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This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. Visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. Relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques, 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 a 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 famous Real Maestranza (royal) bull ring.History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, wine and more—what else could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?
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 eight 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.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi / 460 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi / 270 km (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 1992 Olympic Games.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km (B)
Day 6: BARCELONA.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. A highlight is a visit to spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudí’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. 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 15th-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.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 336 mi / 540 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 103 mi / 165 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 22 mi / 35 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 360 mi / 580 km (B,D)
Day 14: MADRID.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- 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.
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.
- Day 9 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.
- July 13 Departure San Fermin Feria
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct
RIBERA DEL DUERO
[LF] Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega Portia
Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria
Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”
[LF] Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurant
Visit Plaza del Pilar
Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
Guided sightseeing; [LF] enjoy a traditional Horchata drink
Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife
COSTA DEL SOL
Guided walking tour of Málaga's Old City
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves
[LF] Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the CaliphsMotorcoach.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Pamplona and Granada
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
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Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
Calle Atocha 81
Madrid , Spain
Calle De Claudio Coello, 139
Madrid , Spain
Ramon Y Cajal, 5
Vitoria , Spain
Arcadio Maria Larraona 1
Pamplona , Spain
Plaza De Espana 6-8
Barcelona , Spain
Ricardo Mico' 1
Valencia , Spain
Avda. Fuentenueva S/N
Granada , Spain
Playa De Bajondillo
Torremolinos-Malaga , Spain
Doctor Pedro De Castro 1
Sevilla , Spain
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Our tour director Monica was excellent. She made our t our enjoyable and educational, she gave lots of information of the places we visited. She managed the trip very well, she was always ready to help and she took good care of us.
The trip over exceeded our expectations.
My wife and I had a totally enjoyable time on this Globus tour. Our tour director Boris was great - knowledgeable, funny, caring, kept us on track. Our driver Felix was the best. Loved touring the entire country of Spain, plus spending a few hours in Gibraltar. Have no complaints; it was a great tour.
If we had my way, we would change the itinerary to the following: 1. Spend more time (maybe overnight) in San Sebastian, and not in Vitoria. San Sebastian was wonderful! 2. Spend less or no time in Bilbao, especially the Guggenheim Museum. We (and most of the tour attendees) did not care about it that much. 3. Spend more time in Pamplona (maybe 2 nights). Pamplona was great. 4. Much was not seen in Zaragoza. If there is more to see in Zaragoza, then it should be added. Otherwise the stop was not worth it. 5. The visit of the Casa de Pilatos in Sevilla was not worth it. We all would have rather seen The Royal Alcazar of Sevilla . Plus the local tour guide was not that great. I know it may be difficult to make such changes for many reasons (cost, travel distances, etc.), but we think that the itinerary needs to be refreshed. Also, while the hotels were nice, many lacked the basics (properly working Air Conditioning, not enough electrical outlets, etc.) even though they were pretty luxurious. We understand that in general the hotels are not the same as in North America, but they need to focus on getting the basics working, then worry about the luxury stuff. The hotel in Barcelona was the worst. Best were the hotels in Madrid and Costa del Sol (Torremolinos).
This was a great trip
Wonderful trip, saw and did so much. All went so very well and we met some wonderful people. Already thinking of a Greek Tour
The trip was really good. The places we visited were good, hotels good but the tour director didn't tell us much about what we were seeing.He talked a lot about himself and the trips he has taken. Told us a lot of history but we were there to see what was there and he didn't do a good job of relaying that information.
I have been in many tours and this is my first one with Globus. It was excellent. The Tour Director, Monica was simply exceptional. Her knowledge, her concerns for every single passenger, her customer service can only be described with one word...EXCELLENCE. The same can be said for the driver, Leandro. Very professional and always making sure that we felt comfortable during our tour.
Enjoyed the trip, although at times it was a bit too hurried when local guides were used. Will book a more leisurely tour next time.
Everything was excellent for the arrangements and bookings
The dinners included held in the hotels were very mediocre. The 2 held in the restaurants outside of hotels were good.
This was my eighth trip with Globus and all have been excellent. This one was no exception...it was even better than I expected. Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun and everything ran very smoothly.
