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  • Plaza Real in Barcelona - always a popular spot to hang out on during Spain holidays.
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  • Gran Via in Madrid

Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France and Andorra and to the west and northwest by Portugal. It is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.  Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African Coast, all to be enjoyed on Spain holidays. It is the second largest country in Western Europe and the fifth largest country in Europe.

About Spain

As a tourist destination, Spain is very important for many reasons. It is the 4th most visited country in the world and has 13 cities recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. One consideration is the all year round mild climate.  Other attractions are its many beautiful sandy beaches, its art, culture and architecture all to be experienced in many of the major Spanish cities.

Spanish cuisine consists of a great variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country and reflects the country's deep Mediterranean roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to a unique cuisine. In particular, three main divisions are easily identified, - Mediterranean Spain  for seafood and several cold soups such as Gazpacho plus many rice-based dishes such as  Paella; Central Spain for hot, thick soups such as the bread and garlic-based Castilian soup, along with hearty stews such as Cocido Madrileño and Atlantic Spain for vegetable and fish-based stews.

What are the top cities to visit?

On trips to Spain, the capital Madrid is a sophisticated city which has preserved its character with its historical neighbourhoods and streets with such landmarks as the Royal Palace, central Retiro Park and the Paseo del Prado. The city boasts three major art galleries – the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen.

Barcelona, which is the capital of Catalonia Province, has its own distinct flavour. Once a Roman city, it has a rich cultural heritage.  The city is adjacent to the magnificent scenery of the Costa Brava with its numerous beach resorts.

What are the top places to visit?

In the south, the three cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba offer visitors on a holiday in Spain an opportunity to experience their Moorish influences and charming architecture and culture.  Close by is the Costa del Sol with its many attractive resorts catering to all budgets and its very pleasant winter climate. 

The Balearic Islands located off the south west coast of Spain are well worth a visit and offer both beaches and inland mountain resorts especially  Majorca, the principal island. 

Off the North West coast of Africa lie the volcanic Canary Islands. The main islands are Tenerife with its black sand beaches and La s Palmas, a very lively tourist destination for those looking for sun, sand and sea.

There are many other contrasting cities and regions too numerous to mention. A visit to Spain needs careful consideration as to where to go and what to see and depends on one’s interests. One thing is certain. There is no lack of variety to please all tastes.

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Explore Andalusia’s Historic Three Cities on Your Spain Vacation

Finding Culture On Your Spain Vacation

Top 10 Things to See on Your Spain Vacation

Madrid – the Quintessential City to Visit on a Spain Vacation

Spend Quality Time in Barcelona on Your Trip to Spain

My European Vacation Favourites – Part 2

Journey Through Gaudi’s Barcelona in Spain

Portugal vs Spain: Which Country is Right for Your Western Europe Trip?

Enjoy Strange and Unusual World Festivals on Various Vacation Packages (Part 2)

Unusual Museums of the World (Part 1)

Best Value Cities for Budget Travellers to Add to Their Europe Vacation

See More on Your Europe Vacation with Our Back-Roads Experiences

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Spain vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Spain.

 

 

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  • Costa Del Sol: First Flatotel International Long Stay with Air

    Enjoy 22 days on this long stay program, including return air, accommodation in a One-Bedroom apartment with kitchenette, return transfers and assistance from a local destination representative. The 4-star First Flatotel International aparthotel is your base to discover beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches, delicious food and rich cultural heritage in southern Spain!
    Duration:
    23 Days
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  • 10 Day Western Mediterranean from Barcelona to Barcelona

    Discover the Mediterranean’s most exciting ports on this week-long trip aboard the Norwegian Epic. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Spain, Italy, and the French Riviera.
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    10 Days
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  • Barcelona Getaway

    From the whimsical delights of Gaudi’s imagination to the classical beauty of the city’s Gothic quarter, a Barcelona city break is a short vacation you’ll never forget. Explore the unique culture of Catalonia in Spain’s most enchanting and imaginative city.
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  • Classic Discover Spain

    Travel independently through Spain and see the best of three of its most popular cities. Start in Madrid for two days packed with art and culture, before diving into the history and uniqueness of Seville. Your tour ends in Barcelona, where the unique culture, food, architecture, and attitude of Catalonia creates a very different city. This trip can also be taken in the reverse order.
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    10 Days
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  • Classic Spain & the Mediterranean In Depth

    Explore the highlights of Spain and the Mediterranean on this city and cruise combo. You’ll begin in Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona to experience the vibrancy of Spain before boarding a cruise ship and visiting Mediterranean highlights, from Naples and Rome to Florence and Cannes.
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    17 Days
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  • Discover Madrid

    Spend four days exploring the Spanish capital of Madrid. Get to know the city with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass and discover its famous museums, cathedrals, parks, and palaces. You’ll also get skip the line access to the Royal Palace and enjoy a small group city tour in style.
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  • Eat + Drink Barcelona

