On this four-night break to Spain, you'll be able to discover not
just one but two of this captivating country's iconic cities. This
unique Spanish journey starts off in Seville-- a city where all passions
are ignited. As a former Moorish capital, its streets are awash in a
vibrant jumble of Christian-Muslim architecture and the very best tapas
bars (you must try the whisky tortilla!). The home of flamenco dancers,
gypsy street performers and Andalusian cowboys in wide-brimmed boleros,
who still strut in 2,000-year-old-plazas; if you’re looking to party,
then nowhere does it better than here!
After your 2 nights in Seville, you will then take a relaxing journey to Madrid. The capital of Spain, the city is more alive than any other. From the second your train stops in Madrid, you’ll know you’ve arrived in a place where enjoying life comes first and everything else is secondary. As summed up by Lonely Planet “No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this is one city which really knows how to live.” From astonishing art galleries, relentless nightlife and stylish trends to a buzzing food, drink and live-music scene, Spain’s central capital city has something to keep everyone happy, whether you are a born and bred madrileño or just stopping by. With a large amount of attractions and places to visit around the city, you will be hard pushed to make time to fit everything in.
Flaunting spectacular beaches, intoxicating nightlife, snowy mountains, and a plethora of stunning architectural marvels, Spain is one of the most surreal nations of Europe. With this five night getaway, you don’t have to choose between a cultured city and a sun-kissed island as both are in your itinerary.
You will take a flight from the UK to Barcelona, where you will stay for 2 nights. It is an enchanting European city that needs no introduction. The city is famous for Gaudi’s unrivalled architecture and its tapas bars, shopping and wonderful climate. Take a stroll down the Las Ramblas to soak in the city’s atmosphere with its entertainers, cafes and shops or spend a couple of hours down by the beach and the Olympic harbour where you can find some great seafood restaurants. The city has an energetic nightlife scene which could see you partying all night long if you so wish! Your two nights in one of Spain’s most popular cities will certainly whet your appetite for a return. Barcelona will bring all your senses to life.
After spending 2 nights in Barcelona, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for four days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation. Take it easy or hit the clubs hard, the choice is yours. There’s plenty to do during the day too with an array of blissful beaches, exciting waters ports and seaside restaurants serving up local and international classics.
Madrid conjures up a whirlwind of emotions in even the most seasoned of travellers. Its elegant boulevards, manicured parks (like the humungous Parque del Buen Retiro) and cobbled, dinky alleys adorned with flapping shirts and blankets hanging from washing lines, invite endless wandering.
To get a taste of the cultural side of Spain’s central capital, wander the Prado Museum’s rich repository of European art, dreamt up by the likes of Goya and Velazquez, or visit the baroque Royal Palace and Armory and its time-worn historic weaponry.
Stop off at Buen Retiro, a giant park brimming with ponds, enchanting walkways and its very own crystal palace. Try your hand at rowing a boat across one of the bigger pond areas, swapping oars for ice creams once out of the water. Explore Malasana’s quirky passages and alleys, replete with vibrant vintage stores and trendy burger bars.
For two nights you’ll stay at the Hotel Puerta de Toledo, a stone’s throw from historic sites such as the Palacio Real, Almudena Cathedral and Plaza Mayor. Recently renovated, the hotel, whose rooms are bright and modern, is the perfect place to relax.
After a whirlwind two nights spent in Madrid, your adventure will continue in Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly capital city nestled on the coast. Consisting of a sea of terracotta-coloured rooves and towering architectural treasures, Lisbon is the perfect ‘city-meets-beach’ getaway.
Marvel at the views from São Jorge Castle, a medieval Moorish construction which visitors flock to like bees to honey, and explore the halls of the National Azulejo Museum, full to the brim with 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. And once you’ve revelled in Lisbon’s historic sights and delights, explore the beautiful, sun-soaked beaches on its outskirts. Dip your toes into the bright blue waters of Cascais or try your hand at water sports at Praia do Guincho.
You’ll be resting your head at Hotel da Baixa, located in Lisbon’s core and named after the city’s most charismatic neighbourhood. A boutique hotel standing tall, it combines traditional architecture, comfortable rooms and excellent service to create the ideal vacation spot.
Spain is a country of scintillating cities, illustrious history and beautiful islands. It’s credentials within food, art and history as well as weather, have all earned it the UK’s number one place to visit for holidays.
A Spain multi-centre holiday allows you to combine contrasting destinations and holiday types to create a more wholesome holiday experience. You will start your Spanish multicentre holiday with 2 nights in Barcelona, a powerhouse of culture with energetic drinking, dining and arts scenes. Barcelona has much to offer, their unique and beautiful architecture, especially La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Park Güell designed by Gaudi himself. After sightseeing you can enjoy tapas at La Rambla, have an evening walk on the beach or enjoy the sunset at the one of the roof top bars.
Next you will zoom to Tenerife by plane. Known as the island of everlasting sunshine will guarantee a break to remember. Beautiful volcanic scenery, dazzling golden beaches, exciting nightlife all add to the island’s universal appeal. The biggest of the Canary Islands is popular all year round, thanks to its climate. With excellent sunbathing spots and a buzzing nightlife drawing visitors to the island, there’s also diverse scenery, perfect for water sports, hiking in the mountains or even culture and traditions which makes Tenerife a great choice for holiday. If you're looking for a fun summer holiday this mesmerising island is a perfect destination.
Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe. As a holiday destination it offers rich and varied history, great night life and a year round climate. This tailor-made holiday combines a 2 nights stay in a central Lisbon with 14 nights Premium all-inclusive cruise on the highly rated Norwegian Sun that will sail you from Lisbon down to the winter-warm Canary Islands. Explore the sun-soaked Canary Islands and more on this unforgettable round-trip cruise aboard Norwegian Sun. Explore Santa Cruz de Tenerife's idyllic squares and view unique architecture or embark on a whale watching catamaran tour where you may encounter dolphins and pilot whales. In Arrecife, recline into relaxation on one of the island's picturesque beaches and tour Castillo de San Gabriel for a glimpse into the region's history.