Made for Spain and Portugal - Portugal

The Ultimate Travel Experience in Portugal

Made for Spain and Portugal - Portugal

Made for Spain & Portugal is a luxury travel company that has been providing the ultimate bespoke travel experience on the Iberian Peninsula since 1999, creating custom-designed itineraries including experiences, transport and accommodations to fit each traveler. Made for Spain & Portugal is a privately-held, debt-free company. Certificates of solvency from Banco Santander and Bankinter, and a copy of our AXA Seguros liability insurance policy are available upon request.

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Highly Professional Tour Service

By: Doan - Dallas TX


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2013

We (4 people) took a 1/2 day Gaudi Architecture Tour. The arrangements were perfect and our guide, Mireia Garcia was the BEST guide we had during a 14 day tour of 4 counties! When we return to Barcelona we will use the services of Made for Spain tours - and hopefully we can get Mireia again!
Travel Advisor:  Rick Johnson
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I would recommend

By: Dolly


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2013

Our touring and hotel in Barcelona was great. We were welcomed at the airport and even our luggage was taken care of. Our personal tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy
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Highly rwecommend

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

very good job in the arrangements...except Hotel Maria Christina
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy
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Good tour guides.

By: Knightmum


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

The guides and drivers we were connected with through Made for Spain were top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett
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Highly Recommended

By: Charlie1


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

This organization is phenomenal. The car, the driver ("Kaiser"), the two guides (Carles and Sylvia) were perfect! Carles and Sylvia took us to the main attractions in the city and outside of the city. It felt like being with cultural and art historians--their knowledge was amazing. They were punctual, warm and very friendly; they made Barcelona and Montseratt very special for us.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner
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Tour guide made the trip

By: Laurie


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Ana was absolutely outstanding. Her knowledge, language and people skills, warmth and availability made the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

on time service

By: grumpy


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2014

Made for Spain did a great job for us. They provided excellent guides and drivers. And, they were always on time waiting for us. They made us very comfortable in a foreign country.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Calvert
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High Praise!

By: NY traveller


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

Our American travel coordinator used Made for Spain to make the travel arrangements for our trip to Marbella and Barcelona.  Every detail was anticipated.  Hotel reservations, tours, transfers and meal reservations for all perfect and everywhere we went we were greeted as VIP's.  Would definitely recommend Made for Spain with no reservation!!
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett
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Highly recommended

By: Gary55


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2014

Our guides were each nothing short of amazing.  Their punctuality, knowledge, hospitality, and person-ability made our experience fantastic. Each guild was willing to do what it took to make the experience memorable.  
Travel Advisor:  Shonah Rabman
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Highly Recommended

By: Ash&Andy


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

ALL of the guides were amazing! Pablo, Cynthia, Sonia, David & the other 2 names are slipping my mind. We had such a great time with all of the drivers as well - all of them were personable and informative. Virginia and the tapas tasting was so great - we did not want to end the evening. It was truly a pleasure getting to know Spain through Made for Spain and all of people that made it happen. I want to go back to the flea market with Pablo & i am still talking about the bull farm with Cynthia. Thank you so much for making our trip so well rounded and educational - Love - Ash&Andy 
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Goldberger
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Enjoyed the game, but

By: Uppirv


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

We were thrilled to get tickets to see Barcelona FC while in Spain recently. Made for Spain was great in getting our tickets to the hotel desk where we were staying. The tickets we had were good, but unfortunately it was raining and we were seated at the end of the overhang. Therefore, the water kept dripping on us from the overhang.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Experts in Spain!

