Saga cruise ship due in Southampton – days after it was turned away from Gibraltar due to norovirus

Saga cruise ship with 89 passengers suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and fever is due to dock in Southampton – days after it was turned away from Gibraltar The ship, Spirit of Discovery, is due back in the UK on Wednesday morning  The vessel, which had been sailing around Italy, had been due to stop in … Read more

The photographs by Eleonora Costi that show Lanzarote in all its otherworldly beauty

Red dunes, a green lagoon and vineyards in black volcanic soil: The incredible images that show Lanzarote in all its otherworldly beauty Photos showcase the island’s varied topography, from black beaches and azure waters to epic volcanic zones They were taken by photographer Eleonora Costi, who described it as ‘unlike anywhere else on the planet’   … Read more

Spain’s Flamenco secret: Discovering the Seville bar named after the city’s most notable dancer

Olé! It’s Spain’s Flamenco secret: Discovering the tiny Seville bar named after one of the city’s most notable dancers Casa Anselma is deep in the heart of the working-class neighbourhood of Triana It is named after the proprietor who was once a well-known flamenco dancer  Rows of chairs are in front of the dancefloor, with … Read more

Researcher stumbles upon mysterious 5,000-year-old paintings depicting arrows and human-like figures

A collection of 5,000-year-old cave paintings depicting various figures and symbols has been discovered in Spain. The drawings were discovered in the rocky area of ​​San Juan, near the town of Albuquerque in the province of Badajoz in western Spain. They are around 4 inches in length and include some anthropomorphic figures, as well as … Read more

They’re the palaces transformed into stunning Spanish hotels. Here’s our guide to parador paradise  

A trip to Spain doesn’t have to mean staying in a high-rise hotel on the Costas.  A string of former royal palaces, castles, manor houses, monasteries and convents have been turned into government-owned paradors and they are the perfect places to experience authentic Spanish culture.  Here are ten of the best to suit every budget. … Read more

The holiday guru has advice on train trips in India and solo package holidays to San Sebastian

Are there any ‘excellent’ train trips around India and what’s the best package tour to San Sebastian for a solo traveller? The holiday guru solves tourism queries By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:24 BST, 2 August 2019 | Updated: 08:14 BST, 6 August 2019 The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions. … Read more

Brits rate holiday spots for value, with Spain, Greece and Bulgaria coming top, Dubai bottom

Brits rate holiday spots around the world for value, with Spain, Greece and Bulgaria coming top and Dubai at the bottom of the ranking In a survey, 87% of UK holidaymakers voted for Spain as being good value Greece and Bulgaria came joint second on the value front, with a score of 85% The city … Read more