Happy Customers

We work hard in all aspects of planning, preparing and delivering your holiday vacation. As the owners, we take great pride in what we do and enjoy the relationships that we build with our clients. But don't take our word, see what our clients are saying about Fresco Tours.

An Extra Special Holiday

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, We really enjoyed the tour and we would like to say that all your guides/drivers were very professional and really made the tour an extra special holiday. The hotels were great and picnic lunches were most refreshing, so thanks again for a very special and professional operation, which we would highly recommend to others. Thanks again, David and Sarah”

Sarah & David from NSW, Australia
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2017

A Fan For Life

Andalucian Affair Tour

“We cannot express how wonderful the whole tour was, from the accommodation (lovely), meals (fantastic) and our always entertaining guides Jason & Jeffery, with a coffee addiction worse than mine... terrific! Also blessed with other lovely travelers in our group, a perfect holiday with a good mix of different terrains, scenery and regional specialty foods and wines, so interesting! A fan for life.”

Annabel & Alan from NSW, Australia
Andalucian Affair, March 2017

Great Guide, Wonderful Itinerary and Impressive Customer Service

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was my first experience with a tour, and I loved it. Great guide, wonderful itinerary and impressive customer service before and throughout the trip.”

Bonnie from Maryland, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2016

For Busy People, This Is Really the Way To Do El Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our group of four friends did the self-guided tour. For busy people, this is really the way to do El Camino. Fresco Tours really takes care of details. We had a wonderful experience. Everything was as described. Every question answered. Dinner suggestions were great!”

Cynthia from Florida, USA
A Fresco Start, October 2016

Sign Me Up Again!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Second tour with Fresco. Their group leaders are the best of the best. The accommodations are top notch. The walk, challenging at times but it is so worth it. Sign me up again!”

Beth from New York, USA
El Camino Portugués, October 2016

An Adventure From Beginning to End

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My personal experience walking the Camino exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed every step, every little farming village, every beautiful vista, every stone monument and makeshift cross, every stone bridge and stream, the churches, the shrines, the moss covered stone walls, the flora, the birds and livestock, and the friendly cafés and fabulous coffee, and most importantly, the many pilgrims I met along The Way. All of this enriched a very personal religious and spiritual experience. I cannot thank Fresco enough. I was reminded by very nice waiter at the hotel in Santiago de Compostela, as he over-heard a conversation between two British pilgrims and me, that the pilgrimage to St. James begins as you leave your doorstep. I concur - it was quite an adventure from beginning to end, and one I will not forget. But in my case, it really began with the first e-mail to Fresco, as you guided me from that moment to the very end of The Way. All the information provided and services rendered were outstanding.”

Mary Jo from Maryland, USA
A Fresco Start, October 2016

I Felt Always In Very Good and Capable Hands

Camino de Santiago Tour

“It was an outstanding care and concern given by our Tour Leaders (Jeff and Dolores). I felt always in very good and capable hands all along the Camino. This experience allowed me to appreciate the spirit of the Camino even more fully. I pray to be able to do more Caminos with Fresco Tours.”

Fr. Ed from New Jersey, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2016

Lodging Facilities Were Fabulous

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We were so delighted with our experience with Fresco Tours. The lodging facilities were fabulous. Our guides Jason and Margarina were fun, knowledgeable and helpful. We had a fantastic time and I highly recommend using Fresco Tours.”

Dave & Marcia from Massachusetts, USA
A Fresco Start, October 2016

Our Third Camino with Fresco

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This is our third Camino with Fresco, each of which were incredible journeys. Our guides on this Camino were Jeffery and Alis. They made sure our experience was excellent. The accommodations always the very best. All of the meals delicious! Pedro our driver was great. He always had a smile for us. All we can say is that we will do another Camino with the Fresco team again! Thank you for Camino memories that will last a lifetime!”

John & Edna from Florida, USA
El Camino Portugués, October 2016

Was Not Disappointed the Second Time Around

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was my second Fresco Tour. I returned because I was impressed by the attention to detail. I was not disappointed the second time around. Thank you!”

Teresa from British Columbia, CANADA
El Camino Portugués, October 2016

I Felt Completely Taken Care Of

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco's guided Camino tour is an adventure made easier by the professionalism and knowledge of the staff. From the moment I signed up for my trip, I felt completely taken care of and assured that every detail was addressed. Fresco's staff was always helpful and responsive to questions. The tour itself went off without a hitch. Our guides were patient, flexible, and knowledgeable, and always put our comfort as their top priority. The devil is in the details, and Fresco has this down. I highly recommend Fresco Tours without reservation.”

Gina from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2016

Exceeded My Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco tours did an outstanding job organizing our tour. They exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend them!”

Lisa from Massachusetts, USA
A Fresco Start, October 2016

These Folks Know What They Are Doing

Camino de Santiago Tour

“A great Comino experience with Fresco Tours. These folks know what they are doing and they do it well!”

Brian & Martha from California, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

The Most Thoughtfully Perfect Tour In Every Way

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours, the Kinder Camino, was the most thoughtfully perfect tour in every way. Alissa paved the way with the arrangements, information sharing, and other train/bus travel post-Camino. Jason and Hector were awesome guides. Dani was our superb driver. The accommodations and meals were excellent. This was the best!”

Chris & Deborah from North Carolina, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

Fresco Should Be Your Choice to Guide You Through

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours knows what they are doing when it comes to attention to detail - as evidenced by my experience with them doing the (Kinder) Camino de Santiago in September of 2016. All the questions I could think of were answered before I started to pack. My tour guides were exceptional and mingled with all in my travel group, accommodations exceeded expectations (though I didn't really know what to expect), food was wonderful at every meal, and I always felt safe. If you wish to experience the unrelenting beauty of Spain along the Camino, Fresco should be your choice to guide you through. I'm going back next year with my kids - via FRESCO.”

Joni from Arizona, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

Simply the Best

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I could not have been more pleased with my Camino experience and Fresco Tours. Our guides, Jason and Hector, were simply the best. Our hotels were to a large extent gorgeous manor homes of the 17th century or older and were simply exquisite. I tried to go without expectations but this trip exceeded any and all expectations.”

Judy from Florida, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

LOVED Every Minute of Our Times Together

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I highly recommend using Fresco Tours. I had a most memorable pilgrimage with our informative guides, our fun group and all the attention to detail we were given in the places we stayed and have wonderful meals. LOVED every minute of our times together!!”

Gloria from Nevada, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

Lavish Picnics Every Day

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours made accessible an adventure that would not have been possible in another way for me. They arranged memorable accommodations, transferred our luggage, and even met us on the trail with lavish picnics every day. Still, we had to do our own walking! The Camino was our own.”

Rita from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Loved Every Minute

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was easily one of the best vacations of my life! Fresco made it manageable and fun. They helped with every step of the way, from booking hotels at the beginning and end of the trip, to making tour suggestions, not to mention the whole self-guided tour. Loved every minute!”

Sue & Gus from Massachusetts, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

All Arrangements Worked Exactly As They Were Supposed To

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I would highly recommend this company for an unguided tour. All arrangements worked exactly as they were supposed to. Website information is thorough and helpful in preparing for the trip. The staff were easy to communicate with prior to the tour and very helpful answering questions about the tour as well helping with additional arrangements.”

Cyrel from Oregon, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

The Staff at Fresco Tours is Amazing

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The staff at Fresco Tours is amazing. They provide a quick response to all questions and offer a tremendous amount of support in planning your tour to meet your needs.”

Roslynn from British Columbia, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

A Magical and Spiritual Journey with New Friends

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The Camino Tour surpassed all of our expectations. Fresco made the Camino come alive with their knowledgeable guides, special places to stay and incredible meals. They allowed each of us to experience our own Camino. It was truly a magical and spiritual journey with new friends and new experiences around every corner!”

Kim from Illinois, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

With Fresco Tours You are Family

Camino de Santiago Tour

“As a Fresco client, you only need to concentrate on walking your Camino, making new and wonderful friends, enjoy the food and drink, share in the laughter and words of encouragement and learn about a wonderful culture. Fresco Tours does the rest. With Fresco Tours; You are family!”

Mike & Mary from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Great Job Overall in Our Guides, Our Drivers, Lodging and Food

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I was very satisfied with Fresco Tour. Our guides, David and Ana, were excellent in their job. The picnic lunches were such a good sight to see after walking in the morning. We were a group of 15 and it felt like we were all friends before the walk. I'm sure we will remain friends after the walk too. Overall, the walk was an experience in itself and Fresco Tour did a great job overall in our guides, our drivers, lodging and food. I would recommend this company to people.”

Jadina from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

The Hotels and Meals were Excellent

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our fresco tour was extremely well organized. Every email regarding questions was answered promptly. The hotels and meals were excellent. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.”

Helga from Ontario, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Excellent Accommodations That We Will Never Forget

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We are happy customers of Fresco tours. Throughout the process communication was excellent. The pick up and delivery of luggage made our Camino pilgrimage less burdensome than having to carry a lot of things with us. With few exceptions, the hotel choices were very good. We enjoyed some excellent accommodations that we will never forget! Everyone in our group became friends and really watched out for each other. When we had meals together the comradery was evident. These were days that we will never forget. It is wonderful to relive our memories through photographs and the friends we met along the way.”

Rich & Lorrain from Arizona, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Every Aspect and Detail of Our Trip was Looked After

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours provides a fantastic alternative for those that want a guided tour in style along the Camino. Every aspect and detail of our trip was looked after professionally and the guides were first class. Being able to experience the Camino in a small group at our own pace was fantastic. I would recommend Fresco to anyone considering a first class tour of the Camino.”

David & Loretta from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Fresco Helped Make It Worry-Free and Achievable

Camino de Santiago Tour

“To walk the Camino was high on my bucket-list. I really think going with Fresco helped make it worry-free and achievable ... I enjoyed my walk thoroughly. We had an awesome group and Ana and David were wonderful guides. Mucho gracias. Buen Camino!!”

Kyoko from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Fresco Makes Its Customers Feel Valued and Cared For

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We found the whole experience, from first contact to completion of the tour, to be very positive. Fresco makes its customers feel valued and cared for. We would recommend it highly.”

Janice & Linsell from Saskatchewan, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Feel the Excitement of Adventure and Accomplishment

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I thought Fresco Tours did an outstanding job at making our Camino successful. They are just enough hands-on to eliminate fears of the unknown (Where to go, how to get there, where to stay, etc.), but hands-off enough that you feel the excitement of adventure and accomplishment. I would recommend Fresco Tours to anyone that wants to walk the Camino, but doesn't want to carry everything and doesn't want to stay in Albergues (Pilgrim Inns).”

Gary & Norene from California, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Guides Were More Like Friends

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We have taken several tours in many countries, and this was by far and away the most enjoyable we have taken. Guides were more like friends after the journey was complete. They MADE the tour. They were able to coordinate the varied paces of all our participants. Muchas gracias and Buen Camino.”

Mary-Pat & Riccardo from New Mexico, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic, Patient and Kind

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The countryside in northwest Spain is very beautiful, and the villages and towns are interesting combinations of old and new. The accommodations were all comfortable and unique -- we liked every one of them. Our hosts were all charming. The food was really good and very tasty. We knew many of our fellow travelers and those we did not know before became friends during the Camino. Roberto and Irene were wonderful guides. They were very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient and kind. Both of them made real efforts to make each of our days a pleasure with much laughter. They are also very good at preparing delightful picnics. And, don't forget the drivers, Pepe, Carlos and Enrique were all good. Muchas gracias por todo.”

Chuck & Chris from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Loved Every Minute!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was easily one of the best vacations of my life! Fresco made it manageable and fun. They helped with every step of the way, from booking hotels at the beginning and end of the trip, to making tour suggestions, not to mention the whole self-guided tour. Loved every minute!!”

Sue & Gus from Massachusetts, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

What An Adventure!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Whether the Camino is religious, spiritual or cultural I found it to be profoundly personal. It tested me, pushed me and helped me to get in touch with what is inside me. It was not so much crossing the finish line as reflecting on the process of my journey in getting there. What an adventure!”

Christine from Washington DC, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Arrangements Worked Exactly As They Were Supposed To.

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I would highly recommend this company for an unguided tour. All arrangements worked exactly as they were supposed to. Website information is thorough and helpful in preparing for the trip. The staff were easy to communicate with prior to the tour and very helpful answering questions about the tour as well helping with additional arrangements.”

Cyrel from Oregon, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

A Tremendous Amount of Support

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The staff at Fresco Tours is amazing. They provide a quick response to all questions and offer a tremendous amount of support in planning your tour to meet your needs.”

Roslynn from BC, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

I've Been with Them 3 Times and Will Return

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Belle from California, USA. Wonderful experience traveling with Fresco Tours! I've been with them 3 times and will return again in the near future.”

Belle from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

The Highest Standard in All Regards

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I highly recommend Fresco Tours--very professional and caring staff and well organized tour as well as fabulous meals and great accommodations. It was the tour of a lifetime-a kinder, gentler Camino which I will never forget!”

Dominique from Ontario, CANADA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

The Highest Standard in All Regards

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The Kinder Camino proved to be one of the best vacations we have ever experienced in our lives. Our leaders, Raul and Alis, were of the highest standard in all regards. The lush countryside, accommodations, food and the joy of walking every day brought daily delights. Thank you, Fresco Tours!”

Don & Karen from Northwest Territories, CANADA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

Excellent Company, Comfortable Accommodations, Caring and Knowledgeable Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I would highly recommend Fresco Tours to anyone who wants to do live the Camino Experience while enjoying excellent company, comfortable accommodations, caring and knowledgeable guides and superb organization. This was one of my best vacations.”

Teresa from Biscay, SPAIN
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Wonderful Tour Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Wonderful tour guides Ana and Jason very professional, very informative re our walk. They gave us a very good understanding of what we faced every day.”

Maureen, Phil & Grahame from Scotland, UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Hotels and Meals were Excellent

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our fresco tour was extremely well organized. Every email regarding questions was answered promptly. The hotels and meals were excellent. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.”

Helga from Ontario, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Meaningful, Wonderful and Even Emotional

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My experience of walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela with Fresco Tours was a meaningful, wonderful and even emotional experience. Much more than a walk with friends in the beautiful countryside of Spain. I highly recommend it!”

Leigh from Connecticut, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Always Felt Safe and that Staff Cared

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours were sensitive to the needs of all the pilgrims in our group. We had fast walkers and crawlers but the staff accommodated us all. I always felt safe and that staff cared. The staff continually stressed that the Camino de Santiago was an individual journey and not a competitive walk.”

Robin from Oklahoma, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Once in a Lifetime Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Buen Camino!! A "once in a lifetime" experience for me & 3 other friends. Tour very well organized - superb meals, guides, accommodations - able assistance along the way if we encountered difficulties - I give the trip a 10+ rating! Go for it - you won't regret it!”

Nancy & Loanne from Oklahoma, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

Helpful, Friendly and Fun

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Tour guides incredibly helpful, friendly and fun. Pacing was great. From planning to completion everyone was so helpful. Thank you all for a wonderful Camino experience!”

John & Kate from California, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Fresco Makes Its Customers Feel Valued and Cared For

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We found the whole experience, from first contact to completion of the tour, to be very positive. Fresco makes its customers feel valued and cared for. We would recommend it highly.”

Janice & Linsell from Saskatchewan, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Excellent Accommodations that We Will Never Forget

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We are happy customers of Fresco Tours. Throughout the process communication was excellent. The pick up and delivery of luggage made our Camino pilgrimage less burdensome than having to carry a lot of things with us. With few exceptions, the hotel choices were very good. We enjoyed some excellent accommodations that we will never forget! Everyone in our group became friends and really watched out for each other. When we had meals together the comradery was evident. These were days that we will never forget. It is wonderful to relive our memories through photographs and the friends we met along the way.”

Rich & Lorraine from Arizona, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2016

Could Not be Happier with the Accommodations and Meals

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We could not be happier with the accommodations and meals but most especially our guides Alis and Raul. They are amazing people and took very good care of us. Their endless patience with us in answering all our questions about the language and the culture of Galicia and their good humour and intelligence made the trip a great pleasure. It was also a pleasure to meet Alex and get a better understanding of why Fresco is such a well-run company. All the best.”

Karen and Grant from Northwest Territories, Canada
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

The Picnic Salads were Delicious

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I enjoyed the tour immensely. I felt it was very well organized and all needs were taken care of. Both Ana and Jason were wonderful guides, so full of history and information of every type. Also, the picnic salads were delicious. It was great to meet Alex. He said he does not get out on the trail enough so it was especially good to have him with us for a couple of days. I would have no hesitation to recommend Fresco Tours to anyone.”

Vera from South Carolina, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2016

A Treasure of Memories, Fun, Fantastic Views and Food

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our trip with this particular group along the Camino was a treasure of memories, fun, fantastic views and food as well the joy of making new friends. Blake and I cannot give enough praise to our exceptional leaders, Raul and Alis, and our bus driver Daniel. Fresco Tours is blessed to have them as staff. Wonderful to meet you all! Be blessed and Buen Camino!”

Maureen and Blake from Northwest Territories, CANADA
A Kinder Camino, September 2016

The Experience of a Lifetime with the Best Tour Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“If you want the experience of a lifetime with the best tour guides available, then this is the trip for you. My husband and I enjoyed each and every minute of this trip and I highly recommend it. Fresco Tours did all the work and we had all the fun. Great company to deal with and great people to get to know. We definitely look forward to doing another tour with them.”

Lynne & Jerry from New York, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2016

Professionalism, Enthusiasm, and Kindness

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The experience of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela was made even more significant and enjoyable by the professionalism, enthusiasm, and kindness of all the people at Fresco Tours. Thanks to David, Raul, Luis, Alissa, and Alex for all your help and for making this journey one that I will never forget!”

Cris from Florida, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2016

I am 81 Years Young... I Could Do the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I have traveled a lot to many places this was the best. I am 81 years young and David and Raul made me feel young and that I could do the Camino. Thank you, they are very special men.”

Marie from New Jersey, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2016

Truly a Meaningful and Prayerful Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I can't say enough about the outstanding experience we had walking the Camino de Santiago with Fresco Tours. They exceeded our expectations in every way. The guides were outstanding; hotels were lovely pleasant places to stay. The walk was truly a meaningful and prayerful experience. I hope to go again with Fresco on another Camino.”

Elaine from Florida, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2016

A Lovely Group of People Who Made the Journey More Meaningful

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The Kinder Camino was a wonderful way for a group of people with diverse challenges to complete the pilgrim's walk. David and Raul were outstanding guides who made it possible for each of us to complete the walk in his/her own way. We spent 10 days with a lovely group of people who made the journey more meaningful. I miss you all!!”

Anne from New York, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2016

Will be Traveling with Fresco Tours Again

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours prepared us very thoroughly for this trip. Their choice of accommodation and attention to detail added to our enjoyment. We will be traveling with Fresco Tours again and will recommend them to our friends and families.”

James from Ontario, Canada
A Fresco Start, August 2016

Truly the Best Vacation I've Ever Had

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was truly the best vacation I've ever had. I got to do something that was nourishing for my body and mind in a wonderful setting while meeting lovely people; both locals and group mates. The entire time, I felt cared for and not like I was just a number; it started with Elba and Alex's correspondence, and ended with the Cathedral of Santiago as the destination. I highly recommend Fresco Tours.”

Elizabeth from New York, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2016

Good to Know that We were in Good Hands!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“What a great time I had on the trip, it was an incredible experience. I can't say enough good things about both Alis and Carol (and Pepe)! Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and ever helpful. I know that everyone in the group felt the same about them. It felt good to know that we were in good hands! Thanks for everything.”

Carmen from New York, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2016

Can't Recommend this Enough!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our trip on Fresco Tours far exceeded all of our expectations! Our guides and driver were knowledgeable, friendly, solicitous and caring. Every need was anticipated, our routes were well-planned and every day was a delight. Meals were delicious, and accommodations were comfortable. Can't recommend this enough!”

Sheila from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2016

We Highly Recommend the Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We are very glad that we did this tour. It was our intention to do it after my 60th birthday; however, it did not work, and I kept postponed it. This year we decided to do it. After looking for the Camino in the internet, I found the Fresco Tours website. I visited it and read the testimonial from other pilgrims. I contacted Alissa regarding it and everything was settled. We are very pleased that we did it. We had a great experience and met new peoples. Our guides, Carol and Alis, were amazing. Pepe, the bus driver, was very friendly. When we did our checking, we always told him, (los dos últimos) i.e. our names were the last two in the list. We highly recommend the tour.”

