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Basque Country & Portugal Combined Tours

Although our name mightn’t suggest it – Totally Spain – we handle and organise many trips to Portugal. We have long been enchanted by this great country for its amazing food, superb wines, beautiful architecture and interesting history. And the quality of the service providers and the level of customer care in Portugal is second to none. We love suggesting combined Spain and Portugal itineraries which are always a success with our clients – take for example the case of Irene and her family…

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ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain

Santander, as you may have heard, is the location for the 2014 International Sailing Federation ( ISAF ) Sailing World Championships. We are living and breathing the changes taking place in our home city in preparation for this wonderful sailing event. It’s an opportunity for lovers of sailing to witness a great championship – and if you’ve never been to Santander, September 2014 would be a great time to visit!

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A Visit to Laguardia and the Rioja Alavesa Wineries

We revisited Rioja Alavesa last weekend and have come back buzzing from the trip. Totally Spain has organised hundreds of holidays to Laguardia and neighbouring areas in the past decade and we continue to be bowled over by the towns and villages, the wineries and the views every time.  We decided to approach this trip through the eyes of one of our clients who has never been before and we did so by taking one of our own custom packages.

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Self-Catering in Cantabria

Traditionally a destination for Spaniards escaping the soaring temperatures of the South in July and August, Cantabria in Northern Spain is now attracting international visitors thanks to great connections by plane with Ryanair and ferry with Brittany Ferries. Visitors love the combination of beautiful beaches, stunning mountain-ranges, excellent food, enchanting towns and villages and its top quality self-catering accommodation. And the fact that it hasn’t been spoiled by mass tourism and is still very much off the beaten path is very appealing for a family holiday.

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Salvador Dalí’s Catalonia – A Guide to the Artist’s Favourite Places

As you’d expect, Catalonia is a hugely popular destination for Totally Spain and our Dalí-themed itineraries are really fun to organise and take part in! Our clients love to visit Dalí’s Catalonia to see the places where the artist was born, when he grew up and played, where he studied and where he found inspiration for his work. Remember, Salvador Dalí exhibited all over the world and travelled significantly but he always came home to his native Catalonia. Here’s why he loved it so much…
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The Best Way to Holiday in Northern Spain

Everybody – from international chefs to the humble pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago – is raving about the North of Spain. But with so much on offer – what’s the best way to see this precious part of Spain? Here at Totally Spain we’ve been planning customised itineraries into Spain since 2000 and being based in Cantabria, we know how to navigate Green Spain, extremely well. Here’s what you need to factor in to your trip :)

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