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Spain trip ideas

Drawing on their in-depth knowledge of Spain, our specialists have put together a selection of itinerary ideas to help inspire your own travels. You could choose to explore Gaudí architecture in Barcelona, great art in Madrid or Moorish history in Andalusia. If you want to delve into Spain’s regional cuisines, we can arrange tapas tours, cooking classes and wine tastings. And, of course, we can suggest the best beaches for relaxing in the sun. 

Wherever your interests lie and whatever budget you’re working to, these itineraries are merely suggestions, intended to whet your appetite. Your own trip will be tailored individually for you, by your personal specialist, to help you discover both Spain’s highlights and its hidden pleasures.

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Ideas for your trip to Spain

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Spain, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

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Best of Morocco & Southern Spain

  • Hike Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and have mint tea with a local family.

  • Immerse yourself in the spice-scented souqs of Marrakesh.

  • Visit the unparalleled majesty of the Alhambra Palace in Spain’s southern city of Granada.

  • Relax in the sun-drenched squares of Seville and experience a traditional flamenco performance.

10 Days from £3,985pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Culinary Highlights of Seville and San Sebastián

  • Enjoy tours and tastings of two varieties of Spanish small plates, pintxos and tapas.

  • Learn to cook a traditional Basque meal in a cooking class.

  • Spend a day exploring the vineyards of La Rioja.

  • Explore the historical highlights of Seville, including the cathedral and Real Alcázar.

  • Experience a traditional Andalusian horse show.

  • Taste local Andalusian sherry and olive oil.

8 Days from £5,650pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Madrid, San Sebastián and La Rioja

  • Visit two of Spain's most acclaimed museums on a guided tour of the Prado in Madrid and Guggenheim in Bilbao.

  • Visit the highlights of Spain’s historic capital, Toledo, which is famed for its Moorish, Jewish and Christian heritage.

  • Explore the Ribera del Duero and Rioja wine regions with guided tours and tastings.

  • Sample the pintxos of the Basque Country on a tasting tour of San Sebastián.

7 Days from £5,710pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Madrid, Barcelona & Costa Brava

  • Marvel at the wonders held within Spain’s premier art gallery, the Prado, in Madrid.

  • See well-preserved medieval and Roman architecture in Ávila and Segovia.

  • View artistic masterpieces at El Escorial and the controversial memorial, the Valley of the Fallen.

  • See Gaudí’s unique architecture on an expert-led tour through Barcelona before taking in the sights of the city from the air by helicopter.

  • Visit the home of cava in the Penedès wine region followed by a tour of the Montserrat mountain monastery.

  • Explore Salvador Dalí’s signature museum in his home town of Figueres along with the nearby medieval town of Girona.

  • Spend some free time enjoying the striking coastline of the Costa Brava.

10 Days from £6,510pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Lisbon & Southern Spain Explored

  • Traverse Lisbon’s hilly streets by tuk-tuk.

  • See the whimsical architecture and sprawling vistas of Sintra.

  • Spend time in the Roman town of Évora.

  • Explore the architecture of Seville and watch a flamenco performance.

  • Enjoy traditional tapas and learn how to prepare Spanish cuisine.

  • Observe elegant Moorish architecture in Córdoba and Granada.

  • Attend a traditional horse riding demonstration and taste some sherry.

  • Hike in the Alpujarras before spending a relaxing evening by the coast.

12 Days from £8,155pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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In and around Madrid: our highlights

In and around Madrid: our highlights

Gritty and gracious, Madrid boasts a lively street life, a trio of world-class museums and the largest palace in Western Europe. It’s also a good base for exploring some of Spain’s small medieval cities like Toledo, Ávila and Segovia.

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