Spain, Portugal & Morocco with Barcelona (ZUE)

20 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

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On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, you’ll experience these three glorious countries with overnights in Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Erfoud, Fez, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Madrid. Some of the tour highlights include the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, a symbol of Portugal’s power during the Age of Discovery; Madrid’s Prado Museum, with its 8,000 pieces of Western painting; and Toledo’s Santo Tomé Church, with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Enjoy a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco and in Rabat, visit the beautiful Mohammed V Mausoleum, with the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons.

Step back in time in Marrakesh with sightseeing including Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century. Wander through the Djemaa El-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. In Fez, visit the labyrinthine Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Medersa Bou Inania, an architectural work of art built between 1350 and 1357.

One cannot think of Casablanca without thinking of the movie Casablanca. Here, Globus has arranged a special experience for you…you’ll enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café Américain, a re-creation of the bar made famous in the movie. Another special treat is a 4-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi. Back in Spain, spend time on the Costa del Sol, where you can relax and soak up the sun on the beach.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. Then, at the end of your tour, travel via high-speed AVE train to Barcelona for three nights and guided sightseeing, including a visit to Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece. All services in Barcelona, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. It’s a memorable vacation indeed!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LISBON
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
AZEITAO
Visit a tile workshop
SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
ALGECIRAS–TANGIER
By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar
RABAT
Guided sightseeing, visit Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of Chellah
CASABLANCA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café; guided panoramic drive; visit Hassan II Mosque
MARRAKESH
Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)
OUARZAZATE
Visit Kasbah Taourirt; stay overnight in the area where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was made
ERFOUD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi; have traditional mint tea
ER RACHIDIA
Stop in the Ziz Gorges
FEZ
Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania
TANGIER
Orientation, board the ferry to Spain
COSTA DEL SOL
Stay two nights in the resort of Marbella
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 the Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop
MADRID
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell paella dinner at a local restaurant
MADRID-BARCELONA
By high-speed AVE Train
BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing including visits to Casa Batllo and the Sagrada Familia Basilica
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

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

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry; four-wheel drive in the desert; high-speed first-class AVE train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach (except in Morocco) and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine in Casablanca; 9 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and special dinners in Granada and Madrid

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

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

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Day 2 Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy 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. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. To enhance your stay, choose from our optional excursions to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz, and a dinner with Fado-style entertainment.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Lisbon–Azeitao–Seville, Spain

In Azeitao, visit a traditional TILE WORKSHOP. Next, enter Spain and reach the vibrant capital of Andalusia, Seville.

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Day 4 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 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 Breakfast

Day 5 Seville–Algeciras–Rabat, Morocco

Travel through the sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras and enjoy a FERRY RIDE across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital.

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Day 6 Rabat–Casablanca–Marrakesh

Sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the massive medieval battlements, the Royal Palace, MAUSOLEUM OF MOHAMMED V, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudaias. Also visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH. Continue to Casablanca, Morocco’s modern seaport. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A special lunch has been prepared at Rick’s Café Américain, famous from the movie Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and the song As Time Goes By. Your guided panoramic drive features a visit to the HASSAN II MOSQUE, a splendid monument designed to mark the end of the century. Evening arrival in Marrakesh, beautifully situated in an oasis.

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Day 7 Marrakesh

Follow your Local Guide and visit BAHIA PALACE, the 16th-century SAADIAN TOMBS (if closed, visit the BADIA PALACE instead), and to Djemaa El-Fna, the vibrant town center dominated by the 222-foot-high Koutoubia Minaret. In the evening, an exciting optional excursion is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Marrakesh–Ouarzazate

Today, travel to Morocco’s Hollywood, Ouarzazate, deep in the desert and immortalized through movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Later, visit KASBAH TAOURIRT.

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Day 9 Ouarzazate–Erfoud

A fascinating drive through the desert via the Dades Valley with its oases filled with olives, dates, and figs. Then, head through Morocco’s Grand Canyon, Todra Gorge, to Erfoud in the heart of the Sahara. A special treat awaits you: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a spectacular FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi. Admire the unforgettable and romantic sunset and sip the traditional mint tea before heading back to your hotel to savor a typical Moroccan dinner.

