Bravo to Sarah Gemba and Spain Savvy for creating a wonderful experience for us in Spain. Sarah was very attentive to our particular interests and based on one pre-trip conversation and a few emails, she curated a fantastic itinerary for us. Her hotel and restaurant recommendations were spot on, and the pace of the excursions we went on was just right for our short time (nine days) there. It was the perfect pace of sightseeing and having some down time to experience the culture. We even had time to take a cooking class. We are already planning a trip to Portugal next year and will definitely have Sarah coordinate our time there as well as a possible return to Spain!
Sarah was an absolute dream to work with. She planned an amazing 2 week trip for my friend and I in Barcelona, Mallorca and San Sebastian. She arranged all our flights and hotels for us, and even helped with last minute changes to extend my trip. She is extremely well organized and sends detailed itineraries for each location we were in with recommendations for restaurants, excursions, sites and other places and activities not to be missed. She checked in with us in each location to make sure all travel, hotel and rental car arrangements went smoothly. She even helped us fix a parking ticket along the way! She is very quick to respond and so easy to work with. Her dedication to her clients is absolutely remarkable. I can’t recommend Sarah enough for your next trip to Spain. And when I get back there some day, she will be the first person I reach out to to!
Sarah helped make our 10 day trip to Spain a great success and very memorable. Sarah is a wealth of information: her guidance, suggestions and expertise helped us create the trip of a lifetime. Sarah is very responsive, understanding and very accommodating. Sarah booked all of our reservations in advance, which was a huge time saver. We encountered extremely long lines at all of the major sights. Thanks to Sarah, we were able to skip the long lines and walk right in to each location. In addition to creating our itinerary, Sarah delivered the most personal touch, when she offered to meet us in Seville and show us around! We spent an enjoyable afternoon with Sarah and her children, and was able to explore Seville from a local’s perspective. That afternoon was by far the highlight of our trip! Moreover,every restaurant that Sarah suggested was delicious- definitely stick with Sarah’s recommendations, she won’t steer you wrong. We highly recommend Sarah as a travel agent, she will help make your vacation all that you want it to be.
I had the pleasure of working with Sarah Gemba on a group trip to Spain and Portugal for Princeton University. Sarah was highly engaged with our trip organizers and worked closely with us from the start. She was an integral parting of the trip planning process and her deep knowledge of the destinations she offers helped us greatly in designing an excellent program for our students and faculty. Sarah is knowledgeable, professional and responsive. She knows how to create an intriguing group program and provide a seamless travel experience. She responds quickly to situations that occur during the trip and she is adept at fixing things that need fixing along the way. I look forward to working with her again on our group programs.
My boyfriend and I wanted to do an affordable but awesome European vacation and landed on going to Spain. We were on the fence about using a travel agent at all, but a friend referred us to Sarah, and promised us our trip wouldn’t be as good if we didn’t work with her. We knew our friend was right from our first contact with Sarah! She asked us what our interests were, what our budget was, how adventurous we wanted to be on this trip, and in record time sent us back suggested activities and day trips based on our conversation. Her suggestions were spot on and absolutely no further planning was required. Sarah handled EVERYTHING. She booked our museum tickets, bus tickets, and hotels. Anything she couldn’t book ahead of time, she gave us detailed directions on how to do it when we got there, and this was all BEFORE we even landed in Spain! When we actually arrived, Sarah met us at our hotel and gave us our folder with everything we were going to need for the trip. We felt so much more confident as tourists knowing we had Sarah we could call for help. The trip went so smoothly, and not worrying about the logistics let us truly relax and take in the sights and the culture. We felt like we had a true local and genuine experience in Sevilla and Granada and know that we wouldn’t have been able to achieve that without Sarah’s help!
Sarah booked train and bus tickets for my wife and I for our honeymoon, as well tickets to the Alhambra. Very useful as some of the websites are tricky to navigate for non-Spanish speakers. More than that, she gave us restaurant and sightseeing tips throughout our itinerary (Madrid, Seville, Granada, Barcelona) and even gave us a last-minute pointer to a very intimate flamenco show one night in Seville! Professional and efficient service, and a good person to boot! We recommend her without reservation…no pun intended.
My husband and I just returned from Andalucia, where we celebrated our 30th Anniversary and enjoyed everything this area of Spain had to offer. We worked with Sarah Gemba to plan our trip. She is a gem and an absolute delight to work with. From start to finish, our experience working with Sarah was excellent. She took the time to learn about our interests and preferences, and created an itinerary that aligned with our goals. Sarah was very reponsive. She communicated with us throughout the planning and while we were in Spain. We even met for coffee, which was an absolute delight! She anticipated every need and was always one step ahead, confirming and checking in while there. She also went above and beyond, arranging little extras throughout the trip to mark the celebration of our anniversary. The trip was spectacular! Everything was in order and went without a hitch. It was so nice not having to worry and knowing Sarah was a call away if needed. We recommend Sarah without reservation and are already talking with her about our next trip.
Sarah Gemba is the Fairy Godmother of travel! After over a decade of international travel with small children, I only wish we had thought of enlisting a travel agent earlier! Sarah found a flying route that had never occurred to us on our own, and it was both easier and less expensive than our usual trip. She was helpful every step of the way – noticing when our seat selections inadvertently split up our family, and calling the airline herself to correct the seating configuration because we were busy packing. She was friendly and efficient and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her! Sarah is a wealth of information about travel to and within Europe, and we are all grateful for her professional services, which definitely took the stress out of travelling. We can’t wait to have her wave her «magic wand» for our future trips. Thank you Sarah!
Sarah worked seamlessly with me to put together a wonderful trip to Andalusia.
Sarah filled in the blanks of our vacation in Spain. As we wanted to spend time in Valencia during the Fallas Festival, and to see the Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, she pulled together our tours, flights to and from Mallorca, our rental car and all our pick-ups and drop offs in various places. She was available to guide us to restaurants, local sites and such. She connected us to Andres in Valencia and Albert in Mallorca, both top historical guides for their city who we consider our friends. We enjoyed each of them so much. In Barcelona, she selected Mariona, an expert on Gaudi, who took us past the lines and gave us facts and answered our questions with ease. We were over the top thrilled with the personal care Sarah gave us, and it made our trip to Spain so pleasurable, full and memorable.
We spent a week in Spain to visit our daughter who was studying abroad. Sarah was great. She guided us to fabulous hotels, organized day trips with knowledgeable and wonderful guides and took care of our transfer and transit needs. She will help you and you will love your trip more because of it.
A Professional and Friendly Relationship
“I would soon be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!” – George Orwell
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