Spain Tours from Madrid Reviews
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The tour was incredible! I had been to Toledo before (on my own) but it was well worth taking a tour and getting more insight/knowledge of everything in Toledo. I was pleasantly surprised by everything El Escorial had to offer. The tour guide was great...very glad I took this tour.
If you want to see A LOT of Spain in 5 days, this tour is for you! A great value for the money. My daughter and I chose the upgraded 4 Star Hotel option and were not disappointed. The hotels were clean, comfortable, great locations, safe, and well staffed with highly trained professionals. Two meals per day were provided- all you can eat buffets with plenty of choices.
Our tour guide Carlos was very knowledgeable, professional and had a great sense of humor. He has an excellent command of the English language. The bus driver also was noteworthy as there was a lot of driving and often on narrow roads. The bus was not full, so we had some room to stretch our legs, but anyone over 5'10" might be a little stiff if the bus is full. No bathroom on the bus as one might fond in the USA, but Carlos made sure we stopped often enough so all were comfortable.
In addition to the beautiful scenery and amazing sights we visited, one of the highlights for us was chatting a bit with the fellow passengers who represented many different countries and all religions.
A great trip for excellent value....
Excellent small group tour. The Tour Director had a very good knowledge and the pre arranged walking tours with local guides were very informative. Pace of trip was to our liking and the four star hotels and meals all very good. Recommend the five day (in lieu of the three day) tour.
Excellent tour with no worries. Enough time to see the major sites with excellent local tour guides. Carlos our bus tour guide is also excellent and funny, sometimes he laughs at his own jokes when nobody gets it . If you want to see the best of Andalusia, this is the best tour with excellent hotels and excellent sites. Highly recommended.
This was an amazing experience! The church in Cordoba is a must-see. The only thing I wish this tour would have included is a tour of the Cathedral in Seville, but other than that, it was amazing.
This tour was fabulous. The tour director, Christine, was very professional and the driver was courteous and polite. Christine kept the group, which was large, on target for all our activities. The planned activities met all my expectations. I would have enjoyed more time in Seville and Granada, such beautiful cities. The coach was very comfortable and planned stops were spot on. I was a bit disappointed with Hotel Catalano, size of room, quality of bed was poor and food was not good. The hotel Los Angeles was lovely and in a nice location close to town. I would recommend this tour.
It was a wonderful trip. We saw a lot in a very short time period; it covered the highlights of Andalucia. Our tour guide and driver did an excellent job. The hotels were very good except the meals in the Seville hotel (San Just).You spend a lot of time on the bus but the bus was roomy. Great value for the money.
It was nice, but I felt as though I got more out of the Toledo tour which was part of the four day tour to Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Toledo. The four day trip which included Toledo was more informative over all.
This was a wonderful trip! I was very pleased with all aspects of the cities which we visited! The guides were all informative (for the exception of our afternoon guide in Granada who was not very kind nor patient). also, while we were at the Plaza Bib-Rambla, A young boy kicked a ball and hit me straight at my face. She asked me if I was ok, but did not do much more than that! Over all, it was a very nice trip and I would recommend it to my friends.
I think the 4 day tour was a great value. The hotels did not seem to be 4 star by American standards, more like three. The tour allows you to see many sights. I would not recommend the additional tours; with a little homework, you can see everything you want without the constraints of a group. The breakfasts in the hotel are good; the dinner was a little lacking. We like to eat more locally, so it would be great for Viator to spend a little more on the hotel room and have dinner be up to the customer. It is hard to keep a group of varied people together and I give Christina a lot of credit. Also Felix was an excellent bus driver.
The guides were excellent, the bus trip was beautiful and the tour of Cordoba and the Mosque and Jewish quarter were excellent. I am sorry I can't say the same for Seville. That part of the tour was a disappointment. I also felt I should have been informed ahead of time that I was the only one signed up for the two day tour and would be put in with a group doing a four day tour.
The tour was informative. It would be nicer to have some extra time to explore more on your own. It felt rushed at times. That being said, the tour was good.
A good itinerary and good hotels. The tour covered all the major sites and a short time. Although we had signed up for an English speaking tour, there was some controversy of holding it also in Spanish. It was also disturbing listening to a young tour guide trainee improving here French.
Otherwise everybody was pleasant and the tour was well organized.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour
Not enough time in Toledo--some shops were closing up!
It was broken down into two separate tours – El Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen in the morning, then Toledo in the afternoon – which was NOT what I expected. We met at the tour office, but It was hard to know which tour was departing as other tour groups were waiting as well, and there was no clear signage.
After the bus picked us up we then realized we were part of a big tour group ( 50+ pax for sure).
Between the two tours, there’s a 2 hr lunch break (after gotten dropped back at the tour operator). Total waste of time. I’d rather spend that time travelling / eat on the road.
At the end of the Toledo trip, there was a metal shop visit which we were given 20 minutes to “shop”, while not having a single minute at Toledo on our own. What an awful arrangement. The shop was yet another waste of time.
In short, the sights were lovely but due to the poor arrangements, we didn’t get to enjoy any of it.