Janet Austin, Australia, August 2020
“I have been very impressed with the friendly and very helpful service from Spain Trails in organising our trip and then in dealing with the Covid caused disruption. Both Gonçalo Calheiros and Sophia Silva have been wonderful to work with and I will recommend your company to my many travelling friends, if indeed we will be able to travel again some time.”
Peter and Margaret Stevens, Australia, March 2020
“We would like to offer our very sincere gratitude for the tremendous work that you, Frederico and others of your team have carried out on our behalf. Once all this trauma has cleared, we will, as far as possible, make every effort to rebook this trip with you.”
Bethany Moreland, January 2020
“Hi Ines! I’m back home in the US and wanted to just circle back and thank you again for helping me to plan an excellent trip! Everything that you set up was handled perfectly. Thank you again so much for all of your help and hard work in putting together this itinerary for me. I will definitely be recommending your services to friends who would like to do similar driving trips around Spain or Portugal, and I myself will definitely contact you when I’m ready to visit more of Portugal.”
Margaret Savage, Australia, January 2020
“Overall we were very happy with the holiday. All the hotels and rooms were very nice and centrally located. (…) The transfers made arriving in a new place easy. The people were always on time, and mostly friendly. (…) All the tours booked for us were great. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Most had a good sense of humour and were open minded. They were often a valuable source of local information¸ as well. (…)I felt the holiday was more expensive than a packaged, escorted bus tour. But what you offer is very different and distinct. The opportunity to discover places for yourselves, with the structure you provide is a lovely thing. Because of the planning by you, we felt secure and confident, so thank you very much.”
Kimberly Tan, Singapore, December 2019
“Hi Joao! We had a wonderful time in Spain. The itinerary that was planned for us was just at the right pace, the museum guides were knowledgeable and everything works seamlessly. (..) I would highly recommend your service to my friends and would certainly use your service again if we go back to Spain or Portugal.“
Robert Vierra, USA, October 2019
“Nuno, We had a wonderful trip! Every hotel and tour arrangement was great. In Barcelona, the walking tour and Flamenco show was fabulous, as was the Gaudi tour, also the tour of Montserrat and the vineyard. In Valencia the paella cooking class was a lot of fun and we got to eat what we cooked. In Granada the tour of Alhambra was excellent. Seville’s walking tour was equally as good. You should know that all of the tour guides that we had were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and informative. They did a great job. Also, on our way to Seville we had a flat tire in Ronda, Europcar was very helpful in getting a tow vehicle to assist us. The car had to be taken to their Malaga for repairs, but they provided a taxi to take us to Seville. Their response time was very quick considering our location. We had used Portugal Trails in 2017 and because of the great experience we had we chose Spain Trails. What I like is the tour book and GPS as they make touring so much more enjoyable by removing some of the stress that comes with traveling and finding your way in a foreign country. Also setting up the tours prior to traveling allows for more free time once you have arrived at your destination. I have recommended your service to friends and will continue to do so. We will use your service again as there are a few more places to see in both Spain & Portugal. Thank you for a great trip!”
David Holgate, Australia, October 2019
“Dear Mariana, we were very impressed with how well our trip of Spain was organised. We have no complaints. All the guides were very good. Everything went like clockwork. All the hotels were either very good or adequate. All up, a very enjoyable holiday!”
Chris & Bob Townsend, Canada, March 2019
“We had such a wonderful time at our visit to the Sagrada Familia. What an awesome place! We were there just at the right time to see the sun illuminating the inside through the stain glass windows! Gaudi was such an amazing visionary. We were again impressed with the work of Spain/Portugal Trails in organizing our trip. (…) Thank you again for stepping in to make sure that everything worked out! Your attention to detail is superb.”
Lisa & Steven, USA, August 2017
We are back in the USA and unfortunately back at work, but wanted you to know that everything was absolutely marvelous on our trip. All three hotels you picked for Lisa and me and our kids were great. They were clean, modern, and well run; and they treated us marvelously. The rental car situation and the Garmin (mailed back from Barcelona) worked perfectly well and we were able to drive and navigate easily. Your suggestions on things to do and places to dine were all perfect. And the weather cooperated. Our hike in La Seu d’Urgell with SB Canyoning in particular was magnificent; we had a wonderful guide and a fantastic time. We are very grateful to you and your colleagues for all your help and will gladly sing your praises on Trip Advisor and other social media sites, and with our friends.
Thanks for everything Joana!
Phyllis & Michael Bleecker, USA, March 2017
Michael and I have been going nonstop since we arrived on the first. From the morning we got in we started by seeing. Pederson and Casa Bartillo. Gaudi’s work is so impressive and then the next day we saw the Sagrada Familia. We were totally in awe of this genius. Also went to park Griel ,Gothic Area, Rambles, and the Grand theater. At night we met Sebastian for our gourmet tapas and tour. He and the food were outstanding.
The whole time we were so proud of ourselves since we learned to use the metro for every place we went to. Our last days were totally jam packed seeing La Baronaletta, walked along the waterfront past the beaches to Monchos for a late lunch. Saw the Arch of Triumph and amazing park Crutadella.
Then had spectacular views on top of Monjieux and the castle along with stopping at the Olympic Area on our walk down to get to the Picasso museum. Sorry for my misspelled words and leaving some things out but as you can see we loved every minute of our trip so far and know with your help we will keep feeling that way. Arrived at the apartment in Lisbon this afternoon. It’s great. Can’t wait to share this with Joe and Joanna.