Mariza and John from Minnesota, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2016

Very Professional Staff

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We felt spoiled from start to finish. Very professional staff at the office and on the Camino met our every need. Well done!”

Paul from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2016

Fresco Tours Leaves NOTHING to Chance

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours leaves NOTHING to chance. They have thought of everything and are prepared for everything. I recommend Fresco Tours for anyone interested in the Camino.”

Carole from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2016

Everyone Should Experience the Camino with Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours provided an option for experiencing the Camino in a way that met my needs. I appreciated knowing that I could have this adventure and not have to worry about where I would be sleeping at night! Everyone should experience the Camino with Fresco Tours.”

Vikki from Nevada, USA
A Fresco Start, July 2016

Fresco Tours Have Taken Care of the Details!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“A great way to discover the Camino & at your own pace. You can fall completely into the experience that is the Camino - knowing that from start to finish, the professionals at Fresco Tours have taken care of the details!”

Grace from Nevada, USA
A Fresco Start, July 2016

Far Exceeded My Expectations!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our Fresco guides David and Montse were absolutely the best guides.! The quality of the information and support provided far exceeded my expectations. The accommodations were charming and comfortable. The food, especially the picnics, far exceeded my expectations!”

Debbie from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

10 out of 10

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This is an excellent company for touring the Camino de Santiago. They provided all meals, sleeping arrangements, tour guides and a van and did it in a caring manner. My wife and I rate this Company a 10 out of 10.”

Bart from Florida, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

The Most Professionally Run, Efficient and Detail-Oriented Tour Company

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I have been traveling for many years, and from personal experience can say that without a doubt this is the most professionally run, efficient and detail-oriented tour company I have ever dealt with. The icing on the cake was that our two guides, David and Montse, were outstanding individuals, not only in the knowledge of the history of the area, but due to their innate and genuine qualities of kindness, compassion, and their professionalism.”

Barbara from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

Best Camino Tour Operator!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Best Camino Tour operator! There is no close second in terms of itineraries, logistics, guides, experiences and pricing.... Always thinking outside the box in providing a better adventure from year to year.”

Graz from Colorado, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

The Most Kind Hearted, Giving, Loving, Gracious Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“It was the trip of a lifetime. But, just the first. There are more Fresco Tours to take. David and Montse are the most kind hearted, giving, loving, gracious guides I have ever had and I am a veteran of a dozen long term River Rafting tours in the western U.S. I am used to prideful and somewhat surly guides who act like they are Superman or Superwoman because of their physical skills.... How refreshing it was to have two guides that obviously are physically more than accomplished at all tasks and are able to rise to all occasions with kindness, good judgement, tact and a smile.”

Barbara Switzler from Florida, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

Amazingly Dedicated Staff

Camino de Santiago Tour

“What a wonderful, memorable time I had on the Fresco Tour! Our tour guide says it is the Magic of the Camino. I think it is the amazingly dedicated staff...you, David, Montse, Bruno, and all the people behind the scenes that create the magic!”

Mary Beth from New Jersey, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

Incredible Wine, Food, History, Friendship and Accommodations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“People say that we do not choose when to walk the El Camino, rather the road chooses for us. I believe this held true for me. With that said, I believe in some way that Fresco Tours beckoned and assured me that my journey would be safe and comforting if I let them be my guide and gently show me direction. It was an honor to meet all the knowledgeable and professional pilgrims from the Fresco family who truly showed me the way with incredible wine, food, history, friendship and accommodations. I am a peaceful pilgrim who extends much gratitude to all at Fresco Tours.”

Darien from New York, USA
El Camino Portugués, July 2016

Accommodations were Universally Outstanding

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours did a terrific job of taking care of every guest need, while leaving us to enjoy ourselves and the group on our own. The accommodations were universally outstanding and the picnic lunches worth writing home about. We do lots of tours; these guides were among the best. All in all, it was a perfect balance of everything and could not have been better!”

Robert from Ohio, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2016

The Food was Great (and I Admit I am a Food Snob)

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours made my trip memorable more than words can ever describe. From the ease of navigating on the website, to working with Alissa, to the actual walk itself. The accommodations were first class, the food was great (and I admit I am a food snob) and the guides were knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend this experience for the cultural and spiritual reasons. Even if you just want to walk it is a great way to see the countryside. I can't wait to walk the French Camino next year!”

Cathy from Florida, USA
El Camino Portugués, July 2016

Leaders that Made EVERY DAY a HAPPY DAY

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours provided the VERY best of accommodations, food and the VERY BEST of tour leaders that made EVERY DAY a HAPPY DAY. Thank you Fresco, Jason, Irene and Pepe.”

Anastasia from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2016

This was the Sixth for Me!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thank you for hosting another wonderful Camino. This was the sixth for me! Although some may wonder how I can take the same tour six times, I can say that for a single traveler who would like the security of group travel along with wonderful food and lodging, it is a "sure thing"! The different groups, Fresco guides, and other pilgrims always add variety to the experience.”

Jill from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2016

A Wonderful Memory of a Lifetime!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My wife and I just completed the Camino de Santiago with our tour guides Jason and Irene. It was an amazing experience and adventure. Though a challenge at times, it was well worth the effort and Jason and Irene made it extra special. They were awesome! A wonderful memory of a lifetime!”

Christine and Ken from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2016

Great Food, Accommodations and Guides

“As always Fresco Tours delivers. Great food, accommodations and guides. If a problem arises, they always address the situation and help to solve it.”

Carol from Florida, USA
Basque in the Glory, June 2016

Just as I had Imagined

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I would highly recommend Fresco Tours self-guided tour. It turned out just as I had imagined, it was one of my most memorable trips ever!”

Bill from Connecticut, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2016

An Impressive Commitment to Excellence

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We thought it was a great experience. We thought the guides were great and had an impressive commitment to excellence. There were challenges along the way and they dealt with them beautifully. We would highly recommend fresco tours.”

Cynthy from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, June 2016

A Very Spiritual Journey

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was an extremely well run tour that was self-guided, but we were given excellent maps and info to guide us on our way. I would recommend this to anyone interested in doing this through this remote, rural part of Spain, which is so very beautiful. It is not difficult terrain and I found it a very spiritual journey.”

Carol and Paul from New Hampshire, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2016

A Phenomenal Overall Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Although we generally feel confined by the strictures of group tours, Fresco Tours gave us a phenomenal overall experience by its attention to detail and the wishes of its clients.”

John from New York, USA
A Kinder Camino, June 2016

Wouldn't Use Any Other Company

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours is the best for hikes in Spain. Wouldn't use any other company.”

Judie from California, USA
Basque in the Glory, June 2016

Fantastic Experience in All Categories

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fantastic experience in all categories. We were in good hands and loved our guides. Accommodations and food were first class. No complaints what so ever. Highly recommend this tour.”

Val from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, June 2016

Loved Their Lunches They Provided Each Day

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The tour was fantastic in every aspect, our guides Carol and Ana were exceptional in their knowledge of the Camino walk, the history, food, villages we passed through, placed we stayed etc. Really loved their lunches they provided each day, only had to mention that we liked something and wow the next day it was on the menu, no trouble for them to purchase my kiwi fruit which was much appreciate. So all in all I give the tour 11 out of 10. Hope to catch up again in 2018.”

Maritza from Canterbury, New Zealand
A Kinder Camino, June 2016

It was Just Right!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I really enjoyed the Kinder Portuguese tour. At my age, it was just right! I believe I discovered some of the spiritual gifts of such a treasured pilgrimage. The wonderful friends making the pilgrimage were a big part of the gift.”

Norm from California, USA
El Camino Portugués, June 2016

Wonderful People, Food, Wine, Accommodations and of Course Service

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This is my second tour with Fresco and once again Alex and his staff have put together a first class experience. Wonderful people, food, wine, accommodations and of course service. I have bragged about Fresco and once again they out did themselves. Good Job to Alex and his team.”

Lynn from Illinois, USA
El Camino Portugués, June 2016

One of the Best Things I have Done in My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This Kinder Camino Tour is one of the best things I have done in my life. The fact that all the details were taken care of, allowed me, firstly, to commit to it, and secondly, to DO the walking.”

Jane and Lucy from Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
A Kinder Camino, June 2016

The Only Tour Company I Would Recommend

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex and his team at Fresco is the only tour company I would recommend offering similar tours. From the beginning of the tour to the end, they have thought of everything to make the trip enjoyable and hassle free. The guides are friendly, speak flawless English and are very personable.”

Josh from Illinois, USA
El Camino Portugués, June 2016

Highly Recommended for Your Bucket List

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We have had 3 different Camino trips with Fresco and it had been a wonderful experience to explore the various cultures, history and geography of Spain. The guides and back office have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for your bucket list.”

Rick and Diane from Alberta, CANADA
El Camino Portugués, June 2016

Nothing Better than a Pilgrimage in Style

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We have just completed our 2nd Fresco Tour in Portugal. Different from the French way but really couldn't say one was better than the other, they were both great. Nothing better than a pilgrimage in style.”

Richard and Dimity from South Australia, AUSTRALIA
El Camino Portugués, June 2016

The Perfect Balance of Freedom and Comfort

“My mother and I walked the Camino de Santiago together. We could not have asked for a better experience with Fresco Tours. It was the perfect balance of freedom and comfort. We hiked each day by ourselves and were responsible for our own meals, yet we had a comfortable place to stay each night and helpful maps and people along the way. We hope to do another Camino in the future and will definitely be using Fresco again.”

Jamie and Grace from Texas, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

The Most Incredible and Inspiring Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This was one of the most incredible and inspiring experience I've ever had. I loved the way my companions in this journey pulled together to support and encourage each other especially on the days that we needed that extra motivation. I felt like I was leaving family when the tour ended and we each went our separate ways. They will all be in my heart forever.”

Maureen from Vermont, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

Could Not Have Been Happier with Our Experience with Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My wife and I could not have been happier with our experience with Fresco Tours. Our guides Roberto and Alis are the best. They took care of everything, hotels, meals, telling and giving us our route plans for the next day, wallet recovery for less than careful me, and blister repair. All we had to do was walk. We had great weather which always helps. Having the bus at various checkpoints on the route, allowed us to refill waters, drop off clothes and get on if needed. all the hotels were fine and a couple that were outstanding. Regarding food and wine, if your objective is to lose weight, this is the wrong tour.”

Elliot and Kathy from New Jersey, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

Fresco Tours is Without a Doubt, the Best Option

“If you are going to walk Spain, Fresco Tours is without a doubt, the best option. Our trip was amazing in how smooth all the details were handled.”

John from Kentucky, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

Well Done Fresco!

“The 115 km Fresco Start was just the right tour for us. I really liked being able to walk at our own pace, yet knowing there was a good hotel and hot shower at the end of the day to greet us. Well done Fresco!”

Kathleen from British Columbia, CANADA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

We Loved Every Aspect Our Trip Made So Easy by Fresco

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I would highly suggest Fresco Tours for any piece of your Camino Journey. We loved every aspect our trip made so easy by Fresco. The planning was perfectly executed pre - trip and the ease of which we experienced the Camino was made possible by Fresco Tours.”

Michelle from Arizona, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

Our Pilgrim Experience with Fresco Tours was Amazing

“Our pilgrim experience with Fresco Tours was amazing! The elation we felt on completing our Camino is impossible to describe. My advice is plan your Camino without delay. The Way is difficult but the reward is worth every step.”

Christy from Florida, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

I Highly Recommend Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I highly recommend Fresco Tours. They made the trip very special with no stress. The only thing I needed to do was grab my hydration pack and walk/run each day. I was able to focus on my intentions for coming on this trip and enjoy the company of my fellow pilgrims.”

Amy from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

All You Have to Do is Show Up and Be Ready to Walk

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a very smooth Camino experience. Fresco takes all the work out of organizing the hike and all you have to do is show up and be ready to walk. Could not be happier with their service!”

Kerry from Eastern Province, SAUDI ARABIA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

A Wonderful Sense of Accomplishment When You Finish

“We had three weeks in Spain; too daily luxurious and one on the Camino with Fresco, and the week on the Camino was the highlight of the trip. There's a quiet "zen" when you're walking, a camaraderie with both your group and the other pilgrims you meet and re-meet along the way, and a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you finish.”

Maggie and Dick from Arkansas, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

Perfect Guides - Caring and Thoughtful, Competent and Knowledgeable

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Found the 'Kinder Camino' very kind indeed!! Jason and Ana were perfect guides--caring and thoughtful, competent and knowledgeable, well-organized and meticulous and much more. They definitely played a significant part in making the Camino an event in my life that I will remember for a long time. The comfortable accommodation and the good food and wine provided weren't too bad either. It's a tour that I will certainly recommend to friends who are keen to do the Camino.”

Margaret from SINGAPORE
A Kinder Camino, May 2016

Life-Changing and Life-Motivating

“Neelam and I and our daughter Alya had a spectacular Camino experience starting in Ponferrada. I wanted to thank you for assisting in many ways in making it a memorable experience. We made many new friends from Canada and Australia and the USA; tears were even shed as we parted in Santiago. Thanks also for the surprise birthday celebration that FrescoTours made available; my 65th birthday coincided when we reached Santiago so it was a special day for me. The hotels and meals along the way were excellent. The walk itself was challenging but the months of preparation with backpacks before the Camino were essential. The pilgrim's mass last Monday in Santiago was also (by divine intervention!) a feast day so we were able to attend the noon service with the swinging of the Botafumeiro incense ritual that was extremely moving. Overall it was a life-changing and life-motivating several weeks in Spain!”

Tom from Florida, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

Exactly What I was Looking For

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I investigated several companies offering trips on The Camino. Fresco Tours offered exactly what I was looking for. I liked their attention to detail so as to make one's journey the best one possible. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. All communication prior to the tour was very timely and greatly appreciated.”

Stephen from Michigan, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

Many More Extras than We Even Could have Imagined

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Everything on our journey was taken care of by Fresco Tours and our outstanding guides Jason and Alis and bus driver Carlos. We had a safe trip and experienced the Camino daily with many more extras than we even could have imagined. No worries as we were taken care of entirely with many additional exciting events along the way.”

Marycraven from North Carolina, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

One of the Best Walking Tours I have Ever Done

Camino de Santiago Tour

“This has to be one of the best walking tours I have ever done. A well-managed balance of scenery, spiritual and cultural immersion, food and wine, great people and good old fashioned fun. It hasn't crossed anything off my bucket list, it has just added a whole lot more things to it!”

Helen & Matt from South Australia, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

Very Easy Working with Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“So glad we signed up. We did the unguided 200km tour and it was perfect for us. Our fellow tour members were all fun with interesting stories. It was very easy working with Fresco Tours and all email questions were answered in a timely manner (even during a holiday weekend).”

Stephanie & Jim from Oregon, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2016

Friendly, Helpful, Patient, Just Delightful to Be With

“Truly enjoyed my Fresco Camino journey. Our guides, what can I say, wonderful. Friendly, helpful, patient, just delightful to be with. Missing them already. Also, enjoyed our fellow Camino walkers. Couldn't have asked for a better first experience. Thank you again for all your help before our journey. Very much appreciated.”

Becky from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2016

An Incredible Experience!

“The attention to details, maps, meals and the friendly interactions with all the members of Fresco Tours helped make my Camino an incredible experience!”

Geralyn from Ohio, USA
Spain-taneous Private Tour, April 2016

They Love the Work They Do, They Care About Their Customers

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our group worked with Fresco to organize a Spain-taneous Custom Tour. We did a side trip to Loyola at the beginning with a guide (Jeffrey), and then he took us to our starting place on the Camino. From there we did a self-guided 9 days on the Camino Frances. Since our group customized the trip, we had many questions and requests. Alex and Alissa were both very responsive and extremely patient with all of our requests. It was a pleasure to work with both of them, and I appreciated that they both went the extra mile to make sure that our group was happy. Jeffrey was an amazing guide for the short period of time he was with our group. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure that all of the group member's questions were answered before he set us free on the Camino. One of the things I most appreciated about working with Fresco was the friendly demeanor of all of their staff members. It is clear that they love the work they do, they care about their customers, and they want people to have a truly memorable and positive experience. Many thanks for making our trip a success, and for sharing your love of the Camino with all of us!”

Leigh from Illinois, USA
Spain-taneous Private Tour, April 2016

The Whole Experience was Wonderful

“I am writing to you to tell that your company did a very good job with our tour. You supplied a lot of helpful information on what would expect. The hotels you chose were great. The distances each day were appropriate. We also learned much about the Camino from Jeffery. He clearly loves the Comino. The whole experience was wonderful. I guess I can't credit you for our perfect weather, but perhaps that was your assistance as well.”

Michael from New York, USA
Spain-taneous Private Tour, April 2016

My Camino Experience with Fresco Tours Exceeded My Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My Camino experience with Fresco Tours exceeded my expectations. Our group had a most enjoyable social time and the accommodation and meals were interesting and varied. The guides went out of their way to cater for my special diet and choices.”

Helen from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
A Kinder Camino, April 2016

A Warm and Friendly Staff that Goes the Extra Mile

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours staff went above and beyond my expectations in making my Camino trip and pleasant experience. Having returned recently from my April trip I have recommended Fresco Tours to my family and friends as a Company with a warm and friendly staff that goes the extra mile for those who signed up for their tour. I will definitely fit another Fresco Tours into my schedule.”

Judi from Missouri, USA
A Kinder Camino, April 2016

An A+, 10+, Thumbs Up for This Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“You never know quite what to expect when traveling with a company for the first time, but I couldn't have been more pleased with all aspects of the tour. Our guides were tireless, people oriented & dealt professionally with lost luggage & multiple dietary restrictions. They are one of Fresco's biggest assets. An A+, 10+, Thumbs Up for this tour.”

Jeannine from Missouri, USA
A Kinder Camino, April 2016

It was the Greatest Trip of My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tour was excellent, top notch and I do and would recommend Fresco to all of my friends and family. The food was more than I expected. It was superb and I had the greatest salmon I have ever tasted in my life was in Spain. All the people I met on my tour group was great, I loved all the people I shared my experience with. It was the greatest trip of my life and I'll never forget any of you. Thank you all again for my experience.”

Theresa from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, April 2016

Walking the Camino with Fresco Tours is Like Walking with the History Channel

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Walking the Camino with Fresco Tours is like walking with the History channel. The knowledge of the guides is always presented in an exciting and interesting way and with great stories. The guides are friendly and extremely knowledgeable and are always willing to go the extra mile for their clients who feel more like friends. Thank you!”

Mary from Ontario, CANADA
El Camino Portugués, April 2016

A Memorable Trip with Lovely Persons

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Just a memorable trip with lovely persons. This trip was on my check list and I'm very pleased to do it with Fresco Tours. They take care of us with nice hotels and good beds. Alissa you are the best, your help was so great. Thank you very, very much. You make a wonderful job with the people. I will recommend Fresco Tours to my friends for the Camino!”

Line & Michel from Quebec, CANADA
A Fresco Start, April 2016

The Camino Offers a Life Changing Opportunity

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Jack and I had a very memorable Camino and we are so glad that we chose Fresco Tours. You offered so much assistance and it was terrific to meet you. Jack and I like to hike more quickly than many people, and our breaks are often short. We walked at our own pace, and then it was fun in the evening to catch up with others on the tour. Excellent advice. The information from Fresco was extensive, encouraging, and very helpful. We also enjoyed the tour in Santiago de Compostela. Thank you again for arranging our transfer at the start of our Camino experience. The Camino offers a life changing opportunity. It was simply marvelous!”

Patricia & George from Washington, USA
A Fresco Start, April 2016

Thank You All for the Adventure of a Lifetime

Camino de Santiago Tour





“When we first started our adventure, we did not realize how important it is to have such total support for our Camino. It fast became apparent, however, just how much we relied on the professionalism (and patience) of our two guides, Roberto and Irene. Ernie and I had a fantastic time! The various places we stayed were interesting and very different; we enjoyed every one of them, even though the weather was colder than we had anticipated. The food was a delight! Ernie is still talking about how much he loved "pulpo" and I really appreciate how much Roberto and Irene were concerned about my allergy to fish, making certain I did not accidentally eat any fish. I know it took extra work on their part but I thank them very much for their care. Again, thank you all for the adventure of a lifetime. We loved it!”

