Spain Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best Spain travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in Spain who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Marina Courtaut

(83 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Recent traveler reviews for Marina:
"Travelling as a solo 63 year old woman was at first daunting, but with having Marina (or Maria on weekends) at my finger tips for advice/recommendations or help, made the trip a wonderful experience." - by Narelle, Apr 1, 2024 · see review
"Our local specialist, Marina, helped us plan an itinerary that was very specific to our needs." - by Nidhi, Jan 21, 2024 · see review
"And the other person who I'd like to give a proper thanks is the awesome trip specialist who planned my entire trip, Marina." - by Levin, Jan 14, 2024 · see review

Beatriz De Pablo Rocha

(81 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Recent traveler reviews for Beatriz:
"Our travel specialist, Beatriz, did a fantastic job helping us with all phases of the trip planning and organization process for our recent trip to Spain and Morocco." - by Karen, Apr 14, 2024 · see review
"The entire experience - from planning the trip with Beatriz to having every last detail loaded into the Trip Plans app to immediate availability for support via the messaging feature in the app, to the selection of hotels and guides was incredible." - by Natasha, Nov 2, 2023 · see review
"Beatriz from DAY 1 has been exceptional." - by Jeffrey, Oct 16, 2023 · see review
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Marta Trzeciakowska

(47 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid, Spain
Marta specializes in: History, food, scenery, cultural insights, local tips, nature
Recent traveler reviews for Marta:
"Marta and her back up were fantastic to communicate with for additional recommendation's and even making reservations." - by Matt, Mar 25, 2024 · see review
"Marta took her time planning the perfect itinerary for us, and really listened to us." - by Roni, Feb 28, 2024 · see review
"Marta, our travel agent, did an amazing job of planning the trip for us." - by Rebecca, Dec 5, 2023 · see review

Patricia Marques

(35 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Spain
Patricia specializes in: Customized trips, off the beaten track destinations, unique experiences, private tours, private drivers & transfers
Recent traveler reviews for Patricia:
"My personal contact is Patricia and what a gem." - by Steven, Oct 8, 2023 · see review
"This was the first time I travelled solo; I was understandably worried; Patricia and her Kimkim team looked after me marvellously!" - by Frances, Jun 8, 2023 · see review
"Patricia with YourTripToSpainAndPortugal was so fantastic and available for all our questions before and during the trip!" - by Sandra, May 15, 2023 · see review

James Monro

(34 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Sevilla, Spain
James specializes in: Bespoke, Local Culture, Art & Architecture, Private Excursions, Gastronomy, Active & Outdoors, Family, Couple, Small Group, Off the Beaten Track
Recent traveler reviews for James:
"James and Kimkim were incredible." - by Katherine, Feb 12, 2024 · see review
"Just returned from our first time to Spain (Barcelona, Costa Brava, Girona, and Madrid) and had a wonderful time with KimKim’s and our local agents James Monroe’s and Angela’s assistance." - by Julie, Jun 2, 2023 · see review
"The itinerary that James put together for us did not disappoint." - by Tina, Apr 5, 2023 · see review

Karin Eckhard

(29 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid, Spain and USA
Karin specializes in: Tailor-made, culture, art, history, culture, architecture, gastronomy, outdoor activities, nature-based, small groups, off the beaten track
Recent traveler reviews for Karin:
"Karin was extremely responsive and took the time to explain everything thoroughly." - by Jonathan, Oct 27, 2022 · see review
"Karin’s direct experience and knowledge of Spain provided invaluable information in making decisions about the itinerary of the trip." - by Herbert, Sep 5, 2022 · see review
"Our local specialist, Karin, was incredibly thoughtful and attentive a long the way - including through the planning process and logistics on the ground." - by Brooke, Jul 21, 2022 · see review

