Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in San-Sebastian-Spain by Tour Guide Aitor D. (Guide #4093)


Bill McGorrigan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #38324, Bilbao Basque Countryside Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 3/19

Aitor spent 10 hours with us for a 5/6 hour trip and delivered so much more than expected. Fantastic lunch in the middle of nowhere that we would never have found on our own. Salt mines and the highest waterfall in Spain. Amazing. Five stars plus.

Bill McGorrigan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28134, San Sebastian - The Pearl of the Basque Country Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

This was an amazing day. We went along the coast yesterday and had a couple of really interesting stops. The walking tour of the city was superb. We'd never have found ourselves in the pinxtos places we did without Aitor. 5 stars plus.

Bill McGorrigan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #55908, Private Tour to taste Rioja best wines, old culture & villages, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 1/19

Bill McGorrigan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28133, Vitoria Basque Country Capital Private Tour, Vitoria, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

We had a great tour with Aitor. Very knowledgeable about this lovely city and it's history. Then he stayed with us beyond his allocated time to help us have a Friday night eating experience including cooking our own sausages over a flame. Excellent.

Bruce Tyson

NAPLES, FL, United States
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Tour: #658540, Bilbao City Center and other areas private tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

In addition to giving us a comprehensive, thorough and enjoyable tour of Bilbao, Spain, Aitor went out of his way to help us find some specific mementos for us to bring back as reminders of this beautiful region.

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #28808, The Surprising Coast close to Bilbao Private Tour., Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

This was tour 5 of 5. Aitor is a great guide. He pays attention. He makes adjustments to his tours to fit what the client's interests are. He is super prepared. Sends an email the night before a tour with weather for the next day. Sends a link to Google photos of pictures he has taken during the tour. He knows the best spots to try pinchos with the locals, as well as the best spots to take photos. He is number 1 on my guide list.

Robert Evans

Spain
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Tour: #55908, Private Tour to taste Rioja best wines, old culture & villages, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

We had a great time with Aitor in La Rioja. He filled the day with great sights, wineries and food. He couldn't have made it any easier or more enjoyable. We will definitely use him again for other tours in Northern Spain.

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #83867, French Basque Country Coast Private Tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

This was tour 4 of 5. Aitor is a great guide. He pays attention. He makes adjustments to his tours to fit what the client's interests are. He is super prepared. Sends an email the night before a tour with weather for the next day. Sends a link to Google photos of pictures he has taken during the tour. He knows the best spots for photos.

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #361861, Tour from San Sebastian to Bilbao, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

This was tour 3 of 5. Aitor is a great guide. He pays attention. He makes adjustments to his tours to fit what the client's interests are. He is super prepared. Sends an email the night before a tour with weather for the next day. Sends a link to Google photos of pictures he has taken during the tour. Adds special treats to a tour, such as a stop for chocolate at a local chocolatier in a tiny town. A guide who so good, you want to return just so you can see what new tours he can amaze you with.

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #38324, Bilbao Basque Countryside Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

This was tour 2 of 5. Aitor is a great guide. He pays attention. He makes adjustments to his tours to fit what the client's interests are. He is super prepared. Sends an email the night before a tour with weather for the next day. Sends a link to Google photos of pictures he has taken during the tour. Adds special treats to a tour, such as visiting a local cheesemaker on her family farm. Aitor is a top 1% guide.

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #28133, Vitoria & Rioja Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

This was the first of 5 tours we did with Aitor in Basque Country in October. We had used him on a prior trip to Bilbao and he was so good, we reserved the dates for this trip months in advance! He is a very knowledgeable about the area and quickly picked up on what we most enjoyed, e.g., the paths less traveled. He makes adjustments to his tours to fit what the client's interests are. He is super prepared. Sends an email the night before a tour with weather for the next day. Superb guide.

James W Hagemann

United States
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Tour: #55908, Private Tour to taste Rioja best wines, old culture & villages, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Everything promised in the promotion of the tour was delivered by Aitor. He arrived at our hotel promptly, was very conversant and knowledgeable. We toured great wineries , big and small (and drank quality wines), visited several of the local towns (and their great food), learned a lot of the history of the area, and just had a great time all day! HIGHLY recommend Aitor's guide service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James! I appreciate very much that you write about the planning and rigour that I love to fulfill the things promised in the tour details; both in times, destinations and information. The respect to you and my work commit myself to that. I thank you two also about the history of our land and for your appreciation to our good wines. Regards, Aitor D.

