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At Tour Andalucia we do our best to ensure that each of our guests has a great time and experience something that they will want to recommend to their relatives and friends. Here are afew comments from some of our guests:
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We really had a wonderful time in Andalucia with you. Thank you so much for making our vacation so enjoyable and stress-free! Gail Jensen and family, USA
Thank you very much for making our stay in Andalucia so enjoyable and memorable. We appreciate your generosity with care and attention of us. We will be recommending you to our friends. Lyn & Bob Yule, Australia.
Chris and I would like to say a great big THANK YOU for a wonderful week. We have been looking at our photos and realised what a lot of amazing things we have seen in 6 (short) days. I hope we were not too troublesome. I have been, and will be recommending you as the only way to see Andalucia! Many thanks. Katy and Chris Dickson, UK.
We got safely back to Edinburgh last Thursday! We do want to say how very much we enjoyed our stay and tour with you. We loved every minute: the efficient way you and Rob cared for us in every detail; we appreciated the research you had put into the tour as to what we would most like to experience and see; the good planning of the sequence of cities and places so that the time was used to every advantage but we were not too exhausted; our comfortable accommodation; and all achieved within a reasonable budget! Of course the whole area is wonderful and a joy to visit. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour to others and have already done so. We wish you the best of luck in the future and certainly hope we might meet again. Best wishes, Geoffrey and Veronica Craig, Scotland.
Thank you so much for the incredible 10 days in Andalucia. The tour was excellent and I will be recommending it to all my friends. My warmest regards to Tag, Gill and big hug to the children (specially to my little friend Jonathan). Best wishes, Soraya Badouraly, UK.
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Thank you for making my introduction to Andalucia so wonderful! I really appreciate all the extras you did to make my stay special.
Mega Polak, USA.
"It was a near perfect holiday!
We had a lovely time with Tour Andalucia thanks to you and all the work you put in to make our 8 days and 7 nights :) memorable! "
Dr Rovel Colaco & family, UK and USA.
“Gary & Tag, we’ve had a wonderful stay here at Caserio Castano and a travel experience throughout Andalucia that we will always remember. Thank you for your hospitality and for taking such good care of us.” Anita, Bonnie & Joyce, Canada.
" Our experience with you in Andalucía was absolutely wonderful! We could never, on our own, have seen the extent and variety of sights that you showed us in such depth, Gary. Your knowledge of history and culture, your excellent driving, your gentle humour, the excellent pacing of our days, your incredible consideration and awareness of your guests resulted in one of the best travel experiences we have ever had. Tag, you made us feel so very welcome in the guest area of your comfortable home. Your full breakfasts were delicious and we loved meeting your children and pets. It was all such a wonderful and very unique experience, one that we shall never forget and are now recommending widely and unconditionally. Thank you so very much - you both give so much to your guests."
Don & Sharron Skidmore, Canada.
“Patricia and I had a lovely time in Andalucia. Thank you for taking care of us, we shall remember it always”. Rokiah Sillitoe, Malaysia.
“Thanks to you and your lovely family for a great holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed all the places you showed us and appreciated your hospitality, your knowledge of the area (as well as its food and wine), and your safe and steady driving. We are giving glowing accounts to our family and friends and, who knows, you may find yourself lumbered with more Yorkies in the future. Thanks again for a holiday that was all we hoped it would be and more and the best of luck to you all in the future”. Dave & Pam Pressley, UK.
“We want to thank you all for a lovely holiday. We really enjoyed it and think you handled the holiday in a professional and friendly way”. Rolf & Olive Koksvik, Holland.
“Joss and I had a great time and I cannot thank you enough for the time and trouble taken in showing us around the cities. Thanks also to Tag for making sure Joss had some food to go away with when she missed breakfast!” Mark Butson, UK.
“We take home many excellent and fond memories, thank you for most of them. We will ‘spread the word’ Gwen & Alan Brown, UK.
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“A highly enjoyable holiday. Gary & Tag made us feel so welcome in a relaxed family atmosphere. The accommodation was superb & Gary’s tour itineraries were expertly constructed & very informative. All in all a superb holiday experience discovering the beautiful Cities of Andalucia. Thank you.” Lesley & Morley Bishop, UK.
" We want to thank you both, for our lovely holiday. You definitely set the Gold Standard for a touring holiday. The tours were perfect –(the personalised schedules, the flexibility, the best use of time & fitting in so much) - which along with Gary’s vast knowledge and enthusiasm made for a very rewarding experience of Andalucía. The personal touches were what made it so special – it felt like staying with friends who were determined to make our holiday special and keen to show us the best of their (adopted) country. We had an absolutely wonderful time and will definitely recommend TourAndalucia to our friends & colleagues. Thank you for everything" - Sita, Roshan, Pushpa, Bindu, Ranjala & Rashmi.
