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PRIVATE & CUSTOM TOURS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE RIOJA WINE REGION
Your local expert for San Sebastian. Let us share our passion for what makes this land unique. Experience Basque culture, try our world-renowned cuisine, hike through amazing scenery, visit the Rioja Wine region and build unforgettable memories. Let us show you the real Basque Country!
Welcome! – Ongi Etorri!
San SebastianIn a day or more
Walk and taste the city!
Sightseeing ToursOne day trips
See the best of the Basque Country!
Hiking ToursLow impact trails
A break within your break!
Rioja Wine toursSavour every moment
Bespoke wine experiences!
Gastronomic toursTry the Basque cuisine
Cookery workshops and much more!
Custom ToursTailor made holidays
Design your own tour!
St. Jean de Luz
What are you waiting for?
Come and discover the Basque Country with us!
Private tours from San Sebastian and Bilbao
Welcome! – Ongi Etorri!
What they say
"We did the Basque County side tour with Andoni and we were not disappointed. He was very knowledgeable about the region and had a lot of stories to pass on to us. There was never a topic that he could not provide an answer to and he was very patient with all the questions we were asking him. He provided us with recommendations for restaurants and additional site seeing for the remaining days we had in the Basque region. We thoroughly enjoyed the few hours we toured with Andoni"KarenUSA
"Spent 9 days in San Sebastian with two friends and decided to take two tours while we were there: Andoni was our tour guide and he did a great job just showing us around. Rioja Winery Hopping gave us a good introduction and taste of the Spanish wines and was helpful in knowing a bit more about the wines we ordered in San Sebastian the following days. Mt. Ernio and Loyola Sanctuary tour was I think my favorite simply because of the hikes, the beautiful lunch spot in the mountains as well as seeing the birthplace of St. Ignatius It just hadeverything that I was looking for."KhoiUSA
"I did a lot of research before picking a tour company to help us plan our trip in Spain. I was attracted by their website and their price was better than the other companies I contacted. The company is small, so you are not paying for a lot of overhead but the service is just as good as the other larger firms that I have used in the past . My guide was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He added a lot to our trip to Spain.. He was on time and his English was very good. I was very happy with our service. I would recommend this firm to everyone"AlexandriaUSA
"I can’t say enough about Andoni…fun, funny, informative, accommodating. He’s the perfect person to tour with and his pride for the area is so evident on his tours. He’s full of information and anecdotes and it a great translator when visiting places where English isn’t spoken. Andoni even went out of his way to secure a reservation for us at a restaurant in Getaria for a different day…above and beyond."LizUSA
"Our guide Andoni was very informative and easy to talk to. He was especially attentive to our wishes and needs, going out of his way to help minimize extra walking and waiting on our behalf. We especially liked the flexibility in the itinerary adjustments – primarily mixing in some coastal area visits along with the inland french villages."DavidUSA
"Absolutely fantastic tour – the Rioja wines are wonderfully unique and it was evident that each winery on the tour had been carefully selected (mix of modern and traditional) so as to provide a more fulsome experience. The lunch was similarly great, simple food but full of flavour. We were also extremely impressed with Andoni’s expert knowledge of the region. Highly recommend this tour."AlyseAustralia
"Andoni was our guide for 4 days through the spellbinding Basque territory. He is the best tour guide you could wish for! He was friendly, reliable and professional every second of the way. We were a group of 3 people, differing in age and interests. Incredibly, he was intuitive, attentive and accommodating to all of us. My mother got tired at times and Andoni was quick to change plans and keep her comfortable and happy. He did so happlily. Our memories and experiences of Spain would not have been the same if Andoni had not guided us through the food, culture, politics and night life with his great sense of humour, spirit of joy and comprehensive knowledge. We would do not hesitate in recommending him as your guide through this magical place."LaraSouth Africa
"Had so much fun with Andoni on the winery hopping tour. The wines were amazing, the views were fantastic, and the company was great. Andoni was really knowledgeable about the varieties of Spanish wine, the history of San Sebastian, and the origins of the Basque country. He also helped us figure out how to properly order pinxtos. I would highly recommend this tour to others, especially someone who isn’t familiar with Spanish wines already."GlennCanada
"We spent a fun and informative day with Andoni. He was an excellent tour guide showing us the sights, while sharing his vast knowledge of the places we visited and their customs. We enjoyed visiting the local market and having lunch at a special restaurant selected by Andoni….a spot we would never have found on our own."BritEngland
"Our tour guide, Andoni, showed us a great time in Rioja! We started in Haro and visited wineries from small-scale to larger-scale, and were able to taste several different types of wine. The winery personnel educated us on the standards for wine making in the Rioja region. Then we had a lovely lunch in a cool wine cellar and a walk through the quaint village of Laguardia. A great day trip from San Sebastian to get a feel for the beauty of Rioja."LaurenUSA
"We called last minute with high hopes but limited expectations for a good tour as we had recently overpaid for a mediocre one. We just loved our guide, Andoni, who provided us with maybe, the best tour we’ve ever taken. The wineries he chose were spectacular!"KayseMalaysia
"Our guide, Andoni was exceptional, taking us to locations that we would have never identified or located on our own. The Basque Country and French coast tours were very memorable. We highly recommend this means of touring for this tremendous corner of the world."SheldonNew Zeland