Garry Cuoco

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao City Center and Guggenheim Museum Walking Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

Aitor was a true professional. He was insightful, witty, polite and we enjoyed four informational and fun hours with him. He was incredibly knowledgeable and more importantly passionate about leading us through this wonderful museum. He is a credit to your organization.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Garry for your comments and specially about those speaking about my personality. I am very happy to see that you love who I am. It was easy for me showing me to you all thanks to the complicity and the happy atmosphere you have among yourselves. I felt like going with my "cuadrilla" which is the way we describe in the Basque Country to our group of friends. Aitor D.

Steven Hogan

United States
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Tour: #55908, Private Tour to taste Rioja best wines, old culture & villages, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

Great tour of the Rioja area and wineries. Very knowledgeable. We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant in the hills for authentic Basque lunch. Yummy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review and for letting me share this special corner of Rioja with you!

Barbara Lee

United States
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Tour: #40489, Pamplona private tour, a city with running of the bulls in their streets, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

My sister and I really enjoyed our tour of Bilbao and Pamplona with Aitor. He customized our tour to include picking us up at the airport, taking us to Old Town Bilbao, to Mount Artxanda, enjoying some yummy pintxos, and walking the entire "Running of the Bulls" route with us in Pamplona, and dropping us off at our hotel in San Sebastian. Aitor is so accommodating and eager to please. Such enthusiasm! He took photos along the way to send to us later. He is a very talented tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. If I enjoyed so much with you is due to the possibilities that you gave me to tailor the tour to your interests and to see the good way you accepted and enjoyed it. I have enjoyed every moment with you, but specially the running of the bulls we made together! Aitor D.

Ed Bronfin

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao City Center and Guggenheim Museum Shore Excursion Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Aitor was a wonderful guide. He was easy to communicate with and always prompt with responses. We did a very nice walking tour of the Guggenheim (outside and in), Old Bilbao and finished up with delicious pintxos. His English skills are perfect. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you for your review and allowing me to meet you! When it is easy to communicate like with people like you, everything goes smoothly! Visiting the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum is espectacular because of its temporary exhibits and the building itself, a true masterpiece! B ut a visit to Bilbao without trying a pintxo for me is a must! Either before, during or after the cultural visit. But if you try pintxos at all of these 3 moments, even better!!

Dave Beem

United States
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Tour: #658540, Bilbao City Center and Guggenheim Museum Private Tour centered on architecture, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

Aitor was the ultimate Bilbao guide, and gave us an incredibly knowledgeable and fantastic tour! We started at the Guggenheim museum, where he artfully tied together the industrial history of the site, the social and pollical climate of the 1990's, and the resulting breathtaking masterpiece of Guggenheim Bilbao. His knowledge and appreciation of the art itself was an added bonus and dimension to the tour. Most importantly, he's a great people person with an ease and intuitive flexibility that made us feel

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dave for your beautiful words about myself but I am even more grateful of meeting you and the great time we had together. I also thank you very much to see your interest in my explanations and the history of my country and Bilbao. Aitor D.

Patricia Singer

Brooklyn, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #55908, Private Tour to taste Rioja best wines, old culture & villages, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Aitor was a great guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Navarra wineries and towns and villages of that region. He listened to our interests and needs. He was flexable and adjusted the tour to explore our special interests. And wine tastes. our wine tastes Amd the wines have been great. Then he made a reservation at a lovely hotel/restaurant in the village of LaGuardia in one of their wine caves which was so wonderful in for the d and ambience. Thank you patty and Richard

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Patty & Richard!. I also had a great time with you in Rioja. It is a place that people love because of its incredible wines, old and modern architecture vineyards & beautiful countryside... that is why it is on the way to be Unesco Heritage site! It was a true pleasure to show you some exclusive places I know and to take you to taste some of our more exquisite wines. Hope to see you back soon!

Gary Starr

United States
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Tour: #658540, Bilbao City Center and Guggenheim Museum Full day Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

Aitor gave us a full fun day in and around Bilboa. From the Guggenheim to Pintxos to the ocean views, we enjoyed our time with Aitor who was full of information and history of the city and region. What a great day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Gary for your comments and for choosing me as your tour guide. I love these tours where we can combine art, city life, nature and food; these make the day a fully special time, like the day we have together. Thanks for allowing me to be part of this great day with you! Aitor

Nicholas Thomas

United States
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Tour: #55908, Private Tour to taste Rioja best wines, old culture & villages, Laguardia, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Amazing tour and amazing guide. The four wineries we visited were delightful and enjoyed the wine. Lunch was amazing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I do not why, I remind this tour as enjoying the lands of Baccus. Rioja always remind me that part of the mythology. A true pleasure to meeting you and taking you to taste best wines and to eat local food surrounded by locals. Aitor D.