" This trip fulfilled our expectations and more! A combination of adventure, warmth, culture and enjoying the relaxing Spanish way of life was everything we needed. You made it possible for us to see and experience a wide variety of amazing sights in such a limited time without ever making us feel rushed. This trip cannot be forgotten easily. Thank you Gary & Tag for making us feel so welcome. Best Regards Kiia & Nina (two happy young Finns!)." Helsinki, Finland.
“Staying as guests of Gary and Tag proved a really cost effective way of touring Andalucia. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the organization of the tour was smooth and relaxed. As a fellow guest remarked ‘Gary doesn’t sweat the small stuff!’ The wonderful cities of Granada, Seville, Cordoba & Ronda await you. Don’t hesitate, book now!” Avril Laycock, UK.
“Felt at home in the house, a very relaxed atmosphere. The City Tours have been excellent. Great not to have to worry about transport from place to place” Pat Nelson, UK.
“A fantastic way to see Spain. Really enjoyed Gary’s tour guiding” Greg & Pauline Hunter, Australia.
“Really interesting day tours,
well organized. Accommodation excellent. “ Lesley Baker, UK.
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“Relaxing stay and easygoing for all types of people. Personalised attention to individual needs. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you.” Cathy & Frank Crane, Australia.
“A great family atmosphere. Gary would do anything to make our stay enjoyable. Extremely hard working. A well informed man and happy to share his knowledge and love of the area. Great food in real Spanish restaurants. Accommodation is very clean and spacious. Thanks for everything.” Colm & Ann McConville, Ireland.
“TOUR EXCELLENTE! Hola, Tag & Gary, Ann and I would life to thank you for the superb holiday and in particular the welcome you and your family gave us.” Geoff & Ann Turner, Wales.
“We had a wonderful time with you in Spain, enjoyed every minute of it and it was just what we wanted. It would definitely not have been such fun being in a big tour group and there is no doubt we saw and experienced much more. Thank you so much. We shall definitely pass the word around.” Huon & Fran Hassall, Australia.
“What a great 5 days. Gary & Tag are great hosts. Couldn’t imagine managing to see more, a perfect trip”. Jim Ramage, Scotland.
“Everything good and deserving to come again, will recommend to friends”. Jordan Stoyanov & Irina Hendrickx, UK.
“We enjoyed the trip, thank you so much”. Jamie, Taiwan.
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“Warm welcome. Accommodation well equipped and immaculate. Fantastic tour, comfortable timings with plenty of thoughtful advice. Everything we had hoped for and more”. Martin & Anita Felton, UK.
“Great holiday! Very informative tours. Great driving Gary! Tag, thank you for the variety at breakfast and enjoyed wine & snacks before dinner!”. Andrew & Helen Ellison, Canada.
“A fantastic week that we shall never forget. Comfortable room & bathroom. Each day was very special, the places so interesting & Gary kept us entertained on the journeys through the spectacular countryside. He was a very helpful & informative host. Lovely breakfasts too, kept us going for hours. Thank you so much Gary & Tag”. Brian & Helen Hill, UK.
“The tour was exactly what we wanted, an informal and informative ramble around the major sites of this beautiful region. Gary was the perfect guide, always there when needed, knowledgeable and with an awareness of those little corners which the average tourist would miss. The trips into the countryside were a delightful break from the Cities. Our room was comfortable, the breakfasts excellent and we enjoyed living with a lively young family. What a great holiday we had with you! We are telling everybody that Tour Andalucia is the way to do it. Many thanks and we will pass the word around”. Dot & Michael Denton, UK.
“A very well organized tour with valuable insights from our tour leader. Excellent daily itineraries with many suggestions on what to do and where to go in each place. Accommodation good with a comfortable bed and safe & secure. We also felt very safe whilst travelling with our excellent driver. Thank you Gary & Tag”. Deidre & Lionel Ward, Australia.
“Really enjoyed our holiday! A near perfect formula for people who want an introduction to the great cities of Andalucia. Gary was an excellent guide, very relaxing and pleasant company. He did his utmost to make sure we got as much out of our holiday as we could reasonably expect. A very nice room in a lovely house. Superb value for money considering the level of service and the trips that were included. Family (and pets) very welcoming!”. Robin & Morag Dempsey, Scotland.
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"Really enjoyed the stay and thought it a great way to see the sites of Andalucia". Rachel Gilley, UK.
"Excellent value for money, beautiful house and accommodation". Jayne Green, UK.
