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."
Marta's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Delve deeper into Portugal and southern Spain as you visit iconic cities and explore lesser-known towns and villages over two epic weeks. Tick off Porto and Lisbon, stopping at...
This adventure is the perfect introduction to Portugal for first-timers. Over the course of a week, you'll explore Lisbon's exciting food and culture scene, take scenic day...
Experience three of Portugal's most iconic destinations on this 10-day trip, starting in Lisbon, where you'll tour ancient ruins, cobbled streets, and a UNESCO-listed village in...
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...
Foodies will love this unique trip plan, which introduces you to Portuguese history and culture one bite at a time. You'll start in Lisbon, where a private guide will take you...
Grab your kids and head to Spain for 10 days of fun activities, like beach trips near Málaga and on the Costa Brava; citywide treasure hunts; kayaking, catamaran, and sailing...
Spend a week exploring world-class cuisine at five of the top Michelin Star restaurants in the Algarve. Visit a world-famous wine cellar, explore medieval town squares, and try...
Road trip itineraries
Escape to the coast on this gorgeous 10-day exploration, that includes ample time is Porto and Lisbon, and stops through charming seafaring towns with fantastic beaches,...
This eight-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White...
Spend five days exploring the spectacular Algarve region, Portugal's southernmost area that sweeps westward to the Atlantic. You'll spend quality time in the region's two main...
Recent trip reviews for Marta
Excellent Trip Plan for Mainland Portugal and the Azores
May 6 - May 19, 2023
Our group could not have been happier with our two week trip to Portugal and Sao Miguel Island! The hotels, transfers, and guides were all excellent. In Lisbon, our guide was Filipa for two days and she was very good. I would definitely recommend Palacio Ludovice Hotel as well - great location, rooms, and customer service. We loved the day trip to Sintra, Estoril and Cascais as well - another great guide and Nortada restaurant for lunch was a great recommendation. Evora was lovely but I... read more
Thank you for being quick to respond at every...
May 12 - May 28, 2023
Thank you for being quick to respond at every moment. We appreciated all your advice and checking up on drivers and guides.
H10 hotel and the cooking class in Sevilla was our absolute highlights. We could not have found either without your help so thank you!! The improvements - The hotel at Las Ramblas and Ronda was a let down in comparison. I think we would have appreciated more preparation in what to expect. Ronda staff were very rude- maybe they really dislike Americans? And Las... read more
All the guides were fabulous. We really enjo...
May 6 - May 19, 2023
All the guides were fabulous.
We really enjoyed the food, wine walking tour in Lisbon. Marta did a wonderful job.
We liked Caiscas and walking along the beach, in addition to a marvelous lunch at Nortada.
Our hotel, Palacio Ludivice Wine Experince Hotel, had a great location, attentive staff, and every night a different treat was left in the room, from candies, pastry, port, etc.
Great breakfast and very nice bar.
Our guide for the 2 tours we did in Evora, Telma was super. Very... read more
Our Retirement Vacation
Apr 4 - Apr 22, 2023
Marta, our travel coordinator, was fantastic. She provided an app that gave us great information. She did a perfect job matching our vacation wishes with experiences. She continuously checked in with us to see how everything was going and if she could assist in anyway, always going above and beyond. KimKim has a gem in Marta!!
All our guides throughout Portugal, Azores and Spain were wonderful. (With the exception of the guide we had in Barcelona for our visit to Monserrat. He did not... read more
Family trip to Spain
Apr 6 - Apr 14, 2023
Marta helped us plan out a family trip to Barcelona and Madrid with a few day trips. She was helpful and patient with us prior to the trip. And we received a detailed plan through their app before we arrived with all the tickets/vouchers and info we would need. We packed a lot into the 9 day itinerary, and it all went very smoothly. It was nice to sit back and enjoy the trip while all the guides and drivers were all where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there! And... read more
Our family trip to Spain was absolutely fantastic!
Mar 5 - Mar 13, 2023
Our family trip to Spain was absolutely fantastic! The entire process with Marta (and KimKim) from start to finish could not have been better! Everything was planned meticulously, and Marta was always promptly available with guidance, expertise, and assistance. The drivers were always on time and professional. The hotels were all luxurious and right in the middle of all the action in each city. The Flamenco Show was so quaint and intimate, it felt like we were at a private performance. And... read more
Marta was an amazing agent to work with. Very...
Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2022
Marta was an amazing agent to work with. Very responsive, pays attention to detail, and did a great job taking into consideration our preferences and constraints. Have highly recommended KimKim to our friends and family because of Marta's excellent work. read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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