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  • Plaza Real in Barcelona - always a popular spot to hang out on during Spain holidays.
  • Plaza Mayor de Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Young friends enjoying Spain
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

My European Vacation Favourites – Part 2

Journey Through Gaudi’s Barcelona in Spain

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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  • 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.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,075
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • 3 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

    Bridge your time in two of Europe’s most exciting cities with this Norwegian Epic cruise, or enjoy it as a short break on its own. Explore the spectacular architecture of Barcelona, and the splendid history of Rome, with a day in Naples to link your adventures.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy, & Flamenco River Cruise

    Southern Spain is one of Europe’s most colourful and culture-rich regions. Discover its flavours, flamenco and flair on this short Spain vacation on the water, departing from the area’s most exciting city, Seville.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,034
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 762
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Cruise the Guadalquivir & Guadiana

    A Europe cruise with a difference, this unique, sundrenched itinerary takes you through the heart of Southern Spain on a round-trip from Seville. You’ll also visit Portugal’s remarkable Algarve.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Spain See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,100
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours, Rail Travel Ideas
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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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,100
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours, Rail Travel Ideas
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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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,092
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
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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
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,533
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Madrid: Getaway, City Break

    This short Madrid stopover lets you see the best of the city in less time, with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and day trip to Toledo included.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 587
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Spain to Italy by Sea

    Enjoy a revitalizing cruise aboard the five-star Norwegian Epic and explore the great cities of the central Mediterranean. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Gaudi in Barcelona, enjoy the regional seafood in Naples, and visit the Spanish Steps that charmed the Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley in Rome.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,423
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Independent Travel Modules
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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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,088
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • 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
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,197
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Trails of Andalucia

    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
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,270
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Single Friendly, Small Group Tours
    Spain See Trip Details
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