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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Alhambra from Albaicin in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

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
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
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.

Explore Spain

  • Seville
  • Basque Country

Experiences

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

Explore the Cantabrian Mountains

With an expert naturalist, walk through pristine mountain terrain in search of Iberian wolves, Brown bear, wildcat and other interesting mammals.

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View Wildcat

Watch the very beautiful Wildcat hunting for rodents in the grass.

Observe the Iberian wolf

Observe family groups of Iberian wolf feeding their young in the Cantabrian Mountain range, some of the best-preserved habitats in Spain.

Stay in Andalucia

Stay in one of the many pretty white villages that dot Andalucia.

Alhambra Gardens

Explore the magical palaces and gardens of the Alhambra in Granada.

The Basque Country Walking Trails

Walk in the national parks and coastal mountains with an expert guide.

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

What is the international dialling code for Spain?

34

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.

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/.

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Sara in Seville was a great, very good idea to have the bicycle tour!

Spain

A well-chosen itinerary; good hotels and a good car made for a thoroughly enjoyable ten days' holiday.

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Bear, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain
Cantabrian Mountains, Spain
Wolf, Cantabrians, Spain
Cantabrians, Spain
Bear, Oso Pardo, Cantabrians Mountains, Asturias, Spain
Bear, Spain
The Cantabrian Mountains, Asturias, Spain
The Cantabrians, Spain
Wild Cat, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain
Wild Cat, Spain

Wildlife Conservation

Steppes Travel has partnered with the European Nature Trust (TENT) in order to connect people to nature and to raise funds for projects that protect and restore European wilderness. The wild areas of Europe are a sometimes-overlooked option for immersive wildlife experiences however, right on our doorstep lies some of the most outstandingly beautiful swathes of wilderness and national parklands, rich with wildlife. Each of our engaging and impactful wildlife experiences takes you to explore some of Europe’s most hidden wild secrets, providing you with access to conservation experts, local projects on the ground and exceptional wildlife sightings.

WILDLIFE HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN

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, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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