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Patricia Marques

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

My passion for traveling made me make the decision to get my bachelor`s degree in tourism and hotel management and to become a travel agent expert in Spain.

While growing up and living in different countries, I felt the need to travel, to learn about cultures and ways different of living, to live unique experiences, to talk to locals and discover the world through their eyes, so I decided to make my dream come true and I left for a one-year journey traveling around the world.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I am specialized in custom-made trips, including off the beaten track destinations within Spain & Portugal, including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

I am specialized in family trips, cultural tours, local history trips, honeymoon, luxury trips, private tours with local guides, unique experiences such as flamenco classes or gourmet experiences."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have been involved in travel my whole life, that’s how I decided to get my degree in Tourism.

After traveling to different countries and having the opportunity to live in the USA and Ireland while I was developing my career, I decided to go back to Spain to undertake a new and exciting challenge in the world of receptive Tourism.

I joined my experience, my passion for my work and travel, and my willingness to show others the best of my country and I became a Travel Expert for Spain, turning my passion into my profession.

I work alongside the traveler as a local friend who has local knowledge about Spain. I connect the traveler with a high-quality service and exclusivity, as well as unique experiences by customizing unforgettable trips. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have to say that on my one-year trip every minute was unique, from when I was climbing Machu Picchu or diving at the great Coral reef but what was truly unforgettable was one afternoon that I was on Easter Island, and I went climbing the highest mountain in the island. As soon as I reached the top, I was surrounded by volcanoes, inexplicable statues, and the sea, it was nature at its purest.

On that same afternoon I got invited to a local celebration in the back yard of a family from the village. Since I came in trough their door, I felt welcome even though they didn´t know me.
I experienced the true kindness, honesty, happiness, life, and that was the moment when I realized I was learning to see the world from the best way it can been seen, though the eyes of the locals."

Featured trips & expertise

Spain
Highlights of Mallorca: Beaches, Mountains, and Culture - 5 Days

If what you really need is a quick escape to recharge the batteries, then this five-day Spanish island holiday is for you. You'll make a beeline straight for Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Isles, and tour its historic capital of Palma on foot. The rest of the time will be spent enjoying Mallorca's gorgeous scenery as you embark on sailing tours and hiking excursions around the coast.

Spain
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 6 Days

Six days is just enough time to relax and recharge in two of Spain's best places for just such a mission: Barcelona and Mallorca. First, you'll enjoy a bit of culture as you tour Barcelona's historic neighborhoods and stop at famous buildings like La Sagrada Familia. Then you'll visit the island of Mallorca for three days of coastal sailing trips, city tours, and mountain hikes featuring incredible views of the Mediterranean.

Spain
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 7 Days

Spain's best beaches aren't just on its Mediterranean coast—the Balearic Islands are also famous for their stretches of sand and sapphire waters. Regardless, you'll visit both on this week-long tour that first stops in Barcelona for some Catalan culture, cuisine, and architecture tours. Then you'll take a flight to the island of Mallorca, famous for its coastal inlets and towering limestone mountains.  

Spain
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 8 Days

Barcelona and Mallorca combine to make a perfect city/island holiday. This nine-day adventure begins in Barcelona, where you'll see highlights like the Sagrada Familia cathedral while also enjoying delicious Catalan flavors in a cooking class. Then it's off to the European island hotspot of Mallorca, where you'll tour the historic streets of Palma, sail around the coast, and even hike beautiful limestone mountains.

Spain
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 9 Days

It's a great holiday when you get to visit two of the most beautiful locales in Spain, which is just what this nine-day itinerary offers. First, it's a cultural immersion in Barcelona where you'll get a heaping of Catalan culture in the form of cooking classes, architecture tours, and bicycle rides around its famous neighborhoods. The trip culminates with a flight to Mallorca, an island hotspot famous for its secluded coves and sapphire waters. 

Spain
Highlights of Barcelona and Mallorca: Cities, Beaches, and Mountains - 10 Days

This nine-day itinerary combines the best of Catalan culture with one of its most beautiful assets: the island of Mallorca. To start, you'll uncover the sights, sounds, and flavors of Barcelona on cycling excursions around its historic Gothic Quarter, architecture tours of its most famous buildings, and cooking classes and visits to local markets. A fitting end to this unforgettable holiday will be jetting off to the island of Mallorca, where you'll sail its rocky coast and hike its breathtaking mountains.

Recent trip reviews for Patricia

Stacy

Adventures in Spain 2019 · Spain - Sep 21 - Oct 8, 2019

Traveler: Stacy A. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

My husband and I can’t say enough great things about our experience with Your Trip to Spain and working with our local expert Patricia to plan our recent adventure. From start to finish and at every turn along the way, Patricia was the ultimate professional always making herself available throughout our travels and helping create one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips we’ve ever experienced. We are grateful for her expertise and knowledge. And, of course, we look forward to working with her again.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Stacy,
Thank you for your review!
Again, it was a pleasure working with you, and helping you plan an unforgettable trip to Spain!
I really hope it was a trip with lifetime memories, and I am ready to start helping you plan your next year's trip to my beautiful country!

