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Fall in love with Spain! Think up-all-night cities, whitewashed hill towns, tranquil countryside dotted with picturesque villages and miles and miles of beaches lapped by warm, Mediterranean waters. Sizzling Madrid and Barcelona are must-see cities, and San Sebastien is beautiful and fantastic for culture, while enchanting Andalucia, with its whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets, is the Spain you’ve always dreamed of. Head to one of the Balearic Islands, like Mallorca and Formentera for laid-back beach life (and sophisticated nightlife), tiny villages surrounded by ancient olive groves and some wonderful luxury hotels to escape it all.
spain ~ bespoke highlights
• Hike the Camino de Santiago.
• Visit the little known corners of Spain’s most stunning cities, including: Madrid, Barcelona and Seville.
• Head to the Basque Country, for a full immersion into the world of Spanish gastronomy, where you will learn about Basque pinxto culture.
•Travel to Mallorca for pristine hidden beaches and gorgeous villas.
• Discover Andalucia with special experiences in Sevilla, Ronda, Cordoba and Granada.
• Private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Alhambra, of course.
• Hike in the hills of Ronda, the gorgeous city that inspired Hemingway during his time in Spain. And do an amazing winery visit in Ronda.
• Visit the buildings of Gaudi, the historic Jewish Quarters and synagogue, world class museum; and much more.
•Malaga local lifestyle tour.
•An Insider’s Tour of the Albacyin.
•Visit White villages to meet all sorts of interesting local characters… old olive mill, castle, gorgeous views, tastings etc.
•Insiders Art Restorers Private Home & Studio visit in Sevilla.
•Tapas Tour and/or Cooking Class.
•Flamenco uncovered – accompanied by a real gypsy flamenco musician.
•Private Off the Beaten Path Tour of Sevilla
•Excursion to Cordoba… with option of private horse exhibition.
Anadlucia is the soul of classic Spain. Like the paintings of Andalucia’s famed native son, Pablo Picasso, this region is vivid, bold and occasionally overwhelming. The region offers a unique flavour of authentic Spanish culture: Granada’s gorgeous Alhambra, Seville’s mosques and bullfighting rings and whitewashed World Heritage sites. The region also has great beaches on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and a calendar of fantastic festivals.
BALEARIC ISLANDS (MALLORCA, MENORCA, IBIZA AND FORMENTERA)
The Balearic Islands is an archipelago of five sand-strewn, mountainous enclaves floating blissfully in the Mediterranean Sea. With their fabulous gastronomy, intriguing culture, diverse geography and 300 sunny days a year, it is no wonder that the islands are so popular. Between elegant and civilized Mallorca, tranquil and dazzling Menorca, and free spirited Ibiza, each island has its own shining personality, promising much more than your average beach vacation.
Sitting on the west coast of Spain, undiscovered by most tourists, is the Basque Country, a region full of beauty, amazing experiences, fantastic food, beautiful beaches, historic architecture and friendly people.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrims’ ways serving pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. For any traveler interested in history, art and culture, the Camino de Santiago certainly ranks as one of the most spectacular trips in the world. From the 10th Century to the present day, pilgrims have come (by foot and now bicycle) from near and far to experience the enigma of Spain.
Catalonia region, in northeastern Spain, is known for the lively beach resorts of Costa Brava as well as the Pyrenees Mountains. Barcelona, the regional capital, has a historic Gothic Quarter, La Rambla pedestrian mall, museums and several beaches. Gaudí’s distinctive modern art and architecture can be seen at the Sagrada Família Basilica and in the colorful outdoor mosaics of Park Güell.