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Introducing Spain

You won't need to go far beyond the Alhambra of Granada and the streets of Barcelona to find the real Spain. Step away from the crowds and you'll find that this destination has retained its depth—centuries of history linger in hilltop villages, and wild landscapes abound from the craggy Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast. This is where you come to revel in the good life, whatever that means to you: hiking through Galicia, embracing the architecture of Bilbao, or eating your way through the Basque Country

When is the best time to visit?
Generally, April-June and September-October offer the most pleasant weather and fewer crowds than peak summer months. One exception is northern Spain, where springtime sees more rain than in other parts of the country; here, June-September is your best bet. July and August are the hottest months of the year—for sun worshippers, this could be the perfect time to visit. Learn More  

Where should I go in Spain?  
If you're heading to Spain for the highlights, you'll want to start with Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, and Seville. Not your first trip? Consider San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, and Valencia. And if you truly want to venture off the track, craft your itinerary from the literal road less traveled—hike through the Pyrenees to hidden villages, drink wine in La Rioja, explore Mérida and the Extremadura region, and the list goes on. 

How many days do I need?
While it's possible to have a fun trip to one of Spain's cities over a long weekend, we recommend at least 5 days if you really want to experience a region. Madrid makes for a great base for taking regional day trips, and the same goes for Barcelona—medieval coastal villages and hiking trails in the Pyrenees are all within driving distance.

If you have 10 days, choose between northern and southern Spain to minimize travel time. A southern route could include Madrid, Mérida (or another stop in Extremadura), Seville, and Granada. Travelers interested in the north can hit Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo, and Santiago de Compostela. With two weeks or more, geography is no longer an issue—just connect the dots to form a country-wide itinerary. Learn More

Getting around Spain
Most travelers fly into either Madrid or Barcelona, and short, domestic flights are a convenient way to hop between major cities. Flying is also the best option for reaching the Canary Islands, Ceuta, and Melilla. For areas without airports, Spain’s high-speed AVE trains are fast and comfortable. Driving is another good option, as cities are mostly connected by well-maintained highways. Learn more

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Spain Tours & Itineraries

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Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
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Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few days to explore Gaudi's architectural masterpieces and the popular gastro scene (i.e. tapas galore). From here, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for five days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation.

Catch a sunset from the top of gorge in Ronda
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Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days

This 8-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White Villages (including Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Atlantic coast while discovering a range of landscapes, centuries of history and tradition, local producers, and exquisite cuisine—often with the help of a local guide.

Bay of Biscay
Essential Basque Country - 5 Days

Discover the most emblematic spots of this gentle corner of Spain. Here you'll find ancient history, culture, and language, but a modern way of life with amazing gastronomy and wines. For nature lovers, there is also a wide array of great outdoor activities and fantastic beaches at the foothills of the Pyrenees. This 5-day itinerary helps you discover these great places, as well as learn about the Basque Country and its people.

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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. 

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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days

On this 11-day self-drive adventure you'll visit not only the most historic cities in Spain, bust some of the most beautiful countryside in the Andalusia region. From Madrid, you'll travel south into Andalusia and arrive at Seville, a city renowned for its Gothic cathedrals, Moorish palaces, and expansive plazas. You'll also visit other Andalusia gems like Córdoba, the famed white villages, and the mountaintop city of Ronda. 

Caleta de Famara in northeastern Lanzarote
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Ultimate Canary Islands Tour - 8 Days

This exciting 8-day itinerary covers the archipelago's three easternmost islands with the help of a private guide. Traveling by road and ferry, you'll discover historic villages, orchards, forests, mountains, beaches, volcanoes, and vineyards to understand just what makes this destination so unique. There will be plenty of free time to explore each isle's capital—especially in the evenings—to round out this fun adventure.

Make the Most of Your Time in Spain

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
The famous Alhambra in Granada, Spain
How Many Days to Spend in Spain

More a combination of culturally distinct regions than one homogenous country, Spain is almost too diverse to experience in a single trip—almost. You can enjoy the major areas...

Discover the best of Spain in one week
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1 Week in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With one week in Spain, you can take a fast-paced trip to experience Spain's top cities, Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Or dive deeper into one region by sampling the legendary...