"It has been a very good tour. You have helped us fulfil our dreams of visiting Spain. A very good guide, well informed about the places and also, with your guidance, we have had some of the best food we have eaten". Dr Muhammad Salim, Pakistan.
"Very pleasant way to have a holiday. Interesting sites in the Cities and Ronda is an excellent inclusion". Matt Gilley, UK.
"We thought it was fantastic and the sites we saw breathtaking, a wonderful 6 days, thank you". Peter Wilkinson, Canada.
"A highly recommended quality tour for those that want to concentrate on all quality aspects of the many interesting historical and cultural sights in Andalucia. Fully flexible itinerary to suit customer preferences". Derek Porteous, UK.
"The tour was truly excellent!!! We managed to see so much in such a short time. What really made the tour special, aside from Andalucía being a magical place, steeped in history, were Gary and his family. While at the villa Gary’s wife Tag would take care of all our needs and make us feel quite at home. Gary was so helpful in every way; it was like having a chauffeur, translator and guide with you all the time. His knowledge of Andalucía is excellent he took us all the best places to visit, eat, relax and enjoy. You could not want for a better guide and/or travel companion. We had chalked out an itinerary at the outset but this was always very flexible and we could chop and change at will (within reason of course); spending as much or as little time at any one location. Gary was very accommodating throughout. We enjoyed the tour so much that we have planned to return to Andalucía next year. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tour Andalucía, I’m sure you will have a wonderful time". Max Ahmad, UK.
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"I am sorry to be leaving as I enjoyed the stay so much. Gary and his family are a joy and made us most welcome.The tours are well planned and we liked the flexibility which contrasts well with the rigidity of normal tour groups. The Villa was a nice change from hotels. I do not hesitate to recommend Tour Andalucia to people looking for a hassle free experience in Andalucia". Ken Acock, Australia.
"It was like visiting friends. Tag's delicious breakfasts, Gary's interesting excursions with good advice. Sangria at the bar with romantic music and the magic of the pool lights, what else could you wish for. Highly recommende". Diana Filevskaia, Russia.
"A great week. We were able to see far more than by ourselves. Gary has organised our week so well, planned routes, booked tickets in advance, advised on restaurant dishes, sights, translations. Our accommodation was comfortable and breakfasts delicious and tailormade. A warm family atmosphere. Everything excellent, thank you both". Robert & Christine Goodyear, UK.
"Thanks for a wonderful holiday. Every bit of it has been special. Thanks for the varied programme from Seville, Cordoba, pretty Ronda and the green lakes up to El Chorro Gorge. You and Tag made us feel very welcome in your beautiful Villa. Thank you". Pat & Dave Hughes, UK.
"Excellent hospitality. Well informed personalised tours. Amazing and stunning places to see both in Cities and Countryside. Exceptionally good value, thank you!". Jane & Chris Arthurs, UK .
“Had a wonderful time and saw many things that I would not if I had travelled alone. Gary and Tag were fantastic at making this a special holiday. Nothing seemed too much trouble for them. I would certainly recommend this as a good holiday for people who want to take all the hassle out of travelling. I would rate 10/10 for friendliness and value. Will be back again sometime”. Carol Turner, UK.
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"Hope all is well in beautiful Andalucia! Although we expressed at the time of our visit what a great time we had had on our tour of Andalucia, we also wanted to confirm it in print and to say we thought Tour Andalucia delivered on all counts. Many thanks to all your team who together made our holiday a truly memorable time for all the right reasons, we found our accommodation in the guest wing of your villa most comfortable and to us it was like coming home each day because it was a place to relax unlike large hotels, it was exactly what we were looking for. As your web site states we agree we didn't have to spend too long in a vehicle to reach all the cities, we found this enjoyable any way chatting with fellow guests (who have now become friends) and looking at the lovely scenery en route was great and all part of it. We thought all the cities and sites amazing and to visit them all on one tour as we did was ideal and value for money.Please pass on our thanks to Rob and Jilly and say hello to your lovely children". Best wishes, Sue & Roger Strode, Chepstow, UK.
“Have had a wonderful and relaxed holiday and felt very spoilt. Being taken everywhere took the ‘worry’ out of the holiday. I must thank Tag for her excellent hospitality and for her lovely bright smile in the mornings. I also thank Gary for looking after us on our trip and his excellent information on places of interest. I would certainly come again and a good recommendation will certainly be given back home. Thank you”. Sheila Plater, UK.
"Dear Gary, Thank you for making our trip to Andalucia special. We had a wonderful time. A special thanks to Jill for taking care of our house-care needs and her cheery disposition. A big hug to Rob for driving us around and heading us in the right direction at our destinations. We even forgive him for the one morning of the deluge in Ronda!! The day we spent with you at the dams was lovely. Thanks". Pat & Richard Crepeau, USA.
