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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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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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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

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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

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Fantastic Adventure

Many thanks to Jose Miguel for such a fantastic adventure in the Sierra de Aitana. The hiking was really wonderful and all the hikes were well thought out and carf...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Sierra di Aitana trek TSA

A great weeks walking in a surprisingly unknown area, with stunning views. The walks for the week were over very varied terrain and we were led by the local guide...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Sierra de Aitana Trek

This was a really good walking holiday, with challenging walks and spectacular scenery. We liked the fact that it was based in one hotel as it meant you could set...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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The other side of Benidorm in Benimantell.

There were 11 of us, of various nationalities, gathered with our tour leader Jose Miguel in the homely pensione Hotel Trestellador 2km outside the village of Benim...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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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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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Great trip

Excellent from start to finish. Great leader in Jose. Hostal El Trestellador in lovely location with warm & friendly service. Meals were superb, home cooked t...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

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Trekking in Aitana

A marvellous week in empty mountains so extremely close to the populated coastline, hard to believe it can be so easy to find bare nature. Everything about the trip...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

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Sierra de Aitana Trek

A great walking holiday which matched the moderate/challenging grade exactly. The walks were well paced with a good mix of ascents and ridge walks offering excel...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

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Fabulous Winter Walking

If you're looking for European winter walking, this is for you. The sun was gorgeous (although the wind is cold on the mountain tops so make sure you have warm clo...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

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Challenging off-season walking on the Costa Blanca

A wonderful week of challenging walking in stunning limestone scenery. The November weather was perfect for walking, and we were not troubled by high winds on the ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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Great winter break

A great week in spectacular scenery with a first rate tour guide (Jose) and a very sociable and able group of fellow travellers. Reaching the summits of Aitana and ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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Great winter sun and mountains in view of the sea

Great weather. It was sunny every day apart from one (in December). Aitana and Puig Campana summits were spectacular. Aitana had a fall of snow the night before so...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

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Great autumn walking in a beautiful area

A very enjoyable holiday in a surprisingly quiet area of Spain, despite being quite close to Benidorm. The walking was varied, in beautiful limestone country, wit...

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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 »