Dalia Bouzerar

(24 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Spain
Dalia specializes in: Handcrafting unique experiences throughout Spain & Portugal, private bespoke itineraries and fully escorted luxury tours for individual travelers and small groups.
Recent traveler reviews for Dalia:
"Dalia listened well to our interests in exploring Spain and created a marvellous itinerary that we thoroughly enjoyed." - by Rita, Mar 14, 2024 · see review
"Dalia was superb and extremely responsive to any questions or concerns." - by Karen, Oct 27, 2023 · see review
"Dalia organized a memorable itinerary through northern Spain for us (USA) and our friends (Sweden)." - by Leonard, Oct 1, 2023 · see review

Rita Pagano

(23 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Rita specializes in: Tailor-made, art, culture, gastronomy, nature-based and outdoor activities.
Recent traveler reviews for Rita:
"Rita was amazing and very attentive." - by Kathryn, Apr 1, 2024 · see review
"Rita planned a fantastic trip for us to Portugal, including the amazing Azores." - by Uri, Apr 1, 2024 · see review
"Rita planned an amazing, customized family trip to Italy for our family." - by Susan, Mar 14, 2024 · see review

Helena Fernández

(21 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid, Spain
Helena specializes in: Custom made trips.
Recent traveler reviews for Helena:
"The other positive of Helena (our trip lanner) was the regular communication about trip details both before and while we were away, as well as that from the tour guides." - by Jon, Apr 16, 2024 · see review
"Helena was knowledgeable and quick to inform us on the best things to do in each city." - by Prashant, Apr 4, 2024 · see review
"Helena helped us find activities that were right up our alley." - by Jodi, Feb 27, 2024 · see review

Raquel Aceituno

(21 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Raquel specializes in: Tailor-made, photography, nature, mycology, gastronomy, history, world culture's
Recent traveler reviews for Raquel:
"Working with Raquel to plan our trip to Spain was an absolute dream!" - by Kristin, Apr 8, 2024 · see review
"Raquel was amazing, helpful planned a wonderful vacation for my children." - by Chris, Apr 7, 2024 · see review
"We have spend a great 13 days with the organization of Raquel , trip plan had been well adapted to our needs and preferences." - by Bao Phuong, Mar 17, 2024 · see review

Sam Lister

(19 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Sevilla, Spain
Sam specializes in: Tailormade, bespoke, culture, art, history, culture, architecture, gastronomy, hiking, outdoors, nature, couples, family, small group, unique events, off the beaten track
Recent traveler reviews for Sam:
"Sam was incredibly helpful with planning and tweaking to accommodate our changes." - by Kay, Jan 4, 2023 · see review
"From the moment we landed in Spain everything that we planned with Sam and his team were in place." - by Michelle, Oct 15, 2022 · see review
"Sam and his team were second to none." - by Mollie, Aug 14, 2022 · see review

Alfonso Nuñez

(15 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in San Sebastian - Spain
Alfonso specializes in: Hiking, walking, cycling, handcrafted, cultural, exclusive, active, natural, sustainable trips
Recent traveler reviews for Alfonso:
"Alfonso was patient with us as we made multiple changes to our itinerary." - by t jay, Apr 9, 2024 · see review
"This trip to Spain was an impromptu trip and I left it very vague for Alfonso and his team to show us what spain has to offer." - by Siang, Mar 27, 2024 · see review
"Our specialist for Spain was Alfonso." - by Lausanne, Mar 11, 2024 · see review

Marisa Agulhas

(14 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Lisbon
Marisa specializes in: Exclusive Tours in Portugal, Culture, Gastronomy, Wines, Sun&Sea. Self Drive and Private Driver.
Recent traveler reviews for Marisa:
"Our contact Marisa helped us to get an upgrade to this spot and it was so beautiful and historic." - by Matt, Nov 22, 2023 · see review
"Portugal is such a beautiful country full of color and flavours and we did have the chance to enjoy it even more with the guide and service of Kim Kim, Across Portugal and Marisa and João team." - by Diana, Nov 21, 2023 · see review
"Marisa and her team knocked our trip out of the park!" - by Krista, Nov 15, 2023 · see review
Spain Travel Agent based in Galicia, Spain
Tiernan specializes in: Tailor-made Tour, Self-drive tours, Chauffeur-driven, Food & Wine, Cooking, Walking, Cultural Experiences
I am a very curious person with lots of energy to arrange the best possible unique holidays for visitors to Spain and Portugal. After having studied tourism in Galicia, Spain, I have now travelled and arranged trips to the destinations I can cover. read more

