During this 3.5-hour morning tour of Bilbao, I will show you my local perspective on the city. First, we will tour some of my favorite attractions, including the Parque del Arenal, Iglesia San Nicolas, Plaza Nueva, Plaza Miguel de Unamuno and Catedral Santiago. I’ll share with you some fascinating stories about the city’s art, history and architecture, while also taking you to some hidden secret spots where only locals go. As we stroll through the Mercado de la Ribera, I will point out some of Basque Country’s most typical products and we’ll have a chance to speak with the vendors who specialize in the latter. After working up an appetite we will visit some of my favorite pintxo bars to try the local speciality, pintxos like bacalao al pil pil, stuffed red peppers and fresh squid. We will wash these down with some refreshing beverages, including the effervescent local white wine Txacoli
ITINERARY • Meet me at Teatro Arriaga • Explore the theatre and then continue on a journey through the city center visiting some of Bilbao’s most beautiful landmarks • Walk through the bustling Mercado de la Ribera and taste local specialities as we get to know the vendors • Finally, we will share a meal of Basque-style tapas (pintxos) and local drinks like Txacoli.MORE ABOUT THE TOURAs a Bilbao native and passionate foodie, you will be in good hands with me as your guide through the city. I will take you to some of the must-visit sites, but also to some hidden local hangouts, which are not known to tourists. During the market tour I will point out some of the most classic local food products and explain how they are used in Basque recipes. We will also taste some of my favorite pintxos and drinks at a great restaurant specialized in authentic Basque cuisine.