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Leave behind the cold and grey and make the short hop south to sunnier climes, where palm-lined promenades skirt sandy beaches, where Moorish architecture carry a magical aesthetic charm and where tapas crawls continue until midnight. Holidays to Spain have a unique charm that has kept Brits visiting and revisiting time after time.
Unwind and take in some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe on the coastines of Spain. Soak up the sun in Costa del Sol any time of the year and spend lazy days on the picturesque coastline of rocky coves, quaint fishing villages and golden sandy beaches.
Walk through narrow medieval lanes steeped in history and culture in the white-washed villages of Andalucia. Take in the feel of ancient Spain, where the locals are warm and the people still live according to century-old traditions. Unearth the historic riches of this ancient country and visit majestic Seville, Granada and the spectacular Alhambra.
Marvel at the spectacular architectural wanders of Madrid and immerse yourself in the city’s traditional roots, which reverberate into the present through its historic buildings and traditional rituals. See the Plaza Mayor, which dates back to the 1600s or soak up the bustling energy of El Rastro flea market – a long-established ritual dating back to the 15th century.
Every corner of Spain has its own unique charm and the scenery is stunning throughout. Discover an exciting and fascinating country of golden sandy beaches, well-preserved medieval villages, charming towns, majestic peaks, picturesque wine regions and vibrant cities.
Whether you'd like to take in the architectural style of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, see fascinating historic buildings such as the Plaza Mayor in Madrid or take a Mediterranean cruise, island hopping around the Canaries, our holidays to Spain offer the ideal escorted getaway in the sun to suit you.
With 17 regions, and 60 provinces, Spain has so many treasures and has a rich history and culture that many visitors return to this charming country. It offers an enthralling mix of sunny beaches and hidden coves, remarkable mountains, vibrant cities, and diverse cultures. Wherever you are in this country, you’re likely to stumble upon something fascinating no matter your interests. With endless options on what to do during your holiday to Spain, we’ve listed the most fascinating things not to be missed.
Spain’s diverse landscape has hugely influenced its cuisine, with many of its dishes and recipes stemming from the country’s varying geography, culture and of course, its warm climate.
The costal regions in Spain are heavily influenced by seafood, caught from the surrounding Mediterranean waters. Notable dishes in the southern coast include fried fish (locally called pescaíto frito), paella and gazpacho Andaluz – a cold soup made from raw vegetables.
The coastal towns and mountain regions of northern Spain are renowned for cooking traditional dishes using inventive techniques. From Basque culinary creations to Galicia gastronomy, quality produce from land and sea prevail in all dishes. Try the Galician shellfish or the Basque-style cod before your return, or try Andalucian home cooked local dishes such as gambas al pil-pil (sizzling prawns in garlic and chilli) or salmorejo (a cold tomato soup usually garnished with serrano ham and egg).
Wherever you visit in Spain, make sure to try churros con chocolate – perfect for breakfast, tea or dessert. Whether you’re enjoying tapas alfresco or at the table in a Michelin-starred restaurant, Spanish cuisine competes to be the highlight of your trip.