Joël Courchay

(4 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Joël specializes in: Cultural private tours, Gastronomy and wine tours, Off the beaten path experiences, Luxury trips
As a French guy living in Madrid for five years, I first set foot in Spain at the age of one, to return every summer for family holidays since then, and during twenty years. Strange perhaps but true: I know Spain better than my motherland! I am passionate and profoundly fond of this country, its... read more

Beatriz Lopez Diaz

(3 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Beatriz specializes in: Tailor-made trips, ecotourism, experiential and immersive tourism, sustainable tourism, off the beaten track, nature, culture, food and wine, biking.
As a travel consultant and designer, specializing in experiential and sustainable tourism, my purpose is to create experiences that lead to growth through roaming and interculturality. I am constantly founding and renewing "Inspirience", every day, convinced that traveling makes us better people... read more

Alba Cruells

(2 reviews)
Spain Travel Agent based in Alquezar
Alba specializes in: Tailor Made Trips, Sustainable and Ecotourism, Nature and Adventure, Culture & Heritage, Rural Spain, Out of the beaten track trips, Gastronomic Slow Food and Wine Tourism
Founder and CEO of Spain Insights & Travel Consultant Born in Barcelona and adopted by Aragón –Europe’s Natural Park and one of the most protected natural areas in Spain. I consider myself an inhabitant of the Earth spaceship and a traveler throughout discoveries and experiences. I have... read more

Anita Matijasevic

(1 review)
Spain Travel Agent based in Madrid
Anita specializes in: Couples romantic getaways, Family&Friends Trips, Hiking, Wine Tasting Experiences, Exploring the Lakes and nature...
I am passionate about travels, positive and enthusiastic people and exploring new places off the beaten path. Always ready for new life adventures and exciting experiences that make my heart beat faster. I enjoy creating unique travel experiences for my travelers, family and friends by immersing... read more

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Trip Reviews for Spain

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.9
Based on 396 ratings

Great first visit to Spain
Spain | Apr 1 - Apr 16, 2024

Lisa
Lisa R.
Washington, DC | Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024
We spent 16 days staying in Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Seville and Barcelona. The trip was great and the planning was very easy. I cheated a little bet and started by referencing a trip I found on the KimKim destinations pages. As can always be anticipated, not everything works perfectly, but KimKim made corrections very quickly to allow us the best outcome. I just tweaked the activities and days a bit to suit our groups interests and abilities. The private tours were the highlights of our... Read more

We spent 16 days staying in Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Seville and Barcelona. The trip was great and the planning was very easy. I cheated a little bet and started by referencing a trip I found on the KimKim destinations pages. As can always be anticipated, not everything works perfectly, but KimKim made corrections very quickly to allow us the best outcome. I just tweaked the activities and days a bit to suit our groups interests and abilities. The private tours were the highlights of our trip. In Cordoba, unfortunately I can't remember the guide's name, the private walking tour of the Mezquita, Alcazar and Jewish quarter was excellent. In Granada, Jennifer provided so much historical insight during the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens visit. Marcell took us on the Private Flamenco and Tapas Tour and provided great food and drink pairings. The Private transfer from Granada to Seville via Ronda was with Miguel. Miguel went above and beyond during the trip. Barbara was our private guide for a walking tour of Seville. Our Spanish Menu Cooking class had a booking error, but KimKim quickly got us into a Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona that was awesome.

Hotel Reviews
Petit Palace Posada del Peine
Madrid

Hotel is in a great location, within reasonable walking distance of many plazas, Real Palace and many sights. Just a block off of Plaza Mayor which has an abundance of bars and restaurants. Per reports, it is the oldest hotel in Spain. It has some dated features, but comfortable beds and rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Much of the old charm is still visible
Location
A block off of Plaza Mayor
Staff
Staff was very helpful with providing advice and recommendations
Cleanliness & Comfort
Las Casas de la Juderia Hotel
Córdoba

Great old piece of history, used to be a prominent resident's home.

