Tailor-Made Holidays With Iberian Escapes

The world is filled with breathtaking destinations, but the way we travel has evolved. Holidays and experiences tailor-made down to the last detail create unforgettable memories and fulfil your wildest dreams.

What is a tailor-made holiday?

As the name suggests, tailor-made holidays come in all shapes and sizes. They are for families and singles, honeymooners and business teams. The one thing they have in common is a high level of personalisation and connection with authentic experiences.

As a premier inbound travel agency, Iberian Escapes has been offering its clients outstanding travel experiences for the past two decades. We have organised weddings for hundreds in Lisbon, intimate wine journeys in La Rioja, gourmet team events and private air travel all over the Iberian Peninsula and beyond.

We are thrilled to take our wealth of experience and passion for travel a step further by offering 360-degree, tailor-made holidays, not just in Portugal and Spain, but also in France, Monaco, Morocco, Andorra and the African paradise of São Tome & Principe.

How tailor-made travel works

What is your ultimate holiday? Do you dream of waking up to a view of the Eiffel Tower? Is your idea of the perfect meal prepared by a Michelin chef in Madrid or a Bedouin cook in a caravan in the Sahara? Do you prefer to travel by chauffeur or private jet, or would you enjoy skipping across France and Spain in a super sleek fast train?

Welcome to the world of bespoke travel, or tailor-made holidays crafted with precision by travel designers and destination specialists.

Iberian Escapes travel experts work closely with you to design the trip of a lifetime. We start with your ideas and your budget, then present a range of options, for hotels, restaurants, guides, experiences and transport…nothing is left to chance.

We call you for an initial consultation, then revise, tweak, research and edit the itinerary until it's perfectly in harmony with your dream holiday. Once all this is approved by you, we then go ahead and make all the bookings and arrangements, from hotel reservations, to train tickets, private drivers and restaurant table reservations…and make sure that everyone knows in advance of any special requests.

Once you are on the road we provide concierge services at no extra charge, meaning that we are on hand 24/7 to deal with unexpected changes, whims and fancies and anything else you encounter on your dream holiday.

Let's have a deeper look at the advantages of tailor-made travel…

In Depth Expertise and Insights

Iberian Escapes travel designers are the ultimate destination experts. It is their job to keep ahead of the trends, the hot new hotels, bars and restaurants, the best galleries and museums, and how to secure tickets for those ‘sold out’ venues. Their travel intelligence goes way beyond the guidebooks, and what they don’t know, they will soon source from their personal network of contacts.

They will work closely with you to understand your interests and travel goals, and that unique travel wish you have been harbouring for years.

For example, if you love wine, the travel designer may be able to offer you a private wine tasting in one of Spain’s best vineyards. For architecture buffs, how about having one of Gaudí’s landmarks in Barcelona all to yourself, before it opens to the public?

But exclusivity is not the only thing. Travel designers have a vast knowledge of authentic, local experiences too, be it the most genuine tapas bar, off-the-radar hotels and guesthouses, and that secret Parisian speakeasy only natives know about.

Embracing Community and Culture

Connection to a culture and community is one of the joys of travel. Iberian Escapes travel designers possess a little black book that goes deep into the heart and culture of the destinations they specialise in.

Working mostly with small providers and boutique services, they have a network of connections in the travel industry that are often not available through traditional travel agencies.

Such tailored experiences allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with experts, and gain a deeper understanding of the destinations you visit. This level of access is the holy grail for those who seek authenticity and a deeper connection with the places they explore.

Time and stress management

While travel planning has largely gone digital, it can still be time-consuming and often stressful.

Coordinating flights, accommodations, transportation, and activities can quickly become overwhelming, especially when dealing with multiple destinations or complex itineraries. Travel designers take the burden of planning off your shoulders, ensuring that all logistics are well-organised in advance and executed seamlessly.

