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Camino de Santiago Tour

Superb In Your Quality of Service

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

I Enjoyed Every Day of It

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

It was Hard to Say Goodbye

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Wonderful Planning and Wonderful Guides

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 Pepe’s 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 Marcelo’s 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

A Great Sense of Achievement

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

Basque in the Glory Tour

Very Elegant Companions

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Everything was Flawless and First-Rate

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; it’s 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Your Organizational Skills Make It All Look Easy

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

You and Your Guides Took Very Good Care of Us

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Celebrating with My Camino Family

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Just Keep Doing What You're Doing

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

A Special and Meaningful Experience

Alex—As we received your email, Andrea and I were editing our thousands of images to a slide show for our friends—what 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 aspects—food, 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Food, Hotels and Guides were Perfect

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

You Made a Superb Team

Dear Alex, Jason and Mayte—Cathie 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

You Run a First Class Operation

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 ringing—the 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 press—you 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

The Hardest, Yet Most Fulfilling Experiences

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

You Deserve Full Marks In Every Category

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Thank You for the Magic

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

I Miss Everyone in Our Group

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

My Expectations were Surpassed Greatly

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

The Picnics Especially Were My Favorite Part

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Will Treasure Sore Feet and All

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

Your Way is the Way to Go

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Wonderful Experience, Great Guides and Food

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

I Have Memories to Last a Lifetime

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

It was a 10 Star Experience

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

So Pleased that We Chose Fresco Tours

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

It was a 5 Star Camino

Dear Alex, Thank you for all your help and kindness. It was a 5 star Camino. I don’t 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Going to Stay with Me for a Long Time

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Could Not Have Been More Fulfilling or Fun

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 Jason—as our guides—we 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 you’re 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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Inspirational, Strenuous, Fascinating

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Thank You Putting Together Such a Wonderful Trip

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

Loved Being with the Group

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

Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour

Will Stay In Our Heart and Soul Forever

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

We Walked the Journey of a Lifetime

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


Camino de Santiago Tour

An Unforgettable Tour and Terrific Memories

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Talking Non-Stop About My Camino Days

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

On the Camino with a Great Bunch of People

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

Camino de Santiago Tour

It was, Indeed, Magical... Transformative

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. I’m not nearly as knowledgeable about art and architecture as our Fresco team, but I’m 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The Perfect Experience

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

It was Definitely a Lifetime Experience

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A Whole Other World Along the Camino

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

It was Almost Too Good to be True

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Find Myself Daydreaming About the Trail

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Unconditionally Recommending Your Tours

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour, Basque Country

Will Be Talking About This Trip for a Long Time

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour, Basque Country

It Truly Became Life Changing for Me

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

An Experience that Will Stay with Me Forever

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Here's Hoping You Have Many More Buen Caminos

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

It Has Truly Impacted My Life

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The Trip was Everything I Wanted

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Thank You for Bringing Us All Together

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 de Santiago Tour Customers

Camino is a Bonding Experience

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

I Loved Being a Pilgrim with Your Team

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

We Felt Well Taken Care Of

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Having Fresco Tours Withdrawals

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Simply Superb in Every way

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The People in the Group were Just Delightful

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The Members of the Group were Wonderful

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

I'm Full of Wonderful Memories

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 we’ll 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Thank You for Being You

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. I’m 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Lovely Memories with Me for the Rest of My Life

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

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

A Gourmet Meal of a Trip

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

Spain-taneous Andalucia Tour Customers

I'm Trying to Hold Onto the Experiences

Alex, Margaret and I arrived back in Australia Saturday and I went back to work Monday so it’s 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, couldn’t 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A Great Chance to See a Beautiful Part of Spain

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Love & Care

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

One of the Most Special Experiences of My Life

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 we’ll join that one for sure. Take care until we meet again, Betty

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Thanks for a Wonderful Time

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 can’t 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A Warm, Professional Tour

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Thanks for a Wonderful Time

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Thank You for Your Attention

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

Spain-taneous Andalucia Custom Tour Customers

What a Fabulous Trip You Put Together

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

We All Meet People in Life for a Reason

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A Fantastic Experience for Me

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

Lynn & Grahame from SCOTLAND

A Wonderful, Wonderful Time

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Even Better Than I Expected

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Spain Just Pushed Italy to #2

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A Feast in Every Way

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Love and Attention to Every Detail

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 I’ve 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Thanks for Your Excellent Company

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The Tour was First-Class

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

You Are a Great Combination

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A Professional Tour Arrangement

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

I Am Still Glowing With Joy

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The Best Trip We Have Ever Been On

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

It Was Amazingly Beautiful

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

What a Trip That Was!

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

Spain-taneous Private Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

You Have Been Attentive, Courteous and Helpful

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

The Best Vacation That I Have Ever Had

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

Andalucian Affair Tour Customers

Hope To Travel Again With You

Dear Lola & Alex, your trip has been the perfect combination of walking, and the culture and history of Andalucía, 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

Andalucian Affair Tour Customers

I'll Be Back To Spain Soon

Alex, Charles and I are home now and I just wanted to say "thank you" again for the wonderful tour of Andalucía. 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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

A New Friendship

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

An Experience of a Lifetime

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Santiago Really is a Very Magical Place

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

It was an Incredible Experience

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

The Camino Far Exceeded My Hopes

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

I Wish the UK was As Sunny as Spain

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

You Made Our Trip a Tremendous Success

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

Camino de Santiago Tour Customers

Had an Absolutely Amazing Time

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

Our Trip to Spain was Perfect

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

Every Detail was Attended To

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

Everyone In Our Family Enjoyed It

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

You Were Excellent

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

Spain-taneous Private Tour Customers

A Delightful Adventure

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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