First of all, I don't post many reviews in my private and professional life, but I'm compelled to do so in this case.
I need 6 stars.....
Antonio and the entire staff at SpainTop.com created the most wonderful vacation for my and my wife. We were celebrating a birthday with a trip to Spain. We had just dropped our son off to college and used that as an opportunity to take a much needed vacation. Antonio and his staff took the time to understand what type of trip we wanted and what amenities to include in the trip that fit our lifestyle. For us, it was just the right amount of planned events with the time on our own to discover the cities soul. Right off the bat, their initial itinerary was almost perfect. With a few tweaks, we had what turned out to be an incredible trip creating memories that will last a lifetime. We had some incredible small group tours as well as a cooking class in Madrid and a private wine tasting in Priorat. We spent 3 days in Madrid (not long enough), 3 days in Barcelona and two days in the wine region of Priorat (again, not long enough).
I can't thank the SpainTop team enough! They kept tabs on us as we progressed through the trip and checked in if a driver was looking for us, or to make sure we got our luggage, which did not follow us to Spain. This was an airline issue and had nothing to do with the planning of our trip, but they did go out of their way to assist us even though, they had nothing to do with booking the flights.
We will be using SpainTop again and would wholeheartedly recommend them!
Review by Teedonna2 months ago
We had a wonderful trip in Spain recently and we just sit back and enjoyed what SpainTop planned for us. Knowledgeable, thorough and fast responding, they really listen and work on your needs. Thanks Vanesa for showing us the best of Spain, and accommodating our last minute changes :)
Review by Bafford Daughergy3 months ago
From start to finish working with Antonio was a pleasure. During the planning process he and his team actually listened to what we thought we wanted, and planned the perfect tailored trip for us. Considering in my group of 6 there are 3 couples that all had requests.
Starting in Morocco, then Seville , and finally Lisbon, the lodging that was chosen for us was perfect, the guides at each location were extremely knowledgeable, and worked hard to insure that our experience was memorable. The transportation was superior and most importantly, when we had one small issue, Antonio answered the call and solved the problem within the hour! This speaks to the excellent customer service provided by Spaintop Travel! We will without question, work with them again on another adventure.
Review by Rifty3 months ago
Choice of hotels was good. Any mistakes (e.g. did not pay for luggage on internal flights) were quickly resolved. Drivers all polite and punctual. Guided tours were fine
Review by Iyja4 months ago
From the first conversation through multiple iterations of our Portugal trip planning, Antonio and his team at SpainTOP helped create the most memorable experience for our family of five. They were patient, creative, consultative and exceedingly professional. Every transfer, every tour, every destination were just perfect. We particularly appreciated the very personal attention we received from our guides. We can't recommend SpainTOP highly enough.
The Inman Family
Review by Stephant Krimele4 months ago
Thank you for all of your incredible help! This was our second time using your services and we could not have been happier. The Sixtyfour Apartments in Barcelona were a particularly perfect fit for our family...fabulous recommendation.
Review by DaveJenn4 months ago
spaintop planned our spain trip very well, everything was on time and we were able to book a lot of restaurants with their help!
Review by Zahi4 months ago
The experience was perfect: all plans were excellent and went off without a hitch. Accommodations were excellent, guides were pleasant knowledgeable and prompt, our driver was outstanding. Flawless start to finish. 17 of travel at its best.
Review by Sophiejo5 months ago
This summer we used Spaintop for the 2nd year in a row- and just like last year they were an OUTSTANDING company to work with! They took care of every detail, and made fabulous recommendations for our entire stay. We love vacationing in Spain and plan to use Spaintop every time we come
Review by Shorai5 months ago
Thanks to Spaintop's expertise, connections and responsiveness, my husband and I had an extraordinary three week, five city/town introduction to Spain. Most importantly, the guides were extraordinarily informed, intuitive about what would match our interests and able to craft fascinating, instructive narratives as well as answer all out questions. They also were extremely but unobtrusively solicitous of my husband's limited ability to walk distances or climb many stairs. Two caveats: (1) Antonio is very persuasive - know what you want to do and stick to your guns. We saw less of the Alhambra than we would have if I hadn't yielded to his suggested change of hotels. (2) Double check the details. We missed at least one interesting site (suggested by Antonio) because it was closed on the day of the week we were scheduled to be there.
