While the Spanish capital, Madrid, isn’t short of things to do, there are fantastic day trips and longer tours to discover the rich history of this beautiful Spanish region. El Escorial is arguably Spain’s most impressive royal site, frescos in ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Awesome tour guides and drivers! Even the optional parts were great. We had booked this trip for the holidays and on Christmas Day, we were in Toledo where most of the places we saw were closed. Oh well.
We chose the standard hotels. The hotel Catalonia in Sevilla was great. The dinner was ok but the breakfast was the best. Room was comfortable. Only issue we had was weak wifi. The hotel Los Angeles in Granada was also comfortable. Both the dinner and breakfast were ok. They handed out glasses of champagne for the Christmas Eve dinner. Nice touch.
If you only have a few days for touring Andalusia, I would recommend that you take the tour and hopefully, you get Juzef who was our tour guide. Funny guy and he provided great facts about Spain. He was also gracious enough to speak French to the one lady in the group who did not speak and understand English quite well. Also, the standard hotels are ok. No need to spring for the higher class hotels.

Doing what: 4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2015

Guide and driver excellent. Bus crowded and too few rest stops. Hotels and food good. Departure from Madrid was chaotic and the Viator office totally disorganized. Travelers were frantically waiting in lines on both sides of the street. No one knew what we were supposed to do. Travelers were forced to drag luggage back and forth through traffic across a busy street.

I would not go through this again!

Doing what: 4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

The tour covers several beautiful towns, all of them well worth the visit. And most of them definitely require a longer visit then we've got. It would've been an acceptable trade off for those who just don't have more time and/or don't want to bother with trip organizing themselves if at least our guides were great - unfortunately, only Seville and Toledo guides were quite good, and the ones in Cordoba and Alhambra only wasted our time and spoiled the mood. Which is a pity, since these sights were the reason i took the guided tour in the first place.
Our main tour guide was mostly ok at organisational details (it is hard to optimize logistics for such a huge group of people), but definitely missed a passion for providing information - though i cannot blame him, since he had to repeat everything he said in three languages. He got my respect, but i still wish i did my own thing at my own pace, using trains or buses for transportation.

Living accommodations were reasonably comfortable, the included food mostly boring, but ok. The only consolation was meeting some great people in the process, which was a saving grace of this tour for me.

Doing what: 5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

The tour covers several beautiful towns, all of them well worth the visit. And most of them definitely require a longer visit then we've got. It would've been an acceptable trade off for those who just don't have more time and/or don't want to bother with trip organizing themselves if at least our guides were great - unfortunately, only Seville and Toledo guides were quite good, and the ones in Cordoba and Alhambra only wasted our time and spoiled the mood. Which is a pity, since these sights were the reason i took the guided tour in the first place.
Our main tour guide was mostly ok at organisational details (it is hard to optimize logistics for such a huge group of people), but definitely missed a passion for providing information - though i cannot blame him, since he had to repeat everything he said in three languages. He got my respect, but i still wish i did my own thing at my own pace, using trains or buses for transportation.

Living accommodations were reasonably comfortable, the included food mostly boring, but ok. The only consolation was meeting some great people in the process, which was a saving grace of this tour for me.

Doing what: 5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

The tour covers several beautiful towns, all of them well worth the visit. And most of them definitely require a longer visit then we've got. It would've been an acceptable trade off for those who just don't have more time and/or don't want to bother with trip organizing themselves if at least our guides were great - unfortunately, only Seville and Toledo guides were quite good, and the ones in Cordoba and Alhambra only wasted our time and spoiled the mood. Which is a pity, since these sights were the reason i took the guided tour in the first place.
Our main tour guide was mostly ok at organisational details (it is hard to optimize logistics for such a huge group of people), but definitely missed a passion for providing information - though i cannot blame him, since he had to repeat everything he said in three languages. He got my respect, but i still wish i did my own thing at my own pace, using trains or buses for transportation.

Living accommodations were reasonably comfortable, the included food mostly boring, but ok. The only consolation was meeting some great people in the process, which was a saving grace of this tour for me.

