San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a small island in the coast of Bizkaia
Activity: half-day trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Gernika from Bilbao
Inclusions: transportation during the tour and bilingual official guide
Frequency: every Thursday during the period between 1st January 2019 and 31st March 2020 (excepting the following blackout dates: 1st January, 24th December, 25th December and 31st December)
Departure time: 08:20AM at Carlton Hotel (2 Federico Moyúa Sq). Please, be there 10 minutes before with your voucher in order to check-in
Arrival time and point: at 01:30PM approximately back in Bilbao city centre
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Conditions: It is necessary to book at least 48 hours in advance; subject to confirmation. Cancellation fee: 100% for less than 24 hours notice or no-shows. You can contact Incoming to Spain at +34 91 510 3038 from Monday to Friday between 09.00AM and 07.00PM or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A minimun of 2PAX is required to guarantee the availability of the tour.
Languages: bilingual trip (English and Spanish)
Voucher: show your digital/paper voucher to your guide the day of the service
During this tour you will understand why the sea is an essential part of the Basque Country culture. Breathe the sea breeze like never before in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an unique islet with a hermitage located on its summit, and discover Bermeo, a picturesque small fishing village. Finally, get to know Gernika, the town that inspired Picasso to paint its homonymous painting.
Departing from Bilbao at 8.20AM, we will arrive to the viewpoint and we will start the itinerary. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, whose name means "rock castle" in Basque (gaztelu = castle + aitz = rock), is definitely a must during your stay in the Basque Country. It is an islet as small as impressive, located on the coast of Bizkaia, only 35 km far from Bilbao. You will enjoy this astonishing area during 2 hours of free time, so you can go up to the hermitage located on top of the hill if you wish. Once you get there, do not forget to touch the bell of the chapel three times and make a wish!
Once back from San Juan, we will continue our itinerary towards Bermeo, where we will take a walking tour through this beautiful fishing village. Finally, we will go to Gernika, to visit its House of Meetings before we departure back to Bilbao, where the arrival is scheduled at 2.30PM.
- We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
- Please note that the tour includes several walking tours
- Please take into account that food, beverages or other services not specified above are not included.