centro botin in Cantabria

Centro Botin Santander Cantabria – Art at its Best on the Bay

Five years in the making, the Renzo Piano designed Centro Botin Santander opens in a fortnight and here at Totally Spain we can’t wait to add this space to our list of inspiring architectural and cultural spaces. We’ve been designing custom travel itineraries throughout Cantabria and Spain since we set up in the year 2000 and being based near Santander in Cantabria, we are very keen to set foot inside to experience the design, the art and the catering with none other than local, double Michelin-star chef Jesus Sanchez’ at the helm.

Continue reading

best museum restaurants in Spain

Best Museum Restaurants in Spain – 10 of the Hottest Places to Eat in 2017

We’ve visited a huge number of Spain’s best museums since establishing Totally Spain 17 years ago and we always make it our business to check out the cafés and restaurants as well as the exhibits. Here are what we consider to be 10 of the best museum restaurants in Spain, our favourites that we recommend to clients travelling on our custom itineraries – and we hope you enjoy them too!

Continue reading

day trips from Madrid

Day Trips from Madrid – 10 Best Destinations for 2017

Visiting Madrid? Make sure to plan a day trip or two to experience the beautiful towns and landscapes of Madrid and Castile. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning excursions since we set up in the year 2000 and would love to recommend the best locations for you and your group or family. Don’t want to drive and can’t take the train? If you book with us, we can organise a private driver to collect you from your hotel and whisk you off on a few of these excursions in style and comfort. There are an abundance of great day trips from Madrid to enjoy and here are our Top 10.

Continue reading

what to do in Madrid

What to Do in Madrid! 10 Things We Love in Spain’s Capital City

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…

Continue reading

caves palace art centre cave art antonio banderas cantabria

Altamira – One of the Many Reasons to Visit Cantabria in 2016

If you’ve seen ‘Altamira’ the movie starring Antonio Banderas, you are probably curious to see the stunning Cantabrian cave art discovered in 1879. At Totally Spain (we’re a Spain-based travel agent and specialist in custom travel to Spain since 2000), we’re lucky to be based near the real thing which we highly recommend that you visit for yourself. Cantabria, along with the Dordogne in France, is one of the best places in the world to experience world class cave art and so much more.

Continue reading

savvy savings in Spain

Totally Spain’s Money Saving Travel Tips in Spain

Here at Totally Spain, our clients have been known to ‘splash out’ on certain things when travelling in Spain but that’s usually because we are able to find them some great deals and get them a bit more bang for their buck. After 16 years of designing itineraries throughout Spain and Portugal, we know a lot about providing great value for money when devising a trip to Spain. Here are some of our favourite Money Saving Travel Tips in Spain which we encourage you to try out!
Continue reading