By: 93021 Traveler


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2016

Our travel experiences in Barcelona and Madrid were perfect due to the expertise and professionalism of Made for Spain. In the future, I would rely on them without question!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Barcelona in August

By: Zoe's mom


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

We recently came back from our 5 day trip to Barcelona. The trip was fantastic and I would say "beyond our expectations" but, the work Monica and LFT does and the network & experience they have has set the bar very high. The guides (Christina & Veronica) were excellent, and unique in their own way, certainly very worth the money for the value they bring to our trip. The hotel was well located, extremely comfortable, clean, US-friendly, and their concierge service was able to provide restaurant reco's that were not overly touristy (very important to us). We can't wait to identify the next destination, and get to work with LFT again. Finally, the transports were timely, friendly, clean, and helpful. All in all, a great trip - many thanks to Monica and Lake Forest Travel. I will continue to try to convince my friends that working through LFT to help make a trip "perfect" is well worth the effort.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Perfecto!

By: Ethel


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

There is a saying that, "you get what you pay for"! Every detail was handled to perfection. The tour guides, chefs, authors, drivers and Blanca (always a phone call away) were wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and personable. Although we only had time for two cities (Madrid and Barcelona) we did them well. We never had to wait for anything. If there was something we thought we would like to do Made for Spain had a suggestion. We always felt comfortable. If only they could figure out a way to manage the weather!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Friendly, helpful service!

By: Linda


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

Our trip was very well planned! All tours/activities were enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the walking tours in Granada/Seville and the winery in Ronda. We loved having personal guides who were very friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English very well. The hotels in all the cities we visited were great...wonderful service and locations! We will use Made for Spain if we visit Spain again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Henderson

Pleasant drivers, good guides

By: Dubes


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Guides in foreign cities make trips much more meaningful. However, on other trips the driver has also been the guide which lowers the cost substantially.
Travel Advisor:  Helene Singer
Not Recommended

A Few Problems

By: Redd1954


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Continued - And finally on the last day of our trip, MFS was to pick us up at the hotel and take us to the airport for an early flight. Nobody showed up, and I had to hire a quick cab to make our flight. Overall, not the service for the money.
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Expert Friendly Service.

By: CHL


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015

Loved them and everything they set up. Cannot say enough about for Made for Spain. Highly recommend their services. They were extremely helpful in retrieving my luggage as well.

Iberian Excrsion

By: M&M


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2015

Great guides. Very knowledgeable and fun. Great insight with local color of sites.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Knowledgeable, personable, and fun!

By: JP


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

Our guide, Silvia, and driver, Jose Luis, are proud ambassadors of their beautiful Barcelona. Their expertise, personalities, and desire to please made our adventure as positive and rewarding as it could be.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Delightful Experiences

By: Msm2624


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2016

Each guide and driver we worked with through Made for Spain was professional, thorough and knowledgeable. Our Barcelona bike tour with Jaume was fantastic, as was our full-day Barcelona tour with Sonia. We had some questions in Barcelona about train tickets and Paloma was very responsive and helpful behind the scenes. We also had a wonderful tour in Madrid with Belen. We were very impressed with the breadth of knowledge each guide had, and each was totally engaging and very welcoming to us. My family and I loved every bit of it!
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

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!

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

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.

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

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

Impressed!

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 had.my 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 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 Falk 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 Clark

Day trips near Madrid

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

Made for Spain arranged three day trips for us to Toledo, Salamanca, Avila and Segovia during our recent trip to Madrid. The trips were beautifully organized -- transportation was perfect, including arrangements for a high speed train to Toledo, which saved us money with no loss of convenience. Guides were all extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and their selection of things to see was first rate. We thoroughly enjoyed our side trips which added immensely to our visit to Spain.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Family trip to Spain

By: Caroline


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Appreciated all of the "local" insight shared with us!
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

Made for Spain and Portugal is the right choice!

