Classic Spain & Portugal

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Your Package Includes

  • 12 Days 10 Nights
  • Code: PSP
  • From: $1900

Spain and Portugal are renowned for their rich history, natural splendors and zest for life. Join us to explore both these sun-burnished lands on this captivating 12-day vacation. In Spain, experience pulsating Madrid and flamenco-fueled Seville, marvel at the exquisite Alhambra in Granada, and feel the full force of the exuberance of Barcelona. In contrast, Portugal casts a gentler, though equally enchanting spell. Discover the maritime charms of Lisbon, see magical Sintra, and visit the holy shrine at Fatima.

Itinerary at a glance

DAY 1
USA - Madrid, Spain
DAY 2
Madrid
DAY 3
Madrid
DAY 4
Madrid - Salamanca - Fatima, Portugal
DAY 5
Fatima - Lisbon
DAY 6
Lisbon - Sintra - Cape Roca - Cascais - Lisbon
DAY 7
Lisbon - Seville, Spain
DAY 8
Seville - Granada
DAY 9
Granada - Purullena - Alicante
DAY 10
Alicante - Valencia - Barcelona
DAY 11
Barcelona
DAY 12
Barcelona - USA
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Trip/Visit Pass
Overnight Stay
Madrid (2 nts) - Salamanca - Fatima (1nt) - Lisbon (2 nts) - Sintra - Cape roca - Cascais - Seville (1nt) - Granada (1nt) - Purullena - Alicante (1nt) - Valencia - Barcelona (2 nts)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAY 1

USA - Madrid, Spain

Today, fly to Madrid, the first stop in your 12-day voyage around Spain and Portugal.

DAY 2

Madrid

Arrive in Madrid, Spain’s capital since 1561 and its largest city. Pulsating with life, the city stands as a perfect testament to the Spanish zest for life, with its unquenchable appetite for art, architecture, dance, and epicurean pleasures. A city rich in beauty and history, it serves up imperious monuments and sites at every turn, from cobbled plazas to grand museums and majestic royal palaces all framing a cosmopolitan modern center. After meeting your Peony Tours representative at the airport, transfer to your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, with time to explore the city as you choose.

Included: Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Silken Puerta Madrid or Similar

DAY 3

Madrid

Relax over breakfast before taking our sightseeing tour of Madrid. First, admire the handsome Plaza Espana. Next, enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Royal Palace*, the opulent 18th-century residence of Spain’s Bourbon’s rulers that boasts a staggering 2,800 rooms. The afternoon is then free for you to explore as you wish, perhaps hunting for souvenirs along Madrid’s shop-filled boulevards; or taking an optional excursion to the historic town of Segovia to see its Roman Aqueduct and the UNESCO-listed castle, and enjoy a traditional roasted pig lunch! (Prado Museum will be a substitute if the Royal Palace is not available).

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Silken Puerta Madrid or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 4

Madrid - Salamanca - Fatima, Portugal

This morning, travel to the splendid University City of Salamanca, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Accompany your guide as you stroll around the arcade-lined Plaza Mayor, an 18th-century square that many consider to be Spain's most beautiful, and see the sculpted facades and sandstone-ocher entrance of the University, founded in 1218. After lunch, continue through pretty countryside into Portugal and on to the religious town of Fatima, for an overnight stay. This evening, after dinner at hotel, if you desire, you may enjoy a stroll along the quaint streets to the world famous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Santa Maria or Similar

DAY 5

Fatima - Lisbon

One of Europe's greatest pilgrimage centers, Fatima attracts an annual six million worshippers who come to see the place where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three peasant children in 1917. Enjoy some time to visit the Shrine of Our Lady on the site of the apparition and then travel by coach to Lisbon, Portugal's capital. On arrival, enjoy lunch independently before a city sightseeing tour. With a local guide, explore the Belem district that fringes the River Tagus and visit the Monument of the Discoveries, built to commemorate Portugal's 15th-century maritime expeditions. Take photos of the nearby 16th-century Belem Tower, another symbol of the country's Age of Discovery, and head to the ornate Jeronimos Monastery, to visit its sublime cloisters, built in classic Manueline style. Later, choose to celebrate your arrival in Lisbon by joining us for an optional seafood dinner at a popular restaurant.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Marriott Hotel Lisbon or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 6

