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?
Visited Countries (2): Gibraltar, Spain
Visited cities (15): Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Cordoba, Costa del Sol, Gibraltar, Granada, Madrid, Malaga, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Segovia, Sevilla, Valencia, Vitoria
- ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.
- MADRID–SEGOVIA–RIBERA DEL DUERO–BURGOS–VITORIA.
- VITORIA–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA.
- GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOL.
- COSTA DEL SOL. EXCURSION TO MÁLAGA.
- COSTA DEL SOL–GIBRALTAR–SEVILLE.
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct
RIBERA DEL DUERO
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”
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
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
Excursion to Málaga
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves
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 Caliphs
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.
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Headsets throughout the tour.