Kimkim Trip Reviews for Spain

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Portugal & Spain
Spain | Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2022

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Barbara B.
Ventura, CA | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

We had a wonderful trip to Portugal and Spain! All our accommodations were great and centrally located! All of our tours were wonderful with great and knowledgeable guides! The only issue was our driver from Lisbon to Porto! He was a horrible driver and I know Bill Moody has addressed that with you and you are looking into it!
Overall a wonderful experience!
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We had a wonderful trip to Portugal and Spain! All our accommodations were great and centrally located! All of our tours were wonderful with great and knowledgeable guides! The only issue was our driver from Lisbon to Porto! He was a horrible driver and I know Bill Moody has addressed that with you and you are looking into it!
Overall a wonderful experience!

Hotel Reviews
BessaHotel Liberdade
Lisboa

Great hotel! Breakfast was amazing! Great location!

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Se Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection By Hilton
Porto

Very nice hotel! Roomsca little small and hard to get hot water! Breakfast was amazing!!!

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7 Islas Hotel
Madrid

Rooms were great! It was a little noisy due to bars on the street below open until we hours of the morning! Breakfast ok but often food was cold!

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Gran Hotel Havana
Barcelona

Great location! Breakfast was delicious with much variety!!

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Activity Reviews
Lisbon Roots, Food & Cultural Walk
Portugal
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Get to Know Lisbon with a Local
Lisbon
Private Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

Good day! Tour guide was good but did not have as much knowledge as we thought he would have!

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Private Transfer {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} via Coimbra
Portugal

Terrible driver! Did not speak a word of English! Did not know where has going and did not take us to the correct area of Coimbra! Very scary drive for us!!!

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Privately Guided Tour of Porto
Porto
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Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise
Porto

Great day! Visited two remote wineries that were amazing!

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Tapas Culinary Experience
Madrid

We were given the wrong time to meet and missed the 1st part of the tour! We called and guide got us for the rest of the tour!!

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Guided Visit of Madrid: History, Culture & Architecture of the Capital of Spain
Madrid
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Train Madrid to Toledo, Guided Visit of Toledo, Train Toledo to Madrid
Madrid
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Private Tour of Barcelona & La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona

Laura was an amazing tour guide!

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Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed all your accommodations and guided visits :) as mentioned to Bill a few days ago, we're still investigating the driver issue but, of course, thank you so much for keeping us updated on this so we are able to take action on it. It was a pleasure helping you organize this trip to Portugal and Spain! Best regards, Bea.

Granada, Seville, Madrid, Toledo - perfect holiday!!
Spain | Aug 12 - Aug 20, 2022

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Allen L.
Farragut, TN | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

We had an amazing time visiting Madrid, Seville, Granada and Toledo. In each location, we loved having the local guides who provided so much insight into the history and beauty of each place. Their love of their city translated into a wonderful experience. We loved discovering the history of each place and getting insight into the hidden gems. Kimkim also made sure we got to experience the "high adventure" activities to break up the sight-seeing. Biking in Granada in the Sierra Nevada... read more

We had an amazing time visiting Madrid, Seville, Granada and Toledo. In each location, we loved having the local guides who provided so much insight into the history and beauty of each place. Their love of their city translated into a wonderful experience. We loved discovering the history of each place and getting insight into the hidden gems. Kimkim also made sure we got to experience the "high adventure" activities to break up the sight-seeing. Biking in Granada in the Sierra Nevada mountains was beautiful and hiking the caminito del Rey was amazing. Our hotels in each place were so beautiful and perfectly located to walk to anywhere we wanted to go. The outside living space in our hotel in Madrid was a perfect place to begin and end each day. Overall, one of our favorite family vacations and the stress of planning it was nearly zero because everyone at Kimkim did such an amazing job. We WILL be using them again.

Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hi Allen! Thank you SO much for your kind words! You can't imagine how happy makes me know that this trip became one of your favorite family vacations, that's definitely the best reward!!! Thank you again for letting us help you create these lovely memories, it was truly a pleasure. I look forward to helping you plan another adventure in the future :). Best regards, Bea.

Feedback and range of experiences from our trip
Spain | Sep 1 - Sep 11, 2022

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Jon D.
La Vista, NE | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Private tour and guide to Versailles was 5-star experience/excellent. Lucien the guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and kept the tour moving at the right pace. It was great having a private car ride there, and front of the line tickets.

Toledo tour with Victor was also a 5-star guided visit/outstanding. Similar reasons: knowledgeable, friendly, maintained good pace.

We had two errors in the scheduling: Versailles was on the wrong day, and timing of Barcelona tour was wrong. We were late... read more

Private tour and guide to Versailles was 5-star experience/excellent. Lucien the guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and kept the tour moving at the right pace. It was great having a private car ride there, and front of the line tickets.

Toledo tour with Victor was also a 5-star guided visit/outstanding. Similar reasons: knowledgeable, friendly, maintained good pace.

We had two errors in the scheduling: Versailles was on the wrong day, and timing of Barcelona tour was wrong. We were late in both instances which we felt bad about.

The tour in Barcelona was okay. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable however the driving tour was in a van and we couldn’t see anything that he was referencing. It would have been nice to have more guidance at Sagrada Familia than just downloading the app.

We appreciated the list of must see and do, as well as ideas for dining options. Hotels were good, we preferred the four star hotels in Spain.

Walking tour in Paris with Josquin was good, he was knowledgeable, kept a good pace and covered quite a bit of ground. Our walking tour with Amor in Madrid was disappointing. We walked a few blocks and the information was limited. We didn’t feel that tour was worth it and felt like we saw very little of Madrid.

Flamenco show was great as was the tapas food tour in Madrid.

We loved the high speed train but as an American, we didn’t know what we were doing and needed to ask for help to find the gate.

Finally, we appreciated the team’s responsiveness to all of our little questions along the way,

Hotel Reviews
A la Villa des Artistes 3*
Paris

Boutique feel, located walking distance from most sites, surrounded by cafes.

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This hotel didn’t feel like it was part of a chain, had a bit of its own personality which was nice
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Hotel Barcelona 1882
Barcelona

Beautifully appointed hotel located walking distance from key sites.

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Hip vibe, larger rooms
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Walking distance to many attractions, fining
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7 Islas Hotel
Madrid

We loved the location and modern design of this boutique hotel off one of the main streets in Madrid. The breakfast options were fantastic!

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Loved the hotel’s design, lots of plants, beautiful!
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Walking distance to many key sites, restaurants
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Always ready to help, answer questions
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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Thank you very much Jon for taking the time to do the review! I appreciate all your comments, all your feedback will help us improve. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to Spain and France despite the incident with your guided tours in Paris and the guided visit to Madrid. Train stations in Spain can be confusing for us as well, specially Atocha in Madrid that is so big but I guess that is part of the adventure of traveling :) I will pass your kind words to all the team! I hope to be able to help you plan another trip in the future. Warmest regards, Marina

Overall, our trip to Spain was amazing!
Spain | Sep 9 - Sep 14, 2022

Jen
Jen F.
Pilot Mountain, NC | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Overall, our trip to Spain was amazing! There were only a couple issues that we had. When we first got there the private transfer from the airport, Miguel, didn’t speak any English. He wasn’t able to drop us off right at our hotel in Madrid. We were just getting there, trying to get our bearings, jet lagged and carrying all our luggage. We walked around for at least 20-30 mins pulling our luggage up steeps hills to find the hotel. There were 2 Petit palace hotels and no one, even the... read more

Overall, our trip to Spain was amazing! There were only a couple issues that we had. When we first got there the private transfer from the airport, Miguel, didn’t speak any English. He wasn’t able to drop us off right at our hotel in Madrid. We were just getting there, trying to get our bearings, jet lagged and carrying all our luggage. We walked around for at least 20-30 mins pulling our luggage up steeps hills to find the hotel. There were 2 Petit palace hotels and no one, even the cops on the street , spoke English so it was very frustrating. The same guy picked us up to take us back to the airport, and even though we were more acclimated to the area and I had him drop us the meeting location, we still spent 15 minutes looking for him. My recommendation would be if we are paying for a private transfer, have them be bilingual! I had the emergency numbers written down for Beatrice but neither of us could figure out how to make the phone call from our phone. We tried putting in 00 before the call, 1-00, etc. once we found someone that spoke English we were good.
Besides that everything else was amazing! Miguel our guide to Sagrada familia was perfect! He was even hobbling around on crutches because of a soccer injury but we walked around for 5 hours! Very knowledgeable and kept things interesting!
We also loved our cycling guide, Claudio! He was very accommodating for me and my back issues and knew exactly where to take us so me and my husband could climb as much as we wanted!
I would recommend Kimkim again!

Hotel Review
Petit Palace Museum
Barcelona

Room was great, breakfast was amazing and service was also great!

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Close to everything
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Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Hi Jen! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your honest feedback. In the travel documents we always set our contact numbers already with the prefix +34 so you just have to click on the number to start the call. The hotel where you were staying was in a pedestrian area that probably, due to the maintenance works in the area, has made access more difficult than usual. I greatly appreciate your feedback on this transfer and on the rest of the activities and tours and I'm so glad you enjoyed our country! Sending you my best regards, Bea.

Beatriz was awesome! She planned a wonderful ...
Spain | Aug 13 - Aug 27, 2022

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Elizabeth D.
Nashville, TN | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Beatriz was awesome! She planned a wonderful trip in both Spain and Portugal and booked us the absolute best private tour guides for the cities that we visited. Really appreciated her working with us on the itinerary and our constantly changing timelines. We had a wonderful time we don’t forget! read more

Beatriz was awesome! She planned a wonderful trip in both Spain and Portugal and booked us the absolute best private tour guides for the cities that we visited. Really appreciated her working with us on the itinerary and our constantly changing timelines. We had a wonderful time we don’t forget!

Hotel Reviews
7 Islas Hotel
Madrid
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Loved the location and the space! Also the air conditioning in August.
Palacio de Santa Inés Hotel
Granada
Authenticity & Character
Cute and historical.
Location
Great location in historical Granada to walk to the Alhambra.
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Air conditioner provided - key in August.
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hi Lizz! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words! It was truly a pleasure to help you accommodate your trip to your needs and you made it absolutely easy each time, so thank you again for letting us help you organize this amazing trip around Spain and Portugal. Hope you created lovely memories for a lifetime! Best regards to both, Bea.

We had such an amazing trip to Spain & France...
Spain | Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2022

Holly
Holly B.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

We had such an amazing trip to Spain & France! Marina did an excellent job sending us several different trip plans to choose from with various hotel options / activities. A major bonus was the pre-arranged travel to and from the airport, (especially since we were unfamiliar with the airports). It made it that much easier and quicker at all our our stops. Highly recommend!! read more

We had such an amazing trip to Spain & France! Marina did an excellent job sending us several different trip plans to choose from with various hotel options / activities. A major bonus was the pre-arranged travel to and from the airport, (especially since we were unfamiliar with the airports). It made it that much easier and quicker at all our our stops. Highly recommend!!

Hotel Review
Hotel España Ramblas
Barcelona
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Activity Review
Tapas Culinary Experience
Barcelona
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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Hi Holly, thank you so much for your kind and for your feedback! It's been truly a pleasure to work with you to create your trip to Spain and France and I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip, that's what we strive for and always our best reward. I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure! Warmest regards, Marina

Spain review
Spain | Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2022

Zach
Zach Z.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Using KimKim as a planning and booking service was extremely convenient and very helpful. The suggested activities were not “touristy” and we implemented several of them into our itinerary. The ability to book hotels, transportation, and activities all through the same website was great. However, for two of the three activities we booked through KimKim we were given incorrect information on the meeting times. For a vineyard tour we were given a time an hour later and missed the shuttle... read more

Using KimKim as a planning and booking service was extremely convenient and very helpful. The suggested activities were not “touristy” and we implemented several of them into our itinerary. The ability to book hotels, transportation, and activities all through the same website was great. However, for two of the three activities we booked through KimKim we were given incorrect information on the meeting times. For a vineyard tour we were given a time an hour later and missed the shuttle because of it. Luckily we had baked in a free day to our trip and they vineyard tour company was nice enough to reschedule us for the next day. If we had not had that luxury though we would’ve just missed the tour. The second activity was a paddle boarding lesson and for that we were given the wrong day entirely. Again, the company was nice enough to accommodate us and give the lesson on the day we showed up. I would consider us lucky though because without flexibility in our days we would’ve missed two great activities with no way to make them up. Overall I would still recommend KimKim for planning and ideation but I would be weary to recommend booking activities through the site.

Hotel Reviews
Vincci Mercat
Valencia

This hotel was in a great location, center of the city, block away from the central market, and walking distance to countless restaurants and cafes. The hotel staff was incredibly nice and accommodating, the rooms was clean and beautiful with the biggest bed I’ve ever seen. Breakfast was high quality. All around a very great place to stay.

