Spain Tours

A tour to Spain shows you that there is more to this nation than just sangria, paella, sun-drenched beaches and flamenco dancers. It is a spectacularly diverse country with exceptional culture, natural heritage, impressive cities, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, cathedrals and traditions that have last for centuries. Taking a group tour to Spain will open your eyes to a country full of adventure and wonder; from Madrid to Seville, this country offers a variety of attractions and sites, ideal for travellers who want to experience Spain to its full potential.

A tour to Spain shows you that there is more to this nation than just sangria, paella, sun-drenched beaches and flamenco dancers. It is a spectacularly diverse country with exceptional culture, natural heritage, impressive cities, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, cathedrals and traditions that have last for centuries

Our Spain Trips

Trip Style: Discovery, Overland

Highlights of Spain

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Best of Spain

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal

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Amazing Spain & Portugal

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Fantastic Spain & Portugal

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Spain & Portugal Explored

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Spain & Portugal Discovered

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Ultimate Spain & Portugal

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Best of Spain & Morocco

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Spain Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels used on our Spain & Portugal trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

HOTEL MAYORAZGO
Madrid
4 Star

Hotel Mayorazgo is located very centrally in Madrid, in walking distance to Gran Via, Plaza Espana and The Royal Palace, it has a Mediterranean restaurant and a bar

HOTEL EXE CRISTAL PALACE
Barcelona
4 Star

Exe Cristal Palace is centrally located just off Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard. It features modern, air-conditioned rooms.

HOTEL ACTEON
Valencia
4 Star

Located a few steps from Puerto de Valencia avenue and Ciudad de las Artes Ciencias. This hotel has a design of cheerful atmosphere.

LOS ANGELES HOTEL
Granada
4 Star

This 4 star hotel situated in the beautiful heart of Granada, next to La Alhambra’s relaxing residential area. The property also features a pool and a lounge.

HOTEL SILKEN AL ANDALUS
Sevilla
4 Star

Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Seville s historic centre. It offers a gym, and a seasonal outdoor pool, as well as terraces, gardens.

SANA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
Lisbon
4 Star

SANA Metropolitan Hotel is located near Praça de Espanha and only 5 minutes’ drive from Marquês de Pombal Square.

VILA GALE PORTO HOTEL
Porto
4 Star

This 4 star hotel is located in the heart of Porto and close to one of its' main shopping district. Vila Gale Hotel is 1.5 km away from the city centre.

Spain & Portugal Sights Map

Spain Travel Guide

Spain is renowned for endless sunshine and is also a country of many climates due to its vast size. The months from April to October tend to be the best time to visit Spain although, July and August can get very hot, especially in inland cities such as Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. These months also mean that hot-spots get very crowded and prices have a habit of increasing.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Spain and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain.
Spain is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a tourist visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements may change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
Spain's culture plays a key part in enticing travellers that visit the nation. From Moorish palaces, to gothic cathedrals, to modern buildings in the cities such as Madrid, the cultures of Spain are founded on an assortment of historical influences. Each region of Spain tends to have its own exclusive traditions however, there are customs that are positioned as iconic representations for the country. These include things such as bull fighting, fiestas and flamenco dancing. Most of the Spaniards’ are Roman Catholics who are known to be liberal, entertaining and loving people who enjoy socialising. Friends and family are very significant aspects of the Spaniards’ life and furthermore they’re very proud of their history and culture.
Spain’s eating and drinking ethos is one of its utmost lures, and an extremely jovial one too, with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, markets and bars to choose from. Spanish food presents plenty of seafood, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and offers delicious dishes such as tapas paella and tortilla Española. Along with the festive drink, Sangria which is often deceptively strong, Spain also creates fantastic wine which has had a lot of international success. The classic wine, sherry is very popular along with cava which is Spain’s ‘champagne’.
Spain offers plenty of shopping experiences which means travellers can buy trendy, creative, traditional, designer and international objects. Furthermore, each city and town has its own charm which means many unique items can be purchased throughout the nation. Products such as leather belts, bags, footwear, modern and traditional art and Moorish designed jewellery and tiles are examples of good quality items that can be bought whilst travelling throughout Spain.
La Tomatina: La Tomatina is the world’s biggest food fight and is an exciting and characteristic event in the town of Buñol in Spain. Each year the festival takes place on the last Wednesday in August and sees around 20,000 people pack the streets of the town to throw around one hundred thousand kilograms of over-ripe tomatoes. Feria de Abril: Feria de Abril is Seville’s and one of Spain’s biggest annual parties which occurs two weeks after Easter. The festival offers copious amounts of drink, food, music and dancing. Entertainment includes anything from flamenco dancing to Latin beats to remarkable firework displays, which occur throughout the city.