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10 Days in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days, you can easily hop between three of Spain's great cities—Seville, Barcelona, and Madrid make a great pairing. Alternatively, you can combine the exploration of one...

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2 Weeks in Spain - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two free weeks to spend in Spain, all options for fun and adventure are on the table. You can embark on food and wine tours throughout the country, laze on the white-sand...

Spain Travel Advice

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The entrancing Moorish architecture of Andalusia
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Spain

With one of the longest and most popular coastlines in Europe and a siesta every afternoon, Spain practically insists on its visitors relaxing. Add in one of Europe's most...

Spain Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Barcelona from above
The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona's hotels are as varied as the city's many attractions, whether you see it as the city of Gaudí and Picasso or a foodie haven. Choose a place to stay that reflects your...

Stay in Pestana Plaza Mayor for a stay right on Plaza Mayor
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid

Choosing a boutique hotel is an excellent way to experience hints of Madrid's glamorous past. Many of these properties channel the city's history, offer that personal feel, and...

Best Things to do in Spain

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Costa Brava, Spain
The Best Things to Do in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a scenic stretch of Catalonia's coastline, extending from the French border in the north to the town of Blanes in the south. Dotted with rugged coves,...

San Sebastián, Spain
The Best Things to Do in San Sebastián

Coastal San Sebastián sits in Spain's scenic north, in Basque Country. Known as a foodie hub, you can enjoy the city's culture with walking or e-bike tours and dive into the...

Madrid, Spain
The Best Things to Do in Madrid

Many argue that Madrid is Spain's most cultural city, as its central location draws people, gastronomy, traditions, and customs from around the country. In Madrid, you can dive...

Ronda, Spain
The Best Things to Do in Ronda

One of the most popular white villages in Southern Spain, Ronda sits atop a dramatic cliff, providing stunning views of its surrounding countryside. You'll find a mix of relaxed...

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Spend three days snowshoeing in Spain's Val d'Aran (Aran Valley)
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San Sebastián & Snowshoeing in the Pyrenees - 6 Days

This Spanish itinerary offers a mix of gastronomy in Basque and outdoorsy fun in Catalonia for the ultimate winter adventure. Arrive in San Sebastián, a picturesque city on the Bay of Biscay with a notable food scene where you'll bike and sample local pintxos with a private guide. Then head uphill to the forested mountains of the Pyrenees for three days of snowshoeing followed by cozy evenings surrounded by nature (and a fireplace).

Ronda
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Self-Drive Andalusia: Nature, History & Cuisine - 10 Days

Explore Andalusia's stunning nature reserves, sample regional tapas dishes, and take a journey through Spain's fascinating history on this 10-day road trip. Begin with historical tours of Picasso's birthplace in Málaga before venturing to Ronda—described as Spain's most romantic town by Ernest Hemingway. Watch a classical Spanish guitar concert by top musicians, be dazzled by the fiery flamenco dance, and enjoy guided hikes through dunes, forests, and coastlines.

Basque Coast near San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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North of Spain Ultimate Roadtrip - 13 Days

Immerse yourself in Northern Spain's breathtaking natural beauty, medieval history, and world-class gastronomy on this 13-day road trip. Traverse the dramatic Basque coast, sail to the stunning beaches of the Cíes Isles, and explore the foodie hotspot of San Sebastián. Along the way, you'll discover the world's first winery under the Cantabrian Sea, tour the best of Bilbao's pintxos bars, and marvel at the masterpieces of the legendary Guggenheim Museum.

Spain Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
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7 Days in Spain - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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10 Days in Spain - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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5 Days in Spain - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Spain
Travel specialist Marina Courtaut
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Marina Courtaut

Can you think of a better way to live adventures than traveling? When we travel we open our minds to new experiences and learn new cultures by making the destination we visited our home for a...

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Travel specialist Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
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Beatriz De Pablo Rocha

The combination of the two places where I grew up (Madrid and a small village in Badajoz, Extremadura) has made me a passionate traveler almost from birth. Unknown destinations visited by travelers...

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Travel specialist Karin Eckhard
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Karin Eckhard

Although born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, I have had the fortune to live in places as diverse as Vail, Colorado; Salzburg, Austria; London, a small village in England and Madrid, Spain has...

