I've been to Spain several times and love this country so much. This time, I was taking my 74-year-old parents with me to Spain. It was their first time and I wanted them to have an amazing experience and fall in love with Spain as much as I did.
I couldn't have planned it myself like this and my parents' experience in Spain would not have been the same without Sam's team.
I definitely recommend them if you ever find yourself heading out to Spain!
Won Sun Parque
“This was our second holiday in Andalucia in as many years, and once again Sam and the Tailormade Andalucia team arranged an absolutely fantastic time for us. The first few days were spent in a luxurious and idyllic retreat, where we could just wind down and relax close to nature in the Ronda hills. We had really wanted to delve more deeply into the fascinating culture and traditions of the region, so when we moved on from Ronda we contrasted the peacefulness of the hillsides with an exciting few days in Seville. We made the most of what the City has to offer and the TA team were able to arrange for us to enjoy plenty of “authentic” cultural experiences, away from the well-trodden tourist path. It was an unforgettable holiday and we are already looking forward to going back again soon. Thanks go to Sam and the team for making our holiday even better than we could have wished for. Mark Gregory”
On behalf of my mother and I, thank you very much for not only rescuing our tour of Spain, but for putting together a trip that more than met and exceeded our needs and expectations.
Five weeks before my 85 year old mother and I were to embark on our Spanish tour I learned our tour company was bankrupt. Luckily a friend provided Tailormade's contact info along with a glowing recommendation. Sam took our old itinerary and promised to attempt to put something together while warning that, being high season in Spain, options may be limited. Sam was, on very short notice, not only able to recreate our trip but make some excellent suggestions to improve upon it.
Geoff and Julia Crocker
Sam, Rocio and the Tailormade Andalucia team provided an excellent service.
They guided us very sensibly in terms of our 3 week itinerary - at the right pace and with a great mix of experiences, including local guides now and then. Our accommodation was of a very high standard... and when things weren't quite perfect they intervened to make sure things were. They were absolutely committed to making sure we had a great trip and nothing was too much trouble.
So thanks again Sam and Rocio! We loved Spain and we will be back!
Our family trip to Spain was very memorable. Sam and his team were top notch and provided us with everything that we needed from hotels to transportation to specialized guides for all the things that we were interested in seeing and experiencing. They put such a personal touch on every step of the way. Each day they had us dialed in for exclusive experiences.
In each city there were special touches and awesome opportunities to see the best of what they had to offer. Sam‘s team even provided us with a book of suggestions for things to do, restaurants, and local hotspots.
This was the most thorough, reasonable, worry free, informational, and smooth traveling experience that I have ever had. Thanks to Sam and his team we fell in love with Spain and we can’t wait to come back.
James and Rocio were always on top of everything. Tour was well thought out and we had a great time. Andalusia Region is so beautiful, we will be back for sure.
Local hotels and guides were also amazing, we couldn't ask for more.
Highly recommend this trip and also its crew.
I can't speak highly enough of my 9 day Spanish experience. From the drivers, the hotel service and Rocio, who made time to check in how my trip was going.
My tour guide Delia in Sevilla was great company and her knowledge was fantastic. She really made me feel welcomed. I can't recommend her enough. Kudos to La Azotea on Calle Zaragoza, some great tapas!
Overall, the tour was top notch. Special thanks to James who really crafted a great itinerary. His correspondence was of the highest order. Cheers for taking the pressure of planning off my shoulders!
We all absolutely loved Spain, so much to see and do and amazing history. The accommodation was excellent, all of the hotels had lots to offer and were small enough to still feel unique and personal. The guides and drivers we had in Spain were also wonderful, we connected with each of them and really enjoyed our time. We were also lucky enough to have our guide in Malaga meet us again in Ronda which was lovely. Francisco was wonderful to deal with, really professional and everything ran perfectly.
We are already talking about our next trip to Spain! In summary, we had a fantastic experience in Spain. Tailormade Andalucia were brilliant to deal with and the accommodation, drivers and guides all excellent.
Sue Baker & Family
What also really made the holiday as happy and relaxing as it was, was that every aspect of the week had clearly been meticulously planned so we didn’t once have to think about any logistics or timings. Every car was waiting for us to arrive, every tour guide was early and boundless with enthusiasm. Every hotel was as luxurious and original as we had hoped it would be. Having come back from the trip now, one thing that really shines through was how quickly Sam and Tailormade totally grasped the sort of trip that we wanted to go on but then went that extra mile to push our boundaries and create a week that felt truly unique.
We celebrated my granddaughter birthday in Spain and when we got back from a day trip they had a bottle of champagne waiting for her.
Memories of a lifetime were made on this trip and those memories would not have happen if not for the planning that Sam and his team did for us.
Anyone travelling to Spain should contact Tailormade Andalucia for a fantastic trip.
For us, it was probably a once in a lifetime experience but some of our friends have more money and time on their hands (and no kids) so hopefully you'll get a few referrals, you certainly deserve it. My only wish is that you were experts in travel across the whole of Europe!!!
Thank you Sam for your incredible itinerary and patience in designing it, thank you Rocio for your prompt responses and support during our holiday and a huge shout out to Delia. She was incredible. Don't ever let her get away!!
