Our epic 2-week trip to Spain
Spain | Dec 8 - Dec 23, 2023

Ken
Ken F.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Our 2-week trip to Spain with kimkim was a fantastic experience. Amazingly the itinerary was provided (AI generated I believe) within an hour after submitting a free-form request.

Yuri was our primary contact at kimkim, and he was directly available 24x7 the entire trip. When does he sleep? He answered our questions in minutes and sometimes in seconds. We had 4 guides in Spain and each one said they knew Yuri personally, with glowing remarks about him and kimkim. Jessica provided administrative assistance throughout the trip and was very responsive as well.

Changes after booking, even mid-trip, were very easy. Some vendors have a time limit on cancellations, which is reasonable. We got refunds for cancellations we requested mid-trip with no issue.

We will definitely use kimkim again, and would give more than 5 stars if possible.

Activity Reviews
Self-Guided Walk in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
Self-Guided Walk in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
Barcelona

This was near our hotel, which was fortunate since we just flew in from Atlanta and were pretty loopy. It was a lovely first taste of Spain for us, and we easily found a tapas restaurant there to stumble into!

Quality of Experience
close proximity to our hotel
Private Extended Visit to Sagrada Família
Private Extended Visit to Sagrada Família
Barcelona

Unless you know about the Sagrada Família, you have no idea what you are about to see. Far from just a cathedral, it is a bizarre beautiful simultaneous expression of modern art and architecture. Seriously, it looks like a bunch of gigantic cartoon spaceships, combined with an explosion of color. My guide was fun, courteous and knowledgeable. It was the perfect tour for the day after our jet lagged arrival from TN.

Quality of Experience
The experience was a surprise. I didn't expect the "wow factor" that the Sagrada Familia provides.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lovely and intelligent guide. Enjoyed every minute.
Transport
very nice walk to the meeting location.
Magic Nights at Casa Batlló
Magic Nights at Casa Batlló
Barcelona

This is a fun experience. I didn't know much about Gaudi before the tour, and now I feel like I know him personally. We got into the Casa quickly with no wait.

Quality of Experience
Ancient Bath Experience
Ancient Bath Experience
Spain

ARIA administers your experience very efficiently. The greeter and helper makes what could be an otherwise awkward experience into a comfortable one. This was a highlight of our visit to Spain. Everything was top shelf treatment, including the massage and baths.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private 2-Hour Walk in Seville
Private 2-Hour Walk in Seville
Seville

The guide was amazing. She was fun and knowledgeable. Nice 2-1/2 hour walk with tons of education about the city.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Give her kudos and a raise in salary.
Transport
Ultimate Flamenco Experience: Dance Lesson, Museum Visit & Flamenco Show
Ultimate Flamenco Experience: Dance Lesson, Museum Visit & Flamenco Show
Seville

OMG so fun. Be ready to be seen while you take the lesson, since the space is visible while folks are seated for the show. I was so surprised at the quality of this museum/show/school. This is an amazing and very unique experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
our teacher (also a show performer) was extremely patient and kind.
Private Day Trip to Cádiz & Jerez de la Frontera and Sherry Tasting
Private Day Trip to Cádiz & Jerez de la Frontera and Sherry Tasting
Seville

Carlos is now our friend. I can't say how much we loved him and the trip. He loves music and we played each others' spotify music on the way to Cadiz. He is easy to interact with and he deserves kudos for the quality of service he provides.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carlos is the best
Transport
Carlos is an extremely skilled driver.
Vineyards, Wines & Tapas in Penedès
Vineyards, Wines & Tapas in Penedès
Barcelona
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Walk in Madrid
Private Walk in Madrid
Madrid

A little long at 4-1/2 hours of walking, but worth every minute. This guy entertains as well as teaches. He's fun, nice, and likes to talk. He takes you through the town and you see all the tapas bars, visit if they are open. I recommend if you want to have a good long fun walk and feel like you really know Madrid.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tapas Tasting in Albaicín District
Tapas Tasting in Albaicín District
Granada

Theresa, our guide, was fantastic. We instantly had a good rapport with her and had lots of fun walking around on a chilly December night. She took us to several tapas restaurants, and it was just a great time. She was very knowledgeable about Granada. I recommend this highly for couples or groups that want to get closer to the locals.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Theresa is a wonderful person and guide. You will love her.
Transport
Private Half-Day Madrid Wineries Trip
Private Half-Day Madrid Wineries Trip
Madrid

Very personal and interesting experience at three wineries. Learned a TON about wine making. The guide had a very good rapport with us and made the day fun. Beware of the amount of alcohol you can taste on this trip, so go easy. This was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Spain.

Quality of Experience
Personal encounters with winery owners, sitting down at the table with them. Wow, very fun and educational.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide was truly exceptional in every way.
Transport
Great driver and guide!
Private Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Visit with a Historian
Private Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Visit with a Historian
Granada

Carlos was fun and entertaining. Very knowledgeable about Spanish history and the Alahambra. I can't say enough good things about this tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Give Carlos a raise!
Local specialist: Yuri Ihnatov
Yuri
Yuri Ihnatov
Local specialist in Amsterdam, Netherlands | Replied on Dec 27, 2023

Thank you, Ken. For a wonderful review! I'm truly glad you had a great time in Spain. Come back to plan your trip next time to kimkim.com!

PS. I'll sleep when I'm retired. :))