Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain by Tour Guide Iker B.

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San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain
Iker B.
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Julie R.

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Jul 17/18

Arriving in San Sebastian and strolling the charming old town with Iker, we tried special pinxtos and wine at different bars. Questions, of course; and soon after, with Iker and his expertise, we had an insight into not only pinxtos, but the Basque heritage and culture. This is his hometown! A visit to a men's private cooking club (where Iker is a member) enhanced our time and was an awesome surprise. The evening went too quickly; and we came away with an experience that was far beyond our expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Kristin Acker

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Jul 2/18

Iker gave a fantastic tour to my group (two adults and 6 kids between 18-21) last night. It was well-paced. We learned a lot about the Basque culture and San Sebastián's history and ate some of the best Pintxos and other treats. I try not to repeat restaurants on vacation, but I think we may need to stop by for those incredible shrimp before we leave town! Iker also shared with us his cooking club and all the traditions within. This tour was a definite highlight of our stay in San Sebastián. Thanks Iker!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments! Have a nice trip! Best regards from San Sebastian, Iker B

Patton Jones

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Jun 18/18

We had 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 8 - 14). Iker was an amazing, patient, and infomative host. The food and wine was outstanding. We highly recommend this tour to adults and families. Many happy returns.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! Have fun the rest of your stay ;-) Best wishes Iker B

Daniel Oran

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private "Pintxos" tour Food & Wine, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Jun 13/18

Iker hit just the right level of detailed explanation and direct experience. He's a great guy who personally embodies and transmits what it means to be Basque and how this is reflected in city life. No need to comment on the food: it's a San Sebastian tour after all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review ;-) Best regards from San Sebastian Iker B

Orysia Semotiuk

Canada
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Oct 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review. Iker

Mark Hopes

Australia
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Oct 8/17

A fantastic and informative day. We picked up some greet tips on Pintxo etiquette as well as finding some real gems serving fantastic pintxos. We have been back 3 or four times to some of the bars for some of the best food I have ever eaten. Thanks again Iker. We will be back again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eskerrik asko! (Thank you) Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker

Andrew Fishleder

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Sep 19/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Iker. He is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusthiastic guide. He went above and beyond to educate us,, to showcase amazing sights, and to introduce us to absolutely delicious food! We are so grateful to have had this perfect experience and highly recommend Ikor for a perfect experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments and rating! Best wishes Iker

Pamela B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Sep 12/17

Iker met us at the city hall and took us on our old town and pintxos tour. He was friendly, knowledgeable, good fun and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. We would certainly recommend Iker as a guide for San Sebastian and the surrounding areas. We travelled as three couples. Thanks again Iker.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and rating! Best wishes Iker

Nancy Shelmon

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Aug 25/17

Great overview of Old Town San Sebastián, walk through the Old Town, Pintxos tastings and food sampling in the markets and at guide's private Cooking Club! Iker is very knowledgeable and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and rating! Best wishes Iker

Pouneh Nouri

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Aug 10/17

Iker is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, smart, and friendly tour guide. He makes the tour extra enjoyable by his engaging, generous, and helping personality. We had the opportunity to have him for both city tour of Bilbao, and pintxos tour in San Sebastián and he took us places and thought us things about Bilbao and San Sebastián that we could not learn or see if we explored on our own. I highly recommend his services to the visitors of the Basque Regions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! Best wishes Iker

June Lee

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Aug 9/17

Iker is wonderful. He was born and raised in San Sebastian and is incredibly knowledgable about the history, the culture, and the cuisines of San Sebastian. We spent a good amount of time walking, seeing, and learning all about San Sebastian and finished the tour eating authentic local Pintxos. He took us to all the most delicious restaurants. He will custom tailor the tour for you depending up on your needs. He also gives tours in almost all the different regions in Basque. I would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review!! Best regards Iker

Paul Richmann

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Jul 5/17

Pleasant evening and helped us understand the different fun aspects of eating in San Sebastian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all your reviews! Iker

Steven W.

Australia
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: May 27/17

Iker was a great guide. He privided both the historical and culinary context from a basque point of view. We visited four pichxos bars where we tried the dishes that each bars is known for. This provided a wide variety of pichxos and wines. He ensured that we understood the culture and practices of the bars and how to order and serve ourselves, allowing us to enjoy the rest of our evrning. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all to make it easy going too. Thanks for your comment and rating. Best wishes Iker

Larry Garrett

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: May 4/17

Iker was a pleasure. He really tries to understand what his clients' interests are and to individualize the tour. Iker is obviously very knowledgeable about Basque culture and history, and his enthusiasm for the subject matter clearly comes through. We very much enjoyed the tour of the Old Town -- the stop at the private eating club was a highlight -- and could not have been more pleased to have spent time with Iker.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you back one day. Best wishes Iker

Darrell Swank

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Nov 29/16

Iker was an awesome guide. We used him on two tours on separate days, one of San Sebastian where he showed us the market, experienced tapas in multiple locations and also he cooked for us at a private men's club. Highly enjoyed experience and someone we would recommend to all others who want an immersion experience in San Sebastian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and rating. Best wishes Iker

John Kersh

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Oct 24/16

Iker was a joy to be with. He brought not only a wealth of knowledge concerning the Basque people and history but it was delivered with charm, passion and wit. His love of food and knowledge of the San Sebastián food scene made our time together go far too quickly! He made the experience personal and very special. An excellent experience and a great value.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you along. Best regards Iker

Richard B.

