From a very young age, I have grown up in an international environment since my parents moved to Spain from Poland. This meant that every year we traveled across Europe to visit our family and friends, discovering along the way numerous cultures and magical places: from the biggest cities to the smallest villages. In all of them, I have learned that the only way to get the most out of a destination is to dedicate time to the small details that make the trip unforgettable.
Further on I decided to move across the ocean to the US and stayed for some time in Virginia, where I learned that I was not the only one obsessed with the Spanish culture. All of these experiences made me realize that the world is just waiting to be explored and that the best way to start is to focus on close-by places. This made me travel all across Spain, Portugal, and the north of Africa, with some trips to other parts of Europe, to gather all my knowledge and prepare incredible experiences for other travelers.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Unique trips and custom-made itineraries based on local experiences and the culture of Spain and Portugal."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Since Spain is such an interesting country, friends and family wanted to visit us and get to know this place that I fell in love with and where I decided to stay forever. Since then I have transferred my skills and knowledge to the world of tourism, to offer all travelers the opportunity to create once in a lifetime memories."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I have still in my mind the first time I entered the Mosque of Cordoba. It was a hot mid-spring day and it was still early so almost no people were waiting in line. When I entered I felt the coolness of the interior and when my eyes got used to the change of lighting I was stunned by the grandiose hall, full of colorful arches that reminded me of a labyrinth. I heard the echoes of people's whispers and felt transported back in time as well as grateful for being able to observe such a masterpiece."
Featured trips & expertise
Family Vacation to Spain & Portugal - 14 Days
This two-week family vacation combines Portugal's beaches, palaces, and flavors with Spain's flamenco, royalty, and parks. Start your trip in Portugal with highlights kids and adults love, including playing on the beach, sailing in the ocean, and spotting dolphins. Then, make your way to Spain, where unique cultural experiences await, including sites like Granada's Alhambra, Madrid's Plaza Mayor, and Seville's Royal Alcázar.
Epic Portugal: Lisbon to the Algarve - 15 Days
From historic cities to rural countryside and rugged coastlines, you'll delve deep into Portugal on this 15-day grand tour. Hop between Lisbon and Porto for cosmopolitan cuisine and countless cultural highlights, then head south through Coimbra, Évora, and the Alentejo plains to reach the wild Algarve coast—where a relaxing itinerary of boat trips and beach time awaits.
Portugal Road Trip: Porto, Lisbon & the Algarve - 15 Days
Road trip through some of the most beautiful places in Portugal on this exciting 15-day tour. As soon as you land in Lisbon, drive north to gorgeous Porto and the Douro Valley. Spend multiple days enjoying wine and taking in riverside views. Then, go back to the capital for guided tours and side trips to castles and beaches. Finish in the wild Algarve, whose coastline is flanked by tall sea cliffs and impressive caves.
Self-Drive Southern Portugal: Lisbon, Alcácer do Sal, Aljezur & Lagos - 6 Days
Explore southwestern Portugal's stunning scenery on this six-day road trip from Lisbon to Lagos at your own pace. Set out from the capital to wind your way south through a land of sweeping beaches, whitewashed towns, and unspoiled countryside. Along the way, you'll stand at the edge of mainland Europe at Cabo da Roca, cross the Sado Estuary by ferry, and explore the wild beauty of Costa Vicentina National Park.
Portugal Scenic Coastal Hike: Cascais, Azóia, Colares & Sintra - 8 Days
Discover Portugal's wild side on this eight-day coastal hiking trip. The adventure will begin with a food tour of Lisbon and a rest day in the gorgeous beach town of Cascais. Spend the next four days trekking around the expansive Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, passing through forests, dunes, coastal towns, and hilltop sanctuaries. End with some downtime in Sintra, a charming village known for its impressive palaces and castles.
Portugal for Foodies: Porto, the Douro Valley & Lisbon - 6 Days
In under a week, this whirlwind itinerary checks off three of Portugal's culinary hotspots with a perfect balance of food tours, wine tasting, and sightseeing. Eat like a local on a journey through Porto's vibrant gastronomy scene, sip world-class wines in the scenic Douro Valley, and end in Lisbon for a lively tour of the capital by tuk-tuk.
Recent trip reviews for Marta
KimKim Exceeds all Expectations
Dec 25 - Jan 3, 2023
We admittedly were nervous entering our first experience with KimKim, not knowing whether the scheduled drivers and guides actually show up, what would the tours really be like, what about the hotels, would the restaurant reservations actually be reserved? Not to worry! Everything went exactly as scheduled, all drivers and guides were exceptional, the hotels were great (one spectacular), and the food astounding., and Marta was there every step of the way. The overall experience could not be... read more
Overall it was a great experience traveling w...
