Destination Guide

Spain

Europe’s second-largest country has a diversity of culture, geography and architecture.  This vast landscape offers beautiful scenery, epic coastlines and vibrant nightlife. The people are friendly, laid back and passionate about their religion, football, food and wine. Whether you are seeking adventure, enjoy works of art, love food, want to party or relax on a beach, then Spain should be your next destination.

Top Spain Tours

Tour
Best of Andalucia

Best of Andalucia

6 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Andalucia with Valencia

Andalucia with Valencia

6 Days | Barcelona to Barcelona

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Andalucia & Barcelona

Andalucia & Barcelona

7 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Spain & Portugal Splendours

Spain & Portugal Splendours

10 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Spain Experience

Spain Experience

14 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Spain & Portugal

Highlights of Spain & Portugal

10 Days | Madrid to Barcelona

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

16 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Treasures of Spain

Treasures of Spain

9 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)

Why Book Spain with Sun Island Tours?

Guaranteed departures on tours

Extensive range of hotels

Tailor made packages

Licensed, English speaking guides

Spain Highlights & Experiences

Madrid

The biggest city and capital of Spain, complete with modern and old architecture, parks, palaces and museums. Located within the city centre are most of Madrid’s most popular attractions including the Royal Palace (the current residence of Spain’s monarch), Plaza Mayor (the city’s ancient main square) and three extraordinary museums that make up the city’s Golden Triangle of Art: the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Visit one of its many trendy rooftop bars and neighbourhoods and don’t leave without a shopping spree along the Gran Via.

Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the Spain’s top travel destinations with something for everyone. The laid-back city offers stunning coastlines combined with world renowned architecture, Catalan cuisine, lively shopping options and a glittering nightlife. The city is synonymous with Antoni Gaudi’s architecture – the unfinished Sagrada Familia being the most famous and extravagant of all.

Granada

Granada is one of the most intriguing cities to visit in southern Spain, famous for its medieval architecture dating back to the Moorish period, the most famous example being the Alhambra. The streets of Granada are packed with tapas bars, restaurants, bohemian cafes, and flamenco clubs.

Toledo

Toledo is a beautifully preserved city with a mix of Moorish and Gothic-Renaissance architecture, known as the imperial city. It is famous for its Christian, Jewish and Muslim monuments located within the walls of the old city, and is easily accessible from nearby Madrid.

Cordoba

It was once one of the greatest cities in the world, with many of its treasures still admired today. The historic Cordoba Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a maze of tiny medieval streets, plazas, and whitewashed courtyards. Some of its most popular sites including the imposing Mosque-Cathedral.

Santiago de Compostela

The capital city of the Galicia region, Santiago de Compostela is famous for being the final destination of the traditional pilgrimage known as Camino de Santiago. The city is full of charming plazas with important landmarks, sprawled around the Santiago Cathedral where the tomb of St. James is located.

Seville

Seville is widely regarded as the home of  flamenco. The city is rich in Moorish heritage and home to some of Spain’s most notable landmarks. These include the Alcazar Castle complex (built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty) and the gothic Seville Cathedral where Christopher Columbus’ tomb is situated.

San Sebastian

This beautiful seaside city is well-loved for its excellent beaches and outstanding culinary traditions. It is crammed with restaurants, pintxo bars, designer shops and shopping malls. Don’t miss the beautiful La Concha beach with views of the breathtaking island of Santa Clara. San Sebastian is also a great base for trying some of the world’s most famous Michelin starred restaurants.

Valencia

You’ll go through Valencia on your way to La Tomatina – the tomato throwing festival. In the city itself, explore the old town and don’t miss the incredible Valencia City of Arts and Sciences – a futuristic complex in what was a riverbed that now holds an aquarium, Imax cinema, opera house and science museum.

Mallorca

The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca is surrounded by sparkling waters with jagged cliffs, secluded coves, and beautiful beaches lining its shores. The island’s main city and capital Palma de Mallorca is a small, cosmopolitan city filled with a mixture of medieval streets, baroque churches, bustling plazas and an imposing gothic cathedral.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Spain

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Spain

Few destinations in the world offer such an array of places to see and tourist attractions to experience as Spain.

