Yet whilst the Peninsula has for years promised sun and sangria right on our doorstep, it is the endless charm of Andalucía, the tantalising foodie scene of San Sebastian and the untamed coastline of the Atlantic that have captured our attention once again, turning our heads – and our travel plans – back towards Iberia. Feast your eyes on our handpicked selection of itineraries, experiences and hotels to inspire your next holiday, only a stone’s throw from home.
On the Iberian peninsula, life is best lived outdoors. Whether it's cycling in the Sierras, horse riding through the Andalucian countryside or taking to the waves of wild and wonderful Atlantic coast, Spain and Portugal’s repertoire of activities knows no bounds. So if it’s a adrenaline fuelled itinerary that ticks your travel boxes, you’ve come to the right place. We've compiled our favourite ways get active, on land and on water, in Iberia.
Iberia’s rich history is a tale of mighty conquistadores and momentous conquests. Worn on its sleeve, in its traditions, architecture, food, music and art, the heritage of Spain and Portugal is a huge source of national pride, and rightly so. With 12 UNESCO world heritage sites to its name, Portugal is abundant with cultural gems whilst Spain is a patchwork of influences hailing from Africa, Europe, the Middle East and even further afield. We've chosen our very favourite cultural experiences that allow you to get under the skin of both of these fascinating destinations.
Festival fever can be found in every corner of Iberia. Be it in the name of a saint or a season, the calendar is brimming with festivals, both big and small. So whether its witnessing a poignant procession or joining in with a vibrant carnival, following the siren song of a fiesta is the ultimate way to soak up the world-renowned party atmosphere of Spain and Portugal.
Iberia is a paradise for foodies. From the renowned wineries and port houses of the Douro Valley to the Michelin star studded town of San Sebastian, the Peninsula is a smorgasbord of culinary delights. Whether it’s a jug of sangria, a selection of tasty pintxos or a sweet custard tart, Spain and Portugal are self-proclaimed powerhouses of the culinary scene.
For a special occasion or just a well-deserved treat, the Iberian Peninsula has it all. There, unadulterated luxury meets exclusive experiential travel in some of the most sought after spots in Europe. We've handpicked the most unforgettable ways to see the region, going beyond the ordinary for a holiday that is almost impossible to dream up. This is Iberia at its most indulgent.