For a little more than a week, we step back through the centuries via the art, folklore and gastronomy of one of the most interesting southern regions of Europe. We depart from Madrid, the only European capital with a name of arabic origin, and home of the world-famous Prado Museum and a number of excellent museums. A short day’s journey brings us to Cordoba, the old capital of Al Andalus ( the ancient Spanish Islamic Empire), where caliph art and culture flourished and spread through the known world of its time. The Mosque, the incomparable jewel of arabic religious art, is an evocative and seemingly eternal witness to the splendor of the Al Andalus culture. From Cordoba we follow the course of the Guadalquivir river to Sevilla. Throughout history, the various cultures that have inhabited this city have left their distinctive mark: the Almohades, their Gold Tower ; the Christians, the graceful Gothic Cathedral, the third largest in the world. Mythic Granada is not far off, near the peaks of the highest mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula. From any of its lively streets the Alhambra, the most impressive palace of the arabic middle ages, presents its majestic presence. But not all in Andalusia is history. There is also flamenco, tapas bars, and a lively street life that has made Spain famous. All in all, a memorable experience among some of the most impressive artistic buildings and monuments of all mankind is assured.
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.