Keith Charlesworth
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It was a pleasure working with you, we had a fantastic trip (Treasures of Southern Spain small group & Portugal private).

I have a few recommendations which may help for the future.

All the hotels were excellent with great breakfasts except the hotel in Porto which was not up to the same standard as the rest.

Looking back at the tour we were happy to have the extra nights in Barcelona. All the tour guides were very good to excellent except the lady in Cordoba who spoke very fast. The lady in Porto was not very organized and answered her own questions with her own answers, frankly she got on our nerves with her attitude.

Day 9 Cordoba highlights,
The tour needed more time than 3 hours, we spent a lot of time in the gardens and not enough time in the Great Mosque. We were rushed around by the guide.The lunch was very good. The guide left us before lunch and we had to make our own way back to the hotel.

The 2 hour drive to Granada was fast and efficient. We went to see the Flamenco dancers in the evening which were excellent, the only drawback was we had to find a taxi there and back to the hotel.

Day 11 need some changes
The hotel breakfast was not open until 07:30 and the driver arrived at 07:40 to take us to the railway station where he dropped us off and left. We were at the train station at 08:10 and had to figure out which train to catch. There was no train we were put on a bus and driven for 2 hours to a train station where we left for Seville, the train stopped at many stations. This process was a hassle I recommend a driver from Granada to Seville. Owing to the above we arrived in Seville with not much time to check in to our hotel have lunch and meet the tour guide. 25minutes.

The extra day in Lisbon was great thank you for that.The tour guide there was excellent.

Day 17 The train to Porto left a little late in the day 19:09 We could have cut out some of the tour and left earlier there were no restaurants close to the HF Ipanema Park Hotel we arrived at the hotel at 21:35.

Day 18. The tour of the Port wine tasting was excellent but the guide rushed us out of there we arrived at the hotel at 5pm

Day 19 Departure from Porto. The driver came to pick us up at 06:00 hrs, our Logistics said 06:00 hrs our driver was annoyed we were late. The flights home were good connections although it was a long day I would stay in a hotel in Philadelphia if I were to plan this again.

We enjoyed the experience especially as we were a maximum of 4 people for some of the time. For the most part we enjoyed the special treatment of only having the two of us and a guide.

This was truly an excellent tour for us we are already recommending you to our friends and thinking of taking a tour of Scandinavia and Russia next year.

Published, Oct 05, 2016

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