Margaret & Ernie from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2016

What a Beautiful Surprise

Andalucian Affair Tour

“I came along with no previous experience and not knowing what to expect. WELL - what a beautiful surprise! As guides, Jason and Jeffrey were a perfectly synchronized duo who infused their individual knowledge of the places in Spain we visited with both historical information and personal insight. And what fun the two of them were together! I liked the balance of urban and rural - time spent exploring the enchanting cities and villages of Andalucía and time meandering in the natural parks; and I was very impressed by the attention and care Fresco Tours paid in choosing diverse hotel accommodations and restaurants which allowed for good hospitality and rich culinary experiences. The camaraderie among all members of the group will be particularly remembered. Mealtimes were filled with lively discussions and laughter. We seemed to all genuinely like one another. And that's pretty extraordinary! Altogether, I came away wanting to plan another Fresco adventure.”

Sandi from California, USA
Andalucian Affair, March 2016

Everything was Really Top Notch

Camino de Santiago Tour

“John and I had a wonderful time - everything was really "top notch" ... the hotels, the meals, the sites, and the hikes! We must give a special thank-you to our guides, Jason and Jeffery, who added so much to the trip with their warmth, humor, knowledge and generosity. They were the best! Please give them our best regards. We are considering a Camino walk in the future, and we will surely recommend Fresco Tours to friends, family and others.”

Hettie & John from Pennsylvania, USA
Andalucian Affair, March 2016

It was a Wonderful Vacation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Alissa, Sol, and Roberto, We are writing you today to thank all of you for a most memorable Camino. All the thought that was put into the accommodations and the local foods along with the natural scenic beauty and the historical significance of the buildings combined together made this trip truly remarkable. One of the biggest pleasures I had was letting the Camino speak to me in the simple everyday things, the bread and the wine, the conversation with other peregrinos, the ease of the local people with travelers going through their backyards. We wish all of you a very blessed Christmas season. Keep up the good work. I believe the Camino is calling, see you on the trail!”

Gary & Catherine from BC, Canada
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2015

I Enjoyed It Thoroughly

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alissa, Thanks for your email. I had a really good time on the Camino. I enjoyed it thoroughly, the whole group, hotels, food, weather and of course the walking. Jason and Raúl were ideal guides. I can't think of anything that would improve it.”

Sandra from Scotland, UK
El Camino Portugués, October 2015

It was a Wonderful Vacation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, I want you to know how much my wife and I enjoyed our recent Camino. It was a wonderful vacation! Something I have always wanted to do and I was not disappointed. As much as I enjoyed the history and ambience of Spain, I must tell you that your staff made all the difference in the world. Alissa was most helpful in arranging things for us and answering all of my questions; and, the tour guides, Roberto and Sol plus Carlos were really fabulous! There was nothing that they left to chance and they handled everything so smoothly as to make it seem effortless. My wife "lost" her Camino credential at the end of the trip, but Roberto was able to find it and it was returned to her very quickly indeed. Carlos was unfailing kind and helpful. Everything seemed to go like clockwork on the tour. I know there some minor "glitches" as there always are, but they were invisible to us. There seemed to be no problem that Roberto and Sol could not handle. Usually their solution to a problem made the situation even better. Their attention to detail, cheerful company, and professional expertise were very much appreciated by Grace and I. We have travelled a lot over the years and they were the "best of the best." I will certainly contact Fresco again for my next trip to Spain. Viva Espana!”

Grace & Tom from Washington, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2015

Surpassed Anything I'd Ever Imagined

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Alissa, I couldn't let too much time pass before I told you how absolutely magnificent the 2015 Portuguese Camino tour was. I don't know what I expected, but this surpassed anything I'd ever imagined. Our guides were so well prepared and informative, our driver was always exactly where we needed him, the accommodations, both food and rooms, we're just spectacular. I will highly recommend Fresco Tours, and I will definitely consider touring with Fresco in the future.”

Ellen from Nevada, USA
El Camino Portugués, October 2015

Fresco Takes Care of All the Details

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Once again I say thank you for a fabulous Camino. My daughter and I had a wonderful time, enjoying the people, the food, the wine, the lovely manor homes and the spectacular scenery. Carol and Montse were so charming and attentive, full of energy and fun. My daughter finally understood what I have been trying to describe for the last 2 1/2 years since I returned from my first Camino. It is such an extraordinary experience words are hard to find to convey your feelings. And Fresco takes care of all the details making it truly worry free. Alex, don't ever lose Alissa...she makes it all run smoothly. ”

Donna from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2015

We had a Wonderful Time

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa. We had a wonderful time and everyone in our group was great! I miss the simplicity of those arrows and hope to come back someday. Jeffrey and Oscar were both great and really helpful as well. Thanks! ”

Sarah from Washington, USA
A Fresco Start, October 2015

It was an Extraordinary Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“It was an extraordinary experience and the care provided by your staff was also incredible. We were so lucky to have the best group, best weather, best guides and best bus driver that could be imagined. ”

Linda from Illinois, USA
El Camino Portugués, October 2015

Excellent Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, First let me say muy bueno! Excellent tour. It is a life changing experience. The Galician people and culture are very pleasant and I really enjoyed them. All in all, I would strongly recommend your service. And you in particular, getting me extra nights at the hotels - thank you. Good job. Buen Camino.”

Bruce from Maryland, USA
A Fresco Start, October 2015

The Camino Walk Far Exceeded Our Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, WOW! The Camino walk far exceeded our expectations...each and every day we were surprised and delighted by so many things we just could not have been happier! Please know that we would highly recommend Fresco and we would use you again. Thank you again for taking time to lunch with us in Bilbao-we really did appreciate it! AND, thanks for helping us check something off of our "bucket list"-one that is meant for the ages! We look forward to seeing you again on the Camino! Warm regards, Patti & Milledge.”

Patti & Milledge from Nevada, USA
A Private Fresco Start, October 2015

The Experience Overall was Life-Changing

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I was extremely pleased with Fresco Tours, so much so that I am recommending to 3 of my friends to join you next year. Jason and Alís were amazing. The food was excellent, the inns were unique and spectacular. The experience overall was life-changing. Thanks for everything.”

Kim from the NETHERLANDS
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

This Tour was Spiritual and Invigorating

Camino de Santiago Tour

“We have traveled a lot alone and with tour companies and you all did a fantastic job. You provided support and let us move on our own. This tour was spiritual and invigorating while enjoyable due to lovely accommodations and meals, not to mention companionship.”

Patricia & Ronald from Ohio, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2015

One of the Best Things I have Ever Done

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, Walking the Camino was one of the best things I have ever done and I'm sure the experience will be remembered for a long time. I enjoyed everyone in the group and we had a lot of fun together. Thank you again for an experience of a lifetime. And, thank you for all your help with arrangements.”

Linda from Colorado, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

You are a Great Team and Fresco is the Best

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola and Muchas gracias to Fresco Tours, Jeff, Raul, Ana, Alissa, Pepe, and Alex! Frank and I returned home last week, thrilled with our Camino journey with Fresco. Truly, I could not have done it without you and you all made it such an interesting and pleasurable trip. Everything was first-rate. Jeff, Raul, and Ana could not have been more expert and helpful guides. The meetings each night and the maps for each day were so well done and made the next day so much easier. Along the way they enriched the trip with their knowledge of the countryside, its history and culture, and their unfailing kindness, encouragement, and good humor. We loved the manor hotels--and especially that we didn't have to move each day. And the food!! So much and so delicious that we didn't lose a pound. We especially loved the picnics--what a great idea. Alex and Alissa--your emails, planning and assistance prior to the trip were wonderful and greatly appreciated. Your many suggestions and help in planning our journey made it so much easier. And it was a great pleasure for me to meet you both. You are a great team and Fresco is the best! Kudos and many thanks to Fresco and to you all. Saludos.”

Helen from New York, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2015

Words Cannot Even Express What this Trip Did for Me

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Ashley, First let me say I had a fantastic time! Words cannot even express what this trip did for me. I was pleased above expectations for food, lodging and personal attention. I was not physically trained for the trip as I should have, but I felt that Jason and Alís went beyond what was necessary to accommodate me. For this, I am truly greatful! They never made me feel like I was holding anyone back. They gave me encouragement and celebrated my accomplishments. For this, Jason and Alís will alway have a special place in my heart! I would and do recommend this tour company for anyone who wants to travel the Camino de Santiago. I hope to do it again with my husband. Thank you and Buen Camino!”

Lonna from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

My Camino Experience was Absolutely Wonderful

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola, Fresco Tours! My Camino experience was absolutely wonderful, and much better than I had anticipated. Many thanks to Fresco Tours for the wonderful service that you provided to me and our group. The written materials and maps were superior. Our bags were always delivered as scheduled, and the accommodations were very good. Jeffrey gave an excellent orientation on our first night, and sent us off in good spirits. Many of our group had wonderful comments about how good the communications from Alissa and Ashley were. Ashley helped my wife meet us in Santiago, and the coordination with the hotel was seamless. Since the tour has ended, I have recommended Fresco Tours to a number of people. Thank you very much.”

Booth from Texas, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

The Whole Experience was Well-Organized

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, We had a wonderful time on this tour, and have many good things to say about Fresco. Our guides, Jason and David, were great, and we all 'loved' our driver, Carlos. Jason and David helped us understand what we were seeing in a way that we could not have done on our own. The lodging (especially the country manor homes) and meals (picnic lunches included) were wonderful. The whole experience was well-organized and still gave us time to be on our own. The best part was that the scenery was lovely and we really enjoyed seeing this part of Spain in a way we could not enjoy it any other way. Alissa was awesome in helping us with some special arrangements. And we loved our excursion to Finisterra. It was a great way to end the trip. We hope to hike the Portugal way up to Santiago with Fresco in a couple of years.”

Kathy from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

You Made Our Holiday So Stress Free

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, Thank you so much for making all of our extra arrangements for the Camino trip. Your patience and prompt response to all of our inquiries was so appreciated. You made our holiday so stress free and pleasant. We cannot thank you enough. Even letting me practice my Spanish on you! (I've decided to re-enroll and pursue this second language skill due to the encouragement that you and Ana gave me). Muchas gracias; tuvimos una experiencia maravillosa en el Camino. Deseamos a usted y a su familia lo mejor.”

BJ from Missouri, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2015

A Trip of a Lifetime

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, thank you so very much for a wonderful trip. For me this was a trip of a lifetime and I will never forget it or your company. You people from Fresco made it possible. I don't think you can make it any better. Since I am back home, I haven't stopped talking about the Camino and Fresco Tours. Jason and David were the perfect hosts and guides. They are a great asset to your company. Loved their cooking. I felt being protected by "Mother Hens". Even though I am back into everyday life, the Camino is still very much in my mind and not a day goes by I am not thinking about my walk. It left a very big impression on me. Thanks to you and your staff this trip was a great success. Also thanks to Alissa for making all the hotel reservations. Saludos from Colorado and Muchas Gracias.”

Ingrid from Colorado, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

The Picnic Lunches Were the Absolute Best

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alissa, We want you and all the Fresco people to know that our tour was wonderful. Jeffrey, Raul and Ana were terrific, helpful and knowledgeable and very caring. The picnic lunches were the absolute best. So thanks to all of you. We will recommend Fresco to all our friends. A special thanks to you, Alissa, for all your help.”

Marty from Virginia, USA
A Kinder Camino, September 2015

A First Rate Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, 10 +, A+! It was a great tour with lots of essential ingredients: beautiful visuals, interesting walking - an intro to the Camino - and of course, excellent food. We're finally having a moment to sit and enjoy the pics! The trip was beautifully organized and we really appreciated having you as one of our guides. Thanks for providing a first rate experience, Alex. You deserve to be very successful. We'll be sure to recommend you and hope to meet again. Thanks again for all the attention to details.”

Frances and Michael from Ontario, CANADA
Private Basque in the Glory, September 2015

So Fun and Pleasant All the Way

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa & Jason. My overall Fresco & Camino experience was more than positive and I am grateful to Fresco Tours for the well-planned itinerary and accommodations along the way & pulling together a fabulous group of people. We have all become friends and the camaraderie was so fun and pleasant all the way!! I would definitely recommend this tour to others and in the future, I will most likely check out other tours that you offer. Lastly, it was such a pleasure to enjoy Jason's introduction and company for the first evening and to start us out walking...he added the first good touch and I sure enjoyed being 'wined and dined' to start!! Muchas Gracias and Adios.”

Pat from British Columbia, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

Thank You So Much for Your Guidance and Kindness

“Dear Alex, Richard and I have safely returned from our amazing Camino. Thank you so much for your guidance and kindness during Richard's illness in Villafranca. We are so grateful for all your help and it was very reassuring to know you were only a phone call away. You went above and beyond with your frequent calls to check in with us and to ensure the logistics of our hotel accommodations and transport of our luggage. Now, where do I start with the entire journey? We have the highest praise for Fresco Tours from the initial email contact, all the assistance from Alissa, Jason's orientation with helpful tidbits, a phenomenal welcome dinner and a great walk out of Ponferrada to the actual self-guided tour. You provided exactly what we needed along with great places to stay and wonderful food recommendations. I don't know how you did it, but you put together the most wonderful group of ten people; all who enhanced our amazing journey and whose friendship will enrich our lives. You and all at Fresco Tours embody the spirit of the Camino and we thank you!”

Catherine & Richard from Connecticut, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

Fresco Tours Went Beyond Our Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Alissa, Ashley, We are safely back home and getting settled into our daily routines. My expectations for a spiritual and health challenge Camino were met and exceeded. My husband John aka Ted aka Tedouardo ( aptly named by Jason, our guide) only had his Camino pub crawl set as his challenge and excelled at this feat. We so enjoyed the camaraderie of our fellow trekkers. It is always interesting that you can meet such diverse beings and come together for the common good. There were lots of jokes and sing-songs to help us bond. Kudos to Jason, our fearless leader, Alís so sweet that we have offered to adopt her and the shy Carlos who drove our Magic Bus. They all looked after our needs and were there to root us on. Fresco Tours went beyond our expectations for our meals, including our picnic lunches, lovely wines (I didn't try one that I didn't like) and wonderful accommodations. A personal thank you to Alissa for all her support in arranging our tour and the additional hotels and trains. We will continue to recommend Fresco tours to all that enquire about our walk. The Camino provides...”

Carol and Ted from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

A Big HUGE Smile on My Face

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, Alissa and everyone at Fresco! I have been home since Friday, with a big HUGE smile on my face. I had an absolutely fabulous time in Spain, and will definitely recommend Fresco to others, and if I'm fortunate enough to Camino again, will look into Fresco first. You guys are the best! Thanks again for the lovely experience in Spain!”

Tammy from California, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

We'll Always Look for the Yellow Arrows

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thanks so much for introducing us to the Camino. Your enthusiasm, experience, and energy made for a truly memorable trip. We'll always look for the yellow arrows! Affectionately, Martha + Murray.”

Martha and Murray from Ontario, CANADA
Private Basque in the Glory, September 2015

A Truly Fantastic Two Weeks

Camino de Santiago Tour

“You guys deserve a lot of credit for a truly fantastic two weeks. Unknowingly, you put together nine of the nicest, most interesting people together for an absolutely unforgettable experience. Many, many thanks.”

Blake from Texas, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

The Pilgrimage was So Special

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The pilgrimage was so special. I absolutely loved the trip- the walking, the food, the camaraderie, and the kind care we received all made for a wonderful experience. And I also found it to be quite spiritual as well. Everything about it was perfect and Jeff and Irene were perfect hosts.”

Pat from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

Only Very Good Things to Say About Fresco

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alissa & Alex, Our Fresco Tour ended yesterday. What a wonderful Camino we had - we managed to walk the entire 200 km! Getting to know the other pilgrims in our group, our first day with Jason (the traditional dinner was over the top), and all the adventures along the way will provide interesting & amusing topics for conversation for many years to come. Thank you SO much for arranging for us to stay in a special room at the hotel in Santiago. Thank you not just for ending our Camino on a very positive note, but for all your assistance prior to the trip. We really appreciate everything and have only very good things to say about Fresco Tours.”

Madeline and Marvin from California, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

Wow... What a Great Time We Had

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Everyone, Wow... what a great time we had! A really nice group of people to walk with, eat with, and share our first Camino experience. Jeff and Irene were excellent. We were guided, educated, diligently looked after, taken care of, wrangled, and fed, with great attention to detail. No small feat on their part. Manuel was always at the right place at the right time.Thank you all for your contribution to a wonderful experience.”

Ed and Corinne from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

Thank You Again for the Wonderful Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alissa, I would like to thank you and Fresco Tours for the wonderful experience I had on the Camino. Your information was terrific, especially the maps. It is reassuring to know where the next services will be. The accommodation was good - always clean and something you looked forward to at the end of the day. My hats off to the company who transported our luggage. It was nice to discover our luggage in our room, especially when there were steps to contend with when no elevators were available. It was also nice to know that the hotels and transport company picked up after us, even when we had done our own quick look around the room. I was very thankful, as I had left my journal behind one day without realizing it. Thank you again for the wonderful experience.”

Joanne from British Columbia, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

Knowledgable, Accommodating, and Fun

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, It was great to meet you during this amazing trip. I have to make a point of complimenting our guides. I give them both 5 stars, and hope they stay at the top of the Fresco guide list. Jeff was very knowledgable, accommodating, and fun. There was a broad range of walkers in our group, and he and Irene juggled everyone and their needs quite well. Irene was fabulous as well. She was joyous, funny, a good sport, and she worked hard to make our trip a fabulous experience.”

Betsy from Maryland, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

The First Night's Meal was Outstanding

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Buenos Días Alissa, I thought the 200 km walk was really quite good. I enjoyed meeting Jason and he set us up on the right foot. The first night's meal was outstanding and an excellent way to get to know everyone.”

Lorreen from British Columbia, CANADA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

Excellent Leadership; Quality Accommodations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola, A memorable adventure. Excellent leadership; quality accommodations; compatible pilgrims; knowledgeable, caring and patient tour directors; and, an enjoyable, educational and delightful experience. Jeffery and Irene were outstanding; Jeffrey's knowledge of the area was excellent and Irene's attention to our needs was appreciated. Alissa's attention to all are requests was greatly appreciated and comforting. If the opportunity arises, I will be joining another Fresco tour. Ciao tutti, Frank.”

Frank from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2015

I Thought the Camino was Great

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi there, I thought the Camino was great! I enjoyed the walk, the food, and the facilities. I was impressed on the facilities on the walk as they were all very clean. I would encourage more of my friends to do this. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you very much!”

Linda from California, USA
A Fresco Start, September 2015

I had a WONDERFUL Time and Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa!!! I had a WONDERFUL time and experience. I was especially pleased with the awesome luggage transfer service. One day I had forgotten to pack my book and the hotel must have found it before the bags left because they placed it in the side pocket of my backpack. I hadn't even realized I forgot to pack it until I saw it was in the side pocket! That was great! I really really really enjoyed my journey. Thank you for all your help!”

Kali from Pennsylvania, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Hope to Take Another Tour with You One Day

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Fresco Amigos, we're just back home after a great adventure in your lovely country. Thank you so much for the photos and everything you did to make our Camino a great experience. Roberto and David are the absolute best at what they do. We will recommend Fresco to anyone interested in a walking adventure and hope to take another tour with you one day.”

Jan and Jim from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2015

Will Definitely Recommend Fresco Tours to Friends and Family

“We will definitely recommend Fresco Tours to friends and family who may want to walk The Way. Thank you for all the planning you did to make our pilgrimage one to always remember! Muchas Gracias. And finally, I now realize that even though we walked to Santiago and finished in Finisterre, our Camino has not ended. It will continue for the rest of our lives.”

Betsy from Ohio, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2015

I Have Nothing but Praise for Fresco

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, I have nothing but praise for Fresco, David, Roberto and our amazing adventure. I will return. We are already talking about our next trip. Thank you for making our pilgrimage meaningful and enjoyable. Roberto handled my allergic reaction on the first day calmly and efficiently. David was kind, calm and helpful. He stayed with me and translated for the doctor and me. I owe them both a huge debt of gratitude. It was a heck of a way to start a vacation, but the rest of the trip was thankfully uneventful and I knew that whatever happened I was in good hands. If you give bonuses for above and beyond the call of duty, David and Roberto get my vote and my gratitude. Thank you.”

Mary Ann from Virginia, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2015

Your 'Legwork' Made Our 'Legwork' Doable

“Dear Alissa, I just want to thank you for planning a wonderful trip for us as your 'legwork' made our 'legwork' doable. I watched The Way when I got back and felt that my experience was as meaningful as the experiences of the characters in the movie. I just may come back to do earlier legs of the path with Fresco Tours. I did not realize I was going to become such a walker in the last part of my life. Thanks again.”

Keith from Chesire, UK
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Amazing, Beautiful People

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I had an amazing time on the Camino. David and Roberto are amazing, beautiful people. I will certainly be coming back. Thanks for everything!”

Arlene from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
A Kinder Camino, August 2015

You Work Really Well Together

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“Hello Alissa, Roberto, and David, You all did a fabulous job and made our pilgrimage so enjoyable. We have traveled often and returned more invigorated from this experience than any other. Alissa, thanks for your patience as you answered all our questions prior to arriving in Spain. We are so glad that we got to meet you while there. We enjoyed each of the hotels/manor houses and the ability to spend more than one night in a location. Roberto and David, we appreciated your knowledge, humor and attention to our wishes. You work really well together. Thanks for making the Pilgrim mass in León and the Sunday mass happen, making us feel like true peregrinos. The lunches on the Camino were a highlight. We also enjoyed experiencing local specialties. After leaving the hotel in Santiago with only the hotel map, we realized how valuable your map of Santiago was. Again, thanks!”

Ron and Pat from Ohio, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2015

Could Not Have Been More Wonderful

“Hola, Ashley! Our trip walking the Camino could not have been more wonderful! The weather was perfect, the accommodations along the walk were very adequate -( the manor home was spectacular!) and the group was family by the end of the tour. We really appreciate your help in making our trip so special. Thanks for adding hotel reservations to both ends of the trip and for getting our train tickets. Overall, this trip far exceeded our expectations.Thank you so very, very much for helping us experience this most wonderful trip! We hope to walk the Camino again and will definitely promote Fresco Tours to our friends. Wishing you our best.”

Jim and Barbara from Kentucky, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Beyond What You Would Expect

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Good afternoon to all! I would like to thank Fresco Tours for the entire Kinder Camino experience. The entire staff of Fresco Tours must be one of the best around. Thanks to Alissa for all the work that was done coordinating everything, including some last minute hotel arrangements. The guides Roberto and David went beyond what you would expect. The food, wine, friendship, tours, history lessons was way more than I expected and I thank everyone one of you. I'm hoping to sign up for another Fresco tour in the near future and will recommend to all my friends that they consider your company when they plan to travel again - thanks to all!”

Rich from Washington, USA
A Kinder Camino, August 2015

Keep Up the Wonderful Service

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa/Alex, Fantastico!! Back in the real world now but still living the 'camino'! For me, it was a truly wonderful experience and one that I hope to repeat. It is hard to put into words what walking the Camino does to you/for you, but whilst trying not to sound trite, becoming one with yourself is definitely a part of it (and physically, my blood pressure on return is the lowest it has been for years so something definitely happened!) In terms of Fresco Tours - brilliant! You could not have been more helpful, the initial orientation meeting and then setting us off on our way were perfect, and all the accommodation was great - that little bit special. Thank you. I would recommend you without hesitation and if there is anything you think I could do to promote Fresco Tours over here in the UK then just let me know! Keep up the wonderful service and I'll forward to booking again in the hopefully not too distant future. Muchas Gracias.”

Keith from Chesire, UK
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Truly Wonderful Folk and I Have Made Many New Friends

“Hi Alissa, A big thank you for a great walking tour on the Camino. Good accommodations, they were fabulous. Well I know you don't pick the other tourists, but this bunch of Americans were truly wonderful folk and I have made many new friends. Also a good word for the helpful staff at the hotel in Santiago. Hope the rest of your tours go well this season. Best wishes.”

Ted from North Island, NEW ZEALAND
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Enhanced My Spirit Religiously, Personally, and Spiritually

“We enjoyed our walk and our hotels, especially the one on the third night of our walk. It was beautiful and the food was outstanding and not that expensive at all. We appreciate all your help. This journey was one that enhanced my spirit religiously, personally, and spiritually. We are so glad we did it. You couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you!”

Larry and Leslie from Ohio, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Fresco Tours is the Group You've Been Looking For

Camino de Santiago Tour

“If you have doubts about being able to walk the Camino, Fresco Tours is the group you've been looking for! This organization offers very timely information about how to prepare for this arduous journey. We did the self-guided tour, and the hotels that were booked were wonderful--such a relief to have your luggage and a bed waiting for you after a long day's walk! Also, when we did have a few traveling hiccups, both beforehand and along the Camino, Ashley stepped in and was a lifesaver! All in all, we walked 130 miles of the beautiful Camino de Santiago--but this doesn't even begin to communicate what a life-expanding experience this truly is. I'm already planning to return next year to experience this wonderful journey with my son.”

Carole from Georgia, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2015

Good for the Soul

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola - Hello - Bonjour - Kaixo, Once again Fresco Tours has delivered. Being single and female always comes with a few doubts. After travelling with Fresco last year on the Camino de Santiago, I knew my trip would not be disappointing - no more doubts. The pre and post travel and hotel arrangements coordinated by Fresco Tours could not be better. This Fresco Basque tour was so different in many ways. The scenery was beyond my expectations, and so was the food and accommodations. I will never forget entering the town of San Sebastian nor our hotel in Getaria. Once again, our team leader Jason was full of knowledge and history. It was always a pleasure to see that smile at the end of the day when you finally arrived at the meeting point. As for Sol, her passion for her Basque heritage brought the countryside (and politics) alive. Before I forget, say thank you to Sol for the chocolates at the noon day picnics. A pilgrim can never have enough chocolate after climbing for four hours. Both guides were very professional and I must give them and Fresco Tours many stars for going above and beyond in regards to recovering our fellow pilgrim's lost passport. Speaking of fellow pilgrims, they were the best. The dinner at the cider restaurant, the tasting of the Txakoli (wine), pinchos (aka tapas) and the visit at the Rioja vineyards were memorable. I am now looking forward to booking next year's tour with Fresco. I hope that the Portugese tour is still available. Even though Fresco provides guided tours, I still feel that both trips were a journey rather than an adventure or vacation. Both were good for the soul. Gracias - Thank You - Merci - Eskerrik Asko.”

Karen from Nova Scotia, CANADA
Basque in the Glory, July 2015

I Immediately Knew I had Picked the Right Company

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I stayed with Fresco following my initial contact with Ashley - I immediately knew I had picked the right company! Ashley was wonderful. She arranged my trip and booked hotel rooms before and after my Camino in addition to getting my train ticket for me. I don't think I could have done any of that on my own. I owe the success of my Camino to Ashley!”

Joan from Georgia, USA
A Fresco Start, July 2015

This Definitely Lived Up to My Expectation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My motto is Five-Star or stay home. This definitely lived up to my expectation.”

Joanne from Arizona, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2015

Fresco Tours Does a Great Job

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our expectations were exceedingly met. Everyone involved at Fresco Tours does a great job! Thank you and we will be back!”

Edna & John from Tennessee, USA
Basque in the Glory, July 2015

Our Family Will Cherish Our Camino Experience

“Dear Alissa, Our family members are all back in America now - in good health - and with fond memories of our wonderful Camino tour. I wish to thank Fresco Tours, Alex, and you personally for making our time together in Spain and on the Camino so special. Our accommodations were excellent in Madrid, at each of the hotels & pensions on the Camino, and in Santiago. Roberto and Pedro were both knowledgeable and helpful, as were the printed guides and maps provided by Fresco. All of the arrangements and transportation occurred precisely as scheduled - no glitches. Also, the scenery between Sarria and Santiago was much more beautiful than we had expected - and the weather was perfect. Thanks to you and Fresco, our family will cherish our Camino experience as a highlight in our lives. We will certainly recommend Fresco Tours to anyone wishing to visit Spain. Saludos from America.”

The Evans Family from Indiana, USA
A Spain-taneous Private A Fresco Start, July 2015

We Enjoyed Every Single Day of the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alissa, We just wanted to let you know that our Camino de Santiago de Compostela was a super wonderful experience for us, including the J-girls from Osaka. We enjoyed every single day of the Camino - delicious picnic lunches, comfortable lodging with history and character and hospitality, food and wine, and of course the local beers! Kumiko, Akiko and Midori went home with memories they will cherish for a long, long time - this trip was totally different from any trips they (and we) had made- because the trip itself had a specific objective, and when it was accomplished at the Santiago, our hearts were filled with that sense of accomplishment. I have no doubt that every one of us left Santiago as a happy camper. As for our family, thanks to your recommendation we took bus from Santiago to Viana do Castelo, then to Porto. Both rides were comfortable and easy, and of course we had some great times in each city. Thank you so very much for your great help! Please send our best regard to our wonderful leaders, Sol and Carol, and the excellent bus driver Manuel. They all did the outstanding jobs!”

Mariko from California, USA
A Kinder Camino, July 2015

Fresco has Itself a Repeat Customer

“Hi Alissa -- we had a wonderful trip! Thank you for doing such a great job arranging it. Fresco has itself a repeat customer, and I will be coming back in two years to do more of the Camino. You made everything very easy and were very helpful when we had questions in Spain. ”

Janet from Kentucky, USA
A Spain-taneous Private A Fresco Start, July 2015

As Always, the Trip was Flawlessly Executed

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, I hope you are well! Thank you again for the mosaic of my previous trips with Fresco Tours....that was a very kind gesture, and the best part was seeing you again! As always, the trip was flawlessly executed, and it was wonderful to reconnect with Jason and David. David provided an incredible amount of support to a group member who lost her luggage and I was relieved to see that the experience did not ruin her Camino. Irene was of great support to me and threw in much appreciated Spanish lessons as we walked. Thank you again! Warmly, Jill”

Jill from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015 (2014, 2013, 2012, & 2011)

Still Glowing with the Experience of Walking on the Camino

“I am home and still glowing with the experience of walking on the Camino. I felt that the information that you provided was excellent. Both Lisa and I felt that the guidance was just what we needed to get started and to know what to expect each day. The country manor homes were beautiful and we were able to have a massage therapist in to work on our backs and legs at one of them. Overall, the hotels were great. The ride from Santiago to Sarria went smoothly. Our driver was there when we arrived and got us safely to our hotel. So, many thanks for a wonderful experience!”

Ellen from Illinois, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

You've Picked a Great Team of Folks to Represent Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex & Alissa, I wanted to first thank you once again for the superior service that you all provided. We loved the itinerary, the locations that we stayed and our guides. The pre-travel assistance was greatly appreciated. Everything went very smooth and made our vacations a great one. The extra effort your team provided for my mother-in-law as very much appreciated. I know they would have done the same for anyone. But it was invaluable and much appreciated on that first day especially. The friendship and encouragement were always welcome. The birthday cake and gift were over the top. Thank you Jason, David and Irene: as always you've picked a great team of folks to represent Fresco Tours. They were informative, supportive and the food they prepared was excellent and presented well. Christine and I really want to say thank you for our night in the honeymoon suite. I wish we could have had a little more time there. I look forward to the next time. Thank you!”

Roger from New Hampshire, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

Fresco More than Exceeded My Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Good Morning. We have arrived back and appreciate all the support in doing so. Fresco more than exceeded my expectations. Everything was operated as expected. Jason is a real pro. His knowledge , attitude and sense of humour made the trip a real success. He is the heart and soul of Fresco. David was fantastic. Good sense of humour as well. Irene will do well, she has a great attitude. The food and wine were spectacular. Accommodations were very unique . Routing was good. Overall, I would give it a ten. Thanks again for all you personally did.”

Hugh from Arizona, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

Always Prompt, Courteous, and Providing Answers to Our Inquiries

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, I believe Fresco has done a great job supporting us from the time we began to sign up for the tour. You and others did a wonderful job helping us for over one year. Alissa, you were our primary contact and you were just great with your support. Always prompt, courteous, and providing answers to our inquiries. I know others were involved in supporting us and I thank all of you together. Everything about the journey was well done. Nice hotels with good service and breakfast. Suitcases delivered promptly. Jeffery gave us lots of good information before the walk began. I think your group works very well together. Best wishes to you and all the staff at Fresco. Un abrazo.

Paul Kruelle from Virginia, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

I Love Every Aspect of the Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I had a fantastic time and would join Fresco Tours again or recommend it to family and friends wholeheartedly! I love every aspect of the tour and your attention to details really showed. I'm already thinking about doing it again next year. Thank you SO MUCH Fresco Tours for an outstanding job! I truly appreciate everything you have done!!”

Emily from California, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

Charming, Knowledgeable Guides Who Kept Us On Track

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alissa, I had a fabulous time. Jason, David and Irene were charming, knowledgeable guides who kept us on track, well fed, amused and entertained with stories and anecdotes, history lessons and much more. The lunches they prepared were fit for a king (or queen). The dinners were great too. I thought the accommodations we stayed at were excellent. I am recommending Fresco Tours to everyone who asks me how I enjoyed my vacation ? I hope you see a few of my friends in the future! Thanks again for a fabulous time, please give my regards to Alex, Jason, David and Irene.”

Laura from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

Friendships Were Made that Became Family

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Greetings Fresco Tours, Thank you for arranging a seamless adventure for the travel part. Accommodations were comfortable considering availability & the intimate little villages in towns available along The Camino. Preparation is definitely key! The Camino is a lot more than people think & it is definitely more than a spiritual journey of the soul. I needed to read a lot more, and perhaps speak with more people, as the perception behind The Camino and actually walking it are two different things. I liked the intimacy of a smaller group. Friendships were made that became family. It was extremely rewarding & only made possible by a smaller group of people. I hope to be able to walk it again. Thank you for arranging a lovely tour for The Camino adventure.”

Lynda from Arizona, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

Another Super Trip Thanks to You

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Another super trip, thanks to you, Jason, and Manuel. Everything worked beautifully, and you will not be surprised that people were delighted with all the logistics and with Jason's great knowledge, patience, charm, and picnic-making. The flexibility of walking/riding options were greatly appreciated by those who chose to mix it up, day by day. We would very much like to do the Camino Portugués next year! I wish you a great summer and continued success. You have a great gift and have surrounded yourself with a terrific team.”

Ann from Ontario, CANADA
Spain-taneous Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

We Had a Wonderful Experience

“Alissa, Thank you for your help and the support of the Fresco team for our group's walk along the Camino. We had a wonderful experience, perhaps a little more challenging at times than we expected, but so is life. I am personally stronger and healthier physically, mentally and spiritually because of my time on "The Way." May God bless your Camino with His grace and peace!”

Eric from Viriginia, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

Spain was a Very Welcoming Country and Fresco has a Well-Run Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, Thank you so much for your help in coordinating this trip. Adding my two sons into the itinerary was extra work and I appreciate how seamlessly it happened. The trip was wonderful. Raul and Roberto were excellent guides and a pleasure to hike with. Spain was a very welcoming country and Fresco has a well-run tour. Again, it was a wonderful trip for our family and we will absolutely refer our friends to Fresco that are considering trips to Spain. Gracias!”

Sue and Family from Ohio, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

What a Wonderful, Fabulous Holiday!

“Dear Alissa, Before the euphoria wears off.......I just wanted to say what a wonderful, fabulous holiday! The professionalism shown by you in all the preparation stages was impeccable. This was then trumped by the actual holiday itself! Every aspect of the tour (travel arrangements, instructions, accommodation etc) was covered in detail. This in turn allowed me to experience a trouble free effortless and exhilarating Camino! Sadly, Adios and muchas gracias, Trish.”

Trish from New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

Work was Done with a Smile and Passion

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, I thought you may want some feedback on our latest tour: My pre tour bookings and information by Alissa was handed quickly and efficiently. The group we walked with (all spoke the same language) worked well despite different backgrounds, etc. David and Jeffery ensured any problems were attended to immediately. The accommodation and selection of restaurants were excellent, especially the last breakfast. The morning and afternoon breaks were all welcomed by Carlos and in surprising places. The picnics were always on time, well thought, in pleasant surroundings and made with passion and pride. It was almost too good eat. David and Jeffery gave clear instructions on the walk and repeated them several times (no one got lost or took a wrong turn). They were always there at everyone's call and knew their history as guides. I guess the sign of a good organisation is that we did not hear or see any problems. Everything went smoothly as per itinerary. The two things that amazed me were the extra mile the two guys went: pouring drinks for people, getting aerated water or Rose wine - all of which were asked for once and then remember by them at every meal time. The other point is that all of their work was done with a smile and PASSION to the very last day. I employ around 500 full-time employees and know how difficult it is to get some good people and you have two very good ones and one very good office person in Alissa. Congratulations on your choice of employees and the culture of your organisation. Happy to give any other information and I will be recommending the tour to many others. Cheers, Barry.”

Barry from South AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

We Really Got the Taste of the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, Ashley, et Alex: Thanks for your kind note! Christa and I had a wonderful time on the Camino and want to thank you, Jeffery, and all the others behind the scenes who made it all work so well. Reservations and luggage transfer went without a hitch and allowed us to concentrate fully on enjoying the experience without worrying about logistics. We feel we really got the taste of the Camino! As for those yellow arrows: I certainly with there were more of them in our lives! We would definitely recommend your tours to our friends!”

Michael & Christa from Virginia, USA
A Fresco Start, June 2015

Thanks Fresco for a Bang Up Job!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I miss our Camino buddies. It was a joy to share the experience with all of you. Thanks Fresco for a bang up job! Double the pay to Jeffery and David. They are emblematic of what guides should be. Wise, efficient, great organizers, awesome picnic providers, and great encouragers when I was trailing in behind everyone else. Carlos is a very safe driver and he always gave me the right kind of chocolate. Love to all, Cia.”

Cia from Colorado, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2015

Fresco Tours is Such a Nice Way to Do the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Fresco Tours is such a nice way to do the Camino. The guides give you the encouragement to walk father then you ever thought you could in a day. The guides were very communicative by having meetings and keeping us informed always on what the next day would bring and what the trail would be like and where we would be staying. They didn't miss a thing. Fresco Tours has a very nice system to help people succeed. Thank you. ”

Lee from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2015

The Tour Exceeded My Expectations On Every Level

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I can't speak highly enough of our Fresco Tour leaders, Jeff and Raúl. Their knowledge of Spain, including the culture, the peoples, and the Camino and its history, was impeccable. I would not hesitate to recommend (and have already done so) Fresco Tours as the only tour group to choose when looking to experience the Camino. The tour exceeded my expectations on every level. Well done Fresco Tours!”

Karen from British Columbia, CANADA
A Kinder Camino, May 2015

They Went Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Camino de Santiago Tour

“They went above and beyond the call of duty to be sure all my meals were lactose and gluten free. Always available to answer questions, nothing seemed too trivial to deal with. Knowledgeable about the region and history, each evening's meeting was an education as we prepared for the next day's trek. Outgoing and caring personalities and team work made them ideal companions for the entire tour.”

Madelyn from Arizona, USA
A Kinder Camino, May 2015

The Food was Delicious

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, A great big thank you to you and Jeffrey! The Camino was an amazing experience, one that I would certainly recommend to others and consider doing again myself- maybe the Portugal Way. I felt well prepared with all the information Fresco had provided. The food was delicious. Our group got along very well and many of us plan on keeping in touch. Thank you and I hope we cross paths again in the future.”

Silvana from Florida, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

Everything Handled Very Professionally from Beginning to End

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Just to say that the tour was really great! Thanks for arranging perfect weather! Everything handled very professionally from beginning to end. Also I must give special thanks to David. He is really someone special, but I am sure you know that. Apart from the fact that he completely saved the trip for me after I took a bad fall, he is the perfect combination of guide, friend, and all around terrific person. We hope to travel with you again!”

Joan and Howard from New York, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2015

You All Did a Wonderful Job!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“The trip was great! I thought you and Fresco tours did a wonderful job of arranging everything for us. I also appreciate your help Alissa on the backend helping us get back from Santiago to Madrid. You all did a wonderful job! Please pass this email on to your supervisor so they know how much people like us appreciate your help. Take care.”

Jill from Florida, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

It was Beyond Our Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex: Steffi and I thoroughly enjoyed our Camino; it was beyond our expectations. Our guides Carol and David were great. They took care of every request and every detail; we could not of asked for anything more. It was such a positive experience dealing with you, your office and your staff. We will definitely recommend Fresco Tours to our friends. Regards, Frank.”

