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Lights illuminate the grand cathedral, with its many turrets and ornate windows, and palm trees just below, waving in the evening wind.

Spain Holidays including the Canary Islands


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Home to captivating cities, ancient vineyards and the dramatic mountain ranges of Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees, Spain offers a striking variety of scenery and experiences to explore.

Historic Andalucía is home to medieval cities infused with Moorish influence, see the show stopping architecture of Granada’s Alhambra and head for Seville to taste the native sherry accompanied by the intoxicating passion of flamenco.

In the north lies the Basque Country, a region with its own distinct language and cultural identity. Explore hidden coves and picture postcard villages, making your way along the coast from San Sebastián to Bilbao where you’ll experience dramatic Avant Garde architecture and world renowned dining. Combine your stay with a visit into the picturesque vineyards and mountains of La Rioja region, Spain's most famous wine region.

From the grand capital of Madrid, a fly drive around central Spain offers rolling countryside, quaint windmills and spectacular medieval cities. Stay in charming boutiques or grand, Parador hotels, ranging from historic palaces to castles and former monasteries.

Beaches in Spain come in every imaginable variation. The southern coast and Balearic Islands offer long stretches of golden sand, adorned with beachfront restaurants, while rugged beauty awaits on the volcanic Canaries with their year around sun.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO SPAIN

Classic Andalucia
Fly Drive Holiday
7 days / 6 nights

Discover the highlights of Andalucia, from its picturesque mountain roads and ancient olive groves, to historic cities and passionate culture; sample vibrant Spanish life at your own pace.
Gastronomic Delights of Northern Spain
Fly Drive Holiday
7 days / 6 nights

Enjoy spectacular dining and delicious wines with a backdrop of breathtaking coastlines, stunning countryside and fantastic contemporary art. The iconic Pintxo (tapas) bars offer a true taste of the region whilst fans of fine dining can enjoy the celebrated collection of Michelin star restaurants.
The Paradors of Central Spain
Fly Drive Holiday
7 days / 6 nights

The towns surrounding Madrid have been central in shaping Spain’s long and fascinating history. Enjoy a week exploring some of the region’s best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites, staying in stunning historic properties ranging from monasteries to renovated royal palaces.
Highlights of Northern Spain
Small Group Guided Journey
10 days / 9 nights

With cosmopolitan cities and ancient villages, rolling vineyards and rugged mountains, Northern Spain is as unforgettable as it is eclectic. Experience the finest sights and tastes often missed by other travellers on a journey to the heart of this diverse region.
Highlights of the Camino de Santiago
Self Guided Walking Tour
8 days / 7 nights

One of the world’s great long distance pilgrimage routes, the Camino de Santiago is a wonderful challenge. Enjoy home cooked food, comfortable accommodation and the region’s rural beauty on this self guided walking tour.