Spain & Portugal Tours - FAQ

Spain is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a tourist visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements may change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
Spain is an all-year-round vacation destination, spring, summer, autumn. Holidays are all year round in the most beautiful country of the Mediterranean. Summer in Spain continues into autumn: the sea is warm and perfect for swimming, diving and fishing.
Free wi-fi is available in most hotels, many cafes and some restaurants. A number of cities have free wi-fi zones in shopping and eating areas and plazas. WiFi coverage can be limited in remote areas.
If you come from another EU Country you may be able to use your phone without any additional roaming charges, please consult with your mobile provider. Coverage is generally quite good in Spain, however may be spotty on some small islands. Make sure to enable global roaming before leaving home to be able to use your mobile abroad . 3G/4G is commonly available throughout the country, however may be unreliable in rural areas.
The currency in Spain is the Euro. A few examples of approximate prices:
  • Scrambled eggs, fried potatoes and Catalan sausage: 9 EUR
  • Pasta: 8 EUR
  • Paella with shrimps: 9 - 12 EUR
  • A plate of mussels: 8 EUR
  • Sandwiches & hamburgers: 4 - 6 EUR
  • 500 ml water in vending machines: 0.35-0.50 EUR
Tap water in Spain is considered as safe to drink according to international water quality standards. Consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, reduce the use of plastic bottles.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Spain. However, small shops and vendors may not accept cards, we would recommend to carry cash with you for such small purchases.
ATMs are common in Spain and accept the major card providers.
Airport transfer service isn't available in Spain. All our hotels are centrally located & easily accesible via public transport or taxi.
The welcome meeting will be held in the hotel lobby around 6pm with your group and guide. You can find the arrival information for Spain tours here. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail to inform you before the trip. Don't worry if you will miss the welcome meeting on Day 1 as some travellers arrive late in the day - just make sure to let us know in advance.
There is no pre or post tour accommodation available in Spain.
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options can be limited.
The currency of Spain is the Euro. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be happy to help you if you need any assistance.
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Spain, make sure to check if the tip is included in your bill at restaurants. Your tour guide will also be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at info@traveltalktours.com or +44 0208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
Once the tickets are open to online sale, we will send you the necessary link & information.

