This semi-arid region of stark, harsh beauty has been witness to some of the greatest epics of history. Its cities and towns provide silent testimony to the splendor of its past.
Madrid, capital of Spain since 1561, offers a multitude of surprises to its visitors: hidden squares evoke its imperial past, baroque churches and palaces around, and the famous Prado Museum is sure to impress. Less than an hour away is Toledo, an evocative mirror reflecting the glory of a country through which have passed innumerable cultures and civilizations from all shores of the Mediterranean. The ruins of its theater, its small churches, two mosques, two synagogues, an impressive Gothic Cathedral… are only some of the legacy left by the Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Jews and Christians. In Segovia, a little to the North of the capital, a two-thousand year aqueduct provides testimony to the dominant presence of Rome troops in this part of the peninsula. In addition to this formidable engineering feat, Segovia possesses one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and the last Gothic Cathedral built o the peninsula. And if Segovia has the last, Avila has the first. Not far from the site of its solid Romanesque Cathedral, Santa Theresa, reformer and writer was born. Avila with its dozens of renaissance palaces and churches, defies time and seems content to be contained within its almost 2-mile long 11th century walls.
Together with international travel experts, group leaders and tour operators we had been working with different types of groups every time since 1995. We are always focus on the individuality of each group as each tour is designed individually.
As professional organizers of group tours, we expect you will like to read more about the ideas we can work together with you for your future group travel to Spain, Portugal or Morocco and come to us with a list of specifications to be quoted.
(*) Olespaintours ( formerly Ole Spain Tours ) is a licensed receptive travel agent and DMC based in Madrid (Spain) that had been working on custom group tours since 1995.