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Destination Spain some basic information and travel assistance

Spain Offers a Taste of Everything You Love
Can’t agree on a romantic escape? Consider Spain, which serves up a remarkably varied menu of attractions.
   For wineries, head to La Rioja. If you crave a castle, visit Grenada’s Alhambra or Castillo de Loarre in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
   The Balearic and Canary Islands boast beautiful beaches, the Cazorla National Park abounds with waterfalls, and cities like Seville, Toledo and Barcelona are renowned for distinctive architecture.

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Destination Spain Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Part of the EU & Schengen… so once you are in, you can travel easily to & from other European Union or Schengen countries.

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ETIAS required starting 2022
Starting in 2022, the European Commission will roll out a U.S. style electronic travel authorisation system for visitors from countries that are currently not part of the EU or Schengen Member. The cost of an ETIAS is €7, however, individuals under the age of 18, or over the age of 70, will not need to pay the fee. The ETIAS must be applied for online prior to arrival to the EU. Each eligible traveller, regardless of age, will require an ETIAS to visit EU member countries. The ETIAS will be mandatory for citizens of such countries as the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

for more information, visit the Official ETIAS site

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Destination Croatia Where To Go and What To See

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruise Itineraries of Interest Malaga To Lisbon 8-Day Cruise Málaga Spain

Málaga, Spain
Tall hotels rise up from the golden beaches in Málaga, the historic enclave on the Costa del Sol. While the Mediterranean bathes its coastline, Málaga’s mountains back the city to form a cocoon that ensures mild weather. Málaga is among the world’s oldest cities, founded 2,800 years ago and settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Christians. Looming over the skyline are the citadels Alcazaba and Castle of Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. Málaga was revitalized in recent years, now featuring some 30 museums and an edgy urban art community. Picasso’s hometown naturally has a museum dedicated to him, as well as the Centre Pompidou and Museo Carmen Thyssen. Málaga also boasts a chic cuisine scene – but a simple bowl of traditional porra antequerana soup is never hard to find. A must-see in the hills surrounding Málaga are the pueblos blancos, white villages bursting with Andalusian charm.


The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruise Itineraries of Interest Malaga To Lisbon 8-Day Cruise Seville Spain

Seville, Spain
Life in this exuberant city revolves around its outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site, Diocletian’s Palace. Don’t be mistaken though – this is no quiet palace or stuffy museum – it’s an elaborate ancient complex of 220 buildings that make up the beating heart of this beautiful city. Home to around 3,000 people, Diocletian’s Palace is a precious Roman gem where the locals go about their daily lives undeterred by the fact that they’re living in a historical wonder. Its narrow alleyways are home to some wonderful restaurants and bars, so pull up a chair and sample the local pašticada (slabs of beef stewed in prunes and red wine), before heading to the charming Riva area at the harbor for a glass of the superb local wine and some world-class people-watching.


The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruise Itineraries of Interest Malaga To Lisbon 8-Day Cruise Gibraltar

Gibraltar
Life in this exuberant city revolves around its outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site, Diocletian’s Palace. Don’t be mistaken though – this is no quiet palace or stuffy museum – it’s an elaborate ancient complex of 220 buildings that make up the beating heart of this beautiful city. Home to around 3,000 people, Diocletian’s Palace is a precious Roman gem where the locals go about their daily lives undeterred by the fact that they’re living in a historical wonder. Its narrow alleyways are home to some wonderful restaurants and bars, so pull up a chair and sample the local pašticada (slabs of beef stewed in prunes and red wine), before heading to the charming Riva area at the harbor for a glass of the superb local wine and some world-class people-watching.


 Destination Spain Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings Aire de Bardenas Tudela Spain

Aire de Bardenas
Tudela, Spain
You certainly couldn’t accuse Aire de Bardenas of going the easy route. Set at the edge of a desert in the northern province of Navarre, and created by Barcelona-based architects Emiliano López & Mónica Rivera, these prefab pods, hunkered down against the relentless Bardenas wind, don’t exactly scream out “rustic” or “charming” or any related hotel-industry descriptors. But if you’ve got a sense of adventure, building-wise, they are promising, and more than a little exciting.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

Aire de Bardenas Website

PART OF MY TABLET BOUTIQUE HOTEL PORTFOLIO

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruise Itineraries of Interest

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruise Itineraries of Interest Malaga To Lisbon 8-Day Cruise

Málaga To Lisbon – 8-Day Cruise
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Departure: Sept 3, 2021

Soak up the sun at the gorgeous gateway to the Costa del Sol, then wend past the Barbary apes in the UK’s last overseas territory in mainland Europe and toward the capital of Andalusia, where fiery flamenco reigns supreme.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruise Itineraries of Interest Malaga To Lisbon 8-Day Cruise

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

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 Destination Spain Information from other trusted sources

My Spain Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.

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Destination Barcelona General Information Page and travel assistance
Barcelona General Information Page

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Online Tours Activities Attraction Providers Spain

A few good resources for easy tours, advance tickets & activities planning:

GET YOUR GUIDE
A curated source of Tickets, Tours and Activities.

VIATOR
A wide variety Tickets and Tours from the folks who bring you Trip Advisor.

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page updated: April 2020

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