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Day 10 Erfoud–Er Rachidia–Fez

Enjoy your last views of the desert and turn northwards. Stop in Er Rachidia, originally built as a French settlement, and travel via the Ziz Gorges and the Middle Atlas mountains to Fez. Blessed with an ample supply of water and strategically situated, Fez became the capital of Morocco when the country shook off foreign rule under Berber King Idris in the 8th century. To this day, Fez has remained Morocco’s spiritual and artistic center. Tonight, why not sign up for an optional folklore dinner?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Fez

See the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace, drive through the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter, and travel on to Bab Bou Jeloud, the traditional entrance to Old Fez. Your Local Guide also leads you through labyrinthine MEDINA and MEDERSA BOU INANIA.

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Day 12 Fez–Tangier–Costa Del Sol, Spain

Arrive in Tangier, jumping-off point for the Moorish conquest of Spain, and enjoy an orientation of this busy seaport. Board the FERRY for the trip back across the Strait to Europe. Continue to the elegant Costa del Sol, where you will stay for two nights in the seaside resort of Marbella.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 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. Tonight, why not try out local specialties at one of the lively restaurants?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 Costa Del Sol–Granada

Leave the Mediterranean coast and arrive in Granada. A guided walking tour features a visit to the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, with superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte. Also visit the WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE. This evening, enjoy dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 15 Granada–Toledo–Madrid

Drive via Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Toledo, where a Local Guide takes you to the Moorish bridge, an early SYNAGOGUE, the CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP before arriving in Madrid.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 16 Madrid

Morning guided sightseeing features the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, and more. The highlight is a visit to the PRADO MUSEUM. An optional excursion to the El Escorial is available, and tonight, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special paella farewell dinner with wine awaits you at Las Cuevas del Duque restaurant as a proper way to say adios to Spain!

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Day 17 Madrid–Barcelona

Travel by HIGH-SPEED AVE TRAIN (first class) to Barcelona. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 18 Barcelona

Morning guided sightseeing includes visits to CASA BATLLÓ and the SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 19 At Leisure in Barcelona

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 20 Barcelona

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

HASSAN ZUMURYOT

Escorting Tours for more than 16 years

I love to share my knowledge and passion for Spain. The best it has to offer, with its truly amazing history and culture. Getting to know its passionate people who love their country and love life. Its contrasts and diversity never fail to surprise and delight our clients. Tour directing has enabled me to experience and discover amazing places but the most satisfying aspect is getting to know the people I have met along the years. I never stop learning and being surprised by our tour members, many of whom are an inspiration to me and their fellow travelers. So many new bonds are created amongst people from all over the world and all walks of life. It's so rewarding to see our clients having such great experiences that they will cherish forever as I guide and accompany them every step of the way through this wonderful country.

Tour Director - HASSAN ZUMURYOT

 Accommodations

Lisbon
Seville
Rabat
Marrakesh
Ouarzazate
Erfoud
Fez
Costa del Sol
Granada
Madrid
Barcelona

Lisbon

Mundial

Mundial Praca Martim Moniz 2, Lisbon,   Portugal

Praca Martim Moniz 2
Lisbon, Portugal

Situated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens

Seville

Sevilla Center

Superior First-Class

Sevilla Center Avda De Buhaira S/N, Seville,   Spain

Avda De Buhaira S/N
Seville, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern multistory Hotel, guest amenities for the business or leisure traveler, panoramic views of the city, centrally located.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Television

Rabat

Belere Rabat

Superior Tourist-Class

Belere Rabat 33, Av. Moulay Youssef, Rabat,  Morocco

33, Av. Moulay Youssef
Rabat, Morocco

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Situated at the heart of the Kingdom's capital, the Belere Rabat is merely 100 meters from the Royal Palace as well as from the national train station. It is 25 minutes away from the Rabat-Sale International airport, and 50 minutes away from the Casablanca International airport. In the center of downtown and only a few steps away from the traditional medina, the perfect location of the Belere Rabat allows its clients to experience the rich history, culture, and traditions of Morocco. The Belere Rabat offers its customers 89 newly renovated luxurious rooms, structured as follows: 1 royal suite8 junior suites11 executive rooms 20 deluxe rooms 13 superior rooms15 standard roomsAll rooms are sound proof and equipped with air conditioning, heat, satellite, plasma televisions, private bathrooms, mini-bars, and personal safes. In order to ensure the utmost satisfaction of its customers, the Belere Rabat offers a variety of services, namely dry cleaning, twenty-four hour room service, and free as well as unlimited wi-fi in all areas of the hotel, including the rooms. The skilled personnel are available twenty-four hours a day, and are always eager to respond to the questions and desires of the clients. Whether you are traveling for business or for leisure, the Belere is the ideal hotel for you. For our business guests, we offer a fully equipped conference room as well as a computer in the lobby. For our gourmand guests, we propose an international restaurant as well as a restaurant bar with a panoramic view of the city. For the music lovers we advise relaxing at our Le Luxor Lounge, and for those who seek to dance the night away, we suggest our nightclub, L'Oscar. Our objective is to exceed your expectations and ensure that you enjoy every moment of your trip.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Marrakesh