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EME Catedral Mercer
Sevilla

The hotel design is amazing. It feels less like a hotel and more like a local apartment building. there are several atriums and courtyards throughout the buildings providing unique views and experiences for each room. Our room was spacious and luxurious featuring a glass shower, a stand alone tub, a king sized bed, and two small balconies to overlook the busy street below. There is a pool and multiple bars on the roof that provide great views of the city and adjacent cathedral. The main bar is open to the public so you get a little local flare just by heading up to the roof of your hotel. My only complaint would be that the cathedral next door sets of several sets of large bells at once every morning around 9 am. So if you plan to sleep in, think again, but if you are an early riser then this shouldn’t be a problem.

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Activity Reviews
Vineyards, Wine & Tapas in the Penedès Region
Barcelona

The activity itself was incredible, informative, and one the best experiences we had in Spain. Highly recommend. However we were given the wrong meeting time by kimkim which made us miss our shuttle. Luckily we had baked in an extra day and the tour company was kind enough to reschedule us for another day. Otherwise we would have missed it completely.

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Surfing/SUPing in Valencia
Valencia

This was a wonderful experience with a great instructor. It was a ton of fun and the Valencia’s beaches are just to die for. Warm water, beautiful sandy beach, and it wasn’t that crowded

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City of Arts and Sciences & Rooftop Wine Tasting with Tapas
Valencia

This was easily the best part of our trip. An awesome tour of once if the most impressive architectural displays I’ve ever seen. Then 10 courses of tapas and wine on the rooftop terrace of a 33-story tower overlooking the campus and city. The food was tremendous, the wine was excellent, and the strangers we shared the experience with felt like friends by the end of the night. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and she elevated the experience even more. It was amazing!

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Local specialist: Yuri Ihnatov
Yuri
Yuri Ihnatov
Local specialist in Diemen | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Thank you for your review and feedback. Happy to hear that your experience using the platform was seamless and the trip was overall a great trip! We are sorry to hear that you encountered a couple of snags during the trip, but are happy to hear our partners were able to rectify those hiccups for you. We have passed your feedback on to them for review as well. We look forward to planning again with you in the future.

This trip was as cultural and gastronomic enriching as much as sightseeing.
Spain | Aug 24 - Sep 4, 2022

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RICARDO R.
Rockledge, FL | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

We had an overall great experience with the places chosen and the guides. We came home with a greater appreciation of the different cultures in the Spanish country.
In Madrid, Hotel 7 Islas was centrally located. The room and the breakfast buffet were good. Both Carlos with the tapas tour and Isabel with the city walk were excellent. Picking up the rental car took more time than expected, which made us a little stressed about making it on time for the wine tasting in La Rioja. We don't... read more

We had an overall great experience with the places chosen and the guides. We came home with a greater appreciation of the different cultures in the Spanish country.
In Madrid, Hotel 7 Islas was centrally located. The room and the breakfast buffet were good. Both Carlos with the tapas tour and Isabel with the city walk were excellent. Picking up the rental car took more time than expected, which made us a little stressed about making it on time for the wine tasting in La Rioja. We don't know if a later wine tour was feasible at all. We did see other groups arriving later for their wine tasting. A later tour would have been better to allow us to eat breakfast in the hotel and enjoy the drive without stress.
The wine tour in Marques de Riscal was good. The hotel Finca de los Arandinos is beautiful and the food was great, but it is very remote.
The trip to Bilbao was easy. The hotel Miro was excellent, the staff was very friendly and the location was central. Our guide Zorione was great. She went above and beyond the city sights, giving us an insight of the Basque culture.
In the Basque countryside tour we met Diego. He proved to be a good friend for 3 days. It was a real cultural experience, enhanced by Diego's company.
The stops between Bilbao and San Sebastian with Diego were great. Hotel Catalonia in San Sebastian was excellent and had a great location. The breakfast buffet was the best. The pintxos-hopping was a real culinary experience. The day off in San Sebastian was a good choice. It allowed us to rest a little and enjoy the beach. The visit to Pasai Donibane was relaxing. We had more pintxos with Diego.
The train ride to Barcelona was uneventful. Gran Hotel Havana was centrally located. The staff was nice. The market tour was enjoyable. The tour of the Sagrada Familia with Mari was very educational.
The Monserrat tour and cava tasting with Nuria was also educational. Nuria took the time to talk about the Catalonian culture past and present.
All the guides and transfers arrived on time.
We are very pleased with Kim Kim's service and the choice of guides. We truly recommend Kim Kim to travel in Spain.

Hotel Review
Catalonia Donosti
San Sebastián

The hotel is centrally located. The staff is friendly. The room was spacious with a good sized bath. The breakfast buffet is excellent.

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Activity Reviews
Tapas Culinary Experience
Madrid

Carlos was a good guide. We enjoyed the food and the company.

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Guided Visit of Madrid: History, Culture & Architecture of the Capital of Spain
Madrid

Seeing Madrid from a historical perspective, walking with Isabel was a great experience.

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Flamenco Night
Madrid

I found the show kind of boring. There were no castanets and no dancing in couples. The individual dances felt too long. They even explained that the show is improvised.

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Privately Guided Visit of Bilbao
Bilbao

Zorione was a wonderful guide. She shared with us the Basque culture past and present.

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Day Excursion to Hondarribia & Pasai Donibane, with a Txakolli Winery Visit
San Sebastian

These small villages are very pleasant to visit. They are a rest from the busy city lifestyle.

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Diego was phenomenal.
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La Sagrada Familia Private Visit
Barcelona

Our guide Mari explained really well the evolution of this masterpiece.

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Day Trip to Montserrat & Penedès Region Wine Tasting
Barcelona

It was a great day trip from Barcelona. The mountains are spectacular. We had a great time with our guide Nuria, who talked at large about Catalunya past and present.

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Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hola Ricardo y Liana! Gracias por vuestras palabras y feedback tan detallado! I'm so glad to know that you had a great time discovering the different cultures and parts of our country with your guides and that you enjoyed the balance between the different activities and places that you visited. It was truly a pleasure to help you create this amazing experience, so thank you so much again! Best regards, Bea.

Fantastic Honeymoon in Spain
Spain | Sep 2 - Sep 10, 2022

Elise
Elise V.
Cornelius, NC | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

We had a wonderful trip to Spain planned by Yuri! We visited Madrid, Barcelona, and Costa Brava. Starting in Madrid, our favorite places were: Retiro Park and the Palace. We had wonderful, private palace tour with Enrique. He shared so much history with us!
Our time in Barcelona was amazing! We were lucky enough to have private tours of the Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia. Both tours were insightful and we learned so much. It was also nice to have some free time on our own in Barcelona.... read more

We had a wonderful trip to Spain planned by Yuri! We visited Madrid, Barcelona, and Costa Brava. Starting in Madrid, our favorite places were: Retiro Park and the Palace. We had wonderful, private palace tour with Enrique. He shared so much history with us!
Our time in Barcelona was amazing! We were lucky enough to have private tours of the Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia. Both tours were insightful and we learned so much. It was also nice to have some free time on our own in Barcelona. One evening we had a sunset cruise which was absolutely a fantastic adventure- we enjoyed every moment.
Our time in Montserrat was unforgettable with a hot air ballon ride with Kon-Tiki. This excursion was completely worth getting up early! :) We enjoyed the hot air balloon ride, and the trip to Montserrat.
After being on the go, it was nice to go at a slower pace on our own in Costa Brava. Yuri picked the perfect Hotel for us- Park Hotel San Jorge. We enjoyed the beach, pool, spa, and restaurants there. It was nice to unwind and enjoy the last few days of our Honeymoon.
Overall, we had the most amazing experience! It was so nice to have everything planned out for us. Kim Kim made it easy! We enjoyed having guided tours, but also having the flexible schedule to do things on our own too. It was such a nice balance. Our Honeymoon was a once in a lifetime trip and we had the best experience!

Hotel Reviews
ICON BCN by Petit Palace
Barcelona

Wonderful hotel! We enjoyed our stay here. The room was spacious and very clean. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make our Honeymoon special. The daily breakfast was fantastic. The location is central to anything you'll do in Barcelona and if needed, taxis are affordable and not any trouble to get.

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They gifted us Champagne for our Honeymoon- so sweet!
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Petit Palace Posada del Peine
Madrid

This hotel was in the absolute best location in Madrid. We could literally walk to everywhere we wanted to go! Take a few steps and you are in Plaza Mayor with so many restaurants and shops. Our room was a little on the small side, but it was worth it for the location. Breakfast was very good and the staff was super friendly and helpful.

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Fantastic location!
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Park Hotel San Jorge & Spa
Calonge

We loved our stay at the Park Hotel San Jorge! We enjoyed the beach, pool, spa, and restaurant. You cannot beat the fantastic views. From every corner of the hotel we we amazed at how beautiful the coast was. The pool chairs were so comfortable and had plenty of room. We also enjoyed having a massage outdoors. This hotel was so relaxing and comfortable.

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Activity Reviews
Day Trip to Montserrat & Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Barcelona

This was a once in a lifetime experience! The Team made us feel comfortable and ready to fly! We enjoyed all of the views and appreciated the photos from the Hot Air Balloon Team.

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We did not receive lunch
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Guided Tour of Sagrada Família with Early Entrance
Barcelona

We enjoyed the tour of Sagrada Familia. Our guide was so nice and knowledgeable!

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Madrid’s Royal Palace Private Tour
Madrid

Enrique was very knowledgeable- we learned so much about the history in Madrid.

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Sunset Sailing in Barcelona
Barcelona

The sunset cruise was one of our favorite activities on the trip! It was absolutely beautiful!!

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Carlos was so nice!! He made sure we had a great experience!
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Private Walking Tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
Barcelona

Albert was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. He was very passionate about the Gothic Quarter and we learned so much from him!

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Local specialist: Yuri Ihnatov
Yuri
Yuri Ihnatov
Local specialist in Diemen | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Elise, thank you for your wonderful and detailed review. Hope to see you on your next adventure with kimkim.com

Best,
Yuri

Our Trip to Spain
Spain | Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2022

Mary
Mary D.
Australia | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Spain, expertly organised by Paty and backed up by all the wonderful drivers and guides. The countryside, the cities, the people and the food were most amazing. We especially loved the Cathedral of Seville and the Royal Alcazar, also the Alhambra Palace in Granada. We loved wandering the streets and enjoying the local food. Our drivers have all been punctual, courteous and efficient, and our guides have all been most engaging and enthusiastic. ... read more

We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Spain, expertly organised by Paty and backed up by all the wonderful drivers and guides. The countryside, the cities, the people and the food were most amazing. We especially loved the Cathedral of Seville and the Royal Alcazar, also the Alhambra Palace in Granada. We loved wandering the streets and enjoying the local food. Our drivers have all been punctual, courteous and efficient, and our guides have all been most engaging and enthusiastic. We would especially would like to mention Aldada, Lola and Alex who were all a delight to meet and who elevated our experience with knowledge, fun and laughter. They obviously love their jobs. The organisation and the communication from Paty and others has been most efficient. It was so good knowing that I could message her at any time if I had a question or a time delay and she would respond immediately. Hotels that were organised by Paty have been excellent, and the details given prior to checkin heightened the anticipation. We felt comfortable and secure with all the arrangements at all times and have fallen in love with Spain. Thanks to all.

Hotel Review
H10 Art Gallery
Barcelona

Wonderful modern hotel, unique with all its art forms, very comfortable room and lovely spacious breakfast area. Wifi a bit slow and location in Barcelona slightly out of central area but still interesting and vibrant part of Barcelona.

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Local specialist: Patricia Marques
Patricia
Patricia Marques
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hello Mary,

Thank you for your review, It was a pleasure organizing this trip for you!
I am very happy to read that you had a wonderful time with our local guides, we spend time researching and finding the best guides, drivers, and hotels... so we can provide you with an unforgettable trip!
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Olé for Kimkim
Spain | Aug 1 - Aug 16, 2022

Jyoti
Jyoti S.
Encinitas, CA | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Overall, I would recommend trip planning through Kimkim and if that travel involves Spain, Marina is definitely a top notch choice. The hotels and experiences were first rate. My daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves. My only issue and that's why the rating isn't a 5 is the inability to make changes once the trip started. I was told that we could have some flexibility but unfortunately, any change always involved a fee. I feel there should have been better communication about which hotels... read more

Overall, I would recommend trip planning through Kimkim and if that travel involves Spain, Marina is definitely a top notch choice. The hotels and experiences were first rate. My daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves. My only issue and that's why the rating isn't a 5 is the inability to make changes once the trip started. I was told that we could have some flexibility but unfortunately, any change always involved a fee. I feel there should have been better communication about which hotels and airfares were locked in.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel H10 Casa de la Plata
Sevilla

Great location in the center of the old town. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. Lovely rooms. Beautiful lobby. There is no downside to staying at this hotel. Highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very easy to walk out the door and get to all the major landmarks. Only downside is that it is on a pedestrian street so you have to walk to get taxis.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palacio de Santa Inés Hotel
Granada

Absolutely charming hotel. However, if mobility is an issue, this is not the place to stay.

