This winter, get away from the cold for a while and travel to sunny Spain. Spain is an amazingly beautiful country with much to offer in terms of art, music, architecture, and culture in general. Because of its temperate climate, it is an ideal vacation destination year-round. In recent years, Spain has enjoyed one of the most dynamic economies in the European Union and its tourism industry has become the second largest in the world.
The first modern novel, Don Quixote, was written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes in 1605, as evidence of Spain’s influence in the world of literature. Miguel stands as Spain’s most well-known author and a founding father of classic Western literature. In addition to contributions in literature, Spain is also a major player in the music industry, with the rise of flamenco, and the country has achieved major international success in cinema with the box office hits “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Volver.”
A trip to Spain would not be complete without a guided bike tour of Barcelona. On this journey you will get an inside look at city highlights as well as sights familiar only to the locals. Travel through the Gothic Quarter and see the Statue of Columbus, Ciutadella Park, the Olympic Port, and the Sagrada Familia. There is no better way to truly see the city from the inside out than to ride through the streets to all the must-see places at a comfortable and relaxed pace with a knowledgeable guide.
To tour the city of Seville, climb aboard for a sightseeing bus tour with unlimited hop on and hop off opportunities. You will be able to use your ticket for a full 24 hours, so you can ride straight through all four stops or do some now and others when it is more convenient. The circle takes 75 minutes for a non-stop trip but you can stretch it out as you see fit, taking time to stop at each of the locations. The stops are as follows: Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, Isla Magica, and Monasterio de la Cartuja. You can take similar bus tours in Majorca, Cadiz, Santander, Malaga, and Granada.