Lisbon - Sintra - Cape Roca - Cascais - Lisbon

Sprawled over seven hills, Lisbon serves up cobbled streets, grand squares and broad avenues. This morning, set out on a full-day tour to view the city and its surrounding shores, the latter often dubbed Portugal’s Sunshine Coast. Head first for Sintra, the one-time summer retreat of Portugal’s kings. Admire the mountain-backed setting of the town and visit 14th-century Sintra Palace, famous for its fairy tale-like architecture. Next, drive to Cape Roca, mainland Europe’s westernmost point. See this rugged peninsula before following the coastline to the elegant beach town of Cascais. Have lunch here before visiting Estoril, famous for its casino: Europe’s oldest and largest. Admire Estoril beach before returning to Lisbon for a panoramic tour, passing sights such as Restauradores Square with its obelisk and art deco buildings, cafe-lined Rossio Square, Gold and Silver Streets, and grandiose Trade Square, overlooking the River Tagus. 

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ Marriott Hotel Lisbon or Similar

DAY 7

Lisbon - Seville, Spain

Leave Lisbon behind this morning and travel back into Spain to visit the old Moorish city of Seville, situated along the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Discover its highlights on a sightseeing tour, including spectacular Seville Cathedral*, the world’s third-largest church, its neighboring Giralda Tower* and the glorious Plaza Espana, the Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz and Maria Luisa Park. Tonight, don’t miss the chance to experience an exciting optional Flamenco dance and dinner show.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ AC Hotel Seville Torneo or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 8

Seville - Granada

Your tour continues southward through the olive groves and Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalusia to Granada, once an Islamic kingdom inhabited by Jews, Christians and Muslims. After enjoying views of the gypsy cave dwellings in the surrounding hills, pay a visit to the Moorish-built Alhambra Palace*, whose sublime patios, cupolas and marquetry date to the 13th century. While you’re here, also visit the Generalife Gardens*, whose terraces and promenades offer grandstand views of the city. After dinner, be sure to join our “Journey of Cave Culture” tour to discover the flamenco and culture of the Roma communities that live in the gypsy caves of Granada’s Sacromonte neighborhood.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Granada Palace or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 9

Granada - Purullena - Alicante

If time did not allow yesterday, visit Alhambra Palace the first thing this morning, then leave Granada and head towards Spain’s Mediterranean coast, traveling through beautiful mountain scenery. On route, see the famous cave houses at Purullena before traveling to the picturesque seaside resort of Alicante. Take time out this afternoon to amble down its mosaic-patterned, palm-dotted promenade, perhaps stopping for drinks or to browse for souvenirs at its shops.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ AC Hotel Alicante or Similar

DAY 10

Alicante - Valencia - Barcelona

This morning, continue to Valencia, the birthplace of paella, and known for its commercial fruit and vegetable gardens. Stop along the way at the City of Arts and Sciences, a stunning cultural and science park of innovative buildings by architect Santiago Calatrava. Admire the incredible complex before continuing into downtown Valencia. See the historic Central Market and the UNESCO World Heritage Site - La Lonja* (The Silk Exchange), and enjoy a walking tour of the center, admiring such landmarks as the cathedral, bullring, and medieval Serrano and Quart Towers, part of the old defensive walls. After free time for lunch at the Cathedral Square - perhaps savoring Valencian paella - relax as we drive along the coast to Barcelona, capital of Spain's Catalonia province, and renowned for its fanciful architecture by Antoni Gaudi.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ TRYP Barcelona Condal Mar or Similar

DAY 11

Barcelona

Today, drink in the sights of cosmopolitan Barcelona on a panoramic coach tour. View the La Rambla shopping street, Catalonia Square, Columbus Monument and impressive 1992 Summer Olympic site, and take in the city’s iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Gaudi’s Guell Park*. As a highlight, admire the exterior of Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, the breathtaking Holy Family Cathedral (outside), known locally as La Sagrada Familia. Later, visit the world-famous Picasso Museum* before dinner at local restaurant.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★ TRYP Barcelona Condal Mar or Similar

DAY 12

Barcelona - USA

Bid farewell to Spain today as you transfer to Barcelona airport for your homebound flight to the US.

