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The Canary Island Experience

Gran Canaria, Tenerife & La Gomera
This self-guided walking holiday on Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera will live long in the memory. Ferry travel between these three different islands is easy, and you discover a variety of scenery. On Tenerife, you can sightsee with a hire car, and take a cable car to Spain’s highest peak.
The Canary Island Experience. 14 nights
The Canary Island Experience. 14 nights

Holiday information


A walking holiday on the Canary Islands

Any archipelago is worthy of thorough exploration, and this is certainly true of the Canaries. Each island has its own character, flavour and atmosphere, making it a worthy destination in its own right; but by combining two, three or even four of the islands you get the chance to enjoy the full Canary Islands Experience. The spectacular physical nature of each island has been created by volcanic activity over many centuries, and is influenced by each island’s proximity to the vast continent of Africa. This two-week adventure explores three of the best, travelling from Gran Canaria in the east to the central island of Tenerife before ending in the west on La Gomera.
The rich diversity of a whole continent seems contained within the spectacular island of Gran Canaria, where rugged ridges and deep ravines radiate out from the mountainous centre to the coast – emerald with pine and chestnut groves, and richly clothed in aromatic shrubs from golden artemisia to sea lavender. The panoramic views stretch some 70 miles to the towering peak of El Teide on Tenerife, your next destination. With expanses of black sand, green pine forests, red rock formations, crimson lava fields and white clouds which sometimes billow like a skirt around the waist of El Teide, Tenerife is an island of many different colours. The walking here is immensely rewarding, as it is on La Gomera, your final island. From the peak of Garajonay, mountains alternate with lush green valleys down to the coast of steep cliffs and a glittering blue sea, ancient tropical forests and groves of palm trees lending a special enchantment to this pretty island.


The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. 
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    On the upper slopes of El Teide, where snow is possible between November and February, temperatures will be cooler than those shown above.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 18 18 19 19 20 22 25 26 25 23 21 18
    mm 68 57 44 34 13 6 1 3 14 43 71 77
  • Arrival in Cruz de Tejeda on Gran Canaria
    Night 1: at the Parador (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night's accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Choice of walks from Cruz de Tejeda: 9km or 15km

    Circular walk via Artenara: 15km, 7hrs
    Our recommended option ranks as one of the best on Gran Canaria. Follow a truly stunning ridge above the deep valleys of the dramatic Caldera de Tejeda and the Parque Rural Roque de Nublo. Passing ceremonial caves used by the island's first inhabitants, your path descends through fragrant pine forest to the fascinating cave village of Artenara, the island's highest settlement. Once there you can see what cave living is like by visiting the cave museum; enjoy more breathtaking vistas from the village's balcony location on the lip of the caldera; and visit a chapel entirely carved into a cave – pulpit included.

    Circular walk via Tejeda: 8km, 4hrs
    Alternatively, you may choose to descend the panoramic Tejeda Valley, where emblematic Roque Bentayga stands guard, flanked by Roque Nublo on the ridge and Mount Teide on the horizon. Your target is Tejeda, one of Gran Canaria's most picturesque villages. Explore its cobbled streets and leafy plazas with views down the valley; try some of its famous almond cakes from the bakery; or visit one of its museums which include a medicinal plants centre.
    En route to Artenara
    Tejeda Valley
  • Cruz de Tejeda to Fontanales: 15km, 6hrs
    Your route out of Cruz de Tejeda takes you above the Las Cumbres Protected Area with its splendid views down to the coast and Las Palmas, before descending gently to a peaceful valley with a babbling brook. Passing through rural hamlets, you briefly follow a trail of ancient lavaderos where people would wash their laundry, before reaching the mighty Barranco de la Virgen, whose flank you descend. Your final ascent takes you to a ridge from where you descend gently through meadows filled with the sound of goat and sheep bells, into the village of Fontanales and the welcoming Cabañas Valle Verde.
    On the walk to Fontanales
  • Fontanales to Agaete: 14.5km, 6hrs
    After an initial ascent along the ridge above Fontanales, today's route takes in some of Gran Canaria's most diverse landscapes, from rolling green meadows reminiscent of England to the prehistoric surroundings of the Barranco de Agaete with its cascades of water, old laundry basins and breathtaking views. As you descend through the Agaete Valley towards the delightful Las Longueras, your final hotel on Gran Canaria, you catch glimpses of the sea in the distance.
    The route to Agaete
  • Choice of routes from Agaete: 8km to 14km
    You could spend today relaxing by the pool or on the flower-bedecked terrace, but we suggest a couple of options if you would prefer to walk. Pay locally for a taxi if you decide not to walk the return leg.

