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Alhambra from Albaicin in Granada, Andalusia, Spain


Not your typical Steppes Travel destination; but still one where we can take you right to its heart. The Basque Country is a particularly eclectic location with UNESCO-listed reserves and unique culinary experiences.

Spain is a passionate and culturally rich country famous for its glittering beaches, historic cities, diverse landscapes and many enduring cultures and traditions.

The Courtyard of the Maidens patio in Royal Alcazars of Seville, Spain

Why we like Spain

With some of Europe’s most celebrated historical cities, charming whitewashed villages with meandering cobbled streets, craggy mountains, fertile valleys, cork forests and twenty-three natural parks, Andalusia is one of Spain’s most diverse regions. Spain may not be an obvious choice for Steppes Travel but we think it’s the perfect destination perfect for a long weekend with a climate to suit everyone from hot, dry summers to mild winters heralding clear sunny days and cooler evenings.

Plaza Espana, Sevilla, Spain

What to expect on your Spanish Holiday

Andalucia is located in southern Spain fringed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Spain from Morocco. This region is rich in contrast and home to everything that is quintessentially Spanish, conjuring up images of colourful fiestas, passionate flamenco dancers, tapas and chilled sherry, clear blue skies and glorious sunshine. Its coastline of golden sands boasts more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year.

Alhambra from Albaicin in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Successive invaders have left their mark on Andalucia, most notably the Moors who ruled here for almost eight centuries. The monuments left in their wake represent some of Spain’s greatest architectural heritage. The Alhambra, described as ‘the most sensual building in Europe’, is a definite must see. While the Mezquita, Cordobas’ great mosque, Seville’s Royal Palace and La Giralda, the tower adjoining the city’s huge Gothic cathedral, are examples of the architectural brilliance of the North African conquerors.

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It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Visit Franz Josef Land

Travel to incredibly remote Franz Josef Land, inhabited only by military personnel, to find Arctic foxes, walruses and bearded seals.

Electric Snowmobile Safari

Explore the frozen reaches of Sweden on an extended snowmobile adventure.

See the Northern Lights

The northern lights – the Aurora Borealis – are particularly spectacular during the winter months in Lapland.

Winter Activities

Dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice sculpting, snow biking, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledging are all great fun and perfect for active travellers of any age.

Ani Ruins

Lose yourself among the ruins of Ani, once the stately Armenian capital.

Sample Baklava

Indulge in delicious Baklava in Gaziantep.

Self-Drive the Mediterranean Coast

Hire a car for real freedom to explore the dramatic mountains, stunning beaches, cosmopolitan ports and rustic villages.

Coast Self-Drive Adventure

Self-drive the winding, scenic coastal route between Amasra and Sinop with stunning views at every turn.

The Dalyan Delta

Explore the Dalyan Delta by river boat.

Local Seafood

Sample fresh sardines, a local delicacy.

Places to stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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Frequently asked questions about Spain

Can I use my mobile phone in Spain?

Spain has excellent mobile phone coverage. Due to the country being within the EU, roaming charges are the same as those in the UK. However, minor charges may still apply. For further information, check: http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/phone/mobile-phones/mobiles-abroad/check-your-phonebefore-you-roam/.

What is the international dialling code for Spain?


What is the time zone in Spain?

Spain is one hour ahead of GMT. It observes daylight saving time.

How long are the flights to Spain from the UK?

Direct flights from London to Madrid or Barcelona take around three hours.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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