Authenticity & Character
Charming old world ambience. However, there is no elevator so if mobility is an issue, make sure your room is on a lower floor.
Location
Central to Sacromonte and other areas but on an uphill street. Have to walk up and down stairs to get a taxi.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Las Casas de la Juderia Hotel
Córdoba

Excellent location in the heart of the jewish quarter. Staff is very pleasant and rooms are well appointed.

Authenticity & Character
Gorgeous. It also has a pool. Rooms were nicely decorated.
Location
In easy walking distance of every site of interest.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
7 Islas Hotel
Madrid

Really cool art-filled lobby. Definitely in the hipster hotel category.

Authenticity & Character
This was a modern hotel with hip decor (eg, hands for towel hooks). Not old world. Stayed with my 22 year old and we both loved it.
Location
I can't say that it was near any of the big landmarks but it was easy to get to the Plazas and go on tapas crawls.
Staff
Met every need.
Cleanliness & Comfort
All the basics but served up with lots of style.
Sercotel Hotel Europa
Donostia, Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian

This is a good basic hotel, not necessarily located in a prime spot but not out of the beaten path either.

Authenticity & Character
It's a basic hotel. Nothing particularly Spanish or design forward.
Location
15 minute walk to old town where most of the Pintxos bars are.
Staff
Seemed a little overworked.
Cleanliness & Comfort
H10 Art Gallery
Barcelona

Definitely has an art-filled vibe, but has severe issues with wifi and elevator service so beware.

Authenticity & Character
I don't know that it had a lot of authenticity, but there was an art concept with each floor representing a famous Barcelona artist.
Location
Not a perfect location but not bad either. Near several metros. But you will have to travel by taxi or metro to almost anywhere you want to go with the exception of La Pedrera & Casa Batllo which is in walking distance
Staff
Seemed overworked.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel was clean and the beds were comfortable but this is the area where I ding heavily for terrible wifi and elevator service. In this day and age, there is no excuse for having bad wifi.
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Hi Jyoti, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I am glad you and your daughter enjoyed your trip to Spain and all the guided tours :) August is the peak of the season in Spain so making changes to your trip is complicated and the availability of the services is quite limited. Prices are also higher in August so any last-minute will probably involve an extra cost not from us but from the providers (activities ,hotels, transport). We always try to be as flexible as... read more

Hi Jyoti, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I am glad you and your daughter enjoyed your trip to Spain and all the guided tours :) August is the peak of the season in Spain so making changes to your trip is complicated and the availability of the services is quite limited. Prices are also higher in August so any last-minute will probably involve an extra cost not from us but from the providers (activities ,hotels, transport). We always try to be as flexible as possible regarding trip changes before and during your trip but sometimes we are unable to make changes due to a lack of availability of the hotels/guides/transfers.

Thank you for your detailed feedback, this would be really helpful for us to continue to improve in the future as that's what we always strive for. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and thank you so much again for letting us help you to organize it. Best regards! Marina

Spain is the place to go 2022
Spain | Aug 13 - Aug 29, 2022

Herbert
Herbert A.
Ballenger Creek, MD | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

The overall experience was 5 stars. Karin’s direct experience and knowledge of Spain provided invaluable information in making decisions about the itinerary of the trip. The interactive application provided by Kimkim during the trip was extremely useful to review daily plans and verify trip details. read more

The overall experience was 5 stars. Karin’s direct experience and knowledge of Spain provided invaluable information in making decisions about the itinerary of the trip. The interactive application provided by Kimkim during the trip was extremely useful to review daily plans and verify trip details.

Hotel Reviews
Dear Hotel Madrid
Madrid

Great central location on Gran Via, metro station and plaza de ESPANA. Easy access to numerous city highlights

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
NH Collection Victoria
Granada

Great location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Melia Sevilla
Seville

A lot of amenities and good ambiance

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Petit Palace Museum
Barcelona

Fair to good

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
HM Gran Fiesta Hotel
Palma de Mallorca

Very nice and comfortable; good location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Catalonia Catedral Hotel
Barcelona

Fair to good

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Tapas Culinary Experience
Madrid

A must do if your visiting Spain. You get to taste a variety of tapas and wines, while getting a local feel of the people during this bar crawl.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Guided Visit of Madrid: History, Culture & Architecture of the Capital of Spain
Madrid

The guide was knowledgeable an insightful of the city’s history. She was very pleasant and easy going.

Quality of Experience
Train Madrid to Segovia, Guided Visit of Segovia, Train Segovia to Madrid
Madrid

Train ride is always fun. Segovia is a must with 3 major attractions: the Roman aqueduct, the cathedral and Alcazar.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
Spain

A MUST DO!!! One of the major highlights of the trip. The 8th wonderful of the world.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
The high speed train
Flamenco Show
Granada

If your in Granada you have to see this original local show. The performers were extremely passionate about their craft.

Quality of Experience
Private Transfer {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} via Caminito del Rey
Spain

Again, a must do if your in this region. The hike brings diversity to your itinerary with its breathtaking views and natural settings.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
The actual S class Mercedes Benz used for transport; extremely comfortable!
Guided Visit of Seville
Seville

The guide was truly passionate and insightful. Walking through the Jewish quarter was very cool. Again having someone provide you input to what your observing simply enhances the experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Day Trip to Montserrat & Penedès Region Wine Tasting
Barcelona

Montserrat was very cool to see, but the wine tour was the highlight. You need to expand the time for the wine tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Catamaran Trip around Mallorca with Snorkeling, Kayaking or Paddleboarding
Mallorca

A fun way to introduce yourself to the island and get an opportunity to go swimming, relax, and drink.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Local specialist: Karin Eckhard
Karin
Karin Eckhard
Local specialist in O Barco de Valdeorras | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Thank you Herbert for this lovely review. I hope you have had a chance to rest after your epic trip around Spain. :-). It was a pleasure to help you plan this trip for you and your daughter.

Amazing España and tailormade andalucia
Spain | Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2022

Sachin
Sachin P.
Sunnyvale, CA | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

From the moment we started planning our trip James was an amazing resource and guide. He set up a fantastic itinerary that included Barcelona, San Sebastian, Costa Brava and Bilbao. We had amazing guided private tours in each city. Some of the highlights was the Pinchos tour in San Sebastian as well as our Picasso museum tour. The cooking class in Barcelona was very memorable. This was with cook taste Barcelona cooking class and our chef with Rosa. Our Picasso museum tour guide was... read more

From the moment we started planning our trip James was an amazing resource and guide. He set up a fantastic itinerary that included Barcelona, San Sebastian, Costa Brava and Bilbao. We had amazing guided private tours in each city. Some of the highlights was the Pinchos tour in San Sebastian as well as our Picasso museum tour. The cooking class in Barcelona was very memorable. This was with cook taste Barcelona cooking class and our chef with Rosa. Our Picasso museum tour guide was unbelievably fantastic her name was Gilda

Rocio was our in country guide who was always available and made changes as necessary. We ate at some great restaurants hiked kayaked and spent amazing times with the Spanish people.

we loved every hotel we stayed at which included the Almanac in Barcelona, hotel lllondres in San Sebastian and aigua blava in costa brava

Entire team is fantastic and I would highly recommend going with him for your memorable trip to Spain

Hotel Review
Almanac Barcelona
Barcelona

Great staff Amazing pool Virens was awesome Superb location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Everything
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Cooking Class with a Guided Visit to the Boqueria Market
Barcelona

Ross I was excellent. Very educational and Interactive. We loved the food and the experience

Quality of Experience
B
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
A Pintxos Tour of San Sebastian
San Sebastian

Visiting the culinary capital of the world and taking a guided Pintxo tour was just delicious. Recommend doing this very much visiting and Sebastian

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Half Day Kayak Excursion on the Costa Brava
Spain
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hi Sachin!
Fantastic to hear that you had such an enriching trip and it was a pleasure to plan it out with you! Many thanks again for taking the time to write and the photos show what fun you had!
Un abrazo, James

Family trip to Barcelona and Valencia
Spain | Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2022

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Jackie E.
Ridgewood, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Barcelona- our stay at Be Mate Gracia was incredible- great location (thank you Bea!), and great space for families. The reception and all staff there was so helpful and kind and attentive throughout. I would highly recommend them.

Our bike tour was great, great guide!

Unfortunately our tour guide for our day trip to Girona-Costa Brava- Pals was so nice, but way too chatty and the tour was not geared towards children at all. My kids were SUPER bored. Pals was an amazing last stop... read more

Barcelona- our stay at Be Mate Gracia was incredible- great location (thank you Bea!), and great space for families. The reception and all staff there was so helpful and kind and attentive throughout. I would highly recommend them.

Our bike tour was great, great guide!

Unfortunately our tour guide for our day trip to Girona-Costa Brava- Pals was so nice, but way too chatty and the tour was not geared towards children at all. My kids were SUPER bored. Pals was an amazing last stop though.

We did Montjuic on our own which was nice but I would not recommend Poble Espanol- pointless.
Casa Battlo was one of our favorite places in Barcelona, along with Oassis restaurant for delicious salads across from our hotel.
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Valencia was magical- we loved the city and did a bike ride on our own which I recommend. Although Mon Suites Catedral was clean and in a fabulous centrally located area (the Old town), it was very loud, and the beds were terribly uncomfortable. As a result, I would NOT recommend that place to anyone.

Special thanks to Bea for being so attentive to all of our needs during the trip!

Hotel Reviews
Be Mate Paseo de Gracia
Barcelona

Great location, great for families, great staff, super helpful, super comfortable beds!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mon Suites Catedral
Valencia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
clean but the beds were NOT comfortable. felt like sleeping on a table
Activity Reviews
Guided Bike Tour
Barcelona
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Flamenco Night
Barcelona
Quality of Experience
Day trip to Medieval Girona and Costa Brava
Barcelona
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Hi Jackie! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for all your detailed feedback, this would be really helpful for us to continue to improve in the future as that's what we always strive for. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and thank you so much again for letting us help you to organize it. Best regards! Bea

Our Family Spain Trip
Spain | Aug 12 - Aug 20, 2022

Brenda
Brenda B.
Abilene, TX | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Our favorite guide was Jordi in Barcelona. He was the perfect guide and extremely knowledgeable; providing us history , taking us to a fabulous restaurant for lunch, visiting incredible sites (Prak guell, sagrada familia). We also loved Mercedes. She was extremely knowledgeable about Seville and we loved visiting the alcazar and the Roman Catholic cathedral. And Elena was also one of our favorite guides. She was so knowledgeable about Spain and Frigiliana (which we loved so much!). One of our... read more

Our favorite guide was Jordi in Barcelona. He was the perfect guide and extremely knowledgeable; providing us history , taking us to a fabulous restaurant for lunch, visiting incredible sites (Prak guell, sagrada familia). We also loved Mercedes. She was extremely knowledgeable about Seville and we loved visiting the alcazar and the Roman Catholic cathedral. And Elena was also one of our favorite guides. She was so knowledgeable about Spain and Frigiliana (which we loved so much!). One of our favorite sites/tours was trekking the Caminito del Rey!!! Loved it!!!

Activity Reviews
Modernist Barcelona: Gaudi's Highlights
Barcelona

Jordi, our guide, shared with us the history of Gaudi and his beautiful, incredible creations.

Quality of Experience
Visiting Gaudi’s creations.
Guides, drivers and staff
Our guide, Jordi, was incredible !
Transport
Perfect with walking and taxis when needed.
Alhambra Private Guided Tour
Granada

Our guide gave us wonderful history about the Alhambra and all that was occurring at the time. The palace was beautiful!

Quality of Experience
The Alhambra was beautiful and we were able to see everything close up.
Guides, drivers and staff
Our guide, Enrique, was great.
Transport
On time
Transfer to Nerja with Frigiliana day trip
Spain

Frigiliana was the perfect small town to visit. It was beautiful and a nice relaxing place. Elena was the perfect tour guide. We loved having her as our guide!!!

Quality of Experience
The town was beautiful!
Guides, drivers and staff
Elena was incredible! She was so knowledgeable and extremely sweet!
Transport
Perfect traveling vehicle and a nice relaxing drive to Frigiliana.
Caminito del Rey with guide
Spain

Caminito del Rey was Amazing!!! We loved trekking by the tall cliffs. We love nature and this tour was incredible!

Quality of Experience
The scenery was incredible!
Guides, drivers and staff
Pleasant guide, Alfredo.
Transport
On time and very nice vehicle and drive to Seville.
Sevilla Guided Tour
Seville

Our guide, Mercedes, was very knowledgeable about Spain history. She gave us an incredible tour of alcazar and the Roman Catholic Cathedral. I learned so much!

