Exquisite beaches, world-class restaurants, an exceptional homegrown wine scene, and enough stunning landmarks to keep history buffs busy for years: little wonder Spain has a reputation for stealing hearts.
Begin your sun-drenched Iberian tour in the heights of Spanish Basque country, where you can chart your way through San Sebastián – a European Capital of Culture in 2016, and home to the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita in the world¬¬ – and admire the gleaming Guggenheim in Bilbao.
From there, stop for sightseeing at the Burgos Cathedral, at the walled city of Ávila, and at the Segovia aqueduct en route to Madrid, Spain’s lively capital. Stroll the boulevards of this cosmopolitan city, ducking from shops to museums to decadent restaurants before retiring for the night.
No matter where you go, the opportunities for an evocative journey through Spain are endless. Follow in pilgrims’ footsteps in historic Santiago de Compostela, or journey to Barcelona, where Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia stands majestically over the city.
Save time to explore the wide avenues of Valencia – Spain’s third-largest city – before heading to the southern state of Andalucía. Home to flamenco and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Andalucía is also known for its UNESCO-grade landmarks, from the Alhambra in Granada to the Great Mosque of Córdoba. Its golden beaches are also certainly worth discovering.