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5 Spain Luxury Vacation Travel Ideas

Hi from beautiful, festive Spain.

We have helped American travelers ENJOY the best of Spain on private luxury tours since 1998. Here are 5 Spain vacation ideas as a sample of our FUN Spain travel pro insight 🙂

1) Amazing Andalucia

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Andalucia is the “larger than life” deep south of Spain and home of flamenco and tapas cuisine.This is where Hollywood has filmed countless movies. From the ancient interior cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada to Cadiz. Don’t miss the Pueblos Blancos which are unique white-washed medieval hill towns, where time moves slowly but sweetly. Luxury travelers can savor historic properties now operating as luxury hotels as well as Michelin starred dining.

2) Experience Extremadura

Far from the tourist traps of Barcelona (or Rome or Paris), this ancient emerging region sits between Madrid, Portugal and Seville in western Spain… Extemadura is chock-full of medieval castles, historic cities, and natural toxic-free beauty in the rolling hills of the countryside.

Active & Cultural travelers have more fun in Extremadura whether walking ancient trails or exploring Roman remains or Moorish palaces or Medieval castles. Discover cities like Caceres & Merida and historic towns like Zafra, Guadalupe, Jerez de los Caballeros and Trujillo. You can also enjoy the world’s best free ranged pork including jamon iberico, Spain’s gourmet mountain cured ham that has reached prices of up to 190euro/kilo but also great produce, cheeses and olive oils.

3) Mediterranean Malaga & Marbella

The 20th centuries top artist Picasso was born here and lived his early childhood Andalucia offers a huge amount of cultural, foodie and active fun. Don’t miss the Picasso museum + one of the best tapas scenes in Spain + the new luxury port and unique regional wines + excellent luxury hotels on the Marbella beach and in the city of Malaga. Our fav local chef, Dani Garcia lives here too when not in NYC.

4) Seductive Segovia

Just 40 minutes drive from Madrid, This 2000 year old small city has one of the top medieval castles in Europe as well a a working Roman aquaduct! Don’t miss the impressive Cathedral and traditional roasted meats for lunch or dinner. We like Segovia to combine with El Escorial or Ribera del Duero wine region + love the fact that it is not yet overrun with hoardes of  big bus tour groups like Toledo.

5) Capitvating Cuenca

Imagine a city that apears to be stuck with glue to dramatic cliffs. That is one way to imagine the historic natural fortress that became the city of Cuena. About an hour south of Madrid, Cuenca also has a number of talented artist and is a very creative destination of beauty.

Inspired by the above? Get in contact with our team today to start planning your perfect trip to Spain!

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Originally from America, I worked in the Health and Wellness sector until my desire to travel resulted in my settling in Spain. Having fallen instantly in love with the country, cultures, and people here, I have made it my mission for the last twenty years to share this passion with our clients.

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Originally from America, I worked in the Health and Wellness sector until my desire to travel resulted in my settling in Spain. Having fallen instantly in love with the country, cultures, and people here, I have made it my mission for the last twenty years to share this passion with our clients.

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The highlight for me was going to the restaurant you picked for us in Cadaqués. Wow, what a treat! Mercedes is an incredible guide. As I reviewed some Rick Steves videos, I noticed that your guides Jesús, and Mercedes featured in them! I’m so glad we had your company to get us to the airport or we’d be standing in Plaza Catalunya waiting to board a bus to the airport after wheeling all our luggage there from the hotel. We’re feeling bad for others but thankful for your excellent planning and the 24/7 support by Inma and Mercedes! Thanks again and we hope to return to do Andalucia and or Portugal soon!”

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“I hire lawyers, doctors, tax experts …. well this year I hired the Magical Spain expert team for a custom private guided Best of Spain trip with my granddaughter…. excellent luxury hotels, perfect planning, comfortable transport, no stress and memorable experiences of Spain’s history, cuisine, wine & culture.”

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“I urge everyone who values unforgettable vacations to contact Magical Spain and talk to Dan or Rachel.

Beyond the personalized planning and fine 24-7 tour support, we loved the quality and care of the licensed guides, the delicious tapas, the exotic ambiance of Seville and Granada, Madrid’s majesty and art, medieval Toledo, and meeting the olive oil estate owners, artist, chef & winemaker.”

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“Our private Spain guided trip was superb and stress-free, thanks for the customization.. we loved the Seville and Granada walking tours, but also the historic hilltowns, medieval castles, wine tasting with the winemaker,  tapas on the plazas, flamenco guitar…great insight and memories!”

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“Outstanding, seamless planning with a very personalized itinerary executed perfectly…..

In Spain, we felt like VIPs as we met the winemakers in La Rioja and Ribera del Duero, the chefs, the village mayor  and flamenco dancer in Sevilla! The unique experiences and memories beat that of 4 or 5 cruises.  We will be back to do Andalucia or Portugal in a few years”

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