Quality of Experience
We loved visiting alcazar.
Guides, drivers and staff
Mercedes was so knowledgeable and pleasant!
Transport
Mercedes was on time.
Local specialist: Dalia Bouzerar
Dalia
Dalia Bouzerar
Local specialist in Montilla | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hello Brenda,
Thank you for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure hosting your lovely family and all the guides had a wonderful time with you as well!
I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them.

Have a great day and hope to host you again in Spain very soon!
Warm regards,

Dalia

Thank you so much we had a fantastic trip and...
Spain | Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2022

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Niamh A.
Harrison, NY | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Thank you so much we had a fantastic trip and visited so many beautiful and historic palaces. Everything was so easy thanks to your team. From the collection and transport to the local guides onsite we really enjoyed the trip and it was so much more valuable because of the KimKim team. We learned a lot!! read more

Thank you so much we had a fantastic trip and visited so many beautiful and historic palaces. Everything was so easy thanks to your team. From the collection and transport to the local guides onsite we really enjoyed the trip and it was so much more valuable because of the KimKim team. We learned a lot!!

Hotel Review
Áurea Washington Irving by Eurostars Hotel Company
Granada

Fabulous hotel - Love to see a More expanded menu at the restaurant

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right beside the Alahambra and walk down to the village
Staff
Our receptionist did switch over mid check in to Prioritize other clients but did reach out to apologize.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Hi Niamh,
Great to hear that and thank you for taking the time to write! So pleased you had a great trip and felt you got the most out of the wonderful Andalucian sights & history! All the best and it was a pleasure to plan it with you and have you travelling with us!
Un abrazo, James

Bea and Karin were fantastic, especially thie...
Spain | Aug 9 - Aug 18, 2022

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Jeff S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Bea and Karin were fantastic, especially their response time to all our messages. Really made a difference in our trip. read more

Bea and Karin were fantastic, especially their response time to all our messages. Really made a difference in our trip.

Hotel Review
Hotel Casa del Poeta
Sevilla
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Hi Jeff! We are really thankful for your words to our team, we always try to give our best to our travelers and we are happy to be there for everything that is needed. Thank you again! It was a pleasure to work with you. Best regards to both, Bea.

KimKim came though again! This trip to Spain ...
Spain | Aug 9 - Aug 18, 2022

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Naomi S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

KimKim came though again! This trip to Spain was our third using KimKim (the others were Greece and Costa Rica) and we could not have been happier. Beatriz and Karin at Espiritu Travel really listened to what we wanted and created the perfect trip. We were in regular contact during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. It was truly a world-class experience. Thank you! read more

KimKim came though again! This trip to Spain was our third using KimKim (the others were Greece and Costa Rica) and we could not have been happier. Beatriz and Karin at Espiritu Travel really listened to what we wanted and created the perfect trip. We were in regular contact during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. It was truly a world-class experience. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Colón Barcelona
Barcelona

Location is great. View of cathedral is wonderful except for the Samsung ad. Remodeled room was nice. Stay away from the “classic” rooms with dingy carpets. Lobby is gorgeous. Staff are helpful, but we had problems with the Wi-Fi and a/c.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bless Hotel Ibiza, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World
Santa Eulalia del Rio

Truly deserves to be a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Staff is world-class. Rooms/view/Facilities are incredible. If you want hedonistic luxury, this is for you.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Casa del Poeta
Sevilla

Unbelievably charming. Gorgeous antiques everywhere you look. Attentive staff. Central location. A/C works great! No complaints whatsoever. Perfect boutique hotel. And I’m picky.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Gran Hotel Ingles
Madrid

Gorgeous design. First class staff. Wonderful location. Due to the age of the property, most rooms are on the small side. Nice spa, and a massage after a long day of walking was perfect. Chic bar. Alex the bartender made our stay extra enjoyable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Hi Naomi and Jeff, thank you so much for your kind words to our team and for your feedback! It's been truly a pleasure to work with you to create this awesome experience around Spain and I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip, that's what we strive for and always our best reward. Sending you my best regards, Bea.

So impressed! We really loved our trip and th...
Spain | Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2022

Chris
Chris G.
Sunnyvale, CA | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

So impressed! We really loved our trip and the catered attention to detail. We are so grateful. Thank you for a wonderful, well thought out itinerary! read more

So impressed! We really loved our trip and the catered attention to detail. We are so grateful. Thank you for a wonderful, well thought out itinerary!

Hotel Reviews
Almanac Barcelona
Barcelona
Authenticity & Character
Location
You couldn’t pick a better location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel de Londres & de Inglaterra
San Sebastian
Authenticity & Character
The beds
Location
Loved being right off La Concha beach!
Staff
Concierge was superb
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds are a bit dated. Updated bathrooms though!
Hotel Aiguablava
Costa Brava · Girona
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Hi there Chris & family,
Thanks so much for sharing your comments. I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful family holiday together and got to visit a great variety of locations in Spain. I hope you've taken many happy memories with you too!!All the best and un abrazo from Sevilla,
James

This was the trip of a lifetime!
Spain | Dec 30 - Jan 10, 2022

Mollie
Mollie C.
La Vista, NE | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Sam and his team were second to none. This trip was literally the trip of a lifetime!! From urban, to rural and private tours this trip had it all. It was well crafted to our personal wants and needs. There were several times we had a couple hiccups in plans and his team came through for us with flying colors!! We did hiking, village visits, wineries- you name it. Everything was organized, punctual, and perfect. I can’t recommend Sam enough. Just a wonderful host who knows the best of the... read more

Sam and his team were second to none. This trip was literally the trip of a lifetime!! From urban, to rural and private tours this trip had it all. It was well crafted to our personal wants and needs. There were several times we had a couple hiccups in plans and his team came through for us with flying colors!! We did hiking, village visits, wineries- you name it. Everything was organized, punctual, and perfect. I can’t recommend Sam enough. Just a wonderful host who knows the best of the best in Spain. I could write so much but just know, you are in safe hands! I would book a trip with this team numerous times over. Simply superb!!! Thanks Sam!

Local specialist: Sam Lister
Sam
Sam Lister
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Hi Mollie!
Many thanks for writing your review and for your very kind words! It was a pleasure planning your trip with you and also to meet you both in Sevilla! I hoe you're both well and send you abrazos from Sevilla! xx

Excellent Tour
Spain | Jul 29 - Aug 9, 2022

James
James G.
Gaithersburg, MD | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hotel arrangements and hotel staff were great. Most tour drivers and vehicles were great. Original vehicle in costa brava was sub par. Vehicle for diner in El Far broke down. Arrangement of Taxi substitute was great. Their taxis and drivers were great. Tour guides were great and very informative. We enjoyed the Prado museum and the archeological museum in Madrid. A tour of Toledo was a highlight of our tour. We enjoyed the beaches of Sanander, San Sabastain, and Costa Brava. We wish you would... read more

Hotel arrangements and hotel staff were great. Most tour drivers and vehicles were great. Original vehicle in costa brava was sub par. Vehicle for diner in El Far broke down. Arrangement of Taxi substitute was great. Their taxis and drivers were great. Tour guides were great and very informative. We enjoyed the Prado museum and the archeological museum in Madrid. A tour of Toledo was a highlight of our tour. We enjoyed the beaches of Sanander, San Sabastain, and Costa Brava. We wish you would have provided more information about how train service to Sanander works. We did not know that there would be a rush to check luggage after platform was announced. We did not know luggage would be checked.

Hotel Review
Hotel de Londres & de Inglaterra
San Sebastian

Great location on the beach. Breakfast and restaurant were great. Hotel staff were helpful. Room was clean and cleaning staff provided excellent service. Only negative was that our city view room was looking onto a construction site. Better to chose an Ocean View room if available.

Authenticity & Character
Location
On the beach
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hi James,
Many thanks for sharing the highlights of your trip and I'm so pleased that the hotels and guides, contributed to a memorable trip with the family. I'm glad we could help make rearrangements after the a little misfortunate and hope the slight delay didn't affect your enjoyment nevertheless. We've taken note about the train station also and are to include more information for travellers. It was a pleasure to plan out the trip with you. Un abrazo, James

All our local tour guides have made our trip ...
Spain | Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2022

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Lee G.
Gaithersburg, MD | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

All our local tour guides have made our trip so interesting and unforgettable. Their knowledge and speaking skills have given us a profound memory of Span’s history, culture, and arts! They are excellent tour guides! We really appreciate your arrangements and hotel staff. read more

All our local tour guides have made our trip so interesting and unforgettable. Their knowledge and speaking skills have given us a profound memory of Span’s history, culture, and arts! They are excellent tour guides! We really appreciate your arrangements and hotel staff.

Hotel Review
Hotel Aiguablava
Costa Brava · Girona

The scenery from our balcony to the Mediterranean Sea and its beaches was remarkable! Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly which made us as Americans feel comfortable and enjoyable. The food from its restaurant was amazing!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Hi Lee!
Many thanks for taking the time to write the review and I'm so pleased that you've taken some wonderful memories of Spain back home with you! It was a pleasure to have you travelling with us! Un abrazo, James

Fun in Spain
Spain | Jul 30 - Aug 7, 2022

Susan
Susan B.
Brentwood, NY | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

We had so much fun visiting Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid. The guides on the walking tours were excellent and very knowledgeable. We especially liked Josep who took us through the old quarter of Valencia. He made it not only interesting but held our attention. The private cooking class in Valencia was wonderful also. We had an enjoyable evening making authentic paella, a Spanish omelet and a delicious sponge cake. In Madrid, my favorite thing to do was to see the flamenco show. ... read more

We had so much fun visiting Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid. The guides on the walking tours were excellent and very knowledgeable. We especially liked Josep who took us through the old quarter of Valencia. He made it not only interesting but held our attention. The private cooking class in Valencia was wonderful also. We had an enjoyable evening making authentic paella, a Spanish omelet and a delicious sponge cake. In Madrid, my favorite thing to do was to see the flamenco show. It was performed with such passion.
Really the whole trip was great and we really appreciated both James and Rocio for all their assistance in making our trip a reality.

Hotel Review
Gallery
Barcelona

The hotel was very centrally located which made it easy to get around the city. The rooms and public spaces were very nice and very clean. The breakfast had a nice variety and the food was very good. Everyone was very friendly and helpful there.

Authenticity & Character
Nicely decorated
Location
Central location
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Activity Reviews
Paella Cooking Class
Valencia

The cooking class was excellent and very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend taking the lessons with this chef. His personality was very engaging and he was fun and organized in his presentation.

Quality of Experience
Food
Evening Flamenco Show & Dinner Reservation
Madrid

The flamenco dancing was very moving and you could feel the performers passion.

Quality of Experience
Beautiful to watch
Private Tour of Park Güell & Sagrada Família
Barcelona

We learned a lot. The guide was very interesting and explained things very well.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Private Tour of Valencia's Old Town - Afternoon to Explore the 'City of Arts & Sciences'
Valencia

It was an excellent tour with a great guide who managed to engage all of us.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Private Walking Tour of Madrid & the Prado Museum
Madrid

The tour and the guide were very good. Unfortunately by this time in the trip, I think we were all exhausted and the heat had gotten to us. Any other time it would have been very enjoyable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Private Tour of the Gothic Quarter - Light Tapas before Dinner
Barcelona
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hey Susan,
We're so pleased that you enjoyed the trip and it all came together well. Thanks very much for taking the time to post the review too and it was a pleasure to have you travelling with us and Kimkim!
All the best and we hope to host you again soon!
James, Rocio & the Tailormade Andalucia team

Luis gets it!
Spain | Jul 19 - Jul 28, 2022

Cecilia
Cecilia T.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Planning a trip is fun but complicated. Communicating taste and expectations with someone that you’ve never met is tricky. Not with Luis. He asked all the right questions to ensure the trip was one of a lifetime. Luis helped me navigate all the wonderful places to visit in Spain. He was also able to help when life happened to plans, switching flights and locations when unexpected things came up. It was a pleasure working with Luis.

Local specialist: Luis Fernandez de Vega
Luis
Luis Fernandez de Vega
Local specialist in Gijón | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Cecilia,

I really appreciate you took the time to send your comments and find out you enjoyed the trip. I simply tried to make this as simple as possible so you just had to travel and enjoy the trip. Furthermore, it is always easier when the traveler is flexible and is willing to enjoy instead of complaining so it was my pleasure working with you.
Please do not hesitate to contact back when/if the time for a new trip to Spain (or Portugal) comes to your mind. I'll love to help you plan it.

My best wishes,

Luis

Very well thought out trip plan, great picks ...
Spain | May 17 - May 22, 2022

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Shahenaz E.
Wakefield, NY | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

Very well thought out trip plan, great picks for both our hotels and activities. Beatriz, our local specialist really catered to our needs and was very helpful whenever we contacted her. read more

Very well thought out trip plan, great picks for both our hotels and activities. Beatriz, our local specialist really catered to our needs and was very helpful whenever we contacted her.