Frank and Steffi from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2015

The Creation of a Memory of a Lifetime!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, We thought the job that Fresco did was exceptional. Outstanding: yourself Alissa, everything we asked for you always provided accurately and on a timely basis. For example, arranging the overnight sleeping arrangements on the train! Wonderful! The two hotels we stayed at the front and back and of our trip were phenomenal, as was the manor we stayed at. The opening night dinner with Roberto was wonderful and was a great launch to our great journey! Our luggage was always picked up before nine and waiting for us at our next hotel when we arrived at the end of another challenging day: most excellent! Castañeda: the two gentlemen who ran the hotel were most solicitous and anticipated our every need. Really can't think of any negative experiences with any of the hotels. Thanks again for your efforts in assisting us with a stellar pilgrimage; and the creation of a memory of a lifetime!”

Dennis from Florida, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

In My Dreams at Night, I'm Still Walking the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alissa, In my dreams at night, I'm still walking the Camino. It was an awesome experience starting from Madrid with the train ride as an added bonus. The hotels were nice and the luggage transfer was smooth. Thank you for the experience and I will do it again...this time longer.”

Mila from North Carolina, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

Fresco Did a Great Job to Make Our Days Very Stress-Free

“Hi Alissa, We all loved our taste of The Camino. Fresco did a great job to make our days very stress-free. No map reading either- loved that yellow arrow. Our group all got along very well and it was good to get to know the girls from the U.S. and Canada! Taxis were very helpful and the sangria, fresh juice, and cerveza provided great refreshment! We especially loved the accommodation at your great hotel choices. Roberto's introduction at Ponferrada was wonderful and the meal he hosted was definitely our best on the walk. Yes, we are missing the yellow arrow and have continued to do lots of walking. We will always remember the beautiful scenery of Galicia and the fantastic time we all experienced doing this small part of the Camino.We would highly recommend Fresco to our friends. Thanks so much Alissa for your great support and communications over the past few months. Warm regards from Suzette, Judy, and Dianne.”

Suzette, Judy and Dianne from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

An Amazing Tour Which I Will Never Forget

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Just wanting to express a heartfelt thank you to our guides Roberto and Sol. It was an amazing tour which I will never forget. There were so many wonderful moments along the journey. Both Roberto and Sol's attention to detail made this a truly memorable occasion. Bravo! After eight years of talking about the trip, we would rate our experience as spectacular!”

Sandra from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2015

It's Definitely the Way to Do the Camino

“Hi Alissa, We loved our tour and enjoyed the walk and accommodation very much, it's definitely the way to do the Camino. Many thanks for all your help with train bookings and your prompt reply to any requests. Kind Regards, Sandi.”

Sandi from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

Loved the Tour, Had an Amazing Experience!

“Alissa, Loved the tour, had an amazing experience! The group was fantastic, Roberto gave us a great introduction and first morning orientation, and you have been very prompt in your communications. Thank you.”

Judy from Washington, USA
A Fresco Start, May 2015

I Will Always Remember My Time On the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alissa, I thought Fresco did a great job in making the Camino such a rewarding experience. Carol's orientation was terrific and the delicious meal courtesy of Fresco made it a great start. I thought the accommodation was very good, and a few especially so - just loved the country manor. Having bags awaiting you on arrival was just splendid. Much enjoyed our fellow pilgrims as well, a few of whom I'm sure will remain friends. Well and truly home now, and it's amazing how quickly you slip back into the hustle and bustle of daily life. I know however that I will always remember my time on the Camino. I thought it a wonderful experience, deeply satisfying in so many ways. Thanks again and best wishes, Kerrie.”

Kerrie from NSW, AUSTRALIA
A Fresco Start, April 2015

Thank You For Making Our Camino So Special

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Fresco Folks, We have just returned home and we are still processing our incredible trip! Our orientation in Ponferrada with Carol was great. Having her walk us out of Ponferrada was helpful as we were able to come up with spontaneous questions for her. Thanks for the incredible dinner on our first night, allowing us to get to know our companions and feel more acclimated to Spain and what lay ahead for us. The packet of information was thorough and educational - just what we were looking for on a self-guided trip. We used the maps, the "survival guide" and other info every day and found it really added to the pleasure of our trip. The hotel in Santiago was perfect - just what these weary travelers needed. The guide in Santiago was also fantastic! She was so learned and fascinating, and took us anywhere we expressed interest in going - including the cloistered convent where we were able to purchase the famous cookies that they make. Finally, your website is great - lots of information for the curious and those who have signed up. We received enormous support from Alissa in travel arrangements and it made things much easier for us. We would not hesitate to recommend Fresco to any of our friends. Thank you for making our Camino so special.”

Rick and Sue from Maine, USA
A Fresco Start, April 2015

A Marvelous Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, Overall it was a marvelous once-in-a-lifetime experience that will remain happily ingrained in what's left of my memory. We formed a cheerful coterie. Although we each walked alone for part of the walks, we shared many walks and meals and became more and more comfortable as the days of conversation and laughter progressed. I felt a real pang when we parted! Although Fresco Tours could not have known how our personalities would mesh, I'm willing to give credit. I appreciate the prompt attention given to any inquiry along the way by your staff. A special thanks to Alex, who answered the question of the address of my hotel when another pilgrim called Fresco after I had managed to lose this information! And kudos to Carol, who cheerfully answered an infinite number of questions, straightened out any minor snafus, and arranged the best meal of our trip.”

Fritzie from New York, USA
A Fresco Start, April 2015

I Shall Certainly Commend Fresco Tours to My Friends and Acquaintances

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thanks so much for your message and for an amazing tour. Our two guides, Jeffery and David, were absolutely brilliant, always giving of themselves generously and enthusiastically throughout the ten days to ensure that everyone in our little party of peregrinos enjoyed a really special experience. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they inspired us all with their enthusiasm and knowledge of the Camino whilst attending sensitively and imaginatively to our various needs. I shall certainly commend Fresco Tours to my friends and acquaintances at every opportunity. Images and sounds of the stunning Galician countryside will continue to resonate in my memory for a long time. Please pass on my best thanks to Jeffery and David. Yours sincerely, Ian”

Ian from Essex, UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2015

It's Hard to Re-Enter Reality!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I need a bit of time to put my gratitude in words. The trip was wonderful and fulfilled all my expectations! David and Jeffery were exceptional. Jeffery's Art History background added to his most knowledgeable introduction to all the sites we visited. He has a genuine love of the Camino. I appreciated his acceptance of my love of using my Spanish. I get to use it so seldom here. David was amazing in his intuitive sensitivity to each one's needs. He could be silly and have us rolling on the floor with laughter but he also has such a thoughtful, spiritual side that he helped set the tone of the pilgrimage. Both performed flawlessly in taking care of us. It felt a bit like living at Downton Abbey. It's hard to re-enter reality! The food and accommodations were outstanding, each manor house or Abbey surpassed the previous one. The adventure with our key called for help above and beyond the call of duty from Jeffery! But what memories! Traveling with Fresco again would be amazing! The very least we can do is praise you to the skies and spread the word. Most Gratefully Yours, Sydney”

Sydney from Virginia, USA
A Kinder Camino Private Tour, November 2014

I Really Got to Experience the Flavor of Spain

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I had a wonderful time, and I feel like I really got to experience the flavor' of Spain. The people were gracious and welcoming along the way, the food and accommodations were of the highest quality, and Jeffery and David provided just the right amount of guidance and information along the way. Because of this experience, I can truly say that I love Spain. Thanks for providing such a positive experience. Hugs, Chris.”

Chris from Georgia, USA
A Kinder Camino Private Tour, November 2014

Meaning, Presence and Attention to Every Moment

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Staff, I cannot express in words of gratitude what a wonderful experience Jeff and I had walking the Camino. Jeffery and David were so exemplary in their gift of organization, but for us, they got us started and then let the experience happen. They are quite a team. What we would eat (especially for Jeff who has never had anyone so catering to his allergies), and where we would sleep was never a thought to us, but such an astonishing surprise that just to know all we needed to do was put one step in front of the last. It put meaning, presence and attention to every moment. I thank them very much.”

Polly from Georgia, USA
A Kinder Camino Private Tour, November 2014

Sincere Compliments on the Beautifully Planned Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, In addition to our sincere compliments on the beautifully planned tour, our terrific guides, Jeffery and David, and their wonderful picnics, the restaurants and accommodations and the photographs, I would like to add a note of appreciation for Alissa and her responsive and helpful attention backing you up in the office. Due to the time difference between the US and Spain, she sometimes had to get back to me at what must have been very inconvenient times for her personally. She was always cheerful and patient. Her advice and ability to save us money on our train reservations and her help adding a couple of days to our Madrid hotel reservations were most appreciated. Please convey my thanks to her. Also, I really enjoyed the local guides you use. Their knowledge, interests and general helpfulness were excellent. I especially loved the morning we spent in Santiago with Margarina. Our visit with her to the Cathedral and Museum was absolutely wonderful. We saw and learned so much in the two+ hours we had. While we were on our way to the Cathedral, she ran in to an acquaintance who works on the Botafumeiro crew and he gave her a heads up that someone had paid to have it done at the Pilgrim's Mass the day we were there! Thus at the end of the tour, she walked us exactly to where the Botafumeiro would be swinging right over our heads. She was also very helpful about giving us several restaurant ideas and directions for lunch afterwards. Finally, it was a pleasure meeting you and Lucas at the picnic on the road to Leon. I close with thanks for all you and your wonderful associates and colleagues did to make the Camino so kind, comfortable and enjoyable for us. John joins me in sending greetings and best regards to all. Sincerely, Tracy.”

Tracy and John from Massachusetts, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, November 2014

The Trip was Wonderful--the Staff, Hotels, Food

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, The trip was wonderful--the staff, hotels, food (more than any of us needed), preparatory material, etc. The guys were also very gracious in helping me practice my Spanish. Also, the hotel on our last night was perfect--near the airport, clean, and the staff was extremely professional. After the Camino, we took the train to Lourdes, France. It was also memorable. Thank you for your assistance.”

Roberto and Mary from Ohio, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, October 2014

I Especially Appreciate All the Extra Travel Details

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thank you, Alissa, for all you did to make the trip the best it could be. I especially appreciate all the extra travel details you handled for Kim and me along the way. Everything was in order, and I am grateful. Blessings to you and continued success with Fresco Tours”

Mary Anne from Illinois, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, October 2014

Absolutely Wonderful, the Hotels Delightful and the Food Incredible

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you for such an amazing experience. It was everything I hoped for and more. Sol and Jeffery are absolutely wonderful, the hotels delightful and the food incredible. Kudos to all involved! One suggestion you may think is worth considering: setting for the last night's dinner. The restaurant was wonderful and the food outstanding but due to the noise level, we (the tired but happy peregrinos) were unable to talk to anyone except those sitting directly next to us. I think that on that last night, when we all had much to remember and share, it would have been nice to have had a more peaceful venue. This is not a complaint, only something you might wish to consider. Thank you for the email list and, again, for providing such a memorable and meaningful experience. Best wishes, Sherry”

Sherry from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2014

We All Felt Safe with You Keeping an Eye on Us

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex, We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of The Kinder Camino. It was something we had been looking forward to for a long time and was everything we hoped for- stunning countryside, great company along with superb food and accommodation. The picnic lunches prepared by the guides on some days were excellent. To Raul and Roberto- thanks guys. We all felt safe with you keeping an eye on us and making sure we stuck to the schedules. Well done. And to Alissa, to us the face of Fresco, we say a special thank you for your kind attention to all the detail. Thanks again very much for putting The Kinder Camino itinerary together. With best wishes, Barry and Lyndsey”

Barry and Lyndsey from Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
A Kinder Camino Tour, September 2014

I Can Think of Nothing Negative, the Food was Excellent

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa and Alex, After the Camino walk, I spent another 2 weeks in Portugal. I am back home and I am finally feeling rested. I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful experience "walking the Camino". Jeffery and David were excellent leaders knowledgeable, caring and attentive to our needs. And I also enjoyed our driver, Alberto. I can think of nothing negative, the food was excellent, the places we stayed were wonderful and I believe our group of 11 were a very cohesive group of travelers. Enjoyed the manor homes and getting a feel for the way things were. I would definitely recommend Fresco tours to friends. Thanks to all of you, Renee”

Renee from Washington, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2014

Very Much Enjoyed the Walk and were Very Impressed

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Thank you for your message. We very much enjoyed the walk and were very impressed with the arrangements made. Roberto and Raul were a joy to travel with. Muchas gracias to you. Regards, Bev and Graham”

Bev and Graham from Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
A Kinder Camino Tour, September 2014

I am Still Walking so that I Can Be Ready for Next Year

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I wish to say 'Thank You' to Fresco Tours and their inspiring tour guides, tour coordinator and driver. Yes - I know I am slow responding, but you have to admit I am fast on the slopes. I wanted some time to ponder over this extraordinary journey we went on before commenting. Jeffery and Jason were very professional and caring at all times. Their knowledge of local and Spanish history brought the places alive. I do not know how they kept their patience with all the questions, injuries, and 'quarter mile' teasing. Alberto, our trusty steed, was most kind. Alissa was also very helpful coordinating people. I think herding cats would be easier. As a matter of fact, the accommodations and meals were beyond my expectations. I think it is because I went with none other than the fear of getting ill or injured. Ironically, I did not get a blister or a callous on my feet. I have been singing your praises to everyone who has asked me, especially after they saw the pictures of the meals and accommodations. I belong to two pilgrim societies and at their next meetings I will make sure that Fresco Tours is mentioned and that your contact info is passed on. The highest compliment I can express is that this adventure has inspired me to go back next spring to complete the section from St Jean to Leon. In addition, I am considering taking you up on your 'Basque Country' offer next fall. This inspiration has to be laid at the feet of Jason and Jeffery. I am still walking so that I can be ready for next year - walked 18 km on Sunday. Buen Camino to 'Wonder Woman'and his side kick 'Superman'......Merci Beaucoups and Muchas Gracias.”

Karen from Nova Scotia, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2014

Everything was Above and Beyond What I Had Expected

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Just wanted to thank you and your wonderful team for a memorable, exciting and very magical Camino. It was such a fantastic time and one I will never forget. The friendships made, the laughter shared and the pain of blisters overcome. All made possible by the superb Fresco team of Roberto, Raul, Jesus and of course, the organiser extraordinaire, Alissa. The accommodation, food, wine, commentaries, support  everything was above and beyond what I had expected. Please thank the whole team for me. I am telling all my friends about Fresco and encouraging them to take one of your tours. My special thanks for all the care I received when I was unwell. It was unexpected but delightful and demonstrated a company willing to go the extra mile to make the journey safe, comfortable and enjoyable. I wish you every success in the future and hope to travel with you again.
Kindest regards, Tina”

Tina from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
A Kinder Camino Tour, September 2014

I Can't Be Thankful Enough, Being the Oldest One in the Group, for the Support

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa and Alex, The tour was a great experience, challenging but rewarding, in great part due to all of you. You run a first class operation, well organized, paying attention to every detail, the accommodations, the meals, the sightseeing were all superb. I can't be thankful enough, being the oldest one in the group, for the support I received from Sol, Jason and Alberto who looked after me all the time. Muchas gracias, un afectuoso saludo y espero verlos en el futuro.”

Daniel from Illinois, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2014

A Great Holiday Atmosphere and a Great Shared Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I returned home only yesterday. I really enjoyed my holiday in northwest Spain with Fresco. Jeffery and David went out of their way to make the holiday a memorable one for each one of us. They were very knowledgeable about the area and its history and took the time to explain it to even the slowest ones in the group. They were also very patient and helpful; and this, coupled with a good group of walkers, resulted in a great holiday atmosphere and a great shared experience. Alberto, the driver, was very attentive and helpful at all times. I would certainly recommend Fresco to all of my friends and am considering your Basque tour next year. My group of walking friends have walked in Europe as a group for about twelve years on organised and self organised walking holidays and I feel that the Fresco walk was the best and most enjoyable of them all. Well done! Best regards, Graham PS: Many thanks to Alissa. She was extremely helpful with the tour arrangements and very competent  an excellent customer contact person.”

Graham from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2014

I Felt Like I was Walking through a Storybook! Everything was Magical!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, Breck and I just loved our Fresco Tour! We really enjoyed having dinner with Jason in Ponferrada. The dinner was amazing and we loved all the maps and information he gave us. All of the information was really useful and helped us a lot! We loved walking the Camino each day and thought the villages and scenery was magnificent! I felt like I was walking through a storybook! Everything was magical! We certainly enjoyed all the people we met everyday and loved the delicious food that we ate!! All of our hotels were top notch and wonderful! Thank you for all of your support and help to make our vacation a trip of a lifetime!!! Thank you, Mary & Breck”

Mary & Breck from Washington, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2014

In a Word, Our Experience on the Camino was Fantastic!

“Hello Alissa, We are still on our trip - flew to Amsterdam, cruised down the Rhine, spent 2 days in Luzern, and today are on our way to Venice and a full week of touring Italy. In a word, our experience on the Camino was fantastic! All the accommodations were wonderful, and everyone was so helpful and kind to us. We just fell in love with the Somozas (and their rabbit served in a red pepper based sauce), and the beauty and elegance of el Pazo del Sedor was breathtaking. We would be glad to recommend your service to anyone. Thank you so much for assisting us with our El Camino experience. Maria”

Maria & John from California, USA
A Fresco Start, August 2014

You've Put Together an Excellent Program and I Wouldn't Hesitate to Recommend It

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, My wife and I had a terrific time on our Camino tour, and I wanted to pass along our thanks. I think you've put together an excellent program and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Jeffery and David did a wonderful job as our guides. Each of them is an outstanding person and guide, and together they are an excellent team. I should also acknowledge your office. These trips involve quite a lot of money, so it was very reassuring to me to see our dealings with the office handled in a very professional manner. Thanks and best regards, Dick and Carol”

Dick & Carol from Washington, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2014

Loving the Walk, the Accommodation and Especially Our Guide

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex and Alissa, We would just like to say a very big thank you to you for persisting with our small group Camino walk in late July. We had a wonderful time, loving the walk, the accommodation and especially our guide Jeffery. We appreciated his enthusiasm, his readiness to accommodate our requests (such as earlier starts where possible to avoid the worst of the heat), and his fantastic culinary skills. I am sure that our trip would not have been as effortless without him. Thank you again, Colleen and Mark”

Colleen & Mark from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2014

I Would Probably Do It a Fifth Time

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Now after doing the Camino trip four times, I would probably do it a fifth time, do the self-guided Camino, or consider doing the entire Camino in four years. Thank you!”

Jill from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2014 (2011, 2012, 2013)

Made the Camino a Lifetime Trip to Remember

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex: The trip was fantastic. Jason, Paula and Raul were fabulous. Couldn't have asked for more. I'll be uploading my pics to flickr or snapfish, and my photo book to Blurb. I'll let you and everyone else know so they can pick and choose any pics they might like. Thank you for the thoughful key chain. Fresco went over and beyond and made the Camino a lifetime trip to remember. Take care, Merrily”

Merrily from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2014

A Most Glorious Time on the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I return home tomorrow after a most glorious time on the Camino. Thanks so so so much to you and to Alex . From the first minute we wrote to ask for information about the trip, to the very last second when our group was all together, it was wonderful. Thank you soooo much, Susan”

Susan from California, USA
A Fresco Start Tour, June 2014

Had a Fabulous Time and I Want to Go Back

Camino de Santiago Tour

“It was a wonderful trip. All the details worked out well, you were very helpful answering questions and handling pre and post trip plans, the maps and books were good and our group turned out to be tons of fun. We had a fabulous time and I want to go back.”