Es Saadi

Superior First-Class

Es Saadi Rue Quadissia, Marrakech,   Morocco

Rue Quadissia
Marrakech, Morocco

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern Hotel in a palm grove, next to casino with nightclub; halfway between the walls of the old city & Menara Gardens.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • ATM
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe

Ouarzazate

Le Berbere Palace

Superior First-Class

Le Berbere Palace Quartier Mansour Eddahbi, Ouarzazate,   Morocco

Quartier Mansour Eddahbi
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Berber Style Hotel located 1km from the city center & 2km from the Airport.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Hot Tub
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Erfoud

Kasbah Hotel Chergui

Superior First-Class

Kasbah Hotel Chergui Route D

Route D'arfoud A Errachu Dia Km.5,5
Erfoud, Morocco

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The El Chergui Kasbah Hotel is a newly constructed 4 star hotel, located in a very quiet part of Morocco, on the outskirts of Erfoud, 60km from Erg Chebbi, standing on a site that brings together the largest and most spectacular dunes in Morocco.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms

Fez

Barcelo Fez Medina

First-Class

Barcelo Fez Medina 53 Avenue Hassan Ii, Fez,  Morocco

53 Avenue Hassan Ii
Fez, Morocco

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A brand new hotel that combines comfort and functionality which can be seen in its modern rooms decorated in a contemporary style with designer furniture.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Costa del Sol

Amare Marbella Beach Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

Amare Marbella Beach Hotel    Plaza Jose Luque, Marbella,  Spain

Plaza Jose Luque
Marbella, Spain

Fuerte Miramar Hotel is located in a superb area, right on the beachfront and close to the town center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access

Granada

Hotel Saray

Superior First-Class

Hotel Saray Paseo Tierno Galvan 4, Granada,   Spain

Paseo Tierno Galvan 4
Granada, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Moorish touches, rooms with Nazari styled decor, restaurant and gardens; set in town center next to the Congress Hall.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone

Madrid

Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa

Superior First-Class

Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa Calle de La Princesa 40, Madrid,   Spain

Calle de La Princesa 40
Madrid, Spain

A luxury 423 room modern hotel with a distinguished atmosphere. Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms with a fee (payable locally). Leisure facilities include a fitness center with indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam bath. The relaxed 24-hour café offers a great selection of meals and tapas and light snacks can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace or in the hotel bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control

Barcelona

Catalonia Ramblas

Catalonia Ramblas Calle Pelayo 28, Barcelona,   Spain

Calle Pelayo 28
Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This 221 room hotel is set in a wonderful 19th century building, formerly the head office of Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with terrace and a spa with exercise equipment, sauna and jacuzzi. The hotel restaurant serves Catalan and Mediterranean style food and the welcoming lobby bar offers a selection of snacks and beverages.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Lisbon
Seville
Marrakesh
Fez
Torremolinos
Granada
Madrid
Barcelona

Lisbon

Excursion to Sintra & Queluz

Excursion to Sintra & Queluz

Enjoy a panoramic drive through Lisbon and along the scenic Estoril coast to the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with free time for lunch (not included). Later, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, with guided sightseeing and time at leisure for shopping. On the way back to Lisbon, stop in Queluz to visit the 17th-century, Versailles-like royal palace and gardens, the country's finest example of rococo architecture.

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Fado Music & Dinner

Fado Music & Dinner

Treat yourself to an evening of Fado music and dinner at a local restaurant. Fado combines elements of Portuguese country folk music with Moorish and African influences. It originated in the port city of Lisbon, where many cultures met and merged over centuries it is the music that reveals the Portuguese soul.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Seville

Andalusian Dinner & Flamenco

Andalusian Dinner & Flamenco

While savoring a 3-course Andalusian dinner with drinks, enjoy an exciting flamenco show. The flamenco dance, with its roots in Indian, Arabic, and Spanish cultures, is a highly-expressive, passionate dance form that no visitor to Spain should miss.

