Western Coast of Bizkaia & Historical Village of Gernika Tour

Western Coast of Bizkaia & Historical Village of Gernika Tour

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

-We will take you directly north along the beautiful tree-lined roads heading towards the rugged, green coast of the Basque Country. This tour is the best for nature and history lovers, and is also one of our top tours!

-Our first stop on this private tour will be in the historic town of Gernika. This city holds immense political importance for the Basque people. Local politicians have made important national decisions here for nearly 1000 years.

-Gernika also has historical significance as the sight of a horrific aerial bombing in 1937. This day in history was the inspiration for Pablo Picasso’s famous Guernica painting that portrays this violent day.

-The small fishing port of Mundaka is our next stop. This small city is home to a world-class surf break known the world over amongst surfers. There are also and some excellent Basque restaurants and pintxo bars.

-From Mundaka you will be afforded amazing views of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This estuary is one of the most naturally beautiful sites in the entire Basque Country.

-Let us know if you have interest in birds as there is a world-renowned Bird Center in this area that we can stop at if interested.

-Bermeo, with its beautiful multi-colored buildings is just a short drive west from Mundaka. This town has an active fishing fleet, and was once an important whaling port for the Basques.

-Our next stop on the Basque coast is at the 10th century hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, which is an incredible feat of structural engineering. This small church sits at the pinnacle of a small island connected to the coast only by a small stone bridge.

-On the way back to your hotel we will take you along the scenic route through the Basque mountains and small towns that dot the countryside.

TOUR INFO:

  • 9:00am-4:30pm. Approximately 7.5 hours.
  • 185 euro/person for groups of 2.
  • 135 euro/person for groups of 3-4.
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/accommodation/port.
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government.
  • Private Mercedes-Benz van/Audi sedan, guide and all transportation costs included.

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