Authenticity & Character
There were old artifacts around the hotel which was interesting. Also, there is an open archeological site accessible on the ground floor which was really interesting
Location
Easy walk to Mezquita and restaurants
Staff
Gave us advice about things to do and see that was very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Macià Granada Five Senses
Granada

This was a clean and modern hotel. Not as close to some of the attractions as I would have liked, but was close to shops and restaurants.

Authenticity & Character
More modern and cold than the historic hotels we stayed in during our trip
Location
Need to expect to take a taxi to get to Alhambra. The walk is quite steep and a bit far. Easy walk to many restaurants.
Staff
They were helpful, but seemed busy all the time
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were a little low and the room had carpeting which may not be as clean, but you never know.
Hotel Casa de Colón
Sevilla

Very quaint old hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Rooms built around the central courtyard of what was probably a great old home.
Location
Easy walk to most of the attractions
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms had a few little quirky things. The bathroom was an old sliding door made from a stained glass door that may have been the old door to the entrance of the room. Our room was directly under the space where the breakfasts are prepared, so noises started early.
Ciutat de Barcelona
Barcelona

This was the worst hotel I have stayed in to my memory. The rooms noted that they were air conditioned and soundproofed. Also, no minibar as was noted in our booking info. However, upon our arrival, we found the rooms were not air conditioned. The front desk told us the air conditioning would not be turned on until the end of the month of April. (However, the front desk area and breakfast area were definitely air conditioned.) Consequently, we had to open the patio windows to be able to withstand the night in the room. With the windows open, the SUPER SUPER loud street noise was unbearable with people screaming at all hours of the night and city trash, recycle and street cleaning occurring every night. Also, the room patio was shared with another room, so the security with the patio doors open was minimal. Additionally, we were traveling with another couple and we were not able to get rooms near each other. We would rate this hotel with a 1 star. Also, you should be prepared to pay a per person, per night city tax at check in which was about 75Euros for 4 people for 4 nights.

Authenticity & Character
Semi-modernized older hotel. From the inside, there wasn't much of the older character left
Location
Quite a distance from Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia, but close to Parc de la Ciutadella. Very Noisy area with lots of activity late at night
Staff
Staff didn't have any way to help us when we didn't want to have a room sharing a balcony with a stranger instead of our traveling companions. Also, no help with the discomfort due to no air conditioning
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was clean enough, but noise and inability to control the temperature was terrible
Activity Reviews
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Private transfer from {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} with Ronda visit
Spain

Miguel was great. He took us on a side trip to see Sentenil de las Bodegas which was an interesting town built into rock overhangs--sort of cave like. Then, he proceeded on to Ronda. During lunch, a traveling companion suffered a choking incident. He promptly took us to the hospital and assisted with translation as needed. After all was well again, he continued with the remainder of the trip without cutting anything short. That caused him to have a longer day than anticipated.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Multi-Course Cooking Class with Wine Pairing
Multi-Course Cooking Class with Wine Pairing
Barcelona

This was super fun. The staff at the Paella Club were very engaging. The meal was fun to cook and share amongst all the other participants. Plenty of Spanish cava and wine was poured throughout the evening.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Madrid
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Madrid
Madrid

I wish these self guided tours included maps and some information about the tickets that may be wanted since many attractions in Spain have limited ticket availability

Quality of Experience
Toledo Day Trip and Winery Experience
Toledo Day Trip and Winery Experience
Madrid

This trip had a couple of issues. First, there is never enough time to really explore the old towns and feed yourself. The winey tour part of the trip was quite a bust. The bus drove us to the winery usually used and it was closed. We had to spend another hour driving to a different winery where the wine expert did not speak English and the tour guide did not have enough skill to translate the information into English for us. A couple on the tour who spoke Spanish did some translating for the group.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Driver was good and van was comfortable enough, but seats were small
Private Walking Tour of the Mezquita, Alcázar & Jewish Quarter
Private Walking Tour of the Mezquita, Alcázar & Jewish Quarter
Córdoba

Private guide was great and gave us great history information.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Visit with a Historian
Private Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Visit with a Historian
Granada

Jennifer, our guide, did an amazing job. She provided us with so much history and cultural information to make the visit extra memorable. She also spend more time with us than specified in the trip details. She never rushed us.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Flamenco and Tapas Tour
Private Flamenco and Tapas Tour
Granada

Marcell was amazing at discussing the food and drink during the tapas part of the tour. We sort of ran out of time and had to ride a taxi up to the Flamenco show. The Flamenco part of the visit was in a unique cave dwelling, but it was a little cramped.

