Happy Customers 2004-2012

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.

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

An Amazing Group of People and Two Excellent Tour Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, What a terrific time we had! It was an amazing group of people and two excellent tour guides – not to mention Pepe the bus driver. We could not have asked for a better experience. Food and lodging were amazing as well. Thanks for everything! We will be in touch. Susan”

Susan from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2011

A Wonderful Experience - the Walk, the Food, the Accommodation and the Company

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, We had a fantastic time. Thank you, a wonderful experience - the walk, the food, the accommodation and the company of our fellow pilgrims. Jason and Ria were great too - knowledgeable and always on hand in need. The ability to do the walk solo, with others, or in a group added to the experience, we never felt rushed which was important. To finish on All Saints day was also special - the mass and seeing the incense burner in the Cathedral was something to always remember. The weather was a little unsettled as you will know, but it all added to the challenge and a great feeling of achievement at the end. The Basque Country tour looks great, but is there any chance that more walking could be added into the itinerary please? If the food is anything like what we had on our last walk I would like to walk it off each day !!! Many thanks and best regards to you and all at Fresco Tours. Martin & Jane”

Martin & Jane from Suffolk, UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2011

Being Well Taken Care of Made It All the More Fun

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Thank you very much for all your hard work and organizational skills in setting up the tour! I had a great time. I really enjoy Spain, and being well taken care of made it all the more fun! Jason and Ria were excellent guides and very quick walkers when needed. They anticipated our needs or preferences almost before we did. It was fun getting to know them. Again, thank you! Sara”

Sara from Quebec, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2011

The Van Support was a Blessing

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I'm sure you heard everything went smoothly - except the rain which as clever as you may be, is not in your preview! We adored Jason, Ria & Pepe. The van support, which I took advantage of several times, was a blessing! Also enjoyed meeting Alissa (from Bergen County, NJ no less!) for dinner one evening. The meals and the hotels, especially at Palas de Rei were truly remarkable. Susan & I stayed on, in Santiago for several additional days enjoying the city. Later a flight attendant saw the shell on my backpack and asked if I was a Catholic. I said "afraid not", but it would be easy to become one after the Camino, the Cathedral, Churches, Seminaries, & Convents of Santiago de Compostela! Great trip. Peg”

Peg from New Jersey, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2011

I Learned a Good Deal More About Myself

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, thank you for making our Camino journey most memorable; I'm sure each and everyone of us have taken away something special from this experience. I know I learned a good deal more about myself and our fellow pilgrims were a pleasure to be with offering encouragement, support, good company and first aid when needed. The picnics, dinners and lodgings were a treat as were you, Ria and Rick. Thanks everyone for your contribution to our Camino walk. Muchas Gracias! Diane”

Diane from Herefordshire, UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2011

Professional, Perfect, Smooth, Enjoyable, Problem-Free Trip

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex: It is simply impossible to even come close to describing what a truly smashing time our entire group had. Apart from the fact that the members all seemed to get along, I would say the major contribution to the professional, perfect, smooth, enjoyable, problem-free trip we were fortunate enough to enjoy came from your two outstanding guides - one Mr. Jason and one Ms. Ria. Their continuously cheerful, unfailingly helpful, attentive and jolly attitudes every single day pushed us all to the finish line. They never displayed impatience or fatigue, or boredom or frustration with us - and sometimes we were rowdy - but supported us every single minute of the tour. They also joined in our fun and enjoyed us as much as we all enjoyed ourselves. The food, especially Ria and Jason's picnics, was outstanding. They worked so hard and their dishes were picture-perfect! The route, the daily schedule, the timing, the hotels, our simply wonderful driver - whom we nicknamed "Seltzer" - were first class all of the way. Again, Alex - you and your team outdid yourselves. No complaints. Only bushels of well-deserved accolades from all of your recently-acquired customers! Every possible thing we needed was provided and in the most sophisticated way! How many times in a lifetime does anyone get to say that?!!! I think they taught me how to say it in Spanish - mil gracias to you and your exceptional team. Sincerely, Heather”

Heather from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2011

Jason and Ria were the Best Guides Ever

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you so much for making our trip so enjoyable. The accommodations and food were absolutely outstanding. Jason and Ria were the best guides ever. Their knowledge of the area was unsurpassed. They went out of their way to help us. The walk and our entire group helped us personally take the next step in our lives. Thanks again, Dan and Terry”

Dan & Terry from Wyoming, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2011

Wonderful Lodging and Dining Experiences

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you for hosting a wonderful trip. We never would have found the wonderful lodging and dining experiences you graciously and knowledgably provided. Best wishes to all of you and your families. You hold a special place in our heart and we hope to see you again. Sincerely, Julia.”

Julia from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2011

You Have Great Staff and an Ideal Tour Company

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex: Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Camino tour in Aug 2011 and tell you how competent Jason and Ria are/were. They looked after our every need and were so helpful, additionally encouraging, pleasant and knowledgeable in every way. Both are the ideal guides to have, as well as, Pepe the bus driver. Be sure to keep them on staff. The choice of places to stay and the picnic lunches were superb. Was most impressed with your standards of service. Keep doing what you are doing. It works. You have great staff and an ideal tour company. Will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends. Thank You to All again. Sincerely Illa”

Illa from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2011

Thank You for Providing this Unique and Life Changing Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, My time in Spain was wonderful. Words cannot really describe the beauty of the countryside, the wonderful accommodation and superb food, and above all, our two guides, Jason and Richard, who made an amazing experience even greater. I often wistfully recall the glorious scenery and peaceful reflective moments of the Camino as I drive to work here in chilly Melbourne. I look forward to catching up again at some stage, hopefully next year. Once again, thank you for providing this unique and life changing tour. Best wishes, Denise”

Denise from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2011

One of the Best Vacations I've Ever Experienced

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, It was tough to come back to reality...Texas has had temperatures over 100 degrees for the past 9 days! I had such a wonderful time in Spain. The tour was one of the best vacations I've ever experienced. Jason and Richard were amazing and incredibly helpful. Their attention to detail and great sense of humor made the trip a huge success. The only bad thing is they spoiled me rotten...there's no one back in the U.S. who will pour a cafe con leche for me :) Thanks again to you and your team for everything. I will most definitely be back. I've had a huge amount of interest and questions from my Facebook posts and photos, so I may be sending some customers your way! All the best, Kelly”

Kelly from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2011

A Beautiful Journey through Incredible Landscapes

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Now that I've had a moment to catch my breath, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my Camino experience. It was truly life-changing - a beautiful journey through incredible landscapes. Thank you for putting such a great team together as our guides. Jason and Richard were absolutely terrific and delightful. The accommodations, food, and company - all top notch. I know I will do another tour with you again soon. Thanks again for everything. You've put together a great company and a great team. With warm regards, Vanessa”

Vanessa from New York, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2011

We May Just Have to Return to Spain

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, We had a marvelous time.... Jason & Richard were excellent guys to travel with....we certainly will recommend Fresco to anyone interested & who knows, we may just have to return to Spain & see another part of it (with Fresco of course). Thanks again for a great experience. Pete & Ruth”

Pete & Ruth from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2011

Certainly Pleased that I Decided to Walk the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex Hello. I would like to thank you for the tour organisation- the two guides, Jason and Richard, deserve gold stars all round!! An excellent pair of organisers and also very considerate. I am still mulling over the total impact of the experience- the time out was wonderful life reflection time for me. I am certainly pleased that I decided to walk the Camino! Once again thank you for the experience- Cheers. Dianne”

Dianne from HONG KONG / AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2011

Thanks Again for Creating an Incredible Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you for creating such a memorable Camino experience! Every detail seemed to have been considered in the planning of our trip, from transfers, to meals (with wonderful food), to hotels (with hot water), to the "checkpoints" where we met along the Camino to insure that we were all on the right path. I was very comfortable traveling alone during this trip....the group and guides (yourself and Jason) were wonderful company and support, and I always had help when I needed it. I really appreciated the history that you and Jason shared about the Camino.....as I was primarily focused on putting one foot in front of the other, I would like to return to hear all that I missed the first time! Thanks again for creating an incredible tour! Jill”

Jill from Tennessee, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2011

The Whole Trip Will be in my Memory Forever

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex: My first day with time to respond. What wonderful memories I have of our tour and walk and I can't thank you and Ria and Jason for all the energy and planning you put into it. Ria and Jason are great guides and gourmet salad makers! The whole trip will be in my memory forever. My best wishes to you and thank you for a wonderful experience. Sincerely, Valnere”

Valnere from Connecticut, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2011

Smooth Sailing All the Way

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you so much for the past 9 days! It's been a trip I will never forget. You have the perfect personality for this – outgoing, caring, thoughtful, energetic, kind, funny... You made everyone feel welcome and cared for. I can't believe your capacity for this. Every detail was taken care of and orchestrated. Smooth sailing all the way. The trip was a joy to be part of. The best to you and your family always! Kristin”

Kristin from Colorado, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2011

We are Recommending You to Everyone We Know

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex, Pat and I cannot stop talking about our time with Fresco tours!! We absolutely loved it. We are discussing another tour with you. We would love to do either one of your other tours however for me the end of June date that you just sent us does not work. We were hoping you might have something either in May or early Oct of 2012. If you are organizing either tour in that time frame please keep us in mind. Again thanks for an amazing experience. We are recommending you to everyone we know. Hopefully the timing will work out for another trip with Fresco Tours. Joan”

Joan from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

I Will Treasure the Experience Forever

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, I want to let you know that I had a wonderful time walking The Camino with Fresco Tours, I will treasure the experience forever! You and your team did a fantastic job, the accommodation and food were beyond my expectations. I have great admiration for you and Richard, your knowledge of history made the trip very interesting. Speaking for myself I am glad that we were a small group, it made it easy to get to know our fellow pilgrims. Kudos to you and your team, I will not hesitate to recommend Fresco to friends and acquaintances. Hoping our paths will cross again sometime in the future. Kindest Regards, Pat”

Patricia from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

The Very Best and Warmest Hospitality Possible

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, You can't imagine the joy I've taken in this wonderful journey on the Camino! You have a way of making your clients feel like friends whom you haven't seen in a while and you want to offer the very best and warmest hospitality possible. Many thanks, Rosemarie”

Rosemaire from Vermont, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

Many Thanks for Looking After Us All So Well

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Richard, Many thanks for looking after us all so well. The trip was a wonderful experience and I hope to come see you again. Peter has just finished his little walk to the coast I think so it will be interesting to hear about that. Your organizing is second to none and the info about the tour and Spain could not be matched. I wish you both all the best for the future and hope your business continues to grow and prosper. Regards, Garry”

Garry from Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

The Food was Fabulous, Our Friends were Wonderful

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola, Alex and Jason, as members of the singing Canadians we want to thank Fresco Tours for a simply outstanding and memorable experience on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Jason was terrific (almost convinced him to sing, too), the settings of our accommodations and our hosts were well beyond our expectations, the food was fabulous, our friends were wonderful, and we met with God in a unique way. Thank you for taking such great care of us - we would recommend you to anyone! Regards, Victor and Doris”

Victor & Doris from Alberta, CANADA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

An Authentic Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Johan and I have nothing but praise and delight about our wonderful tour. The accommodation gave us an authentic experience, which we loved and we felt safe and coddled all along the way. Many thanks and praise go to Jason for understanding and facilitating our desire to sing in the churches. We looked forward with great anticipation to the lunch time picnics. They were such a treat after a hard morning of slogging along! Jason never failed to amaze us with his delicious concoctions and lovely picnic sites. His knowledge in so many fields related to the tour e.g. history of the churches, folklore and books enriched our experience. To cap it all, he's a photographer with a really keen eye. Many thanks for the gifts. Based on this trip of a life-time, we would gladly recommend Frescotours to our friends. Sincerely, Johan and Suzanne”

Suzanne & Johan from Manitoba, CANADA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

We Fell In Love with the Whole of Northern Spain

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Jason, and Ria, We are now back in chilly Namibia with the Camino just a collection of many amazing memories re-enforced by photos. It has been so hard to describe to people here what it was all about. More than a walk, more than a hike, more than meeting wonderful people and seeing wonderful places.

