Viva Espana!

Tropical Temperature. Mediterranean Culture.

Spain. The tuneful clicking of castanets in concert with the strumming strings of Spanish guitars and the dashing flair of Flamenco dancers serenade your welcome to the warm Mediterranean culture of Spain. Languish in tropical temperatures with the scent of palm trees gently floating along the white sandy beaches met by the bluest clear ocean views in Southern Spain’s coastal resorts like Marbella, Torremolinos, Alicante, Fuengirola and Malaga where you can almost reach out and touch the Rock Of Gibraltar!

Fall in love with the art and atmosphere of Spain’s capital city of Madrid where so many amazing attractions eagerly await you – The Palacio de Aranjuez, El Plaza Mayor, Puerta Del Sol and Museo Del Prado.

Reveling under Gaudi’s influence, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, both modern and historical, and yet fiercely Catalan. Gaudi’s architecture is evident all over Barcelona in Park Guell near his home, in his whimsical buildings dotted throughout the city, and in his most famous work, the Sagrada Familia. This neo-Gothic style church is an architectural wonder of the world. The construction is so complicated, work began in 1886, he died in 1926, and the structure is slated for completion in 2030. A museum providing drawings and plaster models about the history from its early beginnings up until the present day, as well as insight into Antoni Gaudi himself, is a wonderful way to more fully appreciate his life’s work. Another famous site, St. Maria del Mar, is the only gothic church in Catalonia to ever be completely finished!

Connected by high speed trains and excellent air links, Barcelona is magnificently accessible. Sip Spain’s signature sangria as you enjoy the authentic taste of tapas – a most relaxing and friendly part of the Spanish lifestyle. The history of tapas can be traced back to the Moorish presence in Spain between the 7th and 15th centuries AD. The Moors had a love for small dishes with exotic ingredients such as peppers, almonds, garlic and saffron.

Tour the fascinating Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. American architect Frank O. Gehry designed this impressive structure in the heart of the city and has become a major icon. The structure is an unusual amalgamation of blocks and curves covered by titanium scales. The vast La Salve Bridge actually passes directly through the building. Little wonder that Spain has become one of Europe’s favorite tourist resorts proudly declaring “Viva Espana”!

Experiences to Remember

Picnicking in the Casa de Campo

On a hot summer day, enjoy an alfresco repast in the shade of a fragrant pine in the heart of Madrid’s largest park and look back at the shimmering city skyline. Afterward go boating on the lake or take the kids to the zoo or Parque de Atracciones.

Tapas Tour

A Three hour, pre-dinner walking tour through Barcelona highlights – La Rambla and Gothic Quarter. Visit the famous La Boqueria food market, stop in 2 bars for tapas and wine, beer or cider. Learn how to order tapas and discover Barcelona’s best bars and cafes. A truly great introduction to Barcelona with English-speaking gourmet guide!

Sitting in Sol or Sombra at the Bullfights

With origins as old as pagan Spain, the art of bullfighting is the expression of Iberian temperament.

Lifestyle Walking Tour

A local host shows you life in Barcelona. Visit a local food Market, walk around the Old Quarter, enter artisan shops and discuss local lifestyle.

Barcelona

Embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of the shrine of the Black Virgin of Montserrat, located high in the peaks of the Serra de Montserrat. Visit the beautiful domed basilica and the museum, housing works by some old masters, including paintings by El Greco, regarded as the first of the Spanish School of Art, and Caravaggio.

Authentic Flamenco

Spend an evening at Flamenco El Patio Sevillano while enjoying an amusing performance and having a drink. Singers, Guitarists and Dancers share the experience to make you feel the art of “Flamenco”.

Barcelona Picasso Walking Tour

Discover Picasso’s Barcelona by following in the artist’s footsteps. With this walking tour you will find out about the life of this genius and discover his work on a visit to the Picasso Museum. Visit the famous “El Quatre Cats restaurant”, Picassos’s only piece of public art in the city, and more.

Trip out to the Balearic Islands

Ibiza, Majorca or Minorca. Ferry or private yacht for the ultimate experience!

Best Train Ride

An old narrow-gauge railway takes you up 1,500m (5,000 ft.) through giant pinewoods from Cercedilla to the hamlet of Cotos, which enjoys winter skiing and summer walks up to the 2,300m (7,500 ft.) Penalara, the highest point of the Guadarramas.

The Prado

A private, scholar-led tour of the Prado art museum. The Prado Museum stands as one of the world’s greatest art museums, famous not only for works by such major Spanish artists as Velasquez and Goya, but also for a wide range of Flemish, Italian, and French art,representative of the far reach and influence of the Spanish Empire.

Barcelona Highlights Tour

A panoramic city tour that offers a guide to present you to the Cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, Paseo de Gracia and the Gothic Quarter.

Valencia

Valencia is famous for food and revelry – it is the home of Paella. Valencia’s cathedral is a beautifully preserved gothic area and hosts a large indoor food market. Opposite the central market, the old silk exchange, La Lonja de la Seda, is a gothic masterpiece of sculpted spiral columns supporting a vaulted ceiling.

Barcelona Bike Tour

Experience Barcelona in a different way! This bike tour is ideal for anyone who wants to get to know the city of Barcelona in a short but relaxed time. With this tour you will discover not only the “must see” attractions but also places away from the typical tourist paths.

Cordoba-Perez Barquero Bodegas

Enjoy a unique wine tasting tour by visiting one of the best-known cellars in the region, Perez Barquero.

Barcelona Gaudi and Sagrada Familia

Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. This guided tour visits the interiors of these churches and gives a detailed history behind these fascinating works of art.

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