Enticing Northern Spain

Step back in time on a journey that spans centuries and borders, from Barcelona into the dramatic Pyrenees and along Spain’s northern coast, to where the bulls run in Pamplona… with stays at historic paradors in San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela… and across the border to Portugal to sample port in Porto, college days…

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The Treasures of Spain and Portugal

East meets west and past meets present. Spain and Portugal offer a heady mix of treasures, from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals. We’ll take it all in on a rural road trip in search of hidden Iberia. On this tour you will: Experience the historic charm of Cordoba, Granada, Ubeda, Estremoz and…

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Guided Camino Walk from Sarria to Santiago

The last six days of the Camino de Santiago offers the chance for time starved travellers to walk the final 115kms into Santiago and gain a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route. Walking through mixed landscapes in the company of your guide and group, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past…

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Beautiful Doors Of Salamanca

Famed to be host of the purest form of spoken Spanish, a thriving student population and renowned for its ornate sandstone carvings, the city of Salamanca in north west Spain was definitely going to be on my European itinerary. This beautiful door was one of many examples of the impressive architecture on offer and the…

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Sunny Day in Historic Madrid

After a morning spent taking in the atmosphere and riding bicycles around Madrid’s historic centre, we stopped to snap a quick photo in front of the beautiful Puerta de Alcalá.  A stone’s throw away from here is the Palacio de Cristal– a magnificent structure of glass and complex metalwork that caught the afternoon sun perfectly…

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