Back to the Prehistory- Tito Bustillo World Heritage Site & Dinosaur Coast

8 Hours

This day tour brings you back to the prehistory in Asturias!

Asturias has a great variety of prehistoric treasures. You can find dozens of caves with unique prehistoric cave art. And along the coast between Gijon and Ribadesella, there are at least nine sites where you can discover original dinosaur fossils.

We’ll visit multiple prehistoric sites during this tour:

  • Tito Bustillo Cave, a World Heritage Site with one of the most spectacular examples of prehistoric cave art in Europe;
  • Tito Bustillo Cave Art Centre with replicates of the inaccessible parts of the Tito Bustillo Cave;
  • Ardines Cave, a geological dome of more than 40 meters in height (if time permits);
  • Dinosaur Museum of Asturias;
  • Asturias’ beautiful coast to discover gigantic prehistoric dinosaur footprints.*

If you want to go back to the prehistory in Asturias, this is the tour for you!

* The order depends on the available time slots of the guided visits for the particular day


This tour let you discover two main aspects of Asturias’ prehistory: prehistoric cave art and dinosaur fossils.

The paleolithic art discovered in the Tito Bustillo Cave in 1968 is among Europe’s most spectacular cave art. We’ll visit the most impressive “panel” with over 100 figures, among which the famous depictions of bovines, horses and deer.

Since not all of Tito Bustillo’s panels are accessible for the public, we’ll also visit the nearby Tito Bustillo Cave Art Center. The center contains replicas of the other cave art. It also gives an excellent impression of the hunter-gatherers that occupied this area between 35.000 and 10.000 years ago. They made the art, and we’ll learn everything about their lives and habits.

If time permits, we’ll also visit the Ardines Cave, which is part of the Tito Bustillo Cave complex. It’s an impressive cave of over 40 meters in height.

Afterwards, we’ll drive along Asturias’ Dinosaur Coast to Colunga. This part of the coast gets its name because of the abundant presence of original dinosaur footprints and fossil bones from dinosaurs and other Jurassic reptiles.

Here, we’ll guide you around the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) where you can learn everything about these impressive reptiles that inhabited the earth between 251 and 65 million years ago.

Finally, we’ll take a stroll along the beautiful coast to search for original dinosaur footprints. These sauropod tracks are among the largest in the world!

Note: Since the itinerary of the day depends on the availability of entrance tickets to the Tito Bustillo cave, the order of the places we’ll visit can change. However, we’ll visit all the places mentioned. We’ll inform you about the exact program after your reservation.

Please check the group discount button for more info on the prices per group. The minimum number of people required to do the tour is 2. If you want to do the tour alone, you can, but you have to pay the price for 2 persons. If you want to do this tour with more than 5 persons, please consult us for a customized proposal.

This tour is available using your own or private transportation. Prices depicted are based on using your own transportation. Please send us a message at to consult us about the possibilities for private transportation. 

The trip cost includes

  • Private guide
  • Admission to the Tito Bustillo Cave, Tito Bustillo Art Centre, Ardines cave and the Jurassic Museum of Asturias
  • Insurances

The trip cost excludes

  • Lunch. You can bring your own lunch or choose to have lunch in the Tito Bustillo Art Centre or the Jurassic Museum.
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, additional food etc).


Is this tour suitable for children?

This tour is suitable for children from 7 years (children under 7 are not allowed to enter the cave). This tour is exciting and fun for kids because of the combination of visiting a cave, beach and the dinosaur museum.

I am not able to join the tour on the selected dates. Is there a possibility to select another date?

Yes! Contact us at, tell us about your preferred dates and we will do our best to meet your preferences!

How do I book this tour?

You can book this tour via the menu on the upper right side of the screen. Select a tour date and fill in the number of travelers. Then click ‘book now’. A new screen opens which indicates the final price (including group discount if applicable). You can then pay for the tour via our online payment system ‘stripe’ or via Paypal express. You will receive a confirmation email. Please check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ email box since sometimes, our confirmation email ends up there. A few days before the tour, you will receive an email with the last information (where to meet, what to bring etc.).

I am no longer able to participate in this tour. How do I cancel it?

The possibility to cancel a tour depends on the reasons and timing. For more information, please check ‘Cancellation Policy’ under the Terms and Conditions on this website.

Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 2 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. Memorable day in Asturias
    By Cindy Silver
    from Spain
    October 21, 2022
    Debora de Block guided us to a very memorable October day in Asturias, Spain. Immediately at pick up from our hotel, Debora was warm and friendly like a long-time friend. She put together a custom tour route for us -- a sidra llagar (brewery,) a famous prehistoric cave with wall paintings, a walk at the coast, and an incredible viewpoint where we saw high peaks, the coast, a lovely fishing harbor and village. For lunch, the fish and shellfish was fresh and fantastic, from a seaside restaurant.
    Date of Experience: October 14, 2022
  2. One of the highlights of our trip to Europe
    By William James
    from USA
    September 25, 2023
    Debora's tour to see the Jurassic Museum of Asturias, a walk along Las Griegas Beach to see 100 million year old dinosaur footprints, and the Tito Bustillo Cave to see 20,000 year old prehistoric cave art, was one of the highlights of our trip to Europe. Debora was well-organized, accommodating of my request to combine the itineraries from two of her tours, and an excellent guide and companion.
    Date of Experience: September 15, 2023

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Back to the Prehistory- Tito Bustillo World Heritage Site & Dinosaur Coast
Group Discount Available
From € 136
/ Adult
  • 8 hours
  • 10 am- 6 pm
  • 2-5 persons
  • Own transportation
  • English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), Spanish (Conversational)
  • March-October
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