I am always busy planning different vacations all over the world; from guided tours and beach vacations to multi-center adventures and cruises, writes Emma Savage, Wittering-based travel consultant.
Some of the trips I enjoy planning the most, however, are tailor-made trips – personally tailored to the requirements and wish lists of my clients. I can organize adventures anywhere in the world; I organized a trip along Route 66 on a Harley Davidson for the newlyweds and road trips to Australia for an intrepid couple. I have planned surprise vacations in Italy, surprise commitments on the beaches of Thailand and much more.
One of the tailor-made vacations I recently planned in Spain appealed to clients so well that I thought I’d share it with you. The brief was this: they wanted to stay relatively close to home. They love good food and love to explore; they don’t like to sit by the beach and appreciate the culture and history. So where to suggest?
Well, I recommended a tailor-made trip to Andalucia, an area of ââSpain that they hadn’t thought of exploring before and that piqued their interest. I listened carefully to what they liked and didn’t like and arranged every detail to their specifications. It was a tough task, as they wanted to leave the following week, so I had to work quickly.
They started their vacation in Malaga, which has recently become one of the must-see foodie destinations in Europe. They stayed in a luxury hotel for a few days, to start the vacation in style, and joined a Tapas Tour evening to hang out with a local and taste the delicious food on offer.
Then I arranged for them to take a car and drive to Jerez for a few days; their stay took place in a spectacular mansion that had been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. From there they could enjoy the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and sip sherry in the famous wine cellars nearby. The next stop was Seville, home of flamenco, tapas and a beautiful destination anytime of the year.
Cordoba was next door, where they stayed in a historic hotel with stunning views amidst fragrant orange trees.
Finally, I arranged for them to stay at the famous Alhambra Palace hotel in Granada. An exquisite end to the visit, with history and elegance combined with luxury and modern amenities to create a most memorable stay. I took great pleasure in organizing this trip and on their return my clients thanked me for a good vacation. It really made my day!
I love a challenge, so where are you planning to travel? Let me know if I can help you on your next adventure.
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