Browse below for our top recommendations for tailor-made holidays and self-drives during spring
Some of the finest examples of Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Christian craftsmanship lie side by side in central Spain's incredible catalogue of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Portugal's pousadas are similar to Spain's famous paradors – a network of state-owned hotels synonymous with the history, culture and traditions of their particular region.
Famous for its friendly people, wonderful local flora, and year-round mild climate, Madeira must be one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It makes a perfect pairing with Portugal's second city, Porto. Overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, UNESCO-listed Porto has a rich and varied history.
Sicily's remarkable cultural diversity is a result of 25 centuries of tumultuous history. Peel the onion of its Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Norman, Arab and Spanish past, blessed by cloudless sunny skies and clear azure waters.
Sun-kissed Puglia is a spot perfect for exploring – olive groves, perfect beaches, whitewashed towns, world-class vineyards and fascinating archaeology await, in relative quiet as others head to all the usual sights: Rome, Venice and Florence.