Approximate value: €64 EUR per person

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Standing on the site of a grand mosque, Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral was built to demonstrate the city's power and wealth after the Reconquista, when the city was captured from the Moors. It is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts 80 chapels, the largest altarpiece in the world, and the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world (the others are in Marrakesh and Rabat, Morocco). This beautiful structure became the bell tower of the cathedral, and dominates the city's skyline. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus. Although originally buried in Havana's cathedral in Cuba, his first discovery in 1492, his remains were moved to Seville during the upheavals surrounding the Cuban Revolution in 1902.

Approximate value: €18 EUR per person

Marrakesh

1001 Nights

1001 Nights

Tonight enjoy a pleasant caleche ride in this mysterious city. Later taste the dishes that made Moroccan cuisine world famous. An authentic 4-course delicious dinner, with wine will be served amid flickering candles during a lively Moroccan floorshow at the casino. Belly dancers, snake charmers, folklore troops and much more awaits you. Why miss the chance to experience this magical dinner show?

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

Fez

Moroccan Dinner & Folklore Evening

Moroccan Dinner & Folklore Evening

Drive through illuminated Fez, then savor a typical 4-course Moroccan dinner at one of the most popular venues in the city. Entertainment includes Oriental, Arabian, and Bedouin dancing.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person

Torremolinos

Full-Day Excursion to Gibraltar

Full-Day Excursion to Gibraltar

Visit the strategic rock fortress of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. See the Upper Galleries, part of the Great Seige Tunnels (outside), and visit St. Michael's Caves, consisting of an Upper Hall with five connecting passages to a smaller hall. Also view the ruins of the Moorish Castle, providing excellent examples of Islamic architecture of the period, and admire the colony of Barbary Apes, a species of tailless monkeys called Barbary Macaques.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person

Mijas & Dinner On The Carihuela

Mijas & Dinner On The Carihuela

Drive to the enchanting village of Mijas, nestled in the mountainside at 1,404 feet (428 meters) above sea level. Enjoy a walking tour, then free time for shopping or admiring its cobblestoned, narrow winding streets, dazzling whitewashed walls, and breathtaking views. Later, enjoy a 4-course dinner, with drinks, at one of the celebrated restaurants in La Carihuela, the original fisherman's district in Torremolinos, famous for the best seafood in the region.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Granada

Glimpses of Granada

Glimpses of Granada

With your Local Guide, discover the cathedral of Granada, considered to be one of Spain's most important renaissance buildings. Visit the richly decorated Royal Chapel, built between 1505 and 1521 and which houses the mortal remains of the couple who unified Spain under one monarchy Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon. Then, visit the Carthusian Monastery, an outstanding example of baroque architecture with its intricate white stucco works. Construction began in 1516 and continued for the next 300 years, but the project was never completed. The monastery was home to a community of monks and laymen who lived under a vow of silence. Finally, enjoy a beautiful view over the Alhambra and the city from the famous El Albaicín old Moorish quarter.

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person

Madrid

El Escorial and Valley of The Fallen

El Escorial and Valley of The Fallen

Visit El Escorial, a renaissance-style quadrangular complex of white-grey stone, which houses the Mausoleum of the Spanish Monarchs and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built under the order of King Phillip II, it is considered the eighth Wonder of the World. Later continue through the Valley of the Fallen to the Basilica and the 492-foot cross commemorating the victims of the civil war.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Barcelona

Barcelona Aquarium (Ticket Only)

Barcelona Aquarium (Ticket Only)

The largest Mediterranean-themed acquariums in the world, the L' Aquarium de Barcelona is home to a vast number of species, and includes two re-creations of Spain's protected coastline. Within 14 incredible acquariums, you'll discover species as diverse as giltheads, moray eels, ocean sunfish, rays and two types of shark: the sand tiger shark and the sandbar shark, the real stars of L' Aquarium de Barcelona. Shark Week will never be the same!

Approximate value: €22 EUR per person

Barcelona Full Day Private Guided Tour (WD)

Barcelona Full Day Private Guided Tour (WD)

This 8-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Barcelona. Make the most of your Barcelona experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €446 EUR per group

Barcelona Half Day Private Guided Tour (WD)

Barcelona Half Day Private Guided Tour (WD)

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Barcelona. Make the most of your Barcelona experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €223 EUR per group

Barcelona Half Day Private Guided Tour (WD)

Barcelona Half Day Private Guided Tour (WD)

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Barcelona. Make the most of your Barcelona experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €223 EUR per group

Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off

Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off

How about a fun and easy way to experience Barcelona? Hop on the Barcelona Bus Turistic and you'll discover all the sights that make this city unique. Three different routes are offered with 44 stops, audio-guide in English and individual headphones.

