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ToursByBasques Private Guided Tours

Avenida de las Universidades 4, 48940 Bilbao, Spain
+34 618 55 03 95
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My family is still thanking me. The Bilbao tour with Mikel was educational and a lot of fun. But... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ziggy60
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Staten Island, New York
Great full day private tour with Mikel

Mikel was a consummate professional from the moment that I contacted him. At the end of our tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
IST_Traveler
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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“basque country” (55 reviews)
“his knowledge” (9 reviews)
“great guide” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenida de las Universidades 4, 48940 Bilbao, Spain
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+34 618 55 03 95
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"smaller towns"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family is still thanking me. The Bilbao tour with Mikel was educational and a lot of fun. But its also the intangibles that you get when you tour with a local that becomes a friend rather than a tour guide, 10 minutes into the...More

Thank ziggy60
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mikel was a consummate professional from the moment that I contacted him. At the end of our tour, my parents remarked that the day with him felt like being with a close friend. We spent a few days in Bilbao, but wanted a chance to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family spent three days in Bilbao and took two full day tours with Mikel. We have traveled with guides in many places around the world and Mikel is as good as any we have met. He has a broad knowledge and love of the...More

Thank Guy A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a time. Mikel is a hoot. My wife and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend a few hours with Mikel and learn about aspects of the Basque culture and enjoy the company of a grand individual. He is so passionate...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In true Anthony Bourdain style, we had only 24 hours in Bilbao and sure weren’t going to waste it. So enter Mikel, a proud Basque and one of the best local guides I’ve ever met. He smiled when we made it clear we came to...More

Thank CohortMalc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always make an effort to see a new city through the eyes of a local. We're so pleased we chose to view Bilbao through Mikel's eyes and experience. We were in charming Bilbao for such a short time but the evening eating and walking...More

Thank hubey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mikel was an excellent guide. It was very quick to get comfortable with him. Mikel has an easy going style, listens and adapts his tour to fit the desires of the group while still delivering an excellent experience. Look no further for an excellent guide...More

Thank BigredUW92
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We spent two days with Mikel, one in Bilbao and one on the drive to Getaria. Both were amazing and unforgettable. In Bilbao Mikel took us on a walking tour of some of his favorite areas while talking to us about the history and everyday...More

Thank Bryan F
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We had 3 separate guided tours by Mikel: a tour of Bilbao, a trip to Rioja & Laguida then a drive to Getaria with stops along the way. Mikel is a gifted guide with in-depth knowledge & passion of the Basque Country. He customized each...More

Thank stevevranian
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

We visited Bilbao by way of a cruise ship, and only had a limited time in port. We were most interested in the Rioja wine valley, so we contacted ToursByBasques to see what might be available. Mikel responded quickly, and based on our time restraints,...More

Thank Tammy K
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Lou A
May 19, 2018|
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Response from MikelBasqueGuide | Property representative |
Hi Lou, thanks very much! Yes, that´s my kind of tour, I love the Rioja wine region. Can you please send me an email to my web address (TripAdvisor does not allow me to send you my email or web, it´s ToursByBasques on the... More
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philk2011
March 19, 2018|
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Response from MikelBasqueGuide | Property representative |
Hi Phill, thanks for contacting. I offer a private tour to Rioja based on visiting two family wineries where they´ve been producing wine for generations, as well as the walled medieval town of Laguardia. Could you send my... More
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arrussell84
March 6, 2018|
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Response from MikelBasqueGuide | Property representative |
Hi, thanks so much for contacting, but unfortunately I´ll be away on Easter vacation that same day. I´m available on March 28, not sure if it´d fit you...but thanks so much in any case for contacting!
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