Gernika
Family-friendly activities

Family-friendly activities
4 activities found

Traveling now? See what’s available for your dates

Top activities in Gernika

13 activities found
Sort by:
Gernika

Gernika

Our most recommended Gernika Family-friendly activities

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe, Gernika, and Mundaka Group Tour

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe, Gernika, and Mundaka Group Tour

Enjoy the best of Bizkaia region. First of all we will make the hike to the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, 241 steps of rock, sea and wind that will take us to enjoy spectacular views. After returning to the starting point and taking a well-deserved rest, we will go to the charming fishing village of Mundaka, on the west bank of the Urdaibai River estuary, where we can see how the modernity of surfers mixes with the tradition of fishermen. in a villa with a unique appeal. Finally we're going to take a deep dive into the heart of Basque history by visiting the legendary Gernika tree and the tragic bombing of the village during the Spanish civil war. Picasso´s Gernika portrayal will be visited along the way. Approximate itinerary: 9:00 Departure from Bilbao 9:45 Arrival at the route of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and hike to the hermitage 11:30 Departure from the area and arrival in Mundaka. Guided walk through the town (pier, church, viewpoint of the Urdaibai estuary). A 20 minutes stop will be provided in a local restaurant (food is not included in the tour price) 1:00 Gernika village guided tour 3:00 Drop off in Bilbao

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Gernika Tour

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Gernika Tour

Departure from Bilbao and direct transfer to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, where we will have two free hours to make the journey across the stone bridge with 241 steps to the top. Gaztelugatxe was one of the places where Game of Thrones was filmed, so as we cross the bridge, it will seem as if we are ascending to Dragonstone. Next, we will leave Gaztelugatxe behind to visit the Biscayan town of Bermeo, a beautiful fishing village with a deep-rooted seafaring tradition, where we will take a walking tour. Our last stop will be Gernika, the Basque town that gives its name to the famous painting by Pablo Picasso, where we will visit its Assembly Hall, one of the few buildings that survived the bombing that took place during the civil war, and its famous Tree of Gernika, a symbol of Basque society.

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Gernika Day Trip

From Bilbao: Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Gernika Day Trip

We will head to the area of Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. Here we will enjoy a beautiful walking route to discover the secrets of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, scene of the famous television series “Game of Thrones”. We recommend that you bring with you comfortable clothing, walking shoes and a bottle of water. In Bermeo, a typical fishing village, we will stop and have free time for lunch. Our guide will recommend various local possibilities. Finally, in Gernika we will visit the area of the Casa de Juntas and the famous Tree of Gernika.

From Bilbao: Basque Coast Tour

From Bilbao: Basque Coast Tour

Follow the river road of Bilbao towards the coast and admire the old industrial areas that once powered Bilbao. You will visit the Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia, the oldest bridge of this type in the world, still active and considered a beloved icon by locals. Afterwards, you will see the neighborhood of Neguri and its old mansions owned by rich industrial managers before you head towards the interior of the province. Admire the traditional local houses and farmhouse structures, and discover the imposing old Castle of Butron. Arrive at the coastal village of Bakio, a popular summer holiday destination among Basque natives, before you follow the beautiful and wild coastal road to arrive to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.  This place is said to be one of the most beautiful locations along the Basque coastline. It is an impressive islet with a hermitage on top and it is connected to the mainland by means of a long stone stairway. Next, you will continue to the fishing town of Bermeo. Here, you will stop to visit its port. Later, you will head to Gernika, seeing the magnificent views of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on the way. In Gernika you will visit the Basque Sacred Tree and the Assembly Hall before returning to Bilbao.

From Bilbao: Vizcaya Bridge, Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo & Gernika

From Bilbao: Vizcaya Bridge, Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo & Gernika

Discover some exciting and historic locations on the Basque Coast on this half day tour. We will travel along the river of Bilbao, discovering the interesting industrial past of the city and once we arrive to the coastal area, we will stop at the Transporter Bridge of Biscay, a UNESCO World Heritage designated site. We will see the Bridge from below (no access). Eventually we will arrive to the Biosphere of Urdaibai and we will see the views of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from its lookout point located at the distance, a filming location of the famous TV series “Game of Thrones” (note: there is no trekking route included to Gaztelugatxe hermit). Later we will stop in Bermeo, an important basque fishermen village and have a nice brake with a tasting of a quality pintxo. Finally, we will stop in Gernika, and enjoy a visit to the interesting area of the Assembly house and Tree of Gernika.

Gernika Walking Tour: War and Peace

Gernika Walking Tour: War and Peace

A very entertaining walking tour to explore Gernika-Lumo, where you will learn many facts and curiosities about basque culture, our history, our traditions, what really happend in 1937´s bombing or how did picasso ended up creating the famouse painting... among other things. Gernika is an small town located around a half-hour drive from the city of Bilbao, also well connected to Bilbao by train and buses. We only work with profesional guides: friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable and fun. So it feels save to say that you will enjoy the experience!

