Mary BrandesUnited States
Yvonne UhrichUnited States
Jakob was very entertaining. His love and appreciation of the Basque area and culture were and enhancement to the stunning scenery. He is a great conversationalist and answered all of our many questions. I highly recommend the tour and guide and would hire him again if ever in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys, I had a great time with you three!
James GallmanUnited States
I highly recommend Jakob for tours of beautiful Bilbao! Our trip with Jakob was wonderful! He was prompt, cheerful, informative, and interesting. He gave us choices for what we could do and see, and we arrived back at the port at the agreed time. We'll definitely contact Jakob again if we are in the Bilbao region again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nice to hear from you! I had a great time too, feel free to reach out about anything and hopefully we will meet again.
Ann BonannoUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Jakob very much. He was informative, professional and a pleasure to spend the day with. If you are looking for someone to show you around Bilbao or surrounding areas do not hesitate to choose Jakob!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words Ann!
Joe KrauseUnited States
This was one of our favorite tours so far with ToursByLocals. Jakob was a substitute guide but he quickly got to know our interests and wishes. He was able to show us things about Bilbao and the surrounding communities we didn't know to even ask for. He knows and loves Basque Country and we loved our tailor made tour day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much I had a great day with you guys!
William BrownUnited States
Can I do 6 stars out of 5? Jakob was absolutely great in every way!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Daniel SchwarzkopfUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jakob. He was great to be with, informative and easy going. We only had a few hours, but saw so much and learned a lot. Excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Really nice to meet you Dan and Flora!
Bruce BabcockUnited States
Jakob was the perfect guide for showing my wife and I the beauty of the Basque Country as it extends into the France coast. He took us to absolutely beautiful places where we took the most amazing photos that look as if they were idealized paintings. In the future we want to return to the Basque country as that was one of our favorite areas in the entirety of Spain. Jakob is fun to be with and has a wealth of knowledge of the area. He ended our unforgettable day at a country restaurant which was superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bruce, I'm very happy that you liked it and it goes without saying that I would be happy to welcome you again anytime!
Susan YeeUnited States
As part of our trip to Portugal and Northern Spain, Jakob took us on a private one day tour of the Biscay countryside and coastline which included stops at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo, Mundaka, Gernika, Flysch Rocks and Getaria. We found Jakob to be a knowledgeable, highly professional guide who adjusted our itinerary depending upon our interests. He was also flexible in accommodating our rest and lunch breaks. We highly recommend Jakob.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan, I had a wonderful day along the coast with you.
Jerry HebertBaton Rouge, LA, United States
Jakob was awesome I would highly recommend. We did a tour of Basque Country for the day the was friendly knowledgeable and relaxed. Next time we are in that part of the world we will surely use him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerry, I really enjoyed the tour as well!
Frederick StewartOceanside, CA, United States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frederick, it was a pleasure having you!
Donald LeeUnited States
Weather was cold and rainy..... our guide made the best of the conditions. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Don, I hope you had a nice end to your cruise and a little more sun up in France.
Terry CallawayUnited States
Louise MartinUnited States
Jakob was a wonderful tour guide. He provided us with lots of interesting facts about Basque history and its people. We saw beautiful cities and he arranged a reservation at a fabulous restaurant for lunch. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words Louise, I really hope you have a great end to your stay in SS and have lots of sun and fun in Barcelona.
Kimberly EversonUnited States
We really enjoyed our day with Jakob. He is a friendly, personable, well informed young man and we had a terrific day with him traveling and touring from Bilbao to San Sebestian. We have used ToursByLocals many, many times and Jakob was certainly among the best of our guides. Thanks for a great day, Jakob. :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kimberly, I hope you had a nice end to your trip. It was a pleasure having you here and I sincerely thank you for your kind words, I really enjoyed your company as well. Regards, Jakob
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
This tour is great if you want to see a little of Bilbao and its main attraction the Guggenheim Museum and the Nervion riverside while also seeing the beautiful coastline outside of the city. We had a nice visit in Guernica and the fishing village of Bermeo, with a nice lunch with a spectacular view up in the mountains looking down on the city and the coast. Jakob did a great job of explaining the Basque culture and allowing us to experience it with every stop we made on our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there, I just saw your comment. About time! Happy new years to you and I really hope you have a good year! Best regards, Jakob
Nancy ShelmonUnited States
What a great day and fabulous lunch! Thanks so much, Jakob and we hope to see in in San Diego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nancy, surely a wonderful day and I hope to make it soon to San Diego! Jakob
Anne D.United States
Extremely knowledgeable. Showed us a great experience in San Sebastián. Had a great time. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Extremely thankful. I had a good time today as well Anne!
Dawn EigUnited States
Jakob was fantastic . He was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! We will definitely look him up the next time we are in Spain. He is a great guide and makes for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dawn, I must say that I spent a really nice day with lots of interesting conversation with you!
Will DeinesUnited States
Jakob took my parents and I on a wonderful tour of San Sebastian! He was very knowledgeable about the city and brought us to the best restaurants of our trip so far. He even recommended additional places to visit the rest of the week. Jakob easily made our day, and maybe even the entire trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Will, I had a really god time with you nice people as well. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Darcy McCullochUnited States
Jakob did a perfectly fine job of showing us around the Old town of San Sebastian. We enjoyed ourselves.
Tom H.United States
Jakob was a great host. He speaks excellent English and is knowledgeable and flexible and was anxious to ensure that we had a great tour of Bilbao. We would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a guide in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great tour Tom, thank you both!
Stephen EdelblutUnited States
We absolutely loved our pintxos tour with Jakob! He knew the best places to take us and what to order in order to experience the amazing food in San Sebastián. We only wish we had taken his tour tour earlier in our trip! Jakob was also very knowledgeable about the Basque history and culture and customized the tour to our interests. We highly recommend Jakob for any tour in the Basque Country!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I absolutely loved your company and the fact that you didn't mind the Basque spring weather!
Michael B.United States
We spent two days touring Bilbao and San Sebastian with Jacob. He was knowledgeable, informative, flexible and accommodating. We will recommend him to anyone we know who will be visiting the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words Barbara, have fun in Barcelona!
After having searched for pinxos/tapas bars and restaurant on the internet, we realised that we needed help to manoeuvre the streets of San Sebastian. Luckily, we found Jakob We thought we had the best time ever, but after having spent an afternoon/evening with him, we knew our trip to this food Mecca would not have been the same without a guide. Its easy to enter a bar and order from whats on display. The tricky part is to know where to go and what to eat at the different bars. Thanks to Jakob we managed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you guys, thanks for the kind words Kari!
Carole PetersonUnited States
Jakob was great to work with. He made sure we saw the places we were interested in, not the expected places. He was very knowledgeable and fun!
Susy MacielZionville, NC, United States
Jakob was very informative, and accommodating to our wishes. He made our trip to Bilbao memorable and fun. I would recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words Susan, I hope you had a nice end to your cruise.
We had a terrific tour with Jakob ... a true 5 star day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Garry, thanks for the feed back!
Mike TaylorUnited States
I would recommend a tour with Jakob to anyone. Timely and professional communication leading up to the tour. Flexibility in designing the experience. We got a great feel for San Sebastian from a local who possesses the sensibilities of an ex-pat. It was a pleasure to spend time with him, and we learned a bunch along the way. He also proved to be a great local resource during our stay in the area outside of just our 4 hour tour of the San Sebastian. I am keeping his contact info for future trips.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words Mike!