Basque Experiences
Basque Experiences
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BE Basque with Basque Experiences. We create private, personalised tours for those travellers seeking authentic experiences in the Basque Country. Specialising in tailor-made multi-day tours we also offer shorter one-day private experiences. Drop us a line and we can discuss your ideas. BE Basque with Basque Experiences - Basque Country Tours
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

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Rafaella J
Clitheroe, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
We took part in a pintxos tour for a hen party. Eric and John were very helpful and knowledgeable. The tour had a range of different bars and speciality pintxos and the guide was easily able to accommodate for intolerances and dietary requirements.
As well as showing us excellent food the guide taught us some history of Bilbao. And gave us recommendations for the rest of our holiday. Highly recommend
Written 29 August 2022
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Thank you so much R! We like to see our guests go home happy! E
Written 19 September 2022
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Shruthi V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My work colleagues and I planned a one day trip to San Sebastian. We struggled a bit to find a vehicle as we were more than the allowed number of persons for the taxi. However, Erik from Basque Experiences was able to arrange a VERY comfortable bus for.

He was immensely patient with our planning and helped fir the trip in between our busy schedule and even suggested trip ideas for no extra cost. Since we had to book everything remotely, Erik's prompt responses and explanation proved to be very helpful.

We had a wonderful time in San Sebastian - the perfect mix of learning some cultural history thanks to our guide Pedro and some leisurely time to ourselves.

It is safe to say our team would definitely recommend them again if you're looking for a service that covers everything from pick-ups, drop-offs, and a guide; all encompassed with a memorable trip :)
Written 12 July 2022
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Thank you S! So glad you had a great time here, and that we made your visit to the Basque Country so special! Thanks. E
Written 13 July 2022
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FHK
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A couple of months ago I planned a birthday-surprise-trip for my twins and their best friend looking out for a place in Europe where nobody of us had ever been before. I chosed the Basque Country, spanish and french part. Erik from „basque experience“ planned a marvellous one day trip for us by private car and private guide from Bilbao where we stayed to San Sebastian and Biarritz. Guide Maru told us a lot about basque history and lifestyle, we enjoyed the best pintxos ever and the beautiful nature. Basque people are very proud of their country and now we really know why. We´ll come back for sure, thank you so much, Erik
Written 9 July 2022
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So glad you enjoyed our country! You had perfect weather and the trip worked out fantastically! See you all again soon. E
Written 11 July 2022
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Grace Charlie
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I did a private pintxos tour with Erik in Bilbao. It was fantastic. We went around a variety of bars, some modern, some old, and had a drink and a pinxto at each one. Erik knew lots about Bilbao and knew a lot of the locals. It was an experience I never would have had alone. I would highly recommend a private tour with these guys, it’s worth every euro.
Written 18 January 2020
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G! A real pleasure to show you the sights (and tastes :)! Glad you enjoyed yourself, if you are this way on your way back, we can do round 2! E
Written 22 January 2020
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Stonefish71
Nottingham, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
After the fantastic weekend we had last year cycling around the Basque Country we came back this year for a return tour! Taking on a different route to last, we were able to explore and ride more of the Basque Region, then into Navarra / Rioja, and finishing off in Bilbao - once again brilliantly hosted and organised by Erik. We will be back!
Written 16 October 2019
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P such a pleasure to have you guys over again this year!! Los Machucos awaits in 2020! E
Written 17 October 2019
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Voyager65929
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Back again for another amazing road bike trip organised by Basque Experiences and the incomparable Erik!
Trip a perfect blend of beautiful quite back country roads rolling through the Rioja vineyards with a few Cat 1 climbs thrown in for a real challenge. The apres riding entertainment was also full on with Erik knowing the best bars and restaurants to refuel. I cannot recommend highly enough!
Written 6 October 2019
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Its such a pleasure taking you guys around the Basque region on bikes!! So glad you love all the other activities too!! See you on Los Machucos in 2020! E
Written 11 October 2019
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Sofia C
Southampton, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
For my mother’s birthday my siblings and I recently booked a weekend trip
with “Basque Experiences” and Erik was truly helpful and very knowledgeable
about Northern Spain and the Rioja Region. Erik is able to communicate well in both Spanish and English thus a great organiser and tuned to our needs beautifully. We would definitely recommend “Basque Experiences” in order to get the most out of your trip!
Written 20 August 2019
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S, It was an absolute pleasure to take you, your Mum and your sisters on what turned out to be a beautiful day! I am so glad you enjoyed the whole weekend in Bilbao as well. See you again soon, E
Written 21 August 2019
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OCHIrish
Glasgow, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had the most fantastic Rioja wine tour with Erik. We visited two very different Bodegas and sampled beautiful wines. We then ate lunch at a lovely family run hotel where the food was great. Erik also advised us about where to stay, where to visit and which bars and restaurants to try out in Bilbao. He was highly professional, knowledgeable and great company. We couldn't recommend this experience with Erik highly enough. Thanks for such a brilliant day and fantastic memories!
Written 14 June 2019
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N&O so glad you enjoyed your stay here! Great memories I hope :) Look forward to seeing you both again when you are next over!! Thanks E
Written 17 June 2019
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accope
Greenville, SC10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
We booked a private pinxtos tour with Erik and Basque Experiences to introduce us to Bilbao and its gastronomy, and what an amazing experience it was from start to finish! Erik was a great communicator and true professional, asking about our group and preferences, and staying in touch right up to our tour. As for the tour itself - wow. What an incredible way to explore the city. He took us to fantastic local spots and neighborhoods that we never would have encountered on our own, provided fantastic insights into Basque culture and history, and was so in tune to our group's needs and interests. We were an older group, so he perfectly paced the tour to fit our comfort level. We couldn't imagine our trip without this experience - truly a highlight of our time in the Basque Country. Thank you, Erik - looking forward to next time!
Written 13 March 2019
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C n C!! I had a super team with you and the group! We really gelled, and its tours like that, that make this a great job! Thanks so much for the super review and I hope we can tour again soon here in the Basque Country! Thanks again E
Written 14 March 2019
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karenmmmm
London, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
We booked a one day wine trip through Basque Experiences after reading positive reviews online. It was a really great experience from start to finish. Erik asked if we had any preferences and mapped out an itinerary based on what we wanted to do. He was frequently in contact to check the trip would hit the mark and even managed to incorporate a special ham tasting at one of the wineries. Erik was incredibly helpful even beyond our wine tasting tour. When I hopefully dropped him an email for some pintxos bar recommendations when we arrived in Bilbao he responded within an hour. We were collected from our hotel and visited some beautiful and very special wineries which were friendly but with fantastic wines. We had a wonderful lunch in a tiny hotel well off the beaten track that was run by a family and you would only know of by word of mouth. The restaurant cooked their own produce and we drank wine from their estate which was really good.
Our trip was great fun from stat to finish and we drank great wines, ate great food and enjoyed beautiful scenery. Our trip was completely customised to our preferences and I fully recommend if you are thinking of visiting Rioja and want to be in safe hands. Thank you Erik for looking after us, we will be back!
Written 4 November 2018
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Wow what a super review K & G! So glad you enjoyed yourselves and put your faith in me. I had a superb time with you both and look forward to discovering some more gems next time you are over! Thnks again, E
Written 5 November 2018
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