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Andalucian Explorer
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Marrakech
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Roses, Cadaques & The Catalan Coast
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San Sebastian
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Spain holidays by rail

Glorious beaches, flamenco dancing, mouthwatering tapas and refreshing sangria are just the tip of the iceberg in Spain. Look a little closer and you'll see a different side to this crowd-pleasing destination. Step back in time as we explore the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra, discover a new favourite dish in a rustic tavern, and gaze across the striking Pyrenees from scenic railways. Let Great Rail Journeys introduce you to a sun-kissed land that is bursting with passion, culture, history and natural beauty on a fabulous escorted rail tour of Spain.

Sit back and enjoy the view as we journey by train to the vineyards and villages of rural Spain. Admire the beauty of the Rioja region before sampling a glass of its famous produce in a rustic wine tavern. If the lure of the coast proves irresistible, join us on an excursion to the fishing village of Cadaques was a favourite retreat of Salvador Dali.

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Spain Holiday Experiences

Exciting Cities

Spain's cities offer a rich history with a modern allure. Barcelona, nestled on the northeastern coast, enchants with its iconic architecture, including Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Madrid, the dynamic capital, pulsates with cultural energy, boasting world-class museums like the Prado. In the south, Seville captivates with its Moorish influence evident in the Alcazar and the Giralda tower. Each city beckons with unique charm, making Spain a mosaic of diverse experiences for every.

Golden Beaches

The beaches along Spain's diverse coastline are stunning, offering a mix of golden sands and crystalline waters. The Costa Brava, home to the charming town of Roses and picturesque Cadaqués village, captivates with rugged cliffs and hidden coves. Further north, San Sebastian showcases beautiful urban beaches, while the village of Gijon on the Asturian coast has a rugged seaside landscape. The blend of natural beauty and cultural richness makes Spain a beach lover's paradise.

Spanish Architecture

Spanish architecture has a mix of influences reflecting its rich history. From the iconic Moorish Alhambra with its intricate Islamic designs to the well-preserved medieval structures in Besalú, Spain has a spectrum of styles. A standout is the Modernisme movement, exemplified by Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The country's architecture seamlessly weaves together tradition and innovation, creating captivating towns and cities.

Spanish Cuisine

Known for its rich variety, Spain's cuisine features iconic dishes like paella, a savoury rice dish from Valencia, and tapas, small plates perfect for sharing. Olive oil, garlic, and fresh ingredients are staples, creating a Mediterranean charm. Culinary heritage celebrates seafood along its coasts, hearty stews inland, and an array of cured meats. If you have a sweet tooth, desserts like churros and flan are a delicious treat.

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Andalucian Explorer
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2024MaySep
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  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Roses, Cadaques & The Catalan Coast
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Porto
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  • DestinationPortugal, Spain
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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San Sebastian
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
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Roses
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Lisbon
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The Beautiful Basque Country
03 Nov 2023
Richard Peel
5 stars
“Hondarribia a lovely relaxed place surrounded by a host of interesting places to visit
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Roses, Cadaqués and The Catalan Coast
23 Oct 2023
P Simper
5 stars
“We had our best holiday with you and have done this holiday twice. The hotel Albadraba is wonderfully situated, the food and staff exceptional. We can’t understand why you have dropped this hotel for next year. It was bad timing to do this while we were staying there. Very short-sighted of you.
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Lisbon & The Douro Valley Cruise
24 Sep 2023
Mr Adrian Howell
5 stars
“We had a great time in Lisbon and the cruising was very relaxing with some great excursions Highly recommend
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Discover the Douro
24 Sep 2023
Anne
5 stars
“Well organised. Pleasant accommodation; high standard of cleanliness throughout. Friendly helpful staff . Great service in restaurant. Food plentiful and varied;maybe not always as hot as expected. Most enjoyable cruise with right balance of excursions and free time.
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Historic Cities of Spain
24 Oct 2023
P Battman
4 stars
“Our tour guide Ruth Morgan was exceptional. Her knowledge and personality and problem solving were brilliant and made our trip very enjoyable. My only observation about the tour is that we would have liked it to be longer! It felt a little rushed. If we had gone to San Sebastian on the first night and spent two nights there instead of one night in Biarritz and another night in Cordoba, it would have been perfect. It was unseasonable hot but not Great Rail Journey's fault! Would definitely recommend but not for the faint hearted as its a busy schedule. All hotels excellent as were group meals.
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Magnificent Morocco and Moorish Spain
30 Sep 2023
J Steventon
4 stars
“Extremely well organised with an outstanding tour leader and very good tour guides. A little more free time would have been nice but tours were full of interest. Disappointed with upgrade options and courier service best avoided.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do British citizens needs a visa to travel to Spain?

British citizens do not require a visa for short stays (up to 90 days within a 180-day period) in Spain.

What documents are required for entry into Spain?

You'll need a valid passport that remains valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date.

Can British citizens access the National Health Service (NHS) in Spain?

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the UK is no longer accepted. It's advised that British citizens get travel insurance, including health coverage, before going to Spain.

Are there any specific COVID-19 related entry requirements?

Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 situation, travel restrictions and requirements may change. Check the latest information on entry requirements, including COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules, before your trip.

What currency is used in Spain?

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in Spain and many places accept credit/debit cards. It's advisable to inform your bank about your travel plans and check for any international transaction fees.

How does Brexit impact travel for British citizens to Spain?

Brexit has led to changes in travel regulations. Ensure you're aware of the latest updates, including changes in healthcare, passport validity rules, and other post-Brexit requirements.

Are there any cultural considerations for Spain?

While Spain is a popular destination for British tourists, it's essential to be respectful of local customs and traditions. Learning some basic Spanish phrases can also enhance your travel experience.

Spanish trains

Discover the fantastic railways of Spain. It should come as no surprise that we love railways and we know many of you do too! That's why our tours feature some of the most iconic railways and trains on the continent.

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