By: Lolita


Reviewed on: 02 May 2018

I highly recommend Made for Spain and Portugal tour guides for providing outstanding excursions and memorable experiences. Without exception each guide in every city we visited was extremely friendly and knowledgable and wanted to show us a good time. Jordi's historical and walking tour of Barcelona and Gaudi architecture was very informative and exciting. We felt like were understood the pulse of Barcelona! Gurutze's highlights of San Sebastian which included the cultural history of the city, its beaches and Mt. Igueldo was excellent. She also provided valuable guidance to local shopping and authentic dining experiences. Our visit to Toledo was extraordinary thanks to Fernando. The sights of this historical center of Spain were breathtaking and the stop for world famous marzipan from Santo Tome was beyond enjoyable! Belen's historical and artistic walking tour of Madrid delved into the pictures on the street signs, the masterpieces of the Prado Museum and the meaning of tapas!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Tour Operator

By: Khalid


Reviewed on: 17 May 2018

Very good. I used nine different guides during the trip and all of them were excellent. I had a long list of sites to cover in a very short time in many cities but it all ran very smoothly. We were able to cover everything on the list with time to spare. This was only possible because of the excellent planning by the guides. The choice of hotels were great - some of them just walking distance from the historical sites. I came back very satisfied with arrangements made by the tour operator.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Moore

Guides and Tours

By: Spain


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2018

Pre trip information was excellent. ALL guides and our driver were experts and enjoyable to be with.
Travel Advisor:  Judith Stang

spain

By: Strenuous


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Very good and reliable service. Would definitely use them again
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Spain

By: Carlyn


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

Terrific trip to Spain!
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Mandala CTA

Super Guides Good flow to itinerary

By: Konny


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2018

The places chosen for staying were top notch. The guides assigned to us were too. I wish the itinerary had offered some advice on routing and parking in cities we were driving to. Once arrived, everything was great.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

France and Spain

By: Stick


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Very efficient and on time.
Travel Advisor:  Russell Wagenaar

Made for Spain & Portugal

By: EMF


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018

Wonderful travel experience - all details were handled with care and professionalism.

Pleasant Surprises Everyday!

By: Josh


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

Our experience as great! I could say a lot of good things around our trip but I want to call out one overall experience...pleasant surprises. From the hotels, local guides, restaurant recommendations and other experiences (e.g., tapas cooking class in Seville) all were fantastic and surprised in some way. Hotels: perfectly located in each city and each with a cool bar, pool or decor that surprised us. Guides: each loved their city, were very knowledgable and were simply fun to hang out with.
Travel Advisor:  Jeffrey Audley

AmaWaterways Cruise

By: Weese


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

I really enjoyed our time in Madrid as well as being on the tours in the city and the surrounding area. The trip from Madrid to Vega de Terron was interesting and the tours after boarding the AmaVida were diverse and most interesting. It is really a beautiful country.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Amazing Portugal Vacation

By: Kim


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Every detail was handled with care. Drivers were on time, friendly and helpful. Accommodations were amazing. Highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Spain Vacation

By: DR. T


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Every promise was fulfilled. We had several private tours set up and all guides were polite, knowledgable, and timely.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Jean Thompson

Tour Company

By: Blanca Garcia


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

This company's representative picked us up from the airport and gave us delicious gifts, she took us to the hotel and called us throughout our whole trip to make sure we were happy.
Travel Advisor:  Dyane Shanahan

Smooth and professional

By: Phil C


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Everything went well like a well tuned machine. They got in touch with me when there was a change in tour arrangements. Great tour operators
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Memorable tour well executed

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Thanks for the tour. Will recommend you to friends.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

requested

By: James


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

all 3 guides were good

Super Experience

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Our tour of Barcelona was fabulous. The tour guide was exceptional. He brought the city to life.
Travel Advisor:  Jack Weber

spain

By: Maureen


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2018

Our trip was Spain, France and Italy. I would drop the day to Ibiaza and Porto Mahon and add 2 days in Rome at the end of the week.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Perfect tour operator

By: Alakainalu


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

Everything they did for us in Spain was perfect. Easy arrival and transportation by limo to our hotel. The next day, picked up in a beautiful limo with great driver and an exceptional guide who showed us Madrid, and took us to lunch as his favorite paella restaurant. He was knowledgeable both regarding the history of Madrid and the art in the museums. Really terrific. Next day, limo to train station where they got us on the high speed to Barcelona, and met us on the other end with limo to our hotel. Made the time in Spain really special.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Touring Spain and Portugal