Doing what: 5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

The tour covers several beautiful towns, all of them well worth the visit. And most of them definitely require a longer visit then we've got. It would've been an acceptable trade off for those who just don't have more time and/or don't want to bother with trip organizing themselves if at least our guides were great - unfortunately, only Seville and Toledo guides were quite good, and the ones in Cordoba and Alhambra only wasted our time and spoiled the mood. Which is a pity, since these sights were the reason i took the guided tour in the first place.
Our main tour guide was mostly ok at organisational details (it is hard to optimize logistics for such a huge group of people), but definitely missed a passion for providing information - though i cannot blame him, since he had to repeat everything he said in three languages. He got my respect, but i still wish i did my own thing at my own pace, using trains or buses for transportation.

Living accommodations were reasonably comfortable, the included food mostly boring, but ok. The only consolation was meeting some great people in the process, which was a saving grace of this tour for me.

Doing what: 5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

Toledo was a wonderful place to go but I would use a different tour company. Our tour consisted of three full buses and started 40 minutes late. We were asked to be there 15 minutes early so if the 15 minutes are added to the time delay it started 55 minutes late because the tour company was waiting for one group. It would have made sense to let two buses start or allow more time to use the restroom (which the agency does not provide). After the late start the tour was offered in two languages and was unorganized so each stop took much longer than necessary. The afternoon of panoramic sightseeing consists of sitting on a bus and looking out the windows and hearing brief information about buildings as you drive past each with a stop to Hard Rock Cafe five minutes before the end of the trip for a bathroom stop and soft drink. Overall, I would suggest a tour of Toledo but if I were to go again I would go to Toledo on my own or use a different tour company. We've taken over 10 tours with Viator and enjoyed all the other tours but this was a huge let down.

Doing what: Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

Toledo was a wonderful place to go but I would use a different tour company. Our tour consisted of three full buses and started 40 minutes late. We were asked to be there 15 minutes early so if the 15 minutes are added to the time delay it started 55 minutes late because the tour company was waiting for one group. It would have made sense to let two buses start or allow more time to use the restroom (which the agency does not provide). After the late start the tour was offered in two languages and was unorganized so each stop took much longer than necessary. The afternoon of panoramic sightseeing consists of sitting on a bus and looking out the windows and hearing brief information about buildings as you drive past each with a stop to Hard Rock Cafe five minutes before the end of the trip for a bathroom stop and soft drink. Overall, I would suggest a tour of Toledo but if I were to go again I would go to Toledo on my own or use a different tour company. We've taken over 10 tours with Viator and enjoyed all the other tours but this was a huge let down.

Doing what: Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

Toledo was a wonderful place to go but I would use a different tour company. Our tour consisted of three full buses and started 40 minutes late. We were asked to be there 15 minutes early so if the 15 minutes are added to the time delay it started 55 minutes late because the tour company was waiting for one group. It would have made sense to let two buses start or allow more time to use the restroom (which the agency does not provide). After the late start the tour was offered in two languages and was unorganized so each stop took much longer than necessary. The afternoon of panoramic sightseeing consists of sitting on a bus and looking out the windows and hearing brief information about buildings as you drive past each with a stop to Hard Rock Cafe five minutes before the end of the trip for a bathroom stop and soft drink. Overall, I would suggest a tour of Toledo but if I were to go again I would go to Toledo on my own or use a different tour company. We've taken over 10 tours with Viator and enjoyed all the other tours but this was a huge let down.

Doing what: Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We really enjoyed the tour, the tour guide was very good. I would recommend this tour for every one.

Doing what: 4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour took us to the Andalucia region of Spain in which very rich in history and cultural heritage from medieval period as well as from 18-19th century. All the visited venues are outstanding and accompanied by very knowledgeable tour guides. The whole tour is very well managed e.g. transportations, accomodations,optional tours etc. It is a highly recommended tour to join.

Doing what: 4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

One of the best tours I have been in. All locations are beautiful, our tour guide Hugo was very efficient and punctual, drive was very responsible and our local tour guides were knowledgeable. Would not ask for anything better :)

Doing what: 4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Our tour guide joseph was the best. The hotels could be better and nearer the city center. If your lucky and you get a good local guide you will fall in love with their history but of course theres joseph to fill in missing info. This is the best and the safest way to see andalucia

Doing what: 5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

It was well organised, easy paced and covered history and culture of Spain quite well. Hotels were good. Overall it was good value for the price. Optional additions were also good.

Doing what: 4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

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