“We did tell you that our journey up to the point of arrival in Malaga was superb. Not a thing to complain about or that we would have wanted differently. Now that we are back in Perth and settling back into business life, we can tell you that the same is true for our time with Tour Andalucia. Clearly, for us to have even attempted to cover independently what we did with you would have been a great disappointment, as well as huge waste of time, while trying to find what you took us to directly. We will highly recommend you and your tour to anyone who might care to know more as we tell them of our adventure. It is with thanks that we write this and also to send you all our best wishes”. John & Lian Hayes, Australia.
"I'm just editing/deleting my mountain of photographs of Andalucia and I just wanted to thank you again for driving us through your beautiful neck of the woods and giving us enough information about places that we've only read about in books. I also appreciate that you took us to Mijas the first day when we were only expecting to go to the villa. It's a lovely little town and I'd be thrilled to settle down around that area, but unless I win a lottery, that's not going to happen". Cheers, Carolyn Apolito.
“Just a note to say how much we enjoyed your tour. It was exactly right for maximising our experience. You took us to all the best spots, and allowed us some independence as well. In all, we think that Spain is a fantastic place, and feel that we must return. We will even keep an eye on Real Estate there! You are definitely on a winner with your tours. I will spread the word amongst our friends. It was lovely to take any stress out of the researching and planning which we would have had to do, if we had visited by ourselves. It was also a bonus to meet the other members of the tour. They were a lovely,varied and interesting 'crew'.” Paul Welsh and Robyn Gregory, Hong Kong.
"I hope this finds you well! We are now back to the "real world" at home in Florida (unfortunately!). We want to thank you once again for a fantastic time last week and let you know that we truly appreciated everything that you did; we could not have asked for a better vacation! We thought your tour experience was the perfect, stress-free way to experience some wonderful places in Andalucía. Even with the less-than-ideal weather on some days, we still enjoyed every minute. Our stay at Alan's place was really nice and comfortable...he was so welcoming and pleasant and fed us well each morning (no small feat considering his wife was in the hospital). A special thanks to Barry for putting up with us in his van all week! You, Barry and Rob took good care of us...it was a pleasure meeting everyone and spending time with all of you. I do hope our group was not too much trouble!" Warmest regards to you all, Rebecca, Cris & Stella Betancourt.
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“Thank you so much for the incredible 10 days in Andalucia. The tour was excellent and I will be recommending it to all my friends". Soraya Badouraly, Madagascar.
"Hi to you both, Just a big thank you for a wonderful week and wishing you all the best for future ventures". Linda and Elaine, UK.
We thought the tour was excellent, well organised, informative and superbly led by yourself. We also really enjoyed the informality of staying at your villa and meeting your family not to mention all the pets! We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are contemplating a visit to Andalucia". Mike Stanlake, UK
"Gary is a spectacular guide, a charming, laid back, all round good guy". Jim Sheets, Fort Myers USA.
“We are both recovering from vacation, and happily so. The sights you were able to show us, the history that you shared, and your incredible service has left an indelible mark. We left your cards where we thought appropriate, and hope you benefit from that. My appreciation has opened for the stunning architecture, amazing vistas, incredible agriculture, and complex history of this region.
I read Tales of the Alhambra while on the cruise, and David ordered 4 books about Andalucia the first day we were home. Each day we wake up with a fond memory to discuss. You might say this trip made quite an impression on us. Your care, attention to our requests, and selection of sites suited to our interest, and your infallible tips on dining were outstanding. You kept every promise made in your advertisement. I hope that David & I can now consider you a friend. Should you wish to visit this area, I would be pleased to provide info, suggestions, help - and free entry! to our more youthful historical places of interest. Not only was the US born in this region, it divided here at Fort Sumter. And South Carolina is the only state to this day which has not signed the re-union pact. (I do wonder then why I pay US income tax). Come visit! And again, thank you". Mary Jane Sedorowitz, South Carolina, USA.
"Dear Gary, Just a note to let you know the Odenwalds and Goodwins made it home safe and sound. We want you to know we had a wonderful trip, and your tour exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a job well done. We wish you all the best in all your future endeavors". Rebekah and Neil Odenwald, Baton Rouge, USA.
“Hya Gary, I would like to thank you, I really enjoyed the tour of Andalucia. I think you have got it just right ! For me it was nice to have a base where I could unpack, and have some space to relax.
