Category: Walking tours in Spain

Top Breakaway Destinations for Stargazing  Join the growing trend in travelers seeking out dark sky destinations for their holidays. Ideal for astronomers interested in admiring the night sky, dark sky locations are also recognized in having a beneficial impact on our health and mental well-being. Escape the light pollution with a Breakaway tour to one of these top dark sky destinations and enjoy peace-of-mind and a great night time view…

Go beyond the beaches and discover the real Spain!

Discover the real Spain with Breakaway  Spain may be famous for its beaches and paella but this beautiful country has a diverse landscape and each region has its own distinct culture. In independent-spirited Catalunya, picturesque coastal paths and lush green valleys create spectacular walking routes. In sharp contrast, the southern region of Andalucia, with its rich Moorish heritage, is full of spectacular gorges, cascading waterfalls and wonderful valley views. Away…

Long vs Short Tours

Whether you're looking for a longer vacation because a week isn't enough or a short trip suits you better, we have a selection of 10-night tours and shorter 4-night "taster tours" to consider. Let's take a look at some of your options... Our 10-night trips: -Explore at your own relaxed pace -Includes extra 'stay put' days for local sightseeing and discovery -Cover a larger area Classic Chianti Cycling Quintessential Italian…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

New Year, New Experiences!

You’ve welcomed in the New Year and we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new walking tours in Bavaria, Catalunya, Norway, Romania and Spain. It’s a new year; a fresh start. Right now the world’s your oyster, so how about broadening your mind, getting out of your comfort zone and visiting somewhere new in 2017? It’s cold and it’s a great time to plan ahead for a fanastic year… NEW: Bavaria The Bavarian…

Don’t miss out on a Fall escape!

[caption id="attachment_1183" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Islands of Sicily Guided Walk[/caption] Last minute availability on these guided walks means you don't need to miss out on a Fall escape! There’s nothing like a fall vacation to recharge the batteries. We still have availability for guided walks in September and October in selected locations, but you'll need to be quick. Browse our featured tours below or contact us to find your perfect fall…

Spotlight on Southern Catalunya

[caption id="attachment_1178" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Historical amphitheater of Tarragona.[/caption] How about heading off the tourist trail to experience a unique and rarely seen side of Spain? Located in the Terres de l’Ebre region of Southern Catalunya, and traversed by the longest river in Spain, you’ll find the Ebro Delta – one of the most remarkable delta regions of its kind in Europe. Aside from its protected lagoons and wildlife, this…

Blue Flag Beaches: The world’s best beaches you’ve probably never heard of

[caption id="attachment_1121" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Beautiful beach in Tamariu (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)[/caption] Blue Flag beaches and marinas are well known throughout Europe, with more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean and more.  Given the USA doesn’t participate in the voluntary eco-award, the designation isn’t as well known here. The prestigious Blue Flag designation is awarded by the…

Following in the Footsteps of Picasso

We're pleased to announce the launch of a NEW guided walking tour,  Following in the Footsteps of Picasso in the Terra Alta region of Spain's Southern Catalunya region. Largely unknown to tourism, the Terra Alta (High Land) is a region of lush forests, stunning rock formations, vineyards and farmland; all leading us to breathtaking panoramas over the Els Ports Mountains and the River Ebro as it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.  The…

More choices, lower prices and a great value!

Thanks to lower oil prices, a stronger dollar and the continued growth of international travel, we believe there's never been a better time to travel. We're pleased to pass on to our loyal customers a new, more competitive price structure offering the same great trips, at a substantial savings! We are also delighted to offer more options and choices and a greater selection of destinations, including 6 brand new guided…

Traveling over the Christmas holidays

Maybe you’re thinking of a getaway by yourself or with a couple of friends, either way, a Christmas escape is great time to travel and explore Europe. The summer crowds are gone and you’ll be able to enjoy the quiet countryside like a local. Since Christmas traditions vary around the world, you’ll also get have a fascinating look into the culture and history of a region during the holiday season.…

Enjoy a FREE night’s stay in one of our city stopovers

[caption id="attachment_504" align="alignleft" width="157"] Stay at the Hotel Lisboa Plaza in Lisbon as a pre or post trip stopover on Heart of Portugal Walking tour[/caption] The beautiful cities of Europe are known for their outdoor markets, restaurants, shops and museums and are a fantastic way to experience the urban life before heading out to the countryside for a completely different pace on one of our walking or cycling tours.The stopover…