    Circular walk via Tamadaba Natural Park: 14km, 6hrs; shorter option, returning by taxi: 9km, 4hrs
    This walk shows a very different but equally dramatic face to this diverse island. After a short taxi ride (pay locally), you ascend into the splendid Tamadaba Natural Park from where you gaze down through the pine trees over two of the island's most spectacular reservoirs before descending to circumnavigate the lower lake and enjoy a picnic lunch by its shoreline. You can choose to take a taxi back, or to return on foot.

    Circular walk via Puerto de las Nieves: 9km, 3.5hrs; one-way option returning by taxi: 8km, 2hrs
    Alternatively, take a much shorter walk down to the white town of Agaete and the seaside resort of Puerto de Las Nieves for a leisurely lunch by the sea. Again, you can choose to walk back or take a taxi.
  • Travel to Vilaflor on Tenerife
    You are ideally placed to catch the morning ferry from Agaete to the port of Santa Cruz on Tenerife (60-80mins), where your hire car for four days will be waiting. It is a short drive to Vilaflor (50mins) and the Spa Hotel Villalba, where you stay for two nights.
  • Choice of routes from Vilaflor: 4km to 14.5km
    We provide notes for two walks from the door, plus a further walk around the foot of Mount Teide, a short drive away. Alternatively, you can ascend Spain's highest peak by cable car, weather permitting.

    Lunar landscapes: 14.5km, 5hrs
    Follow the ancient 'Camino de Chasna' trail which was the main route connecting the spa town of Vilaflor with Mount Teide and was used extensively by explorers, scientists and well-heeled Victorians over-wintering on Tenerife on the advice of their physicians. Climbing above the village, you ascend to the surreal rock formations of Paisaje Lunar where, over half a million years, the elements have sculpted fantastical shapes from volcanic fallout to create a unique and fascinating landscape.

    Vilaflor wine trail: 9km, 3hrs
    This easier walk incorporates an opportunity to try some of the Hotel Villalba's award-winning wines. Trails through the pine forest lead to Vilaflor's wine country, where you traverse country lanes lined with vineyards and, in early spring, almond blossom. A short detour brings you to the Bodega Reverón, where you can take a tour before trying a selection of wines which are also available to buy.

    Roques de Garcia: 4km, 1.5hrs
    Beginning with a short drive, this easy route takes you through the lunar landscapes of the Cañadas at the foot of Mount Teide. You pass many curious rock formations, including the 'Finger of God', as the path crosses scrubland, lava flows and azure-coloured rocks.

    El Teide
    It is also possible to reach the summit of El Teide by taking the cable car to the station beneath the peak. From here, it's a short but exhilarating and hugely rewarding walk to the top, although you will need to obtain a free permit to access this walk. Permits become available online six months in advance, and are very popular, so we recommend reserving yours as soon as possible. In the event of heavy snowfall, which is not uncommon between November and February, the path will be closed.
  • Drive from Vilaflor to Garachico, plus a short walk
    As the drive to the Quinta Roja in the pretty coastal village of Garachico is not long (50km), you could head out on arrival for a short walk - take your pick from the walks recommended for the following day.
  • Choice of routes near Garachico: 6km or 18km
    The first walk we suggest can be accessed directly from your hotel; the others are all within easy driving distance of Garachico.

    On the lava trail: 8km, 3.5hrs
    Starting from the hotel door, this route follows the path of the 1706 eruption and takes you high above the town, through the attractive hamlet of San Juan del Reparo and back to Garachico via an ancient path now only used by locals.

    Teno Alto: 11km, 4hrs
    This circuit is a great introduction to the Teno Mountains, revealing a variety of scenery as it rises from the village of El Palmar to the Tabaiba Pass on a flower-lined path for far-reaching views over the Atlantic. It continues along a rocky ridge before dropping gently onto the Teno Plateau and traversing a lush, terraced valley.

    Guerges mountain trail: 6km, 3hrs
    This is one of the most spectacular walks on the island. It leads up to and along the Guerges mountain ridge that separates the two most impressive gorges on the west side of the island, with startling views far down into them both. From the furthest point of the walk you can look across to the mighty sea cliffs near Los Gigantes before retracing your steps back to your car.

    Circular walk from Los Silos: 18km, 6.5hrs
    Another fabulous circuit that climbs from the town of Los Silos following a steep-sided barranco as you pass deserted hamlets and enter pine forests before arriving in the hill town of Erjos. Enjoy refreshments at one of the small bars before descending another dramatic gorge on wide cobbled trails back to your starting point.

