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Luxury Spain Holidays 2015
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.
Suggested itineraries in 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.
Connections - Spain: Seven Cities
Nights: 9 | from £4,065
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 in Barcelona.
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.
Suggested accommodation in Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, Mallorca
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife
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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.
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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.
CONTACT US ON 01242 850 661 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE
Europe & Middle East
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.
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.
Barcelona, Malaga and Madrid (British Airways); Palma (British Airways or bmi)
2 hours - Spain
2.5 hours - Mallorca
4 hours - Tenerife
GMT +1 hour