Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Gernika Guided Tour

Bilbo, Spain
Gaztelugatxe Reach the top
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit iconic San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, aka the castle rock, during this full-day tour that includes stops in Bermeo and Gernika. Climb the narrow, winding steps connecting this castle built high on a rocky island to the mainland and overlook the sea and stunning landscape. Featured on the HBO show “Game of Thrones”, this tour lets you visit “Dragonstone” in real life.
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe included
  • Two hours to explore the island and visit the hermitage
  • See the "Dragonstone" filming location from "Game of Thrones"
  • Take guided tours of Bermeo and Gernika

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • air-conditioned transport
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mazarredo Zumarkalea, 65
    Mazarredo Zumarkalea, 65, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

    bus stop at tourist office located next to the Guggenheim museum. Pick up time at 08:50am (departure time at 09.00am)

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 2 hours of free time at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Chldren will have 50% discount if accompained by 2 adults, from 2 to 12 years old.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We had an amazing time with our tour guide Pascu. He was informative and friendly. Would highly recommend this tour.


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Fascinating & arduous, also fun
Steve_L, Sep 2023
Garay is a fantastic guide & Christian a terrific driver. The bus was very comfortable & cool on a hot September day. But Garay made the very special & fun. Speaking in both Spanish & English he was clear, informative & memorable. We had a terrific experience.
Great trip!
Diana_V, Sep 2023
We had an amazing time with our tour guide Pascu. He was informative and friendly. Would highly recommend this tour.
Good tour
Alina_B, Jun 2023
Well organised tour, the guide was nice and timing was perfect. we enjoyed it! Would recommend. Thank you!
Gaztelugatxe is beautiful
Aurora_B, Jun 2023
Beautiful sites. 4 stars only because bus was late and it was a little difficult to understand our guide Stefan. Stefan was knowledgeable and gave good recommendation on local wine. I recommend meeting place “xxx meters from The Puppy” and by tourist bus stop. If bus is late, tourists can be a little more relaxed, specially if email say meet 20 minutes EARLIER than what Viator ticket/ email/ txt say.
A great climb and Basque History!
Barbara_D, Apr 2023
This was a great tour. Our bus was quite full. We had a Spanish and an English guide which we really appreciated. The climb up to the top of San Juan de Gaztelugatze was strenuous but the views were spectacular. Bermeo was quaint but much needed after the climb for a drink and pintxos. Gernika was very historical and I appreciate the Basque culture much more now. Our guide Cary was fantastic, full of energy and Basque history. My only thought is to have the Bermeo stop be a bit longer so we could eat a nicer lunch. Also please be aware of “restroom” stops especially for us ladies. In Gernika there were at least 10 of us going to the little facilities in the park. Thank goodness!
A good day out!
Wendy_L, Apr 2023
Beautiful coastal scenery. Stefan was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. Plenty of time to enjoy each stop.
Conference and a small hike.
ARNO_U, Feb 2023
The most memorable was of course Gaztelugatxe. The guide was able to give advice on how to take pictures in the given 1,5 hours.
Basque Country, Best Country
Megan_S, Feb 2023
We loved this tour! They picked us up in a very nice touring bus, that was comfortable for the long day on the road. The guides gave great information and were super helpful. Gaztelugatxe was INCREDIBLE but getting there is a challenging hike. Even if you don’t climb the steps, just the walk to the base is very steep and difficult if you’re not in good shape. I suggest wearing good shoes and bringing water. We were very glad we did this tour and would absolutely recommend.
Amazing experience
kstoye002, Jul 2022
I think Gaztelugatxe is ana amazing places. I wish out tour guide will a lease walk us to the view point and explain to us all the stories. He just said, you are on your own, and left us alone. On the way back to the bus after the walk, the tour. guide should wait at the Restaurant so, people don’t get disorientated and help them find his way. But both tour guides just sad inside the bus. The spanish speaking was very active but the English one is lazy. This a very hard walking trail. If you are not in great shape be careful, because coming back is very difficult. Gatzelugatxe us an amazing place you should see. The sop in Bermeo is only 45 mins and the trip to Garnica and stop is with tour guide and super short. I will spend more time in Bermeo and not go to Granica.
Reach the top
MaryPat_K, Jul 2018
Stephan was fantastic. Wonderful day- everything as promised. Highly recommend. Would even do again.
Una experiencia...
Manuel_M, Sep 2023
Una experiencia inolvidable. El tour esta genial y todo muy bien organizado. Realmente para guardar en el recuerdo.
Bonita excursión a San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
MagdalenaSofia_M, Sep 2023
Una buena experiencia, todo bien organizado. El paseo es muy exigente físicamente, quizá seria necesario disponer de más tiempo. Nuestro guía Estefan nos explicó todo muy bien, atendió todas nuestras consultas y le estamos agradecidos porque fue muy atento en todo momento. Es una experiencia muy recomendable.
Toller Ausflug, super Guides (auch bei regnerischen Wetter)
Monika_M, Sep 2023
Die Gruppe wurde immer aufgeteilt: spanisch/englisch. Beide haben sehr gutes Englisch gesprochen. Beide waren sehr informativ und freundlich. Relativ gute Fitness für die "Wanderung" in Gazrelugatxe sollte vorhanden sein. In Bermeo und Gernika je kurze informative Ortsführungen.
Hermosa excursión
Domenica_L, Jul 2023
La caminata a Gatxelugatxe, hermoso lugar. Sugiero que lleven refacción para el camino y papel de baño para usar el sanitario de la reserva, el cual se sitúa solo al inicio, el guía se los indicará. Excelente guía por cierto!
Se necesita buena forma, pensar en que hay que volver y desde luego algo más de tiempo.
Francisco_F, May 2023
Las vistas durante el recorrido son excepcionales, nos diluvio durante la subida lo que no deja ser un atractivo de la zona, pese a la incomodidad de mojarte, hay que bajar y en el punte tomar la decisión, volveré con tiempo, estoy convencido que a mi ritmo hubiera llegado a la ermita.
Visites enrichissantes et bien organisées !
Camille_G, Aug 2022
Super visites de Gatzalugaxte (partie assez sportive surtout avec la chaleur), Bermeo et Guernica. Bonnes anecdotes, points de rdv différents pour le départ très pratiques, présentation en espagnol et anglais. Je recommande !
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Nous vous remercions pour ce gentil commentaire et nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié le service.
Un gran tour
Piedramarvin, Oct 2019
Sin lugar a dudas, vale la pena cada dólar invertido, las vistas y la atención del guía genial, la información brindada denota el conocimiento que tienen del tema
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Estimado cliente, Nos gustaría agradecerle sus comentarios y nos alegra conocer que su satisfacción ha sido tan positiva. Un cordial saludo.

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