Private Spain Tours is a locally-owned, family-run small business, started by Sarah-Kate Redding, an American – born dual citizen of the United States and Spain. Kate has a passion for traveling that she developed at a young age, as she split her childhood between coastal Maine and the Dominican Republic, where her parent worked. She grew up bilingual in an international expat community, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to become a European national.
Kate attended the prestigious Bates College in Maine, where she participated in several programs abroad in a variety of countries. She graduated in 1999, caught the first flight to Europe, and has been living and working in Spain ever since. She started guiding in Barcelona in 2005 and led tours for high-end tour companies all over Spain, France, and Portugal. Since then, Kate has led tours in countless cities, towns, and villages across southern Europe, discovering Europe’s true hidden gems.
Kate settled in her husband’s hometown of Valencia in 2007 and became an official, certified Spanish guide. She currently leads guided tours in and around Valencia, and she still continues to organize and lead private and family tours all over Spain, Portugal, and France. Kate specializes in completely customized, private group tours throughout Spain and southern Europe, especially wine tours, gourmet food tours, off-the-beaten-path destinations, and one-of-a-kind tours of Spain and the surrounding areas. Kate offers the option for guests to be fully independent or to be accompanied by a guide. For all of her tours, Kate provides her clients with everything they need, from touch down to take off.
Kate owns and operates Valencia Private Tours, a successful private tour company based in Valencia. She has facilitated many corporate and events-based projects and tours all over Spain for several international companies and organizations, and she would like bring more people to the under-discovered Valencia area with her company, Sol Events.
When it launched in 2012, Valencia Private Tours was the first private tour website of it’s kind, dedicated solely to Valencia and the surrounding areas. The growth of the company has allowed her to bring in other guides to provide more tours in different languages and to expand to planning and leading tours all over Spain and southern Europe.
Even with three small children, Kate still leads majority of her tours. The guides that she does use are hand-selected for each tour. All of Kate’s guides are vetted, personal colleagues with exceptional communication skills and a passion for travel, history, and tourism.
Private Spain Tours provides full-service, private tours across Spain, France, and Portugal to individuals, corporations, and travel agencies. We also provide full travel consultancy, and we have a wide network of Spanish guides and knowledge of insider tours. For an estimated quote, please send us an email.
See you in Spain!