Sharon FrederickUnited States
Iker is a wonderful guide. What an honor it was for my husband and I to be invited into his cooking club via Tours by Locals. This half day tour is a unique look into the culture through food, family and friendship. Would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments Hope to see you soon back again Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B
Sue PassmoreSouth Africa
This was our first of three tours with Iker and it was an exceptional experience. His knowledge and passion for food and cooking was contagious and our family of 6 enjoyed every moment
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Always a pleasure to cook for my clients. Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide
Howard CohenUnited States
Once again Ikar has made it impossible for other tour guides to earn a 5 star rating as Ikar is just THE BEST!! The best rating other guides can get is a four because no one can compare to Ikar's five The Cohen's
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide
Edward GrafUnited States
We could not have asked for a better experience. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. He anticipated all of our needs and questions. It was great fun shopping in the market place and Iker cooked us a wonderful five course Basque lunch in his eating club. I would highly recommend this tour with Iker.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed so much the tour with me. Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B
James AndersonUnited States
Take this tour! A great walking tour of San Sebastián followed by a wonderful meal. We had a fantastic time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Best regards Iker
Robert DoerningUnited States
A very unique experience that really let us explore what it means to live in San Sebastian. There are things that you just cannot do just by searching on the internet or reading guide books and this is definitely one of them. A truly memorable experience with an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such nice words. Glad to read that you enjoyed so much! Best wishes Iker
Brandon EconUnited States
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Iker an it was the perfect way to start our vacation in Donostia. He is such a genuine person, clearly loves his town, is a good steward of his community, and a great cook. Walking through the market with him was a true joy in and of itself but to be able to spend the day with him cooking for us in his local club was a highlight of the trip. My wife and I cannot recomend this tour enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and comments! Best regards from San Sebastian Iker
Excellent Like eating at a 5 star restaurant and a friend ' s home at the same time.!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! Iker
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
We had a delightful day with Iker. He was extremely accommodating and gave us an insightful look at the Basque culture. The opportunity to shop for our food in the local market, see San Sebastian and learn about cooking club while participating in a fantastic meal was a once in a lifetime experience. Iker's knowledge and passion for the region came through our time with him and to get to experience his excellent cooking was a true highlight of our trip. I would highly recommend this unique tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much for your review and comments! Eskerrik asko! ;-) Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker
Jim DeupreeUnited States
This was one of the best tours ever. Even though San Sebastian has a number of Michelin starred restaurants all of the better sources say the opportunity to visit and participate in a private cooking club is the ultimate, and it was. Iker started the tour with a wonderful explanation of Basque culture, then the market. It was fun to see other guides with their groups looking through the door but not allowed to enter. Iker was so good we tried to hire him for another tour, but he was already booked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! Best regards Iker
Tina SampathUnited States
We had a wonderful experience with Iker- we appreciated his knowlege of local history and thoroughly enjoyed the meal that he prepared for us at his historic gastronomic society - this tour was by far the highlight of our stay in San Sebastián and we highly recommend it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and rating! Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker
Lucy TirkUnited States
Our private lunch club tour was the highlight of our stay in San Sebastián. Iker is welcoming,charming,and knowledgeable. I will recommend him to any friends coming to this area of Spain!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eskerrik asko! Thank you for your review! Best regards Iker
Judith SiegelUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Iker. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in San Sebastian history and food preparation and consumption. He was a delight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review! Best wishes Iker
Fred RothUnited States
Iker was very nice, very knowledgeable and very professional. We enjoyed his tour and lunch which he cooked for us at his gastronomical societe. Really a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review!! Best regards Iker
Thomas GusdorffUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating!! Best regards Iker
Richard RementeriaUnited States
A once in a lifetime experience. A tour of the city, a taste of pinchos, and an elaborate dinner at the basque Cooking club. San Sabastian is not to be missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!! Hope to see you back again! Best wishes Iker
Barry MetcalfUnited States
This is an excellent tour! After getting an introduction of San Sebastian and the culture, we visited the market to purchase the food to be cooked for lunch. We learned what an important role cooking clubs play in local culture, and what a treat it is for a tourist to be invited in, cook, and eat with the members. Iker is a very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable guide (and an excellent chef!).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment! It was a pleasure to guide you as well as cooking for you. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Best wishes from San Sebastian.
Darlena BrightwellUnited States
We had a great trip to San Sebastian, but the highlight was the time we spent with Iker. We had the perfect evening with Iker picking us up at our hotel, taking us food shopping in the mercato, and then off to his cooking club where he made us an incredible dinner. And during the entire time...driving, walking, shopping, cooking...he answered our hundreds of questions about San Sebastian, his cooking club, about himself, etc, etc. It was a magical evening.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darlena, thank you very much for your review and rating. It was a pleasure to take you to my cooking club as well as to Basque-French region. I'm glad to read that you really enjoyed your stay and the time with me. Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker