Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain by Tour Guide Iker B.

Tour: Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine

Iker B.
  San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain
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Mary Cadagin

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Iker was THE best tour guide for San Sebastian we could have hoped for! He is Basque for many generations and his knowledge and love of his Basque Country shines through. Although it was a Pintxos tour I felt that we got much more than that. He also loves to cook so he took us to the Mercado and we tasted cheeses and looked at Jamon Iberico. Then we went to more Pintxos bars that I could keep track of. Staying at each just long enough for us to take their speciality: cider, grilled shrimp, beef cheek

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and comments :-) Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Sarah Schacht

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Iker did a great job combining the history of the Basque region and people with the tastes of San Sebastian. He brought us terrific pinxtos and local drinks in places we may not have otherwise noticed, taught us traditions that we wouldn't have otherwise understood, and brought us to the Men's Cooking Club to connect with its long history and story. My mother doesn't have the best mobility, and he was very thoughtful of her needs and kind overall. We all had a wonderful evening!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Mark Moore

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Iker gave us great local knowledge. We met him our first night and this proved to be very helpful in giving us ideas for the rest of our stay. He was very personable and accommodating. We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide

Bruce Babcock

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Iker was the perfect guide for starting us out in San Sebastion. He gives the insightful background of why they Basques are such a strong and proud people and showed the beauty of the social fabric as we walked the streets. If you want to recognize good pintxos and where to go, then Iker is your guide. The best pintos we had were with Iker, the just OK ones were when we were on our own. He has a depth of travel knowledge which we greatly appreciated as we learn about different cultures and their history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments! Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

David Berault

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

If you are looking for a "taste" of San Sebastian from a local guide - look no further. If you are looking for a comprehensive guide of anything to do with Basque Country - you have found your guide in Iker. We are a family of 7 including my 70+ year old parents. It was fantastic. Iker not only has the insider perspective of a San Sebastian local, but his tour is crafted to your own needs, wants, etc. Iker's knowledge extends well past pintxos so if you want to do anything else he can certainly help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and personal comments. Hope to see you soon back again Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Howard Cohen

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Ikea, our tour guide in San Sebastián, deserves a six plus plus plus rating. Best guide we've experienced, and we've had some very good ones

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments Best regards Iker B

John Cavanaugh

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

Iker is a wonderful guide. We learned so much about the Basque culture as well as the history of San Sebastián. The highlight was sampling tapas at his favorite tapas bars. We had a memorable tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide

Matthew Ehlinger

Canada
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Iker was a total pro. My wife and I spent our first night in San Sebastian with Iker and we had an incredible evening. Iker brought us to his favorite pintxas bars and, not only showed us WHAT to order, but HOW to order the right way. From the moment we met him, it became clear that Iker has a deep knowledge for the region's history and an infectious passion for Basque culture and food. We couldn't recommend a tour with Iker enough-- it was, without a doubt, the highlight of our stay in San Sebastian.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B your tour guide

Dale Voyles

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide

Eddy le Couvreur

ROTTERDAM, NON US/CANADA, Netherlands
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Iker took us on a 3 hour pintxos tour in the old quarter of San Sebastian. Iker is an enthusiastic guide, proud of his Basque heritage and knows lots about his city's history and gastronomy. We learned a lot about San Sebastian, Pintxos and the Basque culture. Most valuable experience was the visit to the private gentlemen's cooking club of which Iker is a proud member. We felt very privileged.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and comments. Best regards from San Sebastian. Iker B

Antonia G.

Coral Gables, FL, United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Excellent tour with an excellent guide! Taught us how to eat pintxos like a local in San Sebastián. Took us to his favorite pintxos bars and also had us drink the local wine. But before hitting the bars he first took us to the most panoramic place above San Sebastián for some awesome pictures at dusk. Great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide

Lee Wedekind

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Iker was absolutely outstanding. Knowledgeable and thorough in his narrative of the Basque culture and the history of San Sebastián. Friendly, professional, personable and passionate about his home. At least 4th generation San Sebastián native. We had excellent guides in Lisbon and Porto but Iker wins...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Eskerrik asko Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Julie R.

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Arriving in San Sebastian and strolling the charming old town with Iker, we tried special pinxtos and wine at different bars. Questions, of course; and soon after, with Iker and his expertise, we had an insight into not only pinxtos, but the Basque heritage and culture. This is his hometown! A visit to a men's private cooking club (where Iker is a member) enhanced our time and was an awesome surprise. The evening went too quickly; and we came away with an experience that was far beyond our expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Kristin Acker

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Iker gave a fantastic tour to my group (two adults and 6 kids between 18-21) last night. It was well-paced. We learned a lot about the Basque culture and San Sebastián's history and ate some of the best Pintxos and other treats. I try not to repeat restaurants on vacation, but I think we may need to stop by for those incredible shrimp before we leave town! Iker also shared with us his cooking club and all the traditions within. This tour was a definite highlight of our stay in San Sebastián. Thanks Iker!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Have a nice trip! Best regards from San Sebastian, Iker B

