Luxury Spain Holidays 2016, 2017

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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 tapas are all waiting to be explored.

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 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 is invaluable for developing creative itineraries showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage and buzzing contemporary life.

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.

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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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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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:

Classic Spain

Nights: 9 | from £2,950pp

Viva España indeed! This ten-day trip takes in four of Spain’s most celebrated cities, from the beach-chic of Barcelona to spirited Seville, with plenty... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Barcelona City Break

Nights: 3 | from £625pp

Tantalising aromas tempt the senses in Barcelona; add the whimsical works of Gaudí, the narrow medieval streets and amazing architecture and you’ve got... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent to Spain 2016

Nights: 3 | from £3,995pp

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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Madrid City Break

Nights: 3 | from £625pp

No city on earth is more alive: with its deep and infectious passion for life, it is often said that Madrid is the most Spanish of Spain’s cities. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Northern Spain Culinary Delights

Nights: 4 | from £1,975pp

Discover of the cuisine and charm of Spain’s Basque region, exploring the cities of San Sebastián and Bilbao, and nearby villages, with expert insight... 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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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine 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.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online


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