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Alfonso Nuñez

Since long time ago I have been travelling around the world discovering the different ways humans have organized their lifes. I was able to finish my communication studies in St. Louis, Missouri, and therefore had the chance to learn a different way of thinking from the european one: The "Why not?" mentality instead of the "Are you sure you want to do that?"

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All over Spain; Northern Territory around the Basque Country, Pyrenees, and The diferent Ways of Saint James. The unknow Extremadura and Castile heritages. The light of the mediterranean coast, and the green mountains ranges in Asturias.
We design active trips for travellers, not tourists. Taylor-made programs close to our mother land and local traditions."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Going to America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania. Sometimes walking, sometimes cycling, sometimes with local transports, sometimes alone, sometimes with company. Always with my senses open. After being so connected with going abroad, I decided to show others in my homeland, the same things I was looking for when going outside; emotions. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"20 years ago discovering Cuba cycling from Santiago to Habana during one month using their local currency (not very legal at that time) and sharing experiences with locals. On new years eve we arrived to a very poor village by the north coast, and were invited to three different dinners on the same night. There was no way to say "no" to any of them, so we made our best eating and sharing like on a Groundhog Day."

Alfonso is part of the following groups: Spain Travel Agents, Basque Country Travel Agents
The beautiful countryside of wine region La Rioja
Best of Spain's Basque Country - 6 Days

Discover the wonders of Spain's northern Basque Country with this elegant six-day itinerary. Take in the gastronomy and viticulture of Bilbao and San Sebastián as you combine the best of the region's art with its stunning natural beauty. Along the way, you'll uncover the treasures of the Guggenheim, explore the rolling vineyards of La Rioja, and set sail to a romantic 13th-century fishing village.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
City Highlights Tour: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 9 Days

Explore Spain's lively cities and vibrant culture, starting with a gourmet food tour in Madrid and a flamenco show in Seville. Stop in Córdoba to tour the Mezquita, then discover Granada's most popular site, the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Meander the historic district of Albaicín with a personal photographer before ending the trip in Barcelona by touring the works of Gaudí and enjoying a day trip.

Views of the Mezquita-Catedral and Puente Romano
Highlights of Madrid and Andalusia - 8 Days

Explore some of Spain's best cities on this 8-day trip to Madrid and the region of Andalusia, starting with private tours of Madrid's historic neighborhoods and its royal past. Board the train to the city of Seville for tapas and flamenco, as well as a day trip to the town of Ronda and a winery. You'll end the trip with Granada for a tour of the famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens before returning to Madrid.

Take a day trip to the Gothic-style Segovia Cathedral
Off the Beaten Path in Madrid - 6 Days

On this immersive 6-day itinerary, you'll get a local's eye view of Madrid as you explore its culture and cuisine with a series of guided walks and excursions. After visiting the capital's landmarks and sampling its best tapas, set out on a selection of easy day trips into the surrounding countryside of Castilla y León. Visit the historic towns of Segovia and Pedraza as you tour and taste your way through cheese farms, olive groves, and wineries, returning to the bustle of Madrid each evening.

Explore Barcelona and Madrid
Barcelona & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 6 to 9 days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in both Barcelona and Madrid. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as about 5 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop, or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Seville, Valencia, or Córdoba. See more ideas for Barcelona and Madrid itineraries below.

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Ultimate Tour of the Basque Country: Bilbao & San Sebastian - 5 Days

In a mere five days, you can enjoy an unforgettable Spanish vacation. This is possible when you make the culturally rich Basque region your destination. This itinerary includes tours of Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum plus a coastal drive to San Sebastian, a seaside resort city of singular beauty. 

Recent trip reviews for Alfonso

Far out trip
Spain | May 3 - May 8, 2019

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Diana S.
Irvine, CA | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019

The local guide team designed a program that suits us - a group of 3 couples. From our arrival until we depart there was not a dull moment. The hotel rooms are comfortable, the places they took us are fun, and most of all the fresh and top notch foods we tasted were just heavenly! Highly recommended for all who wants to experience Basque Country.

Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez
Alfonso
Alfonso Nuñez
Local specialist in San Sebastian - Spain | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019

Hi Diana. Yes, it was a very complete trip and we all had a great time sharing our culture with all of you.
See you again...

From Bilboa to San Sabastian on to Bourdeaux.
Spain | Apr 15 - Apr 18, 2019

Krystal
Krystal R.
Tampa, FL | Reviewed on May 03, 2019

I worked with Alfonso from Basque Lands Way Company to curate a custom 3 day experience for a group traveling in Basque country. We had a limited amount of time and wanted to visit Bilbao, La Rioja and San Sebastian with activities throughout and Alfonso made it happen. He was great to chat with online and he captured everything I wanted in the itinerary he created for our group. Ivan (a.k.a. the most interesting man in Spain) was our group's tour guide during the three days. He picked us... read more

I worked with Alfonso from Basque Lands Way Company to curate a custom 3 day experience for a group traveling in Basque country. We had a limited amount of time and wanted to visit Bilbao, La Rioja and San Sebastian with activities throughout and Alfonso made it happen. He was great to chat with online and he captured everything I wanted in the itinerary he created for our group. Ivan (a.k.a. the most interesting man in Spain) was our group's tour guide during the three days. He picked us up from the airport in Bilbao and from their the fun began! Over the course of three days Ivan brought us on city tours, pintxos experiences, wineries, mountain bike riding, and hiking. With having a local guide, we avoided any tourist traps and 90% of the time we were the only tourists around. It was an ideal way to experience a new country, truly getting to experience the local culture. Ivan was full of knowledge and had a great chill energy that is ideal for managing groups of people. I cannot express how much of a luxury it was to have someone familiar with the local culture and language handling all the ins-and-outs of your trip experience for you. From ordering food, drinks, dealing with bike rentals, having water bottles and snacks for the hike, whatever it was, Ivan thought of it and was always prepared every step of the way. It allowed myself and the rest of my group to not have to think at all and just relax and enjoy experience. Ivan is a super fun and nice guy who's company was a highlight of the trip. I hope to visit Basque country again and would not hesitate to book with Basque Lands Way.

Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez
Alfonso
Alfonso Nuñez
Local specialist in San Sebastian - Spain | Reviewed on May 03, 2019

Hi Krystal.
Ivan, me, or other members of our Basquelands Way team, will be really happy having you travelling with us again in a future. Meanwhile, enjoy wherever you go!
Warm regards.
Alfonso

Basque country
Spain | Sep 8 - Sep 15, 2018

Panchali
Panchali D.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

This turned into a fabulous solo trip to Basque Country!!!
Alfonso created a well organized itinerary for me, just the way I wanted it.
I had plenty of time to see Bilbao and San Sebastian. Part guided and part on my own. I had a private tour of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum that was incredibly in depth.
All the hotels, bus tickets, taxis were well taken care of. No stress at all.
He took me on an amazing food tour in San Sebastian to taste pintxos for the first time in the Old Town. A very... read more

This turned into a fabulous solo trip to Basque Country!!!
Alfonso created a well organized itinerary for me, just the way I wanted it.
I had plenty of time to see Bilbao and San Sebastian. Part guided and part on my own. I had a private tour of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum that was incredibly in depth.
All the hotels, bus tickets, taxis were well taken care of. No stress at all.
He took me on an amazing food tour in San Sebastian to taste pintxos for the first time in the Old Town. A very memorable experience indeed.
He was attentive and knowledgeable. I felt assured that he stayed in communication the whole trip so that I didn't have any glitches.
I would highly recommend Alfonso for any trip to Basque Country. A very nice experience overall.

Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez
Alfonso
Alfonso Nuñez
Local specialist in San Sebastian - Spain | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

It was a pleasure having you among us.
I hope you continue discovering new places in the world with such an open mind mentality.
See you around,
Alfonso