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From the Archives: Untourists in Portugal & Spain on 9/11

Andalusia Portugal Spain

September 9, 2021 by Special Guest

Recently our colleague Joao, from Sintra, Portugal, was cleaning out some old paperwork and stumbled upon a thank you note from Untourists whom he had hosted during the tragic events of 9/11, back in 2001. Joao hosted the first iteration of our Sintra Untour back then (which was simply the Portugal Untour, as we had…  

Into the Wilds of Southern Spain: Sierra Subbética

Andalusia Spain

April 28, 2021 by Untours Staff

The Sierras Subbéticas literally form the backyard for our Andalusia Untour hometowns. Though central and wildly beautiful, this area is largely untouched by tourism. It is at the very center of our rural Andalusia Untour.   The Sierra Subbética, la Subbética for short, is a strikingly beautiful, rugged park located in the triangle that forms between…  

Madrid in Pictures: Top 10 Sights to See

Andalusia Cordoba Spain

February 9, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

Madrid is a spectacular city! Though we do not have an Untour program there, some of our guests from our Spanish UnTours in Barcelona, Andalusia, and Cordoba make their way there for an overnight or two, to round out their experience of Spain. And for good reason! Madrid is a beautiful and fascinating place. That’s…  

Flamenco Guitar: The Sound of Spain

Andalusia Barcelona Cordoba Music Spain

October 28, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

Flamenco is the sound of Spain, a tradition of music and dance that was developed in the 18th century and that remains popular in Spain today. It originated in Andalusia, home of our Cordoba and rural Andalucia UnTours, though it grew to be embraced all over Spain and is performed widely to this day. The…  

A Day Trip to Ronda, Spain

Andalusia Spain

April 27, 2020 by Untours Staff

Located within easy day trip distance of our UnTours in Cordoba and Andalusia in Southern Spain, Ronda is an exciting day trip! Because of its high perch in the mountains, Ronda is often referred to as The Eagles’ Nest. Standing atop a towering plateau, a plunging river gorge, El Tajo (ravine), divides the city into…  

The 6 Best Day Trips from Cordoba

Andalusia Cordoba Madrid Spain

February 21, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

Cordoba is a magical place where history and religions mingle in stunning architecture and art. It also flies a little below the tourist radar, so it is an appealing base for an Untour. Our secret formula for UnTours also includes the requirement that a homebase be just that, a base from which to explore the…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

Andalusia Arts Austria Barcelona Beer Cordoba Florence France Heartland Holland Ireland Italy Leiden London Music Nafplio Oberland Paris Provence Rhine Rome Scotland Spain Switzerland Trip planning Tuscany Venice Vienna

January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

Day Trip to Seville, the Perfect Spanish City

Andalusia Arts Cordoba Spain

November 11, 2019 by Untours Staff

Sevilla is a fascinating city, a superb day trip from both our Andalusia Untour and our new Cordoba Untour. Packed with splendid architecture and beautiful lanes for strolling, Sevilla never disappoints. Lose yourself in the maze of intimate barrios that make up this magnificent city. Though it is a relatively large city, at its heart…