Anthony Lame

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum and Torre Loizaga Shore Excursion Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Altor was Fabulous. Knowledgeable and informative, he was an excellent guide at Guggenheim Museum. Also a very good driver as he took us out to Torre Loizaga antique car Museum. Definitely a "5". A pleasure to spend day with him and he went out of his way to drive us back to ship via hanging bridge!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. This was a very special tour, one of those that I also enjoy a lot because they mix the art of the Guggenheim and the art of car manufacturing has a lot of similarities that few people know to appreciate them. And also was a true pleasure to show you one of our best examples of World Heritage, our Hanging Bridge! Aitor D.

Billy Groome

United States
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Tour: #83867, French Basque Country Coast Private Tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Aitor was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, very eager to please, with a charming personality...he went overtime to show us everything he thought we should see and even answered questions about other cities we had been to that the local guides could't answer! Highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Billy! People like you two interested on the knowledge and the enjoyment of the people of other countries are those people that make all the sense for my work and are the reason why I created this job: because it gives sense to my excessive interest for knowledge about the beautiful Basque Country. Aitor D.

Kelcie Hibbs

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao City Center and Guggenheim Museum Shore Excursion Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: May 10/19

We had a wonderful time with Aitor in Bilboa last week. We visited all of the places a newcomer would want to see, and then he took us back to some of my favorite parts of the city. If there were ten stars instead of five he would have earned it. We only do private tours on vacations, and this one has to be in the top three of all of my travels in more than forty countries. I hope to return to Portugal soon and use his services once again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful words Kelcie! I am so honoured to have become an important part of your travels around the world. I would love to meet you back so that I can show you other riveting places of the Basque Country that can also make that you have other good experiences as the ones lived together. Aitor D.

James Dube

Spain
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Tour: #83867, French Basque Country Coast Private Tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: May 9/19

This was the BEST tour I have ever been on. Alton was quite knowledgeable and was fun to be with. Anyone wanting to see the Basque area of Spain and France should book a private tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much James for your words! Both being with you and the places selected by you and me to visit helped to make a wonderful day tour that I also enjoyed. Hope to have the opportunity to show you other areas of the Basque Country in future visits. Aitor D.

Geralyn Madsen

United States
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Tour: #28807, Rioja Wine Private Tour. Best wines, food and historical villages. Best kept secrets of Rioja, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Salut! What a wonderful tour of the magnificent Rioja region. Our guide Aitor is so knowledgable about the region, its history and the delicious wines. He was most helpful in customizing the tour to meet our needs and his contacts in the area provided us with first class service. I highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers for you as well! Private tours by Rioja are some of my favourites. Being a place which is in study to become Unesco World Heritage Site explains the beauty of it. But having the possibility of enjoying this magical place with people like you makes that this tour really special. Aitor D.

Karen H.

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao City Center, Guggenheim Museum and coast area nearby Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

Aitour was fantastic. We spent an entire day and enjoyed every minute. He was delightful and very informative. I give the highest recommendation!

Abbey Konowitch

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao City from San Sebastian and Guggenheim Museum, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

Aitour was an amazing tour guide. His English was excellent as well. He was knowledgeable, personable, accommodating and met our every expectation. I highly recommend him. Would give 10 stars if I could!

Frank Braccia

United States
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Tour: #28800, Bilbao City Center and Guggenheim Museum Shore Excursion Private Tour, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Great tour guide who presented a comprehensive overview of Bilbao history...Very informative with respect to the art and artists presented in the Guggenheim Museum, and the importance of the museum to the energy present in the city center with the increase in tourism.

Allen Alderson

Shreveport, LA, United States
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Tour: #28807, Rioja Wine Private Tour. Best wines, food and historical villages. Best kept secrets of Rioja, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

Best guide we have ever had! 1) Friendly and effusive, and it is GENUINE. His enthusiasm was infectious. 2) He pays attention to the minute details. Everything was well-planned. 3) His knowledge of the history and wines of the Rioja region was phenomenal. 4) My primary interest was in tasting wines and studying the varieties of grapes of the region. My sister's was interest in the castles and tunnels. My wife wanted to view a hotel that was closed to the public. Aitor got her in.

Art Kliewer

United States
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Tour: #28807, Rioja Wine Private Tour. Best wines, food and historical villages. Best kept secrets of Rioja, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Aitor was a TERRIFIC guide for our Aroja wine tour! He focused on the areas that interested us most and made the day a truly memorable one for all. We couldn't have asked for better fit. Thank you!


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