Tailor-made 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.

Valesa´s Travel Blog

Sweet Spanish Oranges

Oranges have played an important part in Spain’s agriculture and economy for centuries. You can always see fresh orange slices in a glass of sangría or perhaps you’ve heard of the sweet Valencia oranges. This ever-present fruit comes in many varieties and is a staple of the Spanish diet. Oranges appeared in Spain around 800…

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Exclusive Wines of Pico Island

Pico Island is the second largest of the Azores in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its dark green landscape starkly contrasts with the surrounding deep blue ocean. It is home to Portugal’s highest mountain and is a nature-lover’s paradise, however, the local wine culture is one of its main attractions. Winemaking has been a common practice…

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Staff Spotlight – Lori

We are very excited to introduce our newest Valesita team member:  Lori!  Lori joined Valesa a few months ago and she works as a reservations manager. Originally from Galicia in northwestern Spain, she received her degree in hospitality management. After graduation, she began working in hotels all over Spain in Barcelona, Madrid and Tenerife. Lori…

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