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As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Spain in a way like no other. A country of ripe vineyards, endless coastlines, rugged mountain ranges and historic villages, we will venture into the spirit of Spain uncovering the heritage of its luscious surroundings. This culture means more than siestas and sangria, proved as we move from monument to museum to the beat of flamenco. In Madrid, we’ll discover the meeting point of old and new via charming alleyways and taverns. Things to do in Barcelona will delight us with Gaudi architecture whilst the mountain of Montserrat proves there is magic to be found beyond Spain’s bountiful cities. Between the map points, we will discover this country’s culinary delights and understand how they form part of the cultural fabric. Fierce passion, national pride and reverence for tradition seep through every inch of this intriguing land. The lure of Spain tours is enormously strong and will stay with you long after your visit. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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The best of Spain unlocked for you

Experience Spain differently. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and uncover local secrets when our friends across the country open their doors to you. Here’s just a sample of the rich experiences you can expect.
"It's always a nice moment when you see the guests enjoying a sangria by the olive groves of Andalucia"
Alexandre, Travel Director
Spain at a glance
A country of ripe vineyards, endless coastlines, rugged mountain ranges, historic villages, magical architecture and passionate traditions, Spain is a country that stays with you long after your visit. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the true spirit of Spain.
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What to pack for Spain

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Catalan, Basque or Galician phrase book

Depending on where you’re visiting, speak like the locals and swap Spanish for a few phrases of the mother tongue. You’ll make friends for life by showing such enthusiasm for the local dialect.

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Forgo ‘flip-flops’ or ‘thongs’ and do as the Spaniards do; don a pair of traditional espadrilles for walking around the cities and travelling the country’s coastline. Comfort and style combined.

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A jacket

Spain has a reputation for being dry and sunny, but cool and rainy days do come. Pack a jacket for and easy layers, particularly if visiting Spain in winter.

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A scarf or pashmina

A scarf or pashmina is a must for air-conditioned transport, cooler evenings and when visiting religious sites and cathedrals, which require bare shoulders to be covered.

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Sturdy walking boots

Spain may be renowned for its cities and beaches, but you may need sturdy walking shoes when visiting the idyllic mountain ranges.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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