It was the birthplace of Picasso, the home of Dali, and the setting of Antoni Gaudi’s greatest work ...
One doesn’t have to look hard at Spain to see it as a land of beauty and aesthetics. It’s in everything from the nation’s rolling country hills to its sun-soaked beaches. The galleries of Barcelona may be full of world-class art, but the views of Alhambra Palace with its mountain backdrop capture just as much imagination. At Segonia, Spain’s art history goes back to Roman times, and in the Cave of Altamira, even to the Palaeolithic age.
Spain travel highlights
Step into the historic city of Valencia
Valencia is 2000 years old, and its buildings were erected by the Romans, Moors and Christians who’ve lived here throughout the ages.
Be transported in time to Avilla and Segovia
These twin towns are famous for a preserved fortresses, beautiful tower and an ancient Roman aqueduct.
Make your way through Madrid
Lovers of culture will love this capital. Gothic and baroque architecture, countless art galleries, and a nearby castle named Alcazar.
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Spain tour reviews
Our Spain trips score an average of 4.55 out of 5 based on 38 reviews in the last year.
Essence of Spain, August 2016
We both felt that Essence of Spain did indeed give us a good feel for the place. The length of the tour was about right and we chose to stay a night or two longer at the first and last city which worked well for us! Our tour guide was excellent. The hotels were more than comfortable and certainly better than we had anticipated. A reasonable level of fitness is required, especially in get warmer climates so do lots of walking in preparation! All in all a great experience!
Review submitted 05 Sep 2016
Essence of Spain, August 2016
This trip gave us a taste of Spain, covering some amazing treasures and locations. A highlight was the boat trip at Albufera. Other high points were Granada, Córdoba and Avila. Ricardo, our Tour Leader made the trip with his knowledge, sense of humour and patience. I highly recommend this Peregrine adventure.
Review submitted 04 Sep 2016
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Spain travel FAQs
- Australia: No - Not required
- Belgium: No - Not required
- Canada: No - Not required
- Germany: No - Not required
- Ireland: No - Not required
- Netherlands: No - Not required
- New Zealand: No - Not required
- South Africa: Yes - in advance
- Switzerland: No - Not required
- UK: No - Not required
- USA: No - Not required
Tipping is common practice in Spain. Leave small change at bars and for taxis, a Euro or two for meals, or between 5-10% at upmarket restaurants.
You’ll have good internet access in Spain except in some remote areas.
You’ll have mobile coverage in major cities and towns, but service may be patchy in remote areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
Spain has Western-style toilets but few public toilets.
- Metro ticket = 1 Euro
- Pastry = 3 Euro
- Beer = 5 Euro
- Simple meal in a café = 10 Euro
Drinking tap water is considered safe in Spain. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card in the usual place in Spain.
ATMs are very common in Spain.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.ATMs are very common in Spain.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Spain/public-holidays