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Spain City Breaks

Spain City Breaks

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Tour ideas for visiting Spain's cities

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Honeymoon in Barcelona and Mallorca
Length 9 days Approx. $3,990
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Madrid to Barcelona for families
Length 8 days Approx. $2,110
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Barcelona and the Pyrenees Mountains
Length 14 days Approx. $5,210
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Rafting, biking and culture for families
Length 9 days Approx. $2,430
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Off-beat sites of Spain
Length 11 days Approx. $2,540
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Spanish cities escape
Length 12 days Approx. $4,450
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Best of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona 
Length 11 days Approx. $2,770
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Extremadura road trip
Length 9 days Approx. $1,320
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Whistle-stop Madrid
Length 4 days Approx. $1,100
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La Rioja, cities and wine of Northern Spain
Length 8 days Approx. $2,010
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Pintxos Crawls and Rioja Reds
Length 10 days Approx. $4,100

Our local experts in Spain

Is Spain the right destination for you?

Ah sangria, sun, sea, palm trees and the sound of flamenco music floating through the maze of Seville’s streets until dawn – the dream! This is what we have in mind when we imagine our next holiday in Spain. Yet Spain is so much more than this… . It is a land with a strong heritage and a culture that thrives on its history. Spain can offer a geographical diversity as great as the number of its different regions. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, th... Ah sangria, sun, sea, palm trees and the sound of flamenco music floating through the maze of Seville’s streets until dawn – the dream! This is what we have in mind when we imagine our next holiday in Spain. Yet Spain is so much more than this… . It is a land with a strong heritage and a culture that thrives on its history. Spain can offer a geographical diversity as great as the number of its different regions. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, the climate can vary according to region and, as a consequence, the number of available activities can too. If seas and mountains are not your thing, not to worry. Spain has many other joys to share, be it through its history, its museums or its architecture. By retracing the steps of great artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali or following the trail of great architects, you will be able to admire incredibly beautiful landmarks where various architectural styles come together. Lastly, the kindness of the Spanish people themselves is a trait that is unique to and found across Spain. They will always be there to welcome you with open arms around una tapita with their favourite local tipple: una cañita de cerveza! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and set off for your trip to Spain! See more
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The best cities to visit in Spain

Spain is generally thought of as a beach destination, thanks to its miles of coastline along the Mediterranean. But with their endless excellent attractions, the cities in Spain offer full immersion in Spanish cultures both traditional and modern.

What makes Spain’s cities unique?

Spanish culture is colorful and diverse, with each region celebrating its own heritage, history, cuisine, and even their own languages in parts. Spain’s cities are well connected, so traveling between them is fantastic, and many have incredible ancient buildings and brilliant modern art galleries. 

The top cities in Spain to include in your trip itinerary

Spanish cities are so diverse, it can be difficult to narrow down your choice. However, there are a few destinations that are essential for a Spanish adventure. 

Visit Madrid, Spain's splendid capital

The Spanish capital is located right in the center of the country, surrounded by thickly-forested mountain ranges. Highlights include the vast Prado Museum and the historic Plaza Mayor where cafes bustle at weekends. Sports fans can take tours of the two soccer grounds in the city, the homes of Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid, and foodies will love the San Miguel Market, where fine wines from across Spain and great tapas can be sampled. 

Get the best of both worlds in Barcelona

On the eastern coast of Spain in semi-autonomous Catalonia, Barcelona is a dynamic city with exceptional art, architecture and a few brilliant beaches. Take a stroll down the Ramblas boulevard, or visit the striking Sagrada Familia cathedral, designed by famed architect and artist Gaudi. 

Explore Bilbao and the Basque Country

Located on the northern Atlantic coast, Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country, an area of Spain with its own unique culture, language and cuisine. The city's Guggenheim Museum is home to a superb collection of modern art, housed within a breathtaking futuristic building designed by Frank Gehry. Take the funicular railway up Mount Artxanda to get the best view of the Guggenheim and the rest of Bilbao.

Meet the Moors in Seville

Seville has a very distinct character thanks to its connection with the Arabs. Much of its architecture dates back to the time of the Moors of North Africa, such as the Alcazar. The vast royal palace is filled with colorful tiles and shaded courtyards. 

Sample paella in Valencia

Valencia is thought to be the home of paella, a traditional Spanish dish that’s often enjoyed along the coast.  Alongside great food, though, this city has fun in droves. Spend time at the City of Arts and Sciences, a museum complex packed with interactive exhibits, before heading to a flamenco club to see the passionate dance performed by locals. 

Tips for planning a city break in Spain

Spain's cities are served by a network of high-speed AVE trains, although there is also a good selection of domestic flights for longer journeys. Southern cities like Seville can be very hot in the summer, so you might prefer to travel in spring or fall. 

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