Private tour

Bayonne: Private Walking Tour

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9 reviews

Activity provider: Alterguiding
Private tour

Bayonne: Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Alterguiding

From US$ 65.16 per person

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Bayonne with a passionate licensed guide. Explore ancient defensive walls, hidden medieval streets, fabulous monuments, and stunning half-timbered traditional architecture on this 2-hour private tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy Bayonne's remarkable architecture, history and culture
  • Visit the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about ancient Roman soldiers, medieval artisans, whale hunters and privateers
  • Indulge in the rich gastronomy of the region
  • Explore the amazing defensive system of Bayonne
Full description
Meet your guide by Place de la Liberté in central Bayonne, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Nive and Adour rivers and learn why the Romans built a military camp here in the fourth century. Then you will set off on your 2-hour walking tour. Immerse yourself in the history of the feudal fortress of Bayonne, Chateau Vieux, the Bayonne Cathedral Unesco World Heritage site, and the medieval heart of Bayonne, Place Pasteur. Along the way, your guide will point out examples of beautiful traditional half-timbered architecture and regale you with stories about life in medieval Bayonne. You will visit the defensive system of Bayonne, including hidden remains of the Roman wall and the charming Petit Bayonne quarter, where Basque identity is always present. Then walk to the Chateau Neuf and the Saint-Andre church, before returning to Grand Bayonne. During the tour, you will discover why Bayonne became the capital of chocolate, and walk by the hundred-year-old chocolate shops on the famous Rue du Port Neuf.
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to and from attractions

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Meeting point

Meet at Place de la Liberté. In front of the City Hall of Bayonne (Mairie de Bayonne).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, this tour involves a considerable amount of walking (around 2.5 kilometers)
  • Small groups limited to 10 people or fewer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Wonderful, knowledgeable guide. The city has a fascinating history and unusual architecture.

September 23, 2019

An informative stroll.

Juan Carlos was very sweet and also very knowledgeable. We had a very nice time. The restaurant he recommended us to for dinner was excellent.

August 30, 2019

Excellent visit.

The guide is passionate and fascinating, he perfectly explains the history of Bayonne and the region.

December 30, 2018

Product ID: 176016