Holidays in Spain and Portugal
Discover Spain’s charming cities, magnificent mountains and rich history
In Spain you can enjoy a wide range of landscapes and cultures, as well as abundant sunshine, fantastic beaches, excellent cuisine and hospitality, and a wealth of interesting sights and natural scenery.
Enjoy the holiday of your dreams in Spain and Portugal
On the Iberian Peninsula you can enjoy the sunshine at the beaches on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, as well as a wealth of cultural and historical treasures. Here you’ll find a fascinating mix of traditions, excellent weather, fantastic beaches and culinary delights. The various coasts of Spain and Portugal each have their own character – from dramatic cliffs to broad, sandy beaches and seas ranging from deep blue to crystal-clear. And you only have to travel a few kilometres inland to discover a completely different side of these countries rich in cultural treasures, magnificent landscapes and friendly people.
Destinations in Spain and Portugal
From the French border on the Mediterranean to Gibraltar and the Atlantic coast in the west, Spain offers a wealth of fascinating holiday destinations. Discover the Costa Brava and the beautiful city of Barcelona, where you can admire famous works of architecture from the Gothic to Gaudi, enjoy the lively activity at Las Ramblas, and visit the renowned Guggenheim Museum. Or you can travel farther south on the Costa Dorada around Valencia, where you’ll find family-friendly beaches, the Ebro Delta with its lagoons, and an idyllic countryside. If you continue along Spain’s beautiful Mediterranean coast, you’ll reach the Costa del Sol and the exclusive city of Marbella. From there it’s not far to the legendary Alhambra Palace in the heart of Seville. This World Heritage Site from the time of the Moorish rule of Spain is only the most famous example of the many well-maintained works of architecture from Spain’s eventful history. If you’re planning to travel to Portugal, you’ll cross through parts of Spain that are virtually untouched by tourists. Upon arriving at the border you’ll see numerous castles and fortifications – relics from the time when Portugal defended its independence from Spain. The Portuguese Atlantic coast is divided into the Algarve region in the south with its sandy beaches, and the north-south section where Lisbon is located. With its magnificent architecture and the scent of tango in the air, this city offers something for everyone. And travellers to the region shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Porto, the home of port wine.
Gourmet and active holidays
Spain and Portugal have far more to offer than sunny weather and sandy beaches: they also feature numerous options for gourmet and active travellers. Along with water sports, you can also enjoy hiking, cycling, horse riding and, of course, a wide range of cultural attractions. Both countries offer a wealth of culinary delights, from excellent wines to fresh fish, delicious tapas and, of course, the famous Spanish Serrano cured ham. If your journey leads through Portugal, you should try a glass of the refreshing vinho verde. Book your journey with DB Autozug to Narbonne just across the border in France, and you can continue on to your destination nearby in Spain or Portugal.
Last modified: 09.07.2012