Spain

Let Spain take charge of your senses: Mouth-watering midnight tapas, flamenco guitar in a village square, the carbonated tickle of Tinto de verano or 'summer wine.' With mountains that rival Switzerland's and beaches on par with St. Tropez, it's hardly a cliche to claim Spain has something to please every traveler. Let a discount vacation package from Friendly Planet help you experience it all!

Tours & Packages to Spain

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Discover Spain
The energetic capital of Madrid, then to Andalusia for Moorish Cordoba, historic Seville, Granada & the Alhambra; optional extension to Barcelona
8 days  •  from $2099 $1799
per person, double occupancy*
dates group tour + flights
Portugal's Douro River Valley Cruise
Sail Portugal's River of Gold through its port-wine region: Porto, Regua, Ferradoas & Pinhao; also explore the golden city of Salamanca, Spain
9 days  •  from $4499 $3999
per person, double occupancy*
dates cruise + flights

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Spain? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Madrid
Population:  46.56 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Languages: Spanish
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: GMT +1 & GMT +2

Weather

The months of April through June and September and October are ideal months to travel to Spain. July and August tend to be very hot and crowded. Take a sweater for nights and if you are traveling to higher elevations. Winter, though generally mild, can be rainy, foggy and windy. 

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months.

U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Spain for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Shopping

Shop for local liqueurs and wines, guitars, rugs, handmade shawls, pottery, ornamental combs and fans, copper and steel items, leather goods, embroidery, contemporary and antique paintings and sculpture, and handmade furniture.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health advisories for travel to Spain.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Power & Adapters

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Tipping

Round up the bill in restaurants. Tip taxi drivers 10% of the fare.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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Rave Reviews

You folks do an outstanding job. We appreciated how you used local guides. We were VERY happy with this trip to Spain and would love to do more and we will. We have also recommended you to our friends and others. Lorena was completely professional and kind. She went out of her way to make the trip precious for us. She arranged for "extras" ie the dancers and side trips that made the trip very special. We were very happy with the time that we had on our own. Lorena is a gem. We always felt comfortable with her and her knowledge of Spain and her love for her country was apparent. We have recommended your tours to others.

Jenaro & Christine Rodrigues
Discover Spain

I love Friendly Planet! I had a great time and the service was excellent.

Nailah G. Beraki
Breathtaking Barcelona & Costa Brava