We fell in love with the whole of Northern Spain that we saw - starting with our long train trip on the milk run from Bilbao to Leon, travelling through forests, mountains and almost forgotten old villages, and strengthened every day as we walked through fields, forests, villages and hamlets.

Thank you to Jason and Ria all for the opportunity you gave us to experience all that we did - the knowledge and insight into so many aspects of the lives of the people of Galicia made the trip so special. We also so appreciated the way you made each person feel special with the time you spent talking to each of us, showing interest and sharing so much of yourselves. We really feel we had made 2 special friends in the time that we walked.

Our next step is to compile a short presentation of our trip and invite our friends around for a show and tell evening - hot soup, fresh bread and lots of cheese (not up to Spanish and French standards unfortunately) and lots of red wine on offer while we try to convey what we experienced. We came back with a new insight into what lifestyle can be - without the frenetic rush and grind of daily life, too busy earning a living to enjoy life and are planning serious changes for the end of the year. Another Camino is high on the list - but without all the trimmings you added, now that we know what it is all about. We would happily recommend that same trip to anyone. With our love and grateful thanks for a fabulous experience, Merryl and Quintin”

Merryl & Quintin from NAMIBIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

Both Your Guides were Marvelous

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Good evening. We had a most enjoyable time on your trip. Everything was what we hoped and both your guides were marvelous!!! Hoping for a similar experience next year. Good luck in the future. Best regards from Sonja & Victor”

Sonja & Victor from NORWAY & UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

A Journey We Will Never Forget

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, I wanted to thank you, Jason and Ria for a memorable life experience. This journey far exceeded our expectations in meeting new friends, education, testing our strength and fulfilling our spiritual needs. (The food was spectacular) A journey we will never forget. We have been home one week and we look at the photographs which brings us back to that special place. Thank you for Jason and Ria ..... Knowledge, caring, laughing and bringing life to this journey ... We will always be grateful. We finished our comments on our blog site www.spainpilgrimage.com and Jane and I are OK if you wish to share any of these comments and pictures. We can only hope others will take away with them what you have given to us. John and Jane”

John & Jane from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2011

Something No Other Vacation Has Ever Given Me

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, I got absolutely nothing done! I have but one sketch completed in Leon. And here was I looking at some of the most beautiful landscape in all of Spain, set off daily with dramatic lighting and fantastic views, and what was I doing? Walking! That's right putting one foot in front of the other, plodding along. And I call myself a landscape painter.

I told you before I am not a walker. I have never walked more than 5km at one time in my entire life. I came to support my wife, who is a walker, and do some painting. But the world will have to wait because what I took away from Galicia was more satisfying to me then a bunch of wet canvases. I returned home with memories of the great companions in our group, (many of whom were 'real walkers') who were supportive and encouraging all along the way. The subtle and friendly coaching of you and Jason, our guides and the daily warm handshake of our driver, Jose-Antonio all helped me to focus on the task.

Most of all I now have a great sense of accomplishment. Having completed the Camino and proving to myself I CAN do it is something no other "vacation" has ever given me. You and your tour group do more than just provide a tour; you give people an opportunity to change their perspective on themselves, and yes accomplish Miracles! Muchas Gracias. Buen Camino! Dave”

Dave from Ontairo, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2011

The Most Life-Enhancing Experiences We've Ever Had

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Just a note to say thank you again for one of the most life-enhancing experiences we've ever had. Wish we were back on the Camino with you! We've put a small package in the mail for you and Lucas, addressed it to the Fresco Tours office. Hugs to you, Jason and Jose Antonio. Saludos, Coleen”

Coleen from Ontairo, CANADA, April 2011
Camino de Santiago Tour

It was HUGE, HUGE Fun

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, After I got back from walking el Camino last June, I was tired, pleased with myself on my achievement but sad that I wouldn't be able to do another walk with Fresco Tours! Then I got withdrawal symptoms, I HAD to walk with the dream team again. I can only endorse what you and others have said of our recent escapade [Andalucian Affair], it was stimulating for both the body (the walks) and the mind (what we saw) but most importantly as a group we instantly jelled and it was HUGE, HUGE fun. Thank you so very much to you both for the arrangements, the information and by no means least, the excellent driving. Hasta pronto - Anne”

Anne from Hampshire, UK
Andalucian Affair, March 2011

One of the Best Vacations I Have Ever Had

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex and Andalucian trekkers, The trip was one of the best vacations I have ever had. I feel like a part of me belongs in Spain and I will have to return some day. I wish I could have spent another day in Seville but the memories I have of the city are great. I have been telling people at work about the great walks and wonderful meals. I will always have great memories of the Andalucian Affair. Some day I will have do the Camino Santiago. Thanks to everyone for the good times. I had many conversations on the tour. And a special thanks to Jason for 1/2 of his desserts. Ben”

Ben E from Massachusetts, USA
Andalucian Affair, March 2011

Will Not Hesitate to Recommend Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Margalit: please let Alex know how appreciative I am of both Jason and Ria. Each was extra special in their effort to make certain that we were safe, secure, well fed and enjoying ourselves as much as possible. Although we had rain 4 days out of 5, Jason and Ria made this trip extra special. If you save notes on your employees please note that both of these members are excellent representatives of your organization. I will not hesitate to recommend Fresco tours and the Camino to my friends and acquaintances. Gracias and thank you. Fred”

Fred from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, November, 2010

Look Forward to Another Trip

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I did have a wonderful time. Great food and lodging. Ria and Jason were not only accommodating, but fun and entertaining. I look forward to another trip in the future. Thank you ever so much, Kandy”

Kandy from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, November, 2010

Reliving It In My Heart and Soul Daily

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thanks Alex! It was such an amazing experience for me! Still reliving it in my heart and soul daily. My friends already see a welcome change in me...a more peaceful disposition. I plan on doing a tour with Fresco every year, there's no better way to experience Spain! God Bless, Melanie”

Melanie from Arizona, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, November, 2010

October was a Wonderful Time for the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the tour. Jason and Ria were wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed everyone in our tour group. As you probably remember I came as a back-up with Susan Barge. I am very glad that Tricia backed out and I was able to come and experience it. Although I thought my shoes were comfortable as you had stressed I was the one with mucho blisters but I perservered and walked. Thank goodness for compeed. It was a tremendous experience that I will never forget. It has been so hard to describe it to people as it is an undescribable experience.

Susan and I are thinking about the Basque Tour next year and have contacted a couple of people from our group to see if they might be interested as well. October was a wonderful time for the Camino. What is a good time for the Basque Tour? Thank you for creating such a wonderful experience and I hope to meet you sometime in the future. Barbara”

Barbara from Georgia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October, 2010

Fabulous Guides, Knowledgeable and Fun

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, Diane and I had a marvelous time on the tour. You and Jason were fabulous guides – knowledgeable and fun. Thank you for your flexibility and thoughtfulness. The food was great too! Hope Fresco Tours continues to prosper. Diane and Mike”

Diane & Mike from New Hampshire, USA
Basque in the Glory Tour, October 2, 2010

The Best Experiences We Have Ever Had

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex, We want to express our thanks to Jason and Ria (our guides) and Pepe (our driver) for making our walk on the El Camino one of the best experiences we have ever had! The logistics were handled flawlessly and all we had to do was walk each day! The food and lodgings were superb with the special touch of the chefs at each of our unique lodgings (or local restaurants). Our group bonded and we all watched out for each other and enjoyed each other's company! Fresco Tours has the best people and network of small, quaint lodging stops on the way to Santiago De Compostela! Our best, Skip and Lorraine”

Lorraine & Skip from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2010

All We Had Hoped For and More

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Just a quick note to let you know what a wonderful experience we had on our Camino it was all we had hoped for and more due mostly to Fresco's wonderful organizational processes. We can't speak highly enough of the way Jason & Ria looked after us and Pepe drove the bus. They were wonderful in every respect. We will continue to rave about Fresco Tours to anyone who will listen!! It was great to meet you on the way. Best wishes, Roger & Tricia”

Roger & Tricia from WA, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2010

Customer Service was Exemplary

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Thanks so much for the fabulous trip! You and your team exceeded all our expectations from beginning to end. Your attention to detail and customer service was exemplary, always going above and beyond for our safety comfort and enjoyment plus meeting our unique individual needs. You continue to amaze me at how you always knew where we were and what we needed? I still think about the fabulous food, both picnic lunches and home cooked dinners, the fresh local foods, the Paella, the octopus and the bagpipe entertainment. The beer and wine were great as well. I also reflect back on walking through the most beautiful part of Spain so lush and green, and you were right the Camino did not end when we reached Santiago, I am still in process of absorbing the experiences. Finally the extension of our trip to the Coast on the last day was the perfect ending to a perfect trip. If anyone has questions and wants to talk to someone with first hand experience with Fresco Tours feel free to give them my name and number. Thanks again to all and maybe we'll see you again! LeAnne and Neal”

LeAnne & Neal from California, USA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2010

The Highlight of My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Jason, I want to tell you that walking the Camino de Santiago was the highlight of my life. It revived my flagging spirits, sorted me out and provided me with renewed interest and a new direction for living with contentment, purpose and acceptance of life as it is. I have you both to thank for this wonderful restored energy of mind and body and believe me, I will remember those days for the rest of my life. I have told so many people about this amazing Pilgrimage that you organized so beautifully for us all. My family and friends are amazed with the difference in me so its all good! You will be hearing from one lass who is very interested. She is a good 20 years younger than me which could be helpful!!! The wedding in England was fabulous, too. A very busy time was had by all, and I was more than able to keep up with everything thanks to the time spent with you. I hope the July 25 journey was a great success, too. I’m sure it would have been. Lots of love, and many many thanks for restoring to me the joy of life, while having the time of my life! Joan xx”

Joan from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2010

You Cared for Us Like a Mother Hen

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex – Thank you for sharing your beautiful Spain and the Camino Pilgrimage with all of us. You cared for us like a mother hen. You were there for us when we especially needed encouragement or strength. Please thank your family for sharing you with us. I know it is difficult to be absent from loved ones. May the peace of Christ and His loving presence sustain you in all the coming days. We will share our experience and you website with others. Many, many, thanks! John and Eileen”

John & Eileen from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2010

Most Amazing and Memorable Time

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, First of all, please excuse my long delay in writing this note to you. It took some time for me to process my experiences and put them into words. I must say that I had a most amazing and memorable time on my recent Camino trip. I was at first a bit apprehensive about joining a group, since I consider myself a capable, independent traveler. However, I quickly changed my mind once I met all of the wonderful people I would be spending the next ten days with. We all got along very well and having these incredible people to share my experiences with only made it that much better. Everything was so very well planned and it was a treat to not have to think about anything other than walking each day! You are very lucky to have the most capable and competent staff working for you. It's hard to know where to begin when thinking of Jason, Ria, and Jose Antonio. They each worked so hard every day. Jason was a wealth of information and loved teaching us about the treasures along the way, he also enjoyed learning from all of us, had a great sense of humor, and had the special gift of adding great sound effects to his stories! Ria was kind, encouraging, humorous, and always attentive to everyone's needs. In fact, she walked along with me one day when I almost gave up, and for that I am grateful. Jose Antonio was always there with a smile on his face ready to help however he could. Somehow, one of them would seem to pop up along the trail right when you needed them most with an encouraging word and a smile. My experience with these wonderful people will be with me forever and they helped me enjoy a trip of a lifetime. I should also mention that Margalit was most helpful as we planned our trip and she gave us great information on the logistics of traveling in Spain. She was always quick on the email responses. There are many joys in traveling, but perhaps the most important one is the people we meet along the journey and the connections we make with each other. I only hope that our paths will cross again someday. This trip was a great introduction for me to Spain and I'm sure I will be back someday. Thanks again and best wishes to you and your family, Christina”