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Travel specialist Patricia Marques
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Patricia Marques

I was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain). I started travelling at a young age, and I acquired the passion for traveling from my parents. My passion for traveling made me make the decision to...

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Trip Reviews for Spain

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

One week trip to Spain in November
Spain | Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2022

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Kim G.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

kimkim set us up with Alfonso, who did a wonderful job helping us plan our one week trip to Spain in November. We spent time in Barcelona, Cadaqués and Menorca and lucked out with only having rain one evening and temps in the low 60’s. In Barcelona we loved our bike tour and the tour of Sagrada Família. We also went to Parc Guél and did a tapas tour the last night in the Gothic Quarter. Our guide for the bike tour and tapas tour was George and he was very funny and knowledgeable about the... read more

kimkim set us up with Alfonso, who did a wonderful job helping us plan our one week trip to Spain in November. We spent time in Barcelona, Cadaqués and Menorca and lucked out with only having rain one evening and temps in the low 60’s. In Barcelona we loved our bike tour and the tour of Sagrada Família. We also went to Parc Guél and did a tapas tour the last night in the Gothic Quarter. Our guide for the bike tour and tapas tour was George and he was very funny and knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Barcelona. In Cadaqués we did a 10 mile hike along the coast with Alfonso as our guide. It was a besutiful hike and the weather was perfect for it. Most of the shops in town are closed during this time but it was nice to have less crowds and just be able to explore the beautiful streets and relax. In Menorca we went on a horseback ride along the coast and had time to explore Ciutadella and Mahon. If I were doing it over I would save the island for a separate or longer trip because I would have liked more time in Barcelona. We wanted to see as much as we could though so we added it in. Overall kimkim was very easy to work with, very responsive and helped us set up and incredible trip for our family of four. We are already talking about where we might like to go next in Spain and would definitely use them again.

Activity Reviews
Visit Park Güell & Sagrada Família
Barcelona

I enjoyed Sagrada Família the most because it is such an incredible sight. I recommend the guided tour because you learn so much more about why he designed things the way he did. You receive headphones so you can hear the guide without her having to shout. Parc Guél was crowded so I can’t even imagine how it is in the summer.

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Barcelona Bike Tour
Barcelona

I enjoyed this a lot because we were able to see many different neighborhoods and make it down along the water as well. It was an easy bike ride and our guide was great. It might not be as enjoyable in summer with hot temps and big crowds but November was perfect for it.

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He was funny, very knowledgeable, had an iPad to show us pictures of some of the areas in the past and was great with our teenagers.
Transport
We enjoy biking and it is a great way to see a lot of the city and take breaks along the way.
Horseback Riding in Cala Mitjana
Menorca

This was a wonderful way to explore the coastline and see a beautiful beach not accessible by car. Our Spanish is limited and our guide did not speak English. We wish we spoke Spanish better so we could have communicated with our guide more during the trip.

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hiking the Gr-92 Camí de Ronda
Cadaqués

Beautiful views, great exercise. There is some steep uphill but it is not too long and definitely worth it. We enjoy hiking and it was a great way to get outside and see some amazing scenery. November is a perfect time for this because we could wear shorts yet were not too hot.

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Evening Tapas Walk in El Born
Barcelona

We were originally thinking we would be going to more than one restaurant to try out tapas but this tour is a walk around El Born and you dine at one Tapas restaurant. Our restaurant was right by the Picasso Museum. I cannot remember the name of it but was very good. Our guide George was wonderful.

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Private Walk in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter is an amazing place to walk around and just get lost, but luckily with our guide we didn’t have to get lost. Ha. Jorge was so knowledgeable and familiar with the area and it’s history. This was a favorite part of our trip.

