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We love to hear our guests’ feedback on their Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours and want you to hear too!

We’ve already told you about the great and authentic experiences that you could be enjoying on your private tour in Spain, Portugal and/or SW France with us. But to hear from our guests about their experiences with us matters even more.

Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to create many memorable private tours for our guests. We work hard to plan, prepare and produce wonderful tour itineraries to meet and exceed expectations. Don't just take our word for it though; see what our guests have generously shared with us about their Gourmand Breaks experience.

We take great pride in what we do and enjoy the relationships that we build with our clients, so we are delighted to share with you true reviews from real people and with great photos! We would love to welcome you to our community and we hope to see you here soon!

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Florrie McCallum

The trip itinerary has been superb. Carlos and Anna were very knowledgeable and the castle hotel was a great location. We had a wonderful dinner at Celler de Can Roca, lovely rest...

Jan E

We used Gourmand Breaks to plan our vacation to San Sebastian & Barcelona for our party of four. The restaurants, hotels, winery visits, private guides and drivers selected by them...

Bo & Gail Matthews

It was so good to meet with you and Ursula, and we appreciate the time and effort you put into arranging a tour for us. It certainly makes it easier for us to market your country a...

Stephen and Elizabeth Lendrum

Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday for us. Everything went seamlessly from beginning to end. The hotels you chose were of a high standard, both in Spain and Portugal...

Chad & Allison Letson

This was the best trip that either of us has ever been on. The quality of the accommodations, food, and sites was astounding. Every question that we had about the tour or what to ...

Brian & Joanna MacDonald + Gerry Sadvari & Anne Marie Bonkalo

Brian & Joanna MacDonald: We had an absolutely stress free experience on our tour. Based upon the way you had communicated with us in the months of preparation, we had confidence t...

Christine Parris and Alex Szman

The holiday you arranged for us was absolutely fabulous - the guides were two very informative, interesting and entertaining ladies. Our chauffeur was always on time, the car spotl...

Kelly Parsons

Jarrett, Jeff, Sunnyie, and I had a lovely time in Barcelona... the cooking class was most certainly a highlight of the trip for us. (We´ve already tried the recipes at home!) W...

Rob and Kristi Peckham

Quick note to let you know that Kristi and I are now back home and to thank you for making our trip so memorable, perfectly planned and executed! You exceeded our expectations with...

Debbie Cambridge

.... Wineries: Cordoniu, great tour. Costes de Siurana, stunning wines and setup.

Delightful picnic at TerraRemoto.

Abadia Retuerta, great tour in the jeep followed by a fan...

Chris & Brenda Wicker

We are two very blessed people for having worked with you on this trip, and there is not a moment we would take back. Thank you very much for making this honeymoon/ anniversary mo...

Joe & Sue Kazda

Seville was our favorite city, much to do and lots of good places to eat, drink and be merry. Ham processing tour and port wine tasting were interesting and informative and a nice ...

Mary Vitella and David Seago

We are now home after a fantastic vacation. Our dinner at El Club Allard was very memorable as our first course was comprised of a business card with their name embossed on it that...

Scott Murray

The itineraries were great and the guides so friendly. Catalonia is such a fantastic area, so much to see! The countryside is wonderful and we really enjoyed the winery visits. Gi...

Joel and Lacy Camey

We really enjoyed our trip to Spain. After experiencing Barcelona it was great to drive around wine country.

The rural hotels were cute and so comfortable and inviting. The E...

Cathy Gould

The tour Laura and I took in May this year with your company out of Barcelona and through the Girona area out to the Costa Brava Coast was a high light of our trip ... thank you. ...

Kimberly Newhart

Just wanted to thank you for putting together a very lovely trip. We enjoyed the wineries and hotels. All was great. Peter was a wonderful driver for us too. He was so very nice a...

Cath Glover and Gerard Dyson

Thank you for all your efforts in making our trip a memorable one. You have a great set up at your company and I feel as though I would always like to do trips in this way. We defi...

Tami Segal & Family

Our trip was fabulous and you had everything lined up perfectly with the guides and restaurant recommendations. Our highlight was the winery! I think we could have stayed there all...

Bobbi & Clifford Malzman

We have just returned from a fantastic journey to Barcelona and the Priorat wine region. Joanne from Gourmand Breaks helped us to plan a variety of details. She arranged a fantasti...

John and Deborah Quinney

Just a quick note to say thanks very much for organising another fantastic holiday for us in Spain & Portugal. We are very happy and have many new wonderful memories. It was also g...

Mary Terzino

We truly enjoyed the entire experience. I feel like we barely scratched the surface, nor did we experience Port drinking fully.So this means we will need to go back to Portugal. I ...

