Testimonials

To our Personalized Service

You are the best!!!  Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible trip for us. We had a ball- and loved everything we did. We experienced nothing but first class treatment, and had a fabulous time.  Many thanks.
– Amy and Dave Dunham


Everything was perfect but the icing on the cake was Valesa.  Outstanding guides and drivers, they don’t come any nicer and could not do enough for us.  I would recommend our exact itinerary to anyone.
-Carol Freirich, Client of Sanders Travel


This was truly the trip of a lifetime for me.  The arrangements were so well throught through, and the hotels you chose were so unique and exciting that we loved every minute of our travels.
– Ann Peets,  Client of Landings Travel


Everything was perfect, the tour guides were excellent and the hotel was comfortable, helpful and accommodating.  You all made the trip for me!  I will be forever grateful.
-Clare Moorhead


Thanks for all you did to make our Spain adventure marvellous. The trip was smooth and wonderful and your efforts on our behalf were the reason. Thanks!
-Binstein family


The Spain trip was truly spectacular- thank you so much for all your help and suggestions, everything was perfect. We had fabulous guides. I can’t think of one thing that would have made the trip better.
-Pam Crutchfield, client of Protravel


I cannot imagine anyone who could have taken better care of my clients than you.  Thanks for all of the reports and being there for them.
-Rody Denise,  World Holidays Travel


The Kissels were very pleased with their touring arrangements.  I am truly impressed with your handling of the logistics, especially during the holiday season, and I look forward to working with you again.
– Jane Hazelrig,  All Seasons Travel


You all are getting rave reviews all over Arkansas.  The Browns say their honeymoon was perfect- except that it had to end.  The accommodations were exactly right, the restaurant recommendations were exactly right, the routing was exactly right.  As Ive said before, thank you for making me look so good.
– Marie Milwee,  World Wide Travel


For our Groups and Special Events

We were so pleased with our partner Valesa Cultural Services in Madrid, so I wholeheartedly recommend they assist with your plans.
-Deborah Fiori, Director of Events,  Princeton University


The trip was splendid!  Guides were superb.  I was so happy to be associated with the success you orchestrated!  The room where we had lunch was so beautiful, and people were “blown away”!  Thanks again for everything.
– Carly Detwiller,  Katlin Travel


Thank you very much for your help in Spain. We were very happy with the execution of the events and tours.
– Roll Corporation


It truly was a great journey, the details thoughtfully arranged and of course Mervyn was universally adored.  I do know what goes into making this kind of experience happen, and your kudos are well earned.
– Maryann Jordan, Deputy Director of Seattle Art Museum


I have received glowing reports of your wonderful services.  They loved the guide, thought the meals were great, and appreciated your personal involvement in the tour.  This is a demanding group and you pleased everyone, which is quite an accomplishment.
– Catherine Sugrue,  Business & Pleasure Travel


There are not enough words – in any language – to thank you enough for all you have done to make this tour a superior, memorable experience for everyone. You are the ultimate in knowledge, efficiency and fun! Looking forward to working with you again!
– Helen Fouche,  Smithsonian Associates


..thank you once again for making the Northern Spain tour we did with you, one of the best led tours I have been on.  You are the best!
-Vicki Krone,  Admiral Travel


…It was excellent thank you. Our guide was, as you had said, superb. Also the driver. A PERFECT day was enjoyed by all.  On behalf of Virtuoso Voyager Club, my sincere thanks.
– Deirdre Irlam,  Virtuoso Host on board Silver Cloud.


It was a great day!  Isabel  and Lenora were fabulous (especially Lenora who did a superb job at Sintra Palace).   We had a total of 54 people and they all loved it.   The meal was great and I have had nothing, but good comments about the Lisbon Virtuoso Shore Event, Crystal Cruise.
-Brian T. Robertson, CTC, group escort


From our Travel Agency Clients

Thanks to you, everything was sensational- starting with Seville where your wonderful package was waiting for us with all the notes on every place we planned to visit.  Truly everything you did was perfect- all the restaurant suggestions were outstanding.  I intend to send all my clients to Valesa!
-Janet Bangser,  Pathfinders Travel


As always, our clients were impressed.  Thank you again for doing such a good job for us and for our clients.  The Selsbergs said the guides and drivers were “..always helpful and warm and wise.  And how nice that Valesa called us to check on our happiness and well being!”
-Susan Lurie,  Century Travel


I must tell you how much we enjoyed our visit…our guide could not have been a better choice.  What a delightful, intelligent and special person he is.  And we loved carlos also.  Both represent the best in our travel world.  I will spread the word to all at Casto that you folks are the best.
-Carolyn Kornberg,  Casto Travel


My clients returned home with glowing reports of their trip, stating that not a hitch transpired and everything was just perfect.  Thank you so very much for making their trip special, and for making me look good!
-Susan Belt,  SHB Ventures


