Spain - Touring Holidays
An escorted tour to Spain is the perfect way to discover this fabulous Mediterranean country, which lies just a short flight from home. Spain promises fantastic beaches, a wonderful climate and a whole lot more besides. Scratch the surface, and you’ll discover an exciting and diverse country of whitewashed villages and lively tapas bars, Moorish palaces and medieval towns.
Barcelona – capital of Catalonia
Sitting resplendent between the sea and the mountains, Barcelona is famous for the work of architect Antoni Gaudi. During your visit be sure to take in the enchanting Park Güell and magnificent Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882. In the city’s Gothic Quarter you’ll discover stunning medieval and Roman architecture and don’t forget to take a walk down Las Ramblas - the lively, tree-lined promenade running through the heart of the city.
The Orange Blossom Coast
A journey along Spain’s eastern coast reveals natural wonders and architectural treasures. In the cities of Murcia and Valencia impressive cathedrals await, whilst in Cartagena, you’ll discover a stunning Roman Theatre which has been painstakingly restored.
A narrow tunnel, carved through rock, is the only way to access the beautiful Old Town of Guadalest, and there’s also unforgettable opportunities to cruise an underground river through the San José Caves and marvel at the casas colgadas, homes that hang precariously over a cliff in Cuenca. With so much to explore and experience, you’ll also need time to relax, so why not sit back and enjoy a passionate flamenco show or a traditional paella with a glass of sangria.
One of the many jewels in Andalucia’s glittering crown is the lavish Alhambra Palace. This imposing piece of Islamic art sits on a hilltop and features grand halls, courtyards, fountains and patios. The cities of Cadiz, and Cordoba offer highlights aplenty whilst Seville, Andalucia’s capital, is awash with beauty and charm.
In Jerez ‘the home of sherry’ a visit to a bodega is a must. You’ll see how the famous fortified wine is made and enjoy a taste of the finished product.
The beautiful Basque Country
The Basque Country in northern Spain offers something completely different. Here mountains and the sea dominate the landscape, and leisurely days can be spent soaking up the atmosphere in the seaside resort of San Sebastián. Pamplona is famous for the ‘running of the bulls’ and in lively Bilbao you’ll discover the famous Guggenheim museum.
During your holiday in the Basque Country, be sure to sample the region’s famous pintxos – little snacks similar to tapas, which you can enjoy with a glass or two of local Rioja.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide. To see our full range of tours to Spain, click here.
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An ever-popular choice amongst British sunseekers, Spain is a magnificent country of intoxicating variety, culture and contrasts. Come with us as we look with fresh eyes at a truly must-see destination.
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