Patricia Marques
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We felt well taken care of. · Spain - Oct 3 - Oct 18, 2019

Traveler: David L. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

The trip was quite satisfying. Dinner with view of alhambra was most memorable.
Mr. Joseba Villarino gave an out-standing Basque guided drive.
Miranda gave a great evening tour in Seville. She took us to an excellent Flamenco show.
To me the troupe is the best I have seen and I wish I have got their name and see if they have some
commercial video. The Granada Victoria is great; the hotel in Seville in only two & half star.
All in all, Patricia, you have done a good job and we felt well taken care of.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello David, Hello Edith,

Thank you for your lovely review!

I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure arranging your trip to Spain!
It was a beautiful tailor-made itinerary, which let you visit Madrid, the capital city of Spain, as well as discover the Andalusian region, Barcelona and the Basque country.

I put my heart in making this trip your dream trip to Spain, and I really hope we've achieved it :)

Best regards,
Patricia Marques

Experience Spain · Spain - Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2019

Traveler: Brian H. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

Our trip to Spain was all that we hoped it would be. A view of the culture, it's diversity, history and richness has made us desire to return.
Patricia did a masterful job making our desired results a reality. We had a very diverse list of things we wanted to see and experience: history, culture, nature, etc.: and she spent a lot of time refining our itinerary to maximize each one.
She booked us in small hotels right in the center of historical areas so that we could easily, in our free... read more

Our trip to Spain was all that we hoped it would be. A view of the culture, it's diversity, history and richness has made us desire to return.
Patricia did a masterful job making our desired results a reality. We had a very diverse list of things we wanted to see and experience: history, culture, nature, etc.: and she spent a lot of time refining our itinerary to maximize each one.
She booked us in small hotels right in the center of historical areas so that we could easily, in our free time, explore the everyday life of the beautiful cities and villages we visited.
Our guides, Elena, Raul, Julio, Christina, Miguel and all of the others were passionate about their love for their city, region, and Spain as a whole; and they had deep knowledge of the places they guided us through.
All of our travel coordination was seamless and not stressful. Even the one instance of a driver miscommunication was remedied within 30 min.
I cannot begin to more highly recommend Patricia and her team.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Brian,

Thank you for your review.

It was lovely meeting you in Barcelona, and it was a pleasure arranging this trip for you!

If you wish to discover any other regions within Spain or Portugal, I will be more than happy to help you plan your next trip!

Best regards,
Patricia Marques

Spain in a week · Spain - Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2019

Traveler: Desiree H. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

Patricia was amazing and offered me one of the most memorable parts of my trip. I arrived in Spain to Madrid and they’d organised a welcome pack with a local mobile Phone printed and itinerary with a day to day program.
The trips especially in Barcelona were absolutely amazing. The excisions were great!! Especially the Gaudi trips and the gothic quarter, with incredibly fun and knowledgeable guides but my standout was the Vintage Sidecar tour to the vineyard at Alella with Tarek. A brilliant... read more

Patricia was amazing and offered me one of the most memorable parts of my trip. I arrived in Spain to Madrid and they’d organised a welcome pack with a local mobile Phone printed and itinerary with a day to day program.
The trips especially in Barcelona were absolutely amazing. The excisions were great!! Especially the Gaudi trips and the gothic quarter, with incredibly fun and knowledgeable guides but my standout was the Vintage Sidecar tour to the vineyard at Alella with Tarek. A brilliant different fun and fabulous experience! Using KimKim makes it’s expensive and I think if you got in touch with local operators you could possibly do this at half the cost but for me it was worth it.
Patricia in particular was so helpful and I really recommend her!

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Desiree,

Thank you for your trip review and for your kind words.

It was a pleasure arranging this trip for you!

I am very happy that you enjoyed your trip and that you loved discovering my country.

Have a lovely day!

Best regards,
Patricia Marques

Spain · Spain - May 31 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Carmine C. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

Patricia planned the perfect trip for us. She communicated with me throughout the planning process and answered any messages in a timely matter. Our hotels were perfectly located, clean, and the staff were very pleasant. All of our drivers arrived on time and were courteous. Our tour guides , Elena in Madrid, Sara ( tapas tour), Damiano in Seville, Alvaro in Gilbratar, and Danahe in Barcelona were very knowledgeable and informative. I would definitely use KimKim again.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Carmine,

Thank you for your kind words.
It was a pleasure helping you plan YourTripToSpain for you and your Family!

And I Will keep you updated in regards of the souvenirs you bought in Toledo.

Have a lovely day!
Patricia Marques

Mallorca sailing trip · Spain - Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019

Traveler: Paul A. - Local specialist: Patricia Marques

Paty was the best host. Every detail was perfectly arranged. She was always available during the trip for any questions.

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Patricia Marques, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Paul,

Many thanks for your kind message.

Paul it was a pleasure working with you and helping plan YourTripToSpain.

I hope you and your family had a lovely trip in Mallorca, and a great holiday!

Have a lovely day.

Best regards,

Patricia Marques