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Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours

Peratallada, Spain
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About Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours
Starting in the 80’s as a part time job, in 1996 I decided this was going to be my adventure. Since then I have been offering tours in more than 90 different sites around the area, of which 50 are still on the list. Apart from all the little villages on the area that are more or less known I have been getting specialized in Salvador Dali, the Spanish Civil War, medieval and rural villages and Romanesque architecture. Most popular on the list are the Dali’s Museum in Figueres, the medieval towns of Peratallada, Monells and Sant Marti d’Empuries (among others), the Spanish Civil War in Figueres, a tour of Romanesque churches and a night tour searching marks and rituals used in the past to protect houses and ward off witches. Opening closed temples, climbing medieval towers or discovering all the little details in walls and buildings becomes part of the experience that only a curious local like me can offer you. Here I am to make you enjoy as much as I do. Feel welcomed
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Ken M wrote a review Dec 2018
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Nik was really wonderful. Not only did he have a fantastic command of the subject, but he clearly continues to update his research and understanding of Dali's life and art. He provided background, context, and details that you'd NEVER get on your own or in a big group tour. The private tour was the best way to make the most of your day in the museum. Honestly, I thought Dali was just a flake before our tour, but I now really appreciate and, to a more-limited extent, understand his work. Thanks Nik!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from wwwnikdusermcom, Leder  at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours
Responded 29 Dec 2018
Ken, thanks a lot for appreciating Dalí through my modest explanations and for taking some time to leave this helpful review. Despite almost a thousand visits to the museum, I realize that I still have a lot to learn about Dalí and his work. My regards to Christine and the rest of you. I wish you a great 2019
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Lyloeb wrote a review Nov 2018
Atlanta, Georgia8 contributions95 helpful votes
Wonderful experience. Nik did a brilliant job of guiding us around the Dali Musuem. I can't recommend him enough. I only thought I knew anything about Dali before now! He was also super helpful pre-trip and extremely patient with my quirky group of folks. Thanks again!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from wwwnikdusermcom, guide at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours
Responded 29 Nov 2018
A quirky group in a peculiar museum, the perfect combination. ;-) Thanks a lot for your lines. I am truly greatful and glad that you did enjoy it so much. My best regards to the gang
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kfrank1 wrote a review Oct 2018
Albany, New York13 contributions98 helpful votes
Nik gave us a half day tour about the Civil War. We walked around Figueres and viewed buildings, squares, and signs of the past. Nik has a depth of knowledge about the region that can’t be beat. Our group of six recommend him without reservation!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from wwwnikdusermcom, guide and manager at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours
Responded 03 Oct 2018
Thanks a lot for your review Kate. I am happy to hear that you enjoy the more than three hours tour in Figueres. All the best nik
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Reetz2059 wrote a review Jun 2018
Toronto, Ontario12 contributions125 helpful votes
We had an incredible day with Nik, exploring the medieval churches and buildings around Peratallada, with a visit to a ceramic factory thrown in for good measure. Nik is passionate about history and this area and loves to share his knowledge with travellers; discussing current politics was also enlightening. Because he is a trusted and personable guide, he was able to obtain keys to several medieval churches which we otherwise would have only seen from the outside. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer to perhaps tour the Dalí museum and learn more about the Spanish Civil War, another topic of great interest to Nik.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from wwwnikdusermcom, guide at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours
Responded 11 Jun 2018
Dear Rita, thanks a lot for taking your time to leave a review and for the pictures. Pity we couldn't have a -even longer- chat. Well many be there will be another time. My best wishes. nik
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NomadLass wrote a review May 2017
Wethersfield, Connecticut209 contributions375 helpful votes
Another superlative 3-day tour experience with Nik filled with a mixture of history, culture, natural parks, and a few unexpected “hidden gems.” Nik approaches it all with a sense of wonder that is infectious and enjoys the moments of serendipity as much as I do. Started off in the beautiful village of Besalu and the unique Museum of Miniatures then stopped along the way at nearby medieval towns, Banyoles Lake, and Les Estunes National Park which has a touch of magic – a fairy legend arising from the dramatic fissures and rock formations caused years ago by an earthquake. During the next 2 days we visited small historic villages off the beaten path and toured Museu Rural at Mas Pou, a museum highlighting Catalonian farm life through the years. In Peratallada, after Nik’s historical walking tour of the village, we took a break and stopped at Cireret, a charming new wine bar – an ideal way to relax at the end our village tour! On our last day, a seaside theme, with a visit to the Salt & Anchovy Museum in L’Escala – another delightful small museum with artistically arranged displays - and our final stop, a walk on the sand at the unspoiled Pletera Beach National Park. That ended my idyllic long weekend exploring a little more of the beautiful Emporda with a terrific, personable guide. Already dreaming about returning for a 3rd tour… Nik, I am glad our itinerary could handle a few “wild goose chases” , cafés solo y cortado and pizza at L’Esculapi! Moltes Gracies!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from wwwnikdusermcom, Guide at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours
Responded 12 May 2017
Dear Haddya, when I need to explain the job to others I sometimes use 'discovery tours' as a close approach. With you, it really becomes a discovery, for me also, when end up taking you to a nearby site that I haven't being for ages or even entering the 'unknown' sites. The list was almost finished, although some things stayed on the list only (for a future gathering) since time flew and you were so kind to adapt yourself to my busy schedule. Thanks a lot for your visit and looking forward to go for further wild goose chases. nik
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