Bilbao

Spain

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Cruises To Bilbao

The largest city of the Basque Country, Bilbao is magnificent mix of historic and spectacular modern architecture. Head to Casco Viejo to meander medieval streets and sample some of the best pinxtos (tapas) around. And don't miss the massive, ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao across the river, featuring the works of leading artists of the 20th century. Clad in glimmering titanium, this enormous structure is a work of art itself.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Gexto Cruise Pier. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central European Time); UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local languages are Spanish and Basque. Say "Good Morning" in Spanish: "Buenos días."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Euro (EUR); Shop for clothes and leather goods.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      Designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, the massive Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is clad in gleaming titanium and features the works of major 20th-century artists.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Casco Viejo is a colourful medieval neighbourhood with hundreds of shops and markets, numerous restaurants and taverns, and most of the city's historic sites.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The Museo de Bellas Artes includes works from the 12th century to the present day — Francis Bacon, Paul Cézanne, José de Ribera, Francisco de Goya and more.

Bilbao TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Go Local - Meet Local Farmer in Shepherd's School

Learn to tend and herd sheep at a shepherd’s school in the fiercely independent Basque Country and see how the sheep’s m...

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Guggenheim Museum and Bilbao

This tour gives a great overview of Bilbao and includes a visit to the architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum, locat...

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Bilbao And Getxo

The historic beauty of Bilbao is yours to discover during a visit to Getxo, where you will ride above the Hanging Bridge...

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Guernica and the Biscaine Coast

Experience the beauty of Guernica and the Biscaine Coast during this half-day visit to Bermeo and Guernica....

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