Bob and Dana Golden

Thank you so much for all your assistance .... We appreciated your attention and great service.... We loved all the wineries that we visited, thank you once again!

Stephen and Mei Cheng

We enjoyed Portugal... the places, food/wine & people.. have been wonderful. Special mention of guide in Lisbon, Ana & chauffeurs Bruno, Jorge (George´s?) & Joaquim... all were ve...

Gabrielle Gugliocciello & Michael Camarra

We had such a wonderful time! We learned a lot from Gemma and Edgar (who are excellent hosts!) and really enjoyed their guidance and knowledge, and yes - we were lucky enough to h...

JoAnn and Darrell Clay

Once again, as we travelled home, we were asking ourselves when we could return to Spain and Portugal ... we had a wonderful trip, and your attention to detail and customer service...

Leah and Stephen Ratzel

Just wanted to thank you, and all at Gourmand Breaks, for our excellent vacation over the last two weeks. Every aspect of it was great; we only wish we had more time at each place...

Michael and Marilyn Mufson

This is a thank you note, and love letter, to Gourmand Breaks for designing the 40th anniversary trip of our dreams. Our expectations were very high, but Madrid and Andalusia, and ...

Xing group

Thank you so much for the wonderful tour! We really had a great time and everybody was very happy!

The guides were also very professional and extremely friendly.

The combi...

Gwenn & Phil Weiss

Thanks Yvonne! Our gourmet tour of Barcelona was definitely the highlight of our European vacation.

Lara & Brett Silverman

Thanks again for putting together such a wonderful tour for us. It was so spectacular and memorable!!

We truly enjoyed our trip with Gourmand Breaks. Your company put us in con...

Kirby and Danne Houle

Now that we have returned home and had a chance to reflect on our trip, we felt we had to let you know how happy we were with all aspects of your service .

Both the Portugal and...

Jamie and Wayne Gaabo

Love you guys!!! We think about our trip back in June every day, our meal and El Celler de Can Roca, and we´re still cooking Tapas, Pintxos, and Paella. We´ve even found some of ...

Lori Butler-Oegema

I have finally been able to sit down and catch my breath since we have been home. I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time while were in Spain and Portugal. Everything...

Phil and Marg Roeterdink

Well, we´ve been back home now for about 2 weeks, and our Spain/Portugal trip is starting to seem like a bit of a dream. Firstly we would like to thank all the team at Gourmand Br...

Sarah and Jane

We thank you for all the excellent logistics, transportation, accommodations and planning.

We enjoyed San Sebastian so much! We had a remarkable time in Spain, and loved the di...

Judith Woodford

My daughter and I have just spent a very memorable week being introduced to Catalan food and learning to cook this delicious regional cuisine. Every arrangement made by Gourmand Br...

Erin & Michael Reininger & Group

We had an AMAZING trip and want to thank you for all your help. The hotels were fabulous, the excursions unforgettable, and the overall trip itinerary was fantastic. Thanks for bri...

Tracy and Andy Siklos

Everything was fabulous, we were so well taken care of and it was such a luxury to have everything arranged. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and invaluable in taking us ar...

Nancy Anderson and Charlie Scholz

You did an excellent job of finding the very best wineries with the most interesting philosophies of winemaking. Each one was unique and each one was impressive. The wines were all...

John and Deborah Quinney

We were met by our driver Mario, who was on time and very helpful & friendly. The drive to Granada was comfortable and smooth. Mario looked after us well. When we got into our H...

Wes Albinger and Charles Pierce

After a reflective week or so, we´d like to share a few thoughts about our Gourmand Breaks journey through Spain. Top line: We loved it! Barcelona was a great place to begin. Our ...

The Drexlers

We loved our walking tour of Madrid and the tapas was amazing. We enjoyed our day in old Toledo. Barcelona was fantastic and, our guide took us to some great spots that we woul...

Roz Ross

Such great experiences with you guys .... We loved our visits in Lisbon, Granada, Seville and Barcelona. The guides were great and explained all the historical and foody aspects of...

Esther Schorr

From our Facebook Page: Love. love loved the grape stomping day with you guys!!! What a lovely outing and of course, great wine! Thanks a bunch (Pardon the pun)

Catherine Bell

Our tour guide was charming and ridiculously handsome! We visited a very modern and fascinating organic winery. We spent time wandering the cobbled streets of Pals, a rather perfec...

Shah Family

Thank you for putting together a wonderful trip for me and my family. It was a great experience learning about all the food, culture and history of Spain. I do believe my mom was ...

Angelique and Mark

We had a fabulous time! And couldn´t believe we got into Can Roca thanks to your connections, lunch was sublime. Thank you again for arranging a wonderful trip!