Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 경륜왕 ▶ 홈피:≫zkk47.com≪
  2. 2 카지노생중계╱““【 HO99。ZE。AM 】““╱❣시간카지노
  3. 3 베트남로얄카지노ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ외환거래법【스포츠토토추천】
  4. 4 카지노동호회ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ개인외환거래【라이브스코어펌벳】
  5. 5 합법카지노ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ온라인외환거래【라이브스코어7M】
  6. 6 국내카지노ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ외환거래의종류【라이브스코어365】
  7. 7 to get to the Rijks Museum from Schiphol - bus or train
  8. 8 내국인카지노ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ재무설계상담【안전한놀이터추천】
  9. 9 골든게이트카지노ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ카지노블랙잭【스포츠토토분석】
  10. 10 카지노생중계╱““【 HO99。ZE。AM 】““╱❅시간카지노
  11. 11 비비카지노╱✧「( GRAY26.TK )」✧╱슈퍼카지노谷비비카지노
  12. 12 인천공항카지노ஐ(ஐ>VOT7。COM<ஐ)ஐ개인재무설계【토토분석】
  13. 13 경륜예상 ※연결 :≫zkk47.com≪
  14. 14 포커머니상 =접_속:【"ttx983.com"】추천인:지퍼
  15. 15 스타카지노╱☢「( GRAY26.TK )」☢╱슈퍼카지노谷스타카지노
  16. 16 Istria and northern Croatia OR Calabria and Sicily
  17. 17 경마 ◐ 도메인 :≫zkk47.com≪
  18. 18 인천카지노≪§》VOT7。COM《§≫재무설계비용【세부카지노】
  19. 19 제주카지노≪§》VOT7。COM《§≫에이스골프회원권【빅브라더카지노】
  20. 20 제주도카지노≪§》VOT7。COM《§≫동아회원권거래소【티카지노T】
  21. 21 Barcelona plus Montserrat plus Costa Brava plus San Sebastian in 9 days?
  22. 22 넷마블바둑이 =주소:〈"ttx983.com"〉추천인:지퍼
  23. 23 워커힐카지노≪§》VOT7。COM《§≫삼성회원권거래소【로얄카지노】
  24. 24 카지노호텔≪§》VOT7。COM《§≫아파트직거래【럭스카지노】
  25. 25 카지노정보≪§》VOT7。COM《§≫아파트매매【해외카지노】
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Amazing Spain & Portugal with Insight Vacations

Jump to last reply

Just returned from a 10 day tour of Spain and Portugal with Insight Vacations. I actually booked the tour through Grand European Tours which I tapped into through the AARP site. Apparently Insight is a "sister company".

I am an older lady; I've never left North America before; and I traveled alone.

Our tour members were wonderful (there were 39 of us). The tour director (Anita) was excellent and very knowledgeable. Our bus driver (Eugenio) was also excellent.

For my first international adventure I liked the length of the tour. I would recommend this tour and I would recommend Insight Vacations; I would travel with them again; I felt safe and cared for throughout the trip.

It's true that you cover a lot of territory and living out of a suitcase takes a bit of getting used to. I got tired of the early calls but they are worth it to see everything that is included. Our hotels were good and wonderfully located. I got a good night's sleep every night because the beds and pillows were excellent. Sleeping on the bus was not an option for me nor was it necessary.

Portugal was a wonderful surprise for me. I loved it and want to go back. I took an optional tour to Cascais and Sintra (where we toured the palace) that I wouldn't have missed for anything. Lisbon sports a great outdoor café on the plaza downtown where the scenery is wonderful and the beers are even better! The Portuguese are very proud that many of them speak English and the food and wines were exceptional. Another option in Lisbon was the Fado Evening. Not to be missed! The venue was wonderful, the food and wines were delicious, and the show was outstanding!

Spain was my featured destination. I was not disappointed. Toledo was amazing with its beautiful damascene (sp?) jewelry and the El Greco masterpiece. The Tagus River flows past Toledo. This is THE river that empties into the Atlantic at Lisbon. What a great trip detail! I also loved the optional tour to Córdoba. It was like being in a postcard with the whitewashed walls and colorful geraniums everywhere. We toured the Mezquita. Breathtaking! Another tour member and I had lunch at a beautifully tiled restaurant there called "Bar Restaurante Federacion de Peñas". I ordered from the Menu del Dia and was delighted with my meal. There is nothing about Spain that I didn't love (hundreds of miles of olive groves, vineyards, and shepherds with their dogs and sheep) but I have to mention Avila - truly a step way back in time - as a standout for me. In Sevilla, if you stay in the neighborhood, walk down Via Alcala to a little wifi (pronounced weefee in Spain) bar named Lemón. Order "un vaso de vinto tinto - Rioja" and email all your friends while sipping your wine. I was the only tourist in there and was treated very well. In Madrid I skipped the Prado (I'll go there next time) and went instead to the Reina Sofia art museum to see Picasso's "Guernica". What an unforgettable moment! What an unforgettable building! I could go on and on citing favorites but there's more to mention before I run out of space and risk boring you.

Every morning we had the most sumptuous and wonderful buffet breakfasts at our hotels: fresh fruits, meats, scrambled eggs, waffles, yogurt, juices, cereals, breads and - BEST OF ALL - Café con Leche. Would I travel with Insight again? You bet! I'd even take this same tour again. Salud and Happy Travels!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement