Tailor-made Holidays to Spain
Think of Spain and you automatically conjure up images of glorious sunshine, warm seas and hot beaches. But talk to Spain expert Richard French and you’ll discover much more about this fascinating country.
Sunny days spent lazing on the beach with gentle waves lapping at your feet? Yes certainly. Evenings spent enjoying local sangria and huge bowls of seafood and chorizo paella? Definitely.
But talk to Richard French and he’ll use his country-wide insight to introduce you to a Spain you might not have considered before. After all, the country has a unique and fascinating history and today its culture reflects strong Moorish, Basque and Catalan – as well as traditional Spanish – influences. All of which has produced an unrivalled diversity.
You could, for example, find yourself standing open-mouthed and astonished in Gaudi’s unfinished cathedral in Barcelona. You could be similarly inspired by the architecture of mediaeval Girona, or the paintings of native artists like Dali, Picasso, Goya, Velazquez and El Greco. You could photograph the amazing coastal scenery of Catalonia, listen to opera in Valencia, drink wine in Rioja and cider in Asturias. You could learn the flamenco in Seville, or immerse yourself in the Moorish atmosphere of Andalucia, Granada, Malaga and Cordoba.
You could even hop over to explore the magnificent harbour at Palma, on Mallorca, one of the beautiful Balearic islands. It’s a huge choice, and it’s all yours.
Recommended hotels in Andalusia
A modern palace dating back centuries, with its own Roman baths – for complete relaxation, restoration, indulgence…Read more
Stay in a centuries old palace, recreated with a contemporary twist and all the modern luxuries.Read more
Recommended hotels in the Balearic Islands
Relax. Or tailor your holiday with specially created experiences – all just 20 minutes from bustling Ibiza.Read more
Stunning countryside, art galleries and sculpture gardens, award-winning cuisine, a heavenly spa, suites with private pools…Read more
A quiet haven of sophisticated pleasures – for grown ups, gourmets, romantics and discerning people over 15.Read more
Lovely combination of traditional hotel values, superb cliff top setting and range of sports and amenities.Read more
Recommended hotels in Barcelona
Recommended hotels in the Canary Islands
Stay at the most luxurious, comfortable and recommended hotel on the entire island of Gran Canaria.Read more
Something for everyone and everything for someone who wants a different holiday every day they’re away.Read more
Try a private estate - a small village dedicated to making your holiday a total pleasure.Read more
Recommended hotels in Madrid
Join the celebrities, heads of state and royal visitors who have revelled in Madrid’s Baroque masterpiece.Read more
A 19th century palace that puts you at the heart of the old city of Madrid.Read more
Villa Real means you can immerse yourself in the true life of Madrid, then stroll home.Read more
Recommended hotels in Marbella
Everything your holiday needs is to hand – and Spain, Africa and Britain are on your doorstep.Read more
A newly recreated Andalusian Mediterranean village, with all the ingredients necessary for the perfect holiday destination.Read more
Recommended hotels in Northern Spain
An artistic and architecturally refined, five star hotel. Directly opposite the renowned Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.Read more
Stay in a hotel that has been welcoming visiting pilgrims and travellers for over 500 years.Read more
The perfect combination – the atmosphere and grandeur of a 16th century monastery, with 20th century luxury.Read more
If you’re a connoisseur of great wine and a collector of stunning hotels, here is nirvana.Read more
Impeccable, five star hotel overlooking the sea – in the very heart of Coruña’s most fashionable district.Read more
Recommended hotels in Seville
One of Seville’s most prestigious hotels; reflecting the verve, colour and style of this ancient city.Read more
Welcome to the perfect combination of authentic hacienda rusticity, fabulous scenery and modern style and luxury.Read more
Stay in an Andalusian-styled palace, in the heart of one of Seville’s most desirable, lively quarters.Read more
- Art Fund
(6 - 11 April 2014)
Explore Spain's largest region - Andalucia - on this escorted tour of the gardens in and surrounding Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Ronda and Malaga.Read more
(14 – 18 May 2014)
This colourful tour embodies the very essence of Andalucia, from sherry to horse fairs with delicious regional cuisine in-between.Read more