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Spain Holidays

Spain is a country that just continues to surprise. There's no questioning why visitors return to Spain year after year. From the countless glistening beaches that dot its coastlines, lively cities of Barcelona and Madrid, and remarkable medieval castles, it is a country that stirs both the imagination and the soul.

A heritage resulting from the unique combination of classic European Christian culture, Islamic culture brought over from North Africa, and Jewish culture has given birth to the exuberant styles of art and architecture that make this country the incredible destination it is today.  With both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, four official languages spoken and architecture similar to that of North Africa, France and Italy, it occasionally feels as though you are moving from county to country as you travel between regions within Spain.

We offer a host of holidays to Spain, whether it be to soak up some sun along the mediterranean, experience an authentic Spanish christmas and new year or simply a brief city break. Our escorted holidays to Spain include return flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable local tour guide, hotel accommodation, all ground transfers and our exciting range of excursions and activities- ensuring your holiday is one to remember. 

Food & Drink

For many people, one of the highlights of our Spain holidays is the amazing food available. There are several Michelin-starred restaurants in Madrid and tapas are common in bars across the country, while small-town cafes and restaurants offer up foods such as Paella, seafood stew and chorizo, made with love from family-recipes. Spanish cuisine is known for being delicious, healthy and full of flavour, so there are many unique dishes available that will tempt your tastebuds.

Climate

The climate of Spain is varied due to the country's size. The weather is generally reflective of it's position in the Mediterranean, and is often warm and sunny in summer and temperate and rainy in winter. The closer you get to the centre of the country, the cooler the weather in autumn and winter, while cities on the coast generally stay warm year round. It is however one of the warmest destinations in Europe and has over 3000 hours of sunshine every year, so when you're planning your holidays to Spain be sure to pack for the beach. 

Highlights

The most popular destinations include Madrid and Barcelona, vibrant cities known for their arts and culture scene, fantastic food and incredible museums. For shopping lovers, there are boutique fashion stores and malls featuring both Western and Spanish brands in all the main cities, plus gorgeous markets for souvenir shopping. Andalucia and Tenerife are both amazing destinations on the Atlantic coast that tempt visitors with beautiful beaches, golf-courses with once-in-a-lifetime views and the chance to retrace the steps of Colombus at the Muelle de las Carabelas.

Sevilla is located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir and is famous for the flamenco dance, delicious Spanish tapas and a rich cultural heritage. Visit the nearby San Telmo palace and the Golden Tower, a piece of history that the inhabitants of the region over the years have taken great pride in. 

History & Culture

The country's long history has included inhabitants from Christian, Islam and Jewish cultures and this has made Spain the interesting cultural hub it is today. Spanish cities are unique and fascinating destinations that offer a mix of arts and architectural styles from Across Africa and Europe. The country's 4 official languages, coastlines on both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic seas and diverse dining scene make Spain a one-of-a-kind destination.

The beautiful landscapes are a huge draw for people looking for holidays to Spain. Visit some of the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in the south, before heading to Andalucia, one of the countries sunniest and most popular regions. A county surrounded by lush mountains, the colonial towns here are a great place to learn about the Roman influence and the many subsequent invasions of the region over the years. Antequera in particular is an ancient walled city that offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains. 

General Information about Spain

  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Local Time: Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
  • Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.

Average Prices for Region

  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50

Packing List

  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

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