Guided tours - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Get to know Vitoria-Gasteiz hand in hand with professional guides, on routes designed so that you enjoy a city which has been certified as a Sustainable Tourism Destination as much as possible. The capital of the Basque Country has also received the Global Green City and European Green Capital awards.

Visits to the Santa María Cathedral and the Ancient Wall

The Abierto por obras (Open for Works) programme takes us on a journey through time. Drawing upon its restoration work, we can get to know its origins (the first Santa María temple, in the Romanesque style and attached to the wall) and the work being carried out to reinforce the current Gothic cathedral in the 21st century.
Information and reservations: Fundación Catedral Santa Maria(Opens in new window).

Guided tours organized by the tourist office

The Tourism Office of Vitoria-Gasteiz organizes various guided tours so you can discover and get to know the city. Likewise at Easter, summer, long weekends and at Christmas, thematic routes are organised to unique buildings: palaces, churches, museums...
Information and reservations: Tourist office | Tel. +34 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Visit the Medieval Quarter

Turismo - Visita Casco Medieval

Lose yourself in the Medieval Quarter of Vitoria-Gasteiz, declared a Monumental Site. Its medieval layout remains intact and walking around it means tracing the history of the city, discovering the ancient wall, civilian buildings, palaces, tower houses and temples that are home to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical art.

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Tourism for the whole family
Children’s tour of the Medieval Quarter: “Vitoria-Gasteiz for little ones”

Turismo - Visita familiar

An entertaining and educational family stroll designed for little ones with the aim of helping them to discover some of the most beautiful corners of the Medieval Quarter. It’s a tour with a green undertone where clues and proposals are put forward in order to look after and preserve our environment.

More information on the children’s tour of the medieval quarter

Guided tour in the sanctuary of Estibaliz: "The mistery of the corbels"

Did you know that little-known secrets are hidden in the stones of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Estíbaliz? This tour will help you discover a magical place in family.

Price: €6/person. Children under 5: free. From the age of 5 to 11: €4. From the age of 12: €6. | Language: Spanish and Basque. | Meeting point: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Estibaliz(Opens in new window).

Bookings: Visitors Centre. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Literary tours:
El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca (The Silence of the White City)

Turismo - Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

Discover the backdrops where the successful novel El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca by the author from Vitoria, Eva García Sáenz de Urturi, are set.

More information: “El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca” visit.

El caso de los amores proscritos (The case of outlawed loves)

Literary route inspired by the suspense novel "The case of outlawed loves". Following the author herself, Marta Extramiana, the visit covers Vitoria in the 19th century, when the city was known as the Athens of the North.

Price: €6/person, children under 12 for free.

Language: Spanish.

Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window).

Dates: 20th of March at 11:45am.

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Theatrical tours

Price: €6/person, children under 12 for free.

Language: Spanish.

Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window).

The sweet route

This route will allow you to discover the city's centuries-old pastry tradition and taste some of its delicious creations.

Dates: 6, 13, 20 and 27th of March at 10:45am (Spanish) and 5:45pm (Bilingual).

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Singular tours
Santa Isabel Cemetery

This cemetery takes its name from an ancient hermitage and its adjoining neighborhood. Founded in the early 19th century with mass burials following a typhus epidemic.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish. | Meeting point: Santa Isabel Cemetery(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Sustainable guided tours

A visit to awaken the senses: the route invites us to enter nature and learn how it offers us many solutions to complex problems.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish. | Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

The path of water (El camino del agua)

What is the path of the water to our taps? How we do it in Vitoria-Gasteiz, one of the most sustainable cities in Europe, deserves to be told and lived.

Dates: March 13th at 11am.

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

The light route (Ruta de la luz)

Imagining the life that hides behind the windows is captivating, even more so if we think about how it was several centuries ago.

Dates: March 20th at 11am.

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

A city in motion

Learn about the evolution of transport in the city. From horses, cars and stagecoaches to bikes, buses and trams. Discover these fascinating changes in a tour in which you will rescue images from the past.

Dates: March 27th at 11am.

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Other kind of themed tours
Stories of the city that laughs

Laughter and humor are innate qualities of the human being. On this tour we will discover how humor has evolved in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz over the centuries and the stories of its inhabitants, from its founding to the present day.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish and Basque. | Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

Dates: 6, 13, 20 and 27th of March at 5:30pm.

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Murals Route

Colourful emotions and vindications on the city's façades: discover an open-air art gallery in the form of murals created collaboratively.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish and Basque. | Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Dates in March:

  • 12, 19 and 26th at 4:15pm (Basque).
  • 13, 20 and 27th at 12:00pm (Spanish).
St. James' Way

For everyone fascinated by history and knowledge. The route is, in itself, a journey upon which you'll discover the city: visit the Medieval Quarter, the Neoclassical Ensanche and the Senda area in a unique tour among age-old nooks and century-old trees.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish. | Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Sculpture route

The sculptures that populate its spaces make Vitoria-Gasteiz an open-air museum, sign up to discover it.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish. | Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

Dates: 6, 13, 20 and 27th of March at 5:45pm, and 21st of March at 11:30am

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Ladies of Estibaliz

Meet the women who built the jewel of the Romanesque of the Basque Country.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish and Basque. | Meeting point: Vitoria's Visitor Centre(Opens in new window) (Plaza España, 1).

Dates.

February: 6, 13, 20 and 27th of March at 11:30am (Basque) and 5:30pm (Spanish).

Shop online(Opens in new window) or call the Visitor Centre at 945 16 15 98.

Guided tours companies

Consult the tourist visits offered by different companies in the city.

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