My husband and I always rely on you guys each year we plan a trip. Long story short - my husband's company pays for us to take a 4 week trip to a country(ies) we have never spent more than 48 hours in, in order to "broaden" his horizons. We have been to England, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, and Scotland (only 48 hours).
Our favorite city would be London, but our favorite country would probably be Italy. We love history, architecture, cobblestones, walled towns (Rothenburg), medieval remnants, roman ruins, hidden gem restaurants, some hiking (ex. Cinque Terre), military history & museums (loved House of Terror in Budapest & exploring bunkers in Germany and Austria), little bit of local shopping, historical walking tours, beautiful scenery (Sorrento & Hallstatt). We are not "club" or "bar" people. We also aren't wine lovers. We are more likely to get to bed by 10. We also don't like seafood (weird I know). In the evenings we love taking strolls through charming towns. We don't tend to like "modern" architecture and/or art.
With that background, we are now picking a location for a trip next summer (we have to put in a request in advance). We are choosing between Ireland & Spain. (Saving a Croatia trip for the future).
Our question is to those of you who have visited Spain - does it sound like it would be ideal for us? We are a bit concerned that the nightlife/seafood/late hours might not work for us. I do realize that there are other options in terms of food/activities, but if anyone reads this and has a strong feeling either way, we appreciate the advice! I know there is wonderful history in Spain and beauty.
If anyone out there has been to both Spain & Ireland - which do you think sounds best for this upcoming trip? We plan on seeing both in our lifetimes, but we try to take it one dream trip at a time :) p.s. I don't know if it matters, but we are both physically able bodied and in our 30's.