What our Travelers are saying in 2014
I would definitely recommend the agency and Carla. We have been to Spain several times and making the arrangements with Carla is the absolute best. She will be making the arrangements for our next trip.
- Knowledge - very complete.
- Drivers - excellent drivers and nice people, accommodating.
- Guides - they comply with your wishes and will take you places that most tourists never see, if you wish. They are considerate of your needs. They also know all the facts. They will discuss even sensitive issues with you so that you can gain some understanding of the culture and people. Many of the guides have worked with Madrid and Beyond, I think since it started.
- All of the drivers were excellent drivers and nice people.
- Hotels - they know the best hotels. However, sometimes the best hotels are like being in the US. They will make arrangements wherever you want but will advise you.
- Arrangements – flawless.
- Activities - they seem to have wide ranging contacts, so could probably arrange just about anything.
- Overall quality – excellent.
Thank you for arranging a wonderful trip. We had a wonderful time in Spain. All of your arrangements worked perfectly without a hitch, thank you. We are already thinking about our next trip to Spain. The most likely time will be right after Easter next year. We will definitely be in touch for your suggestions and help.
Review forwarded to Zicasso.
The trip Madrid and Beyond planned and arranged for us was excellent, completely meeting and in most cases exceeding our expectations. The choice of hotels was decidedly to our taste and inclusion of breakfast in each location was much appreciated. The guides were excellent: knowledgeable and very enthusiastic to share their knowledge of Spain and the places we visited with us. They were very engaging and also took great care to accommodate my wife’s difficulty with walking long distances; all of this we valued greatly. I must also comment that the reputation of Madrid and Beyond for providing excellent service was widely acknowledged at the hotels where we stayed and by the guides we met. In all cases they commented that Madrid and Beyond was great to work with and was highly professional in providing an excellent product to their clients. We agree completely and we strongly recommend Madrid and Beyond to anyone who is considering a trip to Spain. They are the best travel agency we have used to date in our 40 years of traveling in the US, Europe or Asia. Clara, our agent, paid particular attention to our interests, desires and budget which made the experience very enjoyable.
Nigel, I know that you have worked solely with Sandra in arranging our vacation, and that you and she have communicated often. I also believe that she has conveyed to you our total satisfaction with what you and your associates have arranged. However, I wanted to express my personal satisfaction and gratitude. Everything has gone smoothly. We have been completely satisfied with the travel arrangements, the accommodations, and with the restaurant recommendations.
However, we have been impressed the most by the guides that have been assigned to us. CM, JH, IS, and MA were personable, well informed, and went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable. As I am sure you are aware, one's enjoyment and ability to appreciate a city, site, work of art, or artefact is enhanced when one is informed of the history and circumstances of what is being shown, and our guides invariably supplied us with this information.
Sandra's and my sole regret is that it has taken us this long to discover Spain, however, it is our goal to rectify this oversight by returning as soon and as often as possible. And when we do return, we plan to utilize again the services of Madrid and Beyond. Thank you again.
We had an amazing 10 day trip to Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, and Granada arranged by Madrid & Beyond! Oscar helped me plan our customized itinerary, giving great suggestions for hotels, restaurants and things to do in each city. All arrangements and tours were flawless! Our guides were knowledgeable and extremely enjoyable to spend time with, they were just wonderful!.
I would highly recommend Madrid & Beyond to anyone!
Comments forwarded from Jet Set Word Travel, Chicago.
- Each one of our tour guides were phenomenal! They were so knowledgeable, passionate and really tailored the tour based on what we wanted to see. Standout tour guides for us were definitely our Barcelona and Madrid guides, but they were all wonderful.
- The selection of hotels was top notch and we actually mentioned how you did a great job giving us a variety of hotels. We were really thrilled about the way everything turned out.
“Hi Carla - great time in Barcelona and Girona. Everything about the hotel in Barcelona was perfect for us and we thought the staff was caring, warm and always helping. Thanks again for doing such a great job and we'll call you if we return to Spain. Would you please pass along our thanks and compliments to NB, IG and FB because all were terrific guides.
Oscar, we had a perfect vacation in Spain, all due to your excellent understanding of what we wanted and your professionalism. You really must have great intuition as each hotel was perfect for us. I think the memory that will last forever for me is seeing the Giralda washed in golden light against a navy blue sky. The Andulusian White Villages were another high point for me. They were just as I imagined Spain looked when I was a child in grammar school studying geography.
The most perfect, of course, was you Oscar. I wish I could figure out some way to let everyone know that going to Spain without your guidance is like getting on a sail boat without a captain. Your kindness and constant checks on our well being generated made us feel very special.
Clara, we returned to the USA after a very enjoyable time in Spain. Your arrangements for the second week of our travels there were very much to our liking. The car you rented was a perfect size for the four of us and small enough to easily fit on the narrow roads we encountered. To top off our visit, we happened upon a Good Friday procession in Barbastro that displayed the Catholic tradition in all of its costume and ritual.
You did a fine job of planning our route and making arrangements for us. When we next travel to Spain, you can be sure we will contact you. Thank you.
Oscar, What a wonderful trip we are having!! We are enjoying everything so much. The guides have been wonderful (not to mention the weather!). In fact, everything has been so well organized that we have barely glanced more than a day ahead on our itinerary as we have no need to anticipate things.
Everything went perfectly well and our guide on this part of the trip, David was fantastic. We had so much fun! We had a terrific time...all the arrangements worked really well. The guides were lots of fun...saw, ate, drank, learned many things wouldn't have been possible without them.
Ending in Barcelona was fantastic...Toronto could learn from them! Thanks for everything.
We were very happy with the trip planned by this travel company for us, everything went very smoothly and the tour guides we had were all wonderful. Madrid & Beyond was very good and worked with me to plan the perfect vacation for my family.
Jorge, We had a wonderful time and loved it all! hotels, guides, and the info you gave us were all great! I just recommended you to a friend... Thanks for all your help,
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