Spectacular Spain (ZY) - 2015

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9 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid


Spectacular Spain
Enjoy the wonderful Andalusian city of Seville, Spain
Enjoy the wonderful Andalusian city of Seville, Spain
The Alhambra features Islamic architecture and beautifully detailed gardens
Rock of Gibraltar
Madrid at dusk
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain
The Prado Museum features renowned collections of European art dating from the Romanesque through the Impressionistic era
Madrid
Alhambra at Sunset
Explore the beautiful city of Seville, the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Southern Spain

Vacation Overview

Two-night stays in Madrid, Costa del Sol, and Seville allow time to truly experience Spain. Included sightseeing features important highlights like Madrid’s Prado Museum and Toledo’s Church of Santo Tomé with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Sample the local marzipan, for which the city is famous. In Granada, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, plus enjoy a special dinner outing. Stay two nights on the Costa del Sol with the chance to enjoy the beaches and to join an optional excursion to visit the Rock of Gibraltar. On to Ronda, where you will visit the impressive Plaza de Toros, and Jerez, where a sherry wine tasting awaits you, accompanied by local tapas. Then, arrive in Seville, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Alcazar and the charming Santa Cruz quarter. On the way back to Madrid, stop in Cordoba to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Welcome and farewell dinners with wine are included.

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Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

Book a select 2015 Globus departure and receive a waived single supplement fee. Must be booked and under deposit between April 14 and May 31, 2015 for travel in 2015. Applies to new 2015 bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and current air offer. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details.


    Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

    *Book a 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between May 6 and June 23, 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 in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer valid with all other offers. 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.

    Similar Vacations that may interest you:

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

    TOLEDO
    Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste the local marzipan

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

    RONDA
    Walking tour, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit Plaza de Toros

    JEREZ
    Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sherry wine tasting with Spanish tapas

    SEVILLE
    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

    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.


    DAY 1Arrive 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)

    Madrid at dusk The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Madrid The Plaza de Toros in 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. 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. (Breakfast)

    View the stunning Cibeles Fountain in Madrid Madrid The Prado Museum features renowned collections of European art dating from the Romanesque through the Impressionistic era 
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    DAY 3Madrid–Toledo–Granada

    Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital of Toledo attracts more sightseers from all over the world than any other Spanish town. A Local Guide takes you to the Moorish bridge, an early SYNAGOGUE, the 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Also visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste traditional Santo Tomé, the local marzipan produced in Toledo since 1856, before arriving in history-steeped Granada. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Visit the old walled city of Toledo, Spain, made famous in El Grecos painting 
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    DAY 4Granada–Costa Del Sol

    See the sights of Granada 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. Then, turn towards the sea, away from the mountains, to lively Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol. (Breakfast)

    The Alhambra features Islamic architecture and beautifully detailed gardens Alhambra at Sunset 
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    DAY 5At 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, browse through the trendy boutiques, and sample the many fancy restaurants. (Breakfast)

    Rock of Gibraltar 
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    DAY 6Costa Del Sol–Ronda–Jerez–Seville

    Visit picturesque, historic Ronda, perched on a platform of the Sierra de Ronda and cut in two by a deep ravine, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the impressive Plaza de Toros. Next is Jerez, famous for its sherry wines and magnificent horses of mixed Spanish, Arab, and English blood. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a SHERRY BODEGA and taste the sherry wine, accompanied by local tapas. Then, on to Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalusia. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Explore the beautiful city of Seville, the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Southern Spain Enjoy the wonderful Andalusian city of Seville, Spain Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain 
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    DAY 7Seville

    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 during your guided sightseeing tour. 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 8Seville–Cordoba–Madrid

    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. Next, drive north from the fertile valley of the Guadalquivir River through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha back to Madrid. A farewell dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel, the perfect moment to say, “Adios” to your traveling companions. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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    DAY 9Madrid

    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; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid and a special dinner in Granada


    With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

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    Years of Experience: 22 years

    I am passionate about the Iberian Peninsula, and I am privileged to have a life where I get to escort people through this wonderful region. Come and let me share this passion with you!

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    View Offers

    Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

    Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

    Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

    Book a select 2015 Globus departure and receive a waived single supplement fee. Must be booked and under deposit between April 14 and May 31, 2015 for travel in 2015. Applies to new 2015 bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and current air offer. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details.


      Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

      *Book a 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between May 6 and June 23, 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 in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer valid with all other offers. 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.




      UNESCO World Heritage Sites


      The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Spectacular Spain:

      • Alhambra, Generalife Granada
      • Alcázar Seville
      • Historic Centre of Cordoba
      • Historic Centre of Toledo