It was good to be driven to all the lovely cities and towns of Andalucia by yourself or Rob, it made it easy. I liked that you showed us where the main places of interest were, and shared your knowledge of the history, then gave us time to wander and explore ourselves. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the whole region, and loved each place for its own individual character.
I want to return to have more time in Andalucia but now have a dilemma on which place to choose first ! Fortunately for me it is a short flight so I can return more than once. For me it was also a personal achievement, my first holiday alone, and to get to see the Alhambra Palace ! Wow !
I found you, Rob, Barry and Alan all easy to get along with, and helpful too. ( Don’t tell Rob I’ve given him a compliment Ha !) The group were easy too, I guess we are all like-minded people who appreciate similar things in life. So I now have the confidence to try another trip, soon I hope ! Thanks again Gary And I wish you every success in the expansion of your business - you deserve it". Warmest wishes, Jacqui Davies, UK .
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"Just a brief note to say a very big thank you, to You and Rob, Barry, and the team for a brilliant holiday, not just a tour of Andalucía but a “tour de force” in how to provide a quality holiday. It felt like being with old friends sharing the wonders of a fantastic part of the World, somehow you brought Andalucían culture, heritage and sheer beauty alive for us in an easy going but supportive manner, there’s got to be a Tour 2! Again many many thanks from me and Jenny".
“Since we returned to Australia we have been meaning to email you and say how much we enjoyed our week in Andalucia. For years we have wanted to see Andalucia, and in particular the Moorish architecture in cities like Seville and Granada. However, we knew that we didn't particularly like conventional tour groups, with their large numbers and need always to move on rather than take one's time enjoying being in a new place. Staying in a different place every night isn't us, either. For all these reasons, your Tour Andalucia program seemed ideal. Often when you really look forward to something, the reality cannot possibly live up to your hopes. For once, this was different: Tour Andalucia exceeded our hopes and expectations. The group was small and friendly; you and Rob gave excellent short introductions to each of the cities and towns we visited, and then gave us more time to explore on our own than we'd expected; the travel to and from Molina was well organised and timed; and where we stayed, in Alan's villa, was ideal. He was an excellent friendly host, and went out of his way to ensure Del's dietary needs were met. Overall, the week we spent in Andalucia was the highlight of our trip.We would be very happy to recommend Tour Andalucia unreservedly to anyone considering a holiday in southern Spain". Best wishes, Del and Peter Clayton, Australia.
"Hi Gary, many thanks for a great holiday. We really appreciated your organisation and informative talks on the many lovely places and buildings we visited. Our thanks also to Rob and Barry, and also to Alan who looked after us so well and made us feel welcome in his villa. We hope you enjoyed your break last weekend with your family. Please keep us informed if you run tours to the western region in the future". Best wishes, Prue and Steve Bryanton.
“Dear Gary, I just want to say a very big thank you for accommodating our needs with our dates at the beginning of July. We had the BEST time and thoroughly enjoyed the way you organised the tour – a great mix of organised and informed free time in the different towns/cities. Barry was a great driver and tour leader with a very helpful attitude and was a mine of interesting information. Fantastic". Bronwyn Taylor, Australia.
"Dear Gary, we are back in Cairo after a wonderful vacation in Spain. We can't express how happy are we and how grateful are we to you for the wonderful tour in Andalucia. It was an extraordinarily amazing trip and we are memorizing every day with great pleasure. We had fun in Madrid and Ponferrada. Thank you and looking forward to meeting you again". Mona, Ahmad, Yasser and Yusra, Cairo, Egypt.
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“Tomorrow I head back to Australia. I just want to thank you and your team at Tour Andalucia for a very memorable week. Everything was well organized and planned to maximize our freedom to enjoy the fascinating cities and towns visited. Barry was our tour guide and he was exceptionally attentive to our needs. Best of all, I appreciated his well informed and thoughtful comments about the venues we explored, and the current issues facing people in Spain. Thanks again, Gary, and I wish you and Tour Andalucia well in the time to come". Pam Molony, Australia.
"This is to say thank you so much to you, Rob, Paul, Alan and everyone for helping to make a fantastic family holiday for us. We had a really great time and will definitely recommend you to our friends". Best wishes, Muhammad Chowdray, UK.
“Hi Gary, Really enjoyed our time in Spain - Andalucia was beautiful and we really enjoyed Madrid as well. Barcelona was nice but so so so packed with people!! Hope you are doing well". Kind Regards, Christine Johnson, UK.
"Hi Gary, I know Robyn has contacted you but I did want to let you know that the "tour" was everything and more that I had hoped for. Congratulations on putting together a great experience. As a teacher I am as good, if not better, than most with the "very good...... but ...." sentence structure. I have had the time to reflect on all aspects of the week and think that you have it just right, so no buts. The Alcazar at Seville was a highlight for me. It gives the Alhambra a real run for its money". Best wishes to the rest of the team, Rob, Paul, Alan and Antonio. Best Wishes Paul & Robyn Walsh, Australia.