Christina from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2010

Still Spinning from the Wonderful Trip

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Margalit: I am still spinning from the wonderful trip on The Camino with Fresco Tours. I enjoyed this trip so much I feel compelled to write and let you know. Although I am a bit weary and feel I still have to get my bearings back I attribute it more to the 7 hour time difference with Panamá than to the walk. Jason, Ria and José Antonio made our trip one to be remembered; everyone was informative and extremely cooperative, and I must add very patient with all of us. The food was very good, I think we all gained a few pounds in spite of the 160 km walk! We made wonderful friends and the whole experience was an all around plus. I thank you for the wonderful time and the memories. Sincerely yours, Teresa”

Teresa from PANAMA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2010

Couldn't Say Goodbye When the Tour Ended

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I am still basking in the joy of our wonderful Fresco Tour. Jason and Ria are knowledgeable, considerate, thoughtful, humorous. You are very fortunate to have found such guides. Jose Antonio was always there with a helping hand and a gracious smile. Our group, as you have probably heard, was extremely congenial. We couldn't say goodbye when the tour ended and ate another dinner together in Santiago...however, it was not the same without Jason and Ria. Thank you for this memorable opportunity to visit a special part of Spain. Diana”

Diana from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2010

Really Went Out of Their Way to Please Us

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Llegue de Espana hace 3 dias y queria escribirte para darte las gracias por todos los servicios que nos prestaste en el Tour del Camino. La pasamos muy muy bien aunque quede un poco averiada de las "giant blisters". Quede muy contenta de los hoteles, comidas, caminatas y mas que todo de la compania de nuestros companeros y mas que todo los guias. Jason y Ria se portaron muy bien; ademas de su profesionalismo, te quiero mencionar que they really went out of their way to please us and accommodate us y every way possible. Su sentido de "sevicio al cliente" no tiene limites y de verdad quede encantada con el tour. Puedes usarme de referencia cuando quieras. Mil gracias, Elena”

Elena from PANAMA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2010

Wonderful Beyond Expectations

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Lorna and I are back in Vancouver. We spent a few days after the Camino and enjoyed Gijon and Bilbao –the Guggenheim is impressive! Thanks for a wonderful beyond expectations experience in all respects. Jason is an erudite and entertaining storyteller and Ria a wonderfully friendly and helpful companion. We were very well cared for. Regards, Cliff”

Cliff & Lorna from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2010

Certainly Recommend the Tour to Others

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex and Margalit: Can't begin to tell you both how good both Jason and Ria were as our guides. They became our confidants and also the leaders and had so much knowledge. You have chosen wisely as I am sure that you know. I will certainly recommend the tour to others as it is amazing. Would love to pay for both of my children to take it together in about 10 years. Maybe Lucas will be running the tours then and Dad will be retired. If anyone asks for a wonderful place to unwind after the tour I highly recommend the Monastery at Poio in Pontevedra. So relaxing and time to reflect and wonderful people and wonderful food........and very relaxing. Can walk in the garden, look at the people, surroundings or wander into town. Maggie”

Maggie from Georgia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2010

The Camino Becomes Part of One's Life

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex: I'm still ruminating the memories, even after three weeks of my tour. The Camino becomes part of one's life. The truth is in one's life there is a before and an after having walked it. No doubt it's hard, but we wouldn't have it any other way; almost there would be no reason for doing it: effort and sacrifice. I venture to say that for all in our group of pilgrims taking the Fresco tour the sacrifice part of the experience was nearly obliterated by the kindness, dedication, service, consistency and professionalism of the team, without removing the adventure and spiritual nature of the event. Provocative? Excessive? I don't think so. The wondrous company, service and attitude from you Alex and Jason regaled us with memorable moments. Also I must thank to all the wonderful ladies from the enchanting pazos who provided us with incredible hospitality. And last but not least, buen muchacho Jose Antonio, our reliable driver. God bless you all! A reminder to you Alex: "mi casa es tu casa" Hasta siempre, Juan”

Juan from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

Attentiveness, Thoughtfulness, and Laughter

Camino de Santiago Tour

“El Camino draws people for different reasons. Some want a good hike; others are drawn to its spiritual history. This tour uniquely blends needs with support. Personally, I wanted to stand on a trail walked by countless millions of pilgrims - but I was a bit uncertain about my body. At 62, I had acquired a few issues that I "thought" would not be a problem ... but I didn't want to be out there "alone." And true, I often ended up being the slowest hiker - so I want to tell anyone considering this tour to NOT be worried. I don't quite know how Alex, and in this case Jason, coordinate things so we - even the slowest - have plenty of time to eat, rest, and walk at our own pace. But they do ... and it WORKS. My goal was to do the best I could - and my best ended up being all 100 miles. AND, this is truly the "cruise-on-feet." If you could just imagine the cuisine (and the copious quantities of it), you would be practically running out the door to get on the trail to walk the goodies off. I never tasted so many dishes that were unique, wonderful .. and FILLING. Lastly, we were supported emotionally and physically with steadfast attentiveness, thoughtfulness, and laughter. I don't know how many times Alex or Jason popped up by my side just to check in with me. Was I okay? How was this ache or that pain? If anything untoward had happened, everything would have been in place - promptly and quickly - to handle it. I went as a single person - and if anyone is thinking of this as a single, I encourage you to do it. You are befriended on the trail. You'll sleep well, eat well, and have the energy and excitement to actually ENJOY the beautiful amazing experience of walking El Camino through the lush greenery, the ancient oaks, and the historic villages of Galicia, Spain. Love and gratitude - Bella”

Bella from Missouri, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

Craving the AMAZING Food and Wine

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, I am just now coming down from my high of doing the Camino..... I have been sharing my experience, photos and your web address with many people, especially Flight attendants, and Pilots at work. I should have grabbed a load of business cards. Mind you your website sells itself! Karma is good! My walks have become increasingly longer. I have been wearing my poor dog out. Somehow a half hour to one hour walk doesn't cut it anymore. I need at least two hours. Is this what happens? Am I becoming addicted to walking holidays? I am craving the AMAZING food and wine that you had us so spoiled with. I actually managed to smuggle back some sausage that has since disappeared. Please say hello to wonderful, witty, British Jason for me. Gracias, Teresa”

Teresa from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

So Much to Remember and Savour

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, It is only today that I have caught up with myself after my return from Madrid last week! Forgive me for not being in touch sooner. This morning at the gym, I thought this time last week, and the week before, I was stepping out purposefully but El Camino is far more exciting than el treadmill! Then I started my mind's video of my days on El Camino. I acquired a delightful, sadly temporary, new family who introduced me to new expressions and new ways of life. I saw beautiful countryside. I slept in wonderful houses. I ate delicious dinners and amazing picnic lunches. My feet stood up to the challenge of fairly serious day on day walking without blisters. I saw some beautiful churches both small and large. I saw more cattle than I have seen for ages, I saw sheep, horses and chickens but no ducks, geese or turkeys. There was so much to remember and savour. The highlight, our arrival in Compostela, so emotional, didn't disappoint, followed by the mass at 6pm the next day when the thurible was swung, unforgettable. None of this would have been possible without the dream team, you and Jason. I have a special place in my heart where I keep people who for one reason or another, I love to pieces and never ever want to forget, you and Jason are my latest additions. I hope somehow I will see you both again, I'm afraid it won't be in Spain, I've left it too late in life to do a second Camino, however, if either of you and your ladies, come to England, please come and see me. Thank you a million times for helping me to achieve my goal. With love and every possible good wish for the future - Anne”

Anne from Hampshire, UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

Singing Your Praises to All

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex & Jason, Arrived home from Europe yesterday and are now battling the dreaded Australian jet lag but like everything good or bad it will pass. Thank you for a wonderful and challenging Camino. I am sure the reason I could do it was because of your care and concern and your excellent planning. All we had to do was walk and not have a worry or concern about arrangements at all. We have been singing your praises to all and sundry. A big thank you again for your care of John. I feel the peace of the Camino was with me for the rest of our trip and hopefully I can tap into it now I am home as well. Hope all is well with you and yours. Blessings, Kate”

Kate & John from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

Kindness Goes a Long Way

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I just want to say how wonderful it was meeting you all and thanks so much to Alex and Jason for the support and understanding. I actually wouldn't have made it without everyone's help and spirit. I learned a lot and think insights will continue to pop up in my mind's eye as I process the entire adventure. I learned a lot and was reminded of so much I had forgotten from all of you: practice heartfelt intention; kindness goes a long way; patience truly is a virtue; you can accomplish anything at any age if you put your mind to it; knowledge is powerful; everyone has a beautiful voice, no pain no gain; how to easily answer in the affirmative just by wiggling my index finger; life is full of challenges and choices; how to tell the difference between a female and male bamboo shoot; how to swear in Spanish; mind always over matter; we never truly retire; we are all special and on a special path and, most importantly, humor goes a long way when you're in pain (along with great company and great wine!). Anyway, all for now from lovely Skopje, Macedonia. Take care and keep in touch! Much love, T”

Terri from Macedonia / USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

A Watershed Experience for Me

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex and Jason and my fellow pilgrims, I am back in the United States, and the blisters are healing. I think Alex said that you may find that the Camino will continue to impact you after you return, and so it has been true for me. I realized a few days after I finished, that it was actually a watershed experience for me. There was my life before I walked the Camino, and now since May 31, my life since. I think I am now a "caminoista", not to be confused with a "communista". I have returned with a sense of peace that I did not have before, with a change in perspective. I don't know that I expected such profound changes from 9 days of hard walking, but so it has been. I was so glad that all of you were on this journey with me. And Jason and Alex, there is no way I could have completed the walk without you two. And that is one of the lessons of the Camino as well. Thank you, or as Alex likes to say, muchas gracias, Erica”

Erica from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2010

Really Top Notch Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, I can't believe, I am back home again, but I can't get my mind off walking the Camino de Santiago. I am even dreaming about it! This trip truly belongs to one of my best memories in my life. You, Alex and Jason are really top notch guides. Thanks to you that our group connected so warmly right in the beginning and we shared a wonderful, wonderful time together. My heart is still smiling just thinking about my surprise Birthday party. This was fantastic! I am not a person being in the spot light, however, I did enjoy each moment. I felt very honored having a dance with you, and for a few moments I forgot - how old I was! This was an experience that strengthens my heart, my soul, and my body. Thank you, Thank you! Dr. Alex & Dr. Jason!!!”

Gertraud from Arizona, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

An Adventure that Ranks at the Top of Our List

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi there Alex, Well, we are still resting up from the journey. Your recommendation for Marcelo's in Santiago was 5 star. How good was that? He also had many kind words of praise for you. I just want to say from Judy and I that we could not have had a more awesome vacation. We have traveled quite extensively around the world, but you took things to a new level. There were no details left out or forgotten as you and Jason gave our group of new found friends an adventure that ranks at the top of our list. You truly love what you do and it shows every single day. Hopefully you get a chance to look over the blog which I put together each day of the journey. If I made any mistakes on where we were at a particular time, I blame it on the wonderful Albarino wine we had the evening before. I will always keep spreading the word for Fresco Tours. I know at some time we will again see you on the trail for another adventure. So keep doing what you are doing and making new tourists a Peregrino on the Camino de Santiago. We will always keep you in our thoughts and prayers for only good things to come your way. Buen Camino, Dave and Judy”

Dave & Judy from Indiana, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

You Surprised Me at Every Turn!

