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Over 50s Travel in Spain & Portugal

After over 19 years designing custom trips to Spain and Portugal, we’ve seen that a huge number of our Totally Spain valued clients are what the industry likes to call `baby boomers´.  Those people born between 1946 and 1964. We really enjoy working with these experienced, mature travelers and, for that reason we thought, why not say something about it? About over 50s travel in Spain and Portugal? So, in no particular order, here are 8 reasons why we value arranging trips for baby boomers and why baby boomers tend to love travel in Spain and Portugal.  And dealing with us at Totally Spain, of course!

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Twelve Reasons to Take a Lisbon City Break

We often plan a week off in a warmer climate during our Christmas break when it can get a bit chilly in Northern Spain. With so many Southern cities to choose from we are spoilt for choice (we’ve been customising trips across Spain and Portugal since 2000) but one place that keeps on drawing us back, is Lisbon.  There’s something so refreshing about a Lisbon city break.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Significant Jewish Heritage Sights in Portugal

We’ve written recently about Spain’s Jewish heritage and today we’d like to highlight some of the more significant Jewish sights in Portugal where you can step back in time and get a sense of how this vibrant community lived and worked. We start in the capital, Lisbon, and tour nine locations before finishing up in Porto. We know that there are many many more significant sights – we’ve been organising Jewish heritage trips throughout our 15 years in business and together with our experienced local guides have put together many highly personalised packages. Here is just one example of the type of trips we programme in Portugal…

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Spain’s New Michelin Star Restaurants

All eyes were on Santiago last night to see the names of the restaurants appearing in the latest edition of the French gastronomy bible. No change at the top – Spain is still home to 8 establishments with 3 stars (Akelarre, Arzak, Azurmendi, El Celler de Can Roca, DiverXO, Martín Berasategui, Quique Dacosta and Sant Pau). But we now have 23 kitchens with 2-stars and 157 kitchens with 1 star.

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