    Circular walk from Santiago del Teide: 14km, 4hrs
    A richly varied walk that begins in the sleepy hamlet of Valle de Arriba and ascends through almond tree groves to the Chinyero National Reserve, site of Tenerife's last volcanic eruption in 1909. Traversing lava fields with views of La Gomera and La Palma on the horizon, the route drops down into the hamlet of Arguayo with its working pottery museum before skirting the side of La Hoya Mountain with breathtaking vistas over the west coast and Santiago Valley. The route returns to Valle de Arriba via the village of Las Manchas, which locals claim was saved from the ravages of the eruption by a miracle.
  • Travel to Vallehermoso on La Gomera
    Today you need to be in Los Cristianos by lunchtime to deposit your hire car at the port and catch the early-afternoon ferry to La Gomera (40-60mins). On arrival into San Sebastián port, you will be transferred by taxi (60mins) to the north-west of the island, to spend two nights at the Hotel Tamahuche in Vallehermoso.
  • Choice of routes from Vallehermoso: 6km to 19km
    There are four different walks to choose from on your day in Vallehermoso:

    Chorros de Epina: 16km, 6hrs
    This is a great introduction to the landscapes of La Gomera, taking you up through a terraced, palm-clad barranco (ravine) with views back over the valley to Roque Cano, the monolithic rock that presides over Vallehermoso. From here, you continue climbing to the Chorros de Epina, a legendary spot where seven springs meet, before returning via a gentle descent through forest and along an old path with views over the Encantadora Lake and the valley, reaching Vallehermoso along a quiet country lane.

    Around Vallehermoso: 12km, 5hrs; shorter option 10km, 4.5hrs
    This challenging walk climbs steeply above the Barranco del Valle with splendid views back across neatly terraced fields of bananas, avocados, lavender, vines, potatoes and other exotic plants, before crossing another barranco to reach the ridge at Santa Clara. You have a choice of return routes, either a steep descent to a beach, or a gentler descent into the valley with great views over the Barranco de la Era Nueva and Roque Cano.

    The Enchantress Lake: 6km, 2.5hrs
    A gentle route leads up to the Encantadora ('Enchantress') Lake and ascends the crest of Lomo Pelado before a leisurely descent into Vallehermoso.

    Igualero & the Barranco de Erque: 19km, 6.5hrs
    This is a challenging yet hugely rewarding walk that begins after a taxi ride (pay locally) to Igualero. From here you embark upon a lovely, varied walk starting above the deepest and most remote canyon on the island, Barranco de Erque. You pass through a number of hamlets, each with its own watering hole to help you on your way, followed by ancient laurel forest (laurisilva), and finally a cultivated, flowery valley, before dropping back down into Vallerhermoso. You can shorten the walk by starting at one of the intervening villages.
    'Enchantress' lake
  • Vallehermoso to Agulo: 15km, 5.5hrs
    The walk to your next hotel ascends above the valley, with views that grow ever more impressive as you gain height, to the base of iconic Roque El Cano. From a tranquil lake in a beautiful valley setting, the route ascends again to the Juego de Bolas visitor centre with its handicrafts and botanical garden before dropping down to the village of Agulo, where you spend one night at Casa Lugo.
    The view on the walk to Agulo
  • Agulo to San Sebastián: 9km, 3.5hrs
    After a taxi transfer (included), you set off along well-waymarked paths, steadily climbing to reach the broad, undulating ridge of Lomo de las Nieves, dotted with cacti, which you follow towards the sea. You will be rewarded with fine views of the south-east of La Gomera, initially, and then across to majestic El Teide, crowning the distant island of Tenerife, as you continue down to the coast at San Sebastián. Your final two nights are spent at the Parador where you can relax by the pool and enjoy excellent local cuisine.
    San Sebastian
  • Out-and-back walk to Playa de la Guancha: 10km, 4hrs
    If you can tear yourselves away from the hotel pool, this final walk ascends out of San Sebastián and rounds the headland before descending into a barranco. As you emerge once more from the ravine, your efforts are rewarded by panoramic views over the remote Playa de la Guancha, your destination. Relax awhile on its pebbly beach before retracing your steps back to the parador.
    Views over San Sebastian


On Gran Canaria, your accommodation comprises a parador, a rustic apartment and a converted colonial mansion. Both hotels on Tenerife are elegant and stylish, offering excellent standards of hospitality and service; while on La Gomera, you stay in two excellent rural hotels and a 4-star parador. (The term 'rural' refers to a class/type of hotel in Spain, rather than to its geographic location.)