We got more out of our days by having guides. We had never done a vacation with private guides before and were pleasantly surprised by the small extras we enjoyed (learning to make tomato bread and tinto de verano at lunch (Jose Luis), eating fruit from the tree and fresh cheese from the cheese maker during a bike tour (Olga)).
This was easily one of the best, if not the best, vacation we’ve had. I’m so glad I took the gamble to work with TailormadeAndalucia. I look forward to doing so again! Thanks, James and Rocio!
We had a great time, overall the experience exceeded our expectation.
James was very professional throughout the preliminary and delivered a perfect package for us.
Our train trips, tours, rental cars, hotels were all set up by the TMA team! Did I mention we had a Spanish liaison Rocio who went out of her way to check in with us at every stop to make sure we were enjoying ourselves!
We couldn’t have asked for a better vacation and it definitely wouldn't have been so smooth and easy without TMA! We are already ready to start planning our 2020 trip and will absolutely use this service again!
Thank you James, Rocio and the TMA Team
When we decided to vacation in Spain, the first thing we knew was that we did NOT want to be one of fifty tourists on a big bus, wearing headsets and struggling to keep up with a tour guide. While that might be a good idea for some, we wanted to be able to see the sites that are most interesting to us, and to have the freedom to set our own itinerary. Not knowing when, or if, we might return to Spain, we really wanted to be able to maximize our time there without running ourselves ragged. We also wanted to “get off the beaten path” a bit. We did quite a bit of research, and had a general plan of where and when we wanted to go. But organizing it all, including all the connections and finding good, local guides, was somewhat intimidating.
And then we found Tailormade Andalucia.
Laura and Jim Pekarek
I returned home last night after 2 days in London. I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our trip such a success. Apart from the weather which was ‘variable’ it was pretty well perfect.
Our guides were excellent & the restaurants you chose offered delicious food & wine. To go through our programme. We loved our walk in the Albaycin & our dinner that night was memorable with the view of the floodlit Alhambra in the distance. The Alhambra needs no write up from me. It is so utterly beautiful & somehow so peaceful. We loved our guide!
Thanks for organising a brilliant holiday for us. It was the little things that touched us, you both contacted us during the trip, the package you supplied was the best we have had in a long time. All the hotels and trips were "estependo" they all had their own charm, beauty and character. The drivers and the guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable people. Do you do other parts of Spain? Tailormade Andalucia seems very specific. We normally take a holiday in February or March each year. Looking for the good weather we have tended to go for the southern hemisphere which is getting too far to travel these days.
Once again thanks
Ken y Phyllis Fennah
Querido Sam gracias a Dios por el momento de serendipia que nos hizo descubrir a Mi querida España de nuevo y regalarme vistas rejuvenedoras de gentes y maneras de ser humanas casi olvidadas. Como recuerdos del pasado nostálgico puestos en una caja de zapatos y creer no volver a ver. Dios que encuentro tan vivificante, multisapido ,oloroso, texturizado en la seda acariciante en cada bocado de Tapas , vino y Noche azaharina. Gracias Sam a ti y a todos.
Francisco y Claudia Antonorsi
Thought it time we contacted you and Francisco to express our appreciation for planning our recent tour in Spain. Everything went like clockwork, (the exception being Richard's brief illness...!), the hotels were all lovely in different ways, the mix of visits & leisure, city & country were all ideal.
I think your guides were wonderful...the personal contact with them and the locals they introduced us to added a very memorable dimension to out trip. Now back in NZ, the brain is still processing .....Many thanks for a great tour.
Linda & Richard Avery
We felt very well looked after. James made us feel very special throughout the whole process and we really felt he cared and wasn’t trying to just get ‘another booking.
The itinerary worked very well and all the various arrangements you made clicked into place with no problems to us whatsoever.
Prof. Mahesha Kapurubandara
Sam and Fran arranged our whole trip, covering internal flights, airport hotel transfers, hotels and a number of private tours, everything was incredibly well organized, on time and all of the personnel they used were very professional and helpful in every way. The guides were amazing and certainly gave us an insight into the localities and landmarks we visited. It really enhanced our experience and we felt we were visitors rather than tourists.
I would not hesitate to recommend Sam and his team to other travelers.
Gavin and Susie Martin
Recently my husband and I were fortunate to travel to South Spain. We were recommended Tailormade Andalucia Tours by our local travel agent in New Zealand to help plan our tour.
We found the company friendly, very professional to deal with and nothing was ever a problem to sort out to make our trip a fabulous adventure to remember. They went that extra mile!
We would absolutley recommend Tailormade Andalucía and will certainly use them in the future if we ever visit Spain again.
Jo and Trevor Dewis
We cannot recommend Sam Lister and Tailormade Andalucia highly enough! We have used him on two different trips to Spain and each time, the tours he arranged were the highlights of our trip!
Whether you are looking for someone to plan one day or your whole trip, Sam is your guy! We only hope we return to Spain again soon so we can use his services again!
Debbie and Joe Kasle
We have just returned from an excellent trip to Andalucia, organised by Sam at Tailormade Andalucia.
We would never have been able to organise so much on our own and can thoroughly recommend the skills of this company, remaining friendly, approachable and patient at all times. The guides they provided were knowledgeable and interesting, each injecting their own personalities into our tours. First class – thank you!