Hotel Review
Las Casas de la Judería
Seville
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

Hi Shahenaz! Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, I really appreciate it :) It was truly a pleasure to work with you to create this trip and help you along the way. Sending you my best regards, Bea.

Highly Recommend!
Spain | Jul 23 - Jul 31, 2022

Randi
Randi B.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

James put together a customized itinerary that was tailored to our interests. He listened carefully to what we were looking for, presented an itinerary, and worked closely with us to tweak it until it was perfect! Our drivers and guides made our vacation stress free and very informative. Most memorable were our cooking class in Barcelona, our “Cultural Triathlon” and flamenco night in Sevilla, hiking the Caminito del Rey, and visiting the Alhambra in Granada. Each hotel was beautiful in... read more

James put together a customized itinerary that was tailored to our interests. He listened carefully to what we were looking for, presented an itinerary, and worked closely with us to tweak it until it was perfect! Our drivers and guides made our vacation stress free and very informative. Most memorable were our cooking class in Barcelona, our “Cultural Triathlon” and flamenco night in Sevilla, hiking the Caminito del Rey, and visiting the Alhambra in Granada. Each hotel was beautiful in its own way. I especially loved our hotels in Sevilla and Granada!
Once we arrived in Spain, James or a member of his team were always available and checked in with us regularly to make sure everything was going well. We really appreciated that!
I would absolutely recommend KimKim and specifically Tailor Made Andalucia if you are planning to travel to Spain!

Hotel Reviews
Gallery
Barcelona

Friendly, helpful front desk staff, large and modern rooms, excellent breakfast buffet! Perfect location for walking to just about everything or using the subway. Yummy gelato place across the street!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza
Sevilla

Really pretty hotel with beautiful courtyard for breakfast and lovely pool and lounge area! Restaurant onsite with good food. Very relaxing to eat poolside!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
Granada

Perfect location for walking around the city. Tucked away from the noise on a small pedestrian street with lots of charm! Very peaceful, beautiful courtyard where afternoon tea and sweets are served… a really nice touch and much appreciated! Nice breakfast buffet as well. No elevator, so ask for help if your room is at the top of the stairs and your bags are heavy!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Front desk staff should offer to have someone carry bags for those whose rooms are on the top floors.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Walk of the Gothic Quarter with Tapas Dinner
Barcelona

If you love history, this is the walk for you! Very informative tour guide! Tapas dinner was fun… we went to 2 places to experience some variety.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
A Cooking Class of Spanish Cuisine
Barcelona

Great experience! Class of 12 included retirees, a family of 6, and 4 others including us. Our chef took us shopping for the ingredients at the big market and gave us a tour of the market which was an unexpected perk. We made many different dishes and then sat at a big table to enjoy the meal. It was a unique experience, one of the highlights of our trip.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Cultural Triathlon in Sevilla!
Seville

Our guide, Pilar, was exceptional. She clearly loves her city and loves to share its history and its charms! The horse drawn carriage picked us up at our hotel and took us to the Plaza de Espana. After the ride was finished, we walked to the river where our boat was waiting! The boat took us to Triana, where we learned some of the history, walked through the market, and did some shopping. It was a great trip!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Day Trip from Ronda to Hike the 'Caminito del Rey' - Ending in Granada
Spain

Very beautiful, cool experience. Perfectly safe.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Hi Randi!

Many thanks for your detailed feedback and kind words. We're thrilled that you had a great time and it all came togther well! I'm especially pleased you loved the visits in Andalucia! It was a delight to plan it with you & have you travelling with us. Good luck with the Spanish course!
Un abrazo,
James

Best Experience Ever 😊 !!
Spain | Jul 23 - Jul 31, 2022

Neida
Neida J.
Lansdale, PA | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

I decided to travel to Spain with my college friend and we had some unique requirements, which in turn led us to James.

After chatting with him and understanding his process, we knew we met the right person to guide us and get this trip pulled together, to cover the areas of Spain we wanted to visit.

With patience and knowledge, James created the trip of a lifetime for us.

I just returned, and wanted to share my feedback. If you want to travel to Spain, look no further. James and... read more

I decided to travel to Spain with my college friend and we had some unique requirements, which in turn led us to James.

After chatting with him and understanding his process, we knew we met the right person to guide us and get this trip pulled together, to cover the areas of Spain we wanted to visit.

With patience and knowledge, James created the trip of a lifetime for us.

I just returned, and wanted to share my feedback. If you want to travel to Spain, look no further. James and his team were phenomenal!

The itinerary was perfect, the details were executed with perfection and we were cared for from the minute we landed to the minute we departed. We will have lasting memories of an incredible week.

Thumbs up 👍🏻 All the way!!

Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Hi Neida,

It makes our day to read comments like this!! Many thanks for taking the time to write and it was a real pleasure to have you travelling with us. We are THRILLED that the trip all came together well and that you enjoyed it so! I hope you'll remember the experience for many years to come!

Thanks again and un abrazo,
James

Raquel was the most amazing travel consultant...
Spain | Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2022

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Leslie R.
Willow Grove, PA | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

Raquel was the most amazing travel consultant. She took care of absolutely every detail, many that we didn't even think of ourselves, to make our trip run smoothly. The private tours with Sarah and Clara were perfect and the sunset cruise on Mallorca was wonderful. Raquel kept in touch with us throughout our trip via What's App and helped us with dinner reservations and late check out in Seville and cabs into Soller. She was indispensible! read more

Raquel was the most amazing travel consultant. She took care of absolutely every detail, many that we didn't even think of ourselves, to make our trip run smoothly. The private tours with Sarah and Clara were perfect and the sunset cruise on Mallorca was wonderful. Raquel kept in touch with us throughout our trip via What's App and helped us with dinner reservations and late check out in Seville and cabs into Soller. She was indispensible!

Hotel Reviews
Sa Tanqueta de Fornalutx - Adults Only
Fornalutx

Sa Tanqueta is beautiful, relaxing, spacious, accommodating.....I can't say enough good things about it. We can't wait until we can return!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful buildings, plantings, decor.
Location
It was great to be up in the mountains, away from the crowds of Palma.
Staff
Everyone was super friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Soho Boutique Catedral
Seville

This hotel is in a perfect location to hit all of the hot spots of Seville. The breakfast buffet is extensive and the hotel management are very accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay.

Authenticity & Character
This is a nicely appointed hotel, very urban and chic.
Location
Perfect location for visiting the cathedral, palace, and other important sites.
Staff
Very helpful and accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center
Madrid

This hotel served it's purpose for us as a place to stay near the airport so we could more easily make our early morning flight home. I strenuously object to their "free airport shuttle". It is first come, first served. The hotel houses about 800 guests, yet their shuttles (which run only every half hour) carry about 25 people at maximum. When the shuttle is at maximum it is extremely unsafe as there are enough seats for about 12 people and luggage. That means that the other thirteen people are standing in the aisles with suitcases piled up 4 and 5 high. It was awful! I don't understand how Marriott could condone such a practice in a hotel that caters to the airport trade.

Authenticity & Character
It's a huge Marriott, very impersonal
Location
Good for accessing the airport
Staff
The check-in people were pretty cold, not at all helpful as far as how to get on the shuttle. The breakfast people and luggage storage people were friendlier.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Free day in Seville
Seville

Always nice to explore on your own. Our guide from the previous day, Clara, gave us some great suggestions.

Sevilla tapas and flamenco tour
Seville

Clara, our guide, went above and beyond, stopping the taxi to show us a local religious parade and taking us to another interesting part of the city before the actual tour. The flamenco dancing was really interesting and beautiful in a small, intimate setting and the tapas were varied and delicious.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Private sailing Mallorca
Mallorca

Our captain was very skilled, the boat was clean and comfortable, the trip was great.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Seville highlights tour
Seville

Clara had all of the tickets and knew exactly how to tour the highlights. She is very knowledgeable and made everything interesting.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Daytrip to Palma, Deia and Valldemossa
Mallorca

Our guide, Sara, was wonderful. She knows so much about the island and how to get around. She geared the entire tour around our needs and capabilities and we enjoyed every minute!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Free day in Mallorca
Mallorca

Always nice to explore on your own.

Local specialist: Raquel Ferriol
Raquel
Raquel Ferriol
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words Leslie,
It really was a pleasure to host your family, and an even greater pleasure to be able to meet you in person- We couldn't keep fondest memories of your time with us!

I specially appreciate your feedback about hotel Marriott Auditorium- this type of large impersonal airport hotels aren't my cup of tea either, but sometimes (very late arrivals and early airport departures) they seem to be more convenient than other alternatives- However, we always... read more

Thank you so much for your kind words Leslie,
It really was a pleasure to host your family, and an even greater pleasure to be able to meet you in person- We couldn't keep fondest memories of your time with us!

I specially appreciate your feedback about hotel Marriott Auditorium- this type of large impersonal airport hotels aren't my cup of tea either, but sometimes (very late arrivals and early airport departures) they seem to be more convenient than other alternatives- However, we always try to keep a standard, and the service that you mention- specially related to the shuttle service- does not meet it- which means that we'll be looking for other alternatives in the future.

Thank you again, for your time, your kindness and for trusting us with your trip- I'd love to meet you all again sometime in the future

My best,

Raquel

Kimkim was exactly what I was looking for - e...
Spain | Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2022

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Beth S.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Kimkim was exactly what I was looking for - easy to use and easy to communicate. I’d definitely use them again. read more

Kimkim was exactly what I was looking for - easy to use and easy to communicate. I’d definitely use them again.

Hotel Review
Hotel Boutique Molino del Arco
Ronda Málaga

This hotel is a bit outside of town, but totally worth the drive. Amazing views, cozy rooms, and extremely friendly staff made it all worth it. The hotel has been a family since the 17th century making olive oil and I loved that we had it at breakfast and was able to purchase some to bring home.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Fernando was the best!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Tapas & Flamenco Experience
Seville

Our guide Costanza told us about the history of the town, and history of the dance. We love that she took us to local restaurants with excellent food that we would’ve just walked by on our own if she wasn’t with us.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Cádiz Bike Tour
Cádiz

Fabio was an excellent host and was open minded as we took a detour on the traditional bike tour and ended up jumping off a bridge with locals into the water. He made the tour extra special for us because he listened to our needs. We loved that he was local and surprised us with photos as well.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Yuri Ihnatov
Yuri
Yuri Ihnatov
Local specialist in Diemen | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Beth, thank you so much for your review! I'm really glad you enjoyed your trip. Would be glad to welcome you to kimkim.com at the next destination.

Amazing 2 week family tour of Spain
Spain | Jul 11 - Jul 24, 2022

Carlo
Carlo B.
South Lake Tahoe, CA | Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

We are so happy with the trip that Marina help plan for us. It was a 2 week tour of Spain which was curated for our family of four - where we wanted to see great architecture and museums, eat great food and learn about the amazing and varied culture throughout Spain.

Highlights included our guides in San Sebastián - Diego and Toledo - Javi. Both were extremely personable, passionate about their city, and were great with our two boys.

Accommodation were excellent - always in the heart of... read more

We are so happy with the trip that Marina help plan for us. It was a 2 week tour of Spain which was curated for our family of four - where we wanted to see great architecture and museums, eat great food and learn about the amazing and varied culture throughout Spain.

Highlights included our guides in San Sebastián - Diego and Toledo - Javi. Both were extremely personable, passionate about their city, and were great with our two boys.

Accommodation were excellent - always in the heart of the city allowing for walking everywhere. In particular, Hotel Palacio in Granada offered the most stunning view of the Alhambra.

Mariana was extremely attentive, making changes on the fly as needed. In particular when accommodations were not appropriate in Bilboa (non adjoining rooms), she was able to switch us to a different hotel within minutes.

Overall an amazing experience!

Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Hi Carlo, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I will pass your kind words to all the team. I am glad to hear that all the family enjoyed the trip and the guided visits, this is what our team always strives for. Hotel Palacio in Granada has certenly a beautiful view of the Alhambra :) It has been a true pleasure working with you to plan your family trip to Spain and I hope our paths meet again for your next adventures. All my best, Marina

Great experience in Northern Spain!
Spain | Jul 10 - Jul 25, 2022

Rebecca
Rebecca E.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

We had a wonderful time on our trip. The rental car worked out well and the hotels were all good with great locations (the Palacio de Burgos Hotel was especially nice--amazing breakfast!) We really enjoyed our private guided tours in Burgos and San Sebastian and the Picos de Europa hike was beautiful. Marina was responsive whenever we reached out to her. There was an issue with our flight from San Sebastian to Barcelona that was a bit stressful, but although we had to buy a last minute... read more

We had a wonderful time on our trip. The rental car worked out well and the hotels were all good with great locations (the Palacio de Burgos Hotel was especially nice--amazing breakfast!) We really enjoyed our private guided tours in Burgos and San Sebastian and the Picos de Europa hike was beautiful. Marina was responsive whenever we reached out to her. There was an issue with our flight from San Sebastian to Barcelona that was a bit stressful, but although we had to buy a last minute ticket, we were reimbursed almost immediately. We enjoyed our trip very much and would definitely travel with KimKim again and we will recommend them to our friends.

