Tailormade deluxe trips for groups or individuals

Valesa Cultural Services – Spain & Portugal has been owned and operated by Americans for the past 55 years. Our background and long experience are your guarantee that we understand and meet the expectations of the most demanding clients.

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Why Valesa Cultural?

We are dedicated to creating unique and fulfilling trips for each client including the best products and services that we personally inspect. Whether individuals or groups, we work collaboratively throughout our tailoring process to personalize each experience down to the last detail. Excellence in our service is our priority and so we proudly offer:

  • The best and most experienced bicultural and bilingual team dedicated to American advisors
  • Local coordinators on the ground in every major city, island, and country
  • American work ethic, methodology, and communication style for a seamless process

Meet the owner…

Marcy Forman, General Manager and Co-Owner, is an accomplished travel professional with 40 years experience. Marcy holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and Spanish Culture Studies from Southern Methodist University in Madrid.

Marcy Foreman Owner

General Manager / Co-Owner

Where we operate

At Valesa, we not only understand clients individualized needs, but we are experts on the destinations we service as well. As passionate, bicultural professionals, we provide cultural experiences in:

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Morocco

Once we know all about you and what you’re seeking, we’ll craft the trip that best suits your interests, preferences, and tastes.

Where To Go

Regional Highlights

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Special Interest Trips


Spanish wines are exciting for their different regional varieties and Portugal is renowned for its Port wines and excellent table wines. We arrange private wine tours in both countries, including tastings with experts and visits to private wine cellars for groups.

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Meet our newest Valesitas

We are a diverse team of all ages and special interests lending to the wealth of knowledge, shared fun and contacts on our team. Professional singers, sommeliers, foodies, fishing fans, flamenco dancers and much more make up our great team. We are so happy to welcome our latest stars: Carmen Paredes. We are all excited…

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Favorite Seafood Dishes in Spain & Portugal

Almost entirely surrounded by water, Spain and Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula boasts endless coastline for some of the world’s freshest seafood and most beloved traditional dishes that go back for centuries. Don’t miss the markets, fishing villages, and an abundance of seaside dining with regional fare. What makes these dishes so unique is the diverse agriculture…

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Best Cheeses in Spain & Portugal

Spain and Portugal boast world renown gastronomy including great cheeses, some found in tapas or sold in the various open-air markets. With evidence of production dating back to prehistoric times, cheese has been produced on the Iberian Peninsula throughout the ages. Cheese has a complex history, just as that of the Peninsula. The variety of…

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