Learning About Coach Holidays to Spain 2016

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beach-spainIf you have some time to spare, you should definitely take coach holidays to Spain in 2016. The country is beautiful and has a diverse landscape that you will be able to have a look at from your coach. If you are travelling in a coach for the first time, here are some of the things that you should take along with you:

Entertainment

Bus tours can take several hours, which means that you will need things to keep yourself occupied. Here are a few things that you should take along with you:

  • Books
  • Chargers
  • DVD player
  • Journal
  • Kindle
  • Laptop
  • Magazines
  • Travel games

Sleeping

Don’t expect that you will sleep well if you are a light sleeper because there will be many distractions that will keep you awake. Here are a few things that you should take along with you:

  • Blanket
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye mask
  • iPod
  • Melatonin
  • Travel pillow

Extra Stuff

Some of the other miscellaneous stuff that you should carry with you includes:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Pain killers
  • Snacks
  • Tissues
  • Vicks Vaporub
  • Water
  • Wet wipes

Travelling to Spain

Spain is one country that you will fall in love with because of its food, architecture, and culture. One thing that you should know about the country is that the weather varies according to the regions. The south of the country gets hot during summers but the north remains pleasant with occasional rain. Spain is not as cold as the rest of the European countries during the winter but you will need to wear a light coat and boots. Considering all this, the best time to visit the country is from September till November.

Things to Pack

If you are wondering what you should pack for your trip there, you should check out the expected weather of the cities that you will be visiting. If you want to visit the south during the summer you should pack light clothes and carry sunscreen with you, whereas if you are travelling to the north, you should carry an umbrella because of the frequent rainfalls.

Expenses

Spain is as expensive as an average European country. If you take food expenses into account, it would cost you around 4 to 5 Euros per meal in a small cafe, whereas the amount can hike up to 30 Euros at a formal restaurant. Accommodation also varies according to the place that you are staying at. If you are on a budget, you should consider staying at boutique hotels because they generally cost around 25 Euros per night. In conclusion around 100 Euros are enough for two people in Spain for one day.

Food

  • Spanish food is famous all over the world for its unique taste and presentation. Some of the food that you should try includes:
    Tortilla de patatas
  • Setas al ajillo
  • Sepia con alioli
  • Revuelto de ajetes con setas
  • Potajes
  • Potaje de espinacas y garbanzos
  • Pimientos rellenos
  • Pescaíto frito
  • Patatas Bravas
  • Merluza a la Vizcaina
  • Mariscos
  • Lentejas
  • Gazpacho Andaluz
  • Gambas al ajillo:
  • Fabada asturiana
  • Ensaladilla Rusa
  • Empanadas Gallegas
  • Churros
  • Chipirones a la plancha
  • Caracoles
  • Calamares en su tinta:
  • Boquerones en vinagre
  • Bocadillo de Calamares
  • Aceitunas

Places to See

Spain is famous for its historic cities like Toledo, Seville, Segovia, Ronda, Granada,  El Escorial, Cordoba, and Cadiz and beautiful art museums like Salvador Dalí Museum, Picasso Museum, Museo del Prado, and Antoni Gaudi.

Madrid

Madrid is the largest city in Spain and some of the must visit places are:

  • Zoo Aquarium Madrid
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art
  • Templo de Debod
  • Sanchinarro Cultural Center
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Rosaleda del Parque del Oeste
  • National Archeology Museum,
  • Museo Sorolla
  • Museo Geominero
  • Museo del Traje
  • Museo de Lazaro Galdiano
  • Museo de Historia de Madrid
  • Mercado de San Miguel
  • La Lavandería Galería
  • La Casa de Campo
  • Faunia
  • El Retiro Park
  • Caja del arte centro
  • Caixa Forum

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city of the country and has beautiful architecture. Some of the must visit places are:

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Parc Guëll
  • Museu Picasso
  • Montjuïc
  • Màgica
  • La Rambla
  • Casa Mila
  • Casa Batllo
  • Camp Nou
  • Barceloneta

Almeria

Almeria is an Arabic word that means mirror of the seas. Some of the must visit places are:

  • Palace of the Viscounts of the Castillo de Almansa
  • Palace of the Marquees of Cabra
  • Museo del Aceite de Oliva
  • Las Claras Convent
  • La Alcazaba
  • John Lennon Monument
  • Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación
  • Casa de los Marqueses de Torrealta

Cordoba

Some of the places that you should check out include:

  • Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Patios de Cordoba
  • Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
  • Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Mezquita de los Andaluces
  • Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahr
  • Roman Bridge
  • Palacio Museo de Vian
  • Casa de Sefarad

Must Visit Destinations
Some of the other destinations that you should check out include:

  • Costa Blanca
  • Tenerife
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Mallorca
  • La Rioja
  • Ibiza
  • Gran Canaria
  • Costa del Sol
  • Costa Brava

Festivals

Some of the festivals that are worth going to include:

  • Sevilla’s &Málaga’s Semana Santa (Easter
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival
  • San Fermines
  • Moros y Cristianos
  • Málaga’s August Fair
  • Las Cruces
  • La Tomatina
  • Fiesta de San Isidro
  • Festival de Patios
  • Feria de Abril
  • Fallas
  • Dia de Sant Jordi
  • Córdoba en Mayo
  • Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles
  • Carnival
  • Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos
  • Arde Lucus