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Your RS Tour experiences in Spain?

Hoping to head to Spain in September on RS My Way tour. I would love to hear about your experience on tour this year. There are not many tour member reviews on the tour information sites.


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I have not taken the My Way Spain tour, but did take the Best of Spain tour earlier this spring. It was great. The itineraries are similar, but the ‘Best of ‘ is a few days longer. I just read reviews of previous My Way tours, and peoples’ experiences and Wow Moments seemed similar to what we experienced on the full tour. It seems that the previous My Way Tour Managers arranged several (optional) group activities that we did as a group, such as dinner across from the Alhambra in Granada. That was amazing. I would take advantage of them.
The itinerary suggests using your second day in Madrid to go to either Segovia or Toledo, and we did both on the tour (Toledo as an overnight), but i would suggest thinking about staying in Madrid to see the amazing museums, stroll through the parks, and just be there, as opposed to rushing off to another city. But, either way, you’ll enjoy your time in Spain.

Hopefully, you’ll hear from someone who has done the Spain My Way. We did the Alpine My Way tour a few years ago, and loved that.

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I suspect much of your inquiry is around "this year" and what covid changes have affected travel in Spain. That I cannot answer as our My Way Spain trip was in 2019 and you may need to check attraction websites for any specifics that may have changed due to covid (reservation requirements or proof vaccine or mask requirements). The RS Spain book does recommend several major attractions that you may not get in without a reservation made well in advance (now for a Sept trip!). If you're more interested in the actual My Way Spain trip and logistics...
The My Way Spain tour was a terrific experience overall with the logistical planning for where to stay and how to get from city to city already done; we planned the fun part - what to see and do! Our tour manager Rich gave us excellent information to be able to navigate Spain's transportation on our own as we took a day trip from Madrid to El Escorial via the regional train and then on to Valley of the Fallen via taxi where we negotiated an hour's wait and return taxi pickup.
We had several "wow" moments including stepping into the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and looking up into the forest of stone 'trees'. The view from San Nicolas viewpoint overlooking Granada and the Alhambra at sunset and from the terrace viewpoint over the Bridge in Ronda at dawn were both gorgeous. The flamenco dance program in Seville and the classical guitar performance in Ronda were unique experiences (both arranged by our tour manager as extras for tour members that were interested). And The Burial of the Count of Orgaz by El Greco in situ in the small chapel in Toledo was amazing.
We could do this trip a second time and find activities that we didn't have time for on our first tour or those we would do again. Enjoy!