Trip Type : Group Tour
Spectacular Spain tour
Barcelona Granada Spectacular Spain Trip

Spectacular Spain

Globus
By 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: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
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
8 days
From: $ 2,299 $ 287 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Barcelona : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
  • Barcelona-madrid : By high-speed AVE train
  • Madrid : Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
  • Granada : Guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambraand the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner at a local restaurant
  • MÁlaga : Orientation; enjoy a tapas tasting
  • Costa del sol : Farewell dinner
  • You’ll experience the best of Spain on this vacation that includes an overnight in Granada and two-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol
  • Spain is a country steeped in history, and on this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historical sites as well as its well-known museums and churches

Short Description

You’ll experience the best of Spain on this vacation that includes an overnight in Granada and two-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol. Spain is a country steeped in history, and on this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historical sites as well as its well-known museums and churches. Special tour highlights are the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. One of the most prestigious art museums in the world, the Prado houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting!

Enjoy an exciting ride on the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid. In Granada, a city with more than 1,000 years of recorded history, visit the Alhambra Complex. 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. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.

On this Spain tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, visit beautiful Málaga, and enjoy a traditional tapas tasting. Throughout your tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring each city to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and secrets. They may even teach you a few words of Spanish! Between the sights, museums, scenery, and experts, it's a Spectacular Spain vacation.

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
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
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 BARCELONA
End City COSTA DEL SOL

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Spain

Cities & Attractions

Barcelona Granada Madrid Malaga Seville Toledo

Activities

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

BARCELONA. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 3

BARCELONA–MADRID. Board the high-speed AVE-TRAIN and arrive in Madrid, capital of Spain since 1561. (B)

Day 4

MADRID. 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 España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Today's highlight is 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. An optional excursion to Toledo is available. (B)

Day 5

MADRID–GRANADA. Arrive in history-steeped Granada. See the sights with a Local Guide and visit its 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. This evening, [LF] dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 6

GRANADA–MÁLAGA–COSTA DEL SOL. Turn towards the sea, away from the mountains, and stop in beautiful Málaga. After your orientation, [LF] a traditional tapas TASTING at one of Málaga's lively restaurants awaits before arriving at your comfortable hotel on the Costa del Sol. (B)

Day 7

COSTA DEL SOL. A full day at leisure allows you to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. This evening, a farewell dinner at your hotel, is the proper way to say adios! (B,D)

Day 8

COSTA DEL SOL. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Málaga. (B)

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HCC St. Moritz

Hotel HCC St Moritz has a total of 91 rooms and offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect rest after a busy day in the city.


Barcelona
Spain
Carrer Diputacio 262

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
Spain
Paseo De Las Delicias 26

Gran Hotel Luna De Granada

This Contemporary 367-room hotel features a soaring atrium lobby with a fountain and palm trees and offers extensive leisure facilities including an indoor and an outdoor seasonal swimming pool,a spa, paddle tennis courts and sundeck. The restaurant serves traditional Granadan and Andalusian cuisine with modern influences and there is a stylish cafeteria and bar.


Granada
Spain
Plaza Manuel Cano, 2

Fuerte Estepona

This 210-room property enjoys a beachfront location in a quiet part of Estepona with Free Wi-Fi access throughout. On-site amenities include multiple seasonal outdoor swimming pools set in manicured grounds with grassy lawns and palm trees, a spa with whirlpool, sauna and fitness room as well as a buffet style restaurant and cosmopolitan bar.


Estepona
Spain
Arroyo Vaquero Playa Ctra. A-7 KM 150

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