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We are an incoming travel agency specialized in group travel. Primarily B2B from agency to agency. But we also collaborate with companies, associations, universities and other institutions. We have designed, planned and executed group travel throughout Spain and other European destinations for 20 years.
Due to our wide experience and a team of professionals we are able offer excellent incoming services to satisfy the needs of travel agencies and tour operators from all over the world. So if you are planning a tour of Spain or Europe for a group please do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you!
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Forocio – collaborates successfully with
Frank, we had a wonderful time in both Spain and Portugal thanks to your in depth Itinerary. The Hotels, Drivers and Guides were terrific.
The only other suggestion I would make is that in Porto, as long as you have an English Speaking Driver, you do not need a Guide.
Bottom line is that you did an outstanding job in putting together a very memorable trip for all of us.
Thank you again,
Ann and I want to thank you (and Merle for referring us to you) for the marvelous trip you organized for us. All of the arrangements worked flawlessly and were perfect. I’m sure the Mogans will be in touch with you directly, but I know I speak for all of us when I say that we had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you!
“We would like to thank you for organizing an excellent trip for our program. I would like to comment particularly on the excellent guides we had this time (Elena along the Way, Maria in Santiago, and Theresa in Madrid). I can’t complement them all enough, all very knowledgeable and flexible to meet our groups’ needs. Our bus driver, Manuel, was also great.
Our whole group was very pleased with the accommodations all along the way as well. I think the only hiccup we had was figuring out the taxi support and payment during the Camino. It all worked out in the end and our group had a very positive experience. ”
Donna Gillespie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
College of DuPageDonna Gillespie
We are back in Manila now and I just want to say thank you for helping us make our travel to Europe a great and memorable experience. It’s one of our best trips together as a family and we could not have made it possible without your kind assistance. Please give our regards to Angelo our driver. He did great! I’m looking forward to working with you on our future travels again!
Eco Hotels Inc.Malou Pangilinan
“The group arrived back to Hungary during the weekend. We already have some feedback from passengers: they were very-very satisfied with all the hotels we had during the trip. Everything was just perfect, bus was nice too, they all had a brilliant time in beautiful Spain. Thank you so much once again for your help with Camino del rey. Talk to you soon again about our trip in 2018.”
Baraka Travel Agency
“College of DuPage has been working with Forocio for the past eight years. Their team has helped organize several of the cultural excursions for our summer study abroad program in Spain. Forocio has provided reliable services, professional and expert guides, and nice accommodations for our students in a variety of locations throughout the country. One of the highlights of the program is a guided tour of the Alhambra in Granada. The guides have always been so knowledgeable and passionate about sharing their expertise with our group. We would highly recommend Forocio during your stay in Spain.”
Donna Gillespie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
College of DuPage – U.S.A.
(Viaje Educativo)0Donna Gillespie
“Son los mejores ofreciendo tours a medida, personalizados y se ajustan a tu presupuesto sin problema. Su profesionalidad contribuye a nuestra más absoluta tranquilidad en cada viaje que hacemos con nuestros grupos. Son más de doce años de confianza en los cuales hemos contado con ellos no sólo como proveedores de nuestros viajes sino con todo lo que tiene que ver con traslados privados locales, excursiones o reservas en restaurantes. ¡Prestan un servicio excepcional!”
Sr. Admin Coordinator
University of CaliforniaEducationAbroadProgram– España
(Viaje Educativo)Rocío Navas
“El colaborar con aliados comerciales como Forocio fortalece el intercambio entre México y Europa, además de la confianza, atención, resolución y requerimientos especiales para todo tipo de clientes, nos sentimos muy halagados de contar con partners como Forocio y nuestros clientes aún más”
Coordinador de grupos
(Viaje España y Europa)Mauricio Vega
“I personally have been working with Frank for nearly 4 years. During that time he has organized logtistics for 6 university travel courses. Thanks to FOROCIO, our programs have been able to incorporate multiple city visits seamlessly. From city guides and buses in Morocco to trains and planes throughout Europe, I know when working with Frank we have access to the best options in terms of times, prices, and logistics. He continues to keep our budget and needs in mind in order to provide our groups with just what they need.”