Review by Crissa5 months ago
My wife and i booked a trip to Spain last year with several local tours throught the country and a visit to Marrakeech
We arrived in Barcelona and the company booked us at a Tryp hotel that was sold to us as located in a prime location close to the Ramblas.
The location was terrible as we had to walk several miles daily to go to the main attractions.
We were promised a local guide in our visit to Marrakeech and a mobil telephone which never materialized.
The tours in Marrakeeck were very low quality and never saw the promised belly dancing at the dinner in the middle of the desert.
We were the only couple in the middle of the desert.
On the train from Madrid to Segovia we had requested an upgrade on the tickets but were booked on the cheapest one.
In conclusion we did not get what was promised and paid
Review by Janson6 months ago
It was a wonderful experience. We visited sites and had experiences that we would not have known of had it not been for Spain Top. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke very good English, important to us as, sadly, except for one of the four couples, none of us did. I would say that except for the Hotel Inglis in Madrid (which was good but not as good as others), the hotels were excellent, some more "excellent" than others. The best, by far, was Maria Christina in San Sebastian. I would recommend Spain Top to my friends and have done so already.
Review by Vicho6 months ago
Attention to details, excellent guides that met us st each designated stop on time, hotels on chosen by agent on the 10 day tour without a doubt as much a highlight of the tour as the courteous and friendly driver, never had to lift a finger to do anything but relax as we made it from Barcelona to San Sebastian and on to Madrid thru the Rioja and Duero River Valleys. TOP IS PUTTING IT MILDLY. BRAVO Antonio and staff!
Review by Modelista6 months ago
Antonio and his team have been amazingly helpful and professional every time we have used his services.. They have organized at least five excursions throughout Spain for us and have provided excellent service. Everything from the transfers, the drivers, the accommodations to the guides have always been first rate. I strongly recommend their services.
Review by Alizee6 months ago
Fantastic vacation with great itinerary. Everything went smoothly.
Review by Nagbhushan Foudre7 months ago
Our experience with Spain Top, was excellent!!! people, itinerary, hotels.
Review by SauceGod Galindo7 months ago
Tour guide is very knowledgable and friendly, limo service is excellent
Review by Nhowelson8 months ago
I highly recommend Spaintop for planning travel through Spain & Portugal, from airport transfers & private tours to organizing a whole custom itinerary. Antonio put together a fantastic 3 day trip through the wine country of Catalonia with fabulous choices of hotels & hand picked gourmet restaurants along with very interesting & unique tours. Everything was perfectly organized & efficient.
Review by Brooksvilleguy9 months ago
I highly recommend Spaintop!
We had amazing program "Disovering Priorat wine Region & Costa Daurada"!
Thank you, Antonio - we were hosted as King & Queen! Highest quality of accommodation, transport, guides . Our program was carefully made to give us chance to see the best of Catalunya, to enjoy every minute... We fallen in love with country and with SpainTop. If we can complain about anything - it,s only about very welcome people and veeeery tasty & neverstop eating & drinking :-) - it,s was so hard to say you "Good buy..." But only for a shot time...Antonio told us so interesting and with passion about Spain that we bought new tickets to come to Spain in spring 2019 and have a plan to follow another Antonio,s advice.. Looking forward to be happy one more time with SpainTop!
Review by Shamimara9 months ago
Antonio I like to thank you for this fantastic trip. It was well organized and I liked Catalunya very much. The nice hotels like Terra Dominicata Wine & Winery was very good chosen. The diners like at restaurant Molins and the lunch at Can Bosch were very very good. I also liked the wine tasting at Clos de l'Obac. Hotel Dominicata was also excellent. The visiting of historic cities for instance Siurana and Taragona was a high light but also a more modern city like Reus was very nice. Olive tasting and wine tasting I like very much. So the program was a big success. Greetings from Ben de Boer
Review by Sharique Blaser11 months ago
Antonio was the perfect host- we ate and drank through beautiful Spain. Tour guides were professional and funny! Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
Review by Aut Barcelos11 months ago
We used SpainTOP for our trip to Portugal
I would trust and use SpainTOP again. No detail was spared.
The quality of service was par excellence.
Please consider using SpainTop - you will be very happy
Review by Helyer Kased1 year ago
My 24-year-old daughter and I decided to take a trip to Spain as she had never been to Europe before and she had hoped to study there while in college, but could not afford to.
I did some research and created a profile for prospective travel agencies to plan the trip for us. Fortunately Antonio with Spaintop contacted me. We spoke on the phone as well as by email frequently during the planning stage.
We had 12 days to cover Madrid, a day trip to Toledo, Granada, Seville, Ronda and Tangier Morocco. It would have been very difficult for me to make all these plans and arrangements on my own. Antonio was extremely helpful and offered great advice.
We just got home last night and had such a fabulous trip with no significant issues. Everything went smoothly. The guides he arranged for us were the best as were the private transfers and events that were planned.
I would not hesitate to recommend Antonio and Spaintop. In fact, I may have to contact him in the future to arrange a trip to Portugal for a big anniversary next July.
Review by Bomad1 year ago
Our family of 4 hired SpainTop to plan our adventure in Northern Spain, June 2018, and we were VERY happy with their service. We knew we wanted to visit Barcelona and San Sebastian but weren't sure about everything in between. We put a lot of trust in SpainTop and their choices did not disappoint! In the end, we traveled (via car) from Barcelona to Costa Brava to Vielha to San Sebastian/Bilbao.
SpainTop took care of everything including airport transfers, hotel reservations, drivers, tickets, tour guides, car rental and the return flight to BCN. Everything went as planned! All of our hotels were centrally located, clean, spacious and unique. Our drivers and tour guides were prompt, friendly, professional and fun. The best part was that SpainTop added things we might not have chosen such as visiting Vielha in the Pyrenees (so beautiful), doing a "Cook and Taste" tour in Barcelona (shout out to the amazing Carlos) or hiking in the National Park in Espot. I definitely couldn't have planned it without SpainTop.
Lastly, SpainTop was very helpful and responsive from day one of planning and followed through with great customer service throughout the trip. Their communication, in English, via email or phone was outstanding. We had 24hr assistance when needed and, if we called, our issues were resolved immediately:)
I would highly recommend using SpainTop to plan your next adventure!
Review by Juvic Redder1 year ago
I base my review on the promises made by the company at the beginning of my booking. Mr. Antonio Gomez-Coronado, owner and founder of SpainTop wrote, "I can guarantee that you will never forget this trip." He shared his personal formula, "A simple blend of experience, hard work and passion."
I can confidently say that his promises were kept! We are still talking about our splendid custom trip that is imprinted in our minds as an unforgettable, delightful, educational, personable, entertaining, over-the-top experience!! Gracias SpainTop!
This review cannot begin to relay the exceptional experience we had in Spain. So, I will write just a few highlights.
We started our relationship with an email introducing me to SpainTop's owner. He promptly gave me his phone number and links to verify his credibility. From there we exchanged several emails and a couple of phone calls. His extensive travel experience knowledge led me to more and more exciting possibilities for our trip. My main goal was to experience memorable moments with my newly adopted baby sister, Aida and her daughter, Irene. Both had lived there for the past thirteen-years.
I was met personally at the Madrid airport by Sr. Luis. He drove me to Toledo where I met Aida & Irene. We stayed at a quaint, ancient bakery turned hotel. I requested a hotel that allowed us to walk to and from museums, etc. We were blessed with the festivities of Easter and happy to be in close proximity to the magnum opus High Gothic cathedral, the various plazas with live music, novelty stores and the exquisite restaurants.
After a few days, we were whisked away to the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid. Sr. Gomez-Coronado arranged a day tour to Avila, a cooking class with five-star Chef Fernando Cler and then another weekend tour. This time we stayed at an ancient castle in Siguenza (suggested by Sr. Gomez-Coronado). This hotel was a Parador property that was comfortable, warm and the staff were very helpful. That experience for us was like no other. As he said, "unforgettable." Words pale. I must say that I wished to meet some ancient ghosts, but SpainTop couldn't arrange that for me!
Our last few days were in Madrid. We arranged for a last minute tour of The Royal Palace and a gourmet dinner and flamenco show. I give honorable mention to his office assistant, Marta. Turns out that there were some dignitaries visiting, so it was not an easy task for her. Her hard work and passion to meet my needs prevailed. ...the simple formula Sr. Gomez-Coronado told me about.
On the last morning, I was picked up by Sr. Javier. We shared stories of our families and of our gratitude for being blessed to experience Spain.