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2023
Overall it was a great experience traveling with KimKim as our tour company and Marta was absolutely great. Loved all the communication tools and apps the company uses - very user friendly and easy access to the tour guides.
The only thing I would mention is to include more detailed explanation of the tour itself for example what exactly is included in the tour so that the client knows how to ask for customization.
Also please make note that the lady driver that took us from Porto to... read more
Our trip to Portugal over the wintertime was ...
Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2022
Our trip to Portugal over the wintertime was fabulous and we are back with some wonderful memories and a good understanding of Portugal.
With exaggeration, Our family loved every minute of it. The accommodation suited as very well as with the entire itinerary . Our guides throughout were fabulous and were very insightful.
The local trips to Douro Valley, Sintra and rural Algarve will leave us with long lasting memories of the regions I would highly recommend this to other... read more
Hi Preethi, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful insight about your time in Portugal. I am very glad you enjoyed this Winter trip and I hope we can stay in touch for your future adventures in Spain and Portugal. I wish you a lovely beginning of 2023 with your family. All my best, Marta
We really enjoyed the pace and activities on ...
Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2022
We really enjoyed the pace and activities on our trip. The kids were not looking forward to the walking tour in Spain but Beatriz made it so much fun. The cooking class in Seville was wonderful too. So much fun for the whole family. The train rides to each destination was fun too. Between Seville and Granda we hiked/walked Caminito Del Rey. The kids really enjoyed this adventure. Each place we visited had something unique and memorable. read more
Hi Michelle, I am thrilled to hear you had such a marvelous time in Spain with your family. It was my pleasure to work with you and organize this experience for your lot. I will make sure to inform Bea and the rest of our colleagues about this positive feedback, as we endeavor to offer only the best for our travelers. Wish you a lovely New Year! All my best, Marta
Family trip to Portugal - WOW, thanks to Marta Trzeciakows...
Nov 20 - Nov 28, 2022
Our destination specialist, Marta Trzeciakowska was amazing and did a great job in planning; reacting to our itinerary change requests, responded to any questions in a timely manner (very responsive), and available to assist when last minute coordination was required to unavoidable weather implications.
During our 9-day trip to Portugal, 3 days in Porto and 6 days on the island of Madeira, each and every planned event was amazing - a lifetime of memories. The guides who hosted our family... read more
John & family, this review leaves me almost speechless. It truly was a pleasure working with you to create this fantastic trip. Thank you so much for taking this much time to go into detail about all the services, we thrive to prepare the best experiences for you. I will be forwarding this message to all the guides you had during the trip. Let me know if you plan another amazing trip to Portugal or Spain in the future. Warmest regards, Marta :)
Pintxos, Basilicas, and Pilota - Oh My!
Oct 12 - Oct 23, 2022
Very satisfying experience with our specialist Marta. She made sure to understand our goals and wishes for the trip, and was very accommodating in assisting us in fine tuning the itinerary so that we got the most of the trip. We were so happy with kimkim’s process that we’ve already scheduled another trip with them! Moreover, we have recommended kimkim to friends, and will continue to do so.
The kimkim process was simple yet thorough, and working with Marta was rewarding. We enjoyed the... read more
Hi Joel, thank you for taking the time to submit the review. It was a pleasure to organize this trip for you and Natalie, and I am thrilled that you had a great time exploring the must-sees and other hidden spots in our beloved country. If you consider a trip to Portugal or Spain in the future, let me know and I will be happy to help. Have fun on your new adventure! Best, Marta
Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2022
Hi Marta, Thank you so much for our vacation. It was outstanding. Anne Lynne and I appreciated every detail, and wouldn’t change a thing. Everything flowed so smoothly, thanks to you, which is no small feat when traveling ! We enjoyed a perfect mix of nature, culture, history, art, hiking and exploring, food and wine, music and adventure. The iPhone app you provided was terrific, making communication and logistics seamless. Our guides informative, professional and really interesting. We... read more
Hi Mel and Anne Lynne, thank you a million for taking the time to post the review. It was a pleasure to organize all the details for your trip, so you could enjoy the big array of experiences Portugal has to offer in the time you had there. I would be very happy to help you with future trips to Portugal and Spain, and I will make sure the guides know how much you enjoyed your time :) All my best, Marta
I can’t remember what Marta arranged or what ...
Oct 13 - Oct 27, 2022
I can’t remember what Marta arranged or what I arranged so I will tell you our favorites with only one negative.