“Also please be assured that we shall recommend your tour to all our friends and contacts should they be travelling to Spain, we thought it was fantastic and all the guides and accommodation were perfect". Kind Regards , Carmel & Pat Rice, Melbourne, Australia.
"I loved Andalucia and the Moorish cities and thanks also to your great team of drivers/guides and general helpers all of whom were great". Best Regards Lis and Moira, UK.
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“Dear Gary, a few days have passed since we returned from our wonderful trip to Andalucia. Unfortunately, we had to go right back to work and to the routine... We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful time in Andalucia. We loved the arrangement of staying at the villa, and the private tours each day.
Everyone on your crew is so nice and accommodating! And....it worked out just perfectly with Oded and Hava Zamir! They are really nice, and we intend to keep in touch with them. We will certainly recommend this option of touring Andalucia to our friends. Thank you and all the best regards to you all". Sigal and Ben Strauss, USA.
"Just a note to say thank you very much for the excellent tour that we have just experienced as we would never have done so much or experienced all the beautiful places ourselves. You delivered exactly what you described and what we wanted and more.....! The small group was great, the drivers really knowledgeable and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. The sequencing and planning of the days was marvellous just enough information given and sufficient time by ourselves to enjoy all the varied locations. Thank you once again and we are busily recommending to our friends". Bernie and Kev, UK.
“Gary, all of us in our group (Diana, Karen and Heather) would like to thank you for a wonderful tour of Andalucia. Staying at the Villa was lovely and the day trips to the different towns were well conducted by your able group of guides. Especially, extend our thanks to Barry and Rob. And thanks to Barry's stories, I will never hear about Scots without thinking about "… the tall and very handsome men." I would definitely recommend your services to others". Birute Skurdenis, USA.
Hi Gary, Thanks a million to you and your people for making our time in Andalucia fantastic". Regards Alan & Kerry Rose, Australia.
“Gary, The tour was fantastic. Only regret being back to work. :)". Dr Alexander Gluzman & Dr Mariya Fishman, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
"Hi Gary, A belated note just to let you know how much we enjoyed our Andalucian break. We appreciated how well you sorted the logistics and how relaxing the holiday was. We will certainly pass on your details to our friends (the easygoing ones!). Please also pass on our thanks to
Rob". With Regards Janet and Roger Falcon, UK.
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“A VERY BIG THANK YOU for our recent holiday with you! It certainly suited us Retirees & the hospitality from you & your team was EXCELLENT! I would certainly recommend it for U3A Members & we shall be extolling your holidays to all our friends". Rob & Val Tabb, Solihull, UK.
“Just a line to say thank you and your team for all your hard work in ensuring a fantastic trip. I had a wonderful time and surprisingly although I was a bit tired at the time I have come back really refreshed and raring to go. I really enjoyed all your stories and am inspired to read a bit more about Moorish history". Patricia Barclay, Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Dear Gary, Greetings from a sunny Norfolk. We arrived home safely after a lovely tour and stay with you. Barry looked after us well, and was an excellent guide and source of local knowledge - as well as being a good driver. We also enjoyed meeting Paul and Antonio and family". The two Canadians (Kim and Larry) were good company too. Our best wishes, Patrick and Jill Walters, UK.
“Just to say how much we enjoyed ourselves last week. We were looking at the photos yesterday and thought how lovely these sites were. The welcome and kind and friendly service provided by you and Rob especially made the week very special. We are recommending Tour Andalucia to anyone who seems interested. If any of you are in the Salisbury area and would like a quick view of the city, water meadows etc, I can show you around (no charge). Finally, the attached photograph is available to you to use for publicity purposes, although Clare does not think you will want to!" All the best, Clare and Hadrian Cook, UK.
“Thank you for a well guided visit. The choice of location of the hotels, the many details that you pointed out gave added value to spectacular sites. Our stay in Andalucia will stay in our minds for many years. Best Wishes for a long and prosperous future to Tour Andalucia". Dave and Helene Chandler, Montreal, Canada.
“It would have been nice to meet you Gary, but your tour was in good hands with Barry. We covered such a lot of Andalucia in a short space of time and are now looking forward to getting out the photos, once our bodies adjust to being back home across the other side of the world. This tour was a perfect way to end our month's holiday in Europe. Value for money - definitely!! Thank you!" Cheers Marianne Hannagan & family, New Zealand.