If you would like more I am more than happy to write additional specifics. I truly am grateful for all you have done to make my job easier and would like to support FOROCIO in any way.
Advisor, Office of International Studies Abroad
University of San Diego – U.S.A.
(Viaje Educativo)Alison Droster
“Hace varios años que trabajamos con Forocio desde Uruguay, contratando servicios para grupos de estudiantes en toda Europa continental. Estando tan lejos precisamos de operadores confiables disponibles 24/7 que nos puedan ayudar y apoyar, ofreciéndonos lo mejor para nuestros clientes en cualquier circunstancia. En Forocio hemos encontrado este respaldo y tranquilidad para operar con estudiantes. Una gran empresa no se destaca cuando no ocurren inconvenientes, si no, cuando ocurren, están disponibles para solucionarlo rápidamente brindando tranquilidad y confianza.”
Gerente Dept. Educativo
Viajes Sin Fronteras – Uruguay
(Viaje Educativo)Victoria Gordillo
“We are using Forocio service since 2010 and were amazed with their professionalism and excellent service organized a very detailed and nice tour tailored for all our School trips in Spain or other cities in Europe. The itinerary was perfect, the tour guides and drivers were very good & professionals, always picked our group’s up on time. Their staffs worked very hard to make the trip a success, the teachers & students are all had an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I will definitely and highly recommend Forocio to others who will visit Spain or Europe cities.”
Arrow Travel Agency Ltd. – Central, Hong Kong – China
(Viaje España y Europa)Angelline Tong
“We’ve been one of the more difficult to please clients of Forocio, however Frank has always been very efficient, accommodating and extremely patient with us, resulting in a fantastic business relation. I trust their judgment about the destination and the new ideas they always come up with. Well done and keep it up always.”
Holiday Bazaar Ltd – Kenya
(Viaje España y Europa)Nishma Shah
“Forocio coordinated two weekend excursions for my study-abroad group. Both trips were impressively well-planned and reasonably priced. We had access to knowledgeable guides, a fantastic (also knowledgeable) bus driver, and a schedule that was perfectly balanced between sight-seeing and free time. I was also particularly impressed by the professionalism and reliability of Frank, the director. When a student’s minor emergency resulted in a two-hour delay to one of the trips, Frank personally assisted in shifting our full schedule of activities to accomodate the delay (no easy feat!). I whole-heartedly recommend Forocio to other educational travel coordinators, and I look forward to using their services again.”
Faith S. Harden
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ – U.S.A.
(Viaje Educativo)Faith S. Harden
“Well all is positive and always has been with your great organization and your wonderful self Frank. We have always been delivered what your company has always promised and has rather exceeded our expectations with our complete satisfaction. Your honest attention to even the minor most concern was always addressed with complete professionalism and dedication and I am proud to acknowledge that Forocio is our BEST and MOST RELIABLE partner in Europe. ALL THE BEST AND THUMBS UP TO FOROCIO!”
President & CEO
Ozone Travel – Lahore, Pakistan
(Viaje España y Europa)Nabeel Panjwani
“I am so appreciative and thankful for all the extra attention you are giving this group. You are an extraordinary operator. I’ve been in business for 25 years and this is the best and most help I’ve ever received- and without any grumbling!… it was a great trip- and everything was well organized… You worked so hard to make this trip successful- I am very happy with you and your company and look forward to working together again. Thank you.”
