Luxury Travel Spain: A Look Back on the Year (so far) with Just Explore

The Alhambra palace in Spain's Granada.

Luxury Travel Spain: A Look Back on the Year (so far) with Just Explore

As we take a moment to reflect on the year so far, it’s impossible not to be captivated by the resplendent allure of Spain, a country that never fails to leave a lasting impression on travellers from all corners of the globe.

Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos in Spain's Cordoba. Credit: Pixabay.
Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos in Spain’s Cordoba. Credit: Pixabay.

Known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes, Spain has long been a favourite destination for tourists seeking unforgettable experiences. However, this year has been particularly exceptional for the nation’s tourism industry, with record-breaking numbers of visitors flocking to its shores.

Amidst this surge in interest, the team at Just Explore has been fortunate to be at the forefront of curating unforgettable journeys, offering discerning travellers the opportunity to delve into the most opulent and authentic experiences that Spain has to offer.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a culinary connoisseur, an art lover, or simply seeking relaxation, Spain has something for everyone, and Just Explore has been devoted to crafting tailor-made escapes that surpass expectations.

Arched window with a view from Alhambra; Granada. Credit. Pixabay.
Arched window with a view from Alhambra; Granada, Credit. Pixabay.

Join us as we delve into the remarkable highlights of this extraordinary year so far for luxury travel in Spain.

In late April, we had the pleasure of organising our much-anticipated annual garden tour, a delightful tradition marking the onset of spring. Our clients shared a deep appreciation for the mesmerising beauty of Andalusian gardens. This escorted tour through Andalusia’s exotic wonders has always been a favourite, offering exclusive access to enchanting private patios in cities like Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada. Each garden we explored, be it Moorish, Renaissance, or Tropical, was a true masterpiece. Our garden tour celebrates beauty, history, and nature, and we eagerly look forward to continuing this cherished journey with like-minded travellers, seeking the hidden treasures of Andalusia.

After the success of our captivating garden tour, we embarked on the enchanting “Magic of Spain” tour, commercialised by a renowned USA travel agency and led by Rosa Lara, founder of Just Explore, whose years of travel expertise and amiable character added a special touch to the adventure.

The 10-night itinerary began and ended in Madrid, covering mesmerising cities like Cordoba, Granada, Ronda, and Sevilla, with a delightful day trip to Toledo. Many guests extended their experience with a visit to Barcelona from where they were able to take their return flight from.

Sagrada-Familia-Cathedral. Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona.

Throughout the tour, we enjoyed two scenic train rides, appreciated by our North American travellers. An added bonus this year was the introduction of the new train service, Iryo, marking the first-ever competition to Spain’s renowned train operator, RENFE, adding diversity to our journey and experiencing Spain’s railway history firsthand.

The “Magic of Spain” tour continues to be a fascinating experience, immersing guests in the cultural tapestry and architectural wonders of this captivating country.

At Just Explore, providing luxury travel experiences in Spain is our passion, and receiving heartwarming feedback from our clients makes the journey even more extraordinary. Here are two recent testimonials that touched our hearts.

Rosa, our trip could not have been better. It is obvious that you spent much time and effort planning our agenda. We greatly appreciate your efforts. Everything was flawless. All our guides were fantastic. At the end of every day, we all remarked what an incredible experience we had. You are a true professional who puts so much care and passion into your work. Bravo!!”

Eric Curry
Illinois, June 2023

This was our third trip to Spain and all of them were wonderfully organised by Rosa. We keep returning as she makes each trip unique and special!”

Yeun K.
Singapore, June 2023

Yeun K. from Singapore with her son, enjoying an immersive holiday in Spain, June 2023.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who takes the time to share such positive feedback. Your kind words inspire us to continue crafting unforgettable journeys filled with magic and wonder. Thank you for being a part of our incredible adventure!

Looking forward to the rest of the Spanish summer and autumn, an exciting Cultural Tour in Southern Spain awaits, promising one of the best cultural travel experiences in the country. This magical journey around Andalusia unveils the region’s diverse cultural influences, from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, and Vandals to the most impactful Moors, whose eighth-century rule left a lasting imprint, creating the name “Al-Andalus.”

The tour showcases the rich legacy of Andalusia, featuring the unique Hispanic-Muslim art of Arte Mudejar, alongside breathtaking historic buildings from the Gothic and Renaissance periods. Guided by local experts, the itinerary includes iconic sites like Granada’s Alhambra Palace, Cordoba’s Mosque, and Sevilla’s Cathedral.

Plaza de España, Seviila. Credit: Pixabay.

Moreover, hidden gems and lesser-known masterpieces further enrich the exploration, offering a comprehensive understanding of the region’s extraordinary history. This trip is an absolute delight for enthusiasts of history, architecture, and art.

As the year unfolds, we want to express our sincere appreciation to all those who have been part of our tours so far. Your support and participation have inspired us to continually strive for excellence in delivering the finest travel experiences in Spain.

Our dedication lies in crafting unforgettable journeys that highlight the wonders of this captivating country. We invite you to join us on our tours and embark on a unique and extraordinary adventure through Spain.

Rosa Lara, founder of Just Explore, enjoying some tapas with the wonderful “Magic of Spain” group tour