Tips for Burgos mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Burgos bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Burgos. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Burgos. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Burgos highlights.

Meet Burgos province, with group in bus or minibus rental with driver

There are a variety of routes for a travel in a rented bus that will allow you to get to know this province. On these you may admire the diverse monuments, castles and historic relics. This can be done independently, in a group, with or without a guide. The routes are La Ruta del Buen Conde which goes from Saldañuela to La Yecla; La Ruta Señorial that starts at Santa Marina and goes to Portillo de Busto; La Alta Sierra  that begins at Jaramillo de la Fuente and ends at Nelia; La Ruta de Peña Amaya that starts at Amaya and finishes at Tolbaños and finally La Ruta de las Montañas which runs from the Santander Highway (carretera de Santander) to Soncillo and ends up at Las Machrorras.

Catedral de Santa María en Burgos

Catedral de Santa María en Burgos credit: TuscasasruralesCC BY-ND 2.0

Your trip with coach or minibus with driver hire around Burgos can also has as destination The Museum of Human Evolution (Museo de la Evolución Humana) and the Cathedral of Santa Maria (La Catedral de Santa Maria) both of which may be found in the city of Burgos is recommended as well. In addition you should visit the city of Medina de Pomar (la ciudad de Medina de Pomar) with its interesting and beautiful urban complex and Aranda de Duero with its monumental patrimony and famous cuisine. If you want more information, you may consult your travel agency, tour operator or guide about interesting places to see.

Miguelón.Museo de la Evolución Humana.Burgos

Miguelón.Museo de la Evolución Humana.Burgos credit: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía & Video CC BY-SA 2.0


When you are ready to choose a place to eat, we suggest to travel to the Restaurante El Palomar in Atapuerca, a rustic cafe with a terrace-garden and home cooking. Mesón El Pastor in Aranda de Duero is ideal for enjoying their  famous baked lamb and their wines, and finally there is Restaurante El Prado de las Merinas in Caleruega with its large windows that let you get to know the city and the garden.

Morcilla de Burgos

Morcilla de Burgos credit: Javier Lastras CC BY 2.0

Business travel and tourism with minibus hire with driver

Palacio de Congresos de Burgos is a place where events are held and congresses or professional meetings take place there as well. It is an area where vine is produced and we suggest to take a break and visit one of the wine routes of this province in a minibus rented with chauffeur.

Tourism in Burgos city with coach or minibus hire with driver

You can rent a bus with driver for your group the city or in Burgos Province. There’s a great variety of options for guided tours of Burgos; a list of routes includes Arco de Santa María (Saint Mary’s Arch), which goes through downtown and goes by El Museo de la Farmacia (The Pharmacy Museum); Historia en Piedra (History in Stone), which passes through streets in the historic district and several monuments; Ruta Teatralizada  El Cid (Dramatized Route of El Cid), which reflects the life of El Cid and the legendary poems of Mio Cid.

Cid Campeador

Cid Campeador credit: Mario Martí CC BY 2.0

Bicycle Tours and Rental in Burgos

The city council of Burgos has also implemented a more ecologically sound form of transportation by creating bicycle paths and rental stores that are accessible to locals. There are various bicycle rental companies, like Bicibur, which is the Free Bicycle Lending System, and there are others that are geared towards tourism and also offer guided tours, such as Reciclet, Bike Extrem, and Movimiento.

Touristic points of interest in Burgos with autobus rented with chauffeur


The city offers unique tourist attractions, so we recommend that you at least visit the Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos); The Human Evolution Complex (el Complejo de la Evolución Humana), one of the works of architect Navarro Baldeweg, which is shaped like the Congressional Palace; the Human Evolution Museum (el Museo de la Evolución Humana); and the National Investigation Center (Centro Nacional de Investigación). 

Museo de la Evolución Humana.Burgos

Museo de la Evolución Humana.Burgos credit: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía & VideoCC BY-SA 2.0

Santa María la Real de las Huelgas Monastery

Besides its halls, cloisters, and the Museum of Fine Fabrics (el Museo de Ricas Telas), this monestary also contains the sepulchers of the kings who founded it.
If you take a walk through the middle of the medieval district, near the Cathedral, we suggest that you stop by El Paseo del Espolón, which a symbol of the city and is near Teatro Principal (Main Theatre), the island that serves as the city"s botanical garden, and El Paseo del Espoloncillo, on the other side of the river across from Espolón with some monuments to El Cid.
La Casa del Cordón, an ancient palace with royal ropes carved into the entrance, and Cartuja de Miraflores, a fifteenth century monastery which is home to the tomb of John II, are considered to be some of the best places to visit in Burgos.
You can take a microbus or taxi to downtown Burgos to see Plaza Santa María, which has a fountain in the middle and is surrounded by the Cathedral and Church of San Sebastián and Plaza de la Libertad (Liberty Square), which was known as Plaza de los Mercados (Market Square) until the 19th century.

Catedral de Burgos,Virgen María

Catedral de Burgos,Virgen María    credit: Enrique López-Tamayo Bios  CC BY 2.0

What to see during your tour in Burgos with a rented minibus with driver

If you want to rent a bus for an excursion or trip that originates or terminates in Burgos, we suggest including these stops in your itinerary:

La Habitación Sonora

A bar where you can enjoy good music, the kind that soothes the soul,  and have a few drinks, or you could enjoy a more sinful spectacle at Grotésque Club. This bar special bar is located on Barrio Gimeno Street in downtown.

Castle View Point (Mirador del Castillo)

A must-see vista for anyone taking a trip through the city. This scenic vista is located below the castle and offers a panoramic view of the city. It also has a bar from which you can admire the city of Burgos. It’s located on top of Burgos Hill.

Statue of El Cid

Located in the middle of downtown, in la Plaza del Cid, this monument is one of the most beloved by the inhabitants of Burgos. This statue was erected in 1955 by Franco and also has a small garden.

Situated near Plaza Mayor in downtown, inside an eighteenth-century house. It has multiple floors and lift to get to them. It features flavors from around the world with a very varied menu that doesn’t hurt your wallet too badly.

Casa Quintanilla

Located on La Paloma Street in downtown, you can buy the famous Burgos cheese and blood sausage here. This is considered to be a very special store, where the owner attends to clients in person. You can also get some delicious licorice here.


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