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best time to visit
Spain is renowned for endless sunshine and is also a country of many climates due to its vast size. The months from April to October tend to be the best time to visit Spain although, July and August can get very hot, especially in inland cities such as Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. These months also mean that hot-spots get very crowded and prices have a habit of increasing.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel advice
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Spain and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Visas
Spain is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a tourist visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements may change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture
Spain's culture plays a key part in enticing travellers that visit the nation. From Moorish palaces, to gothic cathedrals, to modern buildings in the cities such as Madrid, the cultures of Spain are founded on an assortment of historical influences. Each region of Spain tends to have its own exclusive traditions however, there are customs that are positioned as iconic representations for the country. These include things such as bull fighting, fiestas and flamenco dancing. Most of the Spaniards’ are Roman Catholics who are known to be liberal, entertaining and loving people who enjoy socialising. Friends and family are very significant aspects of the Spaniards’ life and furthermore they’re very proud of their history and culture.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking
Spain’s eating and drinking ethos is one of its utmost lures, and an extremely jovial one too, with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, markets and bars to choose from. Spanish food presents plenty of seafood, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and offers delicious dishes such as tapas paella and tortilla Española. Along with the festive drink, Sangria which is often deceptively strong, Spain also creates fantastic wine which has had a lot of international success. The classic wine, sherry is very popular along with cava which is Spain’s ‘champagne’.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping
Spain offers plenty of shopping experiences which means travellers can buy trendy, creative, traditional, designer and international objects. Furthermore, each city and town has its own charm which means many unique items can be purchased throughout the nation. Products such as leather belts, bags, footwear, modern and traditional art and Moorish designed jewellery and tiles are examples of good quality items that can be bought whilst travelling throughout Spain.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events
La Tomatina: La Tomatina is the world’s biggest food fight and is an exciting and characteristic event in the town of Buñol in Spain. Each year the festival takes place on the last Wednesday in August and sees around 20,000 people pack the streets of the town to throw around one hundred thousand kilograms of over-ripe tomatoes. Feria de Abril: Feria de Abril is Seville’s and one of Spain’s biggest annual parties which occurs two weeks after Easter. The festival offers copious amounts of drink, food, music and dancing. Entertainment includes anything from flamenco dancing to Latin beats to remarkable firework displays, which occur throughout the city.
HIGHLIGHTS
Madrid
The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, offers an extensive artistic & cultural heritage. An amazing city in every aspect.
HIGHLIGHTS
Cordoba
The cultural and historic centre of Cordoba is listed as a World Heritage Site. The Alcazar Fortress is breath-taking and the Jewish neighborhood is not to be missed.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sevilla
Walk around and get lost in the is Spanish city which is perfect combination of Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style architecture.
HIGHLIGHTS
Granada
The cultural and historic centre of Cordoba is listed as a World Heritage Site. The Alcazar Fortress is breath-taking and the Jewish neighborhood is not to be missed.
HIGHLIGHTS
Lagos
You will fall in love with this warm seaside town offering Portuguese culture. This beautiful city with sandy beaches also offers a large variety of water sports.
HIGHLIGHTS
Lisbon
Lisbon is Portugal’s capital city.Amazing cathedrals, museums, long dinners, friendly locals, lively nightlife… Welcome to the second oldest capital in Europe!
ACCOMMODATION
Madrid
HOTEL MAYORAZGO
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Barcelona
HOTEL EXE CRISTAL PALACE
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Valencia
HOTEL ACTEON
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Granada
LOS ANGELES HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Sevilla
HOTEL SILKEN AL ANDALUS
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Lisbon
SANA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Porto
VILA GALE PORTO HOTEL
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Spain?
Spain is part of the European Union and Schengen area, and European citizens do not require a visa. Citizens of the following countries do not require a tourist visa if staying for less than three months: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Passport validity entry requirements may change per nationality. We generally recommend to have a passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. This information is provided only as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Spain?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Spain?
Spain is an all-year-round vacation destination, spring, summer, autumn. Holidays are all year round in the most beautiful country of the Mediterranean. Summer in Spain continues into autumn: the sea is warm and perfect for swimming, diving and fishing.
F.A.Q.
What is the internet access like in Spain?
Free wi-fi is available in most hotels, many cafes and some restaurants. A number of cities have free wi-fi zones in shopping and eating areas and plazas. WiFi coverage can be limited in remote areas.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Spain?
If you come from another EU Country you may be able to use your phone without any additional roaming charges, please consult with your mobile provider. Coverage is generally quite good in Spain, however may be spotty on some small islands. Make sure to enable global roaming before leaving home to be able to use your mobile abroad . 3G/4G is commonly available throughout the country, however may be unreliable in rural areas.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a…?
The currency in Spain is the Euro. A few examples of approximate prices:
  • Scrambled eggs, fried potatoes and Catalan sausage: 9 EUR
  • Pasta: 8 EUR
  • Paella with shrimps: 9 - 12 EUR
  • A plate of mussels: 8 EUR
  • Sandwiches & hamburgers: 4 - 6 EUR
  • 500 ml water in vending machines: 0.35-0.50 EUR
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in Spain?
Tap water in Spain is considered as safe to drink according to international water quality standards. Consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, reduce the use of plastic bottles.
F.A.Q.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Spain?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Spain. However, small shops and vendors may not accept cards, we would recommend to carry cash with you for such small purchases.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Spain?
ATMs are common in Spain and accept the major card providers.
F.A.Q.
Are airport transfers included?
Airport transfer service isn't available in Spain. All our hotels are centrally located & easily accesible via public transport or taxi.
F.A.Q.
Where is the welcome meeting on day 1 of my tour?
The welcome meeting will be held in the hotel lobby around 6pm with your group and guide. You can find the arrival information for Spain tours here. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail to inform you before the trip. Don't worry if you will miss the welcome meeting on Day 1 as some travellers arrive late in the day - just make sure to let us know in advance.
F.A.Q.
Can I book pre or post tour accommodation?
There is no pre or post tour accommodation available in Spain.
F.A.Q.
Do you have solo travellers on your tours?
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
F.A.Q.
I’m a solo passenger, do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
F.A.Q.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
F.A.Q.
Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options can be limited.
F.A.Q.
What currency should I bring?
The currency of Spain is the Euro. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be happy to help you if you need any assistance.
F.A.Q.
Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to tip?
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Spain, make sure to check if the tip is included in your bill at restaurants. Your tour guide will also be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
F.A.Q.
What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at info@traveltalktours.com or +44 0208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
F.A.Q.
How can I arrange a ticket for Alhambra?
Once the tickets are open to online sale, we will send you the necessary link & information.
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Splatter The Town Red At La Tomatina

Splatter The Town Red At La Tomatina

Warning: If you’re allergic to tomatoes, then this festival is not for you! La Tomatina is an exciting and characteristic event of the town of Buñol in Spain. Each year the festival takes place on the last W...

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Top 9 foods you must try in Spain

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