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WALKING TOUR Gernika

Have you just arrived in Gernika and want to learn about its history and culture on a guided tour?

In the center of the Urdaibai Reserve, is Gernika-Lumo, the union of two towns historically as separated as they were united and that time has brutally punished through an epic and devastating bombing. History has placed Gernika in the center of attention thanks to its Roble jurarero and the painting whose name has gone around the world.

ITINERARY

You’re lucky! Our Free Tour is the best way to discover the Foral Village and make your way through one of the most important Natural Reserves in the Basque Country, URDAIBAI.

Our local guides will show you the town in a very entertaining way and with the typical Basque character, so that you fall in love with Gernika in the same way we do.

You will learn about the great medieval history and how Gernika became the center of Basque culture and politics thanks to the Fueros.

We will discover the details of the tragic bombing that destroyed the Villa and we will visit the buildings that survived, echoing their historical importance.

Our Free Tour in Gernika is designed so that both adults and children can enjoy the guided tour.

At the end of the tour, our guides will give you advice on where to eat and drink, both in Gernika and throughout the Urdaibai region. Because, we are in the middle of a Biosphere Natural Reserve!

Book the Free Tour Gernika – Lumo ON THE CALENDAR and don’t miss out on your place.

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Meeting Point

TRAIN station square, next to the statue of Jose Antonio Aguirre

recommendations

Duration

Between 1.5 and 2 hours

The duration will be approximate

Schedule and Dates

Weekends, holidays and special dates (check availability)

In the morning: 10:15 a.m. (from May to September)

In the afternoon: 4:15 p.m. (from July to September)

How does a Free Tour work?

A “free tour” is a “Free Price” guided tour of the city where the history, culture and lifestyle are explained. Currently, it is already the first option chosen by travelers in any city they visit.

The concept “free” means “free” in English but also “free”. In this case, it means “free payment tour”, that is, the traveler decides how much they give to the guide at the end of the tour based on their experience and the quality of the visit.

LANGUAGES

SPANISH | ENGLISH (Check availability)

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS

HEAD OFFICE:Andra Mari Kalea s/n | Gernika-Lumo

PHONES: +34 944 669 804 | +34 689 360 909

  • Reservations are necessary as groups have limited capacity. With these measures we guarantee small groups and closer and more personal treatment.

  • For logistical reasons we do not accept more than 30 people in the same reservation on the tour. Generally we usually enter the Meeting House (depending on availability) and currently, they only admit 32 people per hour (31+guide) under prior reservation which will be made by Urdaibai Experience.

  • If you are a group of 15 or more people you can book a private excursion. Contact us for more information and prices. More information here.

  • The historic center of the Villa de Gernika, in addition to being pedestrian, has some slopes and some stairs. Although it is a tour accessible to people of all ages and conditions, we still recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

  • If someone has mobility problems such as strollers or wheelchairs, the tour will be adapted for everyone and if we are in winter, an umbrella would not hurt.

  • As a general rule, if there is a total of less than 4 people, the tour can be canceled, a situation that is not usually common. In addition to having a tourist information point next to the square, we will be happy to give you various options for things to do and indications of all kinds. Do not hesitate to contact us.