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Guggenheim Museum and Gourmet Pintxos

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Tour Details

First explore the Museum, then enjoy delicious Pintxos paired with regional wines

On this fun-filled tour, you’ll explore the Guggenheim Museum, the building that put Bilbao on the map. You’ll work on your appetite in the first half of the tour by taking a walk around the exterior of the building and enjoying a guided tour of the interior. Next, it’s time to visit the city center, walking through the Jardines de Albia, Ledesma, Diputación, García Rivero and Licenciado Poza. Along the way, your local Sherpas Josue and Miriam, will point out some of the most popular attractions, as well as some hidden corners not mentioned in the guidebooks.

Along the way, you’ll stop by some local pintxo bars to taste the famous Basque Country cuisine and wines.  You can’t miss the selection of gourmet pintxos such as ‘Gilda’ (local skewered appetizer), ‘Txangurro’ (spider crab) au gratin, sautéed mushrooms, scrambled eggs with foie gras, local ‘txuleta’ steak and pirulí de gambón (king prawn lollypop), all paired with the best Spanish wines.

Meeting Point

Carlton Hotel in Plaza Moyua (Map)

Departure Time

11:30 | Tuesday – Sunday

Languages Available

English, Spanish


4 hours

Group Size

Up to 12 people

Family friendly

Cultural and fun experience suitable for children


  • Dedicated professional tour guide
  • Entrance and guided tour of Guggenheim Museum (from inside & outside)
  • ‘Pintxos’ Tour in the city center (Basque-style tapas)
  • 5 drinks (Txakoli, Rioja crianza wine, beer or soft drinks)
  • 5 gourmet pintxos: ‘Gilda’ (local skewered appetizer), ‘Txangurro’ (spider crab) au gratin, sautéed mushrooms, scrambled eggs with foie gras, local ‘txuleta’ steak and pirulí de gambón (king prawn lollypop)

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• We will meet at Plaza Loyua go to the Guggenheim Museum from there
• Walk around the exterior to admire the architecture and then enter for a guided tour of the exhibitions
• Visit the city center and pass through some of Bilbao’s most beautiful sites, including the Jardines de Albia, Ledesma, Diputación, García Rivero and Licenciado Poza
• Stop at my favorite pintxo bars to taste 5 typical tapas with 3 beverages, including beer, Rioja crianza wine or the local Txacoli

Meet Josue and Miriam, Your Native Sherpas

bilbao Miriam y Josue

Josue and Miriam have spent a lot of time on a voyage of discovery, going from place to place to get an idea of the food and wine choices in different cities. The Basque natives now take guests on a gastronomical tour of the best that Bilbao has to offer to foodies and wine lovers. Josue frequently partners with restaurant owners to help them find the best regional products to use in their dishes. Miriam focuses more on Fine Arts and Design products, and is more than happy to talk at length about the architectural innovations currently going on in Bilbao.

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Madrid, Spain

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periencia MUY recomendable

Una amiga, su madre y yo contratamos la opción de guia por el Guggenheim y tour de pintxos… y qué grandísima elección!! Josu, nuestro guía, fue encantador. En todo momento nos lo hizo divertido y ameno. Visitamos el Guggenheim (que es visita obligatoria por ser una auténtica maravilla) y luego nos llevo de ruta de pintxos por los sitios más emblemáticos de Bilbao. Parecía uno más del grupo y nos lo pasamos genial… Nos dio hasta pena que se tuviera que marchar!! Una opción MUY recomendable si queréis conocer el Bilbao de verdad.

July 21, 2018
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