We chose Tauck for a number of reasons: Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Évora , Mérida, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, Gibraltar, Marbella, Ronda, Granada, Córdoba, Toledo, Madrid.According to the World Tourism Organization, Spain is #4 in the world for tourist destinations (behind France, U. We didn't realized it was that popular, but the more we talked to other travelers who have been to this area, the more interested we became.But we always try to familiarize ourselves with policies concerning cancellations.Tauck's cancellation fees (if you didn't have Guest Protection or Cancellation Fee Waiver) for these tours were: Ten days after making my final payment, I received the final documents (sent to Pavlus Travel and forwarded on to us).Visit Mosteiro du Jeronimos and get a close look at the 17th- to 19th-century gilded Baroque coaches showcased in the Coach Museum, see the Discoveries Monument where the caravels (15th-century sailing vessels) departed, and view the Tower of Belem.Meet your traveling companions this evening at a welcome reception and dinner.By the end of that day, I had an email with a PDF attachment that was a Pavlus Travel statement reflecting the final payment and the zero balance.In another three days, I received an email with a copy of my receipt from Tauck ("Summary of Purchase"), again showing the final payment and zero balance.
We visited large cities, small towns, saw beautiful countryside, took in many historic areas, ate local cuisine, and saw world-famous art.Pavlus Travel books more Tauck Tours than any other travel agency.I have no hesitations recommending her if you are considering booking a tour with Tauck. Here is the information Mindy needed to relay to Tauck order to book our reservations: I gave her the information, she called Tauck and made the booking, and called me back within the hour with details.I appreciate working with a travel company that has plenty of experience with the specific travel I am doing.Taking various factors into account, we are usually comfortable declining travel insurance.The two weeks goes by fast, but was a good length of time to discover Spain and Portugal.We came home with many wonderful memories that will replay in our minds for years to come!We saw that it was very convenient to combine two Tauck tours back-to-back; the started from Lisbon the next day.This would give us two 14-day tours that extensively covered both countries. In early October 2011 I bookmarked Tauck's web page for Spain and Portugal tours, and checked it literally every day, anxiously waiting for the 2012 tours to be posted.They were very well-organized and inclusive, and left few unanswered questions.There was a separate set of documents for each of the two tours.