By entrusting your travel logistics to an Iberian Escapes travel specialist, you have more time to focus on what truly matters – enjoying your holiday. The stress of managing bookings, navigating foreign transportation systems, and solving unexpected problems is greatly reduced, allowing you to relax and make the most of your precious time away.

Flexibility is the new travel mantra

In today’s fast-paced world, plans can change at the drop of a hat. For most of us, work and family commitments come first, meaning that we often have to adjust our travel and holiday plans accordingly.

When we book a regular holiday either online or through a traditional travel agency, it’s not always possible to make last-minute changes, such as switching flights or changing hotel bookings. A tailor-made holiday is different - like a haute couture dressmaker, the designer will adjust and alter until you end up with the perfect ‘fit’ - even at the final hour.

This level of flexibility is particularly valuable for groups and families travelling together, or business teams who may be travelling from different countries. Last-minute delays and cancellations can easily upset a well-laid itinerary. Our travel designers will seek out the best solution and make sure everyone can continue their holiday just as they had planned.

Embracing sustainable and responsible tourism

Sustainable and responsible tourism is one of the biggest challenges facing the travel industry today. The impact of mass tourism on European cities, massive hotels that blight our coastlines, unethical labour practices and other issues lead many travellers to question how they travel and what effect they have on local communities and the environment.

An experienced travel designer will by nature connect you to services and professionals that are outside the major chains and big operators. For those who wish to reduce their footprint even further, they can book experiences from operators that are run by local associations or in some way committed to ‘giving back.’

These days, there are many ways to embrace slow and sustainable tourism without forgoing comfort and luxury. Some examples of this type of conscious tourism would be booking a walking tour with a service in Barcelona that employs ex-homeless people trained up to be tour guides, sleeping in a beautiful eco-lodge in Sao Tome & Principe, or travelling in electric cars or trains between destinations.

Cost-Effective travel planning

While most people think that this level of personalisation and expertise comes at a high price, working with a travel designer is more cost-effective than you think.

Iberian Escapes destination experts will work within your budget. What’s more, they can balance your itinerary so that you invest in what you truly love.

Perhaps fine dining is more important to you than a luxurious hotel? In that case, the travel specialist will book you a table at a Michelin restaurant, and seek out a great value boutique guest house to lay your head after the meal. Or maybe you would prefer to splurge in chauffeur-driven transport or even private jet hire? Iberian Escapes can arrange that too!

As you can see, the reasons for booking a tailor-made holiday with a destination specialist are numerous and diverse, from the personalization and customization of itineraries to access to exclusive experiences and peace of mind.

Discover the fabulous destinations offered by Iberian Escapes tailor-made holiday services…

Ole Spain! A feast for the senses

Spain is a rare jewel - a place where the past and the present, history and modernity dance in harmony under the southern sun. Perhaps no other country in Europe is so regionally diverse, from the majestic, mountainous northern lands to the sun-kissed Mediterranean islands; the whitewashed pueblos of Andalusia and the cultural powerhouses of Barcelona and Madrid.

Start your Spanish journey with Iberian Escapes destination experts and we will unlock the secrets of fascinating Spain. Whether your dream is to party till dawn on the island of Ibiza, view the famous royal collections of Madrid’s Prado Museum, or be enthralled by La Alhambra - the mythical Moorish palace of 1001 Nights, we can design your dream Spanish holiday.

Portugal. A uniquely nuanced adventure.

Portugal's rich history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty invite travellers to craft their own narratives, away from the well-worn tourist paths and famous landmarks.

From exploring the Douro Valley's wine regions and the Azores islands to meandering through the historic streets of Lisbon and seeking out the seductive lilt of fados, Iberian Escapes tailor-made holidays in Portugal cater to your private passions. We are based in Portugal and know all its secrets; the most charming Algarve villages, the best boutique hotels in Porto, the luxurious eco-lodges and rural retreats in the country’s verdant interior and of course the most authentic restaurants to try local dishes.

Let us guide you off the beaten track and discover a new side of Portugal.

Bonjour France!

