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Magical Spain Press Contact:

Dan O’Beirne
Phone: + (34) 678.724.468

Media Mentions & Associations


We have been featured and or recommended in popular publications including:

USA Today
Group Tour of Spain & Portugal Wine Country With Food
Scenic Tours of the Gems of Europe

Rick Steves Spain Travel Book
Spain tapas & wine tours
Spain — Seville private tour guide

As well providing local, regional and cultural information to MTV, Frommers, Spain Rough Guide, PBS Radio and El Pais Madrid

See: The Buzz for customer comment

Possible Story Ideas

Here are some possible ideas for articles on Spain or Portugal with a focus on food, wine, historic sites and upscale cultural travel.

  • Spain: World Olive Oil Leader?
  • Fun ways to learn Spanish in Spain
  • Jamon Iberico de Bellota (Iberico Ham)
  • Truth about Extra Virgen Olive Oil
  • El Tapeo: Discover Authentic Tapas
  • Best of Lisbon and Oporto
  • Gourmet Cheeses of Spain
  • Memorable Castles of Spain
  • Extremadura: Castles, Cheeses & Roman Heritage
  • Top Spanish Wine regions or Winemakers
  • Spain 007 Action Adventure for Moguls
  • Moorish Style & Tapas in Andalucia
  • Madrid & Medieval Spain
  • Foie Gras and Caviar from Spain
  • Caceres: the Sienna of Spain
  • Emerging wine regions of Spain and Portugal
  • Wineries of the Rioja region
  • Food and Wine Festival Travel Ideas
  • Alhambra Palace: Moorish Secrets to Discover
  • Italian Stars: Wines, Grappa, Pasta, Truffles,
  • Medieval Villages and Modern Architecture
  • Douro River Wine Valley of Portugal
  • Superstar Chefs of SpainTour
  • Gourmet Travel in Northern Spain
  • Escape the crowds beyond Barcelona
  • History, Archeology and Wine
  • Foodie Mediterranean Honeymoons
  • Not Yet Famous Wine Regions of Iberia
  • Priorat, Monsant and Penedes
  • Somontano, Txakoli and Campo de Borja
  • Andalucia Cortijo Estates & Horses
  • Most Romantic Places in Spain
  • Pastries of Portugal
  • Tapas in Madrid, Seville and Cadiz

Company History Timeline

  • 1998 Magical Spain’s Dan O’Beirne, bored stiff working a teacher in Madrid, leads a few gourmet tapas tours and Madrid area day trips and leads tours for American based Camino Tours from Seattle Washington in northern Spain & Portugal.
  • 2000 Dan move south to Seville, Spain to develop new contacts and tours while continuing to collaborate with other companies.
  • 2001- 2002 private tours are offered to other American companies and direct for cultural adventure travel in Andalucia
  • 2003 Ferran Adrià, Spain’s top chef, makes the cover of New York Times magazine. This help boost Spain’s image as a foodie destination. More Michelin stars arrive to Spanish restaurant albiet slower than many would like.
  • 2004 first scheduled tours “Secrets of Andalucia” are offered to  clients from USA business partner Richard Harris moves to Madrid with a focus on central Spain, Barcelona and the Basque country
  • 2004 MagicalSpain expands into Portugal, Extremadura and Mallorca
  • 2005-06 we get request for unique luxury adventures with helicopters, hot air ballooning, private kite surf classes,high end sports cars, Mediterranean yachts and 007 Spy adventures
  • 2007 more request for 5 star luxury hotels and historic boutique hotels + the Rioja and Ribera del Duero wine regions.
  • 2008 we see more demand for cooking classes and foodie experiences from American clients.
  • 2008 MagicalSpain blog is created
  • 2009 the company goes more upscale and drops most scheduled tours to focus on private custom cultural adventures
  • 2008  MagicalSpain You Tube SpainVIPtravel video channel is created…first video are terrible:-)
  • 2010 we reduce our number of weekly private tours to increase service quality. Ariel Harris becomes a minority partner.
  • 2011 MagicalSpain creates a number of new custom food, wine and cultural adventures for a car collectors group from California and Arizona and foody groups from the USA
  • 2012 the long overdue web site overhaul is completed

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