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ToursByBasques Private Guided Tours

Bilbao, Spain
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About ToursByBasques Private Guided Tours
Private premium tours for those that look for something unique and different in their visit to the Basque Country, based on an Off-The-Beaten-Path philosophy (but of course, the "can't miss places" as well). Focused on private tours for visitors interested in our particular culture and way of life, I love to show the Basque way of life and my favorite places as a local insider.
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Jane G wrote a review May 2020
Dallas, Texas80 contributions14 helpful votes
We were booked for a for a full day tour to San Sebastian while on a port stop in Bilbao. Everything had been taken care of by Mikel and we were looking forward to a wonderful tour. Unfortunately, our Regent cruise was cancelled due to Covid 19. Of course we had to cancel the tour. Mikel was wonderful and so very understanding. The full refund was processed quickly. I WILL DEFINITELY contact Mikel/Tours by Locals again when we are able to rebook our cruise.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Leslie S wrote a review May 2020
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We booked a tour with Mikel for our cruise excursion, but unfortunately our cruise has been cancelled by the company. Throughout the entire process Mikel has been terrific! He answered all of my questions when booking as well as when we had to unfortunately cancel. I would highly recommend him for his customer service and I hope to be able to visit him in the future.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Susan G wrote a review Apr 2020
San Antonio, Texas2 contributions
In searching for a great private tour experience for Bilbao, we came across Tours By Basques. Mikel responded quickly to each and every inquiry we had, and exhibited great flexibility and promptness. We had a most wonderful private day trip planned, and Mikel also was very responsive to our request for separate billing, only requiring a deposit rather than full payment at booking. When we determined we needed to cancel, Mikel responded quickly and our deposit refund was provided with no issues whatsoever. I certainly look forward to and hope our future travels will allow us the opportunity to meet Mikel in person and take our planned tour!
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Date of experience: April 2020
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chooms wrote a review Apr 2020
Barhamsville, Virginia16 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked an exceptional ( by description) tour from Bilbao with Tours by Basques ...Mikel set up our tour to cover our desires and added his recommendations to enhance our visIt. He described the costs and down payment requirements as well as cancellation options. Unfortunately, we had to take advantage of ‘‘this process due to the Covid 19 shutdowns. Mikel was very gracious in refunding our down payment promptly. We look forward to the possibility of visiting Bilbao in the future and certainly use Tours by Basques to enhance our visit
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Date of experience: March 2020
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getawaygang4 wrote a review Nov 2019
Australia62 contributions29 helpful votes
After flying into Bilbao with my family specifically to go to Santander and the Palacio de Magdalena in particular which is one and half hours from Bilbao, we found it quite difficult to get a tour that covered these places. We eventually found “Tours by Basque, and Mikel was just amazing!! He was able to plan a personalised tour to include the places we wanted and recommended other places that were new to us. We visited Santillana Del Mar- a historical town and if you go there make sure you try their cider and calamari. Time was not an issue as Mikel took us to a few places within Bilbao as well that only locals would know of , including the famous Vizcaya “hanging” Bridge , which is listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. We finished the day at the top of Bilbao, which had amazing views of the town and took the Funicular back down to the city. Mikel is very knowledgeable and determined to make sure he gives his clients the best possible experience of the Basque Country. He made our family holiday one to remember and you would be doing yourself an injustice if you did not let Mikel take you on one of his tours or one that you want to plan yourself with him.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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