Fabulous trip to Paris and Barcelona!!!
Spain | Jun 3 - Jun 11, 2022

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Annette S.
Wheaton, IL | Jun 29, 2022

How lucky we were to find Marina!!! I was not familiar with kimkim prior to this trip but it was a blessing to find and work with Marina. She has a lot of first hand knowledge of both cities and she was patient as we worked through organizing various groups of family members in both places.

Our time in Paris was exceptional. In addition to seeing the usual sites we had a day trip to Versailles and Giverny. The tour guide was wonderful and the driver gave us a nice stress-free ride... read more

How lucky we were to find Marina!!! I was not familiar with kimkim prior to this trip but it was a blessing to find and work with Marina. She has a lot of first hand knowledge of both cities and she was patient as we worked through organizing various groups of family members in both places.

Our time in Paris was exceptional. In addition to seeing the usual sites we had a day trip to Versailles and Giverny. The tour guide was wonderful and the driver gave us a nice stress-free ride during a very busy traffic time. Our accommodations were fun and different - the hotel was actually a barge on the Seine River. We would not have found that ourselves.

The bullet train to Barcelona was fantastic - totally the way to go. It was comfortable and a good way to see the countryside. Our accommodations just off Las Ramblas were top notch and the tapas tour for our group of eight was delicious and fun.

Thank you, Marina!! We look forward to many more trips in the future and will look first to kimkim for planning.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel OFF Paris Seine 4*

Paris

Comfortable accommodations and convenient location. It was a fun place to stay and very different from the large impersonal hotels.

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Hotel EspaƱa Ramblas

Barcelona

Very comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast and terrific location.

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Activity Reviews

Seine Cruise

Paris

Marina suggested taking this tour around sunset, 10 PM when we were there, and I concur. To see the Eiffel Tower lit up a night is fantastic!!!

Private Walking Tour of Paris

Paris

Highly recommend a guided tour of the area surrounding Notre Dame. We learned a lot about the history of Paris and saw parts of the city we would not have seen on our own.

Guided tour of Montmartre

Paris

Terrific tour and wonderful guide. There was a mix-up on the timing and she ended up coming back later in the day. Recommend having a guide for the section of Paris - so much history around the artists and of course the beautiful Sacre Coeur!!

Day Trip to Versailles & Giverny

Paris

Wonderful guide and terrific driver. Perfect day for our group of four. Loved both Giverny - truly a highlight for Monet admirers - and, of course, Versailles is amazing. Many of the fountains were running and the palace was crowded but beautiful. Our guide navigated us through expertly!!

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Tapas Culinary Experience

Barcelona

Wonderful three hour tour with four stops. The food was fabulous, the restaurants all had a different ambiance and no one left hungry!!! Highly recommend.

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Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Jun 29, 2022

Hi Annette, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! I am glad to hear you all enjoyed your trip and the guided visits. Paris indeed has a lot of heritage and there is no one better than a guide to show you all its secrets. If there is something that characterizes Spain, it is its gastronomy, I am glad that the whole group enjoyed the gastronomic tour in Barcelona. I will share your kind words with our team in Paris and Barcelona :) I hope our paths will cross again when planning your next adventure. Warmest regards, Marina