Get Inspired / Europe / Spain / Portugal Spain and Portugal: It Takes Two to Tango Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Spain / Portugal Spain and Portugal: It Takes Two to Tango story by: Inspire Magazine SPAIN SIZZLES AND PORTUGAL POPS WITH FLAVOUR, CULTURE AND COLOUR, INVITING YOU TO EMBRACE AND DELIGHT IN ALL THINGS EXOTIC AND VIBRANT. Cast your mind to a warm, enticing paradise, where the food is flavoursome, the music’s rhythm is intoxicating and the locals’ smiles are infectious. Welcome to the sun-soaked countries of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal. With a fusion of the ancient and the modern, of exciting cities and relaxing small towns, these countries have a unique power to make you forget all about that overflowing inbox back home. TALL, DARK & HANDSOME From the countries that brought you Flamenco and Fandango, you’ll soon be swaying your hips to the beat of Spain and Portugal’s drums. Fall in love with the people, feel the romance of the places and enjoy a flirtatious fling with the food. Leave the calorie counting at home and delve into a world of paella, tapas, gazpacho and croquetas – then wash it all down with a cheeky glass or two of chilled Sangria. Let Spain woo you with Barcelona and its stunning Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter, then feel the pull of Portugal and its unspoilt white houses and narrow streets of the Evora World Heritage town. HIDE AWAY FOR THE NIGHT To make your abode just as attractive as your adventures, tuck yourself away by night in a Spanish Parador or a Portuguese Pousada, usually located in historical or heritage buildings. You could find yourself nestled anywhere from an old restored palace that once housed nobility to a magnificent castle, convent or monastery. All of course, perched amongst surroundings that will keep your peepers more than just satisfied. 24 Hours in Barcelona Morning • Wander through Gaudi’s Parc Guell early morning before the crowds • Explore by bike or on the Hop on-Hop off bus • Visit Gaudi’s other masterpieces like Casa Mila, La Pedrera and the famous Sagrada Familia Afternoon • Grab a bite at the colourful La Boqueria markets on Las Ramblas, one of Europe’s oldest food markets • Discover the Gothic Quarter, the centre of the old city Evening • Soak up the buzz and enjoy the food along Las Ramblas • Sip on a cocktail at a beach bar on Barceloneta Beach Feeling inspired by Spain and Portugal? Give us a call on 0800 838 747, visit houseoftravel.co.nz or come instore today. > Click here for Spain & Portugal Inspire deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The Best of Portugal & Spain in One Awesome Self-Drive Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Barcelona: 6 Must See Gaudi Masterpieces Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.