Aitor Delgado Basque Tour Guide

Aitor Delgado Basque Tour Guide

Aitor Delgado Basque Tour Guide
5
Historical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursPrivate ToursFood ToursWine Tours & Tastings
About
Private tours in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria-Gasteiz and nearby areas at your pace and according to your interests. You have here your ambassador in the Basque Country to tailor the best Basque experience for you. We will see the must seen places, but also off-the-beaten track gems only known by some locals: special traditions, spectacular views, hidden villages and corners (wine cellars, rare museums, sea or countryside)... Let your Basque friend help you on your trip to the land of the Basques.
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Travelers talk about
(39 reviews)
(7 reviews)
(5 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
329 reviews
Excellent
328
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Nathan O
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Taking a Basque coastal tour with Aitor was one of the highlights of my trip to the Basque region with my husband. Aitor maximized our experience not only through the tour itself but in his attentiveness before and after the tour. He consulted in a way that helped us select the best option for the day we had with him in person in San Sebastian, Getaria and other small towns along the coast. But he also gave us ideas and information on what to do on the days before and after the tour including walking itineraries and restaurant recommendations. He went above and beyond to help us find a laundry facility where we could get our clothes cleaned. During the tour itself, he curated history, architecture, food, culture, and nature into the overall experience. Aitor is an expert in his field and truly and enjoyable and friendly person as well. We would definitely connect with him again on another tour to the Basque region.
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
I am so happy to see that the day tour we had meet your expectations, it also meet my expectations because knowing that you had an unforgettable time in the Basque Country is one of the reasons why I started this job. I love to be a Basque host and with people like you, I fulfill my wish of helping travelers to enjoy the Basque Country. I am really thankful to you for having choosing me for this private tour and I hope to have the same honour in the future. All the best for you two! Aitor Delgado
Written September 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rob_NYC
5 contributions
Sep 2021
We highly recommend Aitor and would definitely contact him again when touring the beautiful Basque region of Spain. We arranged a full day private tour of San Sebastion and the Basque coast with Aitor. He picked us up from our hotel in Bilbao. Aitor is a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed walking and driving in and around the beautiful city of San Sebastian with Aitor. We had a wonderful lunch in a Basque cider house restaurant and also explored the beautiful and interesting port and beach towns of Zumaia and Getaria. It was a pleasure spending the day with Aitor as our tour guide. We learned so much about the history and culture of the Basque region from Aitor. The surrounding scenery in areas visited was absolutely beautiful. It was a great tour with many thanks to Aitor for his hospitality!
Written September 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you V6362DLrobertg! Reading your review has make me to rekindle that marvelous day. I am specially satisfied to konw that you could appreciate the main aspects of Basque culture that I am sure you will remember forever. Thanks a lot for your words about me and my work as well. I hope to see you by this lands and hope to meet you as well! Regards, Aitor Delgado
Written September 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JanetKcolorado
Fort Collins, CO2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Eskerrik asko, Aitor, for a marvelous adventure! Seeing the varieties of Biscay flysch at low tide, the lovely tree-lined road to the unexpected castle Butron, and the viewpoints at Gaztelugatze, before our wonderful geology boat tour at Geoparkea was a delight! You had great intuition about the most scenic and informative viewpoints to see the stories told by the unique rocks on this gorgeous Costa Vasca. Aitor can wow guests like us with geological knowledge and/or help them recreate scenes from Game of Thrones. He also knows where to find delicious pinxtos AND has a connection to THE best gelato artist in the world! The thrills did not stop there. Aitor was indeed correct that the tide was PERFECT at Monte Igueldo at that moment to experience the famous time sculptures. Aitor entertained us all day with interesting culture, science, and history information in such a fun way! He also cared so well for my 84 year old mother, being sensitive to uneven ground and stairs. She really appreciated him skipping the funicular ride at Monte Igueldo to meet us with the car at the top. I am so glad I found Aitor on Tours by Locals to help us transfer from Bilbao to San Sebastián in a day I will never forget!
Written May 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Wow, eskerrik asko, thanks! I am the one who should thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and make such a complete day tour to you by land and sea. Preparing your private day tour helped me not only to find best views, beautiful countryside and find stories related with the Basque coast and geology, but also bring out the love I have for nature, plants, rocks and ocean live. I am also so proud to hear that your mum enjoyed it also. I loved to see her looking forward to enjoy life and discover new things. Lots of good things, enjoy the rest of your travel and hope to see you back some day.
Written May 24, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

