Situated on the banks of the Nervión, Bilbao is the largest city in Spain’s Basque Country. Milder and rainier than most other parts of Spain (temperatures here rarely fall below freezing in winter nor rise much above 25°C even…

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Situated on the banks of the Nervión, Bilbao is the largest city in Spain’s Basque Country. Milder and rainier than most other parts of Spain (temperatures here rarely fall below freezing in winter nor rise much above 25°C even in the height of summer), the greenery of Bilbao is both a blessing and a curse: the climate here is as much a welcome relief from the heat of the dry plains in the south as a thorn in the side of those hoping for a day at the beach. But the shore of the Bay of Biscay isn’t really the main attraction—instead, Bilbao is perhaps the best place in the world to experience the ancient culture and language of the Basque people, which has stubbornly held its own over thousands of years and is now completely unlike any modern-day culture in Europe.

The main football club is Athletic Club, commonly known as Athletic Bilbao in English. It plays at the new San Mamés stadium, which opened in 2013 and seats 53,332 spectators.[169] Athletic Bilbao was one of the founding members of the Spanish football league, La Liga, and has played in the Primera División (First Division) ever since – winning it on eight occasions. Its red and white striped flag can be seen throughout the city. Athletic are noted for its Basque policy, with only players born in or having clear connection to the Basque Country or Navarre being allowed to represent the club.

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Day 1

Morning

Coach transfer from required location to Dublin Airport
Flight from Dublin to bilbao

Afternoon

Arrival in Bilbao airport
Coach transfer to the accommodation
Check into accommodation in Bilbao

Evening

Visit to Local Attractions in PBilbao

Day 2

Morning

Breakfast in the Hotel/Hostel
Morning at leisure
Coach Transfer to the match

Afternoon

Match kick off

Evening

Day 3

Morning

Breakfast
Hotel Check out

Afternoon

Free Time
Coach Transfer to the Airport

Evening

Departure from Bilbao
Arrival in Dublin airport
Travel to the school

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