By: Joe B


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

We were very happy with everything they arranged for us. The guides were very good and all the arrangements were as promised. They made some changes to our original schedule for us while we were there to accommodate our flight schedules which made the trip much better and enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Colaizzi

Everything was first class

By: AlinLA


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

Our itinerary, hotels, guides and drivers were all excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Clark

Barcelona Gaudi Tour

By: John


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2018

Camilla was invaluable in arranging for this tour with Made for Spain and Portugal. The tour was wonderful. We had a comfortable vehicle just for the three of us. There was a driver and a guide. Sonja was the guide and she was fantastic. If this tour is typical of this product this company offers I would recommend them whole heartedly. The same goes for our guide, Sonja. She spoke excellent English and was easy to understand.
Travel Advisor:  Camilla Lummus

Adventure across Atlantic

By: Johnny


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

Had a private tour of the Sacrada Fanillia in Barcelona and was excellent. Tour guide really knew the church.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Excellent service

By: LetsGoTraveling!


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2018

Although my luggage did not arrive with me in Madrid and I had to spent an inordinate amount of time at the misplaced luggage counter, my driver was patiently waiting. The ride to the hotel in a lovely big Mercedes was a pleasure. On the return trip from the hotel to the airport, the driver was equally well-dressed, on time, and polite. I highly recommend Made for Spain and Portugal for transfer services.
Travel Advisor:  Russell Glasheen

Excellent

By: Tony Cappellino


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2019

Carlos was excellent. Super knowledgeable kept us entertained with magnificent sites of Barcelona and details beyond our expecatation. Excellent job all around. Our evening of Tapas tasting was excellent as well........and our day trip to Girona was incredible........such an amazing job by all
Travel Advisor:  Helen Papa

Barcelona Tour

By: Jamie


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019

Great tour guide and driver throughout the trip! Super informative and able to answer every question! Got us into the super fast lines so that there was no waiting too!
Travel Advisor:  Monique Owen

Quick Barcelona Trip

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2019

Sonia was extremely knowledgeable. We enjoyed learning about the various sites we visited as well as the history of Barcelona. We had a lovely time.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Lisbon tour

By: Jody


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2019

Excellent guide who followed the requests we made ahead of time completely. Our guide was knowledgeable, always on time, and had a good feeling for what we wanted to see and experience. The driver was very competent, with a very comfortable car and was "on deck" whenever we were ready to move to the next experience. Materials provided before the tour about Portugal were informative and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Made for Spain

By: girls


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

Great guides and they provided an fun and interesting experience for us
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Chapman's do Spain

By: Chapmans do Spain


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

We were called several times during our trip to make sure everything was going as planned. All transportation was executed perfectly and in very nice vehicles. We would highly recommend Made for Spain.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

Guided Tour of Madrid

By: Madrid


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2019

Great experience with guide--covered alot and very flexilble.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Spring in Spain

By: Denadio


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

Everything was top notch. The guides were fantastic, the hotels beautiful, the locations perfect, the transportation efficient.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

Made for Spain

By: Howard


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

Tour guides were a pleasure. Knowledgeable and professional
Travel Advisor:  Jane Rosenkrantz

Awesome Tour

By: test review


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019

This is an awesome tour
Travel Advisor:  Beverly Fish

Spain

By: Kelli


Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

Our driver and luggage assistant were very nice and helpful
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols

Awesome

By: Nana


Reviewed on: 29 May 2019

Fabulous experience! Friendly and knowledgeable tor guides!!
Travel Advisor:  Merrill Laguarta

Trip to Spain

By: mmk


Reviewed on: 20 May 2019

We had a terrific experience. All of the local guides were knowledgeable, and we enjoyed spending time with each of them. The itinerary worked very well for us and the logistics for travel between Barcelona, Seville and Madrid were seamless. The variety of tours that were scheduled was great. Gourmet food tour, Spanish cooking class, museums, palaces, cathedrals, and a soccer game. Overall, our experience with Made for Spain and Portugal was outstanding!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Shifrin