Quality of Experience
Food
Food was an interesting selection from a couple of restaurants and paired with wine or sherry
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Marcell was great
Private 2-Hour Walk in Seville
Private 2-Hour Walk in Seville
Seville

Barbara did an excellent job of providing lots of information about the old part of Seville, including some anecdotal tidbits about the various changes as power changed between the romans, moors, jews and spaniards.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Barcelona by e-Bike, Boat & Cable Car
Barcelona by e-Bike, Boat & Cable Car
Barcelona

The ebike, cable car and boat rides were all very pleasant. I with there had been more time to be able to explore Monjuic though. That part of the trip was very rushed and we didn't even have enough time to go in the castle.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Park Güell & La Sagrada Família
Park Güell & La Sagrada Família
Barcelona

Jorge was a terrific guide who tried to keep the group engaged by posing questions and pointing out many of the subtle architectural features of both the park and cathedral. The cathedral was not at all what I was expecting. It was such a mix of styles and architectural novelty.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
bus was a bit late picking us up from the park
Day Trip to Montserrat & Lunch at a Farmhouse
Day Trip to Montserrat & Lunch at a Farmhouse
Barcelona

Lucas was very good at providing information, but the time at Monserrat was too short to see everything desired. Need at least another hour or 2 at the monastery.

Quality of Experience
Food
Family style worked for most, but some travelers did not share as they should have
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lucas was great
Transport
Bus was quite late picking us up for the trip
Local specialist: Adam Gomez

Overall wonderful trip.Main issue is dealing...
Spain | Apr 8 - Apr 19, 2024

P
Philip Z.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024

Overall wonderful trip.
Main issue is dealing with train stations in Spain. Not intuitive.
But we figured it out and enjoyed our time immensely.

Local specialist: Dalia Bouzerar
Dalia
Dalia Bouzerar
Local specialist in Spain | Replied on Apr 22, 2024

Thank you Phillip for your kind words!
It was such a treat meeting the two of you and accompanying you on your visit to the family-run Iberian pig farm. It was a pleasure planning this Spring trip through Spain for you (including a Sevilla Spring fair experience!).
I wish you the best in your future travels and should you ever wish to come back to Spain or Portugal, it would be my pleasure to work with you again.

Warm regards,

Spain 2024
Spain | Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2024

Lori
Lori L.
Memphis, TN | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024
My trip was to Madrid and Barcelona. All accommodations, pickups, tickets and transfers coordinated by Kimkim were spot on- everyone was on time and mostly easy to find! I would recommend Kimkim to anyone! Thank you for a great trip! Read more

My trip was to Madrid and Barcelona. All accommodations, pickups, tickets and transfers coordinated by Kimkim were spot on- everyone was on time and mostly easy to find! I would recommend Kimkim to anyone! Thank you for a great trip!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Cortezo
Madrid

Hotel needs updating, peeling wallpaper, safe didn’t work, slippery shower. Location not the best, homeless and soup kitchen across the street. Fabulous breakfast though!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not the best neighborhooy
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Andante Hotel
Barcelona

Very eco friendly hotel, no daily housekeeping and not enough towels, had to ask at front desk for ice. Good breakfast buffet. Neighborhood okay, seemed a little creepy at night.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Flamenco & Tapas Night
Flamenco & Tapas Night
Madrid

Nice tapas tour, didn’t know there was another part of the tour with more tapas and a rooftop experience- could have been explained up front, and leader did not go with us to flamenco just gave directions

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Short Prado Museum Visit and Retiro Park
Short Prado Museum Visit and Retiro Park
Madrid

Great guide, much knowledge and willing to adapt to our needs. Didn’t get to Retiro Park. .

