Explore Spain

Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Majorca, Malaga, Canary Islands

Discover Getaways to Spain

For hundreds of years until the 18th-century, the Spanish Empire was the largest in the world, trailblazing ways to the New World, financing voyages of exploration, and colonizing much of North, Central, and South America.

Although its empire days are past, Spain continues to be a super-power as a top travel destination. In 2017 Spain welcomed a record high of 82-million tourists, making it the second most visited country in the world for the fifth consecutive year.

Tourists agree that Spain has it all:

  • Most affordable prices in Europe
  • Amazing world-class cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Malaga and many more charming villages
  • Best beaches in Europe and more than 300 days of sunshine to enjoy them
  • Diverse landscapes of mountains, fertile valleys, stark deserts, and exotic islands
  • Top culinary destination for avid foodies—and everyone else who loves to eat
  • Birthplace of Goya, Velazquez, Picasso, Miro, and other celebrated artists
  • Birthplace of Antoni Gaudi, the surrealist architect of Barcelona
  • Home to dozens of UNESCO sites, world-class museums, cathedrals, churches, and splendid natural wonders

Wherever you travel in this beautiful southern European country, you’ll fall in love with its passionate people and their beguiling zest for life, and you’ll yearn to return one day.

Let’s Plan Your Dream Trip Together!

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Baldwin Travel meticulously researches every aspect of your itinerary to give you the thrilling, customized vacation or destination wedding you desire. Cindy Baldwin is a seasoned world traveler who has been to many places you’ll be visiting. Her personal insights are certain to enhance your trip with unforgettable moments, people, and places.

What People Say

“Thank you, Cindy, for planning a trip of a lifetime!! Every detail from the beginning to end allowed us to relax and enjoy and not worry about anything! From our ‘James Bond’ ride [on a jet boat] into Venice to our stay in Barcelona was perfect. The hotels, the cruise, and transfers were fantastic!”

— Vin and Kathy Salvucci

Customized Vacations to Spain’s Favorite Places

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The most visited city in Spain, Barcelona easily could be called “the city that Gaudi built.” Surrealist Antoni Gaudi’s iconic architecture imbues the Mediterranean port city with a whimsical style of fantasy as shown in his towering Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and numerous surreal buildings and parks. Step back into medieval times in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s spiritual and secular center. Enjoy the fiesta vibe of La Rambla, a tree-lined pedestrian mall of shops, restaurants, outdoor cafés, and waves of locals and tourists. Taste Barcelona favorites like fideuà, a noodle-based version of paella.

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Spain’s capital, Madrid is an enchanting city of passionate people who know how to live the good life. A centuries-old legacy of nurturing artists has led to Madrid’s world-class galleries like the Prado Museum featuring masterpieces by Goya, Velazquez, Picasso, Miro, and other icons. Dining in Madrid is a gastronomical delight at hot, new restaurants and neighborhood tapas bars. Taste Cocido Madarileno, a popular stew of vegetables, chickpeas, chorizo sausage, and pork. Enjoy Madrid’s famous nightlife. It’s rumored the city has more bars and nightclubs than anywhere else in the world.

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Birthplace of the tapas bar—they have 4,000—Seville is a scenic river port city in southern Spain known for flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and stunning Moorish architecture. Originally a Roman city, Seville delights visitors with masterpieces like Santa Maria de la Sede, the world’s largest Gothic cathedral; Royal Alcazar and Gardens, where you can stroll through 1,000 years of changing cultures and influences. Enjoy Seville’s cuisine like Secreto Ibérico, the locals’ favorite melt-in-your-mouth pork dish. Enjoy scenic river walks and the sizzling nightlife of Seville.

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Majorca (Mallorca)

Spain’s Mediterranean island of Majorca is a sparkling jewel just 30 minutes by air from Barcelona. Two of the most popular cultural attractions in its capital city, Palma de Majorca, are 13th-century treasures—Cathedral de Mallorca and the Castillo de Bellver. One of Majorca’s most romantic stops is the lush hilltop town and monastery of Valldemossa. Experience the island’s world-class beaches, charming villages, and Puerto Portals, a ritzy seaside resort that rivals Monte Carlo. Savor Michelin-starred cuisine and local favorites like Arros Brut and Majorcan donuts.