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, You surprised me at every turn! The Camino journey exceeded my expectations by far. When I decided to come with you, I had a remote idea about the walk on the Camino and what it would be like. But I had no idea about the kind of attention to details you would put into the tour part of it. Your ability to be a "host" is a natural gift you have. You and Jason have such a natural feeling for hospitality. I think your natural sense of quality in food, drink, accommodations set you apart from other tour groups by a long shot. Most importantly, though, I love your respect and honor of the culture. I think you have turned into a full fledged Spaniard! Please keep in touch! Love, Gail”

Gail from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

It Really has Impacted My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I'm unsure where to begin. I am so happy I followed my initial instincts and joined your Camino tour. It really has impacted my life. You really have created an amazing journey for us all. The luxury accommodations were incredible and the food, I don't even have to say how fantastic it was, were an added bonus to this tour. But what truly struck me was your interaction with us all. You have a beautiful soul. You were able to convey an interest into each of our lives and even share our moment of joy in reaching our final destination as though you were there for the first time as well. It has been a joy to get to know you, Jason, and your tour and I hope I can join in another in the future. Thank you for this spectacular adventure and for adding your special touch to our journey. It has been a journey I will never forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Much love, Misa”

Misa from British Columbia, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

It Has Been an Exceptional Journey

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, This dream that you have made into a reality of Fresco Tours is so wonderful. Your energy, enthusiasm, and hospitality are just outstanding. It has been an exceptional journey. Your kindness, caring and concern for each of us has been so evident from the moment we met you. I thank you for everything and know you have an open invitation to the Adirondacks. Love, Monica”

Monica from New York, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

You Add So Much to the Adventure

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, What can I add to accolades you've already gotten for your charming and professional trek? The food was excellent – local, fresh, very healthy, and the regional wine great. The sequence of walking for a few hours, mostly through gorgeous countryside and farms, and then arriving at a little cluster of buildings where they serve the best cafe con leche ever was most memorable. You add so much to the adventure with your multicultural experiences, sophistication, knowledge, sense of humor and kindness. Continued success! X0X0 Dot”

Dot from Oregon, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

A Small Token of Our Appreciation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex – A small token of our appreciation for the efforts and attentiveness that you and Jason have extended to us during the course of our journey. To quote a more profound source, we trust the grace that you have kindly shown us will be returned tenfold to you and your family in the years to come. Best wishes of success. Leslie and Dan”

Leslie & Dan from New Brunswick, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2010

It Will Be with Me Always

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Fellow Peregrinos and Sketchers, Although I am physically in the US my head seems to still be in Spain. Visions of arches, green hills, and stone structures with terracotta roofs keep swimming through my thoughts. The Camino sketching and walking trip was a wonderful experience which I enjoyed sharing with all of you. It will be with me always. Until our reunion... Leslie”

Leslie from Washington DC, USA
Art Journal / Camino Tour, April 2010

A Wonderful Experience Walking and Sketching

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Peregrinos! It was such a wonderful experience walking and sketching with all of you – old friend and new – and I carry those memories with me in my sketch book, in which I continue to record this terrific trip and think of you as I continue to work on my emerging art. Alex and Jason – you are the best! And, Susan, each day I learn more from your gentle but clear instructions that go with me on this terrific journey.”

Celane from Virginia, USA
Art Journal / Camino Tour, April 2010

A Pleasure to See People Do a Good Job

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Was a fantastic trip. Such a pleasure to see people do a good job on logistics and content and do it all so seamlessly. Especially dealing with "special needs" clients! I'm enjoying being back at the farm, which you all REALLY MUST visit when you are in the states and have a little extra time. I did wake up this a.m. disappointed not to see horreos or towers of any kind. Not much built heritage around here except fallen down sheds!”

Ruth from Washington DC, USA
Art Journal / Camino Tour, April 2010

Superb In Your Quality of Service

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola- how often did we say that word as we met pilgrims along the route? Jeanie and I had a wonderful time on the Camino tour. We enjoyed the incredible ever changing vistas as we walked the hills, valleys and towns. The food, wine and accommodations were beyond our expectations. Most of all we enjoyed the company of a group that started out being strangers, developed into friends and became a team as together, we walked the final few kilometers into Santiago. Alex and Jason, all we can say is that you were superb in your quality of service, in your organization of the tour, your attention to details and most of all in the personal caring that you demonstrated for each of us as we walked the Camino. Thank you to our fellow peregrinos for sharing stories, laughs and support during the time we were together. The Camino was an unforgettable experience. Till we meet again, may the path you walk be full of joy and wonder. We will definitely be going back to Spain! Muchas Gracias!”

Jeanie & Dan from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2009

I Enjoyed Every Day of It

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Kudos to Alex and Fresco Tours for a very memorable experience on the Camino, and thanks to everyone for walking with me! It was a terrific experience and I enjoyed every day of it. Hope everyone is all recovered. Best regards, Belinda”

Belinda from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2009

It was Hard to Say Goodbye

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Margarlit, Marg and I got back Sunday morning after the Tour. We spent a few days in Santiago before coming home. Please pass this on to Jason, Mayte and Alex (also Pepe) to say that we had a wonderful time. We so enjoyed the company of our fellow travelers and the accommodation and the plentiful food (I thought I would come home at least 1 size smaller but nuh!) and the historical information Jason provided, Mayte's infectious personality and charm, that it was hard to say goodbye. Thank you for all your help with accommodation bookings etc. Kind Regards, Lynne”

Lynne from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2009

Wonderful Planning and Wonderful Guides

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex: Thanks again for a wonderfully organized and escorted tour. I have been telling all who will listen that it really was an exceptional tour wonderful planning and wonderful guides in Jason and Mayte, plus the joy of seeing Pepes smiling face every morning. We loved your choices of accommodations and the emphasis on locally produced food and wine was perfect. Our tasting meal at Marcelos was also exceptional a real treat at the end of the trip. Originally when we had planned the trip we thought we might try for a reservation at El Bulli, near Barcelona nominated the best restaurant in the world by a food magazine, as a treat at the end of the journey. That plan did not work out but after we waddled out of Marcelo's we felt like we had found our own El Bulli minus the crowds and no doubt minus the pretension! We are sorry we did not have a chance to spend more time with you but I do have the Basque tour tucked away in a corner of my mind for the future. So best of luck with all your ventures and adventures! Ruth and Phil”

Ruth & Phil from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2009

A Great Sense of Achievement

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Halo Alex, Thank you so much for the email and the photos. I must say how impressed I was with the great organisation of the tour. Everything was so good. The accommodation and the meals were great. I cannot say I enjoyed the walking all the time. But I finished it and have a great sense of achievement. Please pass onto Jason and Mayte my grateful thanks for their care. It was wonderful and really good fun. Thank you again. Margaret”

Margaret from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2009

Very Elegant Companions

Basque in the Glory Tour


“Dear Alex, Jason, Bernadette, Alice and Bob Ryan and I really enjoyed traveling with you all very elegant companions! What a great trip from the scenery, to the food, to the terrific care taken to ensure that we had a wonderful time. Alex and Jason thank you for all your hard work to produce a super Basque experience... you are the best! We were so glad to travel with such a fine group, and we hope you al have a great fall season... happy trails! With our best wishes Bridget and Ryan”

Bridget & Ryan from Virginia, USA
Basque in the Glory Tour, September 2009

Everything was Flawless and First-Rate

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex: There is simply no adequate way to thank you and Jason and Mayte and Cleso for our extraordinary El Camino adventure. Logistically, everything was flawless and first-rate; Peggy and I could go on and on raving about every meal we ate and every place we stayed. But there is much more about a trip like this than logistics and much depends upon the spirit of the group and the example of the leaders. El Camino is not just a physical route; its a way of being and of walking though life that is centered in openness and generosity, compassion and caring, laughter and learning and loving. The yellow arrows showed us the route, but you, Jason, Mayte and Celso showed us in the way of being. It was noticeable, for example in how you did not make the group do touchy-feely exercises, but trusted us to introduce ourselves to each other and form our own cohesiveness and positive identity (as we did). And it was unmistakable in the delight all of you took in sharing the beauty of the countryside, the details of church architecture, and the bounty of the feasts with us and in your attentiveness to our every need, before we even knew we had a need. It was also evident and moving in the way you greeted and were greeted by our hosts at manor houses and in restaurants, especially at the restaurant in Samos where the husband of the host had just died two weeks before. This was the most romantic and rewarding trip we have ever been on and we thank you and El Camino for that from the bottom of our hearts. We hope to renew our relationship with you and El Camino on the Basque region tour next October, but for now we will rest in total contentment and joy. In gratitude and friendship, Bob & Peggy”

Peggy & Bob from Pennsylvania, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2009

Your Organizational Skills Make It All Look Easy

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex ~ I have been having fun telling my friends all about my adventures on the Camino! You did a fabulous job of tending to our every need your organizational skills make it all look easy (and I know it certainly is not at all easy!) You have hired some talented tour guides and they added a lot to the experience. Jason is a terrific guide he has great energy and historical knowledge of the area a real natural for the job! Not only is Mayte a real sweetheart, but she did her job very well and added that much appreciated Spanish flare to the group. You did an outstanding job, Alex, and I would confidently recommend Fresco Tours. Best wishes to all of you for a very successful future. Mary”

Mary from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2009

You and Your Guides Took Very Good Care of Us

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, I have to thank you again for the great experience on the Camino. You and your guides took very good care of us. The food, the water, the attention (or not as we desired) were perfect. I mention these items because I know they make a difference in whether everyone on the trip stays healthy. Thanks again, Nancy”

Nancy from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2009

Celebrating with My Camino Family

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Kia Ora Alex, It's my first day back at work and I am slowly going through 500 plus emails. It's hard to imagine that just two weeks ago, I was celebrating reaching Santiago with my Camino family. Thank you, Alex, for having that brainwave all those years ago and setting up Fresco Tours. For me, your tour was a way to escape from a pretty hectic, stressful, full-on couple of years. The best part for me was to be able to walk on my own (solo) and just find myself again, but also enjoy the company of some pretty awesome people as well (you could not have hand picked a better group to meet and travel with). Ria and Jason were outstanding as guides and soon became friends and I cannot speak highly enough of each of them. It would be very easy for both Jason and Ria to sound like a broken record with each new tour, but they made me feel like we were the first group they had ever taken and all the sights and smells we were experiencing were new for them as well. I adored Ria's sense of humor, and think it is one of the biggest gifts to make others laugh... and forget about the pain they are in! Jason always satisfied my need to know what was coming around the corner and I was always eager to learn and listen to what he had to say. But most of all, I am grateful for the way they both took care of me when I got sick and went above and beyond. When I told my friends back home about it, they were shocked that I had let people take care of me as I am such a stubborn independent individual...and Pepe..well Pepe for me sums up Spain. A warm and open heart and generous nature that I will never forget. Alex, I know we didn't get to meet you, but I know you were in the background as well. Thank you once again for a truly magical experience. Aroha Nui (Big Love), Lisa”

Lisa from New Zealand
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2009

Just Keep Doing What You're Doing

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, I just have to say the entire experience was outstanding. To have a scholar of Jason's caliber was over the top. Ria was just so easy going I told her she was the face of Spain. Pepe and I were separated at birth. My only regret is not being on the Camino right now. In addition the accommodations were the best kept surprise. Just keep doing what you're doing and you will have people knocking down your doors to get on your tours. Again Ria and Jason made us feel very taken care of small things Ria charging up my IPod, etc... Tell them I miss being with them, they are fine people. All the Best, Chris”

Christopher from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2009

A Special and Meaningful Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“AlexAs we received your email, Andrea and I were editing our thousands of images to a slide show for our friendswhat a way to relive it! I am sorry we did not connect in Hondarribia. On the spur of a moment, we decided to take off driving across southwestern France from St. Jean de Luz to Perpignan and back to Barcelona. Thanks for trying to look us up. Andrea and I sing your praises to our friends and family for a wonderful experience that far exceeded our expectations in all aspectsfood, lodging, people and above all customer service. Particular thanks to Ria and Jason. They both contributed greatly to a special and meaningful experience. Jason was a special delight with his sense of humor, his seemingly boundless energy and his historical view of the Camino. We really appreciate all the efforts made by the Fresco team to make our Camino a great experience. Best Regards, Mark and Andrea”

