Iberian Vacation 2017

Iberian Vacation 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour concentrates on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and you'll visit many of the area's historic sights, including the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada.If you're interested in religious sights, this tour is not to be missed. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, which attracts pilgrims from all over the world, Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal's success in its voyages around the world; the 13th-century cathedral and the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings; and more.There's a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to and from Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. You'll enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, where you'll admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. You'll also enjoy a lively Moroccan show. Plus a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls. These are just a few of the many highlights on this wonderful Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour—a vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1: Arrive in Madrid, Spain.
Time to rest or to start exploring the Spanish capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Madrid.
The capital of Spain 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 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 with its priceless art treasures. (B)

Day 3: Madrid-Segovia-Avila-Salamanca.
A day in beautiful Castile. Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Enjoy a walk through the walled town of Avila, where St. Theresa founded the Order of Carmelites. Arrive in Salamanca, and follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to beautiful PLAZA MAYOR. A highlight is [LF] your overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita, which once hosted Christopher Columbus, where a WINE TASTING and dinner await you. (B,D)

Day 4: Salamanca-Fatima, Portugal-Lisbon.
The majestic scenery of the Serra da Estrela mountain range forms the backdrop of your morning drive into Portugal. Before heading for Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY in Fatima. This evening, an optional dinner with Fado-style entertainment is the perfect introduction to Portugal's capital. (B)

Day 5: Lisbon.
Lisbon was the center of Europe's longest-lived overseas empire. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter's main squares and a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower, guarding the mouth of the Tagus, and the Monument to the Discoverers. Next, visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion is available to the royal palace of Queluz. (B)

Day 6: Lisbon-Azaruja-Seville, Spain.
On the way back to Spain, stop in Azaruja to visit [LF] a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used. Then, continue to the vibrant capital of Andalusia, Seville. (B,D)

Day 7: 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 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, and tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. (B)

Day 8: Seville-Tangier, Morocco.
Through the sunny sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras. Board your FERRY and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa. Continue to Tangier, jumping-off point for the Moorish conquest of Spain and home town of legendary medieval traveler Ibn Batuta. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a [LF] spectacular panoramic drive to CAP SPARTEL. Marvel at the views and quench your thirst Bedouin-style with a glass of hot mint tea, accompanied by local biscuits. This evening, [LF] enjoy a lively Moroccan show after dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 9: Tangier-Costa Del Sol, Spain.
Visit Tangier's exciting and colorful GRAND SOCCO square and explore the narrow streets of the kasbah. Return by FERRY across the Strait and back in Spain, drive to your hotel in Torremolinos on the elegant Costa del Sol. (B)

Day 10: At Leisure on the Costa Del Sol.
Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse through the trendy boutiques. (B)

Day 11: Costa Del Sol-Granada.
Into the mountains to history-steeped Granada. A guided walking tour features its main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. 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 admire the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. This evening, a special dinner with wine and local specialties has been prepared for you at one of Granada's fine restaurants. (B,D)

Day 12: Granada-Toledo-Madrid.
The olive and orange groves of the rolling Andalusian hills and, later, the more barren landscapes of Don Quixote's La Mancha unfold before your eyes on the way north to Toledo, spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River. Your walking tour with a Local Guide features the Moorish bridge and visits to an early SYNAGOGUE, the 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco's most famous paintings. Time to visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 13: Madrid
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

NOTE:

  • If you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
MADRID
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

SEGOVIA
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

AVILA
Visit the walled town

SALAMANCA
Orientation walk; [LF] wine tasting, dinner, and overnight stay at Hacienda Zorita

FATIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

LISBON
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery

AZARUJA
[LF] Visit a cork factory

SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

ALGECIRAS-TANGIER
By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar

TANGIER
[LF] panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, enjoy mint tea and biscuits; [LF] Moroccon show; guided sightseeing, visit Grand Socco square

GRANADA
Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurant

TOLEDO
Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco's masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid and a special dinner in Granada


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; ferry. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Madrid: Gran Hotel Conde Duque
Since 1953, the hotel stands up in the peaceful and landscaped square of Plaza Conde Valle de Suchil, near museum & Royal Palace.
Address:
P.Conde Val. De Suchil 5
Madrid , Spain
Salamanca: Hacienda Zorita Wine and Spa
Welcome to Hacienda Zorita! If you are a foodie, a wine lover, a traveler in pursuit of adventure & discovery or simply love life's understated luxuries you have come to the right place. Luscious outdoors with tucked away corners and secluded pools are what you have to look forward to. The waters of the River Tormes, a tributary of the Duero, flow under the La Casa Grande building. Inside you'll find the farm-to-table restaurant, a wine & dine bar, the Gastro by Michelin-starred chef Victor Gutiérrez, the lounge with its film & fine food menu as well as the relaxing wine - spa.
Address:
Ctra. Ledesma Km 12
Salamanca-Valverdon , Spain
Lisbon: Real Palacio Hotel
Set at the heart of Lisbon, opened May 2003, is the Real Palácio Hotel, a Hotel that combines charm and sophistication with the comfort of a 5-star Hotel.
Address:
Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115
Lisbon , Portugal
Seville: 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.
Address:
Doctor Pedro De Castro 1
Sevilla , Spain
Tangier: El Minzah Hotel
Traditional Moorish Hotel situated in heart of town, overlooking Straits of Gibraltar.
Address:
85, Rue De La Liberte
Tangier , Morocco
Costa del Sol: Melia Costa Del Sol
Contemporary Hotel comprising twin 9-story buildings set on El Bajondillo Beach.
Address:
Playa De Bajondillo
Torremolinos-Malaga , Spain
Granada: Hotel Saray
Moorish touches, rooms with Nazari styled decor, restaurant and gardens; set in town center next to the Congress Hall.
Address:
Paseo Tierno Galvan 4
Granada , Spain

Prices based on double room occupancy.

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$621

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$60

Extra nights per person in Madrid:
in single room $118-$150, in twin $67-$82, in triple $59-$76

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Ratings based off 57 reviews . Currently showing 4 reviews with comments only.
By Efren S on Oct 01, 2013

Of all the hotels on this trip, Hotel Agumar was the worst in quality. It didn't match the price point of the package and other people in the group agreed. The best one was the Melia Torremolinos. It was the best combo of quality and location. My suggestion too is to include more in the base package and less on the optional to make it more valuable for more of the people.

By Margaret I on May 28, 2011

Our tour through Globus to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco was a very good tour, and our tour director, was one of the best directors we have had on a tour. She is experienced, knowledgable, and well organized, as well as pleasant and personable. Thanks for helping us have a wonderful experience.

By Thomas M on Mar 20, 2010

This was the first trip we ever made with Globus. It was a wonderful experience and we were delighted in seeing the countries we visited. Our tour guide has an excellent background in the history and geopgraphical areas, and has an engaging personality. She was most helpful in every way. One suggestion I would make: This was a very energetic tour with lots of walking and upstairs climbing. Perhaps this should be emphasised in your literature so that senior citizens, or persons with some physical diabilities would be aware of the obligations involved.


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