  • Escorted Coach Tours: We offer a wide range of fully escorted coach tours, which have guaranteed departures. A great way to experience highlights with local and knowledgeable tour guides.
  • Rail Packages: Rail packages are recommended if you want to explore the country independently. The packages are non-escorted and include all transfers (as per itinerary), accommodation, high speed trains between the cities and meals (as per itinerary).
  • Special Interest Camino Walking Packages: Embark on our special interest walking packages on the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Packages operate daily and include accommodation, meals (as per itinerary) and luggage transportation between the towns.
  • Tailor made packages: Create your own self-drive itinerary allowing you to see the sights that most interest you.
  • Day tours: Book one or more of our guided day tours from either Madrid or Barcelona. Most tours operate daily.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages

Tour
Best of Andalucia

Best of Andalucia

6 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Andalucia & Barcelona

Andalucia & Barcelona

7 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Andalucia with Toledo

Andalucia with Toledo

5 Days | Barcelona to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Andalucia & Portugal

Andalucia & Portugal

12 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Spain & Portugal Splendours

Spain & Portugal Splendours

10 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Spain Discovery

Spain Discovery

13 Days | Madrid to Barcelona

Tour
Spain Experience

Spain Experience

14 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Spain

Highlights of Spain

5 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Spain & Portugal

Highlights of Spain & Portugal

10 Days | Madrid to Barcelona

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Treasures of Spain

Treasures of Spain

9 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

16 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)

Spain Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

Major cities such as Barcelona and Madrid get very popular during peak seasons, pre-book your tours in advance to ensure you don’t miss out.
Spain has an extensive rail network, headlined by the high-speed AVE (Alta Velocidad Espanola) services, which serve many major cities at speeds up to 310 km/h. AVE presents perhaps the easiest way to travel between Barcelona and Madrid.
Avoid July and August as it is extremely hot. Temperatures are usually around 40 degrees.
Expect to eat late. Lunch is the main meal serviced between 1-4 pm, dinner is not until around 10 pm and usually lasts for hours. Most restaurants only serve light meals in the evening.
Do not forget most shops, restaurants and bars outside the larger cities close between 2 and 4 pm daily for Siesta.
Try and be there during one of their festivals. La Tomatina is perhaps the most fun where everyone has one large tomato fight. It is held on the last Wednesday in August.
If you are a 'foodie' then head to Basque Country. Whilst there try the local Kalomotxo, a blend of red wine and Coca Cola.
Beware of pickpockets in the large cities. Always leave any valuables at home and keep an eye on your belongings.
Remember to always have cash and coins as most small shops and many taxis do not accept credit cards.

How to Get to Spain

There are two major airports for long-haul arrivals into Spain: Barcelona-El Prat Airport, and Madrid-Barajas Airport, located in the capital. Furthermore, there are regional flights from other European cities into many Spanish airports. Major airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways fly from Australia into Madrid and Barcelona.

Rail services from France and other European countries arrive into Barcelona and other Spanish cities. If arriving from Portugal, there are flights from Lisbon and Porto to various Spanish cities, as well as bus services in the south that connect Lisbon and the Algarve with Seville.

Contact our Spain Experts

Our team bring years of experience, and a true passion for travel.
Meet the team that bring your dream journey to life.

Simone
Simone
Reservations Consultant
Sonia
Sonia
Senior Reservations Consultant
Suzanne
Suzanne
Senior Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Spain

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Warwick Pitchner
Really enjoyable two week tour

Review for: The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Really enjoyable two week tour of Spain Portugal and Morroco. Nice sized group and well organised. Only one hotel in Fez was disappointing. Guide and company notified. Extremely good guide, and a really well organised tour, of varying sizes as people joined for different parts of the tour.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Thanks Warwick. This tour is made up of smaller tours, hence why you receive varying groups of people. Makes for a great experience! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Marie Turner
May 2019- I have just returned to

Review for: The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

May 2019- I have just returned to Australia from the 16 day 'The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco' Tour and loved it. Tour Guides, Drivers and hotels were good & hotel breakfasts catered to every taste. Optional extra's provided some nice surprises. No complaints from me & happy to recommend this tour to others with previous travel experience, not the first time traveller.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Dear Marie, Thank you for your feedback and apologies for the delay. Great to hear all the positive feedback re our drivers, hotels, meals and optional excursions. I agree, this large tour is not for a first time travellers, as it is made up of other tours with different guides and drivers. We do this in order to offer more than 30 tours in Spain, with weekly guaranteed departures. But by doing this the touring is a little more 'flexible'. Glad to hear your recommendation, and looking forward to you travelling with us again. Kind regards, John @ Sun Island Tours
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Marios Argyrou
Just returned from a trip

Review for: Splendid Cruise Dubrovnik - Split

Just returned from a trip to Croatia and Spain with Sun Island Tours and loved every second of it. The cruise in Croatia was the best way to view the Croatian Coast. Jure the cruise manager tended to all our need a and ensured we had a great trip. What a beautiful place. Rodrigo and Maria in Spain made us feel like locals in Spain. Our next trip will be to Egypt, Jordan and Israel and we will definitely be using Sun Island Tours again.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Marios, sounds like you had a fantastic time. If you do plan to do Egypt Jordan and Israel in the future, we do have a 21 day tour (From Pharaohs to Prophets/From Prophets to Pharaohs) which might suit you. Alternatively we have some shorter tours than do any combination of two of those three countries. Hope to see you there soon!