to confirm the tour.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
A fantastic day and a fantastic tour. Joselu was the best guide we have ever had, on any tour! Could not recommend this tour any higher.


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David_G, Sept 2023
A fantastic day and a fantastic tour. Joselu was the best guide we have ever had, on any tour! Could not recommend this tour any higher.
Great way to see other parts of Basque Country!
Annalee_F, Sept 2023
Great experience with Joselu from start to finish. Prompt pick up time and was very quick to collect all other guests throughout San Sebastián. We had a safe onward journey to the gaztelugatxe location very early before it got too crowded. He ensured those who wanted to hiked safely up to the church and back. Our journey to Bilbao was just as fantastic with great food and plenty of time in the museum. He gave us a great mix of history and his personal perspective being native to the Basque Country. Highly recommend. All the best on your next adventure to the US!
Cliffs, cities and Art
Christine_M, Aug 2023
Had an amazing day touring some amazing places. The tour guide was excellent. Would highly recommend.
Beautiful, challenging and educational!
Michael_H, July 2023
My wife and I took the tour with her 74 year old father and his brother. They both found the Gaztelugatxe hike challenging but rewarding to complete. The amazing views made it all worth the effort! Drone there we enjoyed lunch in and a tour or the old town of Bilbao. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the Basque history and culture which made our experience complete! We managed to leave enough time for a quick tour at the Guggenheim which left us wanting a return to this great museum in the beautiful town. Definitely a recommended day!
Great Daytrip
Terry_W, July 2023
Great trip! The natural beauty of Gaxtelugatxe was stunning. (A must see for Game of Thrones fans). Bilbao was very educational, interesting with great architecture. Overall a great day and experience for the entire family.
Perfect balance of nature and culture
janelle_f, July 2023
The trip was a perfect balance of nature and culture. The hike is exerting, but completely doable. Bring a shirt to change into after. Bilbao was full of great sites with the perfect amount of information. The amount of time at museum was just right. Our guide was lovely, informative and like being with a friend. Excellent
Guggenheim & Gaztelugatxe
christina_C, July 2023
My kids and I had a great time. Our tour guide Arri was so sweet and accommodating. She made sure we were comfortable and taken care of throughout the trip. I would do another tour with her again!
Amazing fun-filled Day
LORI_M, July 2023
The guides were fantastic! Patient and knowledgeable and shared fascinating facts about everything we saw. The guides Joselu and Eva really made the experience!
Amazing visit to the Guggenheim!
Christine_C, June 2023
We enjoyed our day very much despite some bad weather. Our guide, Iker, was a lot of fun and a lot of interesting information to share. We had some delicious pintxos in Bilbao and walking through the old city center was interesting. The highlight was the Guggenheim museum though! Definitely worth a visit.
SueAnne_T, June 2023
It is not worth the money - take the bus yourself and have a nice lunch in Bilbao and take a guided tour of the Guggenheim. That will be much better and about a quarter of the cost of the ‘tour’. This tour is really just transport in a minivan to Bilbao.
Of course the Guggenheim...
Barbara_S, June 2023
Of course the Guggenheim was wonderful. But also the stroll through the old town and learning the history of the various buildings. Imanol was an excellent guide.And the lunch was very good.
Incorrectly advertised on Viator
William_T, June 2023
There was a mix-up and it was not the tour guide's fault. We had purchased the 'Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum & Gaztelugatxe from San Sebastian'. However, we were informed that the Guggenheim was closed on a Monday, so we could not have purchased that trip. There was another couple who had purchased the same as us and so, I knew I did not make a mistake. Begonia is a great guide. However, she had a smell of stale cigarette smoke about her which was annoying.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear William, We are grateful for your feedback. I am sorry to inform that indeed the tour option offered for Mondays for "Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum & Gaztelugatxe from San Sebastian" specifies very clearly that the Monday tour option, "Minibus bilingual tour option", excludes lunch and the visit to Guggenheim museum. Also the price differs accordingly (you paid one third of the tour option that has these two inclusions among many others). It would be quite inefficient from our end to offer a tour that has no way of being completed as it is offered. However we already contacted with the Viator supplier support system to request a change in the information provided to our guests to prevent this from happening again in future bookings. We are far from aiming to have misleading information that would make it difficult for us to exceed our customers' expectations in our tours, which is the main goal we have in our company. We have been told that the info will be detailed more accurately from now on. We remain at your disposal and definitely look forward to hosting you again in the future. Many thanks!
Excellent tour of Gaztelugatxe
M_L, May 2023
This review is of the short version of the tour (9am-3pm) that does not include the Guggenheim. Begonia was an excellent guide. She was friendly, informative, engaging and energetic. She handled an issue with the van with grace and had us on our way with just a short delay. Begonia answered many questions along the way, even when they were not directly related to the tour. The visit to Gaztelugatxe was the highlight of the tour. Begonia provided historical background as well as come geological information. She let us know that the walk down was steep and would be the more difficult part on the return walk (compared to the 241 steps). The tour of Bilbao was short, but also informative. We had about 1 hour total in Bilbao. It would have been nice to have a longer stay with some time for independent exploration. The only issue I had was the pre-tour communication about that this being a shorter tour. The booked tour included the Guggenheim, lunch and hotel pickup. We were informed the day before the tour (after I reached out to confirm pickup/meeting) that this is a shorter tour (less $ than the longer tour) that included only Gaztelugatxe and a short tour of Bilbao. I understand this was a mixup with the information on Viator, but it affected planning the rest of the day. We were given the option to cancel, but it still fulfilled the stops I was most interested in. Overall, I highly recommend the tour itself and especially because Begonia was such a knowledgeable guide.
Good tour.
David_H, May 2023
The structure of the tour was good, but what made it memorable was our guide, Joselu. He was very knowledgeable and has a great personality. My wife left a package in the van and he was kind enough to personally deliver it to our hotel.
Great experience tour a must
George_S, May 2023
A great experience and a great tour. Matteo our guide was awesome and the whole tour was amazing and would recommend.
A remarkable Basque learning adventure
Diane_G, May 2023
Our guide Felix was extremely knowledgeable and fun. He was able to answer questions re: specific interests my husband had that were not typical. We learned so much on this day long tour which we highly recommend.
Nice day in Bilbao.
Joseph_M, Apr 2023
Mateo was a delightful, knowledgeable guide. Prompt, courteous and most careful chauffeur. Be aware that an individual should be in robust health to complete the entire trek to the Gaztelugatxe site. Highly recommended.
Excellent experience.
Katya_S, Mar 2023
Excellent adventure. We were lucky to be the only people on the trip. Our guide Imanol was very friendly and knowledgeable. He shared great insights into the local culture and traditions. We enjoyed the old town in Bilbao and the museum visit was very nice.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed the tour. We will pass it on to Imanol!
Good day trip to Bilbao
Helen_M, Oct 2022
Interesting day. Guggenheim museum was pretty good. Enjoyed the walk around old town. I wish that other passengers who are coughing are made to wear a mask though.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed the tour! We will take these details into consideration
Great history, great guides.
Louis_K, Oct 2022
Our guide Matteo and Alex were knowledgeable,, friendly and have deep passion for the region. This made the experience very enjoying.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the guides' company!

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