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“What matters is the Journey”
Review of Fresco Tours

Fresco Tours
Ranked #8 of 50 Tours in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visiting the Basque Country? Looking to walk the Camino de Santiago? Spend an afternoon or day with us and, we'll show you our neighborhood! We've got lots of things to share with you - from breath taking coastal walks leading into San Sebastian, to the world acclaimed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and fabulous vinos of La Rioja wine region!
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The Camino, the Way, the Journey, what truly matters is not getting to Santiago but the journey there. The experience is a personal one, time to reflect, time to soul search, time to find your own way. Fresco tours took care of all the details and enabled me to enjoy my journey. Our guys Jason and Alis were fabulous. It was also great to share some time with Alex and Sandra. I would highly recommend this group to anyone entertaining the thought of doing the Camino

Date of experience: July 2017
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Thank Fernando F
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Alex C, Owner at Fresco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Hola Fernando!

It was great fun meeting you in Leon and having dinner together. I'll always remember your story about "I appologize" :)

On a more serious note, muchas gracias for the kind words. Jason and Alís do a wonderful job of caring for you without hovering / respecting your space on the trail while making sure your needs are taken care of. A delicate balance that they do so well!

Keep us posted on your next trip to Spain to visit family and friends - we'd love to see you again!

Abrazos,

Alex

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Fresco Tours is incredibly organized and delivers high-quality service at every moment. Accommodations, meals and local insights made this one of our favorite vacations ever. Of course the actual hike/experience is magical.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Alissa J, Guest Relations Manager at Fresco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear DaveDNA,

Thank you for your feedback - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time on the Camino Portugues!

We enjoy going the extra mile if possible, for example with early morning coffee. :) Glad you liked the meals, especially when you can have gourmet picnics for lunch and lovely dinners at some of your accommodations in the evenings!

We hope you'll continue walking and enjoy the magic on your own Camino!

Kind regards,

Alissa

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Everything about the trip was spot on and perfect. We appreciated all the time and effort that went into this trip by Fresco to make it so memorable.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Alex C, Owner at Fresco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Hola Beth P,

It was great to meet you in Leon and I am glad to hear that everything went well on the Camino! We hope to see you back on the trail - if we can be of any assistance, please let me know. Hope the school year has started off well!

Saludos,

Alex

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip! This tour company really knows how to put together a wonderful package of great food, great hotels, and great care of their guests. One of our group had a medical emergency, ambulance and hospital stay (not related to the walk) and they took family members back and forth to the hospital, translated, and were a great comfort ! All the time flawlessly seeing that our group was uninterrupted in our trek to Santiago.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RitafromKansas
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Alissa J, Guest Relations Manager at Fresco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Dear RitafromKansas,

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Camino! One of the perks of having two guides and a driver supporting you along the trail on our guided tours, is that if unexpected situations arise, as was the case on your tour, you can continue on while someone is taking care of those who need special attention.

The important thing is that everything turned out OK, and you were all able to reach Santiago together!

I look forward to hearing more about your Camino experience, and thank you for choosing Fresco Tours! Be well and hasta pronto!

Kind regards,

Alissa

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

As a single woman I journeyed to Leon Spain alone, with some fear about what I was getting myself into. Once I met up with my Fresco Tour group I never felt alone or afraid. Our guides were kind, thoughtful interesting and good looking, they were the best!
I am an attorney and like efficiency and organization. My Kinder Camino/French Way tour exceeded my high expectations. The fellowship that evolves from walking the Camino with Fresco creates life long friendships.
I am looking forward to returning next year to walk the Portugal Way with Fresco Tours.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Alex C, Owner at Fresco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Hello Carol D,

Great to hear from and see you - love the photo! Happy to hear that all went well on your Camino with Fresco Tours.

One of the reasons that I send out 2 guides on our tours is to bring the group of strangers together. David and Jaume have an enthusiasm for the Camino that is contagious and they set a tone for the group from Day 1. I'm not surprised that you never felt alone or afraid! Another reason there are 2 guides is to prepare those yummy gourmet picnics!

Looking forward to having you back next year on the Camino Portugues! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

Saludos from Spain,

Alex

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