WHERE TO GO IN SPAIN

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The Canary Islands
The Canary Islands amaze visitors with their stunning beaches, spectacular landscapes and year round sunshine. Set off the west coast of Africa, each of these wonderful islands offers something different; from looming volcanoes and lush pine forest to sandy coves and turquoise waters.
Madrid
In the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid’s fascinating history forms an architectural backdrop through ancient plazas, where old dynasties once ruled and bull fighters fought. At night, watch the city come to life, as the local tapas bars and restaurants fill the air with music and wonderful Mediterranean aromas.
Barcelona
From the bustling Las Ramblas, cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter and onto the spectacular La Sagrada Familia and the beautiful gardens of Park Guell, Barcelona has it all. The celebrated tradition of Catalan cooking can be savoured at the many traditional tapas bars and are where the rhythms of flamenco can be heard. The impressive Camp Nou is home to FC Barcelona, the spirit that keeps the city alive.
Catalonia
Home to the lively beach resorts of the Costa Brava and the alluring Pyrenees Mountains, this beautiful region with its own language and unique local customs is distinct from the rest of Spain. The landscape is varied as sandy beaches border rocky coves and fertile vineyards. Of course, the biggest lure is the regions cultural capital Barcelona, epitomised by its distinctive style, Gaudi architecture and delicious cuisine.
Andalucia
Boasting stunning mountains amid national parkland, breathtaking Moorish architecture and the tantalising rhythms of flamenco, this incredible region in the south of Spain offers a cultural experience like no other. Tiny whitewashed villages are the perfect resting stop between spectacular mountain paths and grand, historic cities. A short drive away are the sunny southern beaches, stretched along the coastline overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
Balearic Islands
Off the east coast of Spain lies the beautiful archipelago of the Balearics, boasting miles of sandy beaches and hidden caves lining the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. The largest island of Mallorca offers a holiday packed with variety. Head to the peaceful Menorca to enjoy great swimming in turquoise waters or explore the beautiful island of Ibiza home to renowned nightlife and also a fantastic selection of family resorts.
Basque Country & La Rioja
From the cosmopolitan capital city of Bilbao, nestled in the green mountains and famed for its shimmering titanium Guggenheim Museum, to the rolling hills of La Rioja vineyards, home to some of the best red wine in Europe; the Basque Country is a region of dramatic scenery and an individual culture.
Marbella and Beyond
Boasting more than 5,000 miles of coastline and numerous islands, Spain offers some of the best beaches in the whole of Europe. The Costa del Sol stretches along the coastline of southern Spain and offers plenty of family activities, wonderful golf courses and peaceful resorts for a romantic spa break.
Gibraltar
A British Overseas Territory since 1713, compact Gibraltar provides all the familiarities of home but with glorious sunshine and a Spanish flair. Located on the Iberian Peninsula bordering Spain and across the ocean from Morocco, Gibraltar is Europe’s southernmost point, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN SPAIN

Hotel Arts Barcelona
5 star

Barcelona

With majestic views of the glistening Mediterranean Sea, this iconic hotel offers direct access to the beautiful beach below. Experience culinary delights at the exquisite two Michelin star restaurant and relax by one of the tranquil pools.
Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula Autograph Collection
5 star

Andalucía

Set in the centre of Granada, this beautiful hotel is renovated from two of the city’s most remarkable historic buildings, the 16th Century Santa Paula Convent and the 14th Century Casa Morisca mansion. The grandeur of the original properties has been carefully restored, with cosy hidden lounges, spectacular vaulted ceilings and a tranquil central courtyard. The hotels stylish restaurant is renowned for serving exceptional innovative cuisine.
The Westin Palace Madrid
5 star

Madrid

Built in 1912, this iconic hotel in the heart of Madrid boasts the elegance and charm of a bygone era. Guests can relax under the spectacular Art Deco glass dome, enjoying the property’s stylish combination of contemporary design and exceptional service.
Parador de Granada
4 star

Andalucía

Set within the gardens of Granada’s famous Alhambra, the Parador de Granada is a stunning historic property with serene grounds and a wonderful relaxed ambience. Wander beside the charming fountains, enjoy views of the city’s old town and relax with a coffee in the central courtyard. Dining at the Parador is spectacular with delicious Andalucían dishes served with views of the Generalife palace.
Hospes Palacio del Bailío
4 plus star

Andalucía

Dating back to the 16th Century, this fantastic, historic manor house offers an oasis of calm, tucked away between winding streets and charming courtyards of bustling Córdoba. Guests can enjoy wandering the fragrant gardens adorning the ornate interior and relax in the outdoor pool or pay a visit to the beautiful underground Roman baths within the hotel spa.
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach
5 star

Tenerife

Exclusively for adults, this stylish hotel on the contemporary resort Royal Hideaway Corales provides beautiful views of the Atlantic. Just a short stroll from the seafront, the peaceful location is great for a relaxing getaway. The hotel’s design is inspired by the surrounding marine corals with the unique boat shape sophisticated and chic. Home to a selection of cuisine, choose from Peruvian-Asian fusion dishes to Canarian delights all served in picturesque alfresco settings. Discover the rooftop infinity pool providing mesmerising views, the spa offering revitalising treatments and a variety of entertainment in the evenings, making this lovely property ideal for a romantic holiday. Please Note Adults only hotel.