Shore excursions

By: Juetten


Reviewed on: 24 May 2019

Friendly, knowledgeable guides. Capable drivers. No complaints.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Turner
Not Recommended

VIP treatment needs a redo

By: mmt


Reviewed on: 27 May 2019

MFSP was highly recommended by my travel advisor as I wanted a highly personalized trip through Portugal and Spain. I was in country May 3-18, 2019. I spent a year finalizing the trip details with my travel agent and she was in constant contact with MFSP. Here's the good and the bad. The private drivers were top notch never had an issue. the guides were so phenomenal that I invited them to call on us if ever in the United States. Now for dropping the ball. The first hotel in Lisbon one of my party's window looked out onto a dump. the second issue was they scheduled a tour of a museum on a Monday the museum is closed on Mondays gee thought an expert would know this. The palace in Madrid was closed could not help this but would have been nice to possibly rearrange if someone was keeping an eye on things. But the biggest was a major reason for the trip a visit to Camp Nou in Barcelona yes we got there and closed for a game. Really this was scheduled a year ago could you not have checked

Portugal

By: MAM


Reviewed on: 27 May 2019

We were thrilled with our guide, Helena Lemmonier. She is very knowledgeable, well-spoken, and personable. She was very attentive to the kinds of things that interested us and nimbly made changes to our itinerary to take best advantage of the available time. We have had a number of very fine guides on earlier trips, but we rank Helena as the best ever! In addition, we were lucky enough to have Paulo Silva as our driver. He is an impeccable driver who was devoted to getting us to our destinations on time and in comfort. Paulo is also very knowledgeable and was able to give us helpful context and depth of understanding as we made our first (but by no means last) visit to Portugal. Together, Helena and Paulo were the dream team.
Travel Advisor:  Jeannine Bottorff

Trip to Spain and Portugal

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 27 May 2019

Carol was great at booking the best hotels and transportation for our trip. She referred Made for Spain to book our tours as well. We have found Carol to provide professional service and advice for our travels abroad in the past as well as the present trip to Spain and Portugal.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Hammond

Made For Spain & Portugal review

By: SLK


Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

All of the drivers, guides and tours were very professional, courteous and provided services above our expectations!
Travel Advisor:  Pascale LeJeune

Review

By: Kiki


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2019

Truly enjoyed everything they put together. Not just the private tours but the guides and the drivers made the trip a lot of fun. Enjoyed the accommodations especially the Orfilia in Madrid.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Koshkarian

operators

By: peggy


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2019

The guides and drivers were polite and informative.

Barcelona

By: Janie


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2019

Excellent loved everything about this trip!
Travel Advisor:  Arri Melody

Spain Vacation

By: Paula


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2019

Made for Spain did exactly that - they made our trip so smooth & fun. They were always ready & waiting for us with friendly drivers & beautiful vehicles to get us to the next location in Barcelona, Madrid, & San Sebastian. We did 3 tours with them in Barcelona & we were so pleased with all of them. Tapas with Saskia - what a wonderful way to begin our trip - she was perfect & easy to hang out with & she selected fabulous tapas. Biking with "Jimmo" around Barcelona - he took us to fun spots & had lots of good information - perfect again. Hiking with Uni at La Mola - a good workout, beautiful views, great lunch, good conversation - another perfect day. We wouldn't change a thing with our time in Barcelona & give most of the credit to MforS. Finally, MforS booked a fabulous hotel in San Sebastian with a gorgeous room & view of the ocean. MforS helped us create a dream vacation!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

Holiday

By: Tag along


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

Well organised and interesting tours.

travel to a foreign country

By: Mark H


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019

I was concerned to travel to Spain mainly because I do not speak the local language. Maria with Made for Spain and Portugal worked seamlessly with my local agent Jeff Hood at Huffman Travel Limited. Car transportation with an English-speaking guide took me from the airport to my appointments and finally my hotel. A map with local highlights, tips and recommendations during my stay was customized to meet my needs. The return trip was trouble-free and I arrived safely home. Highly recommended!!
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Hood

Happy tripper

By: happy tripper


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2019

They had really worked well in with Mel Haycock and this trip was really well organised and we went to lots of great places.