88AVANTI
200 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Touring Basque County with Aitor was our fifth private tour with our own guide/driver. The others were in Africa, China, India and Sicily, so I am speaking with some authority when I say that Aitor was hands down the best by far. What we look for in a private tour experience is being shown interesting places off the beaten track and must see sights, in an unhurried and uncrowded manner. Aitor met this challenge beautifully. His winning personality got us into a museum that was closed to view ancient books and religious icons and caves with 40,000 year old drawings off schedule. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the history economics and geology of Basque County and knows wonderful places to eat and shop. Most of all he is fun to be with and on a multi day tour that really counts. He has an interesting life story too, but I'll let him tell you about that. I'm sure Aitor isn't the least expensive Basque guide you could find, but the old saw about getting what you pay for really applies here. After six days seeing Basque County through Aitor's eyes we were talking about moving there to live. He's that good.
Written March 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Wow 88AVANTI! Thank you so much for your review. Knowing that people with so diverse experience consider so well my job is really touching. I really loved meeting you and showing you best of the Basque Country, the place where I was born but also the place that I love, that I call home. And very grateful to read that you understand and appreciate the work, search for suppliers, secret spots, best suppliers and study of many aspects in the Basque region... in summary, all the effort I love to do to make everything tailored for you and use best your time here, making my best so that you can have the most enjoyable time of each moment. But most importantly for me I am grateful to have the opportunity to met people like you thanks to this job. Loved a lot the time we enjoyed together. Aitor Delgado
Written May 19, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NIC S
4 contributions
Dec 2021
I'm living in the Spanish Basque country, and when my mom came to visit me, she booked a day long tour through the French Basque Country with Aitor. The trip far exceeded our wildest expectations, as we were able to travel through a lot of rural areas that are only accessible by car (in the case of some mountainous areas, just barely). Some of the most beautiful countryside I have seen in my life. His French skills and knowledge of the area allowed us to not have to worry about anything and just enjoy the amazing food and scenery. Aitor was very generous with his time. He made sure we got to see everything there was to see and the trip lasted around 12 hours in total.

I would highly recommend Aitor for any tour, but our experience in Iparralde was truly something special. Even if you're from the Spanish Basque Country, a group tour through the Pyrenees with Aitor may well be worth it.
Written January 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you nics894! It really has been a great pleasure to meet you and your mom. The French Basque Country and the Pyrenees are one of the greatest countryside we have and I loved to have the opportunity to show it to you. Very grateful for your review to this private tour. I am specially thankful for the suggestion you made to other people who travel or live in Spain to visit the French Basque Country as a complement to their knowledge to our Basque Culture. Hope to have the chance to meet you again. Aitor Delgado
Written February 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J S
Hong Kong, China18 contributions
Jul 2023
Aitor is the best guide ever. We scheduled 4 separate tours with him while in San Sebastian and Pamplona - a) trip to a Basque town in France and one in Spain; b) a trip to Olite Palace in Navarra; c) a walking tour of Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls Festival; and d) a hike in the Irati Forest and the surrounding area. And in all of these tours, lots of references were made to the Camino, the Basque culture, the Spanish culture, and history.
We also visited other cities in Spain and had 8 guides in total for our 3 week trip to Spain, and Aitor was by far the most knowledgeable about the history of Spain and also the most flexible in terms of tweaking the itinerary due to the weather and our energy level. He also introduced us to what must be the best food in the area. He is also really fun to be around. Highly recommended.