Mark & Andrea from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2009

Food, Hotels and Guides were Perfect

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, We had a great time, Jason and Ria were terrific. Their knowledge of Spain, care of the group and attention to detail really made our Camino trip enjoyable. I would highly recommend Fresco Tours the pace, food, hotels and guides were perfect. Chris”

Chris from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2009

You Made a Superb Team

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Jason and MayteCathie and I were reviewing our pictures and memories tonight. It'll take a while for the Camino to percolate, but what a great job you guys did!! I'm burning a DVD of photos to send to Linda as I type and will send you guys my shots. Suffice for now to say that each of you is prominent, not only in my favorite photos but also in my favorite memories. You really did an outstanding job. It is one thing to ferret out the exquisite lodgings you found and then to cope with the logistics of mapping out our route, transporting us and our stuff here and there and providing such wonderful meals and the wine to go with them. It is quite another to deal so seamlessly with so many disparate personalities. The topper, though, is that you made it look so easy, like you were having as much fun as we were. It's the Horacian maxim in action: art conceals art! On top of that, each of you brought your unique eye to the things we were doing and seeing. You made a superb team, covering the natural beauty, historic and cultural significance and human interest elements of the places and things we encountered along the way. I honestly can't think of a single thing that could have been done better. God bless all of your Caminos! Thank you for a wonderful trip. Fondly, Kay”

Kay from New Jersey, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2009

You Run a First Class Operation

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Am now back to reality sitting on the trading floor with a couple hundred people, three computer screens in front of me, and phones ringingthe Camino seems like a dream. It's going to require a lot of conscious effort on my part to remember the lessons of the Camino, but thankfully I have the key chain with the yellow arrow to remind me to stay grounded! Congrats on the positive pressyou run a first class operation and I'll be sure to highly recommend you to anyone who might be inclined to do the Camino! If you're ever in the NY area, please be sure to give a shout and we can have a mini reunion with las tres amigas. Hasta que nos encontremos otra vez, Pam”

Pam from New York, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2009

The Hardest, Yet Most Fulfilling Experiences

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex- Well, Mom and I made it safely back to the USA. We are still on a high from El Camino. It was one of the hardest, yet most fulfilling experiences I have had. I just can't thank you enough for all you did for us. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail made the journey seamless even as my legs protested the entire way. Jason and Ria are such a wonderful addition to your presence. The three of you just made everything as perfect as perfect could be... I imagine you might be on El Camino again (or close to it). I wish you lots of continued success as you facilitate this amazing experience for many others. I will certainly be speaking of Fresco Tours as THE way to do El Camino to my friends over here (I have a friend that has already stated she will be there next summer with her mom). Lots of continued success to you and a huge hug to you, Jason and Ria. Till the next journey...Olga”

Olga from Massachusetts, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009


You Deserve Full Marks In Every Category

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Many thanks Alex and greetings from Down Under. And congratulations to you, Jason and Ria for what was by any measure a fantastic tour. You deserve full marks in every category. It was a truly memorable experience! Kind regards, Sam”

Sam from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009

Thank You for the Magic

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, I have been really appreciating Fresco Tours and how special you have made the Camino experience. The problem is that now all my experiences are so bland after going on the Camino. My 5 day tour through southern Spain was good, but not great. I was missing all the special things you, Ria and Jason did day to day to make our experience be the best they could be. Once again thank you for the magic and may you be blessed to continue providing the best service in the industry. Best wishes, Barbara”

Barbara from Illinois, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009


I Miss Everyone in Our Group

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Only now am I able to come out from the depths of my Camino State of Mind to express my thanks to you, Ria and Jason. The three of you are wonderful team combining energy, spirit, organization, intellect, humor, culinary talents and style that is unique. You are blessed with a great talent for making beautiful experiences happen. I miss everyone in our group. The laughter and spirit, the magic of being under the spell of the Compostela, will be with me always. Well take care. Warmest regards to all of you, Inez”

Inez from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009


My Expectations were Surpassed Greatly

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Well I've been home a week now and things are getting back to normal here. After we finished our hike we headed to Malaga for a week and then back to Madrid for a few days. We sure enjoyed the hotel in Madrid that you recommended. It was in a great location. We loved our hike on the Camino. I'm sure you'll hear from the other girls but I'd just like you to know my expectations were surpassed greatly. From the accommodations, to the food, the transportation and the whole organization of the tour were awesome! I really enjoyed having Jason as our guide. He attended to our group in a very attentive way and we were so happy to see him on the trail at different points to check on us. His vast knowledge was very impressive and we loved talking recipes with him. You have a wonderful company in Fresco Tours and I wish you much success in the future. I know you will have some referrals from me travelling with you in the future. Thanks for accommodating us in the private tour as it allowed us to continue our vacation in Malaga. Thanks for helping to celebrate my 64th birthday in the restaurant in Santiago. Take care. Barb”

Barb from Alberta, CANADA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2008


The Picnics Especially Were My Favorite Part

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Thanks Alex, We are now back home, with wonderful memories of the trip. I really enjoyed the walk, and the picnics especially were my favorite part. Thanks again, Susan”

Susan from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009

Will Treasure Sore Feet and All

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex. Patti, Richard, Jan and I arrived back in Calgary safely yesterday afternoon after spending 3 days in Barcelona. I just wanted to thank you again for providing us with the opportunity and giving us the support to complete the Camino. Jan and I rank this experience amongst the ones we will treasure the most sore feet and all. If you have the opportunity to travel to the Canadian west coast we would be love the opportunity to see you and we will have a comfortable bed waiting. Regards, Carey”

Carey & Jan from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009


Your Way is the Way to Go

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola Alex, Ria & Mayte By now you must have finished another tour I am so jealous! I'm referring to our trip as the pampered pilgrimage and telling everyone here that your way is the way to go! Thanks again to the three of you for the wonderful memories, xo Margaret”

Margaret from BC, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009

Wonderful Experience, Great Guides and Food

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Wonderful experience, great guides, accommodation and food. What more could a peregrino ask for? Thanks for a fantastic tour along the Camino. Best wishes for a long and prosperous time for Fresco Tours. Anne”

Anne from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009

I Have Memories to Last a Lifetime

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you for making my dream to walk the Camino so very special. You took such special care of us and I have memories to last a lifetime for which I am very grateful. I wish you every success in your business and I hope to do another of your tours in the country I love so much. Thank you for everything. Sue”

Sue from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2009

It was a 10 Star Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, thank you for a unique travel experience. It exceeded our expectations and ended too soon. Fascinating history along the trail. Food and lodgings a great cultural experience. Reflective time along the trail was refreshing and appreciated. Thank you to our travel companions for sharing in this experience. Their friendship will always bring back fond memories of the Camino. Lastly thanks to Jason, Mayte and Pepe for their thoughtfulness and attention to our needs. It was a 10 star experience. Char & Tom”

Char & Tom from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2009


So Pleased that We Chose Fresco Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, muchas gracias a ustedes!!! You have done an amazing job in setting up your philosophy and creed for service especially in such a competitive industry. We are so pleased that we chose Fresco Tours! We told you many of the reasons already so will not be repetitive here except to say WELL DONE!!!! Know that we are happy to help you any time with references and additional praise. Give our best to Jason, Pepe and Mayte. Rather than goodbye; I will say, hasta luego! Love, Sandi and Lonnie”

Sandi and Lonnie from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2009

It was a 5 Star Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, Thank you for all your help and kindness. It was a 5 star Camino. I dont know what my expectations were, but you exceeded all that I could imagine. I will be strongly recommending Fresco Tours to my traveling friends. Best wishes, Jim”

Jim from NSW, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2009

Going to Stay with Me for a Long Time

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Thanks so much! I continue to reflect on my Camino experience, especially as I tell and retell the stories. It is going to stay with me for a long time and will be a spiritual well from which to draw for many months to come. Thank you again for all your attention to detail, your care and kindness to each of us. Saludos, Margaret”

Margaret from Manitoba, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2008

Could Not Have Been More Fulfilling or Fun

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex: We are still reeling from the magnitude of what we accomplished. The experience could not have been more fulfilling or fun. The beauty of the area, our fellow pilgrims, you and Jasonas our guideswe have truly been blessed by all. We are eternally grateful for this precious earth and the similarities, yet differences of our two cultures so joyfully walked. Keep on doing what youre doing and if you decide to come to West Virginia we would love to share a visit with you and your family. With gratitude, Betty & Wayne”

Betty & Wayne from West Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2008

 

Inspirational, Strenuous, Fascinating

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, This is just a note to tell you that we really appreciated all that you did to make our trek to Santiago de Compostela a success. We are back in Davis as of this past Friday evening, having spent 2 days in Barcelona. We look back at our experience as both inspirational, strenuous, fascinating and one of friendship. You and Jason made that possible. Thanks for all the good things you did for us, Judy & Bill”

Judy & Bill from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2008

 

Thank You Putting Together Such a Wonderful Trip

Camino de Santiago Tour

“I wanted to thank you and Jason again for putting together such a wonderful trip. The Camino itself is a life-changing experience, but the work you two put into making each person feel as if the tour were designed specifically for them is incredible, and it definitely did not go unnoticed by anyone. If it works out on both your end and mine, I would love to be a part of what you do. Suerte with the next tour!”

Whitney from Washington D.C. USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2008

 

Loved Being with the Group

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Thank you and Jason for a very special trip. Alexis and I loved being with the group and what a great group they were! However, the most exciting thing of all was seeing Lola and meeting Lucas. You must be tickled pink. Many thanks for all your flexibility. You were more than kind to Alexis and me. Much appreciation, Dee”

Dee & Alexis from Virginia, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 2008

 

Will Stay In Our Heart and Soul Forever

Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour

“Dear Alex, As you know, walking tours are not new to me as I have done them for 18 years as my business (more than 100 walking tours in 12 countries). I have good ones, better ones and even great ones but this tour you have of the Camino has surpassed every tour I have done, both in the US and abroad. I had thought that NOTHING would outclass my New Zealand trip and my one along the Rogue River in Oregon but this one has! It is the combination of things such as your ability to let us see this wonderful part of Spain through your eyes; the care you and Jason took of us along the way; the wonderful gourmet picnics every day; the accommodations which were both historical and lovely; the knowledge of the various churches and monuments which Jason so superbly presented; the little details you took care of such as reconfirming our flights to Madrid; having a local guide show us Santiago; introducing us to people who were so kind and most of all, making this walk into something which will stay in our heart and soul forever.