Portugal tour

By: John Liz


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Excellent tour guide

Barcelona Adventure

By: Jeri


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2019

Made for Spain and Portugal put together the perfect set of excursions for our three days in Barcelona. Each adventure was meticulously planned and thoroughly enjoyed by our teenage boys, my husband and myself. They were always on time (or slightly early), very professional and available via phone (we only had to contact them once at the airport). We had a great time!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Barcelona city tour

By: Jo


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2019

Pickup at airport and delivery to ship very smooth and timely. Tour guide was superb.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

Great job

By: SChen


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2019

Made for Spain and Portugal did a great job. I appreciated the trip guides they sent beforehand, which made for good background reading. It was also very handy to be able to communicate with them via WhatsApp while on the trip, and Paula was very responsive and helpful with last minute things.
Travel Advisor:  Margot Kong

Barcelona ship to airport tour

By: Bud


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2019

Outstanding but very expensive tour. Time in Sagrada Familia was incredibly good. This is such a wonderful city to visit. As our time was limited some treasures could not be visited. But tour guide gave use great advice on what to see the next time we go to Barcelona. Wonderful overlook view of the city at the end of our tour. Excellent help getting into and through the airport. They could have suggested checking on plane’s departure time as it was two hours delayed and we could have seen more.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Vogel

First Timers

By: RnIinHB


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

Tour guides are knowledgeable, friendly, and informative. Promptly responded to requested changes to itinerary, and addressed issues along the way (e.g., hotel booking differed from itinerary re level of room). Courteous and flexible service all around!
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Lisbon and Barcelona

By: Kelly


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2019

Everything was impeccable. The guides, the hotels, the drivers, the choices, etc. Everything made very easy and the people chosen were beyond expectations!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Fine tour!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019

This was the second time we used this tour operator in Barcelona and both tours were educational and memorable. Very knowledgable and interesting guides.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

Made for Spain & Portugal was made for us!

By: Suzie


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2019

Again we most thank Colleen LaMont for making our arrangements in Spain with this company. The drivers and tour guides were delightful, always on time and very helpful with their ideas and with our groups' needs. We were very impressed with their expertise.
Travel Advisor:  Colleen Lamont

Made for Spain

By: Marho


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2019

Fabulous journey!! Wonderful accommodations, fabulous guides, great drivers & transport. A pleasure to work with!
Travel Advisor:  Colleen Lamont

Great day!

By: JP


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2019

Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable entertaining and probably the best we had in our three weeks in Europe.
Travel Advisor:  Gregg Robert Humble

Portugal June/July 2019

By: Avril Foster


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

Extremely professional organisation who planned a wonderful 3 weeks for us touring Portugal. Most enjoyable and everything worked perfectly.

Tour review

By: Agreen


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2019

It was great! Very well planned out. It was a perfect mix of down time and touring.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Made for Spain and Portugal - Portugal

By: Lola


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

Very good and enjoyable

MfS&P

By: Kep


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Professional group. Will use again on future trips to Spain and Portugal
Travel Advisor:  Julie Cooke

Jill trip

By: Tr grandma


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

Daniel was a wonderful tour guide. Our driver was also great. It was everything we wanted. Very pricey, but great!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Young

Portugal/Spain trip

By: Bigmac


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

Again, we were not aware of the names of the Tour Operators Sherry arranged. AS previously stated the logistics of the trip were great; a tribute to Odyssey and Sherry.
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Really good

By: Greg Shumaker


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

Terrific. Transfers on time. Tour guides exceptional. Impressed.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