Carew Travel Consultants – United States of America
(Viaje Europa)Alicia Carew
“The University of California has for years enjoyed the excellent services of Forocio in organizing trips to Andalucía for our students studying at Madrid universities. I have nothing but praise for the professionalism of Forocio, the selection of sites to be visited, hotels to stay and restaurants to eat. The guides they provide are a cut above what one would expect and the overall experience has been noted in glowing terms by our students and professors alike. ”
Professor and Director Centro de Estudios de la Universidad de California
(Viaje Educativo)Giorgio Perissinotto
“Our group – a small classical choir – very much enjoyed our four-day-trip to Madrid, which was especially due to the refined and personal organisation of Forocio. The hotel, the restaurants (thinking of that Cafe with live opera singing!) and the local tour guides were thoroughly selected and strained to meet our needs and desires. A special thank you we would like to give to Forocio for arranging for our choir to perform during a church service at the famous Almudena Cathedral – what a delight it was to sing within this dignified and magnificent edifice! Another climax of the tour was a day tour to Toledo, the “secret capital of Spain”. Wow, history’s unwinding there in every brick and every corner you turn. Again, thank you very much to Forocio, it’s been an unforgettable trip.”
MBtouristik.ExklusiveGruppenreisenGbR – Germany
(Viaje Religioso)Jochen Beglau
“Having collaborated with Forocio for the first time in 2009, I can honestly say that they are professional and work with a really helpful staff. We had a few groups visiting Spain, and all of our passengers came home with a lifelong memory. They had a really good time, and were satisfied with your services. You did a brilliant job, see you next time!. ”
BarakaTravel Agency – Hungary
(Viaje España)Katalin Guzsaly
“Everyone is still talking about the trip and the outstanding experience it turned out to be. My deepest thanks to you for supplying us with wonderful guides, excellent hotels, exceptionally dependable coach drivers, great destinations and, most important, beautiful weather. You and your representatives did a great job for the group and I am most appreciative… Once again, my thanks for providing The Masterworks Chorus with such a wonderful and well-planned tour. ”
Dr. Robert Sharon
(Viaje Religioso)Dr. Robert Sharon
“I have to say that I believe that the trip was a major success… I could not have been happier with the arrangements that you made for us and everything went incredibly smoothly…I would also mention that your services were just what we needed. As an art group, I’m sure that our needs were not standard, but you did a tremendous job in accommodating us, and it’s greatly appreciated. I hope we will be working together again next year. Thanks again for all of your help and hard work.”
Jason Guynes, MFA
Professor of Art – Chairperson, Department of Visual Arts
The University of South Alabam
(Viaje Educativo)Jason Guynes, MFA
“Como directora de un programa de study-abroad, me encanta trabajar con Forocio. Frank y su staff dan un servicio personalizado excelente. Siempre puedo contar con ellos para ayudarme a organizar cualquier viaje para mis alumnos y, trabajando con ellos, sé que los viajes van a ser de buena calidad a precios muy razonables. ¡Yo recomiendo Forocio a todo el mundo! ”
Resident Director Alcalá ProgramInstituteforStudyAbroad
Butler University UAH
(Viaje Educativo)Melanie Swisher
“Intrax Education Abroad, one of the leading North American providers in faculty led study abroad programs has been working successfully with Forocio International Friends for a number of years. Over the past year we have seen an increase in our group offerings to Spain due to the excellent work of the Forocio team. Without exception, every student group that we have sent to Spain with Forocio has been extremely satisfied with their attention to detail and high level of customer attention and service. Our organization works with tour operators all over the world and Forocio stands out head and shoulders above all!” ”
Operations Manager Intrax Education Abroad
(Viaje Educativo)Joseph Roma
“From transportation and hotels to guided visits, Forocio offers quality excursions at competitive prices. Frank and his team are exceptional, and Forocio’s customer service and willingness to adapt to our program requirements has resulted in first-rate travels throughout Spain and wonderful memories for our students. Indeed, even with a program as large as ours (80-100 students), Forocio has provided excellent accommodations, comfortable and spacious motor coaches, exceptional guides in both Spanish and English, and does it all while maintaining quality and an economical price. And, to top it off, Forocio makes sure that everything is taken care of for you by making all arrangements and staying in contact at all times. This is an honest and trustworthy company that is genuinely interested in their client. Higly recommended. ”
Chad M. Gasta
Director, Western European Studies Program
Iowa State Universit
(Viaje Educativo)Chad M. Gasta
“Back from Sevilla, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and Forocio for organizing the trip for us. Everything went well… We all had a great time: the hotel accommodations were good, and the hotel food was good too. I want to especially commend our guide Pablo Carbajosa, who is an excellent guide, and a very lovely person. We truly enjoyed his sense of humor, his knowledge, his kindness, as well as his impressive linguistic abilities. I hope we can have another trip with Forocio, if not this year, then next year. I am going to give your address and information to the next Field Directors, who may contact you even before they get here next year. Best wishes, and once again, thank you very much!”