Occasionally, due to availability, we may offer an alternative hotel, as shown below. You will be informed of any change to the usual hotel (along with any price implication) prior to us confirming your holiday to you.

Options to extend or shorten your stay

Prices & travel options
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  • 14 nights: 01 September - 17 December 2019 & 02 January - 30 April 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 23 September £1895 £495
    24 September - 31 October £1975 £495
    1 November - 3 December £1895 £495
    2 - 19 January £1895 £495
    20 - 31 January £1935 £495
    1 February - 18 March £1975 £495
    19 - 27 March £1935 £495
    28 March - 4 April £1995 £495
    5 - 16 April £1895 £495
    3rd & 4th person discount -£180
    Single traveller supplement £180

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Inluded travel: taxi from Las Palmas airport to first hotel on Gran Canaria; ferry Gran Canaria to Tenerife; 5 days' category C car hire on Tenerife (eg Opel Corsa with manual transmission or similar)on Tenerife; return ferry between Tenerife (Los Cristianos) and La Gomera; return taxi transfers on La Gomera between port and hotels; shared transfer from Los Cristianos to Tenerife South.


    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Spa Villalba
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2019 £15
    Junior suite: 02 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £12
    Suite: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2019 £34
    Suite: 02 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £30
    La Quinta Roja
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 17 Dec 2019 £14
    Junior suite: 02 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £14
    Parador de La Gomera
    Superior with balcony/terrace & sea view: 01 Sep - 30 Apr 2020 £15

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Parador Cruz de Tejeda (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £105 £140
    01 Oct - 17 Dec 2019 £114 £152
    02 Jan - 06 Jan 2020 £124 £169
    07 Jan - 09 Apr 2020 £114 £152
    10 Apr - 15 Apr 2020 £124 £169
    16 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £114 £152
    Hotel Las Longueras (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £72 £98
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £78 £106
    01 Nov - 17 Dec 2019 £72 £98
    02 Jan - 03 Jan 2020 £85 £110
    04 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £75 £100
    01 Feb - 03 Apr 2020 £80 £105
    04 Apr - 12 Apr 2020 £85 £110
    13 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £75 £100
    Hotel Spa Villalba (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £84 £122
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £98 £136
    01 Nov - 17 Dec 2019 £115 £153
    02 Jan - 30 Apr 2020 £115 £153
    La Quinta Roja (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £78 £108
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £86 £116
    01 Nov - 17 Dec 2019 £76 £101
    02 Jan - 02 Jan 2020 £86 £116
    03 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £70 £95
    01 Feb - 12 Apr 2020 £78 £108
    13 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £70 £95
    Hotel Tamahuche (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 30 Apr 2020 £50 £70
    Parador de La Gomera (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Sep - 17 Dec 2019 £130 £180
    02 Jan - 06 Jan 2020 £140 £190
    07 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £130 £180
    01 Feb - 29 Feb 2020 £140 £190
    01 Mar - 31 Mar 2020 £125 £170
    01 Apr - 09 Apr 2020 £118 £160
    10 Apr - 15 Apr 2020 £140 £190
    16 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 £118 £160
    Las Palmas (return from Tenerife South)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Aberdeen TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Belfast Intl. Ryanair 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Belfast Intl. jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Birmingham jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Bournemouth Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Bristol easyJet,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Cardiff Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Doncaster Sheffield - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Doncaster Sheffield TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Nottingham East Midlands jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Edinburgh easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Edinburgh Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Exeter TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Glasgow jet2,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Glasgow Prestwick Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Leeds Bradford jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  Norwegian,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Gatwick British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria British Airways 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Heathrow British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ryanair,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Luton easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Stansted jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia - Manchester jet2 
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Manchester easyJet,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria easyJet,  jet2,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Return route Airline
    Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) - Newcastle easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - out via Las Palmas, home via Tenerife South

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    Las Palmas Hotel El Refugio (1h) included 1900
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to San Sebastián port (0h15 + 0h45 check in for ferry), ferry San Sebastián port to Los Cristianos port (0h50), taxi Los Cristianos port to Tenerife South airport (0h20) included 1100
What is included
  • 14 nights
  • 10 dinners
    4 picnics
    14 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • travel from/to airports, and transfers on Days 5 & 9
  • ferries between islands
  • 5 days' category C car hire on Tenerife

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    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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