Find fantastic deals with Monarch and Norwegian flights in June, July and August and take advantage of our £30 discount EXC30*
Are you ready for a journey of discovery? While Spain might be familiar to millions of British holiday makers, there really is always something new to discover in this diverse and rewarding country. The beach holidays of the Costas – Brava, Blanca and del Sol – are still big favourites, and rightly so. The capital, Madrid oozes with culture and comes to life by night. Barcelona is just as stylish with a very special vibe of its own waiting to be uncovered. Then there are the Islamic-era splendours of the south in Grenada and Seville, or head off-shore to the Canary Islands, just off the coast of Africa, for more of that special Spanish flavour with even warmer weather. Sun, sea and sangria, big city sophistication, wild mountains and planes, Spain has it all for families, adventurers, culture vultures and city breakers.
It’s a case of where to start with Spain, you could spend a lifetime exploring and falling in love again and again with this wonderful country. Stick to the familiar coastal strips and you’ll find world-class beaches, superb water sport facilities, family theme parks and much more. Head to the big cities and you’ll be snowed (or sunned!) under with history, culture, shopping, cuisine, mad fiestas and cool nightlife. Adventure sports not your thing? Forget the mountains of Majorca then and start checking out Spain’s golfing scene, one of the very best in the world with big exclusive golf resorts and friendly beginners’ set-ups to tee up on.
English speaking: Yes, widely spoken
Local Time: GMT+1 Hour
Airport name: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
Flight time: Approx 2h 30m
Distance to city centre: 9km
Transfer options: Shuttles, taxis and buses can be utilised from the airport on arrival. We also offer a range of transfer services which can be purchased along your booking journey in the Extras section.
Book by midnight 31st August, £30 discount per booking, 7/8 nights departing in June, July and August booking must include Monarch or Norwegian flights from London Gatwick and Manchester to selected airports only: Alicante/Corfu/Faro/Fuerteventura/Gran Canaria/Lanzarote/Larnaca/Malaga/Palma/Paphos/Tenerife South
Booking dates: 1st June – 31st August 2016
Travel dates: 1st June – 31st August 2016
Duration: 7 & 8nts only
£30 discount per booking
Must include a Norwegian or Monarch flight from London Gatwick or Manchester into the following airports only: Alicante/Corfu/Faro (Algarve)/Fuerteventura/Gran Canaria/Lanzarote/Larnaca/Malaga/Palma (Majorca)/Paphos/Tenerife South
Spain’s capital is one of Europe’s most buzzing cities. The great Prado is close to the top of Europe’s cultural league and just one of the city’s great museums. And the city is beautiful, with elegant squares, medieval mansions, and the very best modern architecture. You’ll eat very well in Madrid, although you can spend a bit more here, but you’ll always find great value in neighbourhood tapas bars. Once the sun starts to set, a new city comes to life, with crowds of partiers always ready to welcome newcomers.
Madrid’s great rival – on and off the football pitch – is on most travellers’ bucket lists. For good reason. Gaudi’s weird and wonderful curving buildings are the signature look of a very varied architecture – imagine how good the Sagrada Familia will look when it’s finished! There’s a big seafront aquarium for the kids, world-renowned food, and a very cool shopping and nightlife scene. Barcelona’s always busy, with some of the world’s top entertainers stopping in at events like the dance music-focused Sonar Festival and its beautiful classical music venues. Whether you’re taking in the circus of city life on the busy Rambla or lying back on one of the city’s beaches you’ll soon be in love with Barca.
Each of the Costas has its own character, but they can all be relied on for good weather, warm waters, soft sands and plenty for holiday makers – particularly British holiday makers – to do, eat and drink. The Costa del Sol in the south is built around Malaga, Spain’s oldest city with lots of genuine character. The Costa Brava in the north-east has a more rugged coastline and is also handy for trips to Barcelona. The Costa Blanca is the granddaddy of them all, still tempting Brits to resorts like Benidorm, which is going upmarket and becoming more family friendly, with perfect weather and lots of added extras.
The mainland of Spain has attractions to last a life time. But go off shore and you’ll find a new side of Spain in the Mediterranean Balearics or Atlantic Canary Islands. Ibiza has fantastic clubbing, but also a thriving alternative lifestyle and health scene; Majorca’s got exclusive yacht clubs and the party town of Magaluf alongside majestic mountains and a very cool capital in Palma. The Canaries tempt you with the perfect climate, but add so much more. Fuerteventura has perhaps the best water sports, but Tenerife, the most popular, packs in amazing beach resorts, towering mountains, and tropical forests as well as one of the world’s biggest carnivals in the capital, Santa Cruz.