Half day to Bermeo, Gaztelugatxe and Guernica with boat trip

Half day to Bermeo, Gaztelugatxe and Guernica with boat trip

We will meet at the Puppy, the iconic floral sculpture and mascot of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, to set off for Bermeo, the first stop on our excursion. After about an hour's drive, we will arrive at this fishing village, declared a unesco World Heritage Site. We will make a brief stop and then head to the port to board the boat. On this trip we will come across geographical features, such as Cape Matxitxako or the Akatz Rock, which will give us some impressive panoramic views. The guide will tell us all the details about the vegetation while we enjoy this experience. We will also talk about the lamias, the mythological beings that live in the depths. From our boat we will also be able to admire San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the famous setting that appears in the Game of Thrones series. This enclave has become one of the major tourist attractions on the Basque Coast. At the top of this rocky islet is a 10th-century hermitage, a medieval-style temple that can be reached by climbing 241 steps carved into the rock. Once we have finished our maritime tour, we will go to the town of Guernica. Here we will enjoy a guided tour to discover the main tourist attractions such as the Parque de los Pueblos or the church of Santa María. We will also have free time to stroll around this historic town. We can take the opportunity to buy some gifts, visit the Peace Museum, admire its natural surroundings or taste some of the pintxos (tapas) of its delicious gastronomy. Explore the most charming villages of the Basque Country on this excursion to Bermeo, Gaztelugatxe and Guernica with boat trip included. Book your places now!

From San Sebastian: Guggenheim and Basque Coast Day Trip

From San Sebastian: Guggenheim and Basque Coast Day Trip

A day trip in a van through back roads of the Basque coast, visiting historic town and unique natural landscapes, ending up in the most cosmopolitan city in the Basque Country. The road has curves (a few) but there will be plenty of stops to breathe the sea air and contemplate the horizon. The French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote: “Gernika is the happiest town in the world. Their affairs are governed by a board of peasants that meets under an oak tree and always makes the fairest decisions ”. And here we go, to the city bombed by Nazi planes in 1937 that inspired one of the most well-known paintings in the world, Picasso’s mural-sized “Guernica”. We will visit the city and, of course, the tree under which the (we hope) “fairer decisions” are made. Memorize this name: ‘Urdaibai’ and try to pronounce it well (it’s not easy, we know) because you won’t forget it. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco, Urdaibai is a large estuary at which mountains, rivers, the sea and large stretches of sand come together. Depending on the tide and time of day, the landscape (and the dozens of birds that inhabit it) may be radically different. We’ll also stop at Mundaka, a hot spot on the world's ‘surfaris’ routes: its beach has one of the most (possibly the most) perfect waves on the planet, with a left-hand break. Some call it “Dragonstone,” but its name is San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an islet connected to the ground by a line of 241 stairs and crowned by a hermitage. Gaztelugatxe became ultra-famous after appearing in the Games Of Thrones series disguised as Dragonstone: Though the 'castle' is a cgi effect, everything else (dizzying cliffs, sharp rocks, flocks of birds, the noise of the sea ...) is rabidly real . The people of Bilbao have always claimed that their city was the capital of the world. When the Guggenheim museum opened in 1997, that prophecy came true and the building became an architectural phenomenon whose influence has spilled over into the rest of the city. The people of Bilbao say that the museum is actually the “doghouse” of Puppy, the iconic statue that welcomes you at the entrance (Basque ironic mode on). We’ll get to know the building and its main works of contemporary art.

Gaztelugatxe and Gernika Tour From San Sebastian

Gaztelugatxe and Gernika Tour From San Sebastian

Discover the Basque region that surrounds Bilbao called Biscay (Bizkaia in Basque language) during a full-day trip from San Sebastian. Fall in love with the charming 10th century hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and climb its 241 stairs to get to the top and enjoy its magnificent views. Game of Thrones' 7th season was shot here, so find yourself at Dragonstone! After a little break to have a rest learn about Basque history by visiting the legendary Gernika tree and the tragic bombing of the village during the Spanish civil war. Picasso´s Gernika portrayal will be visited along the way. The tour is conducted in bilingual (English and Spanish), so our guides will speak both languages simultaneously

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Urdaibai

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Urdaibai

The perfect combination of breath-taking sights, history and culture If there were a region in the Basque Country that combines great nature and vibrant history, it would be the Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai. We will visit some of the most beautiful places in the entire Basque Country, which are also key to understanding the history and culture of this land. A visit to Urdaibai, an area where I have grown up, visiting world-known places such as San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Gernika or Bermeo. Our trip will first take us to the area of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (we do not access the chapel and stairs on this tour), famous for being the setting for Dragonstone in the famous series “Game of Thrones”. Currently, due to a landslide it is not possible to visit the chapel, so we will access several viewpoints to contemplate the beauty of the place. We will continue to Bermeo, to visit what was the capital of the province until 1602 and discover a central element of Basque history: the sea. The visit ends in Gernika, a key town for understanding Basque culture, where we will discover the tragic story of its bombing, which inspired Picasso to paint his famous painting “Guernica”. I would love for you to accompany me to discover my favourite area in the entire Basque Country. After Gernika, we drive back to the Old Town of Bilbao, where visit concludes. I have grown up playing, swimming and fishing in this beautiful corner of our geography and today is the day I want to share it with you, do you dare?

Frequently asked questions about Gernika Family-friendly activities

What are other things to do than Family-friendly activities that are worth visiting in Gernika?

The other unmissable things to do in Gernika are:

Top Attractions in Gernika

Things to Do in Gernika

Cities in Spain

Other Sightseeing Options in Gernika

Want to discover all there is to do in Gernika? Click here for a full list.