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The city that gave the world Picasso, Malaga is nestled on the spectacular Costa del Sol on Spain’s southern coast. Sophisticated and cultured, the Mediterranean port city has 20 museums including several devoted to Picasso. Tour a Roman amphitheater, a Moorish fortress, and other historic sites in the city’s Old Quarter. Shop Calle Larios, one of Spain’s most exclusive shopping areas. Savor delicious Spanish cuisine Malaga’s restaurants and tapas bars, many open all night. Try local favorites like the fried fish platter and Tarta Malaguena dessert.

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Canary Islands

A treasure from Spain’s colonial days, this exotic group of 13 tropical islands on the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa is rich in natural beauty, history, and culture. Top attractions include the UNESCO city of San Cristobal de la Laguna and the elegant seaport of Santa Cruz, both on Tenerife, the largest island; conservation-focused biosphere reserve on Gran Canaria Island; Puerto del Carmen beach resort on Lanzarote Island; religious heritage of Betancuria on Fuerteventura Island. Sample the Canary Islands’ hearty stews, sweet desserts, and local wines like Malmsey and banana liqueur.

Did You Know?

Interesting facts about Spain

World Heritage: Spain has 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites including the extensive archaeological ensemble of Merida, a provincial capital of the Roman Empire circa 25 B.C.

Starry Nights: Every year two-hundred-thousand “astro-tourists” come to Spain’s Canary Islands to witness the islands’ famous night skies sparkling with so many stars it seems surreal.

Football: The famous FC Barcelona football club (soccer to Americans) has the world’s largest privately-owned stadium. Seating 99,786 soccer enthusiasts, the stadium is a popular tourist attraction for fans around the world.

Rhythm of Life: Spaniards have a different life rhythm from other Europeans, typically having lunch between 1 and 3 pm, and dinner around 10 pm.

Food Fight: Spain celebrates hundreds of fiestas—some quite bizarre—throughout the year like the festival of San Fermin, famous for its “running of the bulls,” and La Tomatina, where the crowds throw thousands of overripe tomatoes at each other.

Language: Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world after Chinese, the result of centuries of building the Spanish Empire.


9-Day Barcelona and Madrid Adventure

Day 1 

Overnight flight to Barcelona.

Day 2: Welcome to Barcelona!

Upon arrival in Spain, a private car service will transport you to your hotel for early check-in. Four nights’ luxury accommodations with breakfast daily.

Day 3: Barcelona

Take a morning stroll down La Rambla, a beautiful tree-lined pedestrian street. Stop at La Boqueria, a world-famous produce market full of local delicacies. Try one of the fresh-pressed juices or candied fruits. After lunch, tour La Sagrada Familia, a stunning church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi.

Day 4: Barcelona

Skip-the-line tour of the incredible Park Guell, one of the most photographed spots in the city. Take in views of the entire city from one of the vibrant mosaic benches. For dinner, enjoy a guided tapas tour, where a local will bring you to restaurants to sample the city’s delicacies.

Day 5: Barcelona

Private transfer to Montserrat, a spectacular Benedictine monk mountain retreat about an hour from Barcelona. Learn about the history of the area while taking in the panoramic mountain views.

Day 6: Train to Madrid

A private car service will transfer you to the train station for a first-class, express train to Madrid. Upon arrival, a private car will take you to your hotel where you will enjoy three nights in luxury accommodations with breakfast daily.

Day 7: Madrid

Visit the Mercado San Miguel, a cast iron market with a vast selection of food and a vibrant atmosphere. Spend the afternoon at Plaza Major, a square located in the heart of Madrid. Full of cafes, bars, and shops, this area is perfect for people-watching with some tapas and a glass of wine.

Day 8: Madrid

Skip-the-line tour of the Prado Museum with a private guide. See an extensive art collection boasting some of the world’s most influential pieces of European artwork. After dinner, enjoy an evening of flamenco dancing at the legendary Torres Bermejas, where some of the greatest names in flamenco have performed.

Day 9: Madrid

A private car service will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Hasta la Vista, Espana!

This is one example of a luxurious trip to Spain. Baldwin Travel will prepare a special itinerary customized to your budget and desires. Contact us today!

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