We enjoyed our travel through Spain. We only had 3 full days in Barcelona which was not nearly enough. Next time, 5 days minimum. It was recommended we stay 3 nights in San Sebastian which was one night too many. Although it is very beautiful, we felt 2 nights would have been enough. With 3 nights in San Sebastian, we were only able to stay 2 nights in Bilbao. This was a mistake since Bilbao was very interesting, has so much character...a wonderful city. We drove from San Sebastian to Bilbao. Although the distance is not great, we made many stops and got lost once in Bilbao because we could not get the navigation system to work properly. We arrived too late to take our arranged tour of the city. We only had one full day in Bilbao which we devoted to the Guggenheim. Our 4 nights in Madrid were wonderful, but we really only had 3 full days. We spent the better part of 2 days on the train which I would not repeat. With only 2 weeks total, it would have been better use of our time to fly.
The Tours that our agent arranged for us were great. We loved Monserrat, wine tasting, the Familia Segrada, the Picasso Walking Tour, the pintxos tour, walking tour of Madrid, etc. We just didn't have enough time.
The pintxos tour in San Sebastian, The Guggenheim in Bilbao, Monserrat.
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Travel Company's Comments
Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it as this is a great way for me to keep improving our service. I am sorry that the distribution of time during your trip was not the best fit for you. After several phone conversations and multiple emails, I certainly thought we had it right. To assist with this, about a month out, I did send a personalized guidebook that included a full detailed itinerary and schedules for the entire trip. Maybe we should have reviewed it together one more time prior to the start of your trip.
Despite this I am sure, reading your review, that you enjoyed your trip to Spain. Our partners that performed your tours, gave us very positive feedback about your time with them!! We hope this is not the last time you travel to Spain. If you want us to help you organize another trip, we will learn from this and will do our very best again.
Luis Fernández de Vega Chávarri
(Owner, Hidden in Spain)
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