We’ve been planning family and group itineraries to Spain and Portugal for decades and love the way Totally Spain clients are always wowed by Madrid. It always seems to get less attention internationally than Barcelona but we think it’s just as worthy of your precious vacation time as the Catalan capital. If you want to know what to do in Madrid, here’s what we love to see and always schedule in for our clients…
At Totally Spain we believe there is a huge benefit to hiring private guides and private drivers when travelling in Spain and Portugal. You’ll feel safe and immersed in the destination after just a few hours with a local guide or driver, and you’ll gather a lot of invaluable information also. We’ve been growing our network of professional guides and drivers in Spain & Portugal since we started back in 2000, and we can honestly say we have the best in the business. Here’s what makes them so worthwhile!
PLEASE NOTE that we can only schedule our expert private drivers and guides for travellers booked on a Totally Spain custom trip. We do not book these services separately.
You don’t need another blogpost about Spain’s typical or most famous dishes but we do want to share our checklist of 10 unmissable dishes in Spain and when, where and how to order them! You see we’ve been planning itineraries throughout Spain since the year 2000, so here at Totally Spain we’ve learned a lot about the Spanish dishes that people expect to eat but can’t find or even worse – don’t enjoy. And we’ve added in a few dishes that our clients have enjoyed eating but wouldn’t have ordered without a tip-off from us.
When you organise hundreds of bespoke trips across Spain and Portugal every year for 16 years, you learn a thing or two about people and travel. Armed with that very knowledge here at Totally Spain, we’ve decided to pull together our 21 tips for travelling in Spain so you can avoid the common mistakes that trip up travellers every day of the year in Spain.
Ever wanted to see Gaudi’s crazy cathedral that has been 130 years+ in the making? Or maybe Gehry’s giant titanium de-construction in the shape of an old ship is more your style. And what about Calatrava’s neo-futurist designs that defy words? Whether you’re after Modernist, modern or Moorish, Spain is a joy to visit for any fan or practitioner of architecture. We’ve been planning architectural tours of Spain since we set up Totally Spain back in 2000 and want to share our tips with you for the perfect architecture tour of Spain.