Segovia Hot air balloon

Spain is a beautiful country that can be enjoyed on any budget. But, if you have the money to spend on luxury experiences, Spain is the place to do so. This country knows how to deliver grandeur entertainment and relaxation so you can have a vacation you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

Here are the top six luxury travel experiences you need to try when visiting Spain – especially if money is no object. 

1. Eat a Michelin-Star Restaurant

There are 224 Michelin-star restaurants in Spain, with 11 three-star restaurants. It’s pretty impressive for such a small country to have quite so many noteworthy dining spots. 

Of course, if you’re going for luxury, you’ll have to go for one of the three-star restaurants. Our favorite is El Celler de Can Roca. The restaurant is run by three brothers known for taking traditional Catalan recipes and coming up with innovative reimaginations. The brothers say that El Celler de Can Roca is a life-long project of 30 years in the making and shows no signs of ending. There’s always something new to create and improve upon. The restaurant receives glowing reviews from everyone because you can really see the brothers’ passion for their cuisine. 

Treat yourself to this luxury fine dining experience – it’s absolutely worth it! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is fantastic, and the service is impeccable. The tasting menu starts at 135 Euro per person, and that doesn’t include the cost of the wine pairing. 

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2. Book a Luxury Train Ride Through Northern Spain

Train rides are typically grouped into two categories. The first kind is the cramped, affordable option that gets you from point A to B. And the second kind is all luxury in which the ride itself feels like an experience. Luckily, you can splurge and travel through Northern Spain in style by taking a ride on the Luxury Train Club. 

The Luxury Train Club rides through San Sebastian, Spain, making stops at Santiago de Compostela, Bilbao, and Santander. While you’re on the train, you’ll get views of a beautiful coastline and green hills. And at every stop, you can explore the food, scenery, and excursions at each quaint town. This is truly a fantastic way to spend a few days exploring Spain. 

Luxury train ride through Northern Spain

3. Private Wine Touring

Spain produces some of the best wines in the world. In fact, this country has six wine regions to explore: La Rioja & Basque Country, Priorat & Penedes, Ribera del Duero, Sherry, Galicia, and Mallorca. No matter where you end up, elevate the wine tour experience. Make it more luxurious by booking yourself a private wine tour. You’ll get a personal chauffeur, can handpick which wineries to visit, and can include extras such as dining experiences, overnight accommodations, and more. Don’t group with the crowds of loud tourists – have a personalized tour that fits your needs.

spanish wine

4. Book a Private Sailing

There’s no doubt that some of your vacation in Spain is going to include time by the beach and the water. If you want some exclusivity and a stunning view of the Spanish coastline, consider booking a private day of sailing. You’ll be taken out onto the water for the day, where you can soak in the sun, enjoy some cocktails and canapes, and even take part in some water sports. Private sailings are available for just a few hours, a full day, or just a sunset or sunrise cruise. But, we think it’s worth it to commit to the full day booking – it’s a fantastic day to spend a day. 

Sailing on the water

5. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Segovia

Segovia is a gorgeous historic city just northwest of Madrid. The city is most known for its architecture, including medieval walls, a former royal palace, Romanesque churches, and a Gothic cathedral. And while the city is beautiful to explore on the ground, it’s even more gorgeous from above. 

Nothing says luxury like a hot air balloon ride. Hot air balloon rides are popular in Segovia, with the tours leaving at dawn. You get to be up in the air for an hour and be taken right above the Cathedral of Segovia. The tour ends with a picnic and a glass of champagne on the ground. You can opt for longer rides so that you can be up in the air for longer than an hour. These tours start at $200 USD per person. 

Get a taste of luxury with a hot air balloon rides in Segovia

6. Stay at a Luxury Resort in Costa Brava

Costa Brava is a coastal region of Catalonia, Spain. This area is incredibly popular as a summer destination because it has a hot climate, white sandy beaches, and a stunning natural landscape. 

Consider giving yourself an elegant escape in Costa Brava by booking a stay at a luxury resort. Our recommendation is the Hotel Aigua Blava (Begur). This four-star hotel has impressive sea views and is located on one of the best beaches in Costa Brava. The hotel has a pool, a tennis court, a volleyball court, a spa, a library, and more. You can settle down for a week or more here and have everything you need from the hotel. 

Coastline views of Costa Brava, Spain

Now, you have to decide which of these luxury experiences you’re going to add to your Spain itinerary.