I, along with the other 9 of my group, want to thank you and Jason for your part in introducing us to your wonderful world. I will be back in 2010 with another group of pilgrims who, although they may be walking for different reasons, will probably come to the same conclusion that we did and that is an appreciation for Spain and for Fresco Tours and for the wonderful Camino de Santiago. All the best, Marie”

Marie & Sotreks Travel from Georgia, USA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2008

 

You Made Our Journey Perfect

“Hi Alex, We are now safely back home after a rewarding and fine tour. Walking was at times tough for us elderly men, but the dinner and accommodations in the fine hotels made us feel fit again. When looking around during our walk, it became quite clear that we could never have found those hotels by ourselves. So once again: many warm thanks for your assistance, you made our journey perfect. Best regards, Kari”

Kari from FINLAND
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2008

 

We Walked the Journey of a Lifetime

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Alex, Jason, Ria... One year later... Gerry, Bill and I send you the overflowing joy that still bubbles up in our memory of the Camino with you. We will be forever grateful to each of you for your encouragement and presence by our side as we walked the journey of a lifetime. I carry you in the pocket of my heart on my prayer walks each day. You are always welcome in our home in California. Terry”

Terry from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2008


An Unforgettable Tour and Terrific Memories

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hello Alex: I have been thinking of you lately as I have finally begun to organize some pictures from the Camino. Thank you so much for an unforgettable tour and terrific memories. I am still processing the Camino or perhaps more correctly it is still working on me. It is truly a special pilgrimage and it can certainly be transforming. Wishing you, Lola, and Lucas the very best of everything in 2009 with good groups and wonderful memories. Elizabeth”

Elizabeth from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2008

 

Talking Non-Stop About My Camino Days

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex Arrived home to Canada last night, sad to leave all my Fresco friends and Camino experience behind but as always, it feels good to be home. Thank you again to you, Jason, and Ria for a most unforgettable experience, I have been talking non-stop about my Camino days!! Bye for now and thanks again for everything. Colleen”

Colleen from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2008

 

On the Camino with a Great Bunch of People

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hi Alex, Thanks for the Camino experience we both really enjoyed being on the Camino with a great bunch of people as well as the great food and accommodation have already passed on your card to some people [4] from Canada and the US whilst we were in Ireland. Thanks for the email with our fellow travelers email addresses! Viki & Alan”

Viki & Alan from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2008

 

It was, Indeed, Magical... Transformative

Camino de Santiago Tour

“Hola one and all. I'll follow up more fully as promised to many of you, but did want to take a moment to send global thanks, first to Alex, Jason and Ria and no doubt others working behind the scenes, and to a perfect Spanish Canterbury Tales of pilgrims without whom my journey could not have been nearly so magical. And it was, indeed, magical transformative, in fact. I am grateful to you all and look forward to keeping in touch and sharing stories. If any of you and indeed even a friend of yours should find your way to Vancouver, please look me up. Im not nearly as knowledgeable about art and architecture as our Fresco team, but Im a pretty good guide! Warmest regards and best wishes for a continuing Buen Camino, A”

Alanna from Vancouver, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

The Perfect Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex, I've been home long enough to catch up and reflect on my time on the Camino and wanted to thank you for providing the "perfect experience". Thank you for allowing us to find the "best" of a wonderful place. Aloha, Patty”

Patty from Hawaii, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

It was Definitely a Lifetime Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex, I apologize for taking so long getting back to you about our trip. All I can say is that it was so enjoyable and the people so wonderful that I am thinking of doing it again in a couple of years, once I have convinced a few girlfriends that walking a few hundred kilometers is well worth the effort. I'll write to you when the decision is made. I will try and convince them to walk for about 3 weeks if you can arrange something like that. Thanks again for the wonderful trip..it was definitely a lifetime experience. Regards, Christine”

Christine from Alberta, CANADA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

A Whole Other World Along the Camino

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex, How can we ever begin to thank you for ALL that you did to make this Camino truly fascinating?! Drew and I have been sitting here in auto pilot mode going through all 1,397 pictures! Thank you so much for all your attention to detail, your knowledge of the Camino, and inviting us to meet all of the wonderful people along our journey. The experience has opened us both up to a whole other world along the Camino we're already in talks of our return! Health and happiness to you, Lola and Lucas. Buen Camino! Nicole & Drew”

Nicole & Drew from Connecticut, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

It was Almost Too Good to be True

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex, Not a day has gone by since I returned to Toronto that I haven't thought wistfully of my journey on the Camino. It was almost too good to be true. When I try to describe the beauty of it to my friends, I tear up. I'm trying to preserve the sense of peace and happiness I found while walking. It was such an inspiring experience. Sending my best to the Fresco Family Jason, Ria and Pepe. Your Camino friend, Susan”

Susan from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

Find Myself Daydreaming About the Trail

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex and Jason, How I miss the Camino! I have arrived safely back to my apartment in Brooklyn, said goodbye to my family, and find myself daydreaming about the trail! I understand what you mean now, that it is about the journey, not the destination. You two were both wonderful people and guides for this trip. I missed your presence and help almost immediately. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful experience, and for pairing it with energy, attention and kindness. Galicia and the Camino are both special places, and I hope to return. I hope you are enjoying a good rest and the company of your families! My family will certainly remember this trip as a beloved experience. I look forward to remaining in touch; New York reunion? Spain? There are many possibilities! Thanks again! Best, Lauren”

Lauren from New York, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

Unconditionally Recommending Your Tours

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex You and Jason did a wonderful job of caring for all of us. I can only imagine all the work that went on behind the scenes that guaranteed that our days went smoothly. Both of you guys could have a second career in cooking those lunches that you and Jason prepared were perfect. You are quite a team and your senses of humor really complimented each other. I have memories of laughter in the van after a long day of walking. I'm unconditionally recommending your tours to all my colleagues here who have asked about our trip! Saludos, Susan”

Susan & Family from Connecticut, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2008

 

Will Be Talking About This Trip for a Long Time

Spain-taneous Private Tour, Basque Country

“Hi Alex, I wanted to thank you SOOOOOOO much for the great tour and hike and it was so great to meet you! You were a great host and we all loved the hike and everything you did for us. We will be talking about this trip for a long time! I hope all is going well for you there and I also hope to send you some photos when I get a chance. Take care Alex and thanks again! Bye now. Karen”

Karen from Arizona, USA
Spain-taneous Private Tour, Basque Country, Northern Camino, June 2008

 

It Truly Became Life Changing for Me

Spain-taneous Private Tour, Basque Country

“Alex, I don't know where to begin and how to thank you enough for the amazing experience I had on our Camino. I am still processing it in my head. New things keep popping up as I look at our pictures (several thousand actually hahaha). I look at our trip more as a journey and it truly became life changing for me. I am sure you hear that often. The route, the stunning beauty of Northern Spain, the group of wonderful people, the food, the wine, the culture, the people of Spain it was amazing!! Alex, you did a fantastic job THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I will be back you can count on that :) Sincerely, Charlotte”

Charlotte from USA / DENMARK
Spain-taneous Private Tour, Basque Country, Northern Camino, June 2008

 

An Experience that Will Stay with Me Forever

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hola Alex: I would like to say thank you one more time for such a great tour. It's an experience that will stay with me forever, and who knows maybe you'll see us next year. Daniel and Laura certainly would like to return. Buen Camino and take care. Ana”

Ana & Family from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2008

 

Here's Hoping You Have Many More Buen Caminos

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hello Alex! We would just like to thank you and Jason again for a really lovely Camino. Thank you for looking after us so well, for feeding us so well (especially chocolate biscuits!), for choosing such wonderful places to stay, for sharing your knowledge with us and for being such good company. We have enthused about our trip to various people some think we're slightly mad, some are full of admiration that we walked so far and some are wildly jealous that they haven't had such an experience! We would like to wish you both well for the future and if ever you find yourself in Buckinghamshire just give us a call. Here's hoping you have many more Buen Caminos! Best wishes, Marion and David”

Marion & David from UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2008

 

It Has Truly Impacted My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex and Jason, We just got home from Paris. What great memories. This has been a remarkable experience; it has truly impacted my life. Alex and Jason, I am lost for words for the excellent job you did. The experience becomes greater because of you! You run a magnificent operation. Your professionalism is exceptional. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Alex, give my love to Lucas and Lola. Cariños, Elda”

Elda from Florida, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2008

 

The Trip was Everything I Wanted

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hello Alex, I have wanted to contact you to tell you that the trip was everything I wanted and in some cases exceeded by both you and Jason. It's a bit of an anti-climax being home. Lots of questions, could we have walked for a longer period etc. should we do another one. The food, one of our favourite subjects, was excellent and the accomodations very good, about right for our pilgrimage. We wish you and your family including Lucas every happiness and future success to the company with Jason. With warmest greetings, Victor and Brenda.”

Victor & Brenda from IRELAND
Camino de Santiago Tour, June 2008

 

Thank You for Bringing Us All Together

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hello Alex and Lola: Hope this message finds you both well. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful, wonderful experience I had walking the Camino de Santiago. It is an adventure that Karen and I will always remember! The tour was so well organized and conducted. Alex, you thought of everything to make the trip enjoyable and meaningful for all of us. Thank you also to Richard and Jason for their guiding expertise. I also appreciated the efforts you made to ensure we were all looked after and accommodated. Your ability to connect in such a positive and genuine way with the group made the trip especially enjoyable! I am happy I had the opportunity to meet so many great people, thank you for bringing us all together. This trip was an unforgettable one for me. I hope that you can come to western Canada some day. We would love to show you the Rocky Mountains. Take care, Laurie”

Lauire from Alberta, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2008

 

Camino is a Bonding Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex, Just a quick note to thank you again for the fantastic tour and cultural experience. I had a great time, and have been trying to enlighten some friends and family about the event all day. (between jet lag naps..) Laurie and I also wanted to express our appreciation for Richard and Jason, and hope you will pass on our thanks as you wish from the group contribution. We made some great friendships that may continue into the future. As you said the Camino is a bonding experience. Cheers and see you later, Karen”

Karen from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2008

 

I Loved Being a Pilgrim with Your Team

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Fresco team, A very big thank you for a great walking journey along El Camino de Santiago, the wet weather did not dampen any of this group of walkers' spirits, in fact I think it was a major contribution to a wonderful journey. Fresco's organisation, guides, choice of hotels, lovely food and attention to detail were a joy and I can truly say I loved being a pilgrim with your team. The fact that this group spent a lot of time laughing and supporting each other is a testament to Fresco's hospitality and then also being left alone to walk in silence, Fresco always caught the right mood. I would not hesitate in recommending Fresco to family and friends, nor returning to join Fresco on another walk and doing it all again. Many, many thanks. Jennie”

Jennie from UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2008

 

We Felt Well Taken Care Of

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex, We can't thank you enough for making our trip the best ever. We felt well taken care of. I appreciate your attention to detail and your sense of humor. You, Jason, and Richard should be canonized for your patience. All the best to you and your family. Margy

Thanks Alex, It was one of the best experiences of my life, with many fond memories. I can appreciate why people might want to move to Spain. Art”

Margy & Art from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2008

 

Having Fresco Tours Withdrawals

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex, We had a good time in Barcelona but we were both having Fresco Tours Withdrawals. It just was not the same traveling on our own. Nobody checking in and making sure that our every need was taken care, nobody setting up wonderful meals, nobody asking us how we were doing, nobody to share conversation with, nobody to take our picture or show us interesting details on buildings, nobody to go places with that is so well liked and welcomed everywhere that it made the rest of us feel included also. You really made the trip great for us! We are already talking about going on The Andalucian Affair tour next. Hope you and Jason and your families have been doing well. Thanks again.”

Janet & Jenny from Vermont, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2008

 

Simply Superb in Every way

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex, We can't tell you enough how wonderful this trip was!! It was simply superb in every way but especially the way you looked after us. We loved the gourmet picnics, the way we all became friends together, and we so appreciated all the little extra things you did to make this an unforgettable trip. Thank you so much!! Carol and Bryan.”

Carol & Bryan from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 14, 2007

 

The People in the Group were Just Delightful

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex, what a fantastic trip we had with you. We just want to thank you and Jason for everything you did for us. The people in the group were just delightful. The weather could not of been better not one ounce of rain during the nine days!! Thank you for everything you took great care and interest in all of us.”

