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Gaztelugatxe, Gernika and Bermeo small group tour lunch included

The estuary of river Urdaibai has many attractions that can be enjoyed in a short trip from Bilbao. The hermitage of Gaztelugatxe (set as Dragonstone in the Game of Thrones series) is a good start to enjoy the sea views in contrast to the mountain. Then, the coastal town of Bermeo allows you to see firsthand how the old fishing traditions are maintained in the present.

Finally, from Bermeo you reach Gernika, where rural and agricultural traditions are mixed with their varied history. Gernika is the reference town in Basque history, since here is the ancient tree where the medieval kings of Spain swore to respect local laws. It is also where the German bombing took place during the Spanish Civil War that destroyed much of it.

Take this opportunity to combine the beautiful landscapes with the history of the Basque Country!

per adult from

$298

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Two main course and dessert
    • Museum tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Museo de la Paz de Guernica
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: 48300 Guernica, Biscay, Spain

      Gernika is known throughout the world due to the painting by Pablo Picasso that bears the same name (although spelled the Spanish way, “Guernica”). It was this town that was bombed in 1937, the events of which inspired Picasso’s most famous piece of art. The bombing by German and Italian air forces took many lives and left the town utterly destroyed. The destruction of Gernika was ordered by Francisco Franco in an attempt to overthrow the Republican government during the Spanish Civil War.

      One of the reasons Gernika was chosen for the bombing is due to its importance both politically and historically. The Gernika Tree can be found here and it’s where, underneath its branches, Basques were granted autonomy in the Middle Ages. Next to the tree is the Biscayan Assembly, a place where the political leaders have meet to decide the fate of their people over the ages. Both the assembly and the tree offer insights into the history of the Basque people and can give a deeper understanding of more recent historical events such as the Basque independence movement. In addition, Gernika also has its own Basque museum, the Euskal Herria Museum as well as the Peace Museum. For those who are interested in Basque culture and politics, Gernika is a must.

      On a lighter note, the city is also host to the Monday Market, one of the most important markets of the Basque Country

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Museo de la Paz de Guernica, Foru Plaza, 1 Vizcaya, 48300 Gernika-Lumo Spain

      We will visit the museum for 40min.

      Duration: 40 minutes

      Stop At: Mural del "Guernica" de Picasso, Pedro de Elejalde Kalea, 2, 48300 Gernika-Lumo Spain

      We will have time to admire this symbolic work of art

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Bermeo, Bermeo, Province of Vizcaya, Basque Country

      Bermeo fishermen village guided tour will be included.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo Spain

      San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, whose name means “castle rock” in Basque (“gaztelu” = castle + “aitz” = rock), is a definite “must” if you are visiting the Basque Country. It is an awe-inspiring island located just off the shore along the Bay of Biscay. The views to, from, and around the island are simply beautiful.

      San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is accessed by a man-made stone bridge. The bridge transitions into a narrow path that contains 241 steps and zigzags its way back and forth to the top. At the highest point of the island there is a tiny church dedicated to John the Baptist.

      The island also has an intriguing history. Throughout the years it has housed a convent, served as a prison for Basque witches during the Spanish Inquisition, been used as a defensive outpost for the lords of Biscay, and was even ransacked by Sir Francis Drake.

      Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Please wait for you tour guide in hotel reception.Airports
      • Bilbao Airport, 48180 Loiu, Bizkaia, Spain
      Ports
      • Bilbao port
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Local Experts Tours (by Donostyle)

    Activity ID: V-40961P51

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