Recent Reviews of our Private and our Fully Guided Walking Tours
Kate was super helpful on air suggestions and train arrangements to Pamplona. It was tough to navigate the railway website and she was a great help on that. Thank you for your attention to all of the details. Vanessa and Ashleigh made the trip feel very personal. They cared for each and every one of us as if we were family. They brought their personal touches to the meals they prepared and arranged, to the activities in various locations, and in walking the Camino with us. I would do it again!
Best of the Camino, October 2017
I went into this trip not having any expectations or knowing what to anticipate. I could not have asked for a more positive experience. The tour guides - Vanessa, Ashleigh, Stephanie and Justin were wonderful. They were compassionate, supportive, organized, responsible and could not have taken better care of me. I developed severe blisters which made walking most difficult, however they were understanding and nonjudgmental . If it was not for them, I never would have completed the walk.
Last 100KM, September 2017
Not enough can be said. Our guides are living this trip as far as their love of the experience... without being overboard or disingenuous. I always felt they had a natural feel for our needs & their knowledge of all aspects relating to us & the Camino. The fact it was with Andaspain IS a component of the whole beautiful experience. The intimacy, comfort level, food, comraderie, professionalism.
Last 100km, September 2017
The experience was magical in the sense that practically everything was done for us. All we had to do was the walking. I loved your picnics and choice of eateries/restaurants and your selection of platters of food to share vs everyone ordering something different - made for more conversation time. Vanessa, Ashleigh and Stefanie were absolutely tops! Their can-do attitude, answering all questions, doing all things and engaging in spirited and laugh-filled conversations are memories that will never fade.
A Longer Last 100km, June 2017
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us? It was thoughtfully planned with the walker's best interests in mind. Because of your familiarity with the trail, you were able to choose the best route for the day and let us know exactly what to expect along the way. Meals and picnics, accommodations, the day's walk with map details, were great. Having our bags in our rooms at the end of a long day was wonderful! Vanessa and Alex added knowledge of Spain's culture, landscape and language that was above and beyond what we expected. Just walking the Camino was the best thing, but going with AndaSpain made it absolutely perfect!
Every Inch of the Camino, May 2017
What an amazing experience-- this was hands down the best travel experience of my life. The guides arranged everything so that we were free to be just pilgrims--walking, talking and eating together. The guides worked so hard behind the scenes to take care of every detail--then, when we had time together, they were warm, friendly, funny and caring and created a community of hospitality and joy among the group. Everything was perfect--best trip I've ever had!
Last 100K Easter Tour 2017
I am so glad I found out about Andaspain. I would call it a "Boutique Camino." It was exceptional in every way.
I had been in many rural houses and again the ones we had were the best, as well as the two hotels. The care from the two guides and "Bruce" was exceptional, as well as the group of people. There was variety and well prepared galician food!!! Loved the Picnic Salads!!! Honestly I cannot think of anything I didn't like; always there for us tending to every detail. They spoiled us and were very knowledgeable. I am in love with Andaspain!
Last 100km Guided Tour, October 2016
We took a 5 day custom trip and did not have to think about anything for the 5 days we were with the guides. Our accommodations were good, the food choices were interesting and native to Spain. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would do it again in a heartbeat! They had a great balance of staying with us and giving us our space. They were polite and took good care of us!
Private Primitivo Lugo to Santiago, September 2016
Vanessa was without a doubt the finest guide we have ever had or we could have imagined for. Perfect balance of helpful, interesting, trust worthy, confident, and guided us through the walk as first timers, but she also was great at letting us do the Camino in the way we all wanted to.
Walk to Reconnect, July 2016
The best thing about the trip - There was no one best thing; it was all excellent - the over all smooth organisation, the locations of our walks, the flexibility to change plans at a minutes notice to suit the group, the top notch accommodation, the endless supply of gourmet meals, the choice of wines, the surprise tours...shall I go on! I have been on many journeys around the world over the years; with groups, with friends and on my own - this trip I have now rated as my best ever!
Private Best of the Camino, June 2016
The best thing about the trip -The staff attention to my wellbeing their affection & compassion made me feel like I was a family member. I was treated like a king by all of them, & planning to come back next year. In my opinion you are so good that you should expand to other trails!
Every Inch of the Camino, May 2016
We loved that you were able to create a Camino that was specific for our needs. We really enjoyed walking a portion of the camino, and everyone at Andaspain was so accommodating. Thank you for making our journey one that we will never forget!
Cathy & Greg C.
Self Guided Last 100km Sept. 2017
The materials provided at the start of the trip made it very easy to walk each day (e.g., start and finish of walking path as well as coffee/break stops along the route) and to figure out how to find our hotel each night. You made it so easy to make the trek. I didn't have to worry about details or logistics, and I could just enjoy the walk. It was a really wonderful experience and one I have already recommended to several other friends.
Self Guided Last 100km August 2017
Kate did a thorough and excellent job planning our trip. We were in the best hands and walked with confidence that our baggage would be at the next hotel and the reservations were confirmed. Never an issue! The best thing was knowing every detail was handled and we were in great hands with Andaspain.The itineraries and details Kate sent were complete and easy to understand. The book with hotel details, the luggage tags, pilgrim's passports, shells, neck scarfs delivered to our first lodging were fantastic.
Mary & Lindsey K.
Self Guided SJPDP Santiago June/July 2017
All around the trip exceeded our expectations. Accommodations and transport services worked well. The few calls with Kate Goad were expertly handled. The guide book was terrific and our daily reading of it was rewarding. And the maps to each hotel were critical to our end of day weariness being resolved. The transport tags were sturdy and withstood the days of different baggage handlers. Having you voice at the other end of the phone call, ready to help 24 hours a day, proved a great relief to us.
Henry & Tracy H.
Self Guided SJPDP to Calzadilla June/July 2017
Thanks for helping to make our first Camino a wonderful experience, we appreciate all you did and are so happy we chose to go with Andaspain. The Camino itself was a fantastic experience but Andaspain made it possible because the plans and instructions were clear, the accommodations were good, and the kit was very complete.
Antonio & Mylene M.
Self Guided Camino Portugues April 2017
What was the best thing about your walking tour with us?(Cycling)
The pre-planning of the trip - having someone to be the "on-the-ground" contact who knew all aspects of the trip that needed to be taken care of: consulting about what we wanted and offering options to consider and decide upon, setting up accommodations (and therefore the daily sections we would be covering), renting the bikes and having them at the hotel when we arrived, the fabulous package with the booklet, maps, tips, shells etc..., contact information provided for each stage, the "tour" schedule, payments made to all the services we would be receiving etc. It was worry-free, and we felt we were in good hands (and we were!!) THANK YOU!!!
Cycling Porto to Santiago Self Guided, October 2016
The self-guided tour was well-organized and the accommodations were excellent. It took the stress out of planning travel, which enabled myself and my walking companion to enjoy the spiritual aspect of the Camino that much more.
Last 100km Self Guided, August 2016
I just finished the Camino with four friends by bike on a self guided tour with Andaspain, I can’t tell you enough what a great experience it was. Starting with the pre tour organisation, Kate made it all so easy and this carried through with the support we received while on the Camino. A big thank you to the Andaspain team who made it happen! The hotels we stayed in along the way were terrific from a converted farmers cottage to a hotel directly across from the Leon Cathedral, all were great choices. I’ve no hesitation recommending Andaspain. Hopefully we’ll be able to return to the Camino again soon.
Self Guided Cycling Tour, July 2016
Our self-guided trip was absolutely perfect for our needs. It provided us with enough independence with decision making yet safety and reassurance in knowing there was a lovely place to lay our heads each night-already pre-paid and reserved!! Thank you Kate for all of the guidance you offered us. Truly a magnificent and wonderful experience; hard to put into words.
Cathy and Bradley R.
Self Guided last 100km, June 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would do it all again. Wish I were on the camino now! Thank you for all your help and organization...an American lady I walked with for a few days was also very impressed with your company...much better organized than hers 🙂
Self Guided O Cebreiro to Santiago, September 2015