Barcelona & Catalonia

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Barcelona combines everything you could want on a Mediterranean break: lots of sights, a curving sweep of glamorous sandy beach and an array of chic restaurants and stylish bars that stay open until the small hours. We like the gritty cobbled streets of El Born, with its little tapas joints and cocktail bars which shake a mean caipirinha. In direct contrast is Eixample, a large district in the centre of the city with beautiful architecture, including imposing Plaça Catalunya and the Passeig de Gràcia with its unusual boutiques and designer shops. Gaudí infl uences from all corners, with spooky Casa Battló peering over the city centre to quirky, colourful Parc Güell, with its curving rainbow of mosaic tiles.

The dominating Sagrada Familia boldly reaches skywards with its unfi nished towers: one side a daring, modern ingress, the other a romantic, crumbling façade. La Rambla is a wide Pedestrianised swathe down the city centre; ignore the tourist tat and throw yourself into La Boqueria, an ancient food market bristling with energy and local fl avour. After dark try Catalonian tapas either standing at the bar at one of the tiny outlets in El Born or among the fashion houses at Tapaç 24 off the Passeig de Gràcia. End your night at Dry Martini, a revered speakeasy where gloved waiters in white tuxedos create - you guessed it - the best martinis, and chill the next day on a daybed at La Barceloneta's laidback beaches.



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:

Madrid City Breaks

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

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Northern Spain Culinary Delights

Nights: 4 | from £1,895pp

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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Barcelona City Breaks

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

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Classic Spain

Nights: 9 | from £2,995pp

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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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Hostal de la Gavina

Hostal de la Gavina is a luxury clifftop retreat in the heart of the Costa Brava. Set between two unspoiled bays, the hotel’s spectacular scenery and... Find out more

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El Palace Hotel

A well-known city landmark, El Palace Hotel has been through all of the remarkable events which have affected Barcelona, during the last century. All... Find out more

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Hotel España

Conveniently located in the heart of Barcelona's historic centre, Hotel España is near to the popular areas of Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. Opened... Find out more

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

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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Barcelona to Monte Carlo Ft. Silversea Cruises

Nights: 14 | from £3,550pp

Contrast the glitz of Monte Carlo with the rustic prettiness of Elba on a voyage that brings out the best of the Mediterranean’s history, art, and culture. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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View a selection of our top offers:

Belmond La Residencia, Spain

Spain

COMPLIMENTARY NIGHTS AVAILABLE

Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 for stays between 14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017 & 2 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017. Some room types not included.


Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability. 

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Finca Cortesin, Spain

Spain

ROOM UPGRADE 2017
Complimentary upgrade to the next available room category, plus early check-in and late check-out. 

Valid for stays 24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017 & 29 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017 

Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability on arrival. 

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Puento Romano Beach Resort, Spain

Spain

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT 2017/18
Book a stay at Puento Romano Beach Resort and receive 20% discount: 

20% discount on bookings made by 31st Jan for stays between 1 May - 6 Jul

20% discount on bookings made by 31st Mar for stays between 7 Jul - 7 Oct

20% discount on bookings made by 31st Jul for stays between 8 Oct - 21 Dec

20% discount on bookings made by 31st Oct for stays between 22 Dec - 6 Jan 18

20% discount on bookings made by 30th Nov for stays between 7 Jan 18 - 30 Apr 18
 

Excludes some room types. Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability.
 

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The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Spain

Spain

COMPLIMENTARY NIGHTS OFFER 2017

Book 7 nights and pay for 6 or book 14 and pay for 12 when you stay between the following dates:
2 Jan -  31 Jan 2017
1 Mar - 31 Mar 2017
23 Apr - 13 Jul 2017
25 Aug - 7 Oct 2017
1 Dec - 17 Dec 2017
Combinable with the Early Booking offer
Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife, Spain

Spain

EARLY BOOKING OFFER 2017

10% discount on bookings made by 31st March for stays 1 May 2017 - 31 October 2017

10% discount on bookings made by 30th September for stays 1 November 2017 - 30 April 18

Combinable with the Complimentary Nights offer and half board supplement.

Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability. 

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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.

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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.

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

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

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