Cuenca - great tour with Daniel
Cartegena - we did not enjoy our time with
Venice - great hotel Helen Berger, good bike tour, great restaurant Tagomago
Girona - excellent history & food tour with Gina
Huesca - amazing Castello de Corvinos
San Sebastián - excellent hotel Villa Favorita, excellent tour with Diego
Hi Ann, thank you for the review of some of the activities of your trip. In your review, you mentioned Venice although it is Valencia you stayed in. During your trip, we were in touch and we received all good feedback so some of the facts you mention are new to me and I will forward all the comments to our local guides. I do hope we keep in contact for your future travel endeavors in Spain or Portugal :) Warm regards, Marta
Granada, Ronda, Seville & Cordoba
Sep 28 - Oct 5, 2022
Susan and I have had a wonderful time exploring Granada, Ronda, Seville and Cordoba, thanks to Martha's professional planning and organising of our trip.
Which place was our favourite? That is very difficult to say, as all four places held something special and are a 'must see'.
We loved the choice of hotels which were all in the perfect location for getting about to see all the sights. We took on some of your recommendations for where to eat which was very helpful.
The guided tours and... read more
Hi Gillian, thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and for your feedback which I will make sure to forward to our team of local guides, who were very happy to show you around Andalusia. I will contact the hotel to check about the reception schedules, as they never mentioned they have reduced staff at the moment. I am happy to help with your other adventures in Spain in the future! Best, Marta
Portugal is a MUST for your next European Holiday
Sep 8 - Sep 19, 2022
We could not be more pleased with the trip that Marta arranged for us to visit Portugal. From our time in Lisbon, our spectacular hike along the coast in the Sintra Region and our final days in Porto, we were consistently impressed with the high levels of service, the lovely accommodations and the ease of executing the trip as planned via the travel App. We were able to stay in touch with Marta the entire time and she was always available to connect with us if we had any questions. We... read more
Hi Martha, thank you so much for this fantastic review and the time you put into it. It was a pleasure to prepare this experience for you and see how you enjoy it despite the change of dates. Portuguese countryside and natural parks as you say are a MUST and hiking through them is an adventure. Let me know when you plan a new excursion to Spain or Portugal and I will be happy to help. All my best, Marta
Child Friendly Trip
Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2022
Marta and Karin were amazing to work with. They were patient, ultra responsive and accommodating. It was a relaxed trip with lots of time for us to explore on our own and at our pace, given that we were traveling with a 5 year old. All the excursions were well timed to beat the crowds and the hotels were very conveniently located. As vegetarians, Marta made it a point to let the hosts know and also made some nice recommendations for local vegetarian friendly spots.
This was our second time planning with KimKim and we'd certainly do it again.
Hi Shailee, thank you for taking the time to send us this feedback from your trip. It was a pleasure to organize a trip for your family that could be enjoyed by all of you. I hope we will be in touch for other trips :) All my best, Marta
Great Food and wine themed North Portugal tour
Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2022
We had a 7 day trip to North Portugal booked in June but due to personal circumstances had to change it to early September. Marta was very understanding and helped us reorganize all the bookings.
We started off in Porto and had a good introduction into the city - doing a food tour , followed by an e-bike tour. We got opportunity to view the city ourselves and had a lot of great recommendations on what to do/ and where to eat. We also got to do different things like go to the National park!... read more
Hi Jenny, thank you so much for all this feedback! It was a great pleasure to prepare this vacation in Portugal for you both and I appreciate your words. The most important part for me is that in the end, you got to experience the best of Northern Portugal. If you visit Portugal or Spain again I will be happy to help. Best, Marta
Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022
Overall a great trip and your recommendations of places to visit and tour guides to use were excellent. Particularly liked the Duro Valley and Belman tours as the guides did a great job ensuring that we saw the best attractions without wasting time in long lines. Pickup and drop off at the airport and hotel was fairly seamless and our driver got us right to the baggage drop off before sending us on our way.
Would certainly utilize Kim Kim again on our next trip. So much time and energy... read more
Hi Patrick, thank you for taking the time to write this kind words. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed the trip and had the chance to discover Portugal with us. It was a pleasure to prepare this experience for you. All my best, Marta
Marta was amazing. Kim Kim for Portugal is a definite recommendation!
Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2022
Marta was amazing. The vacation was amazing. We really enjoyed Rui, Paolo and Sandra are very high recommends! The ladies that took us on the food tours were great as was the gal that took us on a history tour of Lisbon. The gentleman that took us on the Algarve wine tour was knowledgeable but not so good as a guide. He was pleasant but not so good at making it a personal experience. Bea was very helpful when she was able to get the extra room at the Algarve hotel. That hotel is very... read more
Hi Christy, thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to create this experience for you in Portugal and I am thrilled Lee and you enjoyed it. The location of each activity is always in the travel documents but we will make sure it is well pointed out. The lunch at the Quinta was not available and we agreed to only do the wine tour, but next time you visit Portugal I will make sure you enjoy the Quinta too :) All my best, Marta
Fabulous time in Portugal!!!
