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. 

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  Capital city Madrid Populatio...

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Spain is situated in South Western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It borders onto Por...

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Spain has every kind of shopping experience a shopaholic could hope for. There’s boutiq...

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Fallas Valencia’s main cultural event is the feast day of San Jose. Locals create pa...

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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.

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