Hotel Reviews
NH Collection Palacio de Burgos
Burgos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The breakfast buffet was amazing.
Hotel Balneario La Hermida
Penarrubia

A bit run down and unfortunately the air conditioning did not work. However, there's not much to choose from in the area in terms of hotels.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Air conditioning didn't work, staff not particularly friendly.
Sercotel Codina
San Sebastian

Nice, clean hotel walking distance from the beach.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very friendly and helpful front desk clerk.
Petit Palace Arana
Bilbao

Great location on the edge of the casco viejo, quiet despite being in the center of activity, friendly staff

Location
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for taking the time to write your trip review! It has been a pleasure to organize this trip and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your guided tours and hotels. I will share your words with all the team :) It will be my pleasure to help with your future adventure :) Best regards, Marina

City and the Coast - A Perfect Catalunya Experience
Spain | Jul 7 - Jul 17, 2022

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David M.
Marlborough, MA | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Our trip to Catalunya was fantastic. Working together with Bea translated into a perfect mix of city culture and relaxing fun on the coast.

We absolutely loved our tapas tour to kick off our first day in Barcelona. It was a PERFECT introduction to the Catalan culture. Another food orientated experience we enjoyed was a cooking class. The experience was special because we were welcomed into the chef's home with a small group. The personal and semi-private atmosphere with other people from... read more

Our trip to Catalunya was fantastic. Working together with Bea translated into a perfect mix of city culture and relaxing fun on the coast.

We absolutely loved our tapas tour to kick off our first day in Barcelona. It was a PERFECT introduction to the Catalan culture. Another food orientated experience we enjoyed was a cooking class. The experience was special because we were welcomed into the chef's home with a small group. The personal and semi-private atmosphere with other people from around the world was wonderful.

One of the highlights was our private Gaudí Architecture Walk. It. was. fabulous. Our guide was excellent and continuously responded to our interests and needs. We also enjoyed having the flexibility in our schedule to explore. Our lodging was in the thick of the activity on La Rambla, but we also enjoyed taking the public transportation and getting to other parts of Barcelona. We went to the beach and up to Park Gruel, both very "outdoorsy" for an urban location.

Once our trip shifted to the beach, we loved the relaxing vibe of the coast. We were still able to tap into cultural experiences such a Dali's museum and home while kayaking the next day. After a few days in the city, it was a perfect transition for our vacation.

We loved working with Bea and KimKim for our vacation. Providing a downloadable app that held our itinerary and all important links, etc. was impressive. We could easily contact KimKim during our trip and we appreciated this availability.

Monica M.

Hotel Reviews
Alta House Begur
Begur, Girona

Perfect location. The room was meets all your travel needs. The breakfast is very nice as you can take it outside to the pool area. The pool was wonderful because it was so hot. Even though the A/C is fine, it was nice to dip into the pool after a hot day. The lounge on the roof was a wonderful bonus. Wonderful! Everyone was very nice and professional. Note - you can't park there, you need to park in one of the lots outside the city. Not a far walk at all, but good to know.

Authenticity & Character
It was modern and minimalist. It was 100% fine.
Location
On a quiet, quiet street within a minute to the center of the evening activity. Really perfect.
Staff
Very helpful, very professional.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean, but the rooms aren't the kind of room you stretch out in and relax. The pool is for that. Or the roof top lounge is for that.
Hotel Maritim
Roses

Everything was clean and professional. Great location.

Authenticity & Character
Everyone was very professional and the hotel was well run. It had many amenities such as the lounge, pool, and breakfast/dinner room.
Location
Right. On. The. Beach.
Staff
Very professional.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean. Not a super room to relax in. Had amenities such as a safe and refrigerator, but it wasn't super comfortable to relax in during siesta. I am guessing this would change dramatically for the better if you stayed on the ocean side. ;)
Arc La Rambla
Barcelona

Very professional and helpful. Our room was on the lower end, I believe, so we were in an "inside" room. Whereas this felt like a negative, I will admit the room was very, very quiet. Located on La Rambla, it was impressively quiet. The front desk people were always helpful and polite. We appreciated them a great deal. The breakfast was wonderful. The common room was also helpful to sit and relax and plan your day.

Authenticity & Character
Everything was professional, clean, and to a high standard.
Location
Right. On. La. Rambla.
Staff
Always helpful and in a good mood.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Well, the room had a window to an air shaft. Not ideal. But we used the common room to sit and relax in couches, etc. As already mentioned, I believe this room was super quiet and we appreciated that.
Activity Reviews
Tapas Culinary Experience
Barcelona

This is the best idea for one of your first nights in Barcelona. It was fun, educational, and culturally enriching. We loved our guide and we loved sharing the experience with a handful of other people from around the world. What fun! Perfect!

Quality of Experience
Interactive, engaging, educational, cultural!
Food
I liked getting to know the tapas that I enjoy and the tapas I would not choose.
Guides, drivers and staff
Guide was a perfect mix of causal and teacher. Loved her.
Gaudí Architecture Walk
Barcelona

An amazing 4 hours. Our guide taught us about Gaudi while we immersed ourselves in the architecture. I liked that we did not go into every house/building. It was not needed. We went into one and that was very thorough and interesting. The guide was excellent at working with us as far as how fast we went or when we needed a break. This experience proved the value of a private tour vs a group tour.

Quality of Experience
Personal and extensive.
Guides, drivers and staff
Guide was fantastic. She was very good at her job and we were comfortable asking questions or for more/less time at different places.
Flamenco Night
Barcelona

Bravo! What a wonderful experience! It was the most culturally authentic experience of our time in Barcelona. I enjoyed the smaller, more personal theater and the energy of the show. Also, the show is not super long, it is a perfect amount of time to include in an evening. The tapas afterward was excellent in that as you spill out of the theater you don't have to start to figure out where you are going to eat. The transition is perfect. Add it to your itinerary. You won't regret it.

Quality of Experience
Authentic x 1,000
Boquería Market Visit & Cooking Class
Barcelona

Fabulous! We enjoyed all 3 parts of this experience. First, a tour of the market. Second, the chef cooked different tapas and explained the food in the different areas of Spain as we ate and drank. Finally, we prepared our meal under her watchful guidance. All 3 parts were engaging, intriguing, and educational. The chef was extremely personable, fun, yet professional. To add to this, the shared small group experience was delightful.

Quality of Experience
It is a great concept and the chef makes in a win.
Food
Come on, a chef prepared it.
Kayaking Excursion
Spain

We enjoyed our kayak excursion very much. Nile, our guide, was terrific. He made the trip personal to our needs and interests. It was also a good amount of time. This is a great activity for a vacation on the coast.

Quality of Experience
We were kayaking in and out of rock caves. What's better than that?
Guides, drivers and staff
Nile was terrific. We lucked out with this super young guy.
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Hi Dave and Monica, Thank you so much for your kind words to the entire team and for taking the time to write this review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed every part of your trip and the activities, this is what our team always strives for and all your feedback helps us improve :) It has been a true pleasure working with you to plan your trip to Catalunya. Best regards, Bea.

Menorca & Mallorca with Twenty-somethings
Spain | Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2022

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Diana C.
Wellesley, MA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

We loved our family trip (parents plus 2 twenty-somethings) to Menorca and Mallorca. Highlights were a 4x4 tour of Menorca, visiting a cheese farm, horseback riding, and our two hikes in Mallorca. Our specialists Marina was a delight to work with and provided lots of great suggestions and extra ideas for us. read more

We loved our family trip (parents plus 2 twenty-somethings) to Menorca and Mallorca. Highlights were a 4x4 tour of Menorca, visiting a cheese farm, horseback riding, and our two hikes in Mallorca. Our specialists Marina was a delight to work with and provided lots of great suggestions and extra ideas for us.

Hotel Review
Hotel San Lorenzo
Palma de Mallorca

The San Lorenzo is an absolute gem and the women who run it are wonderful. The breakfast was artistic, delicious and filling with many specialty foods - something for everyone in the family. The building is incredibly charming and location fantastic for finding restaurants and walking over to the more touristy parts of town. There is no parking at the hotel, but we managed well with a combination of street parking and a parking garage just a few blocks away.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Hi Diana, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review and share your trip pictures! I am glad to hear all the family enjoyed your trip and the guided visits, this is what our team always strives for and all your feedback helps us improve :) It has been a true pleasure working with you to plan your family trip to Mallorca and Menorca and I hope our paths meet again for your next adventures in Spain. All my best, Marina

Marta, an amazing guide that goes above and beyond.
Spain | May 28 - Jun 9, 2022

russalle
russalle a.
Wilkinsburg, PA | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Marta was amazing. Not only did she help me plan my Spain trip, but she also jumped in when I asked for help last minute on my Portugal trip. She checked in with me daily, even on the weekends to make sure everything was great. I made a switch during my trip to see Toledo and she offered to pay for my train tickets and helped with ideas of places to see and eat while there.

The attention to detail she sent was amazing. Not only that, but she made sure I had all my documents way in... read more

Marta was amazing. Not only did she help me plan my Spain trip, but she also jumped in when I asked for help last minute on my Portugal trip. She checked in with me daily, even on the weekends to make sure everything was great. I made a switch during my trip to see Toledo and she offered to pay for my train tickets and helped with ideas of places to see and eat while there.

The attention to detail she sent was amazing. Not only that, but she made sure I had all my documents way in advance. If I did add anything to the itinerary, she would make sure to update my app to show this information for that day and add any documents I needed for the event.

Marta went above and beyond by making dinner reservations, calling my guides the day my taxi took a wrong turn to ask them to hold a few minutes for me before starting the tour.

I had a few stops with a family and she went so far and above the call of a tour guide by translating a medical issue from English to Spanish to help them with the pharmacy to get the care their child needed.

Marta also sent me Spanish and Portuguese words to help me while in each country. She was amazing! Please go through her should you ever travel to these two countries. I can’t say enough about her and the way she made sure I had the best experience.

Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Hi Russalle, thank you so much for your kind words! It has been a pleasure to organize this trip for you and help out with the addition of Portugal too, it is thrilling to hear that you enjoyed every day and each experience while in country, and I hope I can be of help in future trips. All my best, Marta

We thoroughly enjoyed our Barcelona and Costa...
Spain | Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2022

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Brian G.
Memphis, TN | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our Barcelona and Costa Brava vacation. We wanted an active vacation and the Barcelona bike tour with Jane was an invigorating and educational highlight as was our kayak tour with Joel in Platja de Llafranc. Everything was organized and easy to follow from Beatriz. We already want to go back and would definitely use Kimkim again! read more

We thoroughly enjoyed our Barcelona and Costa Brava vacation. We wanted an active vacation and the Barcelona bike tour with Jane was an invigorating and educational highlight as was our kayak tour with Joel in Platja de Llafranc. Everything was organized and easy to follow from Beatriz. We already want to go back and would definitely use Kimkim again!

Hotel Reviews
Arc La Rambla
Barcelona

Great location to explore all of old Barcelona and our room and bathroom was surprisingly large. Air conditioner was not quite strong enough to keep up with the heat of July.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Alta House Begur
Begur, Girona

Great location and the rooftop bar at sunset is a must! Very clean and comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Guided Visit of Barcelona by Bike
Barcelona

Jane was fantastic and took us to historical buildings to explore that we never would have seen otherwise. Great pace and plenty of stops to rest and learn.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Hi Brian! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I'm so glad you enjoyed every tour with your guides and discovered amazing places on the way. It's been truly a pleasure to help you organize this trip. Best regards, Bea.

Unforgettable Experience in Costa Brava!
Spain | Apr 28 - May 8, 2022

Chelsey
Chelsey W.
the Netherlands | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

The Costa Brava was breathtaking! My kimkim specialist did a great job creating an itinerary that included knowledgeable guides, exciting activities, and stunning scenery! Not to mention, all of the local insights that helped me explore and discover parts of the coast on my own.

The logistics of navigating the Costa Brava without my own vehicle were made easy with private transfers, also arranged by my specialist. All I had to do was to step out of my hotel and be comfortably shuttled to... read more

The Costa Brava was breathtaking! My kimkim specialist did a great job creating an itinerary that included knowledgeable guides, exciting activities, and stunning scenery! Not to mention, all of the local insights that helped me explore and discover parts of the coast on my own.

The logistics of navigating the Costa Brava without my own vehicle were made easy with private transfers, also arranged by my specialist. All I had to do was to step out of my hotel and be comfortably shuttled to the next activity or destination.