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my experience. Tours were exceptional & tour guides, drivers, hotel staff were all friendly & helpful. Optional excursions were good values too,
Tour Director and Driver were absolutely "top notch". Schedules were precisely maintained, bus was always spotless, baggage was always handled properly and on schedule. Tour Director was well-informed, entertaining, and very helpful in all respects. His expert handling of lodging, meal arrangements, optional trips, and especially air travel confirmations was especially appreciated.
We really enjoyed this trip with Globus. The itinerary, although fast paced, was excellent and the accommodations were also very good. Meals provided were pretty good too. What made the tour so good though was our tour director who was excellent. I would definitely recommend this tour.
I highly recommend this Tour of Spain. It covers everything for this Country.
The overall trip was excellent; the guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The hotel accomodations were superior. However, the hotel in Valencia was not in a superior location(next to bus terminal) and the dinner was mediocre. Most of the hotels provided excellent breakfast buffets but fair dinners. The dinners in restaurants were far superior especially in Barcelona and Torremolinos. The optional trip to Toledo was exhausting without any prior warning for persons having difficulty in walking. Some of the local trips were hurried and elderly had difficulty keeping up.
The tour director was fabulous, well-organized, and very informative. I have traveled extensively on my own, making my own reservations and planning my own trips. That is still my preferred way to travel since I like doing things on my own time and at my own speed, and spending more time in places to visit them more thoroughly than an organized tour allows. I did enjoy the trip and saw many beautiful sights and I carved out as much free time for myself as I could, usually by not doing any of the extra excursions. I think Globus should try to do tours that allow 2 nights at most places and not try to pack too many things into one tour.
This is the third time that I have traveled with Globus. I have been very happy with them. The tour directors have been wonderful. The hotel rooms were very nice and well located.
This tour met our expectations, totally. The hotels were excellent, the tours (both included and optional excursions) were well-planned and directed. For anyone wanting to see "lots" of Spain, this tour fits the bill.
The trip was fantastic! Everything worked on schedule. Hotels were fine, some were better than others, but all were fine with one exception: the hotel in Granada was below par. The excursions were all great and well worth the money. We booked all of them with one exception: the Spanish dinner in Barcelona because others who went were disappointed with the dinner. We booked our own flights and airport transfer. We got direct flights and better deals doing it on our own. The tour director was the best!!!!!
Working with Affordable Tours is a pleasure. They are very professional, courteous and accommodating.
Excellent tour. Fabulous tour director.
The Globus Spanish Fiesta tour was excellent but be prepared for some long drives.
The itinerary was excellent. Some of the hotel meals included were not that good, especially the nH chain.
This was our first tour and were somewhat apprehensive about the whole adventure. Everything far exceeded our expectations. From my first contact with AffordableTours to our actual trip with Globus everything was made easy for us. In 2 short weeks I'm sure we saw almost all of the highlights of Spain. If there was a downside, it would be the tour member who was sick and had to seek medical help. My husband then got sick, and by the end of the trip I was REALLY sick. I've spent the last 9 days down with a horrible case of bronchitis.
I would like more dinners outside of the hotels. I would like all my beds a kingsize. Perhaps better headsets as the tour guides were difficult to understand. Otherwise a very nice rip and we were well attended to.
Globus exceeded our expectations. The tour director and driver were excellent, and local guides used were both fluent in English and very knowledgeable. The accomodations were well-located and clean/ comfortable. Cyd Clifford,the Affordable Tours agent was helpful in directing me to the tour that best met my needs, and was prompt in responding to my questions/ requests.
Great trip. It was my first coach tour, and I left with some trepidation about being in a bus with dozens of strangers for two weeks. Everything was great. Globus does a wonderful job. My only complaint, which I mentioned in the Globus survey, is that the hotels, while top notch in all other ways, didn't have enough soundproofing between the rooms.
This was our third tour and each has exceeded our expectations. We are planning our fourth tour in August 2013 .
Some of the hotels were not as good as expected based on other tours that we have had in the past.
All of the accomodations were okay. The first being the best, then they seemed to go downhill. I find it had to believe they were 4 star hotels. The hot tubs were cold, the fitness centers were not open, the rooms were very small, the views were usually over the rooftops or the air-conditioning units, and the final room in Madrid was a disaster. It was supposed to be a non smoking room - it was a smoking room and it smelled really bad, I went to the front desk to see if I could move my room and they told me it was a non-smoking room and they had no other rooms available. They sent the chambermaid up to "fix it". Joke! The smoke was in the bedding, the carpets, the towels!
I had a great trip - and you certainly helped to make it so!
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