Iker was the perfect guide for us. We had different interest points - from economics to history to gastronomy - and he was very knowledgeable on all topics. He also went out of his way to help us retrieve our luggage that the airline left behind in Madrid. Towards the end of the tour, he even brought us to try some pintxos, which we all loved!!!! We're definitely coming back to San Sebastian and will ask Iker to be our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments. Hope to see you soon back again Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide
Harold RosenUnited States
Iker was personable, knowledgeable, made us feel like family. He taught us a great deal about Basque culture, food, and history. All six of us would enthusiastically recommend him as a guide for the Basque region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Hope to see you soon back again Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B tour guide
Laura McCarthyUnited States
Outstanding tour! Iker went out of his way to learn what I was interested in, and tailored the tour to my interests. He was knowledgeable, very easy to be with, professional and fun. Since my husband is working here and I was alone, my husband was apprehensive that I was going on a private tour alone. It was the best decision I ever made! I could never have done alone, what I did with Iker on our tour! I cannot recommend this more highly. It will be the best money and time you will have spent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!! It was a pleasure to guide you along Sain Jean de Luz and San Sebastian. Best regards Iker
Helene SotskyUnited States
This tour was one of the highlights of my trip. Meeting Iker was like visiting with an old friend and having him show you the places he loves. Personable, knowledgeable (and a good driver), he added a layer of richness to my visit. Even though I had been in Biarritz and San Sebastian before (many years ago), there were countless things I would never have noticed on my own, or even known about--like the Men's Cooking Club in San Sebastian. The conversation about myriad topics just added to the flavor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review Helene! It was a pleasure to guide you along the Basque Country and your memories of your youth. ;-) Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker
Mary KlaffUnited States
Simply put, Iker is an outstanding guide! My family and I had the pleasure of spending the day with him touring the Basque coast. Iker was flexible and able to alter our schedule a bit to include the town of Saint Jean de Luz when we were nearby and heard about its interesting history. Iker is knowledgeable about so many subjects, including history, social customs, language, culinary practices, architecture, andt we learned a great deal about the Basque people. What a talented and charming tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to guide you along. Hope to see you back Best wishes Iker
Judy FinemanAtlanta, GA, United States
Iker gave us a wonderful tour of San Sebastián and the surrounding area. He paid attention to our individual needs and showed us a great time. Besides the tour, we had the opportunity to eat at 3 tapas restaurants...all with individual delights. We tasted cider and wine and had fantastic desserts. I would enthusiastically recommend Iker as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a good review. I hope you the best. Yours Iker
Darcy McCullochUnited States
Iker took us on a wonderful tour of San Sebastian. He made it possible for us to experience his city in a way that we would never have been able to on our own. The highlight was the food he shared with us in the old quarter -- he took us to some wonderful pintxos bars and then to an underground (literally) market where he bought some regional sausage which he then cooked for us at his private members only cooking club. Quite a special treat. He also explained to us about local customs and traditions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darcy, Thank you very much for your review!! I hope to see you soon. Best regards Iker
My wife and I had a great time touring Biarritz France and San Sebastián Spain with Iker on our trip to the Basque regions this past May. Iker was courteous, knowledgeable, passionate, and accommodating the entire day and gave us plenty of valuable recommendations to fill our days and nights throughout the rest of our stay. We would highly recommend Iker to anyone wanting an authentic experience during their time in northern Spain! Thanks Iker!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Gavin. I hope you enjoyed your stay in San Sebastian.
Maxine HosakaUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Biarritz - a beautiful beach, coastline and lovely little town. The tour of San Sebastian was also informative and directed to our interests. The fact that the tours can be specified to meet your desires is an important and nice feature of Tours by Locals and having a guide that is so knowledgeable about the area and is so fluent in English is invaluable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment, it was really nice to show you around. Next time you come to Spain let me know so I could give you some advices about the area you may visit. Take care Iker
Fiona ChauHong Kong
A group of 4 from Hong Kong enjoyed our tour to Biarritz & San Sebastian with Iker enormously. Iker himself is a world traveler so he can share his views & perspectives on various topics like local culture, history, food, etc. One thing that really impressed us was that one of our tour members had a minor foot injury days before so the tour took slightly longer time to complete but Iker was very caring (constantly asking whether he needed to make more stops to rest) & patient. We can feel Iker's passion!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. It was very nice to meet you too, lovely travelers.