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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Amanda Bailey, Reservations Manager at Carrier

Find out why Spain is Amanda’s all-time favourite.

My love for Spain is profound, largely due to the fact that it ticks every box imaginable: families, couples, beach dwellers, art aficionado… the list goes on. The Andalucía region is authentic Spain personified, with sophisticated Marbella offering a taste of the old and new, plus a wealth of prestigious nightspots. Ibiza boasts equal appeal, yet it’s the island’s secluded heritage that defined my stay. Wandering the peaceful old town of Dalt Vila – famed for its enchanting cathedral and protective walls that once deterred pirates – I thanked myself for exploring beyond the waterfront. Yet in Barcelona’s Barri Gotic district, the waterfront is where I wished to stay. Surrounded by cobblestone streets, local artisan shops and seafood restaurants, I was truly in my element. Premium golf and eclectic cuisine are the main draws in Tenerife, yet as for the rest of the Canary Islands, there’s not one word that could describe them all equally… just like Spain itself.

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Spain /Itineraries

Cruise /Regent Seven Seas - Mediterranean Marvels

Steeped in history and infused with an artistic charm, discover spectacular paintings, sculptures and jewels in Valencia before setting sailing for the vibrant island of Mallorca. In contrast to Palma de Mallorca’s bustling centre, take a stroll in the tranquil San Anton Palace Gardens in Valletta, ...

Cruise /Silversea - Charming Mediterranean

Join Silver Cloud on a luxury cruise of the Meditteranean, where you can experience the best of the Spanish coastline. The voyage begins in Lisbon, where you can explore the sidewalks and boulevards, and take in spectacular city and river views from the various vantage points. Drop anchor at Cadiz, ...

Cruise /Regent Seven Seas - Majestic Peninsula

Regent Seven Seas' newest vessel, Seven Seas Explorer, takes you on a journey around the beautiful Iberian peninsula. Soak up the atmosphere in the Gothic city of Barcelona, before setting sail for the spectacular city of Valencia, where remarkable modern architecture rubs shoulders with 13th ...

Cruise /Silversea - Mediterranean Islands

Silversea's luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit takes you on a voyage of discovery of some of the Mediterranean's prettiest islands, ports and harbours. Starting in the gothic city of Barcelona, explore Ibiza's Old Town on an overnight stay, visit the pretty Balearic islands of Mallorca and Menorca ...

Portugal, Lithuania, Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman, Albania, Romania, Spain & PortugalPrivate Jet Tour - Kingdoms & Cultures of Eurasia

Leave the beaten path behind on this extraordinary Private Jet journey across Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Discover nine emerging destinations where storied pasts mingle with intriguing futures. Bask in the shadows of lost empires in the Silk Road oasis of Merv, Turkmenistan, which ...

Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa & MoroccoPrivate Jet Tour - Sea. Sky. Safari.

This vintage twenty day expedition by air and sea will take you through charming Mediterranean ports by yacht and the best of Africa by private jet. Travelling in style by private jet seating no more than 78 guests, explore the world in comfort from your leather business-class seat, complete with ...

Spain /Best Experiences

Top 5 things to do in Spain/

  1. Meander through the streets of Barcelona identifying Antoni Gaudí's infamous architecture, such as Casa Vicens, La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia
  2. Spend a day exploring Palma, with its appealing mix of designer and traditional shops, the striking La Seu cathedral and plenty of tapas restaurants
  3. Walk along Maspalomas Beach, considered to be one of the most beautiful on Gran Canaria. Palm trees, sand dunes and the old lighthouse all contribute to the scenic splendour
  4. Time your visit to coincide with one of the numerous festivals to experience the true culture of Spain. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a burst of vibrant colour and rhythm that will leave you mesmerised as people from all over the world join in the celebrations 
  5. Be swept along by the passion of flamenco in Andalucía. The region is known for its pulsing energy during fiestas and celebrations, so it is the ideal place to observe this passionate art form

Spain /When is the best time to visit Spain

Mainland Spain’s climate varies from temperate in the north to dry and hot in the south. Spring and autumn are pleasant and warm whereas July and August are hot, particularly inland. In Mallorca sunshine and warm temperatures are the norm from April to October with the cooling influence of the sea preventing excessive temperatures during the peak summer months, winters are mild and dry with occasional showers. Tenerife and Gran Canaria are year-round destinations, the climate being constantly warm for most of the year with July and August being hot.

Spain /Reviews

Fiona Greenhalgh, Head of Product & Commercial at Carrier, has just returned from a Mediterranean sojourn aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner®. Here are the highlights from her trip with one of the leaders in luxury cruising.... more


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Approximate flight times
London to Málaga 2 hours 50 minutes / Mallorca 2 hours 15 minutes / Gran Canaria & Tenerife 4 hours 10 minutes
Time Difference
GMT +1 hour in winter / +2 hours in summer

Spain /Essentials

Multi-centre Options

Although Spain is popular as a single centre destination, combinations with Seville or Granada and one of the beach resorts on the Costa del Sol is easily done and worthwhile.

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