Penny from California, USA
A Fresco Start Tour, June 2014

I Will Always Have Unforgettable Memories of the Basque Camino

Basque in the Glory Tour

“Alex/Alissa- Thanks for the address list for our fellow peregrinos. I really enjoyed getting to know the Basque region of Spain with a great group of travelers. The scenery along the northern coast of Spain is beautiful, the walks were sometimes challenging but always fun, picnics were delicious, rioja wine was plentiful, and the dinners were a wonderful sampling of the Basque cuisine! I want to compliment you on your guides.........both Jason and Sol were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, flexible and open to enjoying a spontaneous moment, always attentive and happy to make us comfortable, and both had a great sense of humor! I will always have unforgettable memories of the Basque Camino AND the Camino de Santiago! Sincerely, Ann”

Ann from Florida, USA
Basque in the Glory, June 2014

Gracias por Todo y Espero Viajar y Recomendar Fresco a Todos Mis Amigos

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, Hola, gracias por tu mensaje y quiero aprovechar la oportunidad para felicitar a Carol y a Roberto, en verdad son unos excelentes guias y unas excelentes personas. Estuvieron pendientes de nuestras necesidades en todo momento e hicieron de este viaje algo aun mas especial! Tambien me gustaria comentarte lo bien q se porto el Hotel NH con lo del robo del bolso de Maria, fueron muy amables con nosotros y nos ayudaron mucho! Gracias por todo y espero viajar y recomendar Fresco a todos mis amigos!! Saludos desde Mexico!!”

Cecilia from Lerma, MEXICO
A Kinder Camino Tour, June 2014

Your Patience and Perseverance with Your Flock is Greatly Appreciated

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Carol & Reberto, Hola. This is just a short note to say "muchas gracias" for your shepherding of our recent Camino. Your patience and perserverence with your "flock" is greatly appreciated. Sometimes we did not listen as well as we should have. Sometimes some of us climbed a hill too far, too soon. Sometimes some of us went straight forward on the trail, when we should have gone right. Or left. Sometimes some of us took the bike path when we should have been on the walking trail. Or, maybe we just plain missed a well placed sign that you had told us about, saying "go this way." But, one or the other of you was always nearby to round us up and point to the proper track before we went to far amiss. You walked and talked with us. You often brought up the rear. You sometimes walked ahead. Or drove ahead to purchase supplies and prepare our lunches. No matter where you were on the trail, with us, behind us, or somewhere ahead, at least one of you was always nearby -- to aid, to encourage, sometimes just to walk and talk, sometimes to provide insight and information into things we saw and experienced during our walking. You were there. On another point....the photos you provided of our Camino is awesome. It is a very complete record of many of the things we saw and did -- many shots of the folks we walked and talked with, and many, many additional sights, scenes, structures, and artifacts I did not think to photograph. Again...."muchas gracias." Arnold”

Arnold from North Carolina, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, June 2014

One of the Most Memorable Experiences of Our Lives

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, The "Kinder Camino" was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives! We had planned to do the regular Camino with Fresco Tours, but it was already filled for May, so we signed up for the first-ever "Kinder Camino," a good decision in hindsight because the slightly-shorter walking distances on the Camino provided more opportunities for tours with Jason of monasteries, churches, and other sites off the trail. May in Galicia had its share of rain and cool temperatures (lows in the 40s to mid-50s F, highs in the 50s-mid-60s F), but this was good hiking weather and produced a verdant countryside covered in spring flowers. Just be sure to bring waterproof trail runners or hiking shoes, layers for warmth, and good rain gear. A hallmark of our trip with Fresco Tours was the attentiveness to the individual tastes and needs of group members. The two of us started our trip to Spain in San Sebastian and Bilbao and then took the train to Leon where we met the rest of our group. Alissa, Fresco tours office manager, got our train tickets for us and arranged an extra night at the hotel in Leon, a beautiful and historic city to explore; she answered any questions we had before the trip began. Once on the Camino, Jason made sure that individual dietary tastes were taken into account. We had four pescatarians in our group and five carnivores, not all of whom liked fish. Jason ensured that each meal included a variety of dishesdelicious feasts of salads, main courses, Galician cheeses, wines and dessertsthat everyone could enjoy. Our favorite meal was the signature dish of Galicia: octopus served with garlic and chilies at a pulperia along the way. The country inns we stayed in were charming, the stone churches and villages along the Camino beautiful in their rustic simplicity, and Pepe's careful driving (and chocolate!) much appreciated. We loved the support and wealth of informationabout the Camino, life in Galicia, Spanish political and cultural history, gardening, books, etc. that Jason and Roberto provided. Conversations at meals and along the Camino were animated. Our group bonded from day one. Walking the Camino couldnt have been a more invigorating and inspiring experience-one that we will always cherish. Thanks too for the CD with the photos that Roberto took; were now going through the hundreds that we took ourselves. We've already recommended Fresco Tours to our friends. We hope to join you again for another tour in the futurethe Portuguése Camino sounds wonderful. All the best, Nancy and Rob”

Nancy & Rob from Indiana, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, May 2014

Thanks for a Wonderful Time, Enjoyed Every Kilometer

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex and Alissa, Thanks for a wonderful time, enjoyed every kilometer!! Busted my toenails but figure that's a small price to pay for a pelegrina. Photos are great, talking up your great group to anyone who'll listen. Saludos from Aus, Robyn”

Robyn from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2014

Lovely Accommodations, Fantastic Meals, Fabulous Staff

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, We did not want another day to pass without thanking you, your staff and Fresco for putting together "A Kinder Camino Tour". We feel so privileged to be one of the first to go on the this tour and we felt we reaped the benefits of all the time, effort and organization you and your staff put in to help making this tour equal pure joy! We have already told many friends about the lovely accommodations, the fantastic meals, the depth of history at the Monasteries and the Cathedral. Along with the walk itself, your fabulous staff- Jason, Roberto and Pepe and how even the rain all help add to the wonderful camaraderie we felt with our fellow pilgrims and truly made this trip an adventure we will keep in our hearts, minds and souls forever :-) Hope to take another Fresco Tour sometime in 2016. Janice and Mike”

Janice & Mike from California, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, May 2014

I Felt Totally Supported, yet Never Felt Pressured

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alissa, I want to let you know how wonderful our time with Fresco Tours was. Jeffrey and Sol couldn't have been better guides. They took such good care of us and were so positive and enthusiastic. I felt totally supported, yet never felt pressured. Our accommodations and food were excellent. Fresco is the best! Thank you very much! Sincerely, Kathi”

Kathi from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2014

It was More than You Said It Would Be

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, Thank you. What a wonderful trip! Not only was it perfect, special and magical - it was more than you said it would be: the food, wine, people, accommodations, and of course, Jason, Roberto, Alissa and Pepe. You should be very proud of your staff and your company. I have been many places and have never been treated so well. Great Job SERVICE---SERVICE----SERVICE = SUCCESS. Thanks for everything, Lynn”

Lynn from Illinois, USA
A Kinder Camino Tour, May 2014

Looking Forward to My Planning Another Trip with Fresco

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex! Muchas gracias for the photos and the email addresses of my fellow peregrinos! I still have not "settled" back into the big city life yet.....I think I am resisting it!!! I wanna be back on the camino!!! The Fresco Tour Camino trip was really beyond what I'd expected. Everything was just superb and I am already looking forward to my planning another trip with Fresco! Please keep me on your email mailing list and I look forward to hearing about the 2015 Portugal way! All my best, Betty Ann”

Betty Ann from Louisiana, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2014

So Well Planned and Seamlessly Executed

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Hope and I are back from our Camino adventure and I just wanted to write to you to tell you what an amazing time we had with Fresco Tours. Everything was absolutely splendid! Jason, Sol, and Paula were the best. All of the places we stayed were so special and unique. The Pazos and Posadas were little treasures, the food was all great, the picnics were divine. And then there were the churches, the history, all the tidbits along the way that we could never have gleaned without. It was all so well planned and seamlessly executed, which I know is a feat in itself. I must also add that Alberto was a gem, always there with a smile and water. This was the experience of a lifetime for me and Hope. To share this with my daughter, to grow through all of our steps on the Camino, is something beyond words. What a wonderful gift Fresco has shared with all of us. Thank you and all the best for future success. Buen Camino! Lynne”

Lynne & Hope from Colorado, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2014

The Hotels and Restaurants were Amazing

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex & Alissa, Thank you for your recent email, together with addresses and photographs! It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun! Jason and Rick looked after us superbly, it was almost individual attention all the time! The hotels and restaurants were amazing, and all so different as well, I ate so much that I am now on a diet! The little fish restaurant (Bar Boquerón) on the sea front in Barbate provided one of the greatest meals of my life! The hotel I liked least was the one in Jerez, I thought it was a bit old fashioned. Maybe, if we had stayed 2 nights in the Ronda hotel, and 2 nights in Jerez, it might have been better as perhaps I wouldn't have noticed it. Many thanks for organising such a wonderful trip! I am very tempted to join the Basque tour in 2015 - that is, if I can still walk! Good luck for the summer tours on the Camino! Honor”

Honor from IRELAND
Andalucian Affair, March 2014

Recommending Fresco Tours Every Opportunity We Get

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, Alex, YOU BOTH ARE WONDERFUL. From the very first email that I sent to you inquiring if it was a good idea to walk on The Camino in November and if it would be possible for you to arrange a last minute trip for us your responsiveness has been unbelievably fast. Not only are you responsive, but you are knowledgeable, insightful, proactive, have great attention to detail, great planners, helpful, and clearly love what you do, and clearly care that your customers have a great trip. The trip that you arranged for us was wonderful! We loved the walk from Sarria to Santiago and each day looked forward to what the night's stay would bring in terms of accommodations, food and wine which was always a welcome and enjoyable surprise. The information about our trip on The Camino that you had waiting for us at our hotel on the first night was incredibly informative and helpful throughout our trip. The hotels that you arranged for us were great and the baggage transfers worked perfectly. And you exceeded our expectations again when you called us twice during our trip to check in on us!! We will be recommending Fresco Tours every opportunity we get, and if you ever need a reference, we would be happy to be a reference for you. Thank you again for arranging one of the best trips we have ever had.”

Andrew & Roxanna from Texas, USA
Private A Fresco Start Tour, November 2013

Peregrinos with Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Just returned from Galicia and our 100 mile pilgrimage on the Camino. We went with Fresco Tours, about whom I cannot say enough wonderful things! Our guide, Jason, was awesome. Attentive and knowledgeable about the history, the region and all things Camino, we loved getting to know him. We also really appreciated all the Fresco people that we travelled with and worked with. The hotels, inns and manor homes that we stayed in, the delicious meals we shared with our fellow peregrinos, even the challenging weather, served to make our pilgrimage an unforgettable experience! We highly recommend walking the Camino de Santiago, using Fresco Tours as your companion and guide. Buen Camino!”

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Kim from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, November 2013

The Trip was the Best in Our 55 Years of Togetherness

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa, Delores and I agree with Freddy, the trip was the best in our 55 years of togetherness. Hope we can do another walk with you-all in the future. Please pass on to Alex, Jason, Sol and Pedro our sincere thanks for such an enjoyable and memorable trip. Happy Thanksgiving. All the best, Fred and DeLores”

Fred & Delores from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, November 2013

Our Guides were Superlative

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thank you to you, Alex, for creating such a special and memorable time! Our guides were superlative, in many ways, and the care with which you joined us was much appreciated. Thanks to Jason and Sol, as well. The photos are great, a real variety of situations for us, and of the sights along the way. Wishing you well for the winter months, Anne”

Anne from Arizona, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, November 2013

So Much to Experience and Taste, but So Little Time

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex -- The group has had lots of discussions about the Camino afterwards, always such vivid memories of the daily pulsing pain in our toes, but always finished off with good memories (spiritual and otherwise), and capped with exclamations about the lamb, rabo, pulpo, sopa gallega, baby trucha, the sweetest tomatoes and veggies from Marisol's gardens and Elena's neighbor's gardens, albarino and tinto and urojo, etc etc. So much to experience and taste, but so little time, a cliche that rings so true! I must tell you that the pilgrim's blessing at the San Isidoro Church in Leon was very moving -- I don't know why I cried exactly, but I think it's because at that point I have made the vow at the altar of God that I will complete the Camino, that there's no going back, and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to deliver that commitment. Ha ha, thanks to our indefatigable shepherd Jeffrey, and the impressive spirit of my camino-mates to complete the walk, I was able to do every inch of it. Since I denied myself drinking wine while on the Camino, the cava on that last dinner was extra-celebratory for me. Thanks for making it possible for us to give that special embrace to Santo Santiago at the Cathedral -- for a few moments, EVERYTHNG was right in this world.”

Malu from Manila, PHILIPPINES
Private Spain-taneous Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2013

Top Contender for Best Active Trip I've Taken

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Thank you so much for a great tour! I travel a lot and, despite my less then perfect health at the time, this was right up there as a top contender for best active trip I've taken. You and Jeffrey did an amazing job of keeping everyone upbeat and cooperative, even on the rainiest of days! The accommodations and food were far beyond what I expected and I'm eagerly awaiting Peggy's pictures of every place we stayed and every bite of food we put in our mouths! The countryside we saw was just beautiful and the trip was great fun and a great value! I've regaled many friends with the CD of pictures and recommendations for the trip! My only addition to information you provide for the trip is to add the waterproof backpack cover to the packing list, and perhaps the inexpensive throw away rain ponchos. Happy Holidays and watch for a package from your US Elves. It should arrive between December 10th and 15th. Marlene”

Marlene from Vermont, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2013

Your Planning and Arrangements Just Perfect

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex...The walk was an incredible experience and your planning and arrangements just perfect. I loved the places we stayed, food we ate, and things we saw. Carol and Marta were fabulous guides as well as delightful additions to our group. They went the extra mile for us in all instances and really contributed to the success of the walk. In short, I just could not be happier with the trip. One small suggestion, the Cathdral tour in Santiago was wonderful but our group all wanted to attend the noon Mass. With the tour ending at noon, the Cathedral was packed and we could not really get seats or participate in the service like we wanted. I do understand that not all your clients want to attend the Mass. However, starting the tour at 9 instead of 9:30 would allow those who do wish to attend, the opportunity to do so. I hope to have the opportunity to travel with FRESCO again in the future and will highly recommend you to all who are interested. Sincerely, Hilary”

Hilary from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2013

I Just Wanted to Hold Onto the Feeling as Long as I Could

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Muchas Gracias from me too!!!!! I can't say enough good things about Carol and Marta! They were the greatest; such lovely women and so knowledgeable about Spanish history. The group was great, having all women was really special! We all got along famously and when one needed help, the rest were there to step up and help. I know we will keep in touch with each other. Perhaps you should offer tours for all one gender, I know this one was special, but I know Carol and Marta liked the fact that we were all women as well. The food and lodgings were 5 star! The picnics were outstanding, and the Canadian Thanksgiving picnic was really special for us three Canadians in the group! Thanks to you, Carol and Marta. I know my Camino will stay with me for the rest of my life. I have made some promises to myself that I will try very hard to keep? I really didn't want the walk to end, I just wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as I could. I only wished I could come again and do the entire way! I was so impressed with the Korean, 73 year old gentleman that I sat next to on the bus to Porto. He had walked all the way to Finestere! and had done some Camino walks of 50 plus kilometres along the entire walk. . He lived in Maryland! but had been a trekker on Mt. Everest. He really was an example of all the remarkable people who make a decision to leave their normal lives for a period of time, and lose themselves to the Camino! These are the kind of experiences I will treasure; the people along the way, the silence to enable you to live in your own thoughts as you walked, the beauty of the scenery, and the friendships made within the group, and last but certainly not least, the two special women, Carol and Marta! who guided us along the Way. Thanks Alissa for all your help for the planning for Bilbao! Leon and my trip to Porto. I was happy to meet my husband in Porto! But it's a different kind of holiday now? I walked the golf course at Praia d'el Rey yesterday and took in the views of the beautiful ocean. There is big surf here so lots of young people surfing. Yesterday after a glass of Port, I mustered up the courage to walk along the old historic wall of Obidos, and we attended rosary and mass in Fatima. Portugal is quite different from Spain! but lovely as well? We plan to go into Lisbon and do some more investigating around this area over the next few days, and fly home on the 27th. My Camino memories will stay with me. Muchas gracias again.”

Anne from Manitoba, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2013

It Met My Every Expectation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Buenos Dias, Alex! I can't say enough about my pilgrimage. It met my every expectation! Obviously, the beautiful walk, but included was the wonderful "plentiful" native foods and local wines. The group was compatible, which made the journey that much more enjoyable. Accommodations - A+ - and my kale held up well in the variety of "cool spots" : balconies, windowsills, hanging flower pots!!! My suggestions for improvements: With all the rain we had, I would strongly urge people to come prepared for all types of weather, especially in the spring and fall. Hiking shoes/boots not sneakers, as I saw those who wore them, struggle with blisters - and wear the shoes for a couple of months BEFORE the trip. I know you make a list of things to take, but maybe an emphasis on those two things. The Dollar Stores in the US carry $1.00 ponchos - I ended up giving them to Carol & Leslie - they work!!!! I'm working very hard to recruit 9 people for a tour - remember our "deal" the 10th is free! (just kidding about the 10th) - but have piqued the interest of many friends! My grandson was thrilled with his Real Spain soccer ball - Enjoy the Christmas holidays with Lucas! Fondly, Mary Ellen”

Mary Ellen from Vermont, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2013

Beautiful Wooded Paths, Welcoming Pazos, Wonderful Food and Wine

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Yes the earthquake was indeed terrible thing. Churches, hundreds of years old, were reduced to rubble. Unfortunately, granite does not exist in this country. Back in the day, the material used to make these grand old structures were porous coral mixed with egg yolk and hay. How can that stand a chance against a severe earthquake?The were some lives lost but thankfully it was a holiday and most people were safely at home. Anyway, thanks for your kind thoughts. We are all back home now. It was pretty amazing how we all 'survived' the camino, thanks to Jeffrey and his excellent shepherding skills. All aches and pains, muscle soreness, are just a distant memory. What truly stands out in my mind are the beautiful wooded paths, the welcoming pazos, the wonderful food and wine, the spirituality of the entire experience, and most of all the achievement of all our aspirations - the entry into the Cathedral of Santiago.The tandem of Jeffrey and Alberto was sublime. They worked in absolute harmony, ensuring everyone was in one piece. Of course there were minor inconveniences, which now prove to be insignificant. I'm not sure if would do it all over again. I would have to think long and hard about that. Maybe if the walking day was around 15 kilometers I would consider it. Of course my camino mates, made it exceptionally awe inspiring. After viewing Jeffrey's photos, I now wish it hadn't ended so soon. I can say that now because the aches and pains are gone, and all the inconveniences turned out to be invaluable lessons. I hope Jeffrey didn't have to work too, too hard to make everything move like clockwork. More power to you Alex! Un abrazote desde Manila, Marimi”

Marimi from Manila, PHILIPPINES
Private Spain-taneous Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2013

Excellent Value for the Cost of the Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, The tour was wonderful and much of the reason for that must be attributed to Jeff, Cate and Alberto; nothing was too much trouble for them and they were very sensitive to the different personalities in the group and individual needs. I have already shared my experiences with friends and recommended Fresco as an excellent option if they are anxious about walking the Camino as I did in 2012. I also felt it was excellent value for the cost of the tour; and a particular bouquet to Office Manager, Alissa, who made some extra bookings for me, including my Tarjeta Dorado, and was always incredibly efficient and helpful. Last year in May when I walked the first part of the Camino from St Jean Pied de Port to Burgos, carrying my 10kg mochila,I stayed mainly in albergues and ate 'pilgrims' meals,' so I really appreciated the standard of accommodation Fresco had organised - it seemed like absolute luxury to me, with a special mention for our meals, both 'on the road,' as well as 'in house.' The only unexpected surprise for me was the development of blisters on my R.F (side of big toe and L. edge of same foot); this was the last problem I anticipated having had no blister problems on my 2012 Camino - so I was also aware as to how blisters can bring one completely unstuck on the Camino, as I met a number of people in 2012 who had to prematurely withdraw from their walk due to bad blisters which got infected. I was walking in the same boots, and with the same double socks system and with similar poles, as I had in 2012. I had prepared for the 2013 walk by doing regular bush walks of moderate to hard level in Australia, so felt I was pretty fit; my feeling is that the blisters may have developed because of the unseasonably warm weather we experienced, coupled with some quite long days during the first 2-3 days of walking. If there have been others doing a Fresco tour who've had similar problems in the early part of the walk, perhaps it could be worth thinking of making those first 3 days of full walking, 18kms journeys, then increase the distances, once pilgrims have got into their walking rhythm; it is just a suggestion, which may not be feasible, given the tour is designed to be completed within 10 days. My blister problem was solved by immediately applying first aid and taking the bus option of cutting short my walking distance on the 2 days when the blisters were 'fresh.' By the 4th day, I was fine, and had no further problems with blisters. Thanks also for the photographic record of our Camino journey in Galicia, and I guess we should be grateful that the region did not live up to its reputation as the wettest in Spain; walking in continuous rain can be a bit miserable! Muchas gracias”

Susan from New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2013

The Fourteen of Us had a Memorable Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, We enjoyed your Camino de Santiago Tour of September 24 - October 3 2013 and have just returned to Australia after spending the rest of October in Europe. It is taking a bit of settling down after our adventure on the Camino with Fresco Tours. We were blessed to be touring with twelve other pilgrims under the guidance of two wonderful guides, Marta and Jason. They left no stone unturned as they made sure the fourteen of us had a memorable experience. Jason's encyclopaedic knowledge of any number of subjects but particularly the Camino and Spanish history added measurably to our enjoyment and made the tour truly enriching. Marta and Jason made an excellent team, they have and deserve our gratitude. They were very personable and excellent companions. It was a pleasure to find our luggage available in our rooms at the end of each day. I don't think I have toured where my need to worry about luggage was so minimal. As for the meals, walk and accommodation, all were most fitting and were a pleasant part of the adventure Fresco offered - loved all the wines too! Thanks for putting up with us, it was tougher than we thought it would be but Jason and Marta got us through. Sincerely John and Norma Burrows”

John & Norma from New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2013

I Would Give Fresco Tours 5 Stars

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, I'm not sure there is any way to improve on this experience...Except...you may want to have a tour specifically designed for the "spiritual"...or Catholic. Perhaps there are other tours that do that. The Hotels got better with each stop...liked them all. The food was fantastic...picnics were delicious...You might want to carry more 'compeed' in the bus...for that unexpected blister. I would give Fresco Tours 5 stars!!! Warmest wishes, Mary PS. missing Spain already...”