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Oct 10/16

Iker possesses an encyclopedic breadth of knowledge about, and great enthusiasm for, his city of San Sebastián. He's a great choice for a city tour. You will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice review!! Best regards Iker

Neal Ehrenberg

United States
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: May 27/16

There were 8 of us on this tour - all seniors ranging in age from 67 to 82. All have traveled extensively, two of us travel agents. Iker was hands down the finest, most enthusiastic, most organized - generally the best guide we have had. I would strongly recommend him to anyone traveling in the Basque area. He loves his people, their culture and gastronomic delights and he communicates this love clearly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much for these nice words. It was my pleasure to guide you all! Best wishes from San Sebastian Iker

Amira Rashid

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: May 21/16

We were in a group of 10 people, and the tour was amazing. Iker gave us tips on where to eat, and what to order. We went hopping into different places for Pixtos which we really enjoyed. Great food, great company and I would definetly recommend Iker as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and review! Best regards Iker

Richele Coleman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13660, Private San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Mar 30/16

I highly recommend a tour with Iker. He has so much knowledge about San Sebastián and the surrounding areas and was fascinating to listen to. In addition to his geography and history knowledge he is a 'foodie' and showed us his favourite places. He is very accommodating (our 3 year old did not fall asleep as I thought she might and was very active!) Iker is a very nice local man who felt Like a friend by the end of the tour. You will not regret doing a tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!! It was really nice guiding you. I hope to see you back sometime. Or maybe in NZ! ;-) Best wishes Iker

May Yao

United States
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Sep 5/15

We took 3 tours with Iker while we were in Basque country. Iker's ability to integrate history, culture, and personal stories made our culinary expedition an unforgettable and authentic experience. Iker accommodated all our requests with unparalleled professionalism and flexibility; he even went out of his way to contact and drive us to our apartment owner who did not speak English. Heightened by his pride for his heritage, he treated us like welcomed guests in Basque country. Wonderful person and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!

Nancy Hashemian

Spain
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Mar 27/15

Imagine walking through the beautiful streets of San Sebastian and having all this wonderful information at your disposal; Stories, meanings of statues, history told in a interesting way. Then going shopping for ingredients in a fantastic meat store, and Iker preparing pintxos for us in his cooking club.! A rare delight! The we meandered through the old town and were treated to pintxos and drink hand picked by Iker. He is a master at telling the old stories that captivate you, and draw you in.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much for your reviews Nancy. You made my tours really easy going and it was a pleasure to guide you along. Best wishes for you and Kurt Iker

Norine Bevan

Canada
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Oct 7/13

We had a great tour with Iker as we learned a lot about the Basque culture, history of San Sebastian and tasted pintxos with several typical drinks. The highlight was Iker taking us to his private Dinner club which we had read about prior to the trip and he explained the tradition of the club and how it works on honour. Iker is very enthusiastic and loves what he does which shows in the way he guides. We would highly recommend him and this tour! Norine Bevan - Markham, Ontario Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your tour review, you made it easy and we had fun. Best regards from San Sebastian

Hendrik Pruul

Australia
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Sep 29/13

Thanks Iker-I wanted an education on Basque culture and received all I expected, and more, including access to sites not available to most tourists. Iker provided very flexible touring options suited for me rather than any set and rigid program and this was very valuable. The program was arranged with punctuality and flexible as well, so a lot was achieved with no fuss.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hendrik for your tour review-comment, I really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to show you more about my culture and city. Best wishes from San Sebastian-Donostia

Anita Montaner

United States
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Sep 27/13

Our guide IKer was very professional, personable and friendly. He showed passion and true interest in getting us engaged with the local history, daily living and culture of San Sebastian. It showed that Iker is an experinced and knowledgeable guide. The tour was a walking tour and we were able to go at our own pace. We visited the main sights and places that Iker regularly vists for pintxos and gathering with freinds; not necessarily the tourist places. Thank you Iker, San Sebastian is very charming!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for these words. Best wishes from San Sebastián.

Doug Richardson

United States
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Jul 9/13

Iker was very personable made good adjustments based on our preferences and was very thorough in explanations and providing backdrop. Great personality and can tell he really enjoys his job. He also shared insightful information past our tour. Recommended other sites that were very helpful and this helped make our vacation much more enjoyable. Iker is a great asset for your organization, and tourism. We highly recommend to any and everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! I'm glad to hear such good words. Enjoy the rest of onus holidays. Best regards from San Sebastian. Iker

Jess-Owe Johansen

Norway
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Oct 14/12

One of the best guiding tours we have been on. A very good idea too do!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. You were an easy going group too, that made the tour more enjoyable.

Melissa Trombley

United States
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Tour: #13660, San Sebastian "pintxos" tour, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain    
Date: Apr 4/12

We had such a great time. We learned a ton, laughed and ate great food. This was so much more than I expected! we even got good tips for the rest of the trip! I highly recommend Iker!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi lovely couple, it was a pleasure to meet you and show you the old town of SanSebastián. I hope you had a great time during the stay.