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“The highlight of our trip definitely was the tour of Andalucia. We will be talking about what we saw and did for a long time. Dave will be working on his photos over the summer. As I mentioned previously, we appreciated your guidance and the choices made even if the weather was questionable at times. The tour you offer corresponded exactly to what we expected and more! Thank you again and have other tourist profit from your experience and knowhow". All the best Dave and Hélène Chandler, Montreal, Canada.
“Hi Gary, I wanted to say hello and to also thank you very much for the wonderful tour. I had the most wonderful time ever and I had no idea how great this tour would be and all because the attention to detail you master is amazing. For me the tour was perfect in that I would have not changed one thing. I loved that you were flexible with the tour and we were able to have Tony take us on a day-to-day tour to the places we wanted to revisit. I got to tell you though, I left my heart in Mijas, I guess I felt my mom's spirit around me! I now know why my mom fell in love with that beautiful place. I want to let you know that I have been telling everyone I know about the wonderful tour and have passed out some cards". Terry Marquez, California, USA.
“Hi Gary, Thanks again for a fantastic holiday, we really enjoyed ourselves and will be recommending. I'm seriously considering a holiday home in the region now!" Tom Roberts, London, UK.
“Hi Gary, just wanted to thank you and you terrific staff for a fabulous holiday that Elseline and I had with you. It has certainly given us a delicious taster of Andalucia and a desire to come back & visit it again. We travelled mostly with Alex and a little with Antonio and were more than impressed with them. All of your team, in fact, were commendable". Grant & Elseline Ward-Able, UK.
“Gary, Thank you for making our trip so memorable. I went into see our Travel Agent Gina yesterday and told her how much we enjoyed our trip and how your expertise gave the trip another element of fun and ease. I recommended your tour company if she had other clients wanting to visit Andalusia". Susan & Jim Wagner, USA.
“Hi Gary, I'm safe and sound back in Boston and want to thank you once again for a wonderful trip with your guys and accommodations you provided for me after the excursion to Cadiz...everything worked out just great and I really appreciated your, Antonio & Miryam help. Please keep me in mind if you expand your operations somewhere else next year". Fondly, Helen Elison, USA.
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“Dear Gary, I would like to take this opportunity to express my feelings that it was one of my best holiday/ personal study trip of my life so far. My wife and I are very grateful to you for organising such a fantastic tour. You and all of your team have been very helpful, considerate and flexible. Alan and his family have been very nice as well at the Villa. Every stage of the tour has been very well planned. It was a very good idea to give us some guided tour and also giving us some free time to explore on our own pace. A guided tour at the Alhambra was another brilliant idea that I praise a lot. I am also very grateful to you for organising the Gibraltar trip for us. The overall tour price has been reasonable and it was really worth it. The whole service you provided was of a very high quality and I got much more than I expected from this tour. Please keep up good work and our best wishes are with you all". Sincerely, Dr M Siddiq, Leeds, UK
“Hi Gary, We are sitting in the lounge at Heath Row waiting for the flight to HK. Our time with you and the lovely Dave was jointly voted the high point of our trip. All the best". Drs Angela and John Earls, Brisbane, Australia.
“Hi Gary, Just a quick note to thank you for our great holiday in Andalucía. We got back here to sub-zero temperatures and are longing for that wonderful Spanish sun (and wine and food!!!) Say 'Hi' to Antonio, Miriam and Paul. Hope all is well with the family and your future plans. Once again thanks". Janet & Ron Bywater, UK.
“Hi Gary, I have put up a Tripadvisor review of the tour we took with you in May. It was excellent and I would be happy to heartily recommend it to anyone. The tour gave us a fantastic 'taste' of the lovely cities of Andalucia.
Rob was wonderful. He is an excellent guide and nothing was too much trouble for him. He even found us a bar where my husband was offered to be kissed by a very merry Spaniard - this was the highlight of my husband's trip I think. LOL Wouldn't have had that opportunity on an ordinary coach tour. Please pass on our grateful thanks to him also. Best wishes for the continued success of your company". Paul and Judith Ballard.
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“Thank you just arrived home had great time staff was great Rob did great job all very helpful". Regards Ed & Marie McDonald, Australia
“Dear Gary, It is nearly five weeks since I returned from my stay in your villa. I do not want another week to elapse before letting you know that this was the best guided tour I have experienced. I so enjoyed the way it was organised, with freedom to do what was recommended or not, and the leisurely pace. I felt I was staying in a friend's house, and appreciated the large bedroom, and special white dressing gown which Antonio gave me to cross to my private spacious bathroom. Rob looked after us very well. He was so well organised, and interesting to listen to on any subject, and so good humoured and accommodating, as well as being a very good driver with an amazing memory.
