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Bilbao Vacations

Bilbao was not always a hub of art and culinary exploration, but it's become a Spanish cultural hot spot. With extraordinary museums, fine restaurants, and a gritty urban vibe, Bilbao vacation packages are sure to delight even the most jaded traveler. Don't stop with Bilbao—consider it a gateway to the Basque region and take a road trip through Northern Spain. You can rent a car in Bilbao to get you there.

Major Attractions

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a feat of architecture and a must-see agenda item for Bilbao vacations. The Frank Gehry-designed structure is almost more famous than the art inside, but regardless of your motivation, the spectacle is worth the trip. While you're in the museum-going mood, check out the Museo de Bellas Artes, displaying classical and modern art.

Bilbao packages should come with a side order of Basque cuisine; visit the new modern restaurants showing off the best of what Northern Spain's chefs have to offer. To get a taste of an authentic Bilbao neighborhood, visit the Casco Viejo, the city's old section. Here you'll find the city's first streets that date back 600 years. It's also a great spot to grab a drink or do some boutique shopping. For a busy, atmospheric city square, spend some time in the cafes of Plaza Nueva.

Recurring Festivals and Events

For nine days starting every August 15, Bilbao celebrates the Aste Nagusia, or Great Week. The festivities include performances by comparsas—musicians and dancers—with a heavy dose of street theater. The week also features performances by international artists and musicians, and fireworks displays occur every night.

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Tours and Activities in Bilbao

Whether you want your next travel experience to be action-packed and exhilarating or chilled out and relaxing, there's one thing for sure — you'll have lots of stories to tell when you return home!

Start your Bilbao journey on a high note with some fun experiences. How about trying a Half-Day Tour of Elorrio, Oñati & the Sanctuary of Arantzazu?

Top Bilbao Hotels Deals

$72
Barceló Bilbao Nervión

Barceló Bilbao Nervión

4.0 out of 5.0 Paseo Campo Volantin 11, Bilbao, Vizcaya
5/5
(1 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and luggage storage are also offered.
$96
Hotel Tayko Bilbao

Hotel Tayko Bilbao

4.0 out of 5.0 Erribera Kalea 13, Bilbao
4.5/5
(2 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Self parking, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also offered.
$81
Hotel Melia Bilbao

Hotel Melia Bilbao

5.0 out of 5.0 Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, Bilbao, Vizcaya
4.3/5
(3 Reviews)
This luxury hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the sauna and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Where to stay in Bilbao: Best areas for travelers

  • Abando: You have a nice range of options when it comes to welcoming places to stay here. To begin with, look up the Hotel Carlton, the Hotel Ercilla and the Cosmov Bilbao Hotel**. You'll be able to spring out of bed and be at exciting attractions like Guggenheim Museum Bilbao shortly after.
  • Ibaiondo: If the reason for your travels is to see the main attractions, staying in this neighborhood is a wise choice. Make yourself comfortable at the Hotel Bilbi, the Hotel Sirimiri or the Egun On Bilbao. Of the area's many highlights, the shining star is Santiago Cathedral.

Things to do in Bilbao

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Top Flight Deals to Bilbao

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