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Just back from Best of Barcelona, Madrid in 8 days

Just returned from our 8 days in Spain! Now starting to get back on track after returning. I wanted to say that our Guide Augustin Ciriza (who filled in at the last moment) was Outstanding. He did not miss a beat. Our group of 25 blended into a "familia extendida", extended family. We had some wonderful planned and unplanned adventures: strike at the Picasso museum and the World Soccer championship in Madrid....there was a lot of energy in the air!!
This was my first tour and I loved it! My sister and I could not say enough about how smoothly, stress free and enriching it was for body, mind and spirit. And when I lost my wallet in the taxi? The hotel staff was tremendous and Guess What....the wallet was returned and I had it the next morning.....miracles do happen!!
Follow the plan and the plan will set you free....
More later, but for now: how to adjust without my afternoon siestas, red wines and incredible Spain culture and people!!!

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That was my first RS tour, too! Loved it, and returned recently from my 6th tour.

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838 posts

That was my first RS tour as well. Excellent value, wonderful experiences, great guides.....and all that wine!

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5926 posts

That wass one of our favorite tours. Can't wait to read your trip report. I love trip reports from newbies, esspecially when they had a wonderful, tranformational time.

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So glad to hear you enjoyed your first tour. May it be the first of many! Spain is indeed delightful.