Patton Jones

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

We had 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 8 - 14). Iker was an amazing, patient, and infomative host. The food and wine was outstanding. We highly recommend this tour to adults and families. Many happy returns.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! Have fun the rest of your stay ;-) Best wishes Iker B

Daniel Oran

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Iker hit just the right level of detailed explanation and direct experience. He's a great guy who personally embodies and transmits what it means to be Basque and how this is reflected in city life. No need to comment on the food: it's a San Sebastian tour after all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review ;-) Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Orysia Semotiuk

Canada
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review. Iker

Mark Hopes

Australia
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

A fantastic and informative day. We picked up some greet tips on Pintxo etiquette as well as finding some real gems serving fantastic pintxos. We have been back 3 or four times to some of the bars for some of the best food I have ever eaten. Thanks again Iker. We will be back again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eskerrik asko! (Thank you) Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker

Andrew Fishleder

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Iker. He is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusthiastic guide. He went above and beyond to educate us,, to showcase amazing sights, and to introduce us to absolutely delicious food! We are so grateful to have had this perfect experience and highly recommend Ikor for a perfect experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments and rating! Best wishes Iker

Pamela B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Iker met us at the city hall and took us on our old town and pintxos tour. He was friendly, knowledgeable, good fun and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. We would certainly recommend Iker as a guide for San Sebastian and the surrounding areas. We travelled as three couples. Thanks again Iker.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and rating! Best wishes Iker

Nancy Shelmon

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Great overview of Old Town San Sebastián, walk through the Old Town, Pintxos tastings and food sampling in the markets and at guide's private Cooking Club! Iker is very knowledgeable and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and rating! Best wishes Iker

Pouneh Nouri

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

Iker is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, smart, and friendly tour guide. He makes the tour extra enjoyable by his engaging, generous, and helping personality. We had the opportunity to have him for both city tour of Bilbao, and pintxos tour in San Sebastián and he took us places and thought us things about Bilbao and San Sebastián that we could not learn or see if we explored on our own. I highly recommend his services to the visitors of the Basque Regions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! Best wishes Iker

June Lee

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Iker is wonderful. He was born and raised in San Sebastian and is incredibly knowledgable about the history, the culture, and the cuisines of San Sebastian. We spent a good amount of time walking, seeing, and learning all about San Sebastian and finished the tour eating authentic local Pintxos. He took us to all the most delicious restaurants. He will custom tailor the tour for you depending up on your needs. He also gives tours in almost all the different regions in Basque. I would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review!! Best regards Iker

Paul Richmann

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Pleasant evening and helped us understand the different fun aspects of eating in San Sebastian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all your reviews! Iker

Steven W.

Australia
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: May 27/17

Iker was a great guide. He privided both the historical and culinary context from a basque point of view. We visited four pichxos bars where we tried the dishes that each bars is known for. This provided a wide variety of pichxos and wines. He ensured that we understood the culture and practices of the bars and how to order and serve ourselves, allowing us to enjoy the rest of our evrning. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all to make it easy going too. Thanks for your comment and rating. Best wishes Iker

Larry Garrett

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Iker was a pleasure. He really tries to understand what his clients' interests are and to individualize the tour. Iker is obviously very knowledgeable about Basque culture and history, and his enthusiasm for the subject matter clearly comes through. We very much enjoyed the tour of the Old Town -- the stop at the private eating club was a highlight -- and could not have been more pleased to have spent time with Iker.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you back one day. Best wishes Iker

Darrell Swank

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 29/16

Iker was an awesome guide. We used him on two tours on separate days, one of San Sebastian where he showed us the market, experienced tapas in multiple locations and also he cooked for us at a private men's club. Highly enjoyed experience and someone we would recommend to all others who want an immersion experience in San Sebastian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and rating. Best wishes Iker

John Kersh

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

Iker was a joy to be with. He brought not only a wealth of knowledge concerning the Basque people and history but it was delivered with charm, passion and wit. His love of food and knowledge of the San Sebastián food scene made our time together go far too quickly! He made the experience personal and very special. An excellent experience and a great value.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you along. Best regards Iker

Richard B.

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Iker possesses an encyclopedic breadth of knowledge about, and great enthusiasm for, his city of San Sebastián. He's a great choice for a city tour. You will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice review!! Best regards Iker

Neal Ehrenberg

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: May 27/16

There were 8 of us on this tour - all seniors ranging in age from 67 to 82. All have traveled extensively, two of us travel agents. Iker was hands down the finest, most enthusiastic, most organized - generally the best guide we have had. I would strongly recommend him to anyone traveling in the Basque area. He loves his people, their culture and gastronomic delights and he communicates this love clearly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much for these nice words. It was my pleasure to guide you all! Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker