What We Love
- Beautiful, diverse, adventurous, cultured, and delicious, Spain does not leave anything on the table ... or do they put everything on the table? Either way, it is absolutely charming.
- The architecture: from Antoni Gaudi’s whimsical creations, to the Alhambra, one of the most intricate examples of Moorish design, to ornate royal palaces and soaring gothic cathedrals.
- The art: viewing works by the great Spanish masters El Greco, Velázquez and Goya at the Prado Musem in Madrid.
- Driving up the winding hills of Andalusia, through olive orchards and whitewashed villages, stopping to sample tapas and sherry.
- Spain’s many festivals are something to behold. We recommend Semana Santa in Seville, when the orange trees blossom.
- Late dinners and even later nights spent dancing on the beaches of Barcelona—a city after our own hearts (and stomachs). Barcelona's gastronomy is inspired by El Bullí's phenomenal influence and we know just where to book a table.
Things To See & Do
- Trace the Camino de Santiago, a medieval-era pilgrimage route in northwestern Spain, to its endpoint: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.
- After visiting the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, stay in the heart of the Basque country at another Gehry-inspired gem: the Hotel Marqués de Riscal.
- Soak up the sun (and wine) in Marbella, the beach resort town on the southern coast.
- Let us organize a private dinner with traditional flamenco dancers and music.
- Touch the end of Europe and the beginning of Africa at the Rock of Gibraltar while observing Europe’s only wild monkeys, the Barbary macaques.
Portugal is right there, and there are short flights to Tangiers in Morocco, which is just over the Strait of Gibraltar.