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South Olé

South Olé Spain Tours is a family business run by Jorge Villamizar and Emily Matthews. We actually created the idea for it on a napkin at a café in Málaga during our time in college. It would take years of experience in the Spanish service and tourism industries and our own travel in Spain, for us to realize that there was a need to show visitors Spain's rich history and culture in a personalized, familiar way. We began in Southern Spain and worked our way north to Madrid and Barcelona, striving to create quality vacations and avoiding typical obstacles to travelers such as transportation, language, currency, etc. Having to deal with the logistics of putting a trip together by yourself diminishes the enjoyment of your free time, which nowadays is not something to be wasted!

South Olé is part of the following groups: Spain Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
Best of Barcelona & Ibiza - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few days to explore Gaudi's architectural masterpieces and the popular gastro scene (i.e. tapas galore). From here, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for five days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation.

Admire encompassing vistas from atop the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda
Andalucía Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days

Discover the highlights of Andalucía, from the Mediterranean coast in Málaga to the Atlantic coast in Cádiz. On this eight-day self-drive tour you will drive through whitewashed villages built into cliffsides, sample some of the country's best wine and sherry, explore ancient Moor and Roman ruins, and eat delicious local cuisine. Marvel at southern Spain's stunning landscapes, passionate people, and colorful culture.

Explore Parc Guëll and watch the setting sun over Barcelona
Best of Barcelona & the Costa Brava - 9 days

This complete nine-day cultural itinerary features the vibrant and eclectic city of Barcelona, the quaint villages along the rugged Costa Brava coastline, as well as a day trip into the Montserrat mountains. You'll experience a broad range of cultural tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace. You'll drink wine, eat authentic Catalan fare, and swim in the Mediterranean.

The city of cities, Barcelona
Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days

See the cultural highlights of Spain's most captivating cities on this 10-day itinerary, showcasing Barcelona, Granada, and Sevilla. You'll start in Barcelona, fly to Granada where you will pick up your car rental and drive to Ronda, before ending your stay in Sevilla. Along the way, you will drive through the Andalusian mountains, explore colorful cities, and marvel at ornate Islamic architecture.