Approximate value: €28 EUR per person

Barcelona Life Style and Shopping Tour

Barcelona Life Style and Shopping Tour

See first-hand why Barcelona is world-renowned for its shopping with this exclusive tour. Your own personal shopper will be your guide and translator as you live out your shopping dreams. Prefer trendy shops? We have you covered. Into glitz and glamour? No problem. Explore antiques, art galleries or the unusual? We'll show you the way. Whatever you need we are here to help you find it.

Approximate value: €309 EUR per group

Barcelona Photographic Tour

Barcelona Photographic Tour

Experience the city through the lens of a professional photographer as your guide. Sharpen your skills and capture memories for a lifetime. Begin in the heart of the city, the Gothic Quarter, to where it all started 2000 years ago. Discover the elegant and inspiring Catalan Gothic architecture and enjoy its charming corners and squares hidden away down ancient narrow streets. Light, shapes and colors are the main characters of this tour. Inspired by nature, Gaudi created extraordinary structures, irregular shapes and played with colors and light. With the help of your guide, use photography techniques to capture Gaudi's vision about art and architecture. This is a tour with a licensed guide, expert in photography.

Approximate value: €324 EUR per group

Barcelona Zoo (Ticket Only)

Barcelona Zoo (Ticket Only)

One of the most interesting and unique zoos in Europe. Each animal has its own unique area, designed to replicate their natural habitat. Explore each continent through its wildlife and learn much more about the flora and fauna that makes them unique.

Approximate value: €22 EUR per person

Cooking Class in the Old Town

Cooking Class in the Old Town

Hands-on cooking experience consisting in the preparation of a 4-course seasonal, Catalan and Spanish meal. Menus will vary according to season and available fresh produces in local markets, but they usually consist in two different tapas, a main dish (paella) and a dessert. Included in the fee: Iberian ham and olives snack, Selected red and white wines from distinguished Spanish wine regions paired with the menu, Unlimited water, Use of apron, Booklet of recipes.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person

Flamenco Show

Flamenco Show

Live the excitement of a flamenco show, a genuine Spanish art expressing passion and intensity - a must-see for anyone visiting Spain! Details: 2 drinks included (champagne or sangria or soft drink) during the show.

Approximate value: €42 EUR per person

Flamenco Show and Dinner

Flamenco Show and Dinner

Live the excitement of a flamenco show, a genuine Spanish art expressing passion and intensity - a must-see for anyone visiting Spain! You'll enjoy a traditional Spanish buffet dinner with Spanish specialties including Sangria, wine or soft drinks, coffee or tea and a glass of champagne during the show.

Approximate value: €75 EUR per person

I Love Tapas!

I Love Tapas!

You cannot leave Spain without trying famous Tapas! Spanish cuisine offers a wide variety of appetizers or snacks. They may be cold or hot and in selected bars, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. Today is your chance to experience an authentic Euskaltaberna (Basque tavern) in central Barcelona. The Barcelona temples of pintxos (Basque Canapes), the txacoli, the txiquitos and basque cider. Just like the Basques, enjoy good and well-made food, with authentic products prepared in a traditional Basque style. Menu (subject to change): Pintxo Anoeta (smoked salmon salad, cooked ham and crab) / Pintxo Potato Omelet Pintxo Igueldo (tomato sheets with atura cheese (Catalan cheese) / Pintxo Arantxa (grilled prawns, bacon and mushroom) / Pintxo Chistorra (spicy Chistorra sausage from Navarra) / Pintxo Aizkolari (grilled pork loin with cheese and bacon) / Pintxo Txirimiri (melted brie). Mint chocolate ball with salt and oil and Cheesecake with blueberry sauce. one Beer or Txikito Txacoli or Sidra or Water or soft drink. Coffee.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person

Montserrat

Montserrat

Montserrat is a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat about one hour North West from Barcelona by train. Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking. This exciting excursion lets you experience the Montserrat mountain and unique natural park with extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views, including a visit to the thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery perched halfway up the mountain.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Montserrat and Codorniu Wine Cellars

