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Free Tours in the Basque Country

Enjoy the best free tour offers in the Basque Country. It is an ideal plan to discover the towns and cities of Spain in an economical way. Find out more here and book your free tour with one of our partners in the destination.

Whether you come as a couple, family with children or alone, discover the corners of Spain with local guides.

Although the Basque Country has a reputation for being expensive, there are many ways to visit the region without spending a euro. For those who want to save money on their next trip, here are five ways to go sightseeing for free in the Basque Country.

How would you like to visit the Basque Country for free?
Yes, you read that right. Free Tours by Foot offers free tours in Vitoria-Gasteiz, San Sebastian and Bilbao. Our local guides will take you to the best places in these Basque cities, while you learn about the history and culture of the region.

No need to book in advance, just sign up for one of our tours at a time that works best for you. What are you waiting for? Come and discover the Basque Country with us.

 

The Best Free Tours Basque Country

The Basque Country is a region of Spain with a lot to offer. If you are looking for the best free tours in the country, here is a list of some of the best.

San Sebastián
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Basque Country, San Sebastian has a lot to offer. You can visit the beach, the old town, or climb Monte Urgull for stunning views of the city and the sea. The free tour of San Sebastian will take you to all the most interesting places in the city.

Bilbao
The capital of the Basque Country, Bilbao is a city full of history and culture. Visit the famous Casa Encendida, stroll along its river and discover its mining past at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. And don’t forget to try the delicious Basque-Navarre food in one of its many restaurants. The free tour of Bilbao shows you all these places and much more.

Vitoria-Gasteiz
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country, is a beautiful city with a lot of history and culture to offer. Stroll through the city center to see its monuments and historic buildings, or visit Winter Park to enjoy the views. The free tour of Vitoria-Gasteiz will take you to all the most interesting places in the city.

What to see and do in the Basque Country?

The Basque Country is one of the most beautiful regions of Spain, and offers many activities for visitors. Here are some of the best things to see and do in the Basque Country:

See the art of the Guggenheim Bilbao, one of the most famous museums in the world, and well worth a visit. In addition to admiring the museum’s impressive architecture, you can also see contemporary artwork by artists such as Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.

Stroll along the coast: the Basque Country has a beautiful coastline, with beaches for all tastes. If you like quiet beaches, you can visit Barinatxe Beach; if you prefer lively beaches, don’t miss Sopelana Beach; and if you are looking for a bit of adventure, you can surf in Mundaka.

Explore San Sebastian’s beautiful city, that has a very popular beach and a good atmosphere. There are also many restaurants and stores to explore.

Enjoy nature in Urdaibai, a natural park located in the north of the Basque Country. It is an ideal place for hiking or simply to admire the beauty of nature.

 

 

5 Main Points of Interest in the Basque Country

The Basque Country is a region of Spain with much to offer visitors. Here are some of the main points of interest in the Basque Country:

The city of Bilbao is home to the famous Guggenheim Museum, which houses an incredible collection of modern and contemporary art. You can also enjoy Bilbao’s architecture and urban landscape, as well as the delicious pintxo (tapas) in its many bars and restaurants.

San Sebastian is another city not to be missed if you go to the Basque Country. The Urumea beach is perfect for sunbathing and water sports, while the Parte Vieja (Old Town) is ideal for a stroll through its cobblestone streets and admiring its historic buildings. And, of course, you can’t leave San Sebastian without trying its famous cuisine, considered one of the best in the world.

If you like hiking and adventure sports, the Basque Country is the perfect place for you. There are numerous natural parks, mountains and rivers where you can enjoy hiking, climbing, rafting, canoeing and many other outdoor activities.

The Gasteiz carnival is one of the most important in the country and attracts visitors from all over the world. During the festival, which is held in February or March, you can enjoy music, traditional dances and parades of floats.

 

 

Main cities in the Basque Country

The Basque Country is made up of three provinces: Álava, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa. Álava is the least populated of the three and Vizcaya is the largest. Guipuzcoa is located in the south of the country and is home to the capital, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country and is located in Vizcaya. It is a major port and commercial center, and is home to many multinational companies. The city’s architecture is unique, with futuristic buildings designed by American architect Frank Gehry.

San Sebastian is another coastal city located in Guipúzcoa. It is famous for its beaches, its gastronomy and its film festivals. Pamplona, in the north of Navarra, is also located in the Basque Country and is known for its annual bullfighting festival, the Sanfermines.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country and is located in the center of the region. It is a historic city with many monuments and old buildings.

 

Other Experiences and Activities in the Basque Country

Free Excursions in the Basque Country

The Basque Country offers a wide variety of free activities for all tastes.

If you like history, you can visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the archaeological park of Zorroza.

You can also stroll through the streets of the old town of Pamplona or take a walk through the forest of Los Arquillos in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

If you prefer to be outdoors, you can go hiking in the National Parks of Ordesa and Monte Perdido or climb Mount Ulia in San Sebastian.

And if you want to enjoy the local gastronomy, don’t miss a visit to the Astigarraga cider house!

 

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