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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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.

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

"El caso de los amores proscritos" (The case of the banned lovers) visit

Literary tourism tour inspired by the suspense novel "El caso de los amores proscritos". With the author herself, Marta Extramiana, the visit journeys through 19th-century Vitoria, when the city was known as 'Athens of the north'.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish. | Meeting point: Tourist Office (Plaza de España, 1).

Bookings: Tourist Office. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Dates and times:

  • December: 19th at 11:45 am.
Bicycle tours

Vitoria-Gasteiz is considered the second best city in Spain for cycling and, in this case, the visit takes place in the company of an expert guide. Pedal along this route and you'll be captivated by the European Green Capital 2012 and Green Global City 2019.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish. | Meeting point: calle Lope de Larrea, 2. View with Google Maps(Opens in new window).

Bookings: Tourist Office. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Dates and times:

  • November: 29th at 10:15 am.
Santa Isabel Cemetery

A visit that combines art and memory, history and anecdote. 57.072m2 of Art and Memory. A place to discover.

Price: €6/person. Children under 12 free of charge | Language: Spanish | Meeting point: Main gate of the Cemetery of Santa Isabel (Portal de Arriaga, 26ª(Opens in new window)).

Bookings: Tourist Office. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Dates and times:

  • December: 13, 20 and 27th at 11:00 am.
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: Tourist Office (Plaza de España, 1).

Bookings: Tourist Office. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Dates and times:

  • November: 27th at 5:15 pm.
  • December: 4, 11 and 18 at 5:45 pm
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 and Basque. | Meeting point: Tourist Office (Plaza de España, 1).

Bookings: Tourist Office. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Dates and times:

  • "La ruta de la luz" (The light route): 22 December at 10:30 (Spanish) and 11:45 (Basque).
  • El camino del agua" (The path of the water): 29 December at 10:30 (Spanish) and 11:45 (Basque)
The 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: Tourist Office (Plaza de España, 1).

Bookings: Tourist Office. | Tel. 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Dates and times:

  • November: 27th at 5:15 pm.
  • December: 19 and 26th at 5:15 pm.

Guided tours companies

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

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