Norman AugustineUnited States
5 out of 5. Have traveled in 126 countries and never had a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Eskerrik asko Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B
Joel SandersUnited States
Iker gave us a tour of the coast from San Sebastian to Bilbao. He was extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects -- local history, geology, plants, animals, and food -- and was flexible and relaxing. It was a pleasure spending the day with him. We recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! It was my pleasure to meet you and show part of my country ;-) Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B
Craig ConlyUnited States
Iker is an excellent guide. The Basque Country is beautiful and picturesque. The Biscay tour was excellent and well worth doing. Iker is personable and knowledgeable. Proud of his Basque heritage, he wants to share it with his clients. His interests include history, cooking and nature and he incorporates his knowledge into his tours. Iker was prompt and attentive. He suggested adaptations based on opportunities and weather conditions. We came away with a deepened sense of the Basque heritage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B
Iker was a fabulous guide. He took us to the most interesting and quaint fishing villages along the stunning coast line. His knowledge was incredible with regards to each area and the history of the Basque Region. His English is perfect . We had the most enjoyable day with Iker.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker
Aric C.United States
Had an excellent day with Iker today. He was knowledgeable, informative, funny and an all around great guide and host. He showed up on time, was extremely accommodating to our group which included a one yr old, and kept us on schedule without us feeling rushed either. We ended up having a full and exhaustive day filled with memorable sights and experiences. 5 stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and rating! Best wishes Iker
Charles VoseUnited States
Iker was an amazing tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and not only provided an informative tour but he was able to answer our many questions about the Basque Country. Most importantly, he customized the tour to our desires and interests and was flexible throughout, asking our preference about time spent at a location, selection of restaurant, etc. As a bonus, he gave photography tips! Thoroughly delightful day with Iker.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments.! Best wishes Iker
Paul RichmannUnited States
Fantastic tour! Iker was very knowledgeable and provided a very thorough and entertaining tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eskerrik asko for your review and rating! Best wishes Iker
Chris BattifaranoUnited States
Iker was a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics, history, food, wine, customs, etc. He was punctual, picked up up at 8am, and had a clean comfortable van. We had a wonderful day learning about the Basqur Country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating and review! Best wishes from San Sebastian. Keep in touch if you want to get some tips of Bilbao. ;-) Iker
David PeggUnited States
Our tour with Iker was the highlight of our European vacation! He was absolutely wonderful -- knowledgable, outgoing, courteous, ever-so friendly, etc. He went beyond the call of duty to make our time with him enjoyable. We learned so much about the Basque region and its history in a short period of time. And we are especially grateful to him for taking us to the delicious pintxos bar in Bilbao! Many thanks and gratitude go to Iker and toursbylocals.com! We hope we can tour again sometime in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating and review! Best regards Iker
Pamela MorrisUnited States
Iker was an amazing tour guide. So knowledgeable and kind. Very patient and took the time to repeat something if we didn't understand or turn the car around so we could take a picture. He was on time and beyond helpful, taking us to the airport to make sure we were able to get the assistance we were going to need to get to our next destination. As a person living here, from here, knew everywhere to go. Showing you around like you were a best friend. He made the tour stress free taking care of everything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the review! Hope to see you back in San Sebastian soon! Best regards Iker
Diane MasentenUnited States
Iker was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgable and very flexible with us since we had a young child with us. He was also friendly and enthusiastic.
Leslie EdelmanUnited States
Beyond Anmazing! Truly caring, informative and fun!! An excellent personality!!!!! Thank you...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review!! Best regards Iker
Christopher QuarelloUnited States
We greatly enjoyed this tour with Iker. Besides taking us to really amazing locations, and patiently answering all of our questions, Iker was flexible and changed the itinerary to our interests. He took us to the weekly market in Gernika and helped us shop. Iker found a local restaurant that served paella after we mentioned wanting to try it. He even made an extra stop at an interesting village cemetery. We would recommend Iker as a guide for any tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review Christopher. Best wishes from the Basque Country. Iker
Teresita FernandezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rating
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much for your reviews Nancy. Best wishes for you and Kurt Iker
Lauren StolperUnited States
Iker was outstanding. He set up a very personal and interesting tour for us. He was very flexible and helpful when one of our party arrived late in San Sebastian due to work commitments and Iker helped with the airport pickup so we could include this person. He arranged a special lunch for us at Etxebarri which was fantastic. Our family booked a private tour in each city we visited and Iker was by a longshot the absolute best. He is exceptionally knowledgable about food and restaurants in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Lauren, I really apreciate it. ;)
Karen S.United States
Our trip to the Biscay Coastline was definitely a highlight during our recent cruise from Lisbon to London. Iker's passion for his country, it's history and the wonderful foods was appreciated by all in our group of six(age 49-72). We avoided the stops of tourists & visited places that enabled us to truly appreciate the culture of the Basque. Many thanks to our guide for a truly unforgettable day, we would not hesitate to return to this destination and to recommend Iker to all visiting the coast of Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I'm happy to hear that you really enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to guide you along the coastline. Best regards from the Basque country. Iker
Maxine HosakaUnited States
Iker planned our visit along the Biscay Bay coastline to suit our capabilities and interests and we really appreciated that he was sensitive enough to alter the original tour plans. The coastline and cities we visited were lovely and picturesque. We enjoyed seeing Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum and would recommend this tour to everyone. It's easier to view the sites when you don't have to drive yourself and also have someone explain to you what you are seeing and point out intersting facts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. It was a pleasure to meet you and guide you around. I'll send you right now the answer to the doubts you ask in the message. Take care Iker