Tip: Tell him what you are interested in and Aitor will come up with a schedule that will not disappoint.
Written August 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much J S! I am grateful to hear that my private tours were the best of your whole trip in Spain. It was a pleasure guiding you on those diverse tours through the Basque area. It's greatly rewarding to know that you found my knowledge and adaptability valuable, as well as my recommendations for the best local food. Your words mean a lot to me, and I'd be delighted to welcome you back for more adventures. And thanks a lot for that tip to future travelers that will allow me to tailor their tour in the Basque Country to their best enjoyment. Aitor Delgado
Written November 3, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tiziana D
5 contributions
Jun 2021
I have spent wonderful time visiting the Basque Country with Aitor. He is one of the best private tour guides I have met so far on my numerous trips around the world. He has been very professional, flexible, friendly and caring all the time. Not only did he show me the highlights of the region, but he also surprised me with hidden gems every day of our tour. He has expert knowledge of the country’s culture, history, mythology, art, geology, and gastronomy. For all these reasons, I highly recommend Aitor to anybody who is planning a dream holiday in the Basque Country.
Written June 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
thanks 228tizianad! wow, I must confess that your words and this review have touched me. Meeting people like you is the reason why I love this job, because with your interest on our culture and way of life the people like you encourage me to research and learn more and more about us to find new places, to make visitors to discover always something beautiful & relevant to what they like. Very thankful for your decision of choosing me as your private tour guide in your visit to the Basque Country and I wish that our roads will cross back in the future. Regards, Aitor Delgado
Written June 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CWDC
Arlington, VA26 contributions
Aug 2022
Aitor was charming delightful and full of energy. He was also on time, very flexible with our timing requirements, and explained things all along the way on our wine tour through Rioja. If you want to understand the Rioja region and its culture and wines - Aitor is your guy.
Written August 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you very much for your review. Thanks also for allowing me to go with you in this special travel, I am happy to hear that this tour has helped you to give you another perspective of Rioja and helped you to enjoy and get deeper in your knowledge of Rioja wines. Aitor Delgado
Written September 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BAMARSH
Geneva, Switzerland7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Friendly, fun and extremely knowledgeable tour guide. He knows everything about the region - make sure to book at your at the start of your holiday so you get tips for what to do for the rest of the time also. He took us to the best tortilla place in Vitoria and also introduced us to the original Goxua dessert - don’t miss it!!
Written August 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you Bruce for your time and your review! It was really great to show you best of Vitoria in our night private tour. It is great for me also to find people like you, who have similar interests to mine: we love traveling, nature, tasting local food, but specially enjoying local sweets and desserts... Thankfully, in the Basque Country we have a few to taste... I am very proud that you have found Goxua as your favorite custard dessert so far. I also love it, and even more because it was invented in the city where I was born. Thanks and hope to see you back soon! Aitor Delgado
Written August 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zack L
8 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Our tour with Aitor was an amazing experience! He is very welcoming and accommodating and planned a tour that was perfect for the pace and needs of our group. We toured the Guggenheim museum then went on a Pintxos tour and loved both! During both parts, Aitor was extremely knowledgeable and shared details on the history and culture of Bilbao. He is so passionate about his work, it is impossible not to fall in love with the city. Aitor is the perfect guide for new and returning visitors that want to experience the Basque Country in a unique and fun way. Thank you Aitor for another awesome adventure through Bilbao, we will be back to see you again soon!! Eskerrik Asko!
Written September 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Yes, please! Next time that you come back I would love to see you again. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you back! One of the reasons why I opened this business was to meet wonderful people with which we would like to stay again and longer. Thanks so much for your review and here I am looking forward to meet you back again. Lots of good things! Aitor Delgado
Written September 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 280

Aitor Delgado Basque Tour Guide - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Aitor Delgado Basque Tour Guide Information

Excellent Reviews

328

Very Good Reviews

1

Aitor Delgado Basque Tour Guide Photos

212