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Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez

AMAZING 10-day trip to Spain!
Spain | Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2022

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Natalie W.
East Naples, FL | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Wow, where to start? From the beginning of planning the trip, we had an amazing experience with Beatriz. She answered all of our questions super quickly and I really liked that the budget we discussed was stuck to, so there’s no surprises at the end when you get the invoice. We did a 10-day trip to Spain (Barcelona, Sevilla, and Madrid) and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. We wanted a trip that we had planned events like a tapas tour, cooking class, museums trips, day trips, etc.,... read more

Wow, where to start? From the beginning of planning the trip, we had an amazing experience with Beatriz. She answered all of our questions super quickly and I really liked that the budget we discussed was stuck to, so there’s no surprises at the end when you get the invoice. We did a 10-day trip to Spain (Barcelona, Sevilla, and Madrid) and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. We wanted a trip that we had planned events like a tapas tour, cooking class, museums trips, day trips, etc., but also enough time to ourselves to enjoy just waking around the cities and doing our own thing. I think our favorite parts were the tapas tour in Barcelona, the cooking class in Sevilla (the guides on this one were AMAZING, highly recommend), and the day trip to Toledo. Unfortunately, on the day we were supposed to go to a winery, I was not feeling well, but it was very easy to cancel because all of the information I needed was in the trip app. When we’re ready for our next big trip, we will certainly use KimKim again - we loved the ease of having everything we needed like train tickets, museum tickets, and phone numbers for important contacts right in the app at our fingertips. Thank you Beatriz and the KimKim team for making our trip so amazing!!

Hotel Reviews
Arc La Rambla
Barcelona

The location is great because you’re in an area that makes it easy to walk around the city. The hotel itself was clean and the staff were very friendly! As many hotels are in Europe, it’s older so the walls are thin and you can hear everything going on around you. So if you’re a light sleeper (like me!) bring ear plugs and maybe install a nice sound machine app on your phone. We had the free breakfast included, but ended up only using it once. I’d recommend walking down the street to the local market and grabbing something there instead. Overall, a decent place to put your head at night, but if you’re looking for a luxury stay, maybe look elsewhere!

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Petit Palace Puerta de Triana
Seville

The aesthetic is super cool - very eclectic wall paper in the rooms and carpeting in the hallways. Breakfast was very good, lots to choose from. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Walls we’re very thin and the room would get very hot at night, despite trying to lower the temperature on the AC. Bathroom was updated nicely, but there was no shower door in ours, just a long piece of glass, so water would get on the floor when showering. For what we were looking for on our trip (essentially a place to put our heads at night, shower, and change) it was perfect. If you’re looking for a luxury stay, this is not the hotel for you!

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Petit Palace Preciados
Madrid

This hotel is in the heart of a large shopping district and in busy roads - so light sleepers beware! It’s also in a pedestrian area, so a taxi can’t drop you off right in front of the door. The room itself was fine, beds were comfy and the bathroom was nice and large. The shower was… interesting. Took me a few tries to master as there are multiple shower nozzles, a large shower head, and other odd features that were a bit confusing! The walls are paper thin, so again, beware light sleepers! The location was great to get around the city and if you enjoy shopping.

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Activity Reviews
Tapas Culinary Experience
Barcelona

This was a great experience. We visited 4 separate restaurants and got to try at least 4 different tapas at each location and a drink of choice at each location. We had about 10 people in our group and the guide was really knowledgeable. There’s a lot of different options for the tapas but if you’re a vegetarian or don’t like seafood, this may not be a good experience for you as most options had meat or fish in them. Overall this was a great first experience in Barcelona and we loved being able to meet other visitors in our small group!

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Visit an Andalusian Olive Oil Estate
Seville

We had a lovely private tour of this estate and our guide, Sarah, was so knowledgeable about all of the different olive types and what they’re used for (eating vs olive oil extraction). The estate itself is beautiful and you get to see the modern day way they make olive oil as well as the ancient way they used to make it. The owner of the estate also has an impressive collection of old horse carriages that was an unexpected, but very interesting, addition to the trip. We ended up buying a ton of olive oil to bring home with us as gifts!

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Flamenco Experience
Seville

The show and experience was really wonderful, but since we were there on a Wednesday night, we were one of only a handful of attendees in the audience. This was a bit weird and felt awkward at first, but once the show started you forgot about it. The dancers and musicians were highly skilled and you could tell that they love performing. This may be a better experience on a weekend day assuming more people attend at that time.

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Traditional Andalusian Market Visit & Cooking Class
Seville

Highly recommend this experience! The cooking class takes place inside the market and you do a tour of the market beforehand. The guide tells you about the local fare and what is in season. Then you get to cook with the ingredients that we’re discussed like saffron, purple garlic, and smoked paprika. Our chef, Dom, was so incredible! He was able to make a group of about 12 feel like a little family. He got everyone involved with chopping and cooking - everyone got a chance to be the star.