Jul 22 - Jul 31, 2022
I know some people who plan trips on their own and feel travel agents don't add value. I have to say that Marta and Karin proved their worth as travel agents every step of the way. it was easy to message them during the planning process. They figured out pretty quickly what kind of hotels I liked. They provided a very nice mixture of activities (in city food and cultural tours, hikes, day trips to surrounding areas, kayaking etc.). Every detail of the trip was planned perfectly. Having... read more
Hi Christine, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful insight about your time in Portugal. I am very glad you enjoyed the trip and I hope we can stay in touch for your future adventures in Spain and Portugal. All my best, Marta
Marta, an amazing guide that goes above and beyond.
May 28 - Jun 9, 2022
Marta was amazing. Not only did she help me plan my Spain trip, but she also jumped in when I asked for help last minute on my Portugal trip. She checked in with me daily, even on the weekends to make sure everything was great. I made a switch during my trip to see Toledo and she offered to pay for my train tickets and helped with ideas of places to see and eat while there.
The attention to detail she sent was amazing. Not only that, but she made sure I had all my documents way in... read more
Hi Russalle, thank you so much for your kind words! It has been a pleasure to organize this trip for you and help out with the addition of Portugal too, it is thrilling to hear that you enjoyed every day and each experience while in country, and I hope I can be of help in future trips. All my best, Marta
Amazing Family Trip to Spain
Jun 20 - Jul 2, 2022
Our family had an amazing trip to Spain! It was so well organized and everything went very smoothly. We have never had a travel agent plan a trip and I am so glad we did. It will be hard to travel any other way especially for a long trip in another country. I really felt like I was on vacation as all of the details of planning were taken care of and the itinerary was easily referenced in the app. All of our transportation and transfers were prearranged which was so helpful since we were a... read more
Hi Michele, thank you for your feedback and the time to write this review. We really appreaciate the insight into all the activities from your personal experience. I loved working on this trip with you and I am happy to hear you enjoyed it. I hope our paths will cross again when planning your next trip to Spain or Portugal.
Family Time in Lisbon
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2022
This was our first experience with KimKim.. Our local specialist Marta was superb! She was knowledgeable and utterly responsive, even on a Sunday afternoon when we contacted her because our flight to Lisbon was delayed. She also reached out to us during our time in Lisbon to ensure things were going well, something we very much appreciated.
We were grateful for Marta's recommendation of an outstandingly beautiful and relaxing Lisbon hotel (Torel Palace), her close coordination of many... read more
Hi Martha, thank you for taking the time to send us such a complete review and for your kind words. It was a pleasure to organize this trip to Lisbon for you and your family and I hope our paths meet again for your next adventures in Spain and Portugal. All my best, Marta.
All in all good experience.
Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
All in all it was a good experience. The trip was all booked for me and all i needed to do was show up.
I liked the insider tips provided. read more
Hi Rebecca, thank you for taking the time to write the review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Lisbon and I hope for better weather when you decide to visit Portugal again in the future. It was a pleasure to organize these activities for you and feel free to contact us for future adventures :)
The BEST of Portugal - Custom Land Tour
May 25 - Jun 8, 2022
We couldn't be more pleased with the KimKim process. They set us up with Marta, a destination specialist for our planned location, Portugal. We gave Marta a general idea of where we wanted to go, for how long, and for what kind of budget. The next day, we had our first draft of an itinerary!! The KimKim app allowed us to comment on each hotel, each tour, etc., so we could pick away at it. In the end, and after only a few rounds, we had the perfect match! Marta stayed in touch with us up to... read more
Hi Russ, thank you for your kind words and wonderful insight into the trip that we planned for your visit to Portugal. I am more than happy to see you enjoyed it and that you had fun throughout the whole journey. We are thrilled that you chose us and I hope our paths will cross again when planning your next adventure.
May 28 - Jun 3, 2022
We had a great time in Portugal! Marta was fantastic in helping us plan everything and was extremely responsive throughout our entire trip. The hotels she chose for us were in perfect locations in Lisbon and Lagos. The tours she booked were also great! We really enjoyed the walking tour of Lisbon with our guide Baptise and tuktuk tour with Claudio. In Lagos, the tour of Sagres was beautiful and highly recommended. I definitely will use this service for my next trips.
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Ella and Lieza, thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your vacation in Portugal. It was my pleasure to help you plan this trip. Marta :)