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The 10 Best Destinations for Day Trips from Madrid

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.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to the Centro Region of Portugal

Nestled in between the cities of Lisbon and Porto and with the Atlantic coast to the West and Spain to the East, the Centro region has everything you need for a perfect midweek break. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been devising itineraries for Spain & Portugal for over 16 years and we know it won’t be long before the international crowds arrive to explore Coimbra, Aveiro & Belmonte. See it now, we say, while it’s still relatively unknown outside of Portugal.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Touring Alcazars and Castles in Spain

Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning visits to castles in Spain and Portugal since we started out back in the year 2000 and love how they bring Spain’s history to life and release the inner kid in all of us. We’ve planned many itineraries to a cluster of amazing castles in Spain’s very aptly named Castile and thought we’d share the stunning structures with you today…

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Time Travel in Cantabria – From Neanderthal Man to Contemporary Spain

We’ve been hooked on a cult book about immortality by the Spanish writer Eva Garcia Saenz.  It’s a great read that unfolds in a museum in Santander in Northern Spain and takes us back to our cave dwelling past in Cantabria and other moments in history before returning to contemporary Spain. The book is now available in English and we recommend it for an afternoon of escapism. But living and working here in Cantabria, we know you don’t have to be immortal to experience the past. We have excellent museums, eye-popping cave art, postcard-perfect medieval towns, achingly cool urban retro architecture and chocolate-box hamlets on our doorstep, to step back in time, whenever we fancy…

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