Barcelona, Spain

Spain

Spain’s dedication to the good things in life is so gratifying, so unapologetic, that travelers will dream of their days here long after they’ve returned home. A diverse and epic land, Spain boasts hiking in the Pyrenees, the Picos de Europa, the Sierra Nevada and Andalucia. There is architecture for days in Barcelona, endless tapas and wine menus in village cafes, and Michelin-starred restaurants and Moorish history at Granada’s imposing Alhambra. If you go in expecting only bullfighting and flamenco, you’ll come away surprised and invigorated by the hipness of Basque country, wild landscapes you never thought existed, and a diverse culture, where every region feels like a new country, and a ripe new discovery.

Upcoming Spain Expeditions

  • Alhambra, Spain

    Iberian Peninsula

    April 18May 3, 2019

    Join this brand-new itinerary highlighting the very best of the Iberian Peninsula’s diverse history, cultural traditions, and architectural wonders. Tour the Alhambra, visit the Sagrada Familia Church, stroll through the old town of Porto, and follow in the footsteps of ancient Christian pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.

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