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
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
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
While travel planning has largely gone digital, it can still be time-consuming and often stressful.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Escapes destination experts will work within your budget. What’s more,
they can balance your itinerary so that you invest in what you truly
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.
history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty invite travellers to craft
their own narratives, away from the well-worn tourist paths and famous
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.
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.
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.
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.
in Monaco are synonymous with luxury, culture, and sophistication - with
Iberian Escapes, they can be a window to another world.
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.
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.
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.
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.