France is a country of boundless elegance, luxury and culinary and cultural excellence. Yet many of its secrets remain locked for the traveller. Iberian Escapes can show you the real France with a bespoke holiday that will fulfil your wildest dreams.

Say Bonjour to Paris sipping champagne from the balcony of a stunning apartment with an Eiffel Tower view, before discovering the city’s emblematic arrondissements equipped with a personalised list of best shops and bistros. Nip down to the Cote d’ Azur to soak up the glamour of the French Med, or discover the vineyards of Bordeaux from your private châteaux. From hiring your private barge for a river cruise to touring the perfume ateliers of Provence, there are enough magical experiences in France to fill a lifetime.

Experience France in the best possible way, with a tailor-made holiday from Iberian Escapes.

Remarkable Monaco

Nestled along the French Riviera, the Principality of Monaco is an emblematic holiday destination that blends luxury with natural beauty. Renowned for its glittering casinos, super yachts and marinas and French grandeur, it holds some lesser-known surprises in the beautiful hills that surround its stunning bay.

A tailor-made holiday in Monaco by Iberian Escapes unlocks this fascinating destination from the Belle Époque grandeur of Montecarlo to the secret gems of Le Rocher. We can source premium private accommodations with panoramic Mediterranean views and organise yacht hire with full catering. Leave it to us to make reservations at Monaco’s top tables, or design a private tour of local markets and antique shops.

Vacations in Monaco are synonymous with luxury, culture, and sophistication - with Iberian Escapes, they can be a window to another world.

On top of the world in Andorra

The gateway to the Pyrenees, the Principality of Andorra is an unsung hero that has much to offer - whatever the season. In winter, of course, it is a popular ski destination with world-class facilities for skiers and snowboarders. But any time of the year is perfect to visit its majestic mountaintops and ancient villages or hike the paths that weave through this incredible mountain range.

Straddling both France and Spain, Andorra has a unique culture that begs to be discovered. Luxury boutiques and artisanal shops offer unique shopping experiences, showcasing a fusion of Catalan and French influences. For art and history enthusiasts the region’s early mediaeval art and architecture, much of it UNESCO classified, is extraordinary. Situated within close proximity to Barcelona, you can combine your holiday in Andorra with few enthralling days in the Catalan capital.

Speak to Iberian Escapes about a tailor-made holiday in Andorra.

A deep dive into Morocco

Morocco is a mythical county of desert dunes and caravanserai, bustling medinas and majestic mountains. In its royal cities, mystique converges with contemporary luxury while the sweeping Sahara offers once-in-a-lifetime moments for the adventurous traveller.

Moroccan hospitality is legendary, yet unlocking authentic experiences requires expertise. Iberian Escapes Morocco destination experts know the best the country has to offer. From the most luxurious riads in Marrakech and Fez to majestic kasbahs high in the Atlas Mountains, your accommodations in Morocco will be out of this world. We can also organise cultural immersion experiences to discover the country's architectural marvels, ancient artwork and most skilled artisans, and introduce you to the finest chefs for gourmet dining under the desert stars.

Let Iberian Escapes guide you to unforgettable experiences in this fascinating land.

São Tomé & Príncipe. The Jewel of Africa

Located in the Gulf of Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe are the hidden jewels of Africa - two volcanic islands that offer a secluded oasis for the intrepid travellers. With dense rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and pristine beaches, this untouched paradise is perfect for those who appreciate the values of ecotourism and biodiversity.
Private bungalows and boutique ecolodges and resorts in São Tomé and Príncipe act as the back door to the archipelago's pristine wilderness. And in the villages and townships of the islands, you will find colourful markets and fascinating landmarks from its colonial past.

The journey starts here

Our travel specialists have a wealth of experience, knowledge and secrets they are eager to share with you.

The journey starts here. Tell us your travel dreams, and we will do the rest.

Contact Iberian Escapes to find out more about our tailor-made holidays and bespoke travel experiences!

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