Included: Breakfast

Important Notice for PSP0429

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

Sightseeing with specialist local guides in selected cities.

Deluxe 4-star Hotel accommodation for your comfort.

European or buffet breakfast daily at the hotel.

Lunches or dinners included as specified in the itinerary.

Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:
Madrid - Royal Palace (or Prado Museum)
Sintra - Sintra Palace
Seville - Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower
Granada - Alhambra Palace, Generalife Gardens
Valencia – La Lonja (Silk Exchange)
Barcelona - Park Guell, Picasso Museum
Lisbon - Jeronimos Monastery

Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

Airport group transfers in Europe on arrival (Madrid) and departure (Barcelona). (Land+Air Packages only).

Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

Upgrade your trip

Create your ideal getaway with the following upgrade options. Extensions and upgrades can be added during the booking process or speak to one of our travel advisors to tailor your perfect trip.

Treat yourself to the most sought-after seats on our coaches — those in the first two or three rows. We assign 10 seats in the front rows on a first-come, first-served basis subject to availability. To pre-book these seats for less than $10 per day, select the front of coach seating option online in your Peony Tours account.

AVAILABLE AIRLINES AND GATEWAYS

Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices are from New York JFK(JFK), including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees, not including any baggage fees or seat assignment fees.

Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

*Fares are subject to availability; for detailed gateway fares please view our dates & pricing

Madrid Silken Puerta Madrid or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The Silken Puerta Madrid Hote is located in the San Blas district, in a business district close to IFEMA and the Adolfo Suárez - Madrid Barajas Airport, the Silken Puerta Madrid offers a free shuttle service to and from Madrid airport. The Hotel has spacious rooms, all outward-facing and with lots of light. They are equipped with Wi-Fi, trouser press, safe and a large desk.

Details

  • Calle Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid, Spain
  • +34 917 438 300

Fatima Santa Maria or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

With a prime location, just 2 minutes walk from the Sanctuary of Fatima, Hotel Santa Maria follows the most modern concepts of architecture and contemporary design, providing the guest's peace and tranquility.

Details

  • R. de Santo António 79, 2495-430 Fátima, Portugal
  • +351 249 530 110

Lisbon Marriott Hotel Lisbon or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Portugal's spectacular capital city beckons at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, a leading 4-star destination. Once you've checked in, relish in a 4-star experience in our hotel rooms, all of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows, high-speed Wi-Fi. 

Details

  • Avenida dos Combatentes 45, Lisbon, 1600-042 Portugal
  • +351 21 723 5400

Seville AC Hotel Seville Torneo or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

This urban hotel in Seville, Spain is 10 minute drive or an easy bus connection to the center of Seville, at 3.5 km. The AC Hotel Sevilla Torneo features free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and an AC Bar which offers a wide variety of refined dishes. 

Details

  • Sanchez Pizjuan, 32 Seville, 41009 Spain
  • +34 954 915 923

Granada Granada Palace or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Located in the village of Monachil, Hotel Granada Palace combines Moorish-style architecture with modern interior design. Its stylish air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, equipped with satellite TV and a mini-bar. Granada Palace has an outdoor pool and sun terrace. The hotel also has a spa, with a water circuit and massage service. A varied breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s Restaurante Palatium.

Details

  • Calle Diego de Siloé s/n, 18193 Monachil, Granada, Spain
  • +34 958 301 222

Alicante AC Hotel Alicante or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

AC hotel AIicante conveniently located near the commercial area, the busy city center, Paseo de la Explanada and the Postiguet Beach. After an adventure in Alicante, make our hotel your home base and share your feed in social media with our free Wi-Fi: relax in our guest rooms, with sleek design and the amenities you need. Enjoy Alicante’s Sun in our rooftop pool with panoramic views of Santa Barbara’s Castle with a delicious smoothie and drop by our on-site NEW AC Lounge.

Details

  • Avda. de Elche, 3 Alicante 03008, Spain
  • +34 96 5120178

Barcelona TRYP Barcelona Condal Mar or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The Barcelona Condal Mar By Meliá is located in Barcelona, near the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), the beach and Diagonal Mar shopping mall. Amongst a wide range of services and facilities, you can enjoy a wonderful outdoor swimming pool with spectacular 360º views of Barcelona, a fully equipped gym, Turkish bath, massage booths, free WiFi.