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Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Hi Natalie! Thank you so, SO much for taking the time to write such a detailed review and for your kind words to the entire team!! I'm really happy you both enjoyed your time discovering our contry and hope you created lovely memories. Thank you again for letting us be a small part of your special trip :) Warmest regards, Bea

Yuri and Kimkim are perfect!
Spain | Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2022

Kim
Kim R.
Keller, TX | Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

I was nervous to use kimkim and now we are complete sold. We traveled to Barcelona, Madrid, and Mallorca for 9 days. Yuri, our travel specialist, is absolutely wonderful. He was quick to correspond and when I was nervous he reassured me on the processes. My husband didn’t know what everything we were doing on the trip. After trains, plains, and shuttle services, he said it was one of the best experience he’s ever had and grateful for this vacation. Everything was taken into... read more

I was nervous to use kimkim and now we are complete sold. We traveled to Barcelona, Madrid, and Mallorca for 9 days. Yuri, our travel specialist, is absolutely wonderful. He was quick to correspond and when I was nervous he reassured me on the processes. My husband didn’t know what everything we were doing on the trip. After trains, plains, and shuttle services, he said it was one of the best experience he’s ever had and grateful for this vacation. Everything was taken into consideration, and I was able to have meetings with Yuri when I had questions. He helped when we were lost on one excursion. It was our mistake, but he was able to connect us. We had shuttles, hotels, and excursions all set up for us and I was able to pick out the hotels around the areas we wanted to explore.

The hotels were in ideal locations and we walked everyplace to eat and explore. Everyone at the hotels were beyond accommodating to our needs. They made the guest experience unforgettable. We appreciate everyone's kindness to help make this trip a memorable one.

Excursions: Tapas tour (Mirko), Gothic Tour (Ann Marie), Iberico Ham class (Santi), Paella Cooking Class, and Wine Tasting. Beyond our expectations and sincerely delightful to learn from all these brilliant instructors.

Thank you again. We hope other people get to experience a wonderful vacation like this.

Hotel Reviews
H10 Madison
Barcelona

H10 was perfect for our first stop in Barcelona. We liked the location it was close to the Gothic Quarter. It was quiet but close to businesses if you wanted it. The morning breakfast was delicious and lots of choices. The wait staff always had a smile on their face and helped us through the menu. They entire team met us with such kindness, explained where to explore on the map, helped us with some laundry that needed to be done, and gave us recommendations on where to have some local wines. We couldn't have asked for a better place.

Authenticity & Character
Hotel was clean, bright, and so much character.
Location
We love that it was quiet but close to everything.
Staff
Everyone was wonderful! I wish I knew everyone's name. From the wait staff to the front desk (Alberto ?). No one made us feel less because we didn't speak english and they had a lot of patience.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fresh and clean. I am very particular about this and they did a fantastic job.
7 Islas Hotel
Madrid

Loved 7 Islas Hotel. It's in a location that is easy to walk around and lots of fun tapas restaurants. They gave us great recommendations for places to eat and would call ahead for reservations for us. This place has little clutter and minimalist which was perfect for us. The downstairs bar had fantastic drink and our bartender who works all the time was so kind to us. If you have a chance, try the apple crumble dessert with a cappuccino (so yummy).

Authenticity & Character
Unique and different from the other hotels and I love that it wasn't a replica of other places.
Location
This was a little more busy than our other stay but the hotel was quiet when we came in so it was perfect. Close to shopping and dining.
Staff
Absolutely fantastic. There was one restaurant they recommended that had the best dinner (pork, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes dish) and wine out of our entire stay in Madrid.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable.
Boutique Hotel Posada Terra Santa
Palma de Mallorca

LOVE the hotel! This was towards the end of our Spain tour and what a surprise. The beautiful architecture of the hotel, the sauna, and the roof top terrace were just some of the perks in this hotel. Watching the sunset while having a glass of wine before heading to dinner was one of the most memorable times of our trip. The staff was absolutely kind and helpful. We loved talking to them and they helped us through every part of our stay. We only wish it would have been longer.