Mary from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2013

A Perfect Trip and an Exceptional Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, A written thank you in addition to our verbal thank you. The pilgrimage and your organization exceeded all expectations. The lodging was comfortable, enjoyable and very compatible with the journey. The food also exceeded expectations in quality, variety, and definitely in quantity and the experience of some new and different choices. The Spanish wines were excellent and they never ran out. Your comments, briefings and written material covering the history of the pilgrimage, the villages and the architecture added a depth, greater understanding and lasting memories to a long walk. Most of all, you and Cate were more than our guides, you made us feel that you were our host and we were very special guests. Thank you. While I don't think I will accept your proposal of doing the whole Camino, I certainly will encourage our friends to contact you to participate in the experience. We also will encourage our son and daughter-in-law to plan a trip with you in the next year or two. Once more, a very big thank you for a perfect trip and an exceptional experience. Best regards, John”

John from Colorado, USA
Private Spain-taneous Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2013

Would Not have Wanted Anyone Else to Guide Me

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I have only been home for a day and still suffer from a little jet lag but wanted to get this off before "life" started back. Jason and Marta were outstanding and deserve my highest recommendation. As a dentist, I deal with all different people with multiple problems and "personalities". Jason and Marta complemented each other. Both worked tirelessly to make it a perfect tour. There was a moment when I had a "come-a-part" with my back but Marta came to the rescue and we found a pharmacy with a back brace and thanks to this, I was able to walk in with all my friends. Marta was always upbeat, smiling, laughing, teaching and most importantly patient. Jason was extremely knowledgeable and also very patient and upbeat. A real professional. I would not have wanted anyone else to guide me along the Way. Please tell them both thank you from both of us and give them our best.”

Ann & Red from Alabama, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2013

Your Business is Absolutely Top-Notch

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Your business is absolutely top-notch! As I wrote Cate, our guide, you got a gem when you hired her. I was immediately impressed with both Jeff and Cate and my opinion of them just got better as the days went by. I found them both to be very informed, great with the presentation of their knowledge, and they were eager to accommodate any of our outside requests, if it was at all possible. They were both very personable and I can't imagine having a better Camino experience than I had with them. Thank you so much for choosing them as our guides (although I´m sure everyone is fabulous). Food, accommodations, having our luggage hauled around (poor Alberto - mine was hideously heavy, sorry)... all of it, just wonderful. I loved Alberto - the three of them made a great team. Warm regards, Vicki”

Vicki from Georgia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2013

An Incredible Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, We had an incredible experience with your touring company! Second only to Miford Trek... We met some partipants of another company and their experience was good however their tour guides had no sense of humor. Jeffrey and Richard had it all!!! Thanks for the email. Kathy”

Kathy from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2013

The Homes We Stayed in were Unbelievable

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex. As you can tell it takes me a little time to answer back. Much going on, but have a few minutes to send a quick note about our trip. Alex, you and your team: Pepe, Rick, Jason and the office staff did a great job with this trip. You will make it very hard for any other tour group to live up to your standards. My wife and I had a great time, everything was just wonderful. I can't say enough about Jason , Rick, and Pepe - they were great. The homes we stayed in were unbelievable, the food was wonderful. I was having a small problem with my foot but Jason & Rick were always there to make sure I was ok. Alex, we thought we would be able to take another trip in 2014 but will not be able. We have made other plans with family but if you can be so kind as to keep us in mind for the 2015 year for the Basque Country trip please let us know as soon as possible so we can make sure we go. Thank you John & Edna”

John & Edna from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2013

Every Euro Spent was Well Worth It

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, I just have to say that my Camino with Jason and Rick was everything I had hoped for, and more. Every euro spent was well worth it. The accommodations were wonderful, Pepe was such a treat, and Jason and Rick were invaluable guides. Jason and Rick were full of information and hilarious humor, but most important of all, full of caring and compassion for those of us who lost a passport, lost their way, or lost a sister to an unexpected death. This is a journey I will always treasure and never forget. Thank you.”

Judith from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2013

The Best of the Best

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, The trip was amazing; no less than 4 stars! I have been touting you and your "girls" as the best of the best, and just this morning already have someone interested in Fresco Tours. Has it cooled off at all over there? In Houston in summer, there is no such thing. It's always hot and humid. My best regards to Cate and Marta. Not sure what Marta's plans were, but I'm sure Cate is enjoying her beach time. Take care. Barbara”

Barbara from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2013

It is the Best Thing I Have Ever Done

Basque in the Glory Tour

“Dear Alex, I have been home for four day now and am reflecting on our trip, Basque in the Glory! I just want to thank you so very much for organising such an amazing tour - our two guides Jason and Richard, could not have been better, they were fantastic and were so well organised and so entertaining every moment. The food and the accommodation were amazing and the walks we traversed, in spite of the mud! - were marvelous - it is the best thing I have ever done. I loved all the towns we visited and the views along the way were fantastic. A walking tour overseas is the way to go. I loved the Spanish culture especially the tapas bars! Do thank Jason and Richard for their superb co-operation - we were so fortunate in having such wonderful tour leaders with their knowledge and their sense of humour. It was wonderful having special time with my sister Marg and now my daughter is keen to do the trip! Thank you once again for a memorable trip. Kindest regards, Sue”

Sue from Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
Basque in the Glory, June 2013

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Congratulations to Fresco Tours for presenting a great experience on the road to Santiago. Carol and Cate were great at keeping us informed, organized and preparing delicious picnic lunches. A once in a life time experience!”

Joan from California, USA
Private Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2013

A Million Thanks for an Amazing Five Days

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, What a journey!! A million thanks for an amazing five days, your planning, hotels, food... but most of all your patience has been appreciated more than you will ever know. We will always remember you and your staff and the wonderful time we have had on this Fresco Tour!! Fondest regards, much love. The Birthday Girl and her fellow Band of Bandoleros”

Dorthe from DENMARK
Private Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2013

Another Fantastic Trip with Fresco

Basque in the Glory Tour

“Hello Alex, Another fantastic trip with Fresco. The scenery in Northern Spain is stunning; I loved San Sebastian and all the other coastal towns. Bilbao was a revelation, who knew what a great city it would turn out to be, how lucky you are to live there, I may return some day. The accommodation and food were as always first class, our group was very interesting and I enjoyed meeting them all, we had many laughs along the way. Richard and Jason were excellent guides and entertained us all with historic facts about the towns, the people, and traditions of the Basque Country. Thanks again for a memorable experience, hoping we will meet again sometime in the future. As always I will sing the praises of Fresco and it's fearless leader, I wish you great success with your new ventures. Kindest Regards, Pat”

Pat from Ontario, CANADA
Basque in the Glory, June 2013

What a Treat it was to See the Festivities in Laguardia

Basque in the Glory Tour

“Hello Alex-thoroughly enjoyed the Basque in the Glory Tour-ason and Richard did a great job. Was really impressed with Bilbao-such beautiful museums-made it to four of them-and wonderful public art. It must be a joy living there. The towns along the way were really something-loved the old walled towns-so much history. Enjoyed the group of people-did you hear about the mantra that developed?-"I'll have what Bill is having"-instead of coffee or tea at the end of the meal, I would ask for orujo-you introduced me to it last year-pretty soon Ethel would ask for it, but couldn't remember the name-so she would just say-"I'll have what Bill is having"-one evening that went around the table, and I think there were 8 similar orders-we all had a good laugh-and then everyone wondered what Bill was having-what a hoot! Could not believe that we got to climb up to the top of the cathedral in Getaria-the young fellow who led the tour was not real sure of his English skills so Richard translated, but I engaged him in conversation and he did a good job one-on-one. What a treat it was to see the festivities in Laguardia-I can now say I have seen a running of the bulls. Have you set your calendar up for next year yet? Thinking about coming back for the Andalusian one-have visited that part of Spain, but I would like to do some hiking-and you find such interesting places to visit, stay and eat along the way. Let me know when the 2014 dates are available. It was great seeing you in Bilbao-Bill”

Bill from California, USA
Basque in the Glory, June 2013

A First Class Operation

Basque in the Glory Tour

“Alex, My daughter, Ainslie, and I had a wonderful time. This was the first big trip we have taken since my husband passed away two years ago. Thank you for making it so special. Jason and Richard were just wonderful guides. They were very knowledgeable and possessed great people skills. I will definitely suggest Fresco Tours to my friends. It is a first class operation. I also love the fact that you keep the groups small. That way you get to know everyone on the tour. I will keep Fresco Tours in mind for future travels! Elizabeth”

Elizabeth from Virginia, USA
Basque in the Glory, June 2013

Fresco Tours is the Best

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Thank you and Fresco Tours for a 'Buen Camino' and then some. Your staff was fabulous (including Alissa) and made the trip even more of a success than the beautiful scenery and awesome experience. You have put together the perfect formula. The 'Hotel Victoria' is in a great location, but surrounded by Tapas Bars and a disco. It is very, very noisy from 11:00 P.M. until 5:00 A.M. and hard to for guests to sleep, even with earplugs. That being said thank you and your staff (especially Carol) again for an incredible experience. Fresco Tours is the best and we'll tell Connie's group (traveling with you next June) how pleased we were. Saludos from California. Juliet and Dixon”

Juliet & Dixon from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2013

I Expected Everything to be Wonderful, and I was Not Disappointed

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi, Alex, Thank you again for another wonderful Camino tour! As this was my third Fresco Camino tour, I expected everything to be wonderful, and I was not disappointed. Carol and Cate were wonderful guides, and I still saw and learned new things. Thank you again for all you do to create and support such wonderful Camino experiences! Warmly, Jill”

Jill from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2013

Fresco Tours is the #1 Guide for the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I walked the last 160 km with Fresco Tour guides Alex and Elvira in May. It was such an amazing experience and was made even more enjoyable through the efforts of owner/guide Alex. Every interaction with the Fresco Tour team before and after the tour was professional and timely. The accommodations were superior and the evening dinners 5*. The picnic lunches were healthy and enjoyable. The age group ran from 48-70+ and Fresco Tours met everyone's needs. If you are looking for an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind experience, Fresco Tours is the answer.”

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Laura from Illinois, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

You Made It So Very Special from the Food and the Places We Stayed

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, You were right when you said that it's going to take a week or more for everything to sink in. I would like to thank you so very much for my adventure. You made it so very special from the food and the places we stayed, what more can I say. I will always remember the walk on the Camino De Santiago, and thanks to you and Elvira you made it a trip to never forget. Thanks, Alexis”

Alexis from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

An Experience that Gets Into You and Works Its Magic

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, Our Fresco Start tour was amazing, exactly what Bill and I were looking for as far as a 'tour' is concerned. Our walk is not something I can describe to our family and friends. Its almost impossible. They ask 'how was your vacation'? The Camino isn't a vacation. Its an experience that gets into you and works its magic. I still dream of walking. Our accommodations were wonderful and the hosts were very nice and helpful. A big shout out for O Pino Hotel whose owner & bartender were so kind to Bill, carrying on a lengthy conversation with him. Bill's Spanish is not so good and their English was the same! They managed to communicate and the result was fantastic. The small group size for the Start tour is very good also. It allowed us to get acquainted with our group and have nice dinner conversations in the evening. Really, everything was prefecto and all your help before our trip began was fabulous. It appears Fresco Start tours is popular as I go on to the website and check out the dates. Pretty much all full. May you all continue to have success with this tour. Bill and I loved it. Buen Camino( I love saying it still )! Renee”

Bill & Renee from California, USA
A Fresco Start Tour, May 2013

A Religious and Deeply Spiritual Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thanks, Alex, for being such a great guide and providing such a wonderful experience. Well organized and easy to follow your instructions and guidelines. Appreciated the good lodging, food, and wine. Though I experienced pain in my knee on the downhills, it was eased by the conversation with all the great people that I met along the Camino from all over the world. The man from Slovenia, beautiful women from Germany, Ireland, Canada, and Sicily,and of course our own group of thirteen. I even met South Koreans, South Africans, and two girls from Singapore. Elvira was an excellent and very hospitable guide. When I was in pain nearing the end of the walk each day, there was beautiful Elvira greeting me and encouraging me on. Also, I remember you and Pedro at the checkpoints helping us along the Way. Thanks for arranging the Masses and pointing out the old churches along the way. Truly much more than a hike. For me it was both a religious and deeply spiritual experience. Pam and I are both thinking of coming back next year for the Basque experience. I have recommended Fresco Tours to many friends already. Tomorrow, I get my second total knee replacement so I will have two new knees and hopefully many more miles of hiking ahead. Thanks again Alex, Elvira, Pedro for a great time, John”

John from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

Delicious Dinners and Free Flowing Wines

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex and Elvira! Thank you for a great vacation! Peter and I rated this Camino vacation a 10! - it was truly a pleasant surprise! Alex, in all our trips the past 22 years, Peter never rated one a 10 until this Camino walking tour with Fresco Tours. This is a testimony to how you made each one of the 13 'pilgrims' feel special. You could not have picked a sweeter/more lovable and more hardworking assistant than Elvira! The careful planning, organization, and direction throughout the 9 days were very evident - the memorable and gorgeous grand houses we stayed in (e.g., Marisol's manor house), gourmet picnics you guys beautifully prepared that catered to every whim (literally!), the delicious dinners and free flowing wines (literally!), the carefully selected authentic Galician restaurants at quaint towns (still remember the grilled oyster mushrooms and baby trouts at that stonehouse restaurant!), your fun meetings over cocktails, your Camino tales, and just knowing that you and Elvira were keeping eye on all of us in the trails - are just a few of the many wonderful features of your tour. We can tell you guys love what you do! We definitely have the Basque walking tour in mind next time we visit Spain! Pls keep in touch. Warmest regards, Rose and Peter”

Rose & Peter from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

FRESCO TOURS is the 'WAY'

“Just returned from Fresco's May 21st tour of the Camino de Santiago. We were a group of 13, 6 Americans and 7 Australians... a great combination :) This was a trip I dreamt about for over a year, and it was perfect. Jason & Jeremy were the greatest guides, we walked at our own pace, had fantastic picnic lunches, wonderful accommodations, so many laughs together, met great people along the way, bonded as a group!! Arriving in Santiago in the rain was quite an experience, but icing on the cake was having Father David included in the Pilgrim Mass the next day and the swinging of the incense burner! Would highly recommend this 'way'.”

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Emilie & Robert from Missouri, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

I Could Not Have Walked The Way Without Your Continuous Encouragement

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thank you, Elvira and Alex, for an experience I will always cherish. I could not have walked The Way without your continuous encouragement and your accepting my limits. Alex, I wish you continued success with your company. Elvira, your attention to our every need and every detail made these nine days as pleasant as possible. I will never forget your smiling face when we thought we had 2Km to go and I believed I couldn't take another step! Thank you most sincerely, Barbara”

Barbara from Illinois, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

Loved the Tour, Loved the Hotels, Loved the Food, Loved the People

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alissa, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Mary and I had a wonderful time. You answered all my countless questions and put my mind at ease. Everything was handled perfectly and everything went smoothly. We loved the tour, loved the hotels, loved the food, loved the people !!!! Our tour guides, Jason and Jeffrey, were just fabulous !!! They provided entertainment, guidance, support and wonderful food... could not ask for more. Our group of 11 people was just an amazing group and we look forward to keeping in touch. We are anxious to receive all their e-mails so we can exchange pictures and stories. Thank you again for such a well-planned adventure. Mucho Gracias, Donna”

Donna from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

Fresco Tours Help Me Make It "My Way" Thank You Frank Sinatra

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Before there was The Way, I had heard about the Camino from a friend of mine who did it the one bar of soap way (means one bar of soap to clean everything in your 29 lb pack) this was not for me... so to Trip Advisor I go! Being a previous Backroads gal myself, I was looking for a similar experience but realizing there are just no 4/5 star accommodations along the Way, I had to look elsewhere and found Fresco and knew that this was IT! I had to juggle dates so I could get that one single but it was worth the wait (I like to travel solo). Alex, the owner and our Guide helped me from the day I first sent an email inquiring and never stopped being there for me and the 12 other people in our group... where does he get that energy? His favourite quote for me was that he managed expectations, I loved it and it was true, he did. 13 people, 13 personalities, 13 different approaches to The Way and he made it happen. I could tell you about the walk, the accommodations, the food, the friendships but go to his website Fresco Tours or phone, if Alex doesn't answer one of his peeps will. As the immortal Frank Sinatra once sang "I Did It My Way" thanks to Fresco Tours.”

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Trish from British Columbia, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2013

I Had a Great Feeling of Accomplishment When We Reached Santiago

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on our recently completed 'private' tour on the Camino. The bus driver, Pepe, was an excellent driver and just as charming as he could be. The two guides, Rick and Cate were knowledgeable, articulate, competent, friendly and a pleasure to be with. They provided just the right amount of attentiveness and companionship. The lodgings were just what I had hoped they would be, rustic, private and very comfortable. The picnics prepared by Cate and Rick were pretty tasty too. This was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I had a great feeling of accomplishment when we reached Santiago, though I felt a bit sad that our time with Rick, Cate and Pepe had come to an end. Thanks to Fresco Tours for providing a memorable experience. Max”

Max from Oregon, USA
Private Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2013

Thank You Guys From the Bottom of Our Hearts

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola from Tomas and Yoli, We wanted to thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts for providing us with such an awesome tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and God willing hope to return to Spain sometime in the future. Tomas says to thank all you guys and especially to his buddy Jesus/the driver. Greetings for Elvira and Jason and again thank you so much until we meet again. Yoli and Tomas”

Yoli & Tomas from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2013

A Wonderful Experience that Will Always be a Great Memory

Camino de Santiago Tour

“It couldn't have been more enjoyable. The wonderful guides couldn't have been better or more helpful, the meals were delicious, the accommodations more comfortable, and the Camino was much more than expected. Thank you for providing a wonderful experience that will always be a great memory... Mary”

Mary from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2013

We Enjoyed Your Warmth & Laughter

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Just a wee note to tell you how much we enjoyed your warmth & laughter over the last week. You are a delightful person who is very caring. Anytime you need a visit to Vancouver, we would love to have you stay with us. Consider our home - your home. With high regards, Rick & Dianne (alias the Happy Pilgrim)”

Diane & Rick from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2013

A Trip Like No Other

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our group of nine 60+ year olds did the last 100 Kilometers of the Camino under the leadership of Fresco Tours. We had a week of hiking (more like walking) along the Camino, staying in hotels and inns along the way. The food was outstanding and each and every lodging had something special about it. The countryside was charming and beautiful. Walking into Santiago on the last day was thrilling and the whole trip created a memory not forgotten. I highly recommend Fresco tours for their attention to every detail, knowledgeable guides and wonderful picnic lunches.”

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Helen from California, USA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, December 2012

Thank You for Sharing Your Passion and Gifts

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, I continue to savor the experience and "bump into insights" in my mind that come from that wonderful walk. Thank you for sharing your passion and gifts. It seems to me that it is a fine line to be able to lead a group through the Camino experience while at the same time leaving space for each person to absorb, wander, meditate, pray, question, etc. You have found the perfect balance. Life goes on here with both the welcome and unwelcome distractions, but I do walk a bit of the buen camino each day. Once again, many thanks. Be well, stay happy, and keep whistling! Patti”

Patti from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2012

kindness, generousity, and patience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, From the 1rst email to the end of the earth, you have demonstrated nothing but kindness, generousity, and patience. My gratitude just got longer with each step on the Camino. I am grateful to you for a memorable experience. I wish for our paths to cross again. Melanie”

Melanie from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2012

A Genuine Love for the Customer

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, Thanks so much. Please convey my thanks to Alex and Ria as well for a job well done. I could not have asked for anything more in a tour company. What sets you all apart I think is a love for what you do and a passion for the Camino. And a genuine love for the customer! I relive certain parts of the Camino every day! With much appreciation, Anita”

Anita from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2012

We Had a Great Time with Lots of Laughter

“Hola Alissa, Yes we had a great time with lots of laughter. True, it was somewhat wet at times but good walking temperatures generally. We also were pleased with the hotel selections, in particular those at Lestedo and Arzua. Thank you for your attention and please pass on my best regards to Alex as well. Kind regards, Frank”

Frank from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Private Self-Guided Camino de Santiago, October 2012

What a Classy Operation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My love affair with Spain which started with Cervantes in College and probably also because of my heritage was really enhanced by the Fresco Tours. The fact that there are a handful of people running this operation is amazing. All the accommodations were very well thought of and very unique to the area. The food that they served at the homes was superb.. sorry can't think of a better word. Ria and Jason were very attentive to our needs. Taking us to Sunday mass at Melide was one example of thoughtfulness. I am sure you had a hand in getting our little packets, labels and scallops shells etc. together. What a classy operation. It couldn't be that easy with 2 kids underfoot. The train ride from Madrid that you recommended was awesome. We booked online and got "preferente" seats at a discounted rate. FYI they served us drinks, full lunch,newspapers, coffee etc. Thank you again and Buen Camino”

Cecilia from Connecticut, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

It Will Always Hold Special Memories for Me

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I just wanted to thank you and the team once again for the wonderful experience I had on the pilgrimage. It was brilliant. It will always hold special memories for me. It was also a pleasure meeting you and to share a dinner with you. Kind regards and best wishes, Angela”

Angela from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

Such a Beautiful Country, Far Exceeded My Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alissa, Thanks to both you and Alex for co-ordinating our extra nights accommodation and also for the transfer from Bilbao to Leon. We really had a great walk and both tour guides Jason and Ria were excellent. Our time spent in Spain, such a beautiful country, far exceeded my expectations. It was so nice to meet you Alissa , although we were so tired I don't think we were all that great company. We will certainly be recommending your company to friends and acquaintances. Kind regards, Deborah”

Deborah from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

We'll be Spreading the Word About Our Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex: Maria and I would like to thank you for all that you did to make our walk on the Camino to Santiago such a wonderful experience. You're thoughtfulness and attention to every detail made our visit the best possible. Thanks and again for all that you and Cate did for us and we'll be spreading the word about our tour. John”

Maria & John from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

Absolutely Awesome from Start to Finish

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex  the tour is finished. It was absolutely awesome from start to finish (although grueling at times). Wonderful tour guides, wonderful food, wonderful accommodations. The rest of the group was fantastic  lots of fun. Thanks again for a great life-altering adventure. Paula”

Paula from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

A Hiking Experience of a Life-time

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alissa - My husband Cliff and I cannot say thank you enough to Fresco Tours for providing a hiking experience of a life-time to us. The El Camino hike with Jason and Ria was handled highly professional and yet, at the same time, incredibly friendly, warm, and caring. The "meetings" each day of the details for the next day's walk was so very, very helpful. It gave us an opportunity to better understand what to wear, what to bring, and gave us "hope" when we saw all the milestones (especially lunch!). The accommodations were nothing short of breath-taking at times and the food and wine was not only superior but plentiful. I also want to give special thanks to Fresco for helping Cliff and I celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary ..... truly, not necessary but so very much appreciated! I want to also let you know that the knowledge, support, and thoughtfulness of both Jason and Ria was invaluable. They are responsible for making the trip one that exceeds expectations. We have already been telling friends and family about your tours. One set of friends are big hikers and in 2013 they want to do a hike in either Italy or France and they are now seriously considering the El Camino in 2014. These friends love the "quality" tour given by Fresco and they asked if you did tours in Italy or France. I said I did not think so but that I would ask. If not, would you be able to recommend another Tour company that offers the same type of quality (4-5 star) tour as you do? Again ..... it's so hard to put in words the wonderful experience we had in Spain. Finally, I did want you to know that the A Quinta Da Auga spa outside of Santiago was "first rate". We had another wonderful experience there and I would highly recommend it if any of your future customers are looking for a place to "repair" after the El Camino! All my best. Muchas gracias, Janet”

Janet & Cliff from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

Extraordinary Service Indeed!!!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Alissa, Jason and Ria - My sister and I wanted to thank you all for making our first Camino experience a memorable one. I knew I wanted to do a hiking trip when I turned fifty and the Camino was not even in my mind until my sister suggested it. I made my research through the internet and happened to stumble on Fresco Tours. I recall that I called the number listed on the website first and when I received a phone call from Alex the following day that basically sealed the deal. Thereafter, it's been Alissa that I have been communicating with and again she is an ultimate professional, responding to my emails even though she was on vacation. Finally, who can forget the dynamic duo - Jason and Ria, you guys are amazing, you made everyone feel comfortable and cared for very well. Extraordinary service indeed!!! Jason even drove us to Melide and foregone his siesta time so we could attend the Sunday mass and looked for us on the Camino when we missed the lunch stop at Santa Irene...How about the food, I thought I was going to shed a few lbs while on this trip, but boy o boy was I wrong - from breakfast fit for a king, picnic lunches using fresh ingredients from the market alternately prepared by Jason and Ria - (must be a competition between the two since food just gets better and better each day - LOL!) and who can forget the dinners - I mean WOW!!! With all that said - yes, you got two very happy and content clients who are both contemplating on doing the Basque tour in the near future - not next year but possibly on 2014. Thanks again, the memories of the Camino will always be with me. Buen Camino!!! Yours Sincerely, Nimfa and Maricel”

Nimfa & Maricel from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2012

The Guides and the Driver Pepe were Outstanding

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Alissa, Jason, Cate, Rick and Pepe, Many thanks again for the wonderful trip along the Camino this past July. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Alissa's prompt help with all aspects of the trip, including trains and buses, was very much appreciated, and I enjoyed meeting her at the dinner. The guides and the driver Pepe were outstanding. I have been on many guided walks before and I found this one to be one of the best. I really appreciated their concern, attention to detail, and constant presence along the trail, the sign to me of an excellent company! Many companies only provide one guide who walks with the fastest in the group and forgets the others! Jason, Kate and Rick were with us along the whole route, with Pepe and the van appearing at key spots to pick up any tired souls! The lunches were outstanding, the guides did a great job preparing them, and they were always a very welcome site after a morning's walk. The hotels were always beautiful, were well located, with excellent rooms and excellent dinners! As of the flight home, I was recommending you to people I met and I feel certain that friends from England and Canada will be contacting you! Thanks again. Angela”

Angela from Quebec, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2012

Looking Forward to Doing the Basque Country

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex  Thank you and your Fresco team for a wonderful Camino de Santiago experience. Our trip was better than we could have imagined in so many ways. A few of the many highlights:

* Alissa was very helpful with pre-travel information and recommendations.
* Every aspect of the trip was well planned and organized. Our guides and our driver (Pepe) accomplished the logistical tasks so skillfully that we hardly noticed.
* Jason and Rick were marvelous guides. Besides just being great people, they were knowledgeable, sharing and fun. It was great that, armed with our daily map, we were free walk at our own pace, with or away from the rest of the group, but meet up with everyone at lunch or the end of the days hike.
* The accommodations were first rate, including some very unique spots with long history.
* The meals, including (maybe especially) our wonderful lunches, were top quality. It was a great way to experience local foods, and enjoy our new friends, relate Camino stories, etc. Also, as vegetarian who eats fish and seafood, I was thrilled at the quality and variety of the foods available, including the pulpo!

Congratulations to you and the your Fresco team for providing such a wonderful Camino de Santiago tour. We are looking forward to doing the Basque Country trip in 2014. Best, Keith & Sue”

Sue & Keith from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2012

Like Good Jugglers, They Made It Look Easy

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I guess you are used to getting rave revues but here goes another one. The whole experience exceeded my expectations at every level. But first I must start with your organisation which was first class. Australia to Spain is a long way to come for a 'cock-up' and the whole Fresco attitude and planning was first rate. It has been an ambition of mine to do this trek for some time and I couldn't have done it with better guides in Jason and Rick. The Ying and Yang of Fresco? Their care and custody of a diverse group was amazing. Like good jugglers, they made it look easy. Their knowledge, wit and charm ... amazing. The food ... great. The wine ... very good. The beer ... bitterly cold. Lucky I was walking every day or I would have come back to Australia the size of one of the many cows I saw. The entire Galician experience was breath taking at all levels - history, country side, antiquity, people. The accommodation ranged from very good to great. Thank you one and all. Andrew”

Andrew from SA, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2012

Thank You for the Most Wonderful Introduction to Both the Camino and to Spain!!!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Alissa, Thank you for the most wonderful introduction to both the Camino and to Spain!!! What memories! I loved my time with the group, the walk, the camaraderie, the food, the wine, (did I mention the food?), the places where we stayed and most of all, the secure feeling that we were in very good hands! This confidence allowed everyone to relax and to enjoy ourselves, which is what a vacation should be. Thank you so much for orchestrating such a venue...the places where we stayed satisfied dreams of French doors, balconies and gracious homes. The monastery at O'Cebreiro was a great starting off point! Now I must mention the guides. Jason is marvelous! He is so knowledgeable, so funny and so finely tuned to everyone's needs. He was able to manage all of us with seemingly little effort and never forgot a request or suggestion. A true professional. Rick, was a joy! So sincere, kind and very encouraging! Cate was just lovely....sweet, supportive, wanting to make sure that everyone was happy and content. Pepe, by the way, made our day with his music, chocolate bars along the way, and just frankly, being there! This is a dynamic team and they certainly outdid themselves to make sure we all were having a wonderful time. Thank you, Alex and Alissa for being so communicative, responsive and easy to work with. I have told all my friends about your company and I am sure you will be getting inquiries about upcoming tours. I am looking forward to the Basque tour next year and am trying to confirm that I can make those dates in June. Once I do, I will send in my deposit. I am missing Spain so much! The food, the wine, the people! Love the country!!! Can't wait to return! Enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you for making my 60th birthday an unforgettable adventure!!! Buen Camino y con mucho carino! Norma”

Norma from Washington, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2012

You Really Exceeded Our Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex y Alissa: First of all, I have no words to describe how much I enjoyed the Camino. It will be an unforgettable experience that I shared with my grand-daughters especially and of course my daughter. You really exceeded our expectations; starting from Jason, Rick and Cate (let them know how much I enjoyed their input. We ended up feeling we had known each other forever, that how nice they treated us with respect and familiarity. Of course they prepared superb picnics for us; and what to say about the accommodations!!!!!!!!! Every time it was a different beautiful sensation, both for the locations and buildings as well as the owners, they couldn't be nicer. Last but not least, we were very lucky to know a very, very nice group. I do also want to mention a special person: Don Pepe. He was the one who helped finish my walks, by driving me and cheat a little bit. Not only by driving but also showing me different interesting spots and explaining them to me. I guess you can tell I am very satisfied, but mostly happy, and if I had to do it again I would definitely repeat the Camino (if only I could go back in years!!!!!) A very big, big hug, Loredana”

Loredana from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2012

Thank You, but Even a Million Times Over, Doesn't Do It Justice!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“My dear Alex, This is the third day that I have sat at my computer trying to think of how to say an adequate thank you to you and 'the gang' for our marvelous B I G experience! It was fantastic to see you and Jason again, as well as meeting Ria. There were lots of highlights for me. I loved Hondarribia, Getaria, Laguardia and Bilbao. The stunning views, flora and fauna on the walks and the picnics (always different, always delicious). I enormously enjoyed the tapas in San Sebastian as well as the food in the restaurants at Hondarribia and Bilbao. This was my third visit to Spain with Fresco Tours so I knew I would have a fabulous time, I wasn't disappointed! I found it very interesting to compare the three trips. The groups always seem to be compatible. There never seems to be a hitch of any sort in the arrangements, if there is we are blissfully unaware! El Camino is what it is, so that is prescribed but the visits to southern Spain and the Basque country were organised in such an interesting way, mixing walking in amazing countryside, culture and gastronomy! However, lots of people could put together such a tour, I suppose, but only your magic Alex, supported by Jason and Ria, could make your Fresco Tours so very, very special. Thank you, but even a million times over, doesn't do it justice! With my love to you all and I hope we meet again – Anne”

Anne from Hampshire, UK
Basque in the Glory Tour, June 2012

Thanks Again for Your Consistent Attention to Every Detail

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hey, Alex! For the record, I truly appreciated the opportunity to walk the Camino a second time with Fresco Tours. After a second tour, I truly believe that one's appreciation of the Camino is enhanced by hearing the stories and seeing the Camino again. Thanks again for your consistent attention to every detail! Cate is an excellent addition to your staff - very well-read with a wonderful sense of humor. I hope that all of our paths will cross on another Fresco Tour! Warmly, Jill”

Jill from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2012

Had a Wonderful Adventure Thanks to Your Planning

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Everything was just super. Had a wonderful adventure thanks to your planning, enthusiasm and good nature. Will take some time to recover from the past three weeks . . . . a time never to be forgotten. Thanks again and will plan to see you in the future on another journey. Our thanks also to Alissa. Best regards. Don”

Don from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2012

Every Way Perfect

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex: So glad to be back home with so many wonderful memories. You and Cate did a stellar job of providing us with an experience that is in every way perfect. I cannot think of a thing more that you could have done, nor not done, that would have improved on it. Mostly, I feel you and Cate kept us informed all along the way, making the day's expectations clear and in most cases (the rain kept elluding us) accurate. That, for me was very helpful. The food was beautiful and yummy, rest stops were adequate and I really felt no pressure to keep up. Looking forward to seeing you again. Warmly, Marianne”

Marianne from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2012

It was Complete Relaxation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Our group was like a group of happy bounding puppies, always falling into ourselves noisily into hotel lobbies and restaurants. Sometimes I felt sorry for other clients in the establishments, but our sound was happy. Lots of laughter. Since all but two of us were repeat customers, I think we all knew what we would get from a Fresco Tour - fun, great companionship, fantastic planning, good walks. It was complete relaxation. The group looked out for each other during the walks like nobody's business. You need a hand? You get one without asking. Still the Fresco people followed up to ensure everyone was taken care of regardless. I remember the wonderful banter on all sorts of topics at delicious meals. A marvelous and incredibly beautiful trip along the Camino Norte along the Basque Coast.”

Kristin fom Colorado, USA
Basque in the Glory Tour, June 2012

Congratulations on Having Such a Great Organization

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Just want to say how much I enjoyed the Camino with Jason and Ria, and of course Cate. They were wonderful guides and looked after us superbly. Also have to mention Guillermo who was just lovely. All of the accommodation was first rate and the food!!!.......just fabulous. I can honestly say there was nothing I could point to and say 'they could have done that better'. Congratulations on having such a great organization. Hope to travel with you again in the future. Regards, Kay”

Kay from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

I Would Do It Again Tomorrow if I Could

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thanks very much, for everything. Lucy and I had the most wonderful time on our trip! I would do it again tomorrow if I could. Jason and Ria were so much more than the "guides" I expected. I would love to tour with them again. Maybe next year. :-)”

Gail from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

The Food and Accommodation was First Class

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex and everyone! Jim and I wanted to say 'thank you' for such a wonderful Camino! The food and accommodation was first class and the people we met on our tour were great. Special thanks to Jason, Ria, Carol and Jesus for taking great care of us and making this a very special vacation. Hope to see you on another vacation in the future! Tracey and Jim”

Tracey & Jim from Ontario, Canada
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

The Whole 10 Days with You was an Amazing Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex, Thank you for the photos of our Camino walk. I must say that the whole 10 days with you was an amazing experience, right from our meeting in Leon to the pilgrim's mass, with the incense swinging high through the vault at Santiago de Compostela. The accommodation and food were first class as were your tour guides, Jason, Ria and Cate. They attended to every little request and were always so pleasant and often very amusing. Our fellow walkers were good company and we already have made new friends through the walk. Thank you once again. Regards, Catherine”

Catherine from Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

Receiving These Photos was the Cherry on the Top

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Receiving these photos was the cherry on the top of a wonderful tour; I was under the kind care of Jason and Ria, who were kind, attentive and informative all the time. I would like to express my gratitude for the good choice of hotels, and all meals at all times - excellent variety and so fresh. Thank you again Alex; it is a trip I will long remember and am so pleased to have done this. Thank you too, to Alissa who did her part of the arrangements very well indeed. Kindly, Saludos, Christine”

Christine from Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

It was Simply a Wonderful Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Alissa, It was simply a wonderful Camino and I would like to thank you for organising it so splendidly! Everything was simply perfect and all the small details catered for so well. We were very well looked after by Ria, Jason and Carol and Jesus too - their smiling faces were always there to greet us after a long stretch with refreshing bottles of water! The little maps of each day's journey were a great help too. The hotels were wonderful and I just couldn't make up my mind which of them I preferred - the pazos or the modern! With kind regards. Honor”

Honor from IRELAND
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

The Food, Lodgings, and Company were Over the Top

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hey Alex, Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful experience with you walking the Camino. Despite the weather, I had a fabulous time. You and Rick did an incredible job of getting us all to our final destination with great humor and perfect timing. The food, lodgings, and company were over the top. Thank you so much for your hard work and diligence in taking care of every need we could have imagined. You are truly a professional with a beautiful spirit and passion for your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I would and have already recommended Fresco Tours to anyone who will listen! Fondly, Valery”

Valery from Alabama, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

Perfecto

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alissa y Alex: Solo unas lineas para dejarles saber que el Camino a Santiago fue todo un exito. Lo hemos pasado de Maravilla y estamos muy agradecidos a Ria pues ella fue clave en que todo fuera tan perfecto. Por favor dejaselo saber. Gracias nuevamente, Evelyn”

Evelyn from PUERTO RICO
Private Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

Thanks to Your Excellent Staff!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you for a wonderful tour of the Camino de Santiago. In spite of the incessant rain, the journey has been fun and gave us a chance to experience the beauty of Galicia and learn some history. The meals and accomodations were excellent and we appreciated the 2 nights stays at the hotels. Good luck with your future endeavors. Thanks to your excellent staff! Wendy & Bob”

Wendy from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2012

Thanks Again for Bringing Some Magic Into My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Alissa, Ria, Jason, and Rick: Thank you for such a memorable time!!! I miss the yellow arrows like you have no idea... I would change the traffic lights for them any second. The tour, the service, the lodgings, the organization were truly wonderful. Thanks again for bringing some magic into my life. Besos, Susy”

Susy from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2012

The Itinerary was Extraordinary

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Where to begin! My vision of what my Camino journey was going to be was quite different from what it actually was. There was no possibility of me walking those distances daily and I expected to spend a great deal of time on the bus. My reality was very different. The main reason was because of the trip you planned and the great support and encouragement provided by both you and Ria. The itinerary was extraordinary; the preparation you took us through each day; the detailed maps of our daily journey; the fabulous places we stayed; the extraordinary food and wine all made it the most unforgettable journey I have ever taken and will ever take again! Everything was perfect!!! Even your daily fixing of my walking poles. You should be very proud of what you have achieved and I know that you will continue to go from one success to another. Thank you for making my pilgrimage one I will never forget. Karen”

Karen from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2012

I Can See Why You are Number 1 on the Internet

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, I can see why you are Number 1 on the Internet search because you are #1 in every way. You (and your team) provided an experience I will remember always and fondly. I will highly recommend Fresco to any and all. My best to you on your life's road. Love, Ethel”

Ethel from Minnesota, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2012

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