St. Marys University
(Viaje España)Eva Bueno
“Another successful ISU trip in Spain! Thank you for all that you do for us.”
Howard Van Auken, PhD Bob&Kay Smith
Entrepreneurship Fellow Professor of Management Iowa State University
(Viaje España)Howard Van Auken
“Estamos encantados con los viajes que Forocio organiza para la Universidad de California año tras año. Se trata de una agencia sumamente profesional, con un excelente conocimiento de España, de su gente y de su cultura. También, entienden mejor que nadie la mentalidad y las motivaciones de nuestros estudiantes, quienes siempre recuerdan estos viajes con un gran cariño. Tampoco se olvidan de las fiestas que organiza Forocio en el Palacio de Gaviria. Son memorables! Siempre hemos estado satisfechos con los hoteles y los autobuses que nos ha facilitado Forocio. Los guías que lideran los viajes o las visitas son los mejores que hay en este negocio. En fin, es un placer trabajar con Forocio y tienen todo nuestro agradecimiento. ”
Director, Education Abroad Program of the University of California in Madrid
(Viaje Educativo)Jean-Xavier Guinard
“The transportation, accomodations, and tour guide services provided by Forocio are consistently of the highest quality. The staff is knowledgeable, responsive, and reliable. They do an excellent job in selecting moderately priced services well-suited for student and faculty groups.”
Office of Study Abroad
University of Kansas
(Viaje Educativo)Angela Diettrich
“My apologies for not getting back to you after the trip, but I fell immediately into a new academic semester and am only now surfacing… Anyway we all had a great great, both the students and me… You did a great job arranging an excellent (but complicated) itinerary. I would definitely plan to do Roman Spain again… You were very wise, by the way, to suggest that I bring a letter from my school. That got us free into a number of places, including the Prado. That sort of things would not have happened in Italy…Anyway, thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip. I would certain call upon you again and recommend you to others.”
Thomas Jerome Sienkewicz
Department of Classics – Monmouth College
Monmouth, Illinois – United States of America
(Viaje Educativo)Thomas Jerome Sienkewicz
“Ya un poco más descansada, quisiera agradecerles su apoyo durante el viaje y sobre todo para el regreso a nuestras ciudades de origen… En cuanto al viaje en si mismo se desarrolló sin contratiempos y dejó una impresión final de mucha satisfacción en todos los muchachos… Así que muchas gracias Stefan y Blanca por ese magnífico regalo que hicieron a los muchachos y que definitivamente quedará en sus memorias como uno de los mejores recuerdos de su vida. Quisiera terminar este correo dando unas inmensas gracias a Henar. Fue un elemento invaluable para el exito de este viaje. Su profesionalismo me impresionó porque siempre iba más allá de lo que implicaba su papel. Estaba al tanto de todo, aprendió a conocer los muchachos, inclusive identificando los de Oxford y los de Bath. Me alegro haberla conocido y creo que en una semana no solamente conocí una muy buena guía pero gané una amiga.”
Profesora de francés – División Preparatoria
Campus Estado de México – TEC DE MONTERREY
(Viaje Educativo)Ma. Jocelyne Perréard
“I wanted to tell you all how much my small group & I appreciated all your help, advice & assistance with our visits to cities in Italy. I would heartily recommend your group to any individual or group planning visits to Italy!”