"Andoni was our guide to Rioja and he was amazing! We spend a great day with him, he is a funny and intelligent man, very knowledgeable and passionate about Rioja and the Basque Country and he speaks perfect English. We were really happy that we got him as our guide."DanaRomania
"My boyfriend and I had a wonderful trip with our tour guide Andoni to small rural towns in the Basque Country. We got to see amazing views and even drive up a mountain. Andoni was full of knowledge and passion about the area which he happily shared. I would recommend going on this tour one of the first days in San Sebastian as Andoni offered many great suggestions of where to go and what to eat/drink."NatalieEngland
"A few of my favorite days in Spain were those spent with Andoni in San Sebastian. I was traveling solo in San Sebastian and spent two days with Andoni, first for a hike for a portion of El Camino and a wonderful lunch, and then a tour of the Rioja region. Each tour was personal and no detail overlooked. Andoni was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Basque Country and his passion translated into wonderful memories"JessicaUSA
"The most impressive aspect of this experience was how comfortable we were with Andoni. Within minutes, we felt like we were with a friend. He has a delightful demeanor, sense of humor, completely relaxed and accommodating. He is Basque and LOVES his culture and his job,"JaimieAustralia
"Being able to customize the tour we wanted made all the difference. We traveled from San Sebastian to Bilbao to spend 2 hours at the Guggenheim followed by a great lunch in Getaria and a quick stop at the Balenciaga Museum. Our guide, Andoni, was a knowledgeable and gracious host. A memorable day!"MikeUSA
"Our tour guide was Andoni and he was very knowledgeable both about wine and Basque Country. He was very friendly and we really enjoyed spending the day with him. He went out of his way to make sure we had a great time, including taking us all the way to Bilbao."AnisaUSA
"We had a fantastic night doing the Pintxos Tour of San Sebastian, with our tour guide Andoni (a local foodie). Given how busy these bars get, it was fantastic to have a tour guide take us around, order at the bar, find us a spot and explain the history / culture around San Sebastian food."WardAustralia
"We took a 7 person, 8 hour trip through the French countryside with Andoni. The scenery and visits were beautiful, and Andoni was a friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide. It was a truly wonderful experience and we are so glad we did it. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the French countryside."MaryJoUSA
"My wife and I booked the Rioja Wine Tour while staying in San Sebastian. Our tour guide Andoni was out waiting in front of our apartment right on time. During the 1.5-2.0 hour drive to wine country with Adoni we had good and entertaining conversation and he was very informative. The tour was great, two wine tastings at two different wineries and then a very nice lunch with plenty of wine at a third winery. After lunch we stopped at a medieval type town and had a nice walk around."DaveUnited Arab Emirates
"We had a great day with Andoni being shown the beautiful Basque Country. He had great driving skills, Andoni how did you park in those tiny spots. He showed us great places to eat and even booked our next dinner in San Sebastián. Andoni spoke very good English and answered our many questions."DaveAustralia
"We came to the Spain for 8 days, 6 of them in the Basque Country. Andoni was particularly important to making this such a great trip because of his knowledge, enthusiasm, and he went out of his way to please us. I highly recommend this small and very personal type of travel service."EliUSA
"Our family of five, including three teens, spent a wonderful day with Andoni on July 31st. We were interested in sightseeing and learning about Basque culture. Andoni showed us breathtaking sights (which my teens loved for photos for their Instagram accounts) and educated us about the Basque Region and people in a fun and laid back manner. Our daughter is a picky eater and Andoni took us to a restaurant where she was satisfied and we could try local cuisine. We had fun talking American baseball with him, too. A great day!"CindyUSA
"Our tour guide Andoni had a wealth of information on the local area and it was a pleasure spending the day with him. The hike wasn’t overly intense and at a pace which allowed us to take in the amazing scenery and take some photos. We chose to add on a visit to a txakoli winery where we had a wine and local produce tasting – well worth it. Neither of us had ever done a private tour before (always group tours) and would definitely do one again after this experience. Would definitely recommend."JamesAustralia
"We then did an evening Pinxos tour with Andoni in San Sebastian. He was great, and you really do need help to make your way through the crowds at the better bars, let alone advice as to what to order! He asked what we liked, suggested some things we were a bit hesitant about but tasted wonderfull, and stopped a couple of times to show us something really different, such as the doubles handball game that was just fascinating to watch."JoeCanada
"Andoni picked us up at the front door of our hotel at 9 30 sharp to begin our day, and drove us through 5 picturesque towns and villages. He was a great driver who was eager to share his knowledge of the culture, language, history…just about everything (this company takes a lot of pride in their culture, countryside, history and making sure that you have every reason to fall in love with their beautiful country)."TravisUSA
"Andoni picked us up in San Sebastian and we spend the day in Bilbao, Guernica and a couple of beach towns. It was a great day. The Guggenheim is magnificent. Andoni has a real passion for the Basque culture. The day was very rewarding because Andoni was willing to share that passion with us and give us a insiders view of life in the Basque while showing us the key sites we wanted to see."MaryIreland
"We were taken to many seaside villages/ towns such as Saint Jean de Luc, Biarritz and. Hondinarra. Our guide was Andoni whom is not only very entertaining but easy to chat to, speaks perfect English and displays his passionate Basque heritage. The day is at a very easy pace taking the back roads with the best views. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and highly recommend."SaraAustralia
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