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Value Vacation Discover Spain
The energetic capital of Madrid, then to Andalusia for Moorish Cordoba, historic Seville, Granada & the Alhambra; optional extension to Barcelona
from $1899 w/ Flights from $1399 Tour Only 8 days
per person, double occupancy*
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Value Vacation 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
from $3699 w/ Flights from $3199 Tour Only 9 days
per person, double occupancy*
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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

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.

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.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health advisories for travel to Spain.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

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. 

Tipping

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

Money

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

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.

Electricity & 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.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

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Rave Reviews

I just want to say I had an AMAZING time in Spain. Thank you Friendly Planet for making this a great trip. Everything was excellent and ran smoothly. The entire group was like family. Again thank you all and I will surely refer friends and family to use this agency.

Barbara Maxwell
Discover Spain

Airport to hotel transfer was on time and friendly. Guide was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and traveled with us the entire tour. She was also able to very good suggestions for our free time. Toured historical sites - an awesome impressive experience. Local guides very professional and knowledgeable.

Maria Montavlo
Discover Spain