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THE BEST OF SPAIN - 2017

Tour Code - ZV 9 days - MADRID to BARCELONA $2059 USD

From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to it sunny climate and unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Guided sightseeing or a guided walking tour in each city presents you with Spain's must-see attractions.

History buffs will be delighted by visits to Cordoba’s 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century, and Seville’s Alcazar, a royal palace founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress. In Granada, visit the Alhambra Complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, the oldest decorative garden in the Western World. During your guided walking tour in Valencia, Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive!

If you’re interested in art and architecture, you’ll be thrilled by the visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting. In Barcelona, visit the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece of architect Gaudi. But that’s not all…food must be a part of any Spain tour, and Globus has arranged fun treats for you. A special paella dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant in Valencia, and you’ll enjoy Sangria, a popular Spanish drink, in Barcelona. These are just a few of the experiences and sights included on this tour.

From the historical sights and beautiful art and architecture to the tasty treats and special experiences, this Best of Spain tour is sure to leave you with plenty of memories to share with loved ones back home. So pack your camera and get ready for a marvelous vacation.


  LOCAL FAVOURITES

Visit the Plaza de Espana in Seville
Enjoy a paella dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Valencia
Sangria and special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant 

Standard Features

Destinations

  • MADRID
    Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum.
  • CORDOBA
    Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs.
  • SEVILLE
    Visit the Plaza de Espana; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter.
  • GRANADA
    Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife.
  • VALENCIA
    Guided walking tour; taste a Horchata drink; paella dinner at a local restaurant.
  • BARCELONA
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuic Hill; enjoy a Sangria and special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
4 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Madrid, a special paella dinner in Valencia, and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.
    Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

  2. MADRID.
    The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Espana with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available. (B)

  3. MADRID-CORDOBA-SEVILLE.
    Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the medieval Jewish quarter. Tour the magnificent 8th-century MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Then, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia. (B,D)

  4. SEVILLE.
    Start with a visit to magnificent PLAZA DE ESPANA, used in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Meet your Local Guide, and hear about the city's role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. (B)

  5. SEVILLE-GRANADA.
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada's main attraction: the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of "lace in stone" surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also amble through the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. (B)

  6. GRANADA-VALENCIA.
    Cross Mora Pass and pass troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your guided walking tour, Valencia's Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive. Sample a traditional Horchata drink, and tonight, a special paella dinner with wine has been prepared for you at La Marcelina restaurant. (B,D)

  7. VALENCIA-BARCELONA.
    Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to Barcelona, Spain's second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992. (B)

  8. BARCELONA.
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi's masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, enjoy Sangria and a special farewell dinner with wine at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your travelling companions. (B,D)

  9. BARCELONA.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
28 Oct 2017 05 Nov 2017 $2059 USD $2511 USD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE MADRID 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $132 USD $73 USD $71 USD
PRE MADRID 06 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $132 USD $73 USD $69 USD
PRE MADRID 05 Oct 2017 05 Oct 2017 $197 USD $106 USD $93 USD
PRE MADRID 08 Sep 2017 04 Oct 2017 $132 USD $73 USD $69 USD
POST BARCELONA 30 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 $198 USD $113 USD $94 USD
POST BARCELONA 02 Nov 2017 29 Dec 2017 $160 USD $92 USD $82 USD
POST BARCELONA 28 Oct 2017 01 Nov 2017 $263 USD $161 USD $149 USD
POST BARCELONA 24 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017 $263 USD $161 USD $149 USD
POST BARCELONA 22 Oct 2017 23 Oct 2017 $240 USD $138 USD $116 USD
POST BARCELONA 17 Oct 2017 21 Oct 2017 $198 USD $113 USD $94 USD
POST BARCELONA 15 Oct 2017 16 Oct 2017 $240 USD $138 USD $116 USD
POST BARCELONA 10 Oct 2017 14 Oct 2017 $198 USD $113 USD $94 USD
POST BARCELONA 08 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017 $240 USD $138 USD $116 USD
POST BARCELONA 03 Oct 2017 07 Oct 2017 $198 USD $113 USD $94 USD
POST BARCELONA 01 Oct 2017 02 Oct 2017 $240 USD $138 USD $116 USD
POST BARCELONA 26 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2017 $198 USD $113 USD $94 USD
POST BARCELONA 24 Sep 2017 25 Sep 2017 $240 USD $138 USD $116 USD
POST BARCELONA 10 Sep 2017 11 Sep 2017 $240 USD $138 USD $116 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $81 USD

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