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 DevoreUnited 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!
Susan MacielUnited 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!
Mike DavisUnited States
Jakob did a great job....we did the Pinxtos Walking Tour and he took us to several great places we would never have found ourselves. Knowledgeable, friendly, would recommend to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure meeting you!
Anne MillerUnited States
He is informative, friendly and very helpful. He was nice enough to help my husband get some medication at the pharmacy. I highly recommend him to everyone!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys, it was fun!
Scott EvansUnited States
An excellent experience. Our guide, Jakob, was well-informed and his information was interesting. He knew the best places to take us for pintxos and made excellent recommendations. I would recommend this tour without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the pleasant company! Sorry for the delay, just saw your comments, hope the rest of your trip was good!
Bilbao was a beautiful city that we enjoyed very much. Jakob gave us the customized tour we were looking for with knowledge to the history and culture that we would not have got without him. We enjoyed the museum, the old town walk and history shared with us while we enjoyed refreshment is the square. The luncheon was off the beaten path and had the local flare we were looking for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great having you!
Karen MellosUnited States
Extraordinary describes Jakob ! His impeccable dedication, personal professionalism, outstanding level of service and care of his clients has far surpassed my past guide experiences. Jakob's qualities as a personal guide were amazing! He rates my highest recommendations for someone who goes way beyond what most private guides provide. I have already copied my friends with my feelings of total satisfaction with my experience with Jakob. Incredible personal tour guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for your kind words, it was nice getting to know both you and Jenny and I had a great time with you girls!
Ursula BevanUnited States
Jakob put a great tour together for us. We wanted to do wine tastings and he put together an itinerary that was just super.
Michael ExnerUnited States
Jakob is by far the best tour guide we have ever encountered. (And tours by locals has never disappointed). He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and is intelligent,witty and fun to be with. His help in navigating the "pintxo" scene was great and indespensible but we would highly encourage anyone to use him for the broad depth of his knowledge. Just a great guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words, I really enjoyed our afternoon together!