Useful tips for Zaragoza bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Zaragoza. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Zaragoza. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Zaragoza highlights.
To enjoy the fresh air, walks and the trees, we recommend a trip with coach and minibus with driver hire around Zaragoza to some of the nature parks. One of them is Parque Natural Monasterio de Piedra with beautiful waterfalls, a monastery and incredible fauna, it one of the most beautiful ones that you can find in the world and is only 66 miles(100km) from the city of Zaragoza. Then you can travel to Parque Natural del Moncayo with the Sierra del Moncayo which is in the central part of the Iberian mountain range and between the basins of the rivers Ebro and Duero with high mountains springs, lakes and vegetation that is from the tertiary age or Espacio de Interés Natural Montes de Zuera that is an ecological reserve that is the natural lung for Zaragoza. Finally you have Bajo Gallego that was declared as a place of interest and has an important forest with a variety of birds of prey.
The province of Zaragoza also known as the fourth Aragon space offers many options for tourism. If you want to spoil yourself with a thermal bath you should travel to Complejo Balneario Termal de la Vírgen, in Jaraba, where you can personally know the benefits of springs of Jarabas better known as Agua de las Ninfas.
The most interesting tour in this province is Ruta del Vino de Calatayud because this city is considered the capital of wine making in the region. There you can taste wine, tour vineyards and visit other wineries such as Bodegas Vinae Mureri in Murero with its Murero wines; Bodegas San Alejandro in Miedes de Aragon with its wines Viñas de Miedes and Baltasar Gracion or Bodegas y Viñedos del Jalán y Langa located in Calatayud with its first rate wine Las Pizarra.
Oficina de Congresos de Zaragoza that is also called Zaragoza Convention Bureau is the place where you can find out about business tourism. Travel agencies, tour operators that want to plan a meeting seminar or event in this province can consult with the bureau whose offices are on Plaza España 2 in the city of Zaragoza.
When it is time to eat, and to eat “as God ordered” we suggest to travel to Restaurant Octava Milla in Utebo with a vanguard decor with a classical touch, an exclusive bodega and menu; Restaurant Hospedería Mesón de la Dolores in Calatayud with a gothic style and with its own ethnographic museum and “market cuisine” or Restaurant Brujas de Bécquer in Tarazona, with cuisine from Aragon and fresh produce.
You can rent a bus for you group in the city or in Zaragoza Province. Given the variety of trips and routes that there are in Zaragoza, we’ve made a list of a few of the best of them, such as La Seo (The See) or Catedral de San Salvador (Cathedral of the Holy Saviour), built in the year 1121, which is the Cathedral of Zaragoza and next to Pilar, is one of the symbols of the city. Below its foundations lie the ancient Roman forum of Caesar Augustus. El Pilar de Zaragoza, built in 1443, is situated in La Plaza del Pilar, also called Plaza de las Catedrales (Plaza of the Cathedrals), on the bank of the Ebro River, contains the impressive Basílica del Pilar (Basilica of Pilar), which is a jewel of the baroque style.
Under the Zaragoza en BIZI, local residents and tourists are provided with highly accessible bike rentals. Those who want to rent a particular type of bike will need to head to commercial establishments, such as Recicleta, Ciclos Almozara, or Ciclos Cabrera, to rent one. Currently there are a number of businesses where they rent bicycles to tourists and also give out information about bike tours through the city.
We highly recommend El Choco Tour (The Chocolate Tour). This novel tour allows you to enjoy chocolates of varying textures and flavors. Throughout this tour you"ll visit important chocolate-making establishments in the historic district as well as nearby monuments. Along the way you"ll visit and enjoy chocolates at a number of traditional establishments that make up the lifeblood of the city, such as Chocolatería Valor, la Pastelería Fantoba, which was founded in 1856, la Pastelería Capricho, and of course, Häagen-Dazs.
We also recommend taking a walk through the city of Zaragoza to see the work of Goya, to see the artwork of Aragonese painter El Pilar, and to visit the Camón Aznar Museum and the Museum of Zaragoza.
You can plan a guided tour of the downtown area via coach rented with driver to visit Luis Buñuel Metropolitan Waterfront Park (El Parque Metropolitano del Agua Luis Buñuel), a park located next to the International Expo building (el edificio de la Exposición Internacional). This urban park is full of trees and places where you can take a rest under the shade; it also offers a variety of activities and services for visitors.
If you would like to rent a bus for an excursion or trip that starts or ends in Zaragoza, we suggest that you include these stops in your itinerary:
On Coso Street, right downtown. The décor is reminiscent of an Irish pub. The walls are full of pictures and objects related to railways. It has an enormous bar and several booths to accommodate you. You can go get a coffee in the daytime and come back for a brew at nighttime. They hold concerts in the basement.
A cute little antiques market where you can see and buy all kinds of things, including books, paintings, furniture, silverware, and games. Also, there are several stalls on the sides where they sell food, though most of the vendors in this market sell antiques. This special market is located in the Plaza San Bruno in the city’s historic district.
A spectacular site where you can also visit the Roman baths. At the end of the day they do a nighttime tour during which they show a movie (projected onto huge screens around the theatre) about what this place was like in Roman times. This museum is on San Jorge Street.
Located on Plaza de San Pedro Nolasco Street in downtown. They have permanent exhibits of glass lanterns that are used at dusk on October 13th for a parade, simulating the beads of a rosary. Each lantern is hand-made by artisans; some of them are more than 100 years old. When you go into the museum, it’s very dark; you see the lanterns light up one by one until finally they’re all lit. It’s an incredible experience.None