Luxury Spain Holidays 2015

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A country of cultural and culinary delights, diverse regions and sandy beaches, Spain is the perfect location for a relaxing break teamed with culture and history. Pleasant climate and welcoming locals are just two of the reasons to love Spain. The stretches of gorgeous coastline –Costa de la Luz's beaches, the Costa Brava's pine forests and sculptural rocks that inspired Salvador Dalí, and the surf-lashed northwest Basque shore –are just the start. Barcelona's mesmerising Gaudí architecture, from the towering Sagrada Familia to magical Parc Güell, Madrid's golden triangle of art museums, eclectic mix of 19th century architecture and cool contemporary design, and affluent San Sebastian's wonderful shopping and even better pintxos are all waiting to be explored. We'll take you to L'Espagne Profonde, the country's deep heart with its centuries-old fiestas, Extremadura's wild plains dotted with encina oaks and fascinating hill towns, Castilla y León's medieval monasteries and castles and Andalucia's Islamic architectural gems, duende spirit and spectacular hill villages. And of course: the cuisine. From San Sebastian's Michelin stars and Burgos' ground-breaking tapas to Girona's El Celler de Can Roca –the planet's number one restaurant –and the acclaimed vineyards of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, it's a major part of any holiday. Of course you can't omit the beautiful islands where you can walk in Mallorca's Sierra Tramuntana mountains and swim in the translucent water off Menorca, its lower key neighbour with more beaches than the rest of the Balearics put together.

Spain with A&K

When it comes to Spain A&K have an ace in the pack. A true ace. For two decades our superb team has been headed by Simon Butler-Madden, a fluent Spanish speaker who knows the Iberian Peninsula inside out, and who enjoys longstanding relationships with hotels, restaurants and the smartest guides. He's invaluable for developing creative itineraries showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage and buzzing contemporary life.

Take an Abercombie and Kent luxury holiday to Spain in 2014 and Simon and the team will reveal a destination where stretches of gorgeous coastline - Costa de la Luz's beaches, the Costa Brava's pine forests and sculptural rocks that inspired Salvador Dali, and the surf-lashed northwest Basque shore - are just the start.

You'll find remarkable cities: Barcelona's mesmerising Gaudi architecture from the towering Sagrada Familia to magical Park Güell - Madrid's golden triangle of art museums and eclectic mix of 19th century architecture and cool contemporary design, and affluent San Sebastian's wonderful shopping and even better tapas

We'll take you to L'Espagne Profonde, the country's deep dark heart with its centuries-old fiestas: Extremadura's wild plains dotted with encina oaks and fascinating hill towns including Trujillo and Cáceres; Castilla y León's medieval monasteries and castles; and Andalucia's Islamic architectural gems, duende spirit and spectacular hill villages.

We haven't even mentioned the cuisine. Spain boasts a global reputation and some of the world's greatest chefs. From San Sebastian's Michelin stars and Burgos' groundbreaking tapas to Girona's El Celler de Can Roca - the planet's number one restaurant - and the acclaimed vineyards of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, it's a major part of any holiday.

And it would be a sin to omit the beautiful islands. You can walk in Majorca's Tramuntana Mountains with elegy-inspiring villages like Deià and swim in the translucent water off Menorca, its lower key neighbour with more beaches than the rest of the Balearics put together. So whether you want a cultural tour, family holiday, or to hire one of A&K's superb villas, Simon and his team are waiting to lift the curtain on Spain's glorious, compelling, sun-kissed theatre.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Quintessential Spain

Nights: 9 | from £3,500

Sample Spain's greatest sights including Gaudi's Barcelona, the magnificent museums of Madrid and the tapas culture of Seville. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Connections - Spain: Seven Cities

Nights: 9 | from £4,245

A Spanish culinary adventure where you’ll spend 9 nights enjoying private tastings in Granada, exploring Seville on a tapas tour and discover the Boquería... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Small Group Journeys

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Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent to Spain 2016

Nights: 3 | from £3,995

A country of cultural and culinary delights, diverse landscapes and pleasant weather, Spain is the perfect location for a self-drive adventure teamed... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture | Special Interest

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Northern Spain Culinary Delights

Nights: 4 | from £1,975

Visit the charming cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao and indulge in the delicious local Basque cuisine with a pintxos walking tour. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Finca Cortesin

Situated along the coast from Marbella, Finca Cortesin burst onto the luxury hotel scene in 2008. The service and attention to detail is what sets this...Find out more

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Special Interest

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Hotel Alfonso XIII

Seville

The Hotel Alfonso XIII was created in unique Andalusian style for the Exhibition of the Americas in 1928 and was opened by King Alfonso XIII. Since then...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Spain

The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is an elegant, mid 20th Century building with a highly stylised, modern interior designed by Spanish born Patricia Urquiola....Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Finca Cortesin, Spain

Spain

Prices from £1,575pp for 7 nights
Book a 7 night stay at Finca Cortesin and benefit from exclusive A&K amenities during your stay. Prices from £1,575pp when staying in a Junior Suite on a B&B basis including BA international flights and airport transfers. Valid for travel throughout the year. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Beach

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Hotel Orfila, Madrid

Spain

Prices from £685pp saving up to £100pp for 4 nights
Book a 4 night stay at Hotel Orfila and receive 1 night complimentary.  Prices from £685pp when staying in a Superior Double on a B&B basis including BA international flights and airport transfers. Valid for travel 1st July - 3rd August 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife, Spain

Spain

7 nights from £895pp saving £800 per family
Prices from £895pp based upon two adults & three children sharing two interconnecting Deluxe Citadel rooms for a 7 night stay a bed & breakfast basis with private transfers & return flights.
Valid for travel until 24th December 2015 excluding 27th March - 11th April 2015 and 25th December 2015 - 2nd Jan 2016 . Terms & conditions apply. Children must be under 12 years of age.

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Robert, Lucy and Nicola are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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Best time to be there

Spain is best visited in the springtime, when the temperatures are generally warm and comfortable. Autumn is equally comfortable, though less green and the landscapes are drier. July and August are very hot.

Fly to

Barcelona, Malaga and Madrid (British Airways); Palma (British Airways or bmi)

flying time

2 hours - Spain
2.5 hours - Mallorca
4 hours - Tenerife

time difference

GMT +1 hour

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