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Raquel Ferriol

All of my life, I have been dreaming of travelling around the world, Knowing different people, languages and cultures, visiting those fascinating places that I had read about in books, and that waited for me out there, with a treasure of wisdom, knowledge, diversity, awe and adventure...

I have been fortunate enough to get to live my dream; I still approach every new city that I visit with the same fascination and wonder that I felt the first time that I left my hometown, and that is the sensation that I wish to communicate to our customers. There is a treasure waiting for you in Spain, and I would be honored to help you find it.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm a big foodie, so I love organizing gastronomic experiences- food and wine tours, cooking classes, farm to table... but I think that we truly do best is listening- the first step for a truly unforgettable trip is finding out what your travellers are looking for, and then working on the experience of their lives!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Travel was not my first professional interest, but it has always been one of my passions-I and I was fortunate enough to have both the knowledge and the contacts to turn it in a viable career option. I followed my dream and it came true, who can ask for more?"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"So many... I remember spending a whole afternoon just chatting with an elder lady who had a stall at Ismailovo's market in Moscow- I was maybe sixteen at that time and she was over 70- I spoke very little Russian and she spoke no Spanish and very little English- and yet it was one of the best aftenoons I've ever lived.
I remember equally interesting conversations with my driver-guide during the month I spent in India, or my guide in Kenya... I guess travelling for me is much more about the people you meet than about the places that you visit."

Raquel is part of the following groups: Spain Travel Agents
The entrancing Moorish architecture of Andalusia
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Spain

With one of the longest and most popular coastlines in Europe and a siesta every afternoon, Spain practically insists on its visitors relaxing. Add in one of Europe's most sensual dances, flamenco, an abundance of that ultimate sharing food, tapas and some devastatingly beautiful architecture, gardens and produce-rich countryside, and it becomes clear why this is among Europe's foremost honeymoon destinations, too. Here are the top places to visit on a honeymoon in Spain, and the top things to do in each.

Colorful views of the city
Best of Paris & Barcelona - 8 Days

Enjoy the top offerings of Paris and Barcelona — from historic sites to culinary delights — on this 8-day trip. You'll start your trip in the City of Lights for a visit to the artistic Montmartre neighborhood and a wine & cheese tasting in a medieval cellar. Continue to Spain to see impressive Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture and feast on traditional Catalonian fare.

Taste your way through a culinary tour of Spain
Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 8 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 6 or 7 days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Granada or Valencia. Keep reading for more inspiring Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid itineraries.

Ponta do Poiso waterfall on the north coast of the Madeira, Portugal
14 Days in Portugal - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Portugal gives you ample time to enjoy the highlights at a relaxed pace. Spend time in both Lisbon and Porto — complete with private guided tours and gorgeous day trips — while also adding time further afield, on the beaches of the Algarve or on an island like São Miguel in the Azores. Take a road trip, explore the Douro Valley, or tour the broader Iberian Peninsula by combining Portugal with neighboring Spain in one vacation. Read on for more unique itineraries.

Spain
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days

Due to its abundance of natural beauty and historic cities, Spain's southern Andalusia region is perfect for a road trip. This nine-day self-drive adventure begins in Madrid and includes a stop in Toledo, one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Spain. Upon arrival in Andalusia, you'll visit cities like Córdoba and the capital of Seville for tapas tours and visits to Moorish landmarks. 

Spain
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 16 days

This comprehensive 16-day road trip includes all the highlights of Spain's Andalusia region, from the capital of Seville to the Moorish palaces of Granada and even the coastal retreat of Málaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. As an added bonus you'll also visit La Mancha, an arid plateau region home to great wine and historic villages.

Recent trip reviews for Raquel

Audra

Family Trip to Spain 2022 · Spain - Apr 17 - Apr 27, 2022

Traveler: Audra M. - Local specialist: Raquel Ferriol

Upon finding great online reviews about KimKim, we decided to go with them for our family trip to Spain. From the first contact to the last interaction, everything went smoothly.

We got excellent advise when planning our trip (it was our first time in Spain so this was important). Raquel -our local specialist- is very knowledgeable and, after making sure she understood our interests, she helped us design the perfect itinerary: Malaga, Granada, Sevilla and Madrid (including visits to Ronda,... read more

Upon finding great online reviews about KimKim, we decided to go with them for our family trip to Spain. From the first contact to the last interaction, everything went smoothly.

We got excellent advise when planning our trip (it was our first time in Spain so this was important). Raquel -our local specialist- is very knowledgeable and, after making sure she understood our interests, she helped us design the perfect itinerary: Malaga, Granada, Sevilla and Madrid (including visits to Ronda, Setenil and Valencia) in 11 days.

The hotels were all very unique and -as per our request- historic or representative of the Spanish culture. They were all perfectly located in the historic centre, so we could easily walk to all the interesting places, and stay late for shows or drinks and walk back to the hotel easily. The service was excellent and the buffet breakfasts were superb.

Raquel also assisted us in choosing the right tours and activities to keep all the family happy and booking everything for us. We had the perfect mix of cultural, gastronomic and fun activities.

Raquel was also very diligent in making sure everything was properly booked (hotel, drivers, guides, tickets, etc.) and that each evening we had the relevant information/tickets for the next day.

The drivers were always very polite and helpful, and on time every single time. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. We could ask them all sorts of questions and they made each visit extremely interesting and informative. Bea -our tour guide in Seville- helped us have one of the best days during the trip. Federico was a wealth of knowledge when visiting La Alhambra, Tino was the best guide we could have had in El Prado museum, and Jaume in Valencia was a delight to spend the day with, just to name some, but all were fantastic.

I would definitely recommend planning and booking your next trip with KimKim. They took all the hassle and the stress of planning and travelling from us, we feel we made the most of our time in Spain, and we felt treated like royalty all the time.

Can’t wait until the next trip!

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Raquel Ferriol, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Audra!

It's been a real pleasure to host you and your family in Spain- All our guides and drivers have commented on your interest and kindness- People like you make us passionate about our job!.

Hoping that our paths cross again in the future! :)

All my best,

Raquel