    Discover the beauty of Catalonia through its unique gourmet delicacies, wines and tapas with small-group tours. Visit the famous La Boqueria and taste traditional foods such as Iberian ham, Manchego cheese and anchovies. Enjoy a fun cooking class, then visit the renowned Penedes region, known for its spectacular scenery, wines, and cavas.
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  • Eat + Drink Madrid

    Experience the best of culture, history, and food on this incredible Madrid foodie vacation. In the Spanish capital, taste authentic Iberian ham, chorizo, and delicious local drinks in the city’s best tapas hangouts. The next day, head to medieval Toledo to explore the nation’s history and taste some of the best Spanish wines at a local winery.
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  • Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

    Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.
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  • Essentials of Spain from Madrid to Barcelona

    Visit five iconic Spanish cities, Madrid the capital, Cordoba, Seville and Granada in Andalusia and Barcelona in Catalonia, each with its own character, culture and history. Enjoy magnificent architecture, old and new and be awed by all that Spain has to offer the visitor.
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    9 Days
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  • Highlights of Barcelona

    From the whimsical delights of Gaudi’s imagination to the classical beauty of the city’s Gothic quarter, discover the unique culture of Catalonia in Spain’s most enchanting and imaginative city. Then, combine gourmet food and Catalan culture and visit famous tapas bars and La Boqueria market.
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  • Highlights of Córdoba

    Stay in first class accommodations and enjoy a shared group excursion, discovering the amazing ancient city of Cordoba, where history and traditions blend. Steeped in over 2,000 years of history, you will visit be fascinated by the city's Moorish style and the blend of cultures, architecture, and traditions.
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    3 Days
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    US$ 262
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  • Highlights of Granada

    Don't miss the opportunity to see the renowned Andalusian castle and fortress and a city steeped in Moorish influences. Enjoy moderate or first class accommodations and a shared group excursion as you discover the lively city of Granada.
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    3 Days
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  • Highlights of Madrid

    Experience the best of Madrid as you stay in first-class accommodations and head on small-group excursions to discover the city’s highlights. Learn about the Hapsburg Dynasty and its picturesque Baroque architecture before touring the Prado Museum and heading to nearby Toledo to discover its charming blend of cultures.
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    4 Days
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  • Highlights of Northern Spain Back Roads: Barcelona to San Sebastian

    This outstanding region of Spain offers amazing contrasts from quaint medieval towns, exceptionally attractive resorts, important wine producing areas and spectacular mountains. A highlight will be a visit to Salvador Dali’s House-Museum. The scenery plus the history and culture make this a very special tour.
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    9 Days
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  • Highlights of Seville

    Escape to Seville for a sunny 4-day getaway in the capital of Andalusia. Stay in first class accommodations and explore famous landmarks, from Christopher Columbus’s grave in Seville Cathedral to the bullring and a boat cruise along the Guadalquivir River. Then, head to the Granada to see the famous Alhambra.
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    4 Days
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  • Iberian Inspiration Back Roads: Madrid, Toledo & Andalusia to Lisbon

    Seen Barcelona and Madrid? This Spain vacation takes you into the country’s south, including imperial Toledo, Corboda, Seville, and beautiful Granada. Steeped in history, this historic region will fascinate you magnificent architecture, delicious food, and unique Moorish influences.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Madrid: Gran Melia de los Duques: Stay of Distinction

    Soak up Spain’s fascinating history and legendary culture while staying in a deluxe accommodation and enjoying private guided excursions. Staying at Gran Melia de los Duques in Madrid, you’ll head on a walking tour of the old city and explore the nearby former capital of Toledo, the City of the Three Cultures.
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    4 Days
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    US$ 2,093
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  • Spanish Adventure Self Drive: Barcelona to Barcelona

    Enjoy a self drive vacation to first North East Spain taking in Barcelona, the historic town of Huesca and the medieval town of Jaca. Then on to Lourdes in France and Andorra in the Pyrenees on a pre planned itinerary with overnight accommodation.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 1,484
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  • Spanish Adventure Self Drive: Madrid to Madrid

    Discover the delights and historic sites of Northern Spain in a leisurely self drive preplanned itinerary. See old walled cities, attractive beach resorts, medieval streets and buildings, stunning mountain scenery and enjoy taking a trip through time in this fascinating region.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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    US$ 1,793
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  • Trails of Andalusia

    Discover the delights of this unique region of Spain visiting the colourful cities of Seville and Granada plus spend time in the charming picturesque small town of Ronda and the Grazalema National Park. This is the home of the Alhambra and the flamenco – a great combination!
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 2,277
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Costa Del Sol: First Flatotel International Long Stay

    Enjoy 22 days on this long stay program, including accommodation in a One-Bedroom apartment with kitchenette, return transfers and assistance from a local destination representative. The 4-star First Flatotel International aparthotel is your base to discover beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches, delicious food and rich cultural heritage in southern Spain!
    Duration:
    22 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 761
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    Snowbird Long Stays
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