Cruising the Canaries
Cruise the volcanic islands off the northwestern coast of Africa from Lanzarote to Tenerife including Gran Canaria, El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera
Spain has a wealth of attractions just waiting to be explored. On an escorted tour of Spain with Jules Verne, you’ll experience the flavour of Andalucía, the vibrancy of Catalonia, the style of Madrid and the majesty of the Sierras, which are all underpinned by historical intrigue and cultural diversity. Cruises in Spain are also gaining popularity, which is why we are proud to offer Andalucía from the Water and Cruising the Canaries among our collection of tours.
Spain is famous for its golden miles of coastline. However, it’s only when you explore its many other gems, from its sophisticated cities and traditional villages to its awesome peaks and fertile plains, that you can you truly understand and appreciate the unique character and passion of this country. On a small group tour of Spain, you’ll have the chance to really get to know this breathtaking destination.
The most southern region of Andalucía is quintessentially Spanish, with its fiery flamenco and traditional bullfighting. Towns to tour include historic Seville and the incredible Granada, which is home to one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture, the 14th-century Alhambra. You can discover Seville and Moorish Spain while leisurely cruising on one of our Spain cruise tours.
If you want to immerse yourself in culture on an escorted tour to Spain, look no further than Catalonia in the east. This prosperous region boasts the bright, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. There, you will find the UNESCO-protected works of Antoni Gaudí, as well as an enviable array of distinctive architecture, art, fascinating museums, a well-preserved Gothic quarter, and charming and unusual parks.
No visit to Spain is complete without a tour of the capital itself. Chic Madrid’s architectural legacies include the Royal Palace and one of the world’s largest art galleries, featuring works from Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo, Rubens and Rembrandt. Just north of the capital, you’ll find Segovia and its enchanting fairy tale-like Alcázar, which inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
Join us for one of our classical Spain tours today and discover the magic for yourself.
On our Journey through Andalucía escorted tour to Spain, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the historical, charming town of Ronda in Málaga, before continuing on to Seville for three nights in a wonderful 4-star hotel. During your stay in Seville, you will be able to discover the Jewish quarter, the Fine Arts Museum and the famous square of Plaza de España. This southern Spain small group tour will then take you to Granada, where you will spend three days exploring the likes of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens and sampling exquisite tapas dishes. The trip will finish just like it started, in the beautiful city of Málaga.
If you would prefer to cruise along in comfort on your escorted holiday to Spain, you can opt for our Andalucía from the Water tour. On this trip, you can expect to experience the delights of Seville and Moorish Spain, including Córdoba and the Alhambra. After hopping on the luxurious MS Belle de Cadix, you can sit back and relax and dream of the next few days in Córdoba, Cádiz, Jerez and Granada. Over the week you’ll visit palaces, sample exquisite wine, enjoy an equestrian show, witness a flamenco show and take in the splendid layout of plants, flowers and fountains at the Generalife Gardens.
An additional option is our escorted tour of northern Spain, Spanish Ways. On this trip, you will follow off-the-beaten-track ‘caminos’ (ways) through four incredible regions: the Basque Country, the well-known wine area of La Rioja, Castilla y León and Galicia. All of these wonderful destinations boast their own traditions, cultural backgrounds and cuisine.
If you would like to embark on an escorted tour of northern Spain, the summer months of July and August are among the best to visit. The coastal regions in the southern and eastern parts of Spain are great to visit all-year-round, but April, May, June, September, October and November are particularly enjoyable.
At Jules Verne, we have been delivering extraordinary trips across the world for over 40 years. We are proud to provide our travellers with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to witness the magic of a variety of spectacular destinations.
Our escorted tours of classical Spain have been expertly created to offer the perfect combination of comfort and adventure. When you choose one of our classical Spain tours, we can guarantee you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.
Our small group tours in Spain can be enjoyed with like-minded travellers and an experienced tour guide. This means that you will be able to enjoy a more personalised experience. Your guide will always be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the culture, the locals or the cuisine.
Why not book your place on one of our classic Spain tours today?
Booking your trip is easy with Jules Verne. You can take a look at each of the classical Spain tours we have available below, and find more information by clicking on the tour that appeals to you. If you decide that you would like to join us on a small group tour of Spain, simply click the ‘Book’ button and you’ll be redirected to a booking form.
Once you have filled in all the necessary information, submit the form and one of our personal travel experts will be in touch. Alternatively, you can reach out to a member of our friendly team about booking one of our escorted tours to Spain via phone or email.
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For all 2022 bookings made by 31 August 2021, deduct £60 per person
Discover Seville and Moorish Spain including Córdoba and the Alhambra, staying mostly in Seville with leisurely cruising to coastal Cádiz on the Guadalquivir River
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Weather & Climate
Spain's climate varies from temperate in the north to dry and hot in the south.
When to go
The coastal regions in the southern and eastern parts of Spain are excellent to visit all-year-round.
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"Excursions allowed me to learn about Southern Spanish culture and the regions eclectic history including its Moorish, Jewish and Christian influences."
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