Basque Country
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Our most recommended Basque Country Sailing Trips & Tours

  • Bilbao: 1- or 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Tour

    1. Bilbao: 1- or 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Tour

    Embark on a sailing tour through the heart of Bilbao. Get a new perspective of this beautiful city from the estuary. The boat has a capacity of 80 people and seating both outside and inside. On the one-hour tour, set off from the City Hall Bridge in Pio Baroja Square through the heart of the Villa. Head toward Zorrozaurre riverbank and finally to the entrance of the Deusto Canal. Conclude the tour where you began. On the two-hour route, begin from the same jetty in Pio Baroja Square. Cruise past Bilbao's most significant landmarks and buildings and then on a tour of the estuary to the Puente Bizkaia area.  Listen to an audioguide, available in Spanish, Basque, English, French, German, and Italian, to pick up insights into the particular route being sailed and the history of the city and its buildings, bridges, and other constructions.

    Must do activity! Perfect opportunity to take photos and videos of the Guggenheim. Very comfortable, friendly staff, and great onboard music.

  • Bilbao: Portugalete, Getxo, & Santurtzi Panoramic Boat Tour

    2. Bilbao: Portugalete, Getxo, & Santurtzi Panoramic Boat Tour

    At the Portugalete dock, a few meters from the Hanging Bridge, board a boat designed according to traditional aesthetics. Sit comfortably inside to enjoy a drink or if you prefer, you can settle outside to enjoy the breeze of the Ria del Nervión.  During the approximately 40 minute journey, you will visit the Bahía del Abra and its three main towns of Portugalete, Getxo, and Santurtzi. This will be accompanied by an audio guide, available in Spanish, English, Basque, and French. This also includes old images of the most iconic points of these towns including the Hanging Bridge of Portugalete, the panoramic view of Getxo, and the marine life in the Port of Santurtzi. You can compare how these places have changed over the decades.  You can stop at any of the ports of these towns to freely explore the historic centers then return to board your boat when it suits you.

    Great experience , superb translation on the phone device to English, good history and interesting and beautiful . However, the location instructions should have been better with Railway and better sign posts.

  • Bilbao: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

    3. Bilbao: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

    Your boat route through the Bilbao estuary and the Bahía del Abra will start in the capital of Vizcaya, a few meters from the town hall bridge. From there, board a traditional boat with interior and exterior seats and enjoy a panoramic route along the Nervión Estuary. This trip can last up to 2 hours and 45 minutes. During it, see places like Canal Deusto, the Hanging Bridge of Portugalete, the city of Getxo or the fishing port of Santurtzi. In Bilbao, Getxo, Portugalete or Santurtzi, you can go down to the mainland to visit monuments freely and without haste with 24 hours to enjoy this pass.

    The audio guide worked well. The boat has a covered area as well as outside area. Snacks -beer-wine available. You can plan where you want to get off and explore. Nice 2-4 hour outing.

  • San Sebastian: Hondarribia, San Pedro, and San Juan Tour

    4. San Sebastian: Hondarribia, San Pedro, and San Juan Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel, make a first stop is Hondarribia. On the border with France, Hondarribia is one of the most beautiful coastline villages in Gipuzkoa. Take a stroll around the port and famous Marina neighborhood which are well worth visiting. Later head to the old fishing village of San Juan (Pasaia), before you hop on the boat and cross the bay to San Pedro, the last stop. These 2 villages are part of Pasajes, which takes the name from the bay that separates them. After the tour ends, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in San Sebastian. The short distance from the city makes this the perfect half day tour; escape from the hustle of Donostia in the morning and still have time to enjoy it in the afternoon.

    We were collected from our hotel by Ainhoa, and from the outset she was chatty and very informative of the region and it’s history. We drove to the three destinations and had a really enjoyable time with plenty of photos and memories of a beautiful part of the world.

  • Bilbao: Boat and Walking Guided Tour with Pintxos

    5. Bilbao: Boat and Walking Guided Tour with Pintxos

    Enjoy a boat ride along the Bilbao River, pass important buildings including the Guggenheim Museum and the University of Deustro.  Stroll through the city on a walking tour, walk under the different bridges in Bilbao and to Casco Viejo. Finish the tour by tasting a  pintxo (tapa) and having a drink. 

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What people are saying about Basque Country

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

It is worth taking a boat trip and having a pleasant time on the island. It is recommended to spend the day on the island. There are picnic areas with shade. Ideal to carry a sandwich, swimsuit and towel in your backpack. Very good views !!!

Super economical. The Walk is very enjoyed. I had to change the date of the Tour at the last minute and they had no problems, very kind in the attention.

Must do activity! Perfect opportunity to take photos and videos of the Guggenheim. Very comfortable, friendly staff, and great onboard music.

It is very good and you can eat for less than € 20 which being there is fine

Informative, refreshing, on time, safe, well organised, good crew!