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On 6/5/2024 at 10:16 AM, terrydtx said:

We did the same tours in 2022 and agree with your comments. As a result, we are no longer buying expensive overpriced and often too crowded ship sponsored shore excursions. We did a private tour for just the 4 of us in Lisbon on that trip that cost per person less than what the Cruise ship wanted per person for a 30-passenger bus tour of the same itinerary.  SDT opened our eyes to how easy, safe and economical 3rd party private tours can be.


Hello. I am about to confirm a private tour in Lisbon with Spain Day Tour. How was your tour? Any issues? Is it worth the 155 euros per person plus entrance fees?

 

Would really appreciate any feedback. 

 

Thank you!!

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4 minutes ago, Zuzu99 said:


Hello. I am about to confirm a private tour in Lisbon with Spain Day Tour. How was your tour? Any issues? Is it worth the 155 euros per person plus entrance fees?

 

Would really appreciate any feedback. 

 

Thank you!!

Yes it was a great private tour with an awesome guide. He took us to a beach where we had a fantastic seafood lunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We ended up doing 4 tours with SDT on our cruise last year, including one in Palma De Mayorca.

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1 minute ago, terrydtx said:

Yes it was a great private tour with an awesome guide. He took us to a beach where we had a fantastic seafood lunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We ended up doing 4 tours with SDT on our cruise last year, including one in Palma De Mayorca.


Thank you very much. So far, we have 2 group tours booked with SDT for Cadiz to Seville and Porto. 
Lisbon - thinking private tour for the 4 of us. 

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17 hours ago, Zuzu99 said:


Thank you very much. So far, we have 2 group tours booked with SDT for Cadiz to Seville and Porto. 
Lisbon - thinking private tour for the 4 of us. 

We have SDT for Cadiz to Seville in November 

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We have used spaindaytours and Italy tours (sister company) for many tours over the past few years and they have been 98% excellent, with rude and disrespectful passengers being the only reason for the -2%.  we choose them over ships tours due to the limited number of passengers and the ability to see and do more in the same time, & without the hassle of the extra hour the cruise line adds waiting around in the theater for the tour to get going.

In Lisbon for Cascais and Sintra tours & airport transfers we used outingportugal who provided us with100% excellent service for private tours

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We are booking SDT for Cadiz to Seville in the fall. I have been emailed that we can hold the reservation with a credit card and pay in euros the day of. My sister is doing the same tour in a different cruise and was expected to pay at the time of reservation. What have others done?

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27 minutes ago, SSAtlantic said:

We are booking SDT for Cadiz to Seville in the fall. I have been emailed that we can hold the reservation with a credit card and pay in euros the day of. My sister is doing the same tour in a different cruise and was expected to pay at the time of reservation. What have others done?

We paid up front when making reservations 

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4 hours ago, SSAtlantic said:

We are booking SDT for Cadiz to Seville in the fall. I have been emailed that we can hold the reservation with a credit card and pay in euros the day of. My sister is doing the same tour in a different cruise and was expected to pay at the time of reservation. What have others done?

We have always paid upfront. A couple times we were due money back, never any issue .

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We used Spain Day TOurs in June 2024 with our azamara cruise. We went on a day trip from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela. It was a great day. The guide was waiting for us as we got off the ship. He was amusing, efficient and informative. We got back in good time. It was a small group and a fraction of the ship excursion. 

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We used Spain Day Tours on our Oceania Cruise in June 2024.  Our guide, Fernando, met us at the cruise port in La Caruna and we went directly to Santiago de Compostela.  He was a great guide who had a wonferful sense of humor and was very informative.  He gave us a tour of the town and gave us free time to shop and/or get something to eat or drink. Overall a wonderful day.

We have used SDT many times over the years and they have always been prompt with correspondence. Would not hesitate to use them again.

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We used Spain Day Tours on our Celebrity cruise for 2 ports- Cádiz & Lisbon. 
 

In Cádiz we did the day trip to Seville. It was a nice tour, just the hours in port limited our time in Seville, which would be the same for any excursion there. We saw the Plaza de España, Jewish Quarter and the Alacazar Palace. Also had about 45 mins free time which was basically used to eat a quick lunch.

 

Our ship was then docked in Lisbon for 2 days, so I started a group tour with a day trip to Sintra on day 1, which is a MUST DO if you stop there. We had Phillip as a guide who was fabulous. Lovely air conditioned bus and our driver was also a star for navigating the steep hilly and twisting roads. We toured the Peña Palace, which was a show stopper. We then spent an hour & a half in the town of Sintra which was lovely. Had lunch, some Portuguese pastries and some shopping. We then took a ride to the lighthouse at western most point in Europe, past some beach towns, then stopped at the Belem Tower and Discoveries Monument on way back to the ship. Was a long day at about 8.5-9 hours, but totally worth it. Can probably be shortened if only in port for a day. 

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This thread has been really helpful. We have a port stop in Cadiz next year. We have not been there nor Seville. It seems that both have a lot to offer, and Seville would be better to visit with at least an overnight stay?  Thoughts?

We also will be in Malaga. I have been in touch SDT regarding Alhambra. I am hoping to gather 5 more couples from the ship (we sail on 3/27 out of Lisbon). So far I have not had any activity on the roll call, but it is early. 
 

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