Marie-Christine & Philip from UK and MEXICO
Camino de Santiago Tour, October 14, 2007

 

The Members of the Group were Wonderful

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hello Alex, Thank you for everything you and your colleagues did for us during the tour. In addition, the members of the group were wonderful and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed the tour thoroughly and, to my satisfaction and to Tomonori's disappointment, we actually gained weight during the tour. I am planning to walk the entire French way starting the end of April next year. I appreciate it very much if you could give me any advice about the walk. I hope you and Lola will have a wonderful time in the States. Best regards, Shig and Tomonori”

Shig & Tomonori from JAPAN
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 30, 2007

 

I'm Full of Wonderful Memories

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex, Home again, I feel so refreshed from having been away and I'm full of wonderful memories of the walking, the people, the food, the whole experience! You are the best! From the beginning when you reunited us with our lost luggage, you paid attention to every detail: everybody's food and drink preferences and any needs they might have, even the need to know baseball scores back home! You always went the extra mile to make this trip terrific and did it with a smile that made it seem to be your pleasure. I can speak for both Bill and me to say it was our pleasure to travel with you. Buen Camino, Marilynn

This was really an excellent trip. Not only did you do a great job, but Jose and Jason were also great. I really enjoyed talking with Jason, he's a real find. I expect well see you again within the next few years; I'm interested in your southern Spain trip. Hasta luego, Bill””

Marilynn & Bill from New Hampshire, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 30, 2007

 

Thank You for Being You

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex This has been an absolutely incredible journey thanks to you, your careful planning and selection of places to stay, number of steps to take each day, wonderful food, terrific selection of assistant guides. You even managed to ensure great weather for our time together! Mostly, though, I want to thank you for being you. You are so genuine in your interest in your clients and in your interactions before and during the pilgrimage. You made this such a fun, relaxing, and yet meaningful experience. Im so glad we found Fresco Tour and made the investment to journey with you. It was worth every cent! God bless you! Kathy”

Kathy from Texas, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 30, 2007

 

Lovely Memories with Me for the Rest of My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex, A week ago our beautiful and amazing journey to Santiago concluded, but I carry the rich meaning of it and the lovely memories with me for the rest of my life. I wish you all the very best. Thank you for an incredible journey along the Camino and the great care you've shown for us! Susan”

Susan from Washington, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 30, 2007

 

A Gourmet Meal of a Trip

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers: Madrid, Basque Country, Barcelona

“A luscious dish expertly prepared and served... Thank you Alex for all your help, smoothly arranging every detail. Convey my thanks to Richard and Eric for their much appreciated efforts. You prepared a gourmet meal of a trip for me. And I want more. Muchas Gracias. Barbara”

Barbara from Pennsylvania, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, Madrid, Basque Country, Barcelona, September 2007

 

I'm Trying to Hold Onto the Experiences

Spain-taneous Andalucia Tour Customers

“Alex, Margaret and I arrived back in Australia Saturday and I went back to work Monday so its been a bit hectic. I'm trying to hold onto the experiences of the walk! (which I will treasure for ever). It must be difficult to get the balance between support, safety and ensuring customers have a good time and being too pushy and detracting from the experience. Interesting as I spoke to different people in our group, we all agreed that a tour that was too controlling would not have appealed. I think you got it about right! The guides were terrific, couldnt imagine any better, food and accommodations were great and well above my expectations. You seem to have captured the perfect balance of professionalism which made it all run smoothly and gave me complete confidence whilst still being friendly and personable. I would recommend Fresco tours without hesitation. In fact I met a couple of Aussies in Granada and I gave them your details as I think the trip would really suit them and they were very interested. Hope all is well with you and yours. Please give my regards to Jason and Riccardo if you see them. Cheers, Donna”

Donna from Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2, 2007

 

A Great Chance to See a Beautiful Part of Spain

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“How does one imagine a 150 kilometer walking trip to Santiago de Compostela? It would be difficult to match up with the reality of our recent walk with Fresco Tours on the Camino. Three happy, helpful men made sure we would never get lost, always have a delicious lunch and be picked up and swished off to a heavenly place to spend the night. Were it not for the genuine care they took with us, the walk would have been just a long arduous trek. Alex, Ricardo and Jason, thank you for all the effort you took to make sure our trip was just right. It was indeed a great chance to see a beautiful part of Spain, meet fellow pilgrims and ponder with each step the history and meaning of the Camino! Ted

It will be hard to forget our time of pilgrimage with you! Our friends politely listen as we rave about all aspects specific people, places, and of course food. Alex I would love to have some recipes from your fabulous lunches. I considered them unforgettable but it seems that I have, indeed, forgotten. So recipes would be very appreciated. This does feel like a once in a lifetime experience, but I feel sure that we will be able to relive this time when our friends join you in the future. Fresco Tours is the best!!! Much thanks, Joan”

Joan & Ted from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2, 2007

 

Love & Care

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex. I've been home almost two weeks now but I'm still on the Camino. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience. Everything was just so perfect that I'm lost for words. There are only two that spring to mind: Love & Care. You love what you're doing and you care and take care of everyone. You, Ricardo and Jason make a great team. I had great fun, or as we say in Ireland great craic. A big thanks to the group as well, it was a joy spending time with them. I wish you everything that's good in life, you're a angel on legs. Love, Bernadette”

Bernadette from Ireland / Norway
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2, 2007

 

One of the Most Special Experiences of My Life

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex, The tour was absolutely amazing so much more than just a vacation on so many levels. Yes, the countryside and the people were beautiful and the food and accommodations far surpassed our expectations, but more importantly, we feel like all of the people we traveled with are our family. You and Richard and Jason took such very good care of us every step of the way. I believe you are the angels people talk about meeting on the Camino especially when I saw how you offered food and water to so many of the pilgrims on the trail and even referred to them by name throughout the week. Thank you so much for one of the most special experiences of my life. Bob and I will definitely return to Spain. In fact, if any of our group books a future trip, let us know and well join that one for sure. Take care until we meet again, Betty”

Betty & Bob from Maryland, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2, 2007

 

Thanks for a Wonderful Time

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Anne and I had a great time on the trip. It was obviously well planned out and everything went so well. The scenery was beautiful and everywhere we went, the people were nice and worked with our lack of language skills. I liked the combination of free time to explore on our walks, yet also having time to talk with the guides about aspects of the Camino. We also had a good group of people that made it fun. We also enjoyed the meals that gave us a real flavor for the areas. Thanks again for a great vacation. Scott

Hi Alex, We both felt that the tour was great. A feeling that you were being looked after while at the same time able to do things on your own. Jason and Ricardo were great. You all are prefect for your jobs but you could feel that it was really sincere. You all are just incredibly nice, knowledgeable and fun people. I just cant say enough and will certainly recommend Fresco Tours. Thanks so much, Anne”

Scott & Anne from Maryland, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2, 2007

 

Each and Every Step was Awesome

“Alex, I have just arrived home from our trip to Spain. I cannot Thank you enough for an incredible trip. Each and every step was awesome our accommodations were top rate and I am left with an awesome sense of awe! Thank you for your help and all the arrangements you made to make this an awesome experience for my mother and me. Sincerely, Andrew”

Andrew & Lynne from Tennessee, USA
Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2007

 

A Warm, Professional Tour

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Lola & Alex, Muchas gracias!!! Thank you so much!! Your hospitality, kindness and care were exemplary! It was my pleasure to be part of such a warm, professional tour as yours! I've learned a lot from both of you and from this wonderful road to Santiago. May folks continue to find Fresco Tours where they are sure to have a buen camino! All the best to both of you and the growth of your company! Hasta luego and thank you so much! Love to you both, Dolores”

Dolores from Nova Scotia, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May/June 2007

 

Thanks for a Wonderful Time

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex and Lola, Thanks for a wonderful time and fantastic memories. Everything has been perfect. We have appreciated your genuine care for each of us, your enthusiasm for all that is Galician and the Camino, the exceptional food and accommodations, and we have certainly enjoyed getting to know in a very special way both of you. We wish you joy in life and with each other, as well as success in your life's endeavors. Your special gifts are the ability to care for people and share your enthusiasm for what you do. Continue to keep those qualities as the core of what you do! With love, Janet & Harvey”

Janet & Harvey from Michigan, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May/June 2007

 

Thank You for Your Attention

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex & Lola, Thank you for your attention to all the little details and your thoughtfulness. It has made our pilgrimage a trip to remember. Barbara & Pierce”

Barbara & Pierce from AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May/June 2007

 

What a Fabulous Trip You Put Together

Spain-taneous Andalucia Custom Tour Customers

“MUCHAS GRACIAS!
An unbelievable time! You are terrific! Sue
Muchas gracias for many wonderful memories. What a fabulous trip you put together for us chicas. Thank you for all of your planning. Keep us posted and hope to see you next year for the Spain part 2 trip. Joanne
What an awesome time. Thanks so very much. Until next year. Celane
You are the best! Thanks so much. Juliet
What a fabulous trip! We will be back. XO - Dee
Many thanks for a wonderful Spanish experience XXOO, Bridget”

“Las Chicas” from Virginia, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, Andalucia, May 2007

 

We All Meet People in Life for a Reason

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex and Lola, I want to thank you both for making my “el Camino” such a fantastic experience. Alex it was everything and more that I could have hoped for and then the added bonus of having such great traveling companions. They say we all meet people in life for a reason..I just hope that we are all meant to meet up again. Thank you for all the effort you put into our journey to make it just a spiritual time, and not to have to worry about all the practical things in life that usually take up so much time. I would like you to thank the people we stayed with also particularly Aurora and Marisol.that place will always be special. Gracias gracias. Gaye”

Gaye from NEW ZEALAND
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2007

 

A Fantastic Experience for Me

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hola Alex & Lola, Thank you so much again for leading such a great tour. It truly was a fantastic experience for me: the walking, scenery, food, accommodations, and of course, the company all made for an unforgettable trip. Best wishes, Joan”

Joan from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2007

 

A Wonderful, Wonderful Time

Lynn & Grahame from SCOTLAND

“Dear Alex and Lola, Thank you both again for a wonderful, wonderful time. We loved the group, the food, the walking, the stop overs, just everything, and last but certainly not least we loved you both. We had a great journey home and the hotels you recommended were excellent . We even managed to fit a morning on the beach before we caught the ferry. Many thanks again to you both for making our time with you so very memorable and so very enjoyable. With much love, Lynn & Grahame”

Lynn & Grahame from SCOTLAND
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2007

 

Even Better Than I Expected

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex and Lola, Phil and I had a good trip home after a couple of extra days in Santiago, what a great city! We managed to attend vespers on a couple of occasions, but tried to keep a sense of balance and visited most of the bars! It was a bit of an anti climax after the Camino although we really did miss you and Lola and the rest of the team after the great time that we had spent together on the trail. I had looked forward to the Camino for a long time but the experience was even better than I expected. We were both very impressed with the superb Fresco organization and attention to detail, before, during and after the trip. I will keep in touch, but in the meantime thanks again for a great holiday,it was an incredible experience! Best wishes to all, Wal”

Wal from UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2007

 

Spain Just Pushed Italy to #2

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex & Lola, I arrived home last night after the most wonderful three weeks in Spain. I loved the Camino and you plus Ricardo are the best tour guides. This morning over breakfast two women wanted to know about Fresco Tours, so I have started my promotion for you. Thank you for everything you did, especially taking care of the blister which I can say is now all recovered. I think Spain just pushed Italy to #2 on my list. Now my husband wants to come to Spain and do some hiking. Maybe 10 miles a day (ha ha). Take care and have a wonderful next walk on the Camino. Love, Anita”

Anita from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2007

 

A Feast in Every Way

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Thanks for a remarkable tour! We are very impressed with your attention to detail. Our every need was met, even anticipated most of the time. The maps and literature were extremely helpful. And the food none was ever better or presented so well a feast in every way. Fresco Tours is a class act. We wish you a long and successful career. All the best, Martha”

Martha & David from North Carolina, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

Love and Attention to Every Detail

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hola All, I am now back in HK and still marveling at the superb Camino experience which far exceeded my expectations in terms of the excellence of arrangements, harmony of the group and the weather! I was also personally delighted to share my birthday with everyone and to receive the lovely Camino earrings and the super-rich chocolate cake! I am now lbs. heavier but oh so happy that it was gained so pleasurably (even though I walked very fast so as to burn off the calories!). It was a memorable trip and certainly the best organized (with love and attention to every detail) that Ive ever been on. Fresco Tours deserves every success and I have no hesitation in recommending it to friends around the world. Happy to be a tour guide for anyone who visits Hong Kong (October/November are the nicest months). Fondest regards, Janet”

Janet from HONG KONG
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

Thanks for Your Excellent Company

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Lola & Alex, You gave us the very best tour ever all the best and thanks for your excellent company Svend”

Svend & Hjordis from DENMARK
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

The Tour was First-Class

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex, Lola and Richard, Thank you all so much for such a wonderful trip. We were so well looked after pampered like children and fed like royalty. The organisation of the tour was first-class, nothing was left to chance. We were indeed privileged pilgrims. My embarrassment at coming in last at every stage of the way has faded now and only happy memories of great companionship and shared meals come to mind. Regards, Catherine”

