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Jakob

San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Kaixo, my name is Jakob and I'm really looking forward to sharing the great experience of the Basque Country with you.

Whatever you're looking for and wherever you want to go, I'll take you there!

I was born in Sweden 40 years ago and coming from an international seafaring family I soon started travelling. I basically worked and studied my way across the world before meeting a Basque girl and settling down here in beautiful San Sebastián some 15 years ago and like to think of myself as a citizen of the world.

Now I operate as a professional tour guide and freelance journalist out of San Sebastián, or Donostia as we say here. I like to think that home is where the heart is and the Basque Country really conquered mine. It's a pretty unique place that combines wonderful nature with interesting history and ground breaking gastronomy. And you know what the best part is? It's really accessible, you just need the right guide and you're on your way.

I give my tours in English, Spanish or Scandinavian. And I speak english not spanglish!

A Recent Review of this guide

Jakob, our tour guide in Bilbao, Spain, and surrounding Basque countryside, provided us with a most pleasant day. He was articulate; knowledgeable about the culture, history, and points of interest. He set a pace based upon our interests. We had a memorable day, and would wholeheartedly recommend Jakob to anyone traveling in this area.
Frederick Stewart

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Credentials

I am a professional tour guide with my own company based in San Sebastián. That means I unlike many non professional guides have all the permits and insurances to guarantee your safety and high quality services. Besides working with tourists in various European locations I hold a masters degree in journalism from the University of Gothenburg and I also studied communication at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

I'm certified as a bilingual Spanish speaker by the Instituto Cervantes in Spain and also hold a certificate in studies of Basque Culture from the USAC program at the Universidad del País Vasco.

Full driving license for cars and motorbikes with vast experience of driving different types of both.

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Tours by Jakob

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Private tour guide Jakob

Private guide San Sebastián

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Customized full day tour by private guide San Sebastián

642 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Private guide Bilbao

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Customized full day tour by private guide Bilbao

701 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Bilbao and Biscay coastline

Full day shore excursion with a private guide

701 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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San Sebastian, Txakoli winery and coastal,...

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Basque coastal villages: Getaria, Zarautz and Donostia

701 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Scenic Bilbao private tour

Full day shore excursion: Guggenheim, Old Part, mount Artxanda

701 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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The Essence of Basque Country private,...

Experience it all in one day: Biarritz, San Juan de Luz and Hondarribia.

701 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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San Sebastián pilgrim hike: private tour,...

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Hiking part of the St James's Trail with outdoor lunch

333 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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