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Each Blanco Touring Company tour has been created with the benefit of firsthand experience gained over many years of travel to Spain and Latin America, and other destinations, plus the expert advice of Our Partners, who are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields and with whom we have dealt over many years.

We devote a great deal of time to ensuring that each tour includes not only memorable destinations and exciting activities, but also the odd surprise thrown in for your added enjoyment. Our itineraries are created so as to provide the best of both worlds - the camaraderie and comfort of small group activities and the freedom to enjoy your own private time.

Our aim is to ensure that every detail of your vacation is taken care of, from your departure until the time you return home.

The following are the tours that we are currently offering and for which places remain available. With each tour limited to no more than 24 persons, we strongly recommend that you register your interest in your preferred tour as early as possible.

 

"The wonders of Turkey, Jordan and Oman"  -  November, 2015   SOLD OUT 

Spectacular is the only word to describe the journey that awaits us on this tailored tour that will reveal to us some of the outstanding wonders of Turkey, Jordan and Oman. Stay at the hotel that was built to house guests at the end of their journey aboard the Orient Express, watch the sun rise from a balloon floating over the magical landscape of Cappadocia, walk through the narrow passageways that lead to Petra and much, much more.

Full of amazing contrasts, stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna and the tremendous hospitality of the people, it is easy to see why a Turkey, Jordan and Oman will capture your hearts.

Along the way, enjoy the delights of five-star accommodation, ranging from unique hotels in stunning locations to tented refuges in the desert. Experience local delicacies and learn how to prepare meals in the traditional manner. In short, immerse yourself in a different culture.

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"Spain's Costa Verde by Private Train"  -  June, 2017 

The north of Spain is nature at its finest, combining a magnificent coastline with the majestic peaks of the Picos de Europa mountain range, and featuring green rolling hills dotted with small villages, seductive inlets and spectacular beaches,  as well as fabulous food and a captivating way of life forged by ancient Celtic influences. 

Our 17-day journey in June, 2017 will be limited to 28 persons and will take us from historic Santiago de Compostela in the west to the magnificent playground of San Sebastian and then on through the famous Rioja wine region to Madrid.  Over eight of those days we will have the exclusive use of one of the world’s great trains, the five-star El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, featuring refurbished 1920s British Pullman wagons and only 14 deluxe suites all containing either a queen bed or twin beds, a lounge, large windows, and a private bathroom with a shower and hydro sauna. In other words, our own private luxury train!

Our train will travel only during daylight hours, allowing us to take in the scenery along the route and to sleep in quiet and comfort whilst parked at night. Four of the train’s lounge cars cater for a variety of interests, from dancing and live music, to reading or just taking in the spectacular views. Along the way we will pass through and explore medieval hamlets and historic towns, tracing the fertile tract between the Cantabrian Mountains and the scalloped beaches on the Bay of Biscay, visiting Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum and exploring the Basque country, as well as the pre-Romanesque gems of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, the remarkably preserved medieval village of Santillana del Mar and many charming seaside ports.

Before surrendering to the pleasures of the El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo we will stay in the historic parador in Santiago de Compostela, the city that is the final destination of the famous Camino de Santiago, and from this base savour the region's scenery, cuisine and fine wines.

After the end of our rail odyssey and having enjoyed the delights of San Sebastian we will make our way leisurely to Madrid by private bus, where our journey will end, but only after we explore the famous Rioja region, the heart of Spain’s wine industry.

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The Blanco Touring Company has been created in response to the encouragement of a growing band of friends and associates who have travelled with us over the years and believe in our ability to host memorable vacations to destinations that we know well and love, Spain and Latin America. We offer memorable escorted small group vacations that are created on the foundations of fascinating destinations, fabulous food, good wine and above all, great company. The Blanco Touring Company can create a memorable tour for the individual traveller or small group alike. Given sufficient notice, we can either host your tour or find the ideal person to do so, having regard to your particular area of interests and specific requirements.