One of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, Spain attracts travelers with its historic cities, seductive beaches, exotic culture, outstanding artworks, splendid architecture, ancient ruins and amazing cathedrals. The country was a major imperial power and reminders of its presence in the Middle Ages can be seen all across ...
Be surrounded by the culture of Catalan cooking (and by jamon hanging from the ceiling) in Barcelona’s many delis.
Local, fresh produce is at the heart of Catalan food – get a chef’s insight into the best ingredients at Santa Caterina market.
Logrono is filled with excellent taperias, each with their own speciality, and there’s little better than watching the master of mushrooms at Bar Soriano prepare hundreds of buttery, garlicky wild mushrooms for you to feast on during a tapas crawl.
Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of northern Spain on this food-led adventure. Immerse yourself... ...
“This was an English only tour. We had the worst tour guide ever who spoke an unrecognizable language. We were a group of about 20 people of which only 8 of us remained at the end of the tour. Our first info gathering was in front of the venue on a busy street with crowds of people and noisy traffic. Our guide had no microphone and did not have a sign to hold for us to follow.When we got our own transmitters, no one could understand a word he said. People were leaving the group after only 10 minutes.Olio was a nice man but not fluent enough to guide this tour. For the amount we paid $44USD each, it was not good value.”
“This is a fantastic trip that truly covers the Highlights of the country: volcanos ( from extinct, dormant to recently become active again), birds, other wildlife, tropical forests, colonial towns and friendly people who had to overcome a, at times, violent history. The itinerary is laid out in such a way that the driving distances are never very long. I don't want to discourage people from visiting Costa Rica, but if you prefer travel destinations where the tourism infrastructure has not yet taken over all the sites, Nicaragua is right for you.”
“This varied holiday included enough relaxation time and organised time tobe perfect. The guide JUAN was excellent. He could answer all the questions without too much detail but with sufficient to be informative but not teacherish. There was not too much traveling in one go. The trip accommodated those who were interested in the workings of the country, those who had come for the volcanos and those who just like to travel. The trip to the local village was a nice touch.”
One of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, Spain attracts travelers with its historic cities, seductive beaches, exotic culture, outstanding artworks, splendid architecture, ancient ruins and amazing cathedrals. The country was a major imperial power and reminders of its presence in the Middle Ages can be seen all across the lands.
Beautiful roman ruins, Islamic architecture, great civilizations, a delightful history, an alluring culture and an edgy creativity is what defines any trip to Spain. The country’s rich and diverse landscapes always have a way of getting to you. The Pyrenees are as majestic as any other mountain on the continent and are famous as one of the best hiking destinations in Europe. Madrid and Barcelona always present a grand vibe and an incredible experience. The charming coves of the Mediterranean truly make you fall in love with nature and there are always quaint little villages that present an old-world European way of life to choose from.
Dodge tomatoes at the annual food fight festival, La Tomatina, in Buñol
See all of Gaudi’s distinctive architecture - from Park Güell in Barcelona to El Capricho in Comillas
Grab a bite to eat at Mercat de la Boqueria, just off La Rambla in Barcelona
Discover the world-renowned art, fashion and architecture of Madrid
Drink traditional Spanish red sangria
Visit the sarcophagus of Christopher Columbus at the Catedral de Sevilla
Spaniards are incredibly intimate and like to tell it as it is. Expect to be greeted with a kiss, even by strangers, and it’s not unusual to be interrupted as you speak.
When dining out with friends, always opt for some paella. Arguably the most popular dish in Spain, it’s often cheaper to share by increasing the size of your paella than to order a separate meal.
If you want to see the inside of the Sagrada Familia, be sure to buy your tickets online before you go. Only a certain number of people are allowed inside each day, and tickets sell out days in advance.
Though there’s plenty to see on Spain’s mainland, its many islands are also worth visiting. Check out Ibiza for some incredible nightlife, Lanzarote for unique volcanic landscapes, or Fuerteventura for surfing.
Promptness isn’t exactly a value in Spain. Spaniards tend to be very laid back and arrive late.
Spain has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Spain before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Spain, do check out our Spain Travel Guide for more information.