Dalia is just the best!
Spain | May 2 - May 13, 2023

Shochet M.
Broomfield, CO | Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dalia is a fabulous travel specialist. After talking to us through emails and phone calls, we were able to decide where we wanted to go for our 2 week trip to Spain, and what we wanted to do when we got there. We went to Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, Granada, Cartegena, Valencia and Barcelona. With her help she booked us into super nice - but also within our budget - hotels that were very close to the city centers and the attractions we wanted to go to, which included museums, parks, Roman ruins, cultural events and good places to eat. Dalia lives in Spain and speaks perfect English as well, and was ALWAYS available to communicate with us before and during our trip, but the time difference to the US made it easier once we got to Spain. While we were there, she would instantly respond to any questions I had about language, customs, etc.
We were booked with several tours including the Alhambra in Granada, the Roman ruins at Italica, a winery tour and Toledo, and the Gaudi tour in Barcelona. I want to give a special mention to Enrique, our guide to Alhambra, who was the nicest person and so educated about his city in general. He was born there. We took his suggestion for a restaurent and had a wonderful meal there, and he was there with his wife. He even came over to our table and bought my appetizer! I'm glad we tip well in general but he didn't need to do that. Also, our guide in Italica (what was his name???) was fabulous and funny. And our guide in Toledo spent some free time showing us around the cathedral when he didn't have to before our wonderful winery tour.
With Dalia's help she rented a car for us, got us 2 sets of train tickets and timed tickets for the Prado. I absolutely always felt supported by her, as much as if I had a friend on hand who was able to answer all my questions.
This is our third trip booking through KimKim and they honestly do a really good job at finding the right people to help travelers get around an unfamiliar country on their own.

Activity Reviews
Toledo group tour

Toledo was an interesting old city but the best part of our time there was our guide took us around the Cathedral and he was good, I think his name was Majed. Also we went to a winery afterwards and that was excellent. The woman was warm and funny and smart who showed us around and did the wine tasting with us. We bought some to take home and my husband told me I asked him what we can throw away in our carry on so we can get my wine home! It was a fun day all around.

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Day trip to Italica

Such an interesting place and only a 1/2 hour outside of Sevilla! Really if you like Roman ruins you have to see this place. They filmed the last GOT episode here! Our guide, Alfonso Jose, was amazing. Funny, well-read and passionate about the subject. Great 1/2 day, worth the time and money.

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Alhambra Private Guided Tour

Such an interesting palace with a rich history! Wear good walking shoes. Enrique was our guide and he was just the best. He grew up in Granada and told us about so much history, not just of Alhambra but also of Granada and it's people. He has been doing tours there for so long that every single person who worked there greeted us and I told him he was like the "Mayor of Alhambra". :)

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Gaudí Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour and Artistic: The best of Gaudi with Park Güell Visit

We went with a big tour and that is not so much our style. However, we did get to see everything - the Sagrada Familia and the Park Guell, and they are spectacular. I would suggest to either have a private tour or go on your own with information so you know what you are seeing because these are out of this world sights and emblematic of Barcelona. Once you see them, you will know what all the fuss is about, believe me.

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smaller tour
Local specialist: Dalia Bouzerar
Dalia Bouzerar
Local specialist in Spain | Replied on May 18, 2023

Thank you so much Shochet for this amazing detailed review! It was so lovely chatting with you throughout the trip planning process as well as during your trip. I am so happy to hear you had a nice time and got to practice your español!
My warmest regards to the two of you <3