Araceli
Dedicated March 2018

Spain Honeymoon!

Araceli, on August 7, 2017 at 10:06 PM

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My FH and I were referred to a very reputable travel agent. And we just got our quote back for a 9 day honeymoon to Spain from Miami in April with tours and flights and accommodations to 4-5* hotels. She quoted us for just a little over $8000. We of course have no idea if this is a reasonable price...

My FH and I were referred to a very reputable travel agent. And we just got our quote back for a 9 day honeymoon to Spain from Miami in April with tours and flights and accommodations to 4-5* hotels. She quoted us for just a little over $8000. We of course have no idea if this is a reasonable price or not. We have no issue paying the amount, but we also don't want to pay for something that could potentially be cheaper. I'm not saying they're scamming us, I just want ideas or thoughts on this. Have any of you traveled to Spain and find this a fair deal?

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  • Maria
    VIP March 2016
    Maria ·
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    I just put your time of year into travel republic ( a site I use for booking Spain) for Barcelona and set the filter to ONLY show 4/5 * hotels. It ranged from €94 to €660 per night for two!

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  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·
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    @catlady5x oh my goodness! see this is why I am glad I asked about my price. All seems to be pointing to the possibility of this treat being potentially a lot cheaper. If you dont mind me asking, what is the hotel you guys are planning to stay in Barcelona? our agent gave us the option to Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya.

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  • Rachel
    Super May 2018
    Rachel ·
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    Hahaha... yeah, I'm past the sharing rooms with somebody stage myself (honeymoon or not). I meant that most hostels have private rooms, similar to a hotel, and you may be able to find a nicer vibe/ ambiance, price, location at a hostel than a hotel. I feel like they get a bad rap here in the States, but I actually met several honeymooning couples while traveling that were staying at one.

    Let me ask my FH about the restaurants. I know a few but not necessarily off the top of my head. I'll get back to this post a little later with specific recommendations

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  • Stephanie
    Expert March 2017
    Stephanie ·
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    My brother travels a lot and has been to Spain from Miami, he said that sounded insanely high priced even with traveling to various cities.

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  • Erika
    Devoted September 2017
    Erika ·
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    I would honestly plan it myself. Travel agents don't tend to be cost effective in my experience. Get a good travel book and the internet is your friend!

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  • Maria
    VIP March 2016
    Maria ·
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    @araceli please do look it up, I fear someone is making a lot of money. I was also just looking on booking.com the hotel you mentioned came up it looks lovely and is very reasonable for that time of year. If you stayed for 9 nights in hotels of similar price It is only $1500 , Add in flights $1600 that leaves a huge amount left for trains, transfers and tours etc they would not cost nearly $5000..

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  • StokedToBeASaucier
    Master September 2017
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    Our trip was $6,000 for 15 days in all 4-5 star hotels, flying out of JFK. It didn't include activities or most meals but breakfast was included for all hotels and one hotel included all meals (for 5 days).

    Edit: Flight was $1,000. $500 each. This was for mid-September.

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  • C&N
    Super October 2017
    C&N ·
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    We're doing 13 nights in Europe in 5 cities. For the flights there and back, flights between 2 cities, trains between 2 cities, and 4 star hotels, we paid $4,600. I reached out to a few travel agents and most sent me quotes between $6,000-7,000. If they were in the $5,000s, it was crappy hotels.

    It's definitely easier to go through a travel agent, but I saved a lot of money looking myself. I had to book each thing on separate websites and search for the best deals, but I wanted to make sure we were getting the best price.

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  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·
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    @ Maria woah!

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  • Araceli
    Dedicated March 2018
    Araceli ·
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    Wow ladies you all have been tremendous help! Ok I'm glad I posted this and asked! Gotta put my big girl panties on and just suck it up and do more research and book it myself. I'll have the FH help me out and see how we can make this into a fun experience lol. I at least now know that it can be done for cheaper.

    **If any of you have suggestions of places to visit, hotels to stay at, or places to eat at while in either Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada please help ya girl out =] **

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  • Maria
    VIP March 2016
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    Out of all of those cities I have only been to Barcelona, can't remember where I stayed but it wasn't a fancy hotel I was a student at the time. But In respect of places to visit anything gaudi!! Gaudi park is amazing, the Cathedral (can't remember the name) is also amazing. Catalyuna is really nice to get lost in, loads of little old streets. It's a fab city. I do know as well trains in Europe are cheaper booked in advance even if it's only a few days. Internal flights sometimes are cheaper . Check out Ryanair/ easy jet ( not 100% sure if easy jet do internal flights for Spain, but worth checking) for them. When we planned our honeymoon we got the name of the hotel from a honeymoon agent specialist and then booked direct with the hotel ( as I said it was Italy). Many hotels in mainland Europe will give a discount if you tell them you are on honeymoon, particularly when it is off season!

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  • PopTart
    Devoted April 2018
    PopTart ·
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    Following this as we are looking to go to Spain as well!

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  • S
    Devoted November 2017
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    I would plan it myself too. 4 star hotels for two people in top location in the time you want to go is about 150 to 200 the night. Travelling by plane or train is cheap and if you book your tours there, you can save a lot and you are more flexible. On skyscanner they have tickets for around $550 two ways in march 2018

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