I enjoyed everywhere we went. The museum at Madinat al-Zahra was a highlight for me. The care and artistry that went into the display of objects, apart from the astonishing beauty of some of them was heartening. I also very much enjoyed the fortress at Alcala la Real including the film with very appropriate music. It was an ideal start to give me five hours in Mizat. There were so many interesting places to go, and I was fortunate to happen on some excellent Flamenco dancers. The dancing of the lady in the arranged Flamenco evening was outstanding, and better than any Flamenco dancing I have seen here. I was speaking to my dance teacher ( I do not learn Flamenco- Ballroom and Latin and Latin in Line ) after returning to here, and she said that much of what we see here is not authentic.
I looked forward to swimming in your pool every night, and was delighted to find that the food was the best I have had abroad. My last visit to Spain was mainly in the Pyrenees a long time ago, and I recall the food being tasty but different. Also, I appreciated the quiet at night .
My two fellow guests were good company, as were the two Australians who briefly joined us (as long as we did not mention churches).
I hope your tours prosper and will recommend you highly. Thank you for catering for people like me". With very good wishes, Daphne.
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"So Tour Andalucia was great and so was the rest of my Andalucia time, can't wait to get back - likely to Sevilla (not something I usually say at the end of a holiday, usually it is "that was wonderful, where to next??")". Best wishes Professor Richard Gunstone, Melbourne Australia
"Hola Gary – What a fabulous time we had in Andalucia. Tour Andalucia was ideal! Also enjoyed the Hostal el Escudo de Mijas which was perfectly located and a very nice, large and reasonably priced room. Thanks for the recommendation. Ended our trip in Barcelona, one of my favorite European cities. And now back home.
Thank you again. Will be recommending Tour Andalucia to everyone". Wendy Soule, USA
"Gary, We are back home safe, and busy congratulating ourselves for having chosen Tour Andalucia to guide our excursion into South Spain.
We want to thank you again for making last week truly memorable. We couldn't have asked for a more generous host, for more comfortable accommodations or for better organized sightseeing.
We appreciate your personal involvement into all aspects of the tour. Limiting the size of the group to the van capacity of six persons, made the trips to each city seem more like a family outing. Your love for your second home was reflected well in the fascinating bits of detail with which you sprinkled the history of the region as you drove us through it. You have chosen your associates well and we can only offer praise for their contributions.
The villa became a home away from home during the week. It was wonderful to come back after an intense day of sightseeing and review the day's events in the patio or on one of the balconies with a glass of wine at hand. I imagine that during the summer months the pool offers a welcome way to revive weary limbs.
The visits to the cities offered all we had hoped for. We felt that they were planned thoughtfully, to give us as comprehensive a picture of each place as one can expect in the limited time available, with just the right combination of structure and flexibility. Your erudition concerning the history of buildings, public places and civic art added welcome flavor to what our eyes were seeing. We came away feeling that we experienced a great deal, yet we never felt rushed. We appreciate the freedom we had to visit museums and historical buildings at our own pace. We are still savoring the tastes your recommendations of restaurants led us to.
As important, if unanticipated, a benefit of our trip is the feeling of making a new friend. We would like to reiterate our open invitation to visit us in Greece and give us the opportunity to return some of the hospitality you so generously have extended". Sincerely, Chris and Kathy Saccopoulos, Greece
P.S. There is no use denying that the weather was not of your making. Kathy took a picture of you exorcising the clouds as you walked across the fountain in Cordova.
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"Dear Gary & Team, Great holiday; thank you very much. Really enjoyed the small informal approach and all your driver/guides were excellent. Hotel in Ronda after we left you was very comfortable. Please pass on our thanks to Paul ; an excellent caring guide. We know he felt slightly embrassed on the second as we sent him home due the weather conditions (and enjoyed our afternoon pottering in Ronda)". All the best to you ALL. Charles & Judith Flanagan, UK
"Dear Gary, We are just writing to tell you that we returned back safely to the UK, and with some wonderful memories of our journey. Thank you for all your organisation, smooth planning and logistics of the trip. Everything went well and we really enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. We' ll definitely be recommending you to friends and family. Can you also say thank you to Alex who picked us up on the first day and drove us to Mijas. We have already emailed Barry separately. Andalucia 2013 will not be forgotten in a hurry"! Take care and God bless, Adeeb & Ferhana, UK
"Hi Gary, What a wonderful trip we had with you and your guys. Still talking about it and saying things like "Oh next time we could go to Gibralter, Cadiz, Toledo, Jerez de la Frontera" etc. Keep us posted with new trips". Janet & Eric Saunders, Edinburgh, Scotland.