Beyond the itinerary, my kimkim specialist helped out with unavoidable hiccups along the way, making them barely noticeable. The day I had originally planned to go kayaking, the wind was too strong and the tour was canceled. My specialist simply notified me and took care of rearranging my activities and transfers so that I could kayak the next day. It was so nice not to have to think about anything or make any calls or plans myself. I am so grateful that the tour was re-arranged for the following day as it was one of my favorite experiences from the trip! We kayaked in a small group of 7 people (including the guide) who took us in and around hidden coves where we had the opportunity to jump off the rocks and go snorkeling!

The Medieval Villages tour was another highlight of the trip! It was a small group with myself and only 3 other travelers. Our guide Alvaro was great. He was both knowledgeable and engaging. In addition to visiting several medieval villages throughout the day, we also visited a couple of coastal villages and walked along nearby coastal paths which had some of the most spectacular views! We also enjoyed an authentic Spanish meal together along the way.

Another notable tour was the history and monuments tour of Girona with my guide Ona. This was my first time using a guide when touring a city and I was pleased that I did. It was fun listening to Ona explain different local and historical legends. She gave a comprehensive history of the city that did not feel exhausting. On the tour, we also visited the Cathedral of Santa María, the Arab Baths, and the Jewish History Museum. Girona city has such a rich history and I was able to experience the lion's share in just one tour!

The experience I had planning a trip with kimkim was definitely worth it and I was very satisfied with the results! The Costa Brava is gorgeous at every turn! If you haven't visited yet, do!

Activity Reviews
4-Hour Walking Tour of Girona
Girona
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Costa Brava & Medieval Villages
Girona
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Sea Caves Kayaking Tour with Private Transfer
Spain
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Game of Thrones Walking Tour
Girona
Local specialist:

Fantastic Trip
Spain | Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2022

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Steven O.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Marina was wonderful to work with. She was very responsive to my questions and to my requests.
Everything with my trip went so smoothly, from the transportation, to the guides, drivers, and hotels. I could not have asked for things to have gone better. read more

Marina was wonderful to work with. She was very responsive to my questions and to my requests.
Everything with my trip went so smoothly, from the transportation, to the guides, drivers, and hotels. I could not have asked for things to have gone better.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Emperador
Madrid

Fantastic location and helpful staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Great location, comfortable room, helpful staff
NH Collection Victoria
Granada

The location is excellent, and staff were very helpful and friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location in the heart of the city
Staff
Very helpful and friendly staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sercotel Ayala Bilbao
Bilbao

Good location and helpful staff. Room was very comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hi Steven, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! It has been a pleasure working with you to plan your trip to Spain. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Spain and all the schedule visits :) It will be my pleasure to help with your future adventure :) Best regards, Marina

First Visit to Spain for 25th Anniversary
Spain | Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2022

Kelli
Kelli H.
Cedar Park, TX | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

This was our first time using KimKim, as we usually plan our own vacations. We were visiting Barcelona and the Costa Brava for our 25th wedding anniversary and didn't want to worry about logistics. This was so perfect because everything was taken care of, yet we were able to personalize our trip to fit our preferences. Our trip was 10 days total, and we wanted to do a few days cycling. James was great! He made some great recommendations based on an itinerary we said we liked and the types of... read more

This was our first time using KimKim, as we usually plan our own vacations. We were visiting Barcelona and the Costa Brava for our 25th wedding anniversary and didn't want to worry about logistics. This was so perfect because everything was taken care of, yet we were able to personalize our trip to fit our preferences. Our trip was 10 days total, and we wanted to do a few days cycling. James was great! He made some great recommendations based on an itinerary we said we liked and the types of things we enjoy. He went out of his way to find the perfect 3 day cycling tour for us. Communication was excellent beforehand and with Chaima while we were there.
We enjoyed our 3 days in Barcelona so much. Our tour guide, Maribel, for Parc Guell and Sagrada Familia was excellent! It was so much more enjoyable having a guide to explain the history and symbolism of those two landmarks. Germania was our guide for our bike tour of the city, which took us to Barceloneta Beach, and she was also excellent. Olga was great for our tour of the Gothic Quarter and tapas. We had plenty of time to explore on our own, so we think James did a great job balancing planned activities with general free time. The Gallery Hotel was very nice and had a fantastic rooftop deck. We were there for the biggest celebration of the year - the Feast of St. Joan (first day of summer, June 24) which was a surprise and very exciting.
Our cycling tour was through Cycle Catalan and Mark and Shelly were SO great to work with. We really connected with them. The bikes were top notch, and we used an app to navigate the routes. The routes were excellent as well as the accommodations in Torroella de Montgri and Palamos. Both places were lovely and the hotel dining was also amazing.
Our last few days were spent in Cadaques, including a sailing trip out of Empuriabrava, which was so fun! Our captain was Josep and Marina was his assistant. It was a really fun trip snorkeling and getting to help with the sails while learning a little more about the area.
All in all, our vacation was fabulous with no hitches (even the weather was perfect!) We loved it so much we considered moving there! I would highly recommend KimKim and Tailormade Andalucia for your Spain travel!

Local specialist: James Monro
James
James Monro
Local specialist in Eastbourne | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Hi there Kelli & Clark,
We're so pleased to hear you had such a great trip and that it all worked just right for you. Cycling routes included! It is such a great area and I'm glad we didn't try to squeeze too much in. It was a real pleasure to plan it out with you and while travelling with us. Thanks also for taking the time to review the trip. All the best from Chaima and myself and ¡hasta la próxima!
Un abrazo,
James

Our Spain Trip
Spain | Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2022

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Parimeeta S.
West Chester, PA | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Yuri. We have now reached home and I want to thank you for organizing the best trip we have had as a family to Spain. Everything was just right and even though we had the minor change at Granada, you sorted that out immediately and it was all good in the end. :) We will definitely be using Kimkim again and I hope to work with you personally again as well. Once again, thanks a million for a memorable holiday!!! read more

Yuri. We have now reached home and I want to thank you for organizing the best trip we have had as a family to Spain. Everything was just right and even though we had the minor change at Granada, you sorted that out immediately and it was all good in the end. :) We will definitely be using Kimkim again and I hope to work with you personally again as well. Once again, thanks a million for a memorable holiday!!!

Hotel Reviews
Aguilas5 SevillaSuites
Sevilla

Boutique hotel. Centrally located. Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel YIT Casablanca
Granada

More a youth hostel than a hotel. Not clean and lacking basic amenities- for example the towels had holes and there was no hot water for the shower. Stay away!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Yuri Ihnatov
Yuri
Yuri Ihnatov
Local specialist in Diemen | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hi, Parimeeta!

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure creating this trip for your family!

Amazing Lisbon and Barcelona trip
Spain | Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2022

Kenneth
Kenneth M.
Morrisville, NC | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

What began as panic and inability to plan our family vacation in a timely manner, turned into a great blessing. Bea was so helpful and easy to work with, she helped us create a trip to remember! In Portugal, we started with a great tuk tuk tour and then Elsa, who showed us local treats! Our most favorite was touring Sintra with Nuno who was a perfect mix of guide and friend and we had the most wonderful lunch and day of exploring. In Barcelona, Dani was amazing- took us all by surprise with... read more

What began as panic and inability to plan our family vacation in a timely manner, turned into a great blessing. Bea was so helpful and easy to work with, she helped us create a trip to remember! In Portugal, we started with a great tuk tuk tour and then Elsa, who showed us local treats! Our most favorite was touring Sintra with Nuno who was a perfect mix of guide and friend and we had the most wonderful lunch and day of exploring. In Barcelona, Dani was amazing- took us all by surprise with his knowledge and love for the city and sport, Camp Nou was even amazing for our son who cares nothing about soccer! But really, every guide and activity planned were fantastic. On our last day, Nuria was kind and flexible and able to change our tour plan without any sign of concern. We had a wonderful day to Girona and Tossa de Mar. Whatever hiccups occurred were easily solved by Bea and Marta. Our accommodations were great and conveniently located, though having now seen the city, I will opt to stay closer to Gothic area In Barcelona in the future. We had a great mix of activity and downtime with suggestions to fill in the gaps. I have already recommended to friends and will continue for many years to come. Very sincere thanks from our entire family.

Hotel Reviews
Vincci Baixa
Lisbon

Unassuming and lovely. Modern accommodation very well located. Excellent breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Regina
Barcelona

The lobby area especially roomy and beautiful. Rooms are modern and simple. Lovely staff and breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Lisbon

The whole day was perfect and a real highlight. Beautiful sights and Nuno was wonderful to spend the day with ensuring we got the best of the best!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Nuno was incredible
Transport
Privately Guided Visit of Gothic Quarter, F.C. Barcelona & Camp Nou Stadium
Barcelona

What an amazing way to better understand the heart and spirit of the city. Even if you are not a soccer fan, seeing the history of this team and it's detriment to the people was beautiful. Truly more than a team.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Dani was amazing. My 17 year was stuck to his side the whole time.
Transport
Lisbon Roots, Food & Cultural Walk
Lisbon

A schedule misunderstanding changed our restaurant options, but Elsa was great and we had a lovely evening together.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Elsa was fantastic! Lovely and very knowledgeable
Transport
Day Excursion to La Garrotxa & Besalú
Spain

We did not take this trip- instead to Girona and Tossa de Mar. Ultimately we did not want to spend this much time in the car on our last day and right before a 9 hour plane trip the following morning. Recommend for sure, but better to have a free day afterwards.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Nuria was lovely and her flexibility was much appreciated!
Transport
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Hi Kenneth & Family, Thank you so much for your detailed feedback about your family trip and for your kind words to the entire team! All your comments will be really helpful for us to keep improving. I'm so glad you had a great family time and a trip to remember, that's definitely our best reward. Thank you again. Best regards, Bea

Joel put together the most amazing trip throu...
Spain | Jun 18 - Jul 3, 2022

Tracy
Tracy M.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Joel put together the most amazing trip through Spain for me and my two teen daughters. We had a healthy mix of sight seeing, local gastronomy, beach time and hiking/biking. We loved the variety of cities we visited and the mix of driving, trains, and flying. Joel was attentive and offered additional suggestions throughout our trip, making it even more special. The local guides we met for walking tours were knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. The cooking class in Barcelona was a favorite... read more

Joel put together the most amazing trip through Spain for me and my two teen daughters. We had a healthy mix of sight seeing, local gastronomy, beach time and hiking/biking. We loved the variety of cities we visited and the mix of driving, trains, and flying. Joel was attentive and offered additional suggestions throughout our trip, making it even more special. The local guides we met for walking tours were knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. The cooking class in Barcelona was a favorite for all of us. The detailed itinerary and plan made it easy to navigate and we felt like we saw it all! It made it really easy on us to have Joel helping us at every step, allowing us to focus on enjoying our vacation! We cannot say enough good things about our experience and can't wait to use kimkim again!

Local specialist: Joël Courchay

Amazing Family Trip to Spain
Spain | Jun 20 - Jul 2, 2022

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MIchele N.
Lafayette, LA | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Our family had an amazing trip to Spain! It was so well organized and everything went very smoothly. We have never had a travel agent plan a trip and I am so glad we did. It will be hard to travel any other way especially for a long trip in another country. I really felt like I was on vacation as all of the details of planning were taken care of and the itinerary was easily referenced in the app. All of our transportation and transfers were prearranged which was so helpful since we were a... read more

Our family had an amazing trip to Spain! It was so well organized and everything went very smoothly. We have never had a travel agent plan a trip and I am so glad we did. It will be hard to travel any other way especially for a long trip in another country. I really felt like I was on vacation as all of the details of planning were taken care of and the itinerary was easily referenced in the app. All of our transportation and transfers were prearranged which was so helpful since we were a party of 5. Our rooms were always very close to one another which was so helpful for our family. We are a family of 7 and have always struggled with getting adjacent rooms. All of our hotels were in great locations to see the cities. The breakfasts were a real help to get us out in the mornings. The guides were really fantastic! I wasn’t sure how it would be to have a guide accompanying us for half a day or more. They were so kind and accommodating and gave us our family time without being overly intrusive yet they were so knowledgeable and really gave us a great tour.
Everything in this trip was just perfect! Having Marta from kimkim available to us by phone was so reassuring. We called a few times with questions and she was always so kind and helpful. This trip will be a highlight of our family’s vacations. Thank you Marta! Thank you Kimkim!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Cortezo
Madrid
Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy to walk to sites or metro
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Acta Splendid
Barcelona
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palacio de Santa Inés Hotel
Granada
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Petit Palace Marqués Santa Ana
Seville
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Rector
Salamanca

This hotel was the best of our trip. It is beautifully furnished and spacious. The staff went above and beyond to welcome and assist us!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Every member that we encountered was so welcoming and helpful. Really one of the best experiences in a hotel ever!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beautifully appointed rooms, wonderful bedding, spacious bathrooms and amazing hospitality! This is a top notch hotel!
Activity Reviews
Tapas Experience in Madrid
Madrid

This was a great experience. The guides were friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Guided Visit of Madrid: History, Culture & Architecture of the Capital of Spain
Madrid
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Hector was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great tour!
Private Tour of Barcelona & La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Explore Roman Tarragona and Sitges
Barcelona

While our guide was wonderful we had asked to go to the beach as well as your Taragona. In retrospect I would have skipped time in the beach. I was surprised that there were no bathrooms or changing stalls. We had to change in the van.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
Spain

Loved this tour!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Hiking Excursion in the Andalusia Countryside
Spain

This was a great get away from the city! Our guide Michael was a true outdoorsman and was knowledgeable and fun. Realize that to get to the mountains there are many winding and corkscrew roads. It was worth it for us as the views and experience on the mountains and in the small white villages was awesome. If you are very sensitive to motion sickness be aware and maybe tell your driver as there may be alternative routes.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Tapas & Flamenco Experience
Seville
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Guided Visit of Seville
Seville
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Teresa had some cards that she brought with the royal lineage that was very helpful!
Guided Visit of Salamanca
Spain
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Local specialist: Marta Trzeciakowska
Marta
Marta Trzeciakowska
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Hi Michele, thank you for your feedback and the time to write this review. We really appreaciate the insight into all the activities from your personal experience. I loved working on this trip with you and I am happy to hear you enjoyed it. I hope our paths will cross again when planning your next trip to Spain or Portugal.