Professor, Design, University of Kansas
(Viaje Educativo)Lois Greene
“Hemos pasado un viaje sensacional en Valencia. Nuestra guía, Ester fue muy accesible, simpática y la visita informativa e interesante. El personal y servicio del hotel Excelsior fue efectivo, atento y cordial. De nuevo, nuestro conductor, Eduardo Navarro, ha sido extraordinario… Muchas gracias por el servicio de primera clase+ que he recibido de parte de tu empresa.”
Linda Luft, M.A
The University of Arizona – United States of America
(Viaje España)Linda Luft, M.A
“The students & teachers are very happy about the trip and its arrangement. Thank you for doing so much for us. There is no disappointment and all are fine. I am happy to be your reference whenever you need.”
Charlotte Travel Limited
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon Hong Kong – China
(Viaje Educativo)Jackie Harris
“Forocio is my best choice for field trip arrangements and support during my short and long visits to Spain. I have taken groups of students from the College of DuPage to Madrid and Granada for five weeks and I was very pleased with all the support I received from Forocio. I sincerely recommend their services, their tour guides are well prepared and their expertise made our learning experience valuable. I highly recommend Forocio for all your trips in Spain.”
Edith Jaco, Ed.D.
Director of the Spain Study Abroad Program
College of DuPage – United States of America
(Viaje España)Edith Jaco, Ed.D.
“Trabajamos con Forocio desde hace más de 20 años con total satisfacción tanto por parte de nuestros clientes como nuestra. Es una empresa seria y fiable. Los precios son muy competitivos y se esmeran por complacer las necesidades de los clientes. Mientras la relación siga siendo tan buena como hasta ahora, seguiremos trabajando y recomendando Forocio para reservas hoteleras y viajes.”
Estdio Internacional SampereVirginia Sampere
“For the last 6 years Forocio has been essential to our study-abroad program in Madrid. Their rare combination of expertise, dependability, and affordability makes our program run smoothly and makes my life much easier. Our extended field trip to Barcelona is the highlight of our summer and the meals Forocio arranged for us were exquisite. My students bragged to their friends from other programs about the hip restaurants we went to in Spain.”
George A. Carlsen
Director of the Madrid Summer Study Abroad Program
Pepperdine UniversityGeorge A. Carlsen
“We have worked with Stefan Schmuckle and Forocio since 2012, taking groups of American university students to Europe during the month of January. Our groups have ranged in size from 23-32, and we have visited five cities per trip, ranging from Barcelona to St. Petersburg, Russia. We have always sought the elusive combination of acceptable price point and comfortable accommodations – and Stefan has always delivered. Not once have we had a guide or transport fail to show up on time or arrived at a hotel that was not only expecting us but ready for early check-in. Stefan even handled all the flights between the European cities. We could not be more pleased with Forocio and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Janie Spencer, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Birmingham-Southern CollegeJanie Spencer, Ph.D.
“Just wish to express my appreciation for helping and organizing a very successful experienced with all our groups and individuals. It was overall an enjoyable trips Thank you for your patience, trust and attention to details and most importantly, for accommodating to our many requests with a feeling that we are at our homes and with our families. After a long relationship I can admit that you are the number one travel agency that provides the level of superb services and professionalism, and after all I would like to thank you for never refer back to us for money or financial issues …
Well done Forocio team we do appreciate your hard work.”
Vladimir Travel & tourism Lebanon
General ManagerZiad Khairallah
“ Forocio es un sinónimo de servicio ,profesionalismo y cercanía con el cliente.
Hemos tenido la oportunidad de hacer grupos , servicios privados, reserva de hoteles, guías y consulta de cualquier tema sobre nuestros mutuos clientes, son unos socios comerciales que juntos hacen la diferencia para que tus clientes regresen contentos y quieran repetir.
Sus precios justos y te dan las opciones que pidas para siempre estar en precio de acuerdo a las necesidades del cliente sin afectar el servicio.
Por ahora, eso es todo y me despido de usted no queriendo perder la oportunidad de reiterale mis sentimientos de congratulación y agradecimiento por todo lo recibido de Stefan Schmückle y todo su equipo.”
BCeuropa Travel Management