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Made for Spain was wonderful!

By: SJSchoen

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

Thank you for providing us with wonderful funny and smart guides and drivers. With the exception of the Bull Fight in Sevilla - our trip was just perfection! I especially loved our last driver from the Madrid airport to the Airport Hilton. I left my bag in the car with EVERYTHING important in that bag. I called the emergency number for MforS and they were on it right away. That precious man came driving back to give me my bag and all it's contents! LOVE that guy! thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins
Not Recommended

Very poor service

By: Breezy

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

The tour guide did not speak English very well. When asked questions she would not answer what was asked. We soon came to realize that she did not understand enough English to understand our questions and then be able to answer. The driver and guide spent most of the time talking to each other in Spanish. We were to take a tour of the lake area but apparently a road they were to take was blocked. She then asked us what we wanted to do. As we had hired them to be our travel guide I would have hoped that they had a better idea of what to do or be prepared to offer something else when an itinerary needed to be changed. Very disappointed.

Fantastic tour

By: Sam12

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and really gave us a great feel for the city. He was wonderful to take us around. Made great reservations in resturants that gave us a deverse feel for the cuisine. Really fantastic!
Travel Advisor:  Heather Freeman

Different itinerary

By: Noname

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

They were very helpful in setting up this trip for us. It was not what the usual tourist in Cadiz wants to do but it what we wanted to do. Good very good.
Travel Advisor:  Sara Krutsinger

Wonderful service

By: richard32

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

We only booked a pickup for the airportmmfeom our lodging which was 2 hours away.Our driver arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled time in a large, luxurious mercedes. He was very courteous and spoke very good English. We arrived at the airport at exactly the time he predicted. Very stress-free travel!
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

Great Experience

By: marydru

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2017

Wonderful, knowledgeable tour guides. In particular, our guide for the Prado was best-informed person I have ever encountered in over 40 years of travels. Punctual, personable drivers and luggage assistance guides made the transfers stress-free. 5 stars.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger

A great way to see Spain

By: Ric & Ginny

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

The entire itinerary was well organized and all the guides were not only knowledgable and professional but people that you want to call friends.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Barber

Spain and Portugal

By: JKF/New Jersey

Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

In both places they had excellent tour guides and made sure we got to where we had to go in time to make all our connections.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Day in Leon & Drive to Santiago

By: HappyCamper

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

OUTSTANDING!! Alex, the driver, and Maria Camino, the guide in Leon were EXCEPTIONAL!!! Unequivocally, THE BEST I've had the pleasure to learn from!! Thank you both!!
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Moore

Made for Spain

By: Marnie

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Everything worked like clockwork. We were met on time had experienced guides and enjoyed the experience.
Travel Advisor:  Annie Rogers

Great tours

By: Chrys

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

In Spain, our tour guides were very nice and professional. They made the tours fun by providing information that was easy to understand by us and by our children. They were helpful and very knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed their company. Thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Major added value

By: Let'sgo

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

We had Made for Spain guides meet us in several cities and it was really worth the time and money. Their English was really good and they all had advanced degrees in the subjects they were telling us about. Very kind-no question is stupid-and great tips for the rest of our time in their city. We would use them again and probably book a longer tour.
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols

Portugal y Espana

By: Arnold

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

This was an awesome trip loved Lisbon! Spain was awesome too. It was great to have the MfS guides as we learned so much! The food the sites and the wine. I loved walking and talking with Christina in Portugal Pablo in Madrid, Bert in Madrid, Pablo in Grenada and Theresa in Barcelona. Elegance transfer was aptly named as all the drivers were great and very caring. I felt like I was family the way they cared for us! MfS is highly recommended by us! Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Wow Made For Spain

By: Traveling Suitcase

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017

All of our tours in Spain were great; the guides were on time and very interesting. The cars and drivers were very nice and safe drivers;
Travel Advisor:  Ann Caraway

Tours of Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona

By: Manorgal

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

All three guides were fabulous- Pablo, Virginia, and Carles. We have invited them all to visit us when they come to Chicago. The tours are always the highlights for us, as we learn so much about the history and culture of the places we are visiting for the first time. Our cooking class at MiT Cuisine was outstanding. Maria, Titiana and Rose were so welcoming and fun to be with. I hope I can do the chefs proud when I try to create our meal at home. We highly recommend this experience.
Travel Advisor:  Caroline Chandra


By: Carol

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Loved the background content and recommendations sent to us prior to travel. We used a lot of the suggestions. Used the help/hotline once during our stay and the support person was super! As soon as I told her my name, she itinerary in front of her ready to solve the issue. This is a good company!!!
Travel Advisor:  Tisha Neufville
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Europe cruise

By: Reluctant planner

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Highly recommended. Great choice of tours and very personable and experienced tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Spain trip

By: Michael

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

I really attribute the planning, guides, and hotels to Laura. She knew what we were looking for and made it happen. All tour guides were first class, on time, and were most accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark

It's the little things in life that make me happy

By: Rob and Joan

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

We used Made for Spain for 3 days on a recent vacation to Madrid. Our three guides were extremely knowledgeable in everything from art to architecture and all things in-between. Our driver (Barouch) was extremely attentive and was an excellent compliment to our guides. But the little thing that made me extra happy was the way Made for Spain ushered us through Madrid International customs. All travelers are wary of airport customs. It can simply be a miserable experience. Not with Made for Spain. Their representative met us right as we got off the plane and took care of customs and retrieving our bags while we waited in a very comfortable lounge having a cocktail. It was the best airport experience ever. Then the real fun began. 3 days of touring Madrid with Made for Spain. We will certainly use Made for Spain (and Portugal) on future trips to the Iberian Peninsula.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Traveling through Spain

By: JD Colorado

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with the service provided by Made for Spain during our trip in September. We worked with Clare Corrigan who helped up fine-tune our itinerary, arranged for private guides at six towns/cities - all excellent, transfers at airports/train stations - all professional and on time, recommended hotels throughout the journey - all wonderful, and booked our rental car, air, and train transportation in Spain. Made for Spain also provided a helpful information packet for each city on our itinerary with recommendations of restaurants, shopping, and sites to see. They were thorough and meticulous. The trip went as planned. We recommend their services highly.
Travel Advisor:  Stefan Bisciglia

Made for Spain

By: Doc72

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Made for Spain was highly recommended by our advisor and they earned that recommendation. Guides in Barcelona, Figueroa and Girona were excellent. A half day gallery hopping tour with delightful artist/ professor was a highlight.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Rubenstein

Spain and Portugal planners

By: KimT

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

Our experience with Made for Spain and Portugal was unparalleled. We had top notch guides who made our visits to historical sites meaningful and easy (fast entrance to sites too was awesome!) The drivers arranged for us were prompt, friendly, helpful and flexible. The itinerary itself was tailored to our interests including history, culture, and art. We learned so much and saw so many amazing things I consider this the best trip my husband and I have ever taken. The hotels that were booked for us and the dinner and shopping recommendations were right on target. We truly have nothing but positive things to say about this company! Special shout-out to very memorable guides Javier and Pablo, as well as driver Mario and dinner host Veronica. We won't forget the extra miles you went to ensure our experiences were outstanding and fun. Thank you again for making us feel special in your country. We will be back and we will book with Made for Spain and Portugal again!
Travel Advisor:  Annie Rogers

The good and the bad!

By: Melissa

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Pick up at the Airport was easy but needed a larger vehicle for luggage. Our guide had to take a cab to the Hotel to drop off luggage and then off to The Hospital designed by Gaudis Professor. A must see! Piccasso Museum and our Guide was terrific, pleasant and spoke good English! Our Guide and driver to the Dali museum and Gerona was terrific! A guide is a must to the Dali museum or you would miss so many nuances of Dali! Lunch in Gerona and our guide was 7th generation Geronian. Beautiful City and must see! We had a Sunset Cruise in Barcelona but that was a downer! Spent 45 minutes trying to find the boat with no directions in the heat! Finally found the Captain who spoke very litttle English and the sunset sail was back and forth in front of the beach, Hotel. Nice sites but really didn't know what we were looking at and the language barrier was tough! All and all we had a wonderful time! Always a few hiccups!
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Fantastic Time in Spain Thanks to Made for Spain

By: Nina

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017

We had the most amazing time in Spain thanks to Made for Spain. Each guide we had and tour was top notch. We would certainly use them again!!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Otto

San Sebastian and Barcelona

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

We couldn't have been happier. Our guides and drivers were all wonderful to work with. We had a blast with each and every one of them! Made for Spain had the best itinerary for food lovers. We did manage to get in a bit of culture as well, but the food was the main attraction for us. Probably our favorite trip so far!!!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Weiss

Truly outstanding local tour operator

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

From the pick up at the airport upon arrival to our final departure, Made for Spain provided an outstanding service. Their drivers went beyond to ensure our travel needs were fully met while Barcelona was undergoing some local political challenges. The guides provided for our touring were knowledgeable, personable, and just great people to hang out with. And they all provided unique insights to he local history and culture, providing us local insights. Well done. We will plan to use Made for Spain and Portugal when we travel in Portugal next year.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard

Customer first

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

Our guide, who was with us for two days, was the best guide we have ever had. He was gracious, accommodating and knowledgeable. Our drive was with us for all three days and was not only an excellent driver, but knowledgeable about the area and its intricate history. The two of them made an unbeatable combination.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Rubinger

Our guide John and driver Samuel were great

By: Randyo

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2017

We had a lot of fun exploring Lisbon with our two locals, and got to see a lot of things that most tourists would never find, including a fabulous winery where the owner Isabella treated us like family. Her Manor House, dating back to the early 1800s, on the property with it's own chapel and LOTS of antique furniture and mosaics throughout the house was amazing. Plus our guide and driver took us to some interesting places along the ocean including a small local restaurant with an amazing view and we were the only people there speaking English, so they ordered food and good Portuguese wine.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Rubinger

A must when traveling in Spain.

By: Laura

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Made for Spain is the only travel resource to use for Spain. Perfect plans. Organized and reliable. Great tour guides!
Travel Advisor:  Kari Angelo

Excellent Details

By: Andy&Margaret

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

Everything was perfect. Our guides were wonderful, the tours were memorable, and the punctuality of the drivers was impressive. We never had to wait for a driver or a guide. Each guide was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and treated us with utmost professionalism. There is no way the experience could have been any better!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark