Famous for its Mediterranean beaches, spicy cuisine, siestas and otherworldly architecture, Spain is a fascinating place to visit. There are so many attractions to discover, fabulous food to indulge in and captivating art, culture and tradition to experience.
Each Spanish city is entirely different from the next, whether its Barcelona’s magnificent architecture or Madrid’s parks and wide avenues. Wherever you travel in Spain, whether it’s to laze on a beach on the Costa Brava or the Costa del Sol, party all summer on the Balearic islands of Ibiza or Majorca, or explore the towns of Seville, Toledo and Valencia, you’re in for an adventure full of flamenco dancing, tapas, paella, superb wine and glorious sunshine.
What we love about Spanish holidays
The country is full of history and traditions.
Go island hopping in Spain, from Balearic gems like Ibiza to Majorca.
Spanish festivals, like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, are legendary.
Its art is unmatched, with many of the world’s best painters hailing from Spain, including Goya, Picasso and Dali.
It is famous for its numerous magnificent beaches, considered the best in Europe.
Whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, whether it’s a beach holiday, a dream honeymoon package, an opportunity for a family time holiday, an all-inclusive getaway to party with friends, or a voyage of discovery, you’ll find it in Spain. This beautiful country offers so many different holiday experiences, with its incredible landscapes, mouth-watering cuisine, striking architecture, fascinating traditions and fabulous art museums. Thompsons Holidays are experts in creating package holidays to Spain. Browse our deals now and let's start planning!
Things to do in Spain
Flamenco dancers, bullfights and tapas reign supreme in this sizzling country full of world-class museums and stunning art galleries. Let’s not forget the exquisite Canary and Balearic Islands, of which Ibiza and Majorca are the stars. Spain’s cultural and political heart is Madrid, home to the Prado Museum, where masterpieces by Spanish greats like Goya and Velasquez are on display.
The country’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan city is Barcelona. With its sandy beaches on one side and mountains on the other, Barcelona is the ultimate holiday destination. Add modernist art and architecture, an eclectic atmosphere, modern and historical attractions, and you have an exciting destination just waiting to be explored.
Things to do in Spain
Go cycling on the magnificent island of Majorca.
Explore one of the world’s best contemporary art museums, the Guggenheim in Bilboa.
Enjoy surfing on Spain’s famous Costa Verde.
Discover Valencia’s extraordinary City of the Arts & Sciences.
Choose a paradise Balearic Island for an unsurpassed beach break.
Visit the magnificent Sagrada Familia (Church of the Sacred Family) in Barcelona.
Watch a traditional flamenco show followed by dinner.
Take a walking tour of historic Toledo.
Visit the legendary pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela.
Stroll through the maze of narrow streets in the charming old city of Salamanca.
See ancient Roman ruins in Mérida.
Dine in the world’s oldest restaurant, Sobrino de Botin, in Madrid.
Spain’s incredible art and architecture, its sunny year-round weather and spectacular natural beauty are all reasons to visit on a memorable holiday. Then there are the numerous activities, from ziplining and hiking to surfing and scuba diving plus fabulous skiing and snowboarding in winter. Let Thompsons Holidays arrange a holiday package to one of Europe’s most loved destinations. Enquire now.
Spain is on Central European Time, 1 hour behind South Africa during the winter (November to March) and the same time as South Africa in the summer months (last Sunday in March to last Saturday in October).
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