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Welcome to Spain and her beautiful islands...

Viva España! Our sun kissed neighbour has been fulfilling the holiday dreams of us Brits for many a generation, and is showing no signs of slowing down. From the sandy beaches of the Costa Brava and the Balearics, to the traditional charm of Andalucía and the heaven-sent winter sun of the Canary Islands - if it's sea, sand and sunny days you're after, then Spain has them by the bucket load. Add to that a spot of al fresco dining and art galleries galore in Madrid and San Sebastian, along with the undeniable urban beauty of Catalonia's first city - magnificent Barcelona - and Spain really is one of those countries that can be visited and revisited year after year.

 

Things to do

One of the very best things to do in Spain is to do nothing at all… well, almost nothing. Our range of cruises, all-inclusive hotel stays and cruise and stay holidays are designed to help you do just that - relax, take it easy and soak up that precious vitamin D. Take a Mediterranean cruise, go island hopping around the Canaries on an escorted tour, or enjoy an active holiday and go walking on the picturesque island of Majorca in the Balearics. Whether you'd like to take in historic buildings such as the Moorish Alhambra in Granada, climb to the top of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona or just stay and relax in one of our many stunning hotels lining the beaches of the Costa del Sol, the Costa Brava and the Costa Blanca, we're guaranteed to have a holiday in the sun to suit you.

Catalonia

As well as the showstopper Barcelona, this diverse region has a whole host of towns and villages well worth visiting. Stroll through medieval Girona or visit the coastal towns of Sitges or Tarragona. Both the Costa Dorada and the Costa Brava await you here, replete with picture-perfect Mediterranean beaches, as well as the cooler climbs of the Pyrenees. Back in Catalonia's capital, of the best ways to see Barcelona is on a walking tour - stroll through the Gothic Quarter, visit the Picasso Museum and marvel at the many examples of Gaudi's whimsical architectural style, including the lovely Park Guell.

Andaluc

Andalucía is seen by many as the most traditional region of Spain - wander the winding streets of Seville and you'll almost certainly meet a dusky Flamenco guitarist strumming under an orange tree in some shady plaza. Tuck into a seafood paella in the showy coastal town of Malaga, head for the hills and visit Cordoba or Granada in the Sierra Nevada, or indulge in all out sun worshipping along the beaches of the Costa del Sol in bustling Marbella or Fuengirola.

Valencia

Known as the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia's eponymous regional capital is a cultural and intellectual hub. On a sightseeing tour be sure to visit the busy central market and the impressive Valencia Cathedral. Beyond the city limits the sparkling beaches of the Costa Blanca stretch out along the coast, encompassing the smaller, but no less lively, towns of Benidorm and Alicante.

Galicia

Spain's lush north-western region sits on the border with Portugal and its craggy Atlantic coastline is known as the Costa Verde, or green coast. The area has its own language and a proud Celtic culture. It may look remote on the map, but the town of Santiago de Compostela has been a thriving religious hub since the Middle Ages. Pilgrims have been winding their way here for centuries along the Camino de Santiago, making their way through Pamplona and La Rioja to Santiago Cathedral in the town's medieval core.

The Balearics

Emerald isles floating in an azure ocean, swaying palms and balmy climes - these Mediterranean islands are a true delight. Soak up the rays and enjoy a cocktail or two in Ibiza or Majorca, or turn down the tempo and relax on the diminutive islands of Minorca and Formentura. These UNESCO World Heritage sites are truly beautiful, with the mountains and lush forests of their interiors just as stunning as their pristine sandy beaches.

Canary Islands

This distant archipelago sits off of the coast of North Africa and is blessed with year-round sun. The islands here are varied - each with their own character. Tenerife is the largest and most visited, then there's sandy Gran Canaria, the volcanic Lanzarote with its lunar landscapes, tiny La Gomera and the beach-lovers' delight, Fuerteventura.

 

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Spanish regions

Balearics

Sink your toes into pristine white sands and gaze out across the azure ocean

Canary Islands

Warmed by the currents of the Gulf Stream, the Canaries benefit from year-round sunshine

Costa Blanca

200 kilometres of sandy coastline, cliffs, coves, resorts and ancient ports, bathed in sunshine – just some the attractions of the Costa Blanca

Costa Brava

With its sandy beaches and rocky coves, the Costa Brava is a beautiful yet misunderstood destination

Costa Calida

A well-kept Spanish secret

Costa de Almeria

Boasting the most hours of sunshine in the whole of Spain, Costa de Almeria is an intriguing blend of deserts, wild beaches and Moorish whitewashed houses

Costa de la Luz

Step onto the sandy beaches of Costa de la Luz and into Andalusia – land of bullfights, flamenco and sherry

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol, or 'coast of sun', is aptly named

Costa Tropical

Where pomegranates and sugar cane grow, warmed by Saharan winds, you’ll find the Costa Tropical…

Costa Verde

The aptly-named "green coast" enjoys attractive sandy coves set below dramatic cliffs


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