Although Spain is well-known for its sand and sun, it is much more than a beach destination. Spain vacations have so much to offer in the way of great history, culture, natural beauty, traditions, and fine food and drink. Spain's coastal waters are greatly appreciated by locals and tourists alike, providing a fantastic setting for activities such as surfing, scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing, and more. For those who enjoy inland activities, explore the mountains while skiing, snowboarding, and trekking. Tourists enjoying Spain vacations may choose to explore Roman ruins, Moorish architecture, World Heritage cities, picturesque parks and gardens, as well as many modern sights in this incredibly diverse tourist destination. Whether your tastes include the tradition of bullfighting, the thrill of Flamenco, the beauty of the arts, or the wonders of Spanish cuisine and wine, you can experience it all.
Where to Stay: Our travel agents can help you select the best hotel for you and your travel partners. Whether you’re staying at the Hotel Claris in Barcelona or the Hotel Opera in Madrid, there is guaranteed to be something to suit your budget and preferences.
Attractions: The Mercado De San Miguel in Madrid is an historical marketplace that has evolved into the modern location for Madrid’s trendiest tapas bars. The Royal Palace of La Granja De San Ildefonso in Segovia is a Baroque palace that must be seen to appreciate what is arguably Spain’s most wonderful French-style garden. La Boqueria Market in Barcelona provides a delightful experience. Also just outside of Barcelona is the Monastery of Montserrat, a retreat for Benedictine monks’ that features breathtaking scenery and an angelic boys’ choir. No Spain vacation package would be complete without exploring Spain's great tradition of wine-making, and the Codorniu Winery in Tarragona provides the perfect setting for discovery.
For the history enthusiast, the Medieval Villages of Girona provide a great opportunity to explore well-preserved medieval villages. Salamanca University is Spain’s oldest university, providing a wonderful example of Renaissance architecture at its best and The Hanging Houses of Cuenca are a sight to behold. The Alhambra of Granada – a vast labyrinth of gorgeous palaces, chambers and gardens built on a hillside – is certainly one of the most wondrous places on earth. For the pre-history buff, the caves of Nerja, Cathedral-like caves stretching out over 5 kilometres, provide the opportunity to see original paintings from the Paleolithic era.
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