Spain Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Spain
Spain is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and home to some of the most magnificent cities.
From the nation's capital, Madrid, with its vast Plaza Mayor, world-class galleries and museums, to colourful, cosmopolitan Barcelona, flamenco-city Seville, the former Moorish capital Granada, and Cadiz - the four-millennia old port-city on the edge of the Atlantic. Spain holidays also offer the chance to explore some spectacular natural wonders, including Continental Europe's highest cliffs (at San Andres de Teixido in Galicia, which is passed through on our hidden Spain tour) and its only desert (the Desierto de Tabernas in Almeria).
Northern Spain to the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, visitors on Spain beach holidays can take their pick between quaint seaside villages and beach resorts complete with beach bars sun loungers and white sands aplenty. The Canary Islands and San Sebastián, a resort on the Bay of Biscay, offer equally picturesque holiday destinations.
Spain tours for solo travellers
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
Things to do in Spain
Between cities of culture and fascinating architecture and a landscape of stunning natural sights, it can be difficult to determine what to do in Spain. We can help.
Explore centuries of history in the northeastern city of Girona. Stroll alongside the city's mediaeval walls and take in the views from the various watchtowers, or explore the ruinous Roman-era Força Vella fortress.
Nuria Rack Railway, Spain
The two-car Nuria Rack Railway offers a 45-minute journey through the Pyrenees mountains to the remote ski station of Nuria, and is a particular highlight of our small group escorted tours.
One of the most charming Spain holiday destinations, Oviedo is the historic capital of Asturias, and is home to a mediaeval old town featuring a Gothic cathedral that dates back to the ninth century.
Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda
Casa Batlló, Spain
Things to see in Spain
Spain tour highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Spain
With great food, incredible architecture and a plethora of enthralling things to do and see, Barcelona holidays are the stuff of dreams.
Lush mountain settings, picture-perfect white sandy beaches, and ancient architecture, Santander is a truly unique city.
Food and drink in Spain
The best Spain tours include a sampling of the country's traditional cuisine, as well as their fine wines.
The most popular dishes include cocido, a stew made with a variety of meats and vegetables, and paella, a rice dish made with seafood, meat and vegetables that is cooked and served in a shallow pan.
The perfect way to refuel mid-sightseeing, tapas consists of small plates of things like mussels, croquettes, cheese, olives, omelette, chorizo and calamari. Tapas are a way of life for most Spaniards, and you’ll not want to miss the wonderful cured ham or an authentic gazpacho.
Churros are delicious, deep-fried dough covered in sugar. First created by Spanish shepherds, these crispy twists are usually served with a thick chocolate sauce for dipping.
Spain by region
Depending on what you love to experience on a holiday, Spain has so much in store for you. If you need a spot of sun, the Southern region will have you more than covered. But if you’re looking for small villages surrounded by dramatic coastline and fascinating regional tapas, head to the north!
First holiday to Spain? Here are a few questions you might have.
- Time Zone
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- Avg. Flight Time
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What are the best tours to Spain?
To get the best of your Spain adventure, we recommend the following tours:
Seville, Granada & Classic Spain
Little Trains of the Pyrenees
Barcelona, Montserrat & the Pyrenees
Lisbon, Seville & the Glorious Algarve
Discover Mallorca & the Orange Blossom Train
Bilbao, San Sebastian & the Vineyards of Rioja
If you'd like to see more Spain tours, check out our website.
What’s the weather like in Spain?
Generally speaking, Spain enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and relatively mild winters. There is some regional variation to this rule, with the Cantabrian coast in the north experiencing milder summers of around 25°C, and the interior and mountainous areas (such as the Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada and the Iberian Mountains) getting much harsher winters, often with snow. Temperatures in the south and on the Balearic and Canary Islands can climb into the high 30s during the long, dry summer.
When’s the best time to visit Spain?
It depends which part of Spain you are planning on visiting. It is best to avoid visiting Seville and other parts of southern Spain during peak summer, as temperatures often surpass 40°C. Generally speaking, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit southern Spain and the Balearics, when there are fewer crowds, but temperatures remain pleasant. The Canary Islands are an ideal year-round destination.
Is Spain expensive?
Considering its position within Western Europe, Spain is not a particularly expensive country. Prices do vary across Spain, with major cities like Madrid and Barcelona sitting toward the more expensive end of the scale. However, in most Mediterranean coastal resorts, smaller cities together with the Canary and Balearic Islands, prices are very agreeable, especially for eating and drinking, as Spain does not rely on imports for most of its food.
What is Spain famous for?
Spain is famous for its Mediterranean climate, culture and coastline, together with its food, wine, architecture and history. The capital of Spain is Madrid, which, along with Barcelona and Seville, is one of the country’s most visited cities, each home to a treasure trove of diverse architecture and popular sights, including Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and Seville’s Alcazar Palace. Spain’s beaches are also very popular, with the country boasting a huge coastline, together with several islands. Flamenco and bullfighting are also popular aspects of Spanish culture.
What’s the food like in Spain?
Spanish food is famous across the world, and is heavily influenced by historical legacy and regional climates. Tapas is a popular form of cuisine throughout Spain, consisting of plates of food that are traditionally shared, as is paella, a large rice dish that originated from Valencia. Tomatoes and peppers are ubiquitous across the country, along with chorizo and Iberico ham. On or near the coast, seafood is very popular, including prawns, octopus and mussels. The Spanish produce a lot of wine, including the famous Rioja variety. Sangria (a wine-based beverage) and beer are also popular drinks in Spain.
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