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Cruises to Bilbao

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The 2024 No-Fly Spain & Portugal Discovery

Sky Princess 02 Nov 2024 14 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton, England - Lisbon - Seville (Cadiz) - Gibraltar - Cartagena, Spain - Barcelona - Malaga - Bilbao - Southampton, England
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(full fare £1,879) Inside from £1,829pp

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2025 5★ No-Fly Gems of Spain & France

Vista 03 Jun 2025 12 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Saint-Malo, France - Bordeaux, France - San Sebastián de la Gomera - Gijon, Spain - La Coruna, Spain - Bilbao, Spain - La Rochelle, France - Brest, France - Paris...
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(full fare £5,509) Balcony from £4,299pp

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2024 5★ No-Fly Delights of France

Marina 10 Sep 2024 12 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Bruges (Zeebrugge) - Paris (from Le Havre), France - Saint-Malo, France - Lorient, France - La Rochelle, France - Bordeaux, France - Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz),...
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(full fare £6,269) Balcony from £4,949pp

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What to see in Bilbao

Bilbao, nestled in Spain's Basque Country, is a city of artistic innovation and gastronomic delights. Its Guggenheim Museum is an architectural icon, while its charming Old Town offers a taste of Basque culture. With Michelin-starred restaurants and lively pintxos bars, Bilbao is a vibrant fusion of tradition and modernity.

No cruise to Bilbao would be complete without experiencing the architectural masterpiece that is the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Located near the city's port, this iconic building designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry is an art piece in itself, with its curvaceous titanium-clad exterior reflecting the changing light of the day. Inside, the museum houses a world-class collection of contemporary and modern art, featuring works by artists like Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor. The galleries showcase a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums, making it a cultural haven for art enthusiasts.

Just a short walk from Bilbao's port, the Casco Viejo, or Old Town, is a charming and historic neighbourhood that transports you back in time. Its narrow winding streets, centuries-old buildings and lively plazas offer a glimpse into Bilbao's rich cultural heritage. One of Casco Viejo's main attractions is the Santiago Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic architecture. Inside, you can admire its intricate stained glass windows, religious artefacts and the serene atmosphere of this sacred space.

A short drive or a scenic metro ride from Bilbao's port will take you to the remarkable Vizcaya Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a testament to engineering ingenuity. This suspension bridge, also known as the "Puente Colgante" in Spanish, spans the Nervión River and connects the towns of Getxo and Portugalete. What sets the Vizcaya Bridge apart is its unique design, which includes a gondola or "hanging ferry" that transports both pedestrians and vehicles across the river. The gondola is suspended from a horizontal cable, allowing it to glide smoothly from one side to the other. It's the world's oldest transporter bridge of its kind and remains fully operational.

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