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Does anyone know if a shuttle is required once you get off the ship in Bilbao?  Looking for the easiest way to get to the museum & Old Quarter to do the city on our own. Thank you.

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If cruise company provides shuttle it's about 30 min o/w to Plaza Moya (which is may be 10 min walk to Guggenheim and 20-25 min to old Town). Price in 12-15€. Closest metro is about 30 - 40 min walk from port. And then another 30 min train ride to center of Bilbao. Taxi is 25-30€ ballpark o/w.

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The one time we docked at Bilbao (May last year) the rain was so torrential that no-one went ashore!

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We have an overnight  in Bilbao this Sept. 2019, I'm planning on walking to the nearest Metro station, Neguri and taking it to the old town, and from there walking to the market and the narrow streets. I don't care how long it takes, this is part of the do it your self excursion. We will also walk or maybe ride the tram to the bridge near the Guggenheim, maybe take the funicular up to a veiwpoint, and eventually take the Metro back and walk to the ship. Sounds like a lot of walking but that's what do it yourself is all about.

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On 6/11/2019 at 3:13 AM, bkaction said:

We have an overnight  in Bilbao this Sept. 2019, I'm planning on walking to the nearest Metro station, Neguri and taking it to the old town, and from there walking to the market and the narrow streets. I don't care how long it takes, this is part of the do it your self excursion. We will also walk or maybe ride the tram to the bridge near the Guggenheim, maybe take the funicular up to a veiwpoint, and eventually take the Metro back and walk to the ship. Sounds like a lot of walking but that's what do it yourself is all about.

 

Seems like a good plan, enjoy the narrow streets and stop for lunch whenever you want.

Have fun planing 🙂

 

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On ‎6‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 5:00 AM, samavarcruiser said:

 

Seems like a good plan, enjoy the narrow streets and stop for lunch whenever you want.

Have fun planing 🙂

 

We have docked at Getxo 3 times, once with Princess and twice with HAL.  On each of the ships they tried to sell bus transfers as excursions.  On all three cruises the port (in conjunction with a business organization in Bilbao) provided free shuttle buses.  Of course those who had purchased ship transfer excursions did not get refunds and took the ship excursion buses (no nicer then the free buses).  Whether this is still the situation we do not know, but you might want to ask this question when you are on the ship.  It is also possible to get from Getxo to Bilbao via inexpensive public transit, but this does involve some walking to get to the transportation.

 

Once in Bilbao there is an excellent electric tram/train system for longer distances such as for going out to the museum from downtown (although this is walkable for those of us who love to walk).  Bilbao gets my vote as one of the more improved cities in Europe.  There is a lot to like about this city including their old town (and its lively market), the Museum (better outside then in), the main shopping area, promenade along the river, etc.

 

Hank

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