Details

  • Cristobal de Moura, 138, Barcelona
  • +34 93 3077727

Why not check out the optional excursions available on your tour and pre-book? Booking them in advance will save you money and hassle. Optional tours must be purchased 7 days prior to departure.
Special exchange rate: When you pre-book optional excursions in US Dollars you enjoy a discounted exchange rate, saving you money. Online prices are in USD for our European tours; on-site prices will be in Euros (EUR) or British Pounds (GBP) in the UK. 
Easy budgeting: Pre-booking your excursions makes budgeting for your vacation easy. You’ll find it easier to plan your spending money and you’ll need less cash during your vacation.

 

Online Purchase Window closes 7 days prior to departure 

Customer Reviews

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Our tour guide John is very good. Looking forward to joining his group in the future.

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By DIANA WANG

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Very good management!Good!

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By Jen Huey Sharon Hsu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Good job and continuing doing you bestI am planning my next trip withyou

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By Su Yin Wan

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Tour manager did an excellent jobI am looking for next trip with Peony Tours

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By Cheung Sing Wan

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Very nice tour. Tour guide was great. Thank you very much.Very nice places to visit. Spain and Portugal

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By Susan Jeng Fong

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Great tour, tour guide Nathan was excellentNone

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By Chiu Ling Han

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EVERYTHING IS GOOD!

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By ZHENJIA WU

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

I join Peony Tour for many times, Ms. Caro Hsu is my favorite tour guide. Luckily she's our tour guide this time again. Thanks to her hard work, I learned the history and culture of Spain and Portugal, experienced the local customs, and had a good time.

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By Jia Rui Wang

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

extremely glad to have had Nathan as our tour manager. we have been with many tours previously but none were comparable. will definitely look forward to seeing him again on future tours!wish more days were spent in barcelona

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By Karen Lu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

excellent in every aspect, very accommodating, experienced and knowledgeable. definitely glad to have him lead this tour!wish more meals were covered with local foods

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By SAMANTHA CHIANG

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

It was a wonderful trip. Especially the tour guide: Paul Chu, great service and very acknowledgeable. Because him, I will like to apply the tour with Peonytours again!

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By Angela Hsiao Mi yang

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

We had a very exciting trip on PSP1014 this year. The tourist guide Ms. Caro Hsu was excellent. She provided much information with the history and story for each place where we were. The day-to-day arrangement was organized very well. The hotel was nice and the bus was also comfortable. It was the second time of our vacation to choose Peony Tours. Peony Tours is still giving us a good impression.

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By Muxian Yang

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Excellent Service.

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By MICHAEL YUNG CHEN

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Our tour guy, Caro Hsu and the driver, Jose, are the best. It was a very wonderful experience to have them in our trip. Thanks

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By ALICE CHEN

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Knowledgeable and organizable.

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By Yunchi Austin Wu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

I enjoyed to join the Peony tours every time. I am also appreciated the professional tour manager to introduce the tour group. They are very professional and considerate.

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By BaoJiun Liou

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Tour Manager is excellent.

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By Sallie Wong Koo

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

這次的旅遊, 不論是酒店或餐食我個人都很满意. 特別是我很喜歡朱麗葉. 她很盡責, 熱心, 一路上照顧我們真的不簡單,凡事提前叮囑提醒,一而再,再而三,非常有耐心. 朱麗葉提醒我們在外旅遊一定要注意表现舉止.她很會講笑話和歷史故事,坐在車上很享受. 唱做都極好,叫人佩服, 有她的同伴非常開心. 她是你們公司的一塊瑰寶.

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By Ming Ling Lo

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

very good English specking tour guys John Huang he is wonderful

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By Hector De Jesus Rendon

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Ms. Caro did a wonderful job. We are totally satisfiedbetter hotel catering and WiFi service in room on next trip will be very appreciated

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By tim kuen choi

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Very good toured travel, I'll go with peony tour again.The guide, Mr. Paul Chu provided excellent service, very responsive and professional. He worked very hard.

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By Jianchi Yao

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

So lucky to have Caro Hsu as our tour manager. She was amazing. Took us tour Madrid the very first day, got to visit Prado, Market Miguel, Plaza Major, Puerta de Sol, even watched the first bullfight of the season. The company has cancelled the visit to Quell Park in Barcelona, she bought tickets individually for the whole tour group, we were so happy to be able to visit that Quell Park. Thought out the tour, we learned so much about the history, the people, the places where we visited. She worked and walked tirelessly with us. She is the best tour manager I have ever had.We could not reserve seats on Iberia Airline which was the major street. Some hotels wifi were not functional. But overall, i enjoyed the trip very much.

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By Chengsein Yu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

I had a good trip with this group people and our tour manager!Serve a good arrangement for those people chosen not following the option you provided.

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By Yiqi He

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

We took Spain and Portugal in mid-Sep-2016. Juliette the tour guide was very pleasant and accommodating. We were able to get additional discounts maybe due to off season. The price was reasonable, the tour planning was worth while. I will highly recommend Peony tour to anyone who likes to see most with very little budget.This tour was worth every penny, very professional people. If we get similar type of discounted fair we will join again in 2017 most likely for Eastern Europe.

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By Vanessa chor wan Ahmed

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Sam has been a very good tour guide, giving out clear information, and well coordinated with local guides. He is also very well scheduled so we do not need to wait for any tours. He is also fluent in English and Chinese so both my boys and myself can enjoy the trip very much.

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By Peiyu Chien

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

James Wang was knowledgeable and friendly. He does have lots of experiences. We enjoyed with this trip guiding by him.

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By Pao Fang Fu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

James Wang was friendly and knowledgeable. He was very good.

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By Chau Hwei Fu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

My tour manager (Caro Hsu)is very humorous. It is fun to travel with her.

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By chiung-tze hu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Our tour manager (Ms. Caro Hsu) offers her excellent service with her great knowledge and enthusiastic attitude.

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By sheng hsin hu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Excellent tour guideNeed more time in Barcelona

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By SHAO-PIN CHEN

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Tour guide Mr. Sam Lin is very good

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By Ming Chu Wang

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

I wish to express my appreciation to our tour guide Mr. Sam Lin. Throughout the tour, Sam has been very helpful in introducing histories, land marks and is very polite and pleasant to be around. We are interested in taking a tour to Eastern Europe. We will go if Sam is the tour guide.

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By Hsien Chung Wang

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Juliet-Excellent

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By Tsz keung wong

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Ms. Juliette Lu was excellent host, very courteous, professional,knowledgeable,and very accommodating. We requested for special meals for the trip (no Pork related item), she went beyond her duty and made sure that we get requested meals at all time. We would love to join her tour in future. We bought land only tour, Ms Juliette was cooperative in arranging airport pick up and drop-off. Overall we would highly recommend Ms. Juliette to anyone, she is a great asset to Peony Tour Company.

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By Iqbal Ahmed

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Our guide, James Wang, is excellent throughout the trip. Very knowledgeable and I highly recommend. Optional tours were also very good. I would like to have more free time when tour the Sintra National Palace. We had a very good experience overall.

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By Mingfong Hwang

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Caro was very friendly, helpful, responsible and likeable. An excellent tour guide by all standards. She is also very knowledgeable and a good interpreter. Getting to watch the bull fight in Madrid was excellent. I think the Pablo Picasso museum in Barcelona was not particularly interesting to most members of my tour because it is really interesting for art fans only, and should be replaced with going inside the Sacrada Familiar or another activity.

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By steven mai

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

It was extremely delightful to have Caro as the tour manager/guide. My wife and I were especially impressed with her diverse knowledge about places visited. She was very professional and always had tour group members' interest in mind, and did her best to satisfy everyone. I hope to have her again when we sign up for other Peony tours in the future.

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By Chuen Hsiung Hsu

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Helpful and fun. Accommodating.

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By Kelly Megan Chow

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Had lots of fun with John ! Very humorous.

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By Christopher ian Chow

CLASSIC SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Thank you to Caro for providing more optional tours and convincing most of families to join these new optional tours. She has done good jobs during entire trip. Both my wife and I really enjoyed it.

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By Kuanlian Liou

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