Our group had a wonderful day with your husband at Santiago. He is a great ambassador for the Galicia area. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining and looked after all our needs. I will post a review of our tour experience on the CruiseCritic.com website and the TripAvisor.com website so that others looking for a great experience will be able to find you. It was a lovely day and one of the highlights of our cruise.
Just a quick note to say thank you. As someone who travels quite a bit and has taken many tours, I can honestly say it was a pleasure to tour with Vince. I had been to Santiago before but wanted see a little more then the usual. I stumbled across your website and decided to take the Rias Baixas tour on the northern coast. It was perfect, I was amazed and so glad I ventured out. I had a great time absorbing the coastline and its history and I had a great time with Vince. Not only does he know his stuff but the fact that he lived in Canada for several years created an instant bond! It also was a nice touch to see the sights with someone who knows the world I am coming from. Thank you for an unforgettable trip.
The guides were phenomenal & personable, knowledgeable and fun! They added their own personalities to the tours and really made it entertaining and fun. I really felt like we were touring with friends and the atmosphere didn´t feel like a typical tour where you are so scheduled and shuffled around. I really felt I got so much more out of my trip to Galicia haven taken your tour. Will definitely recommend your services and hopeful get to use them again in the future!
I just returned from my second visit to Galicia. Once again Vicente you have made my trip to your beautiful Galicia the highlight of my vacation as well as leaving me once again with the desire to see and learn more. The castle in Bayona and its surrounding area is breathtaking. I also enjoyed visiting the small church and learning of the tale of its patron saint, what a great surprise, and thank you. Visiting the Celtic forts from the mountain top of A Guarda was amazing and again filled with beautiful views. The lunch in the fort border town of Portugal was fantastically delicious and walking the small streets within the fort was gorgeous. I am also glad I decided to take the city tour of Pontevedra with Rose Marie the next morning; I definitely would not have experienced the city or its history had I done the self-guided tour the information booth suggested. Thank you again for making my trip so very memorable.
"Wow, what a wonderful experience cruising along the Rias Baixas coastline. It was fascinating listening to the stories of the local culture and learning of its history. The catamaran ride along the coast was great as was the abundance of fresh steamed mussels they served, quite an unexpected surprise. The quiet seaside restaurant in the tucked away town of Combarro was the perfect choice for lunch. Rose Marie and Vicente entertained us the whole time with great stories of Galician myths and legends. I love that we never felt rushed at any time during the day. The evident medieval feel of Galicia is everywhere and I feel like I stepped back in time while visiting this enchanting area of Spain. I look forward to returning to Galicia. Thank you Rose Marie and Vicente for bring Galicia to life for us".
Dear Mystic Tours,
We recently took your tour "End of the World" and really enjoyed the trip. We took your tour by chance, from a recommendation made by our hotel, and are very happy that we did!!!! We were having some trouble getting around and finding good information about Galicia and it's history. Much of the information in the area is in Spanish, and we welcomed your tour because you speak English!!! The Tour filled in so much of our questions regarding the area. The tour provided a trip to see some scenery that we would have missed had we not taken your tour. The views of the ocean, beaches, and lovely green mountains were spectacular. The stops that you made in Caronota, O'pindo, and Finsterra were so lovely and full of history and lore. We really enjoyed your stories of the local legends, mysteries, and information regardig the people & traditions of the area. The lunch stop was fun and the Galician Fish was wonderful. We would highly recommend anyone considering a visit to Galicia to take at least one if not two of your tours. Thank you, and we will definitely take one of your tours again on our next visit!!!!!!
Jacqueline and Antonio Barros
My wife and I spent two days with Rose Marie and Vicente being knowledgably guided around the Ribeira Sacra wine route and the stretch of coast close to Cambados. We found their planning, enthusiasm and overall knowledge of the area a great asset and were able to see and experience things that we might otherwise have missed. Based on this experience I would certainly recommend their tours to anyone visiting Galicia.
I want to thank you for all the help and support you provided during BBC Scotland's recent broadcasts from Galicia. We relied heavily on your detailed local knowledge and logistical support. Outside broadcasts usually prove to be a logistical nightmare, but the professionalism and expertise of your staff helped ensure the experience was relatively stress-free. It is always refreshing to find people who have a passion for their job. Your enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment are a winning combination. Thanks again.
The tour was an excellent insight to Galicia, its people, history & culture, we really enjoyed it and we will spread the word. The Accommodation was excellent and your standard of service and guiding was excellent. Thanks again.
Most tour operators claim to offer excellent service,but vey few genuinely set out to achieve it. At Mystic Tours they whole heartedly devoted to offering us first class service from the moment we started planning our trip until our return. Mystic Tours were committed to offering us personal service with all the arrangements being handled by the owners.They remained our one point of contact and they took responsibility for the smooth operation of our excursions.FROM THE MOMENT YOU CONTACT THEM THEY ARE THERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ARRANGEMENTS OR MORE GENERAL QUERIES YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE REGION. They are very knowledgable about local life,culture,cuisines and customs of the area.They are there to do much more than show you specific sites and provide factual information. They have spent several years leading group tours,researching new trips and travelling privately. Their specialisation and extensive on the ground experience means that the advice they give over the telephone and in the pre- departure literature is as up to date,accurate and relevant as can be.
Rose Marie, just a big "thank you" to you and Vincente for arranging our holiday. Everything went to plan and we will have lots of wonderful memories of lovely people, good reasonably priced food, great accommodation and sore feet!
Just returned from our walk and wanted to say how pleased we were with your organisation of our trip. We were collected promptly, explained everything and given maps and the accomodation was excellent. I shall definately recomend you to anyone! Many thanks for a great experience
We just returned from a cruise that stopped in Vigo and we hired Galicia Mystic Tours (http://www.toursofgalicia.net/) to take us to Santaigo and it was a great tour. Rose Marie is Canadian born, but lives in Spain now and has a small tour company. She arranged to meet us at the port, told us the history on the drive, had a local guide take us around Santiago, provided lunch and got us back to the ship at the time we requested. One of the better tours of our cruise.
Queria agradecerte en mi nombre y en el de mi madre los días fantásticos que nos has dedicado. Realmente apreciamos tu dedicación y lo hemos disfrutado en grande. Muchas gracias! Esperamos volver a verte pronto, Cariños a tu mujer.
Ya estoy en USA, disfrutando de lindo sol y tiempo seco. Quiero agradecer lo bueno que fue el tour que nos hiciste a mi y mi hija (la otra Lucrecia).quedamos fascinadas, porque nos has mostrado tu país con todo cariño, nos has ensenado a quererlo y verlo en lo mejor de sus aspectos .Ya sabes que yo he viajado muchísimo y se lo que es descubrir un lugar...Nos encanto el tour y conocerte y saber de tu familia. Un abrazo afectuoso.
I have spoken to the Organiser this week, who is still in awe of Galicia. The group loved all of the tour, especially the guide Vincente. Thank you so much for all you help with this group it is very much appreciated and we are hoping to take more groups to Galicia in both 2014/2015 Thank you to all involved.
Our tour to Santiago de Compostela with Vicente was outstanding. He made a long drive delightful with his ongoing tales of the history of the area and his other wonderful stories. His knowledge and his humor were every bit as good as his command of the English language! It was a wonderful day. I heartily recommend your tour company to cruise travelers and others interested in the Galicia area.
We had a wonderful tour. I have rated your company highly on Trip Advisor. Thank you
Rose Marie & Vicente,
We would like to thank you for making our visit to Galicia most memorable. Your tour was incredible & the personalized touch gave us the opportunity to see the most of your beautiful country.
All Our Thanks