Dale VoylesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Dale! I had so much fun with you guys. Though you got the most typical San Sebastian's weather ever, I am sure you will have a fantastic time in San Sebastian :-)
We were a group of 4 arriving on a ship with only one day in Bilboa...When we discovered the ship was docking quite a distance from Bilboa we decided to book a tour and explore the countryside of Spain...ie Sans Sebastian and some wonderful surf spots...ie Mundaka. Scenery was wonderful...mountains and ocean all in one...Had a light lunch sharing Pinxtos, beer and cider at some local bars which were delicious! Gontxu was really great. His english was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I had so much fun with you :) We had a wonderful day together, next time come for a few days for surfing and eating!!! All the best, Gontxu.
Michael AllahverdiUnited States
Our tours with Gontxu were a great experience on many levels. The tour of San Sebastian was very enjoyable as we leisurely strolled through the city and ended with a round of the pintxo bars. The road trip to France (Gontxu is an excellent driver) was wonderful. I'll always remember sitting at an outdoor café sipping wine with Gontxu while my wife shopped for shoes. The late dinner somewhere in the hills outside of San Sebastian was a superb ending for a perfect day. Thank Gontxu mi amigo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, I remember also that moment in Biarritz and of course the dinner in the hills on the same style as I do with very good friends. I am so happy that you let me guide you as if we were friends for many years. Thank you for inviting me to spend also the last night together in Bilbao, it was again a great experience. Have a wonderful autumn amigos :-)
Michael AllahverdiUnited States
John ZahnRossmoor, CA, United States
Gontxu was an amazing tour guide. I knew when we were going to the town of San Sebastian, the place he was born, we were in for a great time. He was polite, full of knowledge of the area and very willing to accommodate our requests. Tours by Locals is the best way to explore a new city in a special way not as one stuck on a bus!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John! I hope you had a great trip! You had a great aptitude to have a great day in San Sebastian and I think that was the key point to have so much fun together. Hasta la vista amigo :)
Ellen P.Westport, CT, United States
Gontxu was a superb guide - enthusiastic about the Basque region, very flexible about how we spent our time following our email exchange - helped us climbing up/down San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, stopped for refreshments, went on to Manduka for a view of the biosphere then on to see land art in response to my interest in art (he'd downloaded the explanatory app in advance!). Charming, funny, kind, good English, excellent at finding a parking space. His passion is mountain trekking in the Pyrenees by the way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen! Ellen and Susan are exceptional people! We had so much fun together. They were completely opened to my suggestions and enjoying every of them even if they were physically demanding like the Gaztelugatxe steeped slopes or the Oma ones. A fantastic experience full of positive energy!
Jessica MillerUnited States
Gontxu gave us a great tour! He was very accommodating and modified the tour based on our wishes. He was informative and went above and beyond even making us a dinner reservation for the following evening. He was a pleasure to be with and has a great love of the Basque Country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks alot Jess! It has a great pleasure to meet you! I was speaking today to my friend about what a surprise it was to discover that kalimotxo has potencial in USA :-))) Enjoy the rest of your trip :-)
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Leah RummelUnited States
We were staying in San Sebastian but needed to go to Bilboa for a flight out. We wanted to see a few sites on the way to the airport as our flight left in the afternoon. We were once again very lucky to get Gontxu as our guide. Gontxu is a sweet, very knowledgeable local guide from San Sebastian who spoke English. He took us through several coastal towns and then to Zumaia where we got out to see the rock formations on the coast. On to the Guggenheim, Bilboa. Both amazing. Highly recommend Gontxu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! Thanks to you :-)
Leah RummelUnited States
We decided at the last minute while in San Sebastian to take a tour of the Basque towns on the coast. We were very lucky to get Gontxu as our guide. Gontxu is a sweet, funny, and very knowledgeable local guide from San Sebastian who spoke english. He was very flexible on what we wanted to see in each town. We saw Biarritz, St Jean De Lux and Hondarribi seeing all the highlights where we ended our day with local Basque music and dance with pinxos/wine. Wow. Highly recommend the tour and Gontxu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Leah, the pleasure was mine to meet Toni and you and have a couple of wonderful days in the Basquelands. See you again anytime :)
Susy EnensteinUnited States
What an amazing experience for any child!!! My kid got to herd sheep, hold a baby lamb, feed the animals, make cheese and partake in a cheese tasting. Highlight of our kid's trip to San Sebastian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susy! See you again anytime :)
Gontxu was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and patience, who took the time to get to know our party and spent time with each client so they could ask questions and fully understand his answers - English was not the first language of all our party. He took us to some unusual parts of San Sebastian, including the underground car park - a total surprise. Experiencing the pintxos bars and explaining the differences was a highlight of the tour - a must for anyone visiting the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colleen, thanks a lot for your beautiful comments. I have a very good time with all of you, you had a very nice energy on the group!!! See you again anytime.