Family Trip to Southern Spain
Spain | Jun 19 - Jun 26, 2022

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Paul M.
Rosemount, MN | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Our family of 4 took this trip for 8 days in Southern Spain in mid-June. Patricia was very helpful in planning a trip to our timeline and interests. We ended up spending 3 nights in Seville (with a day trip to Cadiz/Vejer) , one night in Ronda, and then 2 nights in Granada. Between Rhonda and Granda we did a half day of hiking in the Caminito Del Ray gorge. We enjoyed all the stops. It was a good mix of culture, history and recreation. Rhonda and the Caminito Del Ray were... read more

Our family of 4 took this trip for 8 days in Southern Spain in mid-June. Patricia was very helpful in planning a trip to our timeline and interests. We ended up spending 3 nights in Seville (with a day trip to Cadiz/Vejer) , one night in Ronda, and then 2 nights in Granada. Between Rhonda and Granda we did a half day of hiking in the Caminito Del Ray gorge. We enjoyed all the stops. It was a good mix of culture, history and recreation. Rhonda and the Caminito Del Ray were especially beautiful areas. Our guides and drivers were all friendly, on time and knowledgable. We especially enjoyed Aldara's tour in Triana area, Maria's tour of Cadiz/Vejer, and Blanca's tour of Alhambra. Hotels were all centrally located, of good quality, and had plenty of food for breakfast. Overall the trip was worth the extra expense in planning and logistics for this special occasion trip (our 25th Wedding Anniversary). Thanks Patricia and KimKim.

Hotel Reviews
Catalonia Ronda
Ronda
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Legado Alcázar Hotel
Seville

This was a beautiful hotel within a short walk to the cathedral and the alcazar. The breakfast food was fresh and plentiful. Three courses everyday with a wide selection of breakfast items. We also enjoyed tea in the afternoon. the staff was helpful and attentive at all times.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
Granada
Authenticity & Character
This was a beautiful hotel with a lot of character. We loved the tea time in the afternoon.
Location
The hotel was in a great location, very shaded area. Easy to walk to everything from our hotel.
Staff
Ivan was quick to help us out whenever we had a question or needed help with our bags.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Eurostars Madrid Gran Vía
Madrid
Authenticity & Character
This was a very nice hotel in Madrid. Very modern facility.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private guided biking tour of Seville Old Quarter
Seville

The biking tour in between the tours of the Alcazar and Cathedral was fun. I really enjoyed seeing Spain Square.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Cristina was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Transport
Seville Flamenco & Tapas Experience
Seville

Aldara was great. Loved the character and food from small restaurants that she chose.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Southernmost Spain's beaches, villages and delicacies!
Spain
Quality of Experience
We could see Cadiz and Vejer through our guides eyes. You could tell how proud she was of this part of Apain.
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
The drivers throughout the entire trip were pleasant and knowledgeable of the area. We never needed to worry about the drivers on the entire trip as they were always where we needed them at the time we needed them.
Transport
The cars were always clean and air conditioned and very comfortable for the rides between cities.
Ronda - Hiking of El Caminito del Rey - Granada
Ronda

We love hiking. We never have hiked on a trail like this. Spectacular scenery.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Ian was entertaining throughout with his knowledge of the area. He made the hike fun.
Transport
Private guided tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
Granada

Blanca was a wonderful guide. She knew the history of the Alhambra. She made the tour fun and interactive.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Patricia Marques
Patricia
Patricia Marques
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dear Paul,
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure organizing this special trip for you!
And we are very happy that you’ve enjoyed our selected hotels and guides!
Best,
Patricia

We had a great time. The hotels were wonderful...
Spain | Jun 24 - Jul 2, 2022

Melanie
Melanie L.
Saint Paul, MN | Reviewed on Jul 06, 2022

We had a great time. The hotels were wonderful and our guides were professional and fun. Luis was very responsive and communicative. The trip was well planned and we loved our trip. read more

We had a great time. The hotels were wonderful and our guides were professional and fun. Luis was very responsive and communicative. The trip was well planned and we loved our trip.

Hotel Reviews
Catalonia Donosti
San Sebastián
Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy access to town.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Carlton
Bilbao

Excellent location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Áurea Convento Capuchinos by Eurostars Hotel Company
Segovia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Free Time
San Sebastian

Lovely place to just walk around and do people watch

Quality of Experience
Cooking class
Spain

Our Chef took us to the market and helped us cook. Have never cooked Basque food before. It was different and I would do another cooking class again in the future.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail
San Sebastian
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Rioja Wine Tour: Picnic in the vineyard
Spain

A bit too much wine for me (not for my husband though). The picnic was lovely.

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Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Michelin starred restaurant
Spain

Excellent food

Quality of Experience
A bit loud as it is a smaller restaurant; it has two loud parties the night we were there.
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
From San Sebastián to Bilbao (or viceversa) along the Basque Coast
Spain

A beautiful trip and the guide was wonderful

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Airport transfer (return)
Spain
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Luis Fernandez de Vega
Luis
Luis Fernandez de Vega
Local specialist in Gijón | Reviewed on Jul 06, 2022

Thank you for your feedback, Melanie. If you enjoyed the trip half of what I did planning it, then it Gad to be fabulous!! 😉

Hope you keep in touch and I can plan a new trip to Spain or Portugal in the future.

My best wishes,

Luis

More than Fabulous!
Spain | Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2022

Cheri
Cheri H.
Walnut Creek, CA | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

It was wonderful working with Bea. She was thorough and helpful all along the way. I loved the Trip Plans app that we could use for the Spain portion of the trip! So easy and helpful! I loved every single thing we did. We especially loved the organic olive oil farm, the Flamenco dance, and our hotel was fantastic! read more

It was wonderful working with Bea. She was thorough and helpful all along the way. I loved the Trip Plans app that we could use for the Spain portion of the trip! So easy and helpful! I loved every single thing we did. We especially loved the organic olive oil farm, the Flamenco dance, and our hotel was fantastic!

Hotel Review
Dear Hotel Madrid
Madrid

Great location. Fabulous customer service. The rooftop bar was amazing. The breakfast was extraordinary!

Tips for future travelers

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough!

Authenticity & Character
The rooftop bar! The breakfast!
Location
It was easy walking distance to everything.
Staff
Excellent customer service all around
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Tapas Culinary Experience
Madrid

We had so much fun on the Tapas experience. We went to restaurants that take time to make every item homemade. Our guides were excellent!

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Flamenco Night
Madrid

Loved hearing about the history of Flamenco and also seeing the amazing talented dancers.

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Train Madrid to Toledo, Guided Visit of Toledo, Train Toledo to Madrid
Madrid

It was a very fun trip and excellent history lesson! The only thing we didn't love was our guide. While he was very nice, he never ever stopped talking about whatever was on his mind.

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Visit an Olive Grove & Tasting
Spain

Loved coming to this biodynamic, organic farm and learning about olive growing and doing olive oil tasting. The olive grove owner is very lovely and passionate about what she does. It was so wonderful.

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Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

Hi Cheri! Thank you so much for your words! I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip with your family and every experience in the city, that's definitely our best reward. It's been a pleasure helping you plan this trip to Madrid and helping you along the way. Best regards! Bea

Burd Family Trip to Spain June 2022
Spain | Jun 9 - Jun 21, 2022

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Rowena F.
Lake Forest, IL | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

All of our guides were knowledgeable and accommodating. The guided tours and activities were enlightening and delightful. The arranged transportation and the helpful drivers complemented the excellent itinerary prepared by Patricia. Patricia made sure we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation from start to finish!

Local specialist: Patricia Marques
Patricia
Patricia Marques
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hello rowena,
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure arranging this trip for your family, And I am very happy you got your sunglasses back!
We always try to provide you with our best support while traveling with us, and I am very happy we have achieved it!
Best,
Patricia

Incredible experience!
Spain | Jun 6 - Jun 17, 2022

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Sarah C.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Luis worked with us extensively to craft a trip that met our unique needs – in terms of the cities we wanted to visit, the activities & sites we wanted to see, and modes of transportation. He was incredibly responsive throughout the entire planning process, and and while we were in Spain, he called us several times to check in, and was there if we had any questions at all! On the itinerary itself, we certainly were able to have the local experience – both the sites we saw, and the guides that... read more

Luis worked with us extensively to craft a trip that met our unique needs – in terms of the cities we wanted to visit, the activities & sites we wanted to see, and modes of transportation. He was incredibly responsive throughout the entire planning process, and and while we were in Spain, he called us several times to check in, and was there if we had any questions at all! On the itinerary itself, we certainly were able to have the local experience – both the sites we saw, and the guides that Luis connected us with. A lot of the tours were private which was great, though the group ones were always with a lovely crowd. The quality of the tours / guides sometimes was better than others, and for non-Spanish speakers I think language barrier was a challenge sometimes, but nevertheless we had a great experience on all. One thing to note is that when booking, an itemized price breakdown is not available for hotels, activities, etc – but Luis will work with you to make sure the trip is within your budget. Overall, I would absolutely recommend using Luis and Hidden in Spain for any future travels – his thoughtful touches certainly made for an unforgettable experience!

Hotel Reviews
Barceló Raval
Barcelona
Casa Romana Hotel Boutique
Sevilla
Parador de Ronda
Ronda
Palacio de Santa Inés Hotel
Granada
Hotel Regina
Madrid
Activity Reviews
Half day Gaudi tour (SF & PG)
Barcelona
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Montserrat Tour & Boy's Choir (escolanía) & Light Hike
Barcelona
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Off-the-beaten-path City Tour
Seville
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Day tour: Ronda & White villages
Spain
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Tapas in Malasaña
Madrid
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Local specialist: Luis Fernandez de Vega
Luis
Luis Fernandez de Vega
Local specialist in Gijón | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Sarah,

I much appreciate your words and feedback. It was both a challenge and a pleasure for me to plan this trip because of the age difference between some of you who, usually, have different likes and preferences. Still I really enjoyed helping you in all this process. Hopefully you enjoyed the trip as much as I did planning it.
Please do not hesitate to contact back for your future trips to Spain or Portugal. I'll be happy assisting you again.

My best wishes for a 2022 ahead!

Luis

Fabulous trip to Paris and Barcelona!!!
Spain | Jun 3 - Jun 11, 2022

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Annette S.
Wheaton, IL | Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

How lucky we were to find Marina!!! I was not familiar with kimkim prior to this trip but it was a blessing to find and work with Marina. She has a lot of first hand knowledge of both cities and she was patient as we worked through organizing various groups of family members in both places.

Our time in Paris was exceptional. In addition to seeing the usual sites we had a day trip to Versailles and Giverny. The tour guide was wonderful and the driver gave us a nice stress-free ride... read more

How lucky we were to find Marina!!! I was not familiar with kimkim prior to this trip but it was a blessing to find and work with Marina. She has a lot of first hand knowledge of both cities and she was patient as we worked through organizing various groups of family members in both places.

Our time in Paris was exceptional. In addition to seeing the usual sites we had a day trip to Versailles and Giverny. The tour guide was wonderful and the driver gave us a nice stress-free ride during a very busy traffic time. Our accommodations were fun and different - the hotel was actually a barge on the Seine River. We would not have found that ourselves.

The bullet train to Barcelona was fantastic - totally the way to go. It was comfortable and a good way to see the countryside. Our accommodations just off Las Ramblas were top notch and the tapas tour for our group of eight was delicious and fun.

Thank you, Marina!! We look forward to many more trips in the future and will look first to kimkim for planning.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel OFF Paris Seine 4*
Paris

Comfortable accommodations and convenient location. It was a fun place to stay and very different from the large impersonal hotels.

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Hotel España Ramblas
Barcelona

Very comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast and terrific location.

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