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May 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Really enjoyed the tour. Itinerary needs a reshuffle as you get no time in Madrid and the Guggenheim is closed on the Monday you’re in Bilbao. But you still get to ...

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Alasdair

May 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

This was a good tour. It fulfilled my ambition of seeing more of Spain. There were many highlights including Bilbao, Rioja, Pamplona, Monserrat, and Barcelona. Ther...

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Richard

May 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

A very enjoyable and comfortable trip through northern Spain, expertly and enthusiastically led by the Explore tour leader. Madrid, Bilbao, LaGuardia and the Rioja b...

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May 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Itinerary could have been better designed. There should be dedicated one single bus for the entire trip. Travel of group of 15 by different taxis is cumbersome. ...

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Christy

May 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

The Spain Northern Discovery tour was an unforgettable experience! Our guide, Magdalena, was amazing! Her warm spirit, local and historical knowledge, and personal c...

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Mary

Apr 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Very varied and scenically beautiful. My highlights were the anchovy tasting and the delicious pinchos in San Sebastián. We enjoyed many interesting excursions w...

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Iain

Apr 2024

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Nicely paced trip through northern Spain.

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Susan

Oct 2023

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

San Sebastian was high on my list of places to see and it didn't disappoint. Cybele took us on a great orientation tour, recommended a fabulous pintxos bar and none ...

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Michael

Oct 2023

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

The trip was very varied, but we particularly enjoyed the visits made en-route through the Rioja, Navarra and Aragon regions onto Zaragoza which we thought was an ab...

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Joy

Sep 2023

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Standing in bars with a selection of tapas and red wine! San Sebastian and Laguirda were fabulous

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Robert

Jul 2023

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Our guide was exceptional, both knowledgeable and friend...

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Elizabeth

Apr 2023

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Unquestionably Barcelona. It's fairy tale city and I will go bac...

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Barbra

Apr 2023

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Discover Madrid, Basque Country, Rioja, Barcelona

Easy paced and visited all places I wanted to see

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Adrian Femiak

May 2024

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Best of Spain

Great panning and lots experiences.

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

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Great walking with Jose and awesome sandwiches

A great week's walking as graded, brilliant family run hotel, superb guide and awesome sandwiches. Views from the tops Best leader, passionate about the local his...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Just Fantastic!

Recently returned from this wonderful trip. Everything was perfect - The Mountains are beautiful and have a remote feel (we saw very few other walkers); The Hotel ...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Sierra de Aitana Trek

The trip gave a great opportunity to see almond blossom in full bloom . The leader has years of experience and rearranged the walks according to changes in the wea...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look for in Spain Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country

Many travelers sign up with tours to Spain because it is a country deeply rooted in tradition, religion, and the true enjoyment is in the details. Each city and region are different from the other, with different art or food scenes and historical sites.

For example, having a local guide during a trip to Granada would offer a full history into the islamic influence of the city while having a local guide around Barcelona would offer explanations around the conflict between Catalonia and Spain, not to mention the magnificent details of Gaudi and his life’s work.

Negative reviews for Spain tours are usually surrounded in the aspect of time. Most tours have itineraries that visit neighboring cities, and reviews often observe that a day trip was not enough time to take in all that each city could offer. It is also common in reviews to talk about too much time spent in the car during city to city tours and back to hotels.

Therefore, before booking, be mindful of the amount of hours you can anticipate spending in the vehicle and keep it mind that while a review might have negative comments about these aspects, they will also have positive reviews on the tour guide and the quality of the tour itself.

It is also common to find reviews with overwhelmed tourists. While Spain is beautiful and lively wherever you go, it is also riddled with narrow cobbled pathways, stairs, steep hills, and often strenuous long walks to see elevated sites such as La Alhambra. Before heading out for the day, be sure to have a big breakfast and if you are booking in the summer, be sure to wear durable sneakers, a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water to not overheat.

That said, kindly take into account that while reading a negative review surrounding the sometimes strenuous trips by foot, it is just Spain’s terrain and has little to do with the guide or the tour company itself.

Most tour companies in Spain have guides that are bilingual and clear, which is invaluable when dealing with the language barrier.

If you want a professional take on traveling in Spain, see the Travelstride Spain Guide »