This was an amazing trip-very authentic experiences.
Portugal | Sep 2 - Sep 13, 2022

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Nancy M.
Glenview, IL | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

This was an amazing trip, Exceptionally well-planned, with all the details accounted for. For the most part, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and a great source of information. The pre-trip material gave many suggestions on things to do on free days and kimkin was extremely responsive when we had questions about logistics, meeting drivers, etc. The places kimkin picked for us to stay were not in the touristy mainstream, which is just what we wanted, so our experience felt very... read more

This was an amazing trip, Exceptionally well-planned, with all the details accounted for. For the most part, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and a great source of information. The pre-trip material gave many suggestions on things to do on free days and kimkin was extremely responsive when we had questions about logistics, meeting drivers, etc. The places kimkin picked for us to stay were not in the touristy mainstream, which is just what we wanted, so our experience felt very authentic.

The only thing I would say that was a let-down was that there was absolutely no transparency as to pricing, and my sense is that as a result, the mark-up may have been more than the quoted 5%.—I suppose that extra markup is what you pay for local knowledge and a bit of laziness on our part to plan the trip. But all in all, we were very satisfied.

Hotel Review
Loule Jardim Hotel
Loule

What a charming location. Small room, but the staff was very friendly and located on a tiny community square a ten minute walk to the center.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very small room
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bigger room
Activity Review
Private Tour of Évora
Portugal

This guide was exceptional, great story teller, knowledgeable about history, local folklore and culture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great guide
Local specialist: Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Beatriz
Beatriz De Pablo Rocha
Local specialist in Madrid | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. I'm so happy you got to enjoy and discover a different Portugal during your trip. Best regards, Bea.