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Legends Museum & Bernabéu Stadium Visit
Legends Museum & Bernabéu Stadium Visit
Madrid
Quality of Experience
Private Walk in Madrid
Private Walk in Madrid
Madrid

Great guide, a little too much architecture in a little less market. I would’ve liked more marketing and shopping and a little bit less architecture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Magic Nights at Casa Batlló
Magic Nights at Casa Batlló
Barcelona

Very weird Gaudi house, wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but got a tour with a tablet of the house and then the outside rooftop music, singer and band were fantastic.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Adam Gomez
Adam
Adam Gomez
Local specialist in Boulder (Kimkim HQ) | Replied on Apr 23, 2024

Welcome back, Lori! It is so great to see you had a great trip!! 🌞

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that your trip to Madrid and Barcelona was a success. 🙌 We aim to provide seamless experiences for our travelers, and I am happy to hear that everything went smoothly for you.

If you ever plan to explore more destinations in the future, we'd be more than happy to assist you again. Thank you for choosing Kimkim, and we hope to welcome you back on another adventure soon!

Best,
Adam

Unforgettable Family Trip to Spain
Spain | Apr 7 - Apr 13, 2024

George
George L.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
A huge shoutout to our specialists Adam, Jessica, and Yuri for putting together this incredible trip for us. Spain has been absolutely amazing, and thanks to kimkim, it's been incredibly easy even with our two little ones. I honestly don't know how we would've managed without kimkim arranging everything from airport/train transport to family-friendly accommodations and private tours for the busy attractions, letting us skip lines and explore at our own speed. I appreciate all the... Read more

A huge shoutout to our specialists Adam, Jessica, and Yuri for putting together this incredible trip for us. Spain has been absolutely amazing, and thanks to kimkim, it's been incredibly easy even with our two little ones. I honestly don't know how we would've managed without kimkim arranging everything from airport/train transport to family-friendly accommodations and private tours for the busy attractions, letting us skip lines and explore at our own speed.

I appreciate all the recommendations and the insight of the local experts to pair us up with tour guides who are sensitive to the whims and needs of smaller children.

Hotel Reviews
Slow Suites Bellas Artes
Madrid

The front door is hard to locate because of construction and a lot of parked vans (deliveries and trailers for the theater people), but it is there. Check in was a breeze. You get emailed a code to get in the door the day before. The location is awesome. Close to Metro. You are equidistant to Plaza del Sol or Retiro Park, both just a 12 minute walk away. The area is very walkable also with lots to eat and places to get supplies.' We had a two bedroom and two bath apartment, with two twin beds in each room. There was a dining room, living room and balcony. A fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, coffee, stove, oven, dishwasher, kitchen tools, utensils and plates). A washing machine (I think it was a washer/dryer combo, but there was a big rack to dry clothes). There was detergent provided. There is an elevator. Place has a lot of charm. My family of four can stay here easily for a long time.

Authenticity & Character
Looking out the balcony every morning with a cup of coffee is such a treat.
Location
12 minutes walk from Plaza Del Sol and Retiro. Literally the heart of Madrid. Neighborhood is very cute. Very close to Metro.
Staff
No interaction as scheduled housekeeping is once every three days and we left the third day. I did text the help line asking for where the washing detergent was and response was prompt. English was no problem.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The place was clean. They had everything we needed. Enough towels and supplies.
Hotel Regina
Barcelona

We had a family room, so there were four twin beds in the room. With all the beds set up, it was not very big, but still very functional. The room is tasteful, modern, and comfortable. There is no empty fridge as it has a lot of drinks in it already. Coffee and snacks cost money. Restaurant and Bar in the hotel, La Esquina, was actually quite nice for a meal or a nightcap. You get 15% off as a hotel guest. Yes, there was construction when we were there, but it didn't really affect us negatively. Extra noise and dust were not noticeable. There is housekeeping everyday to clean the room and replenish towels. Staff is very friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Wonderful balcony with views of all the other old buildings. You are turned in from La Rambla and Plaza de Catalunya so you get none of the throngs of people or noise, but all the convenience.
Location
Right next to Plaza de Catalunya. Minutes walking to Passeig de Gracia, El Raval, Sant Antoni, and La Rambla. Close to Metro. Across the street from a 24hours market.
Staff
Everyone was super friendly. English was fine.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything is clean and modern. Housekeeping comes everyday.
Activity Reviews
Private Tour of Madrid by Electric Tuk-Tuk
Private Tour of Madrid by Electric Tuk-Tuk
Madrid

Tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and had interesting historical facts. Tuk-Tuk was actually quite comfortable. They provide blankets. The major theme of the tour is a route centered on the old city gates and the old city walls. It doesn't actually go into the Plazas (Mayor and Sol). You see a lot of Madrid on it but you do lose a sense of where you are as you go up and down side streets. There is a see through roof on the tuk-tuk which sort of separates you from the outside, forcing you to tilt your head to see the things above you. You also can't really take photos through the roof. Tuk-Tuk tour has a few stops for you to explore on foot. It stops at the Temple of Debod (old Egyptian temple), and at the old wall and new walls of Madrid.

Quality of Experience
It was fun and it does whet your appetite to see the city.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was knowledgeable and safe. He is easy to listen and talk to. English is fine.
Transport
Tuk Tuk themselves are actually quite comfortable. They provide blankets if you get cold.
Family-Friendly Royal Palace Visit
Family-Friendly Royal Palace Visit
Madrid

Skipping the line was amazing, but because the king was actually going the day before and the day of, there were a lot of people (making up for early closure the previous day). It has very beautiful rooms and neat things to see. But it is so crowded you wouldn't get a chance to take your time in each room. You also get no sense of the life of the palace. It is just really a collection of a few rooms for you to see and a few items. Given this, the pace was perfect at about 2 hours. The guide gave a real effort to interact with the kids which I appreciate, but my kids were too small to pay attention. That is fine. The tour guide told decent stories and made good enough explanations and answered questions from the adults. He was a good tour guide. What made this family friendly was no line, the pace was quicker, and the tour guide acknowledged the kid. That was it.

Quality of Experience
It was definitely worth seeing once
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide was friendly and knowledgeable
Transport
Madrid isn't all that big. This palace is very convenient to get to. The guide meets you by the statue. He had no trouble finding us.
Day Trip to Montserrat & Lunch at a Farmhouse
Day Trip to Montserrat & Lunch at a Farmhouse
Barcelona

The site is beautiful. Riding a cable car is always fun for kids (though there are cable cars within the city of Barcelona which are closer). There was no time to actually explore the mountain peak as we spent the majority of the "free time" waiting to get into the basilica. Likewise, there is no time for the museums either. After the basilica, you hang out and take a few pictures and time is up. The basilica itself was super beautiful on the inside. We did not get to see the boys choir as our time slot to get into the basilica just missed out on that. It would had been nice. We probably missed it because the bus was late. Lunch was actually very very good. There was tapas and roast meat and wine. Very hearty. You work an appetite walking around.

Quality of Experience
The basilica was very nice. So was the lunch. Kids enjoy the cable care ride. But this is a detour.
Food
This was the unsung hero of the activity. The food is rustic and very good. The restaurant had amazing views.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide told good stories and was very knowledgeable.
Transport
Coach was comfortable. You have to walk a bit to get to the actual place where you ride the coach. They could had told us to just meet there. There is no bathroom to go to before you get on the bus. As this was not a private tour, you end up waiting for people to go to the bathroom. This leads to the bus being late.
Private Gaudí Architecture Walk with La Sagrada Família
Private Gaudí Architecture Walk with La Sagrada Família
Barcelona