THINGS TO DO IN SPAIN

Skip the Line Alhambra Tour
Approx 3 hours
  • Explore Alhambra Palace
  • Visit Nasrid Palaces

  • Seville by Night Plus Flamenco Show with Tapas
    Approx 3 hours
  • Evening walking tour
  • Flamenco show
  • Delicious tapas tasting

  • Sierra Nevada National Park Tour
    Approx 7 hours
  • A 4WD through Sierra Nevada National Park
  • Enjoy picturesque views

  • Barcelona City Tour
    Approx 6 hours
  • Visit the La Sagrada Família
  • Explore the gardens of Park Guell

  • When is the best time to visit Spain?

    Spain Climate Guide
    Spain - Andalucia

    JAN

    15
    5h  7cm

    FEB

    17
    6h  6cm

    MAR

    20
    6h  9cm

    APR

    24
    8h  5cm

    MAY

    27
    10h  7cm

    JUN

    32
    11h  1cm

    JUL

    36
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    AUG

    36
    11h  1cm

    SEP

    32
    9h  3cm

    OCT

    26
    7h  7cm

    NOV

    20
    6h  7cm

    DEC

    16
    5h  8cm
    Spain - Balearic Islands

    JAN

    13
    5h  5cm

    FEB

    14
    6h  4cm

    MAR

    15
    6h  4cm

    APR

    17
    7h  5cm

    MAY

    21
    9h  4cm

    JUN

    25
    10h  2cm

    JUL

    28
    11h  1cm

    AUG

    28
    10h  3cm

    SEP

    26
    8h  6cm

    OCT

    22
    7h  9cm

    NOV

    17
    5h  6cm

    DEC

    14
    5h  6cm
    Spain - Barcelona

    JAN

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    FEB

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    14
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    MAR

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    APR

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    MAY

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    JUN

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    JUL

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    27
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    AUG

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    SEP

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    OCT

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    NOV

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    17
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    DEC

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    Spain - Canary Islands

    JAN

    18
    6h  6cm

    FEB

    19
    7h  6cm

    MAR

    20
    7h  4cm

    APR

    20
    8h  3cm

    MAY

    21
    9h  1cm

    JUN

    23
    10h  1cm

    JUL

    26
    10h  0cm

    AUG

    27
    10h  0cm

    SEP

    26
    8h  1cm

    OCT

    24
    7h  4cm

    NOV

    21
    6h  7cm

    DEC

    19
    6h  7cm
    Spain - Costa Del Sol

    JAN

    13
    5h  10cm

    FEB

    14
    6h  9cm

    MAR

    16
    7h  8cm

    APR

    18
    7h  6cm

    MAY

    21
    9h  4cm

    JUN

    26
    11h  2cm

    JUL

    29
    11h  1cm

    AUG

    29
    11h  1cm

    SEP

    26
    8h  2cm

    OCT

    21
    7h  7cm

    NOV

    17
    5h  12cm

    DEC

    14
    5h  11cm

    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Barry MacCourt

    Tenerife has the tallest mountain in Spain, and is one of the top spots in the world for star gazing. With roads the all the way up it couldn’t be easier to reach to the heavens.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Rafaela Barbosa Carreira

    When in Madrid make sure to see a Flamenco show in one of the most popular houses (or tablao) of Madrid - Las Carboneras or Casa Patas are very popular with tourists and locals alike.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    James Cassidy

    The Alhambra in Granada is the most visted landmark in Spain, be sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Did I mention you get free tapas in Granada once you buy a drink, there's no catch, honest!

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    Spain Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

    GMT
    +1 hours

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    Flight Time to Spain

    Approx
    2.5 hours

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    Currency

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