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Year 2016 & 2017


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017You both were the yellow arrows that welcomed …and guided us…

Truly a trip of a lifetime! A feast for the eyes, the body and the soul. A journey of discovery from beginning to end. You both were the yellow arrows that welcomed us and thoughtfully guided us through a place in time and history. Nancy, you have a gift for telling a story or aspect of history that makes I interesting to hear and retain. Jose is so thoughtful, considerate – You both were always there, but never hovering. Thank you!

Judy and Steve, NYC, USA
June 2017, Camino de Santiago


…Nancy & Jose- you are absolute legends..

I have done so much raving on to people about how wonderful On Foot in Spain & particularly Nancy & Jose were, that they should never need to advertise. It was all such a special experience as evidenced by our reaction as we walked into the Santiago Square – still gives me goosebumps….Nancy & Jose – you are absolute legends….

Bron & Michael, Vermont, VIC, Australia
May 2017, Camino de Santiago



On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017You bring out the best in everyone.

Thank YOU for the most fabulous trip ever! What a wonderful trip and a wonderful group. I think you are able to bring out the best in everyone, so I suspect you have the best groups all the time. Thank you so much.

Julie, Bend, Oregon, USA (2nd Time Traveler)
Jan 2018, Tenerife


…calmly moved the group through the eleven days…

The eleven days we spent with you were just superb in every way. Nancy, I constantly admired the way in which you so calmly moved the group through the eleven days…I just loved all the history, anecdotes, information on just so many things& never did I tire of it. Your engaging style & warm, interested personality set the scene & it was this above all else which contributed to the great success of the trip. Your laugh is infectious & your beautiful smile memorable. Through your words & references to Pilgrims I found I was able to spend much time reflecting on my life, its purpose & experienced a feeling of peace & contentment & extreme gratitude….Meanwhile Jose performed his magic…I know & appreciate the great planning & fine tuning all that requires. You are a wonderful team & obviously loving union. Possibly it’s just that which makes your Camino so very special…a very big Thank you for providing us with a truly wonderful, memorable Camino.

Lu & MIchael, Melbourne, Australia
Sept 2016, Camino de Santiago


I feel stronger mentally, physically and spiritually.

On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017Thank you for the opportunity to walk in beautiful places, make wonderful new friends, partake in gourmet picnics in unforgettable locations and for all your knowledge and care. This was a truly unique experience for me and I am amazed at what I learnt along the way. I feel stronger mentally, physically and spiritually. Thank YOU for enriching my life.

Lynne, Golden, Colorado, USA
Oct 2016, Compostela


….uplifting….

On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017Our walk along this special path was just as uplifting as our first time. Your passion for story telling & your unique connection with the Camino made the trip truly worthwhile. Heartfelt thanks to Jose for preparing those delicious lunches and taking care of us. We all arrive on this walk with our shortcomings, but the road and those we encounter plus our traveling companions offer many gifts which we cherish long after we’ve moved on. So thank you for this Camino!

B & S, London, Ontario, CANADA (2nd time Travelers)
June 2017, Camino de Santiago


…a fulfilling experience that finds a place in your soul.

Making this incredible journey along the Camino with Nancy & Jose exceeded our expectations. They are such caring people who freely share their hearts & knowledge. The tour is hard to describe – it’s a fulfilling experience which finds a place in your soul.

John & Lucille, San Jose, CA, USA
October 2016, Compostela


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017Preparation and attention to detail, second to none...

Jose & Nancy – your preparation and attention to detail is second to none, your knowledge of the land, food & people is outstanding & you both clearly love and understand the history. This makes us want & yearn to come back again and again. The trip was a 10 out of 5 – we enjoyed everything & would have been happy to keep going as all our experiences were so enjoyable.

We can’t thank you and Jose enough for such an amazing week exploring Galicia - we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed every moment with you both. We were talking in the early hours this morning about our walk with you and going through each day remembering what we did and how seamless the days and evenings flowed and how natural the experiences were- by that I mean we really felt immersed in the Galician way of life- eating, working, drinking, family and history. This rich holistic experience that we feel so blessed to have had is thanks to your (you and Jose) love of your Galicia and this was heightened by allowing us to meet the local producers, winemakers, shellfisherwomen, chefs, bee-keepers allowing them to tell their stories and this made it personal to us and we remember them more so for this very reason.

Janine & Craig, Hornsby, Sydney, Australia (2nd Time Travelers)
Sept 2016, Galicia: Food & Wine Journey


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017The bar is set very high

Given that this is the first trip of this kind that I have ever taken, I was not sure what to expect. Now I believe that the bar is set very high. It was an experience of a lifetime which I will always treasure. I had looked at other tours when on the waiting list for a later OFIS tour, and am very pleased with waiting for this one …There is no possibility that I would have experienced the Camino as well as I have with this group, Jose and Nancy.

