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ToursByBasques Private Guided Tours

Avenida de las Universidades 4, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
+34 618 55 03 95
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Like touring with a knowledgeable local friend

Mikel's tour of Bilbao was the highlight of our trip. I wish I had also booked him for a second... read more

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We were two couples on a Thanksgiving trip to the Bilbao area and we commissioned ToursByBasques to... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
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Private guided tours for those that look for something different in their visit to the Basque Country, based on an Off-The-Beaten-Path philosophy. I focus on small groups, interested in our culture and way of life, and I love to show the Basque way of life and my favorite places (and of course, the "can't miss places" as well)
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Avenida de las Universidades 4, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
Avenida de las Universidades 4, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
+34 618 55 03 95

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mikel's tour of Bilbao was the highlight of our trip. I wish I had also booked him for a second tour when we went on to San Sebastian, as we would've enjoyed it all the more. He was very knowledgeable and interesting and seemed to...More

Thank MokumMeanderer
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We were two couples on a Thanksgiving trip to the Bilbao area and we commissioned ToursByBasques to take us on a private two-day tour from around Bilbao to the San Sebastian area, which included a Rioja region wine tour, Our guide Mikel was very professional,...More

Thank effenzee
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This October we were fortunate enough to take a 10 day tour of the Basque country of Spain. This was a handcrafted tour, fashioned by the guide/owner of Tours by Basques,Mikel, that covered the length and breadth of the Basque area of Spain, with a...More

Thank lesliearose1
Reviewed 2 November 2017

At relatively short notice we booked a day trip with Mikel to San Sebastian and it was the highlight of our three days in Blibao. Correspondence before the day was excellent and Mikel arrived at our hotel exactly on time. The drive to San Sebastian...More

Thank Whitby1964
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Our time frame only allowed a couple of days to tour the Basque Country and we were so fortunate to have booked these with ToursByBasques. Being with our local guide Mikel was like travelling with a good friend who knew all the local interesting places...More

Thank Mayall32
Reviewed 26 October 2017

There is no better way to get beneath the superficial experience of being a tourist in a new place than by going out for a day with an intelligent and experienced local guide. Mikel was recommended to us by friends, and proved to be the...More

Thank susankreed1
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Mikel arranged an all day itinerary for us that included a visit and English language tour of the Santimamine Cave (famous for its prehistoric paintings), then we went to the town of Gernika, the seat of the Basque government. We learned much about Basque history...More

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

If you wish to explore, understand and appreciate the true nature of the Basque Country, this is for you. Our guide Mikel collected us from our hotel opposite the Guggenheim. We spent a full experiencing the countryside, the Old Town of Bilbao as well as...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We saw everything from Guernica to shooting locations for GOT. The scenery is beautiful, the history fascinating, and the food out of this world. If you are looking for a wonderful way to spend a day, get in touch with Mikel and let him show...More

1  Thank Blair S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had a wonderful day with Mikel exploring Bilbao. He was a pleasure to work with from the moment I emailed him. He customized our tour just for us and was very punctual picking us up at the cruise harbor and returning us on time....More

1  Thank JKJK6
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18 July 2016|
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Response from MikelBasqueGuide | Property representative |
Weather is highly unpredictable, northern Spain is a rainy area, while Barcelona and the mediterranean is mostly dry. What areas of northern Spain you plan to visit? You may want to contact me at my direct email.
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