Catherine from UK
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

You Are a Great Combination

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex & Lola, Just a short note to say thank you both again for such a superb tour. I have led tours overseas & appreciate how difficult it can be. Everyone in the group remarked on how every little detail was attended to right from the first contact. Since I have been back I am telling everyone that it is the best holiday I have ever been on. I have 2 groups of friends already wanting to do it next year. I wish you all the best in your business. You are a great combination & I am sure you will do well, I look forward to joining you again on another tour in the near future. Susanne”

Susanne from HONG KONG
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

A Professional Tour Arrangement

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hola to all of you, First of all thank you to Alex, Lola and Ricardo for a fantastic trip. It was without a doubt the most professional tour arrangement I have ever experienced! In fact I have recommended Fresco Tours to all my friends. It is amazing that a group of 11 people, coming from very different places and backgrounds could become such a united and well-functioning entity in such a short time. You were a fantastic group to be with. Personally I have not been able to do much work since I got back, my thoughts are still in Galicia, and I wish I could go back. Best wishes, Solveig”

Solveig from NORWAY
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

I Am Still Glowing With Joy

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Dear Alex & Lola, Just a quick word to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful holiday you gave me. I am still glowing with joy. Margarina was fantastic. I took her advice and visited the museum and the other church behind the seminary etc. It was all marvelous. Keep well and best wishes to you both. Love, Julie ”

Julie from AUSTRALIA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

The Best Trip We Have Ever Been On

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex and Lola, Thank you both for doing a really great job organizing and helping Judy and I and the entire group successfully complete "el Camino". That may have been the best trip we have ever been on! Absolutely great and full of surprises .... One of the best being arriba / abajo etc etc!! Hope we can do something like that again maybe in the south. All the best. Hasta pronto, Gordon ”

Judy & Gordon from Ontario, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

It Was Amazingly Beautiful

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex and Lola, Thank you again so much for the fantastic tour and trip... it was amazingly beautiful, and your taking care of us all was even better! We were quite pampered, and today we felt it more than ever, given that we were on our own and kept looking for our mother ducks... being the ducklings we have become! Judy and I are missing you two and everyone else already... Thank you once again, and best of luck on your next tour, Nancy”

Nancy from Calgary, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

What a Trip That Was!

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex & Lola, I am very sad to be home but very glad to have all the great memories that you guys have given me - thank you - thank you! What a trip that was! I am so excited that you will help me put together the trip for my birthday next year and as I already told you - I am very confident to let you do all the planning. I will never be able to thank you guys enough for doing everything you did for us on the trip but I hope that you will come and visit me here in Scottsdale one day so that I can look after you and maybe take you to the Grand Canyon. I hope you have a good time the next two weeks and will be in contact with you soon again. Take care, Dorthe ”

Dorthe from DENMARK / USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

You Have Been Attentive, Courteous and Helpful

Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“A huge thank you Alex for your encouragement with this holiday, which was a great success. From my first email you have been attentive, courteous and helpful in meeting all I asked for. The Parador stay at the end was the most wonderful place to celebrate my 60th birthday with my family. I hope you have enjoyed your most recent walking. With best wishes, Wendy”

Wendy & Family from UK
Spain-taneous Custom Camino de Santiago Tour, April 2007

 

The Best Vacation That I Have Ever Had

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“HI Alex, I want to thank both you and Lola for the best vacation that I have ever had! I will be sure to recommend your company and will let Griffin know what a good time both Kristen and I had. Thanks again to you and Lola. Saludos, Noreen ”

Noreen & Kristen from Connecticut, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, April 2007

 

Hope To Travel Again With You

Andalucian Affair Tour Customers

“Dear Lola & Alex, your trip has been the perfect combination of walking, and the culture and history of Andaluca, Spain! Muchas gracias for the many times you took my arm to help me over the rocks on the trail and walks we traveled. I wish you continued success in the future. Hope to travel again with you! Much love, Elaine”

Elaine from California, USA
Andalucian Affair Tour, March 2007

 

I'll Be Back To Spain Soon

Andalucian Affair Tour Customers

“Alex, Charles and I are home now and I just wanted to say "thank you" again for the wonderful tour of Andaluca. The tour, the activities and the pechuga de pollo empanada were WONDERFUL! Your and Lola's personal attention to detail was without question and I know future clients will be just as pleased. The hiking was exceptional and I liked the "relatively flat" terrain. I will keep my plans to do the full Camino before 11-11-09 and let you know how I plan to do it. In the meantime, I need to go take a nap! Take care and I'll be back to Spain soon.”

Belle & Charles from California, USA
Andalucian Affair Tour, March 2007

 

We Really Had a Blast

“Alex& Lola, Just a quick thanks on the wonderful trip. We really had a blast. Hopefully we will catch you two next time. XXX B”

Bonnie from California, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, November 2006

 

A New Friendship

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Thank you for an experience that has exceeded all of our expectations. Your dedication, your enthusiasm, your attention to every detail bears the marks of the highest professionalism, love, and devotion to your job. We wish you all the best - and we know it's going to be the very best - for your future! We will take with us a sense of satisfaction and a new friendship!”

Tarja & Friends from FINLAND
Camino de Santiago Tour, September / October 2006

 

An Experience of a Lifetime

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“We can't stop thinking about our trip with you two wonderful people and the Fab Five. You provided an experience of a lifetime!!! Your meticulous planning and execution, along with your spiritual encouragement, resulted in a very fulfilling and enriching time for Lyn and me!! I can't imagine a better time. We hope all is well, that you are both busy and you'll stay in touch when you're not busy. You are welcome at our home in Wyoming anytime!!!”

George & Lyn from Wyoming, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, September 2006

 

We Were Thrilled with the Itinerary

“Alas, we are home after a wonderful trip to Spain. We were thrilled with the itinerary. Laguardia was great, did a winery tour and a good bike ride. Pamplona was our least favorite city but it didn't dampen our experience. Alex, we greatly appreciate your professional services regarding the trip. We can't thank you enough. I look forward to sending my friends and family your way. Wish you did trips Peru and the Galapagos, our next adventure. Gracias por todo.”

Terry & Jeff from California, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, August 2006

 

Santiago Really is a Very Magical Place

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Our last day in Santiago was wonderful. Santiago really is a very magical place. I certainly loved our tour and will recommend it to all. We had a wonderful time and will hold our memories dearly. Thank you again and good luck for 2007 and beyond. Please keep in touch! I can't wait to return to Spain, maybe next time we'll go to Bilbao. If you are ever in San Francisco, please give us a call we'd love to see you and show you around.”

Vicky & Anthony from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, August 2006

 

It was an Incredible Experience

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“We hope that you arrived home safely. It was an unforgettable week for us. Thank you very much for the kindness and endearment you showed us along the Camino de Santiago. It was an incredible experience! We really enjoyed the knowledgeable Margarina and afterwards we went to the pilgrims' mass at noon. We just returned from listening to vespers (thanks Alex for the tip) and it has been a relaxing day. Thanks again!”

Isabel & Makena from Virginia, USA and PERU
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2006

 

The Camino Far Exceeded My Hopes

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Alex and Lola, thank you both for the great photos and my beautiful sea shell, which I wear with earned distinction as a veteran peregrina. My experience with the Camino far exceeded my hopes and expectations, made all the better by Fresco Tours' thoughtful arrangements - thank you both again. I have recommended Fresco Tours to my family and friends. I really do hope to do this again, from Burgos next time, if not the French border! Ciao for now!”

Nancy from California, USA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2006

 

I Wish the UK was As Sunny as Spain

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Hi Alex / Lola, I wish the UK was as sunny as Spain!! Just want to once again thank you both for an amazing experience. As I said, it would not have been quite the experience if the hosts were not who they were! For me, just having the security of knowing everything was taken care of made it so easy. Anyway, will keep in touch and we definitely will cross paths again. Lots of love to you both!”

Lynn from UK / BERMUDA
Camino de Santiago Tour, July 2006

 

You Made Our Trip a Tremendous Success

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“My entire family had a wonderful time with you (Alex and Lola) in the south of Spain. From the itinerary suggestions to the fluent translations, to the can-do attitude of accommodating us in every way, to the very enjoyable friendship and conversation, you made our trip a tremendous success. We will recommend you highly to any friends traveling to Spain and will look forward to having you with us on any future trips. Come visit us in North Palm Beach!”

Chris & Family from Florida, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, June 2006

 

Had an Absolutely Amazing Time

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

“Thanks so much for all your ideas on what to see in Bilbao. We went to most of the shopping areas, including the old city, which was very enjoyable. Bilbao is a beautiful city, one that left us wishing we had spent more time there instead of Paris.

Thanks, also, for the all the fun conversation while we walked the Camino; I had an absolutely amazing time, I won't be forgetting it or adjusting completely back to normal life for a long time. Good luck on the rest of your tours this summer!”

Bill, Greta & Eme from Calgary, CANADA
Camino de Santiago Tour, May 2006

 

There’s No Way I Could Have Found Those Places

“You put together an EXCELLENT trip for us and I will HIGHLY recommend your services. There is no way I could have found those places to stay. Molly has always been able to construct excellent sentences in Spanish, but people thought she was a lot more fluent than she was and would talk really fast! She learned a lot, but we were both exhausted when we returned...more later, you did a great job...Thanks”

Art & Molly from New Hampshire, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, March 2006

 

Our Trip to Spain was Perfect

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“Just want to tell you that our trip to Spain was perfect. The route was perfectly planned, and the arrangements for accommodation, transportation and meals at restaurants were also perfect. The hotels you arranged for us were just what we wanted in terms of proximity to old towns and prices. The dinner at Arzark in San Sebastian was a real experience. Your list of recommended restaurants in each city was very helpful. Thanks so much for all your help!”

Margaret, Jerry & Family from Washington, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, October 2005

 

Every Detail was Attended To

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“Hola buenas dias! We cannot thank you enough for your meticulous planning. Every detail was attended to and directed to our comfort and pleasure. The guides were wonderful and fun to be with, the transports were great and the hotels were charming. My head and heart are filled with the memories of a glorious holiday and our gratitude to you for making it all happen easily, effortlessly and with perfection.”

Francine & Jerry from Ohio, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, August 2005

 

Your Efforts Worked Seamlessly

“We had a glorious time! All of your efforts worked seamlessly, and we were delighted. From hotel choices, to selection of restaurants and transfers, all was wonderful. We made all connections and very, very much enjoyed. I think that you will have us back in Spain some day soon. Thanks again for everything.”

Pamela, Jim & Children from Connecticut, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, April 2005

 

Everyone In Our Family Enjoyed It

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“We truly enjoyed our Basque country tour in Spain, thanks for arranging the itinerary for us. It was very relaxing and friendly atmosphere in Spain, even though we covered many cities, I still felt we had the leisure to pace ourselves and enjoy the sceneries and food. We'd like to thank you again for everything. It was such a successful trip and everyone in our family enjoyed it.”

GH & Family from California, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, March 2005

 

You Were Excellent

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“This was sooo great!!!! Thank you. You have done a wonderful job - especially in light of how many times we switched our minds about things. As our guide, you (Alex) were terrific. If any parents ever request information regarding a guide, you were excellent. We appreciate your kindness and courtesy to everyone with whom we came in contact. Just want you to know how very much we enjoyed our trip with you.”

Holly, Kevin & Children from Georgia, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, Dec 2004

 

A Delightful Adventure

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

“We want to thank you again for your assistance in making our trip a delightful adventure. What we will remember is the wonderful guides, comfortable hotels and delightful sights. We could not have asked for better guides and hotels. You made everything work very well. Thanks again Alex and if you ever want to tour Iowa just let us know - we'll take care of everything!!!”

Bob & Mary from Iowa, USA
Spain-taneous Custom Tour, Dec 2004

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