…Liz is still riding high after their trip to Spain.  They loved the entire trip and I just wanted to pass along their compliments and to thank you myself for a job well done.  You made me look good too!
-Tom Froehlich, Vice President of Rudi Steele Travel


The Hollises have spoken frequently of the quality of the guides you engaged, and of the kindness of the drivers.  Their sightseeing arrangements were perfect.  Again: to you all, many thanks for a beautiful job.  It is always a pleasure to work with Valesa.  I just wish Marcy would open offices all over Western Europe!
-Sarah Leineweber,  Sterling Travel


My clients had a WONDERFUL time – were happy with everything.  They also did a lot on their own.  Found great places to eat, etc. Liked Valencia almost more than Barcelona! YOU DID A GREAT JOB — Thank you, thank you !!
-Four Seasons Travel 2009


The Guide and driver in Lisbon were better than excellent ! ! ! Please send our highest compliments to Valesa Cultural services.  The tour could not have been better.  Thanks for setting that up.
-Regency Travel 2009


I can’t thank you enough on behalf of these clients.  They could not stop raving about your services, the guides and the wonderful driver in Barcelona. They were impressed with the drivers concern and care of them and the help he gave them at every turn,  He was always magically “there” when they needed him.  He was super.  The guides were also wonderful and knowledgeable and spoke excellent English and, again, were perfect.  They were equally impressed that you called them the night before they flew to Bilbao to change the touring around so that they would not be caught in all the tour groups from the ships that were there.  They were so impressed that you cared enough to make those changes.  A huge thank you to you too.
-Protravel 2008


Thank you for the outstanding arrangements you made for my clients.  I have just heard from Mrs. Hyde and she said all the arrangements were excellent, especially the hotel in Seville, which she called “magical.”  They are anxious to return and tour northern Spain and the Pyrenees.  I look forward to working with you again and recommending you to my associates.
– Worldwide Leisure Travel 2008


Just wanted to let you know I spoke with the Smith’s today and they RAVED about their trip.  They said it was the most excellent trip they have ever taken – they loved every single moment. The guides, the hotels, the drivers, the sites we sent them to etc etc.  They were gushing. Thank YOU so much – as none of this would have been possible without yours and Valesa’s excellent help once again!
– Suburban Travel 2008


I have received rave reviews from all three couples.  Bill Marks (President of Whitney Bank) said it was the best trip he has ever taken.  They really enjoyed all of the private and personal experiences you arranged, and kudos to you for getting the bull fight tickets…compared to being on the 50 yard line at a big football game.  They loved all guides and drivers and really all Spaniards.  Hooray for Valesa.  I am forever grateful.
-Bowden Sarrett,  Brownell Travel


The Barcelona/Bilbao arrangements you and your staff made were continually praised throughout the trip and since I have been home two days, the accolades I have heard in this short period from so many on the trip were astounding.  I can’t thank you enough for your patience and follow through and your good nature.
-Syril Atherton,  Travel Directors


The Rothbards had a marvellous trip!  They loved Spain and they said that all of your arrangements were perfect.  The guides were excellent and “made” the trip.  She particularly appreciated Marcy’s interest in them and her concern for them…so please convey to her all of our thanks.  Hope lots of people decide to come to your part of the world so we can work together again.
-Helene Singer,  Singer Travel


For our Great Guides

Thank you for putting together a wonderful trip for us.  The itinerary was great, and we saw some parts of the country that we might not have picked on our own.  All the guides were professional and knowledgeable, as well as warm and friendly.  Our three days with Mervyn were a highlight of the trip.  We covered much more ground than we could have ever done by ourselves, and that is really the beauty of your services.
-Carolyn and Allan Paterson


The guides, vans and drivers provided by Valesa Cultural Services were unbelievably good.  Thanks again for all your help.
-Newt & Laura Johnston


The very best guide we have ever had is your guide in Granada.  His enthusiasm was infectious and he was very knowledgeable.  This is the very first letter I have written for a guide, but I felt such excellence should be noted.
-Janice Peirce, client of High Country Passage


Mr. Davidson told me again how good his guide was… He travels a lot, and told me that he has NEVER had better drivers or guides than the ones Valesa provided for his whole trip.
-Bonnie Habel,  Fuller Travel


Hi! I wanted to let you know that the Raskins are having the time of their lives…..every day I get reports – and each thing is better than the next! I will forward you some of their awesome emails in the morning….but in the meantime, please tell the guides how much the Raskins have loved them and their time spent with each one of them.

-Debbie of Suburban Travel


I heard back from several members of the Killam family yesterday, and they had a WONDERFUL time!  Everyone especially mentioned how much they loved their guide Isabel (charming, knowledgeable, well informed, with a great sense of humor.).  Thanks again for all you did to make their trip a success!
-Joy,  Central Travel