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Guided Tour to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from Bilbao

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe - Living Tours
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Introduction

Join our guided tour and discover the outstanding islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe with its magical and legendary chapel. Visit Bermeo and walk through this beautiful fishing village.

Explore the Casa de Juntas, the assembly house that is a symbol of the history of Biscay. Don't miss the opportunity to see where the series of Game of Thrones was shot!


   Thursday    6 hours
Highlights

Enjoy unbeatable views of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, one of the most emblematic natural jewels of the Basque coast.


Visit the magical and legendary chapel of San Juan, built on top of a small steep peninsula.


Explore the colorful coastal village of Bermeo on a walking tour in its picturesque streets and narrow houses painted in different colors.


Discover The Assembly House of Gernika and the famous oak tree, considered the leading symbol of Basque identity.

Key details

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish.

DURATION

6 hours.

SCHEDULE

Thursdays at 08:30 a.m.

MEETING POINT/ RETURN POINT

Hotels in Bilbao city center at 8:30 a.m.

In other accommodations, pick-up will be at the nearest hotel.

Full description

On this guided tour we will head to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an islet on the coast of Biscay where you can visit the hermitage of San Juan located on its top. Gaztelugatxe, whose name means “rock castle” in Basque is definitely a must-see during your stay in the Basque country. 

We offer you the option to visit this unique enclave. We will arrive at the viewpoint, where we will begin the itinerary with approximately 2 hours of free time to go to the hermitage located in the high. The church is dedicated to John the Baptist. Although it has not been proven, it is believed that he was on the island. The stairs that lead to the hermitage were used to film scenes of Dragonstone in the series of Game of Thrones. This small adventure rewards visitors with gorgeous views. Once up, do not forget to ring the bell of the hermitage three times and make a wish

Then we will continue our itinerary to Bermeo, a colorful coastal fishing village, where we will take a walking tour to appreciate its charming streets. It is one of the main ports in the historical territory. One of the most picturesque corners of Bermeo is its beautiful old port, an area with slender houses painted in a myriad of colors that is full of bars where locals stop for a drink and a pintxo. Finally, we will go to Gernika to visit the House of Meetings, a monumental complex with political significanceVisit the seat of one of the oldest parliaments in Europe and the Tree of Gernika, one of the best-known symbols of the Basque Country. The expected arrival in Bilbao is around 2:30 p.m.

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Included

  • Official bilingual guide.
  • Transportation during the visit.

Excluded

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified. 
  • Entrance fees to the monuments.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Highly recommended
If you are going to Bilbao, this excursion to San Juan is obligatory. It is worth it, a magical, incredible and unique place. Pedro, our super-friendly guide, gave many explanations. Essential for San Juan comfortable shoes and water. We will repeat
Gracie Hirthe

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