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Oct182013

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8-Day Spain Tour Including Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo

Barcelona, Spain

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

My Review

Skip this 8-day nonsense and just do the 4-day starting in Madrid. The only difference is that they pick you up at the airport and arrange subpar accommodations, buy you 2nd class train tickets and arrange a silly walking tour through attractions that are free anyways (which we didn't get on because the group left us and then wouldn't wait for us at the first stop). If you are capable of finding your own hotel for two days and exploring the cathedrals and Olympic stadium then I would not suggest you pay the added expense for the 8-day. It was more of a headache for us as Viator literally left us stranded at the hotel once and we had to find our own way to the train station and then nearly forgot us once we actually got to the train station in the next city. However, once we got on the actual tour part which starts day 3 in Madrid, it was really nice. Our tour guide (Josep) was fantastic and really made the experience for us. In each individual city we got great tours and was worth the money. But like I said, don't do the 8-day, just jump on the Madrid/Cordoba/Seville/Granada/Toledo tour.

I also didn't find that paying for the superior or "first-class" rooms was worth the money. Viator does a poor job (atleast on this specific tour) of finding decent hotels. They are sort of crumby service, not the cleanest, in awkward parts of the city and one hotel didn't even offer us Wi-Fi for free (hotel princessa in Madrid) which in this day and age is a little strange (you'll find that nearly everywhere gives you free Wi-Fi even the starbucks in Granada). Also, the people staying in the "tourist class" rooms were all 4star hotels in any case and they seemed just as nice. So save your money and go "tourist class".

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