Casa Batllo is amazing for kids. They get an tablet to interact with the house and the guide does a good job incorporating the tablet so the kids feel very involved. This allows the guide to focus on the adults and actually give them a tour. Casa Batllo is such a fun house. You really get to see how the family lived. The installed artwork like the Mind of Gaudi immersion room and the Chain Links though not original did add a lot of visual value. You don't mind seeing them. Even the paid photography is of you on the actual balcony which is really cool. It isn't just a some green screen. Sagrada Familia is amazing. It really is not to be missed. The tour guide did a great job giving the children a scavenger hunt to keep them engaged. Skipping the line with the tour guide for both sites was worth it. The tour guide was very well prepared. She had workbooks, photos, and other reference material to show the kids. She also did a bonus stop at Casa Mila on the way to the Metro station to give us some more context about Gaudi's work. Our tour guide took us to lunch only to find out that we didn't book the tour with lunch. I rather she just owned up to it and said she a mistake about it so I didn't have to eat at the restaurant she chose.

Quality of Experience
You cannot miss Sagrada Familia if you are in Barcelona. It is really worth it. I cannot stress that enough. Casa Batllo was a lot of fund for the kids and for the adults. I believe because of the line skipping and the self paced tour that this was the best way to have experienced both these sites.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
She really prepared and was ready to engage with my children. She had lots of print outs and materials and stories and activities for the children. She was very knowledgeable. She just sort of made a snafu regarding lunch. I would give her five stars if she didn't take us to lunch.
Transport
We just took metro ourselves between sites. It was easy.
Local specialist: Adam Gomez

Spain Trip with two 7 year olds
Spain | Mar 30 - Apr 9, 2024

Christian
Christian S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
We had an overall great experience with the activities on this tour. I was upfront in requesting that our trip would focus on enjoyment of our kids and for the most part KimKim came through for us. What I most enjoyed from using this service was assistance in setting up transportation via the high-speed trains between cities in Spain. Our guide in Madrid for Royal Palace, Javier was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the trip because he really focused on engaging our children. Our... Read more

We had an overall great experience with the activities on this tour. I was upfront in requesting that our trip would focus on enjoyment of our kids and for the most part KimKim came through for us. What I most enjoyed from using this service was assistance in setting up transportation via the high-speed trains between cities in Spain. Our guide in Madrid for Royal Palace, Javier was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the trip because he really focused on engaging our children. Our expedition in Valencia led by Sonia was a lot of fun and really got our kids excited to explore around the Mercado Central. The Park Guell and Sagrada Familia led by Beto was incredible due to the extensive knowledge he had and was very accommodating to everyone in the small group. The last expedition in Barcelona for Born/Gothic Quarter was unfortunately the least enjoyable mostly because the guide, Mateo made it clear he did not know there would be children in our private group and said he would have set the experience up differently if he knew ahead of time.

Hotel Reviews
60 Balconies Recoletos
Madrid

Heart of Madrid, like being at home. Lots of grocery stores nearby.

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Staff
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Hotel & Spa Plaza Mercado
Valencia

The "pool" is within the spa and children not allowed in the spa area. Incredible location right next to Mercado Central.

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Staff
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Hotel Astoria
Barcelona

Awesome rooftop Pool, very good breakfast at hotel. Great Location.

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Activity Reviews
Family-Friendly Royal Palace Visit
Family-Friendly Royal Palace Visit
Madrid

Tour Guide Javier made it very memorable because he catered towards our kids and his experience as a school teacher really made it very enjoyable occasion.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Park Güell & La Sagrada Família
Park Güell & La Sagrada Família
Barcelona

Tour Guide Beto really brought this experience to life with his knowledge

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private El Born Walk with Tapas & Flamenco
Private El Born Walk with Tapas & Flamenco
Barcelona

As an adult this experience was 5 stars, however we had children with us and the experience could have been tailored a bit more for them to earn that last star.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Adam Gomez
Adam
Adam Gomez
Local specialist in Boulder (Kimkim HQ) | Replied on Apr 18, 2024

Hi Christian,

I loved reading your review! So glad you and your 7 year olds had a great adventure! It's nice to see you had fun with the children, and it shows it's possible to travel and have fun with them! 🙌

We have some of the best guides and loved hearing your responses on each guide!

Jessica and I had a great time organizing and booking all your transfers between locations, and we are glad to hear it was a smooth process between cities! :)

I hope to see you again on a future trip with kimkim!

Be well,
Adam