Patricia Raczkowski

Patricia Raczkowski, born in Canada of a Spanish mother and Polish father, grew up in Spain and has lived there most of her life. She spent her final year of high school in Washington State, living with an American family, and then attended the University of Madrid to study veterinary medicine. She practiced as a veterinary nurse in England before returning to Spain, where she settled in the Alpujarras region. Patricia is a wonderful guide who knows history, customs, and hiking trails of southern Spain very well.

Upcoming Trips:

Pilgrim's Way, September 5-12, 2014
Pilgrim's Way, October 6-13, 2014
Pilgrim's Way, June 1- 8, 2015
Pilgrim's Way, June 16-23, 2015
Pilgrim's Way, September 3-10, 2015
Pilgrim's Way, September 15-22, 2015
Granada to Sevilla, September 25-October 2, 2015
Granada to Sevilla, October 24-31, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Patricia is a knowledgeable leader who was great fun to be with. Marie S., Henderson, NV
Pilgrim’s Way
Patricia was great fun to hike and travel with. Ellen L., Pittsford, NY
Granada to Seville
Patricia was a wonderful assistant leader. She has a gleeful, upbeat personality, is naturally interested in other people, and is very well informed about the history, folklore, food, wine, and culture of the regions we visited. Susan W., Albuquerque, NM
Pilgrim's Way
I thoroughly enjoyed Patricia's company. She is truly compassionate, loves the outdoors and her job. Sara C., El Dorado Hills, CA
Pilgrim's Way
A wonderfully attentive and so very knowledgable guide. She handled each day and all participants with great care and expertice. Very kind and easy to get to know. It was a pleasure to be under Patricia's guidance.She also took personal time at the end of the trip to give Kurt and me advice on our independent driving itinerary through Spain. Carol L., Kalispell, MT
Granada to Sevilla
Patricia was just wonderful. She was always upbeat, full of information, caring, interested in everyone. That she grew up around the area and had such a close personal knowledge really added to the entire experience. I can't believe it would have been as rich with someone else in the lead. Susanne R., Long Island Cty, NY
Granada to Sevilla
Patricia is a very kind, hard-working, capable, and professional lady that interacts well with all participants. Janice G., Edmonton, Canada
Granada to Sevilla
She was our sweeper! Always there, always informative, fun loving and caring! A great choice for this trip! Lindsay L., Denver, CO
Granada to Sevilla
Patricia was caring, warm, and friendly. She made each of us feel like a welcome guest in her country/home—not a paying customer! Jim M., Houston, TX
Pilgrim's Way
Patricia's knowledge and thoughtfulness enhanced our experience and adventure. She endeared herself to the entire group. Gwen M., Houston, TX
Pilgrim's Way
A wonderful attentive and so very knowledgable guide. She handled each day and all participants with great care and expertise. It was a pleasure to be under her guidance. Carol L., Kalispell, MT
Granada to Sevilla
Patricia was just wonderful, always upbeat, full of information, caring, interested in everyone. That she grew up around the area and had such a close personal knowledge really added to the entire experience. Susanne R., Long Island Cty, NY
Granada to Sevilla
Patricia was thoughtful, informative, kind, and fun. I'd go on another trip with her in a heartbeat. Julia L., New York, NY
Granada to Sevilla
Patricia is a caring and hardworking leader. She consistently went above and beyond to make sure everyone in the group had a memorable experience. Glenn R., Towaco, NJ
Granada to Sevilla