Common Tour Lengths
Senior tours to Spain tend to range an average of 9 to 15 days. Since Spain in such a large country, a shorter tour means you’ll only have time to visit 1 or 2 regions, while longer ones will allow to see various parts of the country. Each region differs from one another as well, so if you have the time, it’s definitely worth seeing all the various parts of Spain.
Handicap and Wheelchair Accessibility in Airports in Spain
Airports in Spain are not the most well-equipped for seniors. For starters, shuttle carts are uncommon in Spanish airports and airport terminals are very spaced out. So make sure you give yourself extra time to walk.
There is wheelchair service available, but don’t depend on it being available a minute’s notice because there is usually more demand than staff availability. It’s best to make sure that you are confirmed for wheelchair service when booking your flight. If you are in need of wheelchair assistance, you’ll need to wait for everyone else on the plane to exit first, which leads to the next point...
If you are changing planes in any of the major Spanish airports like Madrid or Barcelona, give yourself a lot of time to do so. Anything under two hours may not be enough time to transfer flights. Not to mention the additional 20-30 minutes you’ll need to wait if you need the wheelchair service.
The check-in counters tend to have very little seating, but if you get to the security section you will find yellow seats that are designated for the handicapped.
Handicap and Wheelchair Accessibility in Train Stations in Spain
There is no wheelchair service provided at train stations in Spain. If there is no one around to help, Aside from some commuter trains, you’ll probably have to go up two or three steps to get on the coach or high speed trains. Some trains might be double deckers, where you’ll have to climb up stairs to get to the second floor. Make sure you hold onto the railing while going up the stairs, as the train might suddenly start moving.