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“Perfect Tour, Pertect Guide---Highly Recommend!”

Gaia Tours One Day Trips
Ranked #127 of 249 Tours in Seville
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Owner description: If you visit Seville and just want to get out and do something different for the day, Gaia Tours has 5 Day Trips to offer: Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Ronda y Jerez. Private vans. Pick up at your hotel in minivans Mercedes Vito/Viano. Lunch and tickets included.
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My wife and I booked Gaia and paid them from the United States approximately 2 months before arriving in Seville. Our goal was to have a quiet, quick, and careful trip to visit the Barbary Apes at the Rock of Gibraltar. Our guide, Pepe, was absolutely engaging, personable, and spoke perfect English. He went out of his way to ensure that our day was fantastic (and it was: not a cloud in the sky). Pepe is a great guy and does his job masterfully! The Mercedes van is not an American luxury model, but it was very clean and comfortable---I can only say good things about our experience with Gaia Tours.

If you buy this tour you should know that it is exactly as described on their web site. The Rock tours lasts about 1.5 hours (which is plenty) and you have another 2.5 hours to enjoy the shopping and British style pubs. The main avenue in Gibraltar is very much like shopping the cruise ports in St. Thomas or St. Maarten...a little touristy, but a lot of fun,

Regarding currency in Gibraltar: you can pay with Euros. However, I had to get some cash at an ATM and did not realize that it dispensed Gibraltar Pounds Sterling (different than the Briitish Pound). Once we returned to Spain the Exchange Bureaus refused to exchange the pounds sterling (from Gibraltar) back into Euros.

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

While in Sevilla, Gaia Tours guided us on two, day long tours. We went to Cordoba and to Ronda. On each tour we were accompanied by one or two guides and in our cases 3-5 tourists. The guides were knowledgeable and engaging and the Mercedes van was extremely comfortable. The tour in Cordoba had a special local guide who spoke in both Spanish and English and provided great insight to this unique community with is grand homes and great Churches !
We took the tours back to back and I would suggest taking a "local" day between trips. I recommend both trips to see neighboring Sevilla communities and understanding the rich history of the area.

2  Thank johnrkesslerjr
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

We took two one-day tours from Seville with Gaia; one to Córdoba and one to Granada. On both, the guides were excellent, providing interesting and informative commentary throughout. Pick-ups were prompt, at 8:30 and 6:30 a.m., respectively.

Our reservations said the return journeys would be at 16:00, yet we were asked to be back at the meeting point by 15:30, which basically eliminated any of the touted free time, unless we wanted to bolt down a sandwich, rather than have a typical Spanish lunch. The service in the recommended restaurant in Granada was particularly slow, meaning we had to dash back to the bus. As a result, we saw nothing of Granada but the Alhambra.

The transportation was hardly luxury. For Córdoba, we crammed into a Mercedes minivan that was battle-worn to say the least. The bus to Granada wasn't much better, with air conditioning that just wasn't up to the challenge of the Andalusian summer.

All in all, given the rather steep price for both excursions, I'd say there are better options to visit these cities, namely a 30-minute AVE train ride to Córdoba and walking. For Granada, I'd suggest spending a night in town so you can savor the whole city, not just the Alhambra.

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Our guide, pepe picked us up at the hotel reception at 8.30 sharp. He has good English and very informative throughout the trip. Although it rained in the beggining, our guide gave his best to make us comfortable. 5 stars

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had a wonderful day with Jose of Gaia Tours. He is one of the owners of this new company. He picked us up at our apartment, was right on time, very personable and professional. His English is excellent and so helpful and courteous to all our group - family of teens, adults and seniors. The Mercedes van was in excellent condition and perfect fit for our family of 8. His driving was very good and he made a nice stop on way to Grenada for café/restroom. We had a separate guide for the Alhambra, but he picked us up afterward and took us to downtown Grenada for a tapas lunch and strolling/shopping. It was a wonderful day. We would highly recommend this company for day trips when in Seville.

3  Thank Susanlongbeach
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Seville Tourism R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gaia Tours One Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014
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Susan muchas gracias por sus amables palabras, para nosotros fue un honor poder compartir el día en Granada con su familia. La satisfacción que demuestra su opinión sobre nuestro trabajo nos hace seguir adelante con más ilusión.
Esperamos volver a verles por nuestra ciudad en futuro.
Gracias de nuevo y un cálido saludo desde Sevilla.

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