September Spain trip

By: Larry


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2019

Very good...very professional.
Travel Advisor:  Gabrielle Warncke

SPAIN 2019

By: STEVE


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2019

OVERALL EXCELLENT. HOWEVER VERY HARD TO COMMUNICATE WITH IN PLANNING STAGE. ALSO VERY EXPENSIVE TRIP BUT ULTIMATELY WORTH IT. WE FOUND THE HOTELS AND GUIDES AND DRIVERS EXCELLENT. ALSO THE PLANNED TOURS WERE EXCELLENT. THE WEAK SPOT WAS RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS. AFTER DINING AT AN AWFUL RESTAURANT THAT THEY RESERVED FOR US WE STARTED LOOKING INTO OUR OWN RESTAURANTS THROUGH EITHER OUR HOTEL CONCIERGE OR GUIDE OR YELP REVIEWS. I WOULD SUGGEST THEY DO THE SAME.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bown

Madrid and Barcelona

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Outstanding!, All tours..all guides
Travel Advisor:  Judy Ruttenberg

Barcelona and Bilbao

By: Loved Spain


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2019

All of the tours and guides were personable and knowledgeable. That makes a difference in the travel experience.
Travel Advisor:  Katherine Gould

Wonderful Autumn Trip to Spain and Portugal to Celebrate our Anniversary and a Special Birthday

By: sgeorges3


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2019

Made for Spain and Portugal worked at the request of our travel advisor, Vicky Malakoff, to customize and provide our party of four a wonderful and memorable 2 week trip that covered Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, the Rioja Wine Country, and Bibao (Spain), and Porto, Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril (Portugal). Our trip was a perfect blend of guided travel and free time with wonderful, knowledgeable and personable guides and drivers meeting our every need along the way! The guides and drivers were an absolute joy to be with! We were sad to say goodbye to our guides and drivers. The hotels that were selected by MFS+P were wonderful - (perfectly located comfortable 4 star properties). Thank you Made for Spain for a wonderful and unforgettable celebration of our Anniversary and a Special Birthday!
Travel Advisor:  Vicky Malakoff

Dent / Bennett trip to Spain

By: Travis


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2019

Absolutely first class organization. Incredible attention to detail and everything went off without a hitch. The people we encountered, the tour guides we had and the experience were all second to none. We loved the company and will absolutely be using them again!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Otto

made for spain

By: herbertkean@aol.com


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

wonderful. could not have been better. above and beyond caring
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Klinger

Perfect

By: Gracie


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

What a wonderful experience! Everyone we encountered, drivers, guides, hotel staff were so nice and helpful. Over the top customer service. And kudos to Paloma who we never met, but felt she was right along with us taking care of us.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Rhonda

By: Csprincess81


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2019

Our driver and vehicle were first class. We met our guide who was very personable and knowledgeable. A great day.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Ostlund

Porto and Lisbon

By: Boris


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2019

Both cities were wonderful; wish we had more time in each. One problem was that we were not met at the Porto airport and needed multiple phone calls to get picked up. Hotels were high end but could have been more conveniently located; local guides were excellent in both Porto and Lisbon.
Travel Advisor:  Dyana Thomas

Dream Trip

By: Dominique


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2019

The trip was a dream vacation. I plan to return next year to several of the cities. I also make some very nice connections to people that lived in the area.
Travel Advisor:  Ron Otto

Good time

By: schan


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2019

My group had a very good time in Barcelona. The tour operator did a wonderful job to plan the tour for us. The drivers are very nice and courtesy. We had a very good tour director. He is the best tour director for all my traveling. The lunch was very good and we all enjoy the lunch very much.
Travel Advisor:  Amber Kimble

Spain

By: Name


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2019

Good! The guides were all very good, although we ended up spending a lot in tips and would have rather had tips be included. We also are not sure why we did not have Ronda as a suggestion for one of the white villages as it should have been, over a few of the other cities that were on the itinerary
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

Europe trip

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

Even though the weather wasn't good we enjoyed our time in Portugal. We only spent a layover in Spain.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

Tours in Spain

By: Spain trip


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2020

Fantastic. Loved the tour guides and their suggestions. They did great with our kids and tried to make it interesting and fun. The company left us a welcome basket which was amazing and was very accommodating to us changing the tours a bit. We would use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Roseann Konke

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