What our guests say

Sol y Sombra tours
My wife and I experienced a 12 day East Andalucia tour with Sol y Sombra Tours in September 2014. We both agree that this was one of the best holidays we have had. Grant and Alex cared for us well, and we enjoyed their company. Because they were looking after everything, we could relax and enjoy the sights, history, culture, food and wine of this wonderful region. The small size of our party, meant we were able to visit many places that would not be included with more traditional tours, and their experience and knowledge took us to places we would not have known about if we had tried to guide ourselves. They were also flexible, giving us time to ourselves when we needed it, and consulting us about options for activities and meals.We stayed in good quality accommodation and had great meals with plenty of variety. We covered a lot in 12 days, but it did not feel rushed as the tour allows plenty of time in each place. Some highlights for us were:

•Staying in a cave house in Granada
•The Flamenco show in another cave in Granada
•Being shown around an old Renaissance Palazzo in Ubeda by the owner.
•The beautiful white washed villages of the Alpujarras, and a great meal at a roof-top restaurant.
•Mountain walk in Cazorla
•Wandering the streets of the old town in Cordoba.

Truly a memorable experience, and highly recommended.

— Don and Jocelyn Hounsell
Alex and Grant are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about Spanish Culture, Art, Food, and History. A tour with Sol y Sombra tours will be one you never forget - a veritable feast of rich memories incorporating delicious and authentic food and wine, great company, stunning vistas, amazing architecture and incredible art. Staying in luxurious hotels and seeing the ‘Real Spain’ up close and personal, I would highly recommend travel with Alexandra and Grant if you are looking for a holiday to remember.
— Stephen Kelly, Director C+M Conversion Marketing, NZ
It is with pleasure that I recommend any budding or keen artist join Alexandra and Grant on the Artists Retreat in Spain. Alexandra has been my tutor for several years now and it has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. I started off as a total beginner, not even knowing how to mix colours and am now doing portraits in oils and charcoals and just loving it. I have also had lessons in painting landscapes in both oil and pastel.
She explains how to do things so well, then lets you get on with the painting, corrects you and lets the canvas do the talking. I now enjoy every minute I am painting and the rest of the world seems to pass away. If you want to get into painting I have no hesitation in recommending Alex to you. Just enjoy,
— Sir Noel Robinson, K.N.Z.M

Sol y Sombra's guided tours in Spain provide a unique Spanish experience that include visiting the Alhambra and the Mesquita as well as exploring beautiful white villages, enjoying Spanish cuisine and culture. View our tours below or contact us for all your tour requests and enquiries.