Marc, Apex, North Carolina , USA
Compostela, October 2016


….your kindness, caring and love of the country and of people….

Our time in Spain with you two was life changing. You instilled a desire to travel and get to the heart of the country and the heart of the communities. ….Having said all this, where we started our adventures in Spain, remains one of the best places we have ever been. It was one of the best places because of you and Jose and your kindness, caring and love of the country and of people. We desire to return someday and experience it with you again….You really impacted our lives.

Chris & Dale, Iowa, USA
July 2013, Galicia: From Sea to Mountain (Writing in 2017 reminiscing about their trip in 2013)


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017I wasn’t expecting…the emotional experience….

I wasn’t expecting it to be the emotional experience that it turned out to be. I would heartily recommend it to anyone thinking of doing the Camino, it was a truly fantastic experience in so many ways. I want to commend you both on offering such a wonderful experience and I hope to do one of your others tours at some stage in the future.

Jen, Hurlstone Park, NSW, Australia
June 2017, Camino de Santiago


…places we could never find…people we would never meet [on our own]

This trip, while quite different from the Camino trips, was the best. You took us to places we could never find and introduced us to people we would never meet. The hiking was hard, but you believed we could do it and helped us to discover that despite any doubts we may have had, we could….As usual Jose your lunches were great. You seem to have a gift for inventing dishes from simple components that please everyone, even non-lettuce lovers…I know this group was quirky, but you both rose to the occasion and managed the group well. I appreciate your deep knowledge about and love of your country, its history and culture. You are able to impart your knowledge on a broad range of topics. …On this trip, I thought about how much effort and preparation you make to ensure the trip is successful…I could really see that we were always in good hands.

Mark, Vienna, Virginia, USA (3rd Time On Foot in Spain Traveler)
July 2016, Galicia Hiking: From Sea to Mountain


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017…a priceless experience..

Definitely a 5! [out of 5] what one gets from a trip like this is hard to quantify. The selection of hikes, villages, restaurants is something I could not have put together myself. Nancy and Jose share their love of this region and its people and history so generously. That makes for a priceless experience.

Alison, Sebastopol, California, USA
July 2016, Galicia Hiking: From Sea to Mountain tour


Fuera de lo común..

Estan haciendo un trabajo fuera de lo común. No creo que haya otra compañía que ni siquiera este cerca. Les recomendaré a todo quien me pregunte o planee un viaje a España o Portugal. Espero algún día volver a viajar con ustedes.

Sara, Miami, Florida, USA (2nd Time Traveler)
July 2016, Portuguese Camino


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017…your ability to look after everyone so easily…

I loved our cultural immersion & the bus readings, music and the towns’ history – felt like I was living in the era of all events (maybe lucky I wasn’t! )….The group dynamics work because of your ability to look after everyone so easily…We just loved our time with you all and it makes me so sad you are so far away.

MIchael, New Zealand
July 2016, Portuguese Camino


…your knowledge…passion, professionalism & genuineness!

Not only was it your knowledge but it was your passion, professionalism & genuineness that stood out! The picnics were superb!

Pam & Robert, Rockford, Barosa, Australia
July 2016, Portuguese Camino

 
On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017…thank you….from the bottom of my heart..

I do want to thank you both from the bottom of my heart for your care, attention to detail and generosity of spirit. At times it all felt overwhelming & I still do not have words for that – only to say, thank you.

Sam, Braidswood, NSW, Australia
June 2017, Camino de Santiago


…all done seemingly without effort..

We were continuously impressed by the wealth of knowledge Nancy imparted to us every step of the way! …All was done seemingly without effort, and you both seemed so calm all the time, and patient, but with a great sense of professionalism. Jose, you’re the greatest! Loved the variety of local cheeses, breads, sweets, etc but the Salads! The best!... This was one of the best trips we’ve ever done! Apart from the camino, which was very special and very unique, our guides were of the finest quality! We learned so much and did so much. Thank you for introducing us to a very special region of Spain! We’d love to come back again! We rate the trip with a 5++++++!

Linda & Tom, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sept 2017, Camino de Santiago


…your love for Spain has inspired us..

We came for the walk but learnt so much more. The interpretations at all we saw has opened my eyes. Your love for Spain has inspired us. Much love,

Leonie & John, West Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia
Sept 2016, Camino de Santiago


On Foot in Spain Tours 2016 & 2017The Camino revealed unexpected opportunities….

I knew I was coming to hike. I knew I was hiking with a friend facing challenges, but I underestimated how that would affect me; The Camino revealed unexpected opportunities and I am proud of my choices and the way I made the journey. I am grate to have had the company of my fellow pilgrims and you, Nancy and Jose.

Joan, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
September 2016, Camino de Santiago

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