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Escorted Rail Tours to Bilbao

The biggest city in the Basque Country

Beautiful Bilbao is the biggest city in the Basque Country and one of the largest and busiest cities in northern Spain. The glamorous city is framed by the picturesque hills of the Vizcaya Province, which lies further inland.

Travelling to Bilbao by rail means you arrive in the very heart of the city and can begin exploring the fascinating sights as soon as you arrive at the city-centre railway station. With Great Rail Journeys you can travel to Bilbao by rail as part of an exciting tour of northern Spain. Modern Bilbao has emerged from its history as a small trading port to become a fantastic tourist destination, filled with interesting sights and alive with rich Basque culture. On a holiday to Bilbao by rail you can enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with a local guide; included in the tour is 'Las Siete Calles' - the original seven streets that formed the ancient town centre.

No holiday to Bilbao by rail would be complete without visiting the famous Guggenheim Museum, which is filled with modern and contemporary art.

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Portugal & the Douro

Flowing from northern Spain to the ocean in Porto, the Douro River carves our route through a rolling landscape of vineyards towards historic Porto. Exploring not only the ever-changing scenery, but also the gastronomic delights along the way, we continue to vibrant Lisbon, with its Moorish influences and charming streets.

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Bilbao -Travellers Notes

A holiday by rail to Bilbao is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty and glamour of this fascinating town and exciting region of northern Spain. The city boasts a wealth of interesting and informative museums, some of which are famous the world over. The incredible Guggenheim Museum is famous not only for its fantastic modern and contemporary art, but also for the unusual architecture of the building itself. On a holiday by rail to Bilbao you should ensure you have plenty of time to appreciate this world-famous museum, as well as some of the other well-known museums in Bilbao, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de BellasArtes), the Basque Museum (EuskalMuseo) and the Bullfighting Museum (MuseoTaurino).

The city of Bilbao is also the starting point for journeys on board the magnificent 'La Robla' train. With Great Rail Journeys you can enjoy a holiday by rail to Bilbao and, after time to explore the city an museums, leave on board 'La Robla' for an inspiring journey to the hidden gems of northern Spain. La Robla is the sister-train of El Transcantabrico and explore the rugged, mountainous regions in the north of Spain during a three-night adventure.

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