Authenticity & Character
The decor and architect with the court yard of the hotel is such a treat.
Location
Perfect for walking around the area but also quietness.
Staff
So accommodating and they make you feel heard and important.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was so clean and spotless. It smelled clean and great beds.
Hotel Regina
Barcelona

This was towards the last part of our stay. It's a beautiful hotel in downtown Barcelona. It's a great hotel and is super busy. They have a great bar and room service and if you need anything such as groceries are right across the street. The room was a little hot so having the balcony door opened helped. What I learned is that when the AC is on in a hotel it's on for everyone. So when it's turned off and it's winter the heat is on. You can't regulate your own room. This is on all the hotels I stayed in. With that said, then you have a window open. If the noise of outside doesn't bother you then you are fine. I can sleep like that and most people can. This hotel had a great and friendly staff. You can go outside and get anything you need. Everyone is super friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Such a cool and historic hotel.
Location
Close to everything. Reminded us of New York.
Staff
They were super welcoming. Received a note and some fruit upon our arrival. The room service was delicious.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and beds were comfy!
Activity Reviews
Evening Tapas Walk in El Born
Barcelona

Loved our tapas event. Mirko was a great tour guide. Our first thought was to go out eat, drink, and watch flamenco dancing. We were so tired from our trip and he adjusted to our energy. We saw places we would have never visited and wen't back another time too because we loved it so much. We went to three different restaurants and learned about the different types of food, culture, and how the area is divided up. We were so glad to meet him and he was the start of our 9 day trip.

Quality of Experience
Everything was set up ahead of time. They had a table when we arrived. If we needed anything, Mirko helped us or got it for us. He would call ahead before the next restaurant so they would be ready for us. We learned about what we were eating and what was a common dish in the area. Such a great treat!
Food
The food was delicious. We went from authentic dishes to the new.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mirko was absolutely wonderful.
Transport
We walked everywhere.
Private Walk in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
Barcelona

Ann Marie was a perfect guide! She showed us all around The Gothic Center and much more. We were able to go into stores, museum, and the chapel. She accommodated our request for tour and adjusted as needed. She is a wealth of knowledge and we didn't know how much history was surrounding us until we were done. What's cool is we weren't expecting to get what we received and it was a lot of unexpected history and information that we are grateful to learn and appreciate the culture a lot more. We had so much fun and learned so much.

Quality of Experience
Everything. Ann Marie was such a pleasure to learn from.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We walked from our hotel. 5 min. walk.
Jamón Ibérico Workshop
Madrid

Santiago (Santi) was such a great instructor! We learned so much and had the best Iberico ham tasting. The quality of pigs, how they are raised and how you will have different taste from the same pig. We learned that this is an art and it takes years of experience to understand. We learned that this is only from Spain and which one to choose next time we are out dinning. Such a great experience.

Quality of Experience
Lots of fun. Loved that it was a private class so we could ask questions and interact more. Great wine and ham.
Food
Absolutely the best ham.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff was kind and let us have our class while others had lunch.
Transport
We walked to restaurant. 15 min. walk from hotel.
Paella Cooking Class & Market Visit
Madrid

This was such a great class! We thought it was a private class and it ended up being a group class which ended up being a blast! Our instructor, Angel was so knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. We took a trip to the market and learned about what to buy for our paella, dessert, and also Sangria. We all worked together but also made some delicious food that we can try and recreate at home. Delicious food, conversation, and drinks! They also send you home with the recipes.

Quality of Experience
We had so much fun and learned so much! The food tasted so good we can't wait to try it again.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Angel was fun, always keeping it interesting and he was prepared for us too!
Transport
We walked. It was about a 20 min. walk from our home.
Wine Tour of Mallorca's Famous Fincas
Mallorca

Tucked away at a beautiful estate, is a little slice of heaven. We tried different wines, walked around a beautiful estate, and learned about their new wines and projects. This family has been making wines for decades but did it for trade. They made the wines to barter and trade on their island they live on. Now, this is newer and they are bottling their wines. It's just a serene time with yummy tapas and wine.

Quality of Experience
That it's family owned and they care about what happens to their wine and estate.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone was so kind and knowledgable about the history of Mallorca and wine.
Transport
They came and picked us up at our hotel.
Local specialist: Yuri Ihnatov