Spanish Fiesta (ZX) - 2015

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14 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid


Spanish Fiesta
Madrid at dusk
Madrid at dusk
Valencia
The Prado Museum features renowned collections of European art dating from the Romanesque through the Impressionistic era
Enjoy the wonderful Andalusian city of Seville, Spain
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain
The Alhambra features Islamic architecture and beautifully detailed gardens
Madrid
The gorgeous shores of Barcelona
Plaza Del Pilar in Zaragoza

Vacation Overview

This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. Start with a welcome dinner in Madrid, and guided sightseeing including the famous Prado Museum. An optional excursion is available to Toledo. Then, travel north into beautiful Castile via Segovia and Burgos to Vitoria for your overnight stay. A special stop has been included for a wine tasting accompanied by tapas at Bodega Portia, designed by the world-famous architect Norman Foster. In Bilbao, Basque country, visit the famous Guggenheim Museum. Continue via San Sebastian to Pamplona, the “City of Bulls” at the foot of the Pyrenees. Here, a special treat is a walk through the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja wine tasting, and dinner with local specialties at Basaburua restaurant. Also stop in Saragossa, and visit Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain’s grandest squares, and in Cordoba, to visit the magnificent Mosque of the Caliphs. Guided sightseeing is included in Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, the Rock of Gibraltar, Seville, and Cordoba. On top of all this, you will also taste a traditional Horchata drink in Valencia, enjoy an excursion to beautiful Malaga from Torremolinos, and an exclusive visit to the Mirador de las Setas in Seville. A farewell dinner is included in Madrid to celebrate the success of your Spanish Fiesta.

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*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17, 2014 and January 6, 2015 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

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  • November 9, 2015
  • November 16, 2015
  • November 23, 2015
  • December 7, 2015

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

SEGOVIA
Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct

RIBERA DEL DUERO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 the gothic quarter, and take pictures of the Sagrada Familia Basilica

VALENCIA
Guided sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a traditional Horchata drink

GRANADA
Special dinner at Paco Martin restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife

COSTA DEL SOL
Excursion to Malaga

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves

SEVILLE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Exclusive visit to the Mirador de las Setas: guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

CORDOBA
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • 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.
  • July 6 Departure – San Fermin Feria in Pamplona.


DAY 1Arriva in Madrid, Spain

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (Dinner)

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain Madrid at dusk Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Madrid Madrid 
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DAY 2Madrid

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 with its priceless art treasures. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to Toledo can be arranged. (Breakfast)

The Plaza de Toros in Madrid The Prado Museum features renowned collections of European art dating from the Romanesque through the Impressionistic era View the stunning Cibeles Fountain in Madrid Visit the old walled city of Toledo, Spain, made famous in El Grecos painting 
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DAY 3Madrid–Segovia–Ribera Del Duero–Burgos–Vitoria

Head into beautiful Castile, the “Province of the Castles.” Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman Aqueduct. Next, head to Ribera del Duero for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite wine tasting accompanied by tapas at Bodega Portia, designed by the world-famous architect Norman Foster. In Burgos, see the magnificent limestone Cathedral of Santa Maria, where the legendary El Cid is buried. Afternoon arrival in Vitoria with time for a stroll through this ancient Basque city’s delightful historic center. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Vitoria–Bilbao–San Sebastian–Pamplona

In Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, enjoy a special highlight: a guided 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 you: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a walk through the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja WINE TASTING and dinner at Basaburua restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Pamplona–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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The gorgeous shores of Barcelona Plaza Del Pilar in Zaragoza 
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DAY 6Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. Admire the spectacular Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Also visit the GOTHIC QUARTER. To enhance your stay, choose from our optional excursions to Montserrat and to a Catalonian restaurant to try out local dishes. (Breakfast)

Columbus Monument 
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DAY 7Barcelona–Valencia

Along the coast to Valencia, once a royal capital. Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive during your guided orientation drive including the Town Hall, La Lonja, the bull ring, the massive gateway towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts and Science Complex, designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. End your tour in the center at La Seo Cathedral and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a traditional Horchata drink. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Valencia 
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DAY 8Valencia–Granada

A scenic drive towards 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 a special dinner with wine awaits you at Paco Martin restaurant, the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 9Granada–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, a short drive down 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. (Breakfast)

Alhambra at Sunset The Alhambra features Islamic architecture and beautifully detailed gardens 
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DAY 10Costa Del Sol. Excursion to Malaga

Morning excursion to beautiful Malaga. 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. (Breakfast)

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DAY 11Costa 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. Then, on through the sunny sherry wine region on the Costa de la Luz to vibrant, festive Seville, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an exclusive visit has been included to the MIRADOR DE LAS SETAS. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Rock of Gibraltar Enjoy the wonderful Andalusian city of Seville, Spain Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain Explore the beautiful city of Seville, the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Southern Spain 
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DAY 12Seville

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 ALCAZAR, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress, with its Palacio de Don Pedro. 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. (Breakfast)

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DAY 13Seville–Cordoba–Madrid

Through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba.During your guided walking tour of Cordoba, see the Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the medieval Jewish quarter. Tour the magnificent 8th-century MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Return to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 14Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

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



Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid, and special dinners in Pamplona and Granada


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Save on Value Season Departures

Take advantage of our special Value Departures on select year-round vacations and experience more for less! By traveling during the off season you save up to 25% over peak travel dates. With the added benefit of smaller crowds, there is no better time to travel!


  • November 9, 2015
  • November 16, 2015
  • November 23, 2015
  • December 7, 2015



UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Spanish Fiesta:

  • Alhambra, Generalife Granada
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Alcázar Seville
  • Historic Centre of Toledo
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  • Sagrada Familia Basilica
  • La Lonja de la seda de Valencia