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Spanish Fiesta tour
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Spanish Fiesta

Globus
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
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Highlights

  • Madrid : Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Segovia : Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct
  • Ribera del duero : Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega Portia
  • Burgos : Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria
  • Bilbao : Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
  • San sebastian: Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”
  • Pamplona : Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurant
  • Saragossa : Visit Plaza del Pilar
  • Barcelona : Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
  • Valencia : Guided sightseeing; enjoy a traditional Horchata drink
  • Granada : Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife
  • Costa del sol: Excursion to Málaga
  • Rock of gibraltar: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves
  • Seville : Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
  • Cordoba: Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
  • This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain
  • You’ll visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville

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This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. You’ll visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. You’ll have time to relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques. You’ll also visit the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.

On this Spain tour, history fans will enjoy visiting the magnificent Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures; the 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century; and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. The Alhambra was a palace, citadel, and fortress for the Nasrid sultans and their servants, elite soldiers, and high officials from the 13th to 14th centuries. Fans of art and architecture will delight in seeing the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of the world’s finest art museums; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an amazing feat of construction without any flat surfaces; and the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona.

Globus has also arranged special experiences for you on this Spain tour. For example, enjoy wine tasting accompanied by tapas in Ribera del Duero. A special treat is a walk along the street where the famous "running of the bulls" takes place, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at a local restaurant in Pamplona. And in Seville enjoy an exclusive visit to the Real Maestranza (royal) bull ring.

History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, and more—what else could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN MADRID
End City MADRID

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

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Spain

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Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

MADRID. The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España 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, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to Toledo can be arranged. (B)

Day 3

MADRID–SEGOVIA–RIBERA DEL DUERO–BURGOS–VITORIA. Head into beautiful Castile, the “Province of the Castles.” Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Next, head to Ribera del Duero for a [LF] WINE TASTING accompanied by tapas at Bodegas Portia, designed by world-famous architect Norman Foster. In Burgos, see the magnificent limestone Cathedral of Santa Maria, where the legendary El Cid Castile’s greatest hero, who lived in the 11th-century, is buried. Afternoon arrival in Vitoria, capital of the Basque Autonomous Community, and explore the delightful historic center at your own pace. (B,D)

Day 4

VITORIA–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA. In Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, join your Local Guide for a visit to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, an amazing feat of construction created by architect Frank O. Gehry. Next is lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast,” before arriving in Pamplona at the foot of the Pyrenees. Here, a special treat awaits: [LF] walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja WINE TASTING and dinner at Basaburua restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5

PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA. In Saragossa, visit PLAZA DEL PILAR, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Arrive in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1992. (B)

Day 6

BARCELONA. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlight is a visit to spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. To enhance your stay, choose from our optional excursions to Montserrat and to a Catalonian restaurant to try out local dishes. (B)

Day 7

BARCELONA–VALENCIA. Continue along the coast to Valencia, once a royal capital. Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive during your guided sightseeing, featuring the Town Hall, La Lonja (the 15-century Silk Exchange), the bull ring, the massive gateway towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts & Science Complex, designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. End your tour in the center at La Seo Cathedral and then, visit [LF] one of Valencia’s oldest Horchaterias, where you will be served a traditional Horchata drink. (B,D)

Day 8

VALENCIA–GRANADA. Take a scenic drive toward the mountains past troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Guadix and Purullena. Cross Mora Pass and arrive in Granada, where dinner has been prepared at one of Granada’s fine restaurants, the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. (B,D)

Day 9

GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOL. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains. Also amble through the exotic WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE. Then, take a short drive to your hotel at the Costa del Sol. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the charming Pueblo Blanco village of Mijas. (B)

Day 10

COSTA DEL SOL. EXCURSION TO MÁLAGA. The morning is dedicated to beautiful Málaga, birthplace of Picasso. Join your Local Guide on a walking tour through the OLD CITY. Enjoy free time for shopping and maybe a visit to the Picasso Museum. (B)

Day 11

COSTA DEL SOL–GIBRALTAR–SEVILLE. Drive to the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, in British hands since 1704. Hear about its turbulent history from your Local Guide, see the Moorish Castle, and visit ST. MICHAEL’S CAVES and the colony of Barbary apes. Drive through the sunny sherry wine region on the Costa de la Luz to vibrant, festive Seville, where [LF] an exclusive visit has been included to the famous Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal BULL RING. (B,D)

Day 12

SEVILLE. During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, 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 was once 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)

Day 13

SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID. Travel through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba. Guided walking tour of Cordoba includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Return to Madrid and enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 14

MADRID. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Accomodations



Catalonia Atocha

Catalonia Atocha Hotel is located in the center of Madrid, near Paseo del Prado and Atocha Railway Station, and only a short distance from the main museums and tourist attractions of the capital. The hotel was inaugurated in 2011 and has a fantastic solarium and terrace with heated seasonal Jacuzzi and wonderful views of the city.


Madrid
Spain
Calle Atocha 81

Melia Madrid Serrano

A trendy 356 room property located in the prestigious Salamanca district with a large breakfast restaurant , a stylish lounge bar and roof terrace offering city views. The hotel also has a fully equipped gym, a sauna and hydromassage.


Madrid
Spain
Calle De Claudio Coello, 139

NH Canciller Ayala

Modern hotel with meeting rooms, bar-cafeteria and restaurant; in a park and garden setting, overlooking the Cathedral.


Vitoria
Spain
Ramon Y Cajal, 5

Nh Iruna Park

High-rise Hotel situated in city center, within walking distance from Historic Center & university campus.


Pamplona
Spain
Arcadio Maria Larraona 1

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

A large modern 338 room property, located within easy access to many of the city's major sights and attractions. Facilities include a choice of two restaurants a gym and a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace with panoramic city views.


Barcelona
Spain
Plaza De Espana 6-8

NH Center

The stylishly decorated NH Center hotel offers 192 spacious, modern rooms, including rooms specially designed with handicapped accessibility.


Valencia
Spain
Ricardo Mico' 1

Granada Center

This classic 169-room hotel is located a short walk away from the historical city center and has a Cafe-restaurant, a lounge bar and a fitness center. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.


Granada
Spain
Avda. Fuentenueva S/N

Melia Costa Del Sol

A contemporary 9-story hotel right on the oceanfront promenade opposite the popular El Bajondillo Beach. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, the Thalasso spa with saltwater relax pool, sauna and steam bath can also be enjoyed (an additional fee is payable locally for the spa). A mix of Mediterranean and international specialities are offered at both the buffet and à la carte restaurants, there is also a Central bar serving a wide variety of drinks all day and complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.


Torremolinos-Malaga
Spain
Playa De Bajondillo

Melia Sevilla

Located in the heart of Seville opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa, this contemporary 365 room property boasts a stunning seasonal outdoor pool with large sun terrace overlooking Plaza España, a spa and fitness area. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout, unique rice dishes are served in the designer Mediterranean restaurant and cocktails and snacks can be enjoyed in the sophisticated lounge bar or at the outdoor poolside bar.


Sevilla
Spain
Doctor Pedro De Castro 1

AC Carlton Madrid

A 122-room urban property located in the heart of Madrid, near the Retiro Park and the Botanic Gardens offering a fitness room and a café-restaurant which serves a breakfast buffet and tempting Spanish food throughout the day. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in public areas; access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally).


Madrid
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Paseo De Las Delicias 26

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