Love Spain and the great outdoors? Here at Totally Spain we do too and that’s why we’ve created this unique 11-night self-drive itinerary starting in Barcelona, with 7 nights in the Spanish Pyrenees and finishing up with 2 nights in the Rioja wine region and a night in Bilbao! Gastronomy is a key element in this Parador self-drive itinerary and you’ll get to taste the best Catalan, Basque, Riojan and Pryenees dishes and wines. We’ll customise each itinerary so you really experience and enjoy these incredible cities, towns and the countryside in the way that suits your travelling party. For the moment let us entice you with this sample Spanish Pyrenees itinerary.
Cantabria in Spain is world-famous for its Paleolithic cave art, magnificent beaches and gastronomy but not many people know it’s a key place too in the colourful history of Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. At Totally Spain, we’re just back from a visit to Gaudi’s Capricho in Comillas, Cantabria and if you are a fan of design, architecture and photography, here are 8 reasons why you really should visit Comillas and Cantabria too…
Even after 18 years designing itineraries, it’s really hard to select the best beaches in Spain (and that’s not just because there are so many to choose from!) It’s because we know one person’s concept of a great beach can be somebody else’s nightmare. And we also know that within each travelling party, some people love sunbathing and swimming but others prefer to skip the beach to visit a museum, take a hike or visit a winery. Forearmed with this knowledge, here are eight of the best beach destinations in Spain for families and groups who need lots to see & do nearby.
At Totally Spain, we’ve been designing custom Spain & Portugal itineraries for clients for over 18 years and often incorporate high-speed trains because they’re fast and comfortable. We also suggest low cost flights in Spain because they can make complex itineraries more accessible especially when time is limited. But these flights have their quirks so here are our 21 tips!
As well as designing custom trips around Spain, here at Totally Spain, we also create unique tailor-made itineraries for Portugal, either exclusively or combined with touring in Spain. If it’s been a while since your last visit to the Iberian Peninsula then why not come again soon? To inspire you, here are 15 charming, lesser known Portuguese destinations to consider visiting on your next trip. They are some of the Prettiest Villages and Towns in Portugal!