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General Information about Spain Vacations:
Located in the southwest of Europe, Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, and is one of the most well-loved tourist destinations in Europe. Although Spain is well-known for its sand and sun, this is much more than a beach destination, and Spain vacation packages have so much to offer. Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, featuring great history, culture, natural beauty, traditions, and fine food and drink. Package vacations in Spain during the winter months provide tourists with the opportunity to choose between skiing one day, and sunbathing the next or the same day if there is time. Spain's coastal waters are greatly appreciated by locals and tourists alike, providing a great setting for activities such as surfing, scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing, and more. For those who enjoy inland activities, a Spain vacation package provides the opportunity to explore the mountains while skiing, snowboarding, and trekking. Sightseeing throughout Spain is wonderful! Spain vacation packages are offered along many themes, touching on a variety of featured destinations, with various durations offered to suit every need. Tourists enjoying Spain vacation packages 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.
What many tourists seek to discover is the "spirit" of Spain, and there are countless traditions and cultural delights to be experienced in meeting this end. Witness the running of the bulls in Pamplona, the burning of enormous paper constructionist the "Fallas" of Valencia, take part in religious parades and holiday celebrations, or lose yourself in a tomato battle on the streets of Bunol (Valencia), all on a package holiday in wonderful Spain. 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, a Spain vacation package is the best way to experience all that Spain has to offer. Flamenco, both the dance and the music, is a stimulating experience for the eyes and ears, and a great part of Spanish culture. Spain is also well-known for its fine tradition of excellent wine production – a great accompaniment to all of the outstanding Spanish food. Spanish food is known worldwide, and is traditionally based on a very healthy Mediterranean diet. Spain is a leading producer of fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, and the traditional Spanish cuisine showcases this fact deliciously. Any Spain vacation package would be incomplete without the experience of so many great traditional dishes – Paella, seafood dishes, potato and onion omelette, tapas (a variety of appetizers) and more.
For culture and history enthusiasts, Spain offers so much to be explored through many galleries, museums, historical sites and points of interest throughout Spain. With such a long-recorded history that includes Roman and Moorish rule, as well as so many years of Spanish empirical rule and cultural expansion, a Spain vacation package tour has the potential, if desired, to provide a tour through some of the greatest events in world history. Spanish architecture also reflects the many seasons in the countries evolution, from the very ancient to the ultra-modern and everything in between. Some of the world's greatest artists have tried to capture the beauty and spirit of Spain through the ages – Picasso, Dali, Gaudi, and Goya, to name a few. Spain vacation packages provide the opportunity to explore such culturally and historically rich cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, but there is so much more to be discovered. Speak with one of our tripcentral.ca travel agents "who've been there" to plan the perfect Spain package holiday to suit your needs.
Highlights of a Spain Vacation Package
Spain vacation packages have so much to offer for culture and history enthusiasts of all ages. In Spain, there are numerous points of interest and wonderful culture waiting to be discovered, and some must-see attractions worth mentioning. 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 of the many sounds, sights, and tastes of Spain. 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 – stunning landscapes, 40 kilometers of tunnels and a fascinating introduction to the art of cave (Spanish wine) production.
For the history enthusiast, the Medieval Villages of Girona provide a great opportunity to explore well-preserved medieval villages that are sure to delight the senses and provide countless photo opportunities. Salamanca University (also in the town of Salamanca) is Spain’s oldest university, providing a wonderful example of Renaissance architecture at its best, and is another must-see for any Spain vacation package tourist. The Hanging Houses of Cuenca (in Cuenca) are a sight to behold, and provide even more photo opportunities not to be missed. 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. Clearly, Spain vacation packages offer a very diverse experience of Spanish history and culture, from pre-history to modern-day – something for everyone!