ANDONI
41 years old
About me
Languages:
Native: Basque Advanced: English Native: Spanish
Interests:
travel culture history wine food
Born in San Sebastian in 1978, I’m an enthusiastic person who loves travelling and sharing my experiences with people. I graduated at the University of the Deusto, campus of San Sebastian, with a Bachelor in Business Management and Administracion in 2001, but my passion has always been history and travelling. After many years working in sales for two big industrial companies near San Sebastian, I lost my job in 2010. After that I accidentally became a tour guide and since then I am loving it. I really like showing my city and the surroundings, guiding people to the best places always trying to add some little stories to make the tour more enjoyable and unique. I have a long experience, more than 8 years, guiding people around the Basque Country, specially in San Sebastian, Bilbao, Pamplona, as well as the French Basque Country and the famous Rioja Wine region.
My life in pictures

A guest is visiting you. Where is the first place you take them?

One of the best things you can do in my city San Sebastian is to try the local cuisine, specially the "Pintxos", the Eldorado of cuisine en miniature which satisfies the highest culinary standards. So I would take them to my favourite places to try good food and good wine.

Why do you like showing people around?

Because I am in love with my homecity San Sebastian, with my country, my culture and our unique language.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

My favourite place in the world is a beach where I can see my girlfriend and mobody else

What are your hobbies outside of being a local guide?

Music, Soccer, Travel

Whats your most memorable moment while on a tour?

The most special moments is when we are able to connect our customers with family members they have here. Many people come looking for their roots so is very exciting to help them finding an old farm that was owned by their families.

What kinds of things did you have to go through to become a licensed tour guide for your city?

Nothing at all. You do not need a license to be a tour guide in Spain. I graduated at the University of the Deusto, campus of San Sebastian, with a Bachelor in Business Management and Administracion in 2001

Pineapple on pizza. yes or no?

Why not?

Whats the local tourist trap you think people should avoid when visiting?

As I said before, is all about eating and driking in San Sebastian, and there are so many bars now just for tourits, where the quality of the food and the service is not that nice

Is there anything else we should know about you?

My focus is quality tourism. I love what I do and I think it shows. I am so lucky.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Eddie Vedder

Would you like to be famous? In what way?

Not at all

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

Wake up early Full breakfast Morning walk/run with my dog Lunch with my Mom Siesta :) Evening with my girlfriend

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

For doing what makes me feel happy

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

I would love to read pleople´s minds

What is your most treasured memory?

The smell of my Dad

Who's your biggest hero?

My Dad

What is your favorite food? Where's the best place to get it?

Roasted Chicken at my Mom´s place

What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?

Parachuting

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Booking form
Min hours: 3
Max persons: 30
Rate per hour: 60.00 USD
Total price: 60.00 USD
My tours
RIOJA WINE TASTING TOUR FROM SAN SEBASTIAN

Duration: 9 hours

Price: 580 USD

WALKING TOUR OF SAN SEBASTIAN

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 200 USD

PINTXO TASTING IN SAN SEBASTIAN

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 250 USD

BIARRITZ AND SAINT JEAN DE LUZ FROM SAN SEBASTIAN

Duration: 8 hours

Price: 420 USD

BILBAO & GETARIA

Duration: 8 hours

Price: 420 USD

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