Montserrat and Codorniu Wine Cellars

Visit the famed Penedes wine region and rugged Montserrat mountain on a day tour from Barcelona. Taste cava at the Codorniu Winery and explore the world's largest underground cellars. Marvel at the landscapes and views from Montserrat and visit the monastery and more. This excursion combines the best of both worlds, as it combines the two most popular sites near Barcelona.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Spanish Dinner in Barcelona

Spanish Dinner in Barcelona

In the heart of Barcelona, framed in the Olimpic Port, enjoy a 3-course meal, including local specialties and drinks, in a typical Spanish restaurant running since 1971. Dine in one of the many air conditioned rooms inside the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Drinks: White Wine Blanc de Blancs from Pened233s or Red Wine Crianza (d. o. Rioja) Coffee. Apple and Peach Liquors. White, Coffee and Herb Schnapps.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the most popular restaurants at the former Olympic Port. This place offers his guests the opportunity to taste Mediterranean cuisine prepared with special care and expertise. A wide selection for all family ages and preferences and enjoy the tasty food the region has to offer. A truly memorable experience with your loved ones! Your meal includes a 3 course menu including drinks. Your Local Host is available to assist you in making a reservation at your preferred time. Starters to share: Lettuce Hearts salad with Tuna, Iberian sausages (dried sausage, spicy pork sausage and cheese cubes), Small Squid fried in batter, Boiled shrimps, Fishermans mussels style. Main Course: Fisherman paella OR Black Rice OR Fideua OR Tuna OR Salmon Santurce style OR Spaghettis Bolognese OR Spaghettis fisherman style OR Burger with bacon OR Catalan sausage with white beans OR Grilled Chicken with mushrooms OR Veal Ragout with mushrooms from Montseny. Dessert (to choose): Ice-cream OR Catalan cream OR Caramel custard OR Chocolate Mousse OR dessert of the day. Drinks: water, soft drinks or wine included.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person

Tapas Walking Tour

Tapas Walking Tour

Dubbed a paradise for the senses, you'll explore Barcelona's most popular and exotic market, the Boqueria Market. Together with your private guide, you'll discover that its actually much more than a market: it's a view into the lifestyle of the people of Barcelona and the Spanish way of life. Sample fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, olives, specialties just about anything your taste buds desire as you explore this massive marketplace. All five senses will thank you! Your tour doesn't end there: it continues to the Gothic Quarter, the cultural hub of the city. Once a Roman village, today the perfect slice of Barcelona life. Amazing shopping, restaurants and bars line the charming streets. Your tour will include a special tapas tasting at two local restaurants. Disfrutar! (enjoy)

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

The Dalì Museum and Girona Tour

The Dalì Museum and Girona Tour

Join us on a short high-speed train ride from Barcelona to Dali's home of Figueres, where you'll experience one of the largest and most interesting collections of his works. In fact, the building itself is an expression of his works. You'll discover first-hand the truth behind Dali's famous quote "the difference between a madman and me is that I'm not mad." The Dali Museum will reveal the secrets from conscious-unconscious going beyond the obvious. And the day doesn't stop there, as you'll experience Girona, a jewel of culture and history, with Medieval and Jewish quarters and the colorful houses on the Onyar river.

Approximate value: €139 EUR per person

The Dalì Museum Tour

The Dalì Museum Tour

Join us on a short high-speed train ride from Barcelona to Dali's home of Figueres, where you'll experience one of the largest and most interesting collections of his works. In fact, the building itself is an expression of his works. You'll discover first-hand the truth behind Dali's famous quote "the difference between a madman and me is that I'm not mad." The Dali Museum will reveal the secrets from conscious-unconscious going beyond the obvious.

Approximate value: €94 EUR per person

The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour

The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour

Visit the waterfront with the old port. View the fisherman's old port and the Columbus monument, built in his honor in 1888. From the mayor's lookout, Mirador de Miramar, enjoy spectacular views over Barcelona, the harbor and the Mediterranean. See the Olympic ring central sport facility of 1992 games. Visit the charming Spanish village with replicas of buildings and monuments from around the country and see craftsmen at work. Free time here for independent lunch.

Approximate value: €33 EUR per person

Walking Tour

Walking Tour "Picasso and Gothic Quarter"

This experience gives you VIP access to the Picasso Museum, where you'll discover the bond between Picasso and Barcelona. Just one of the highlights of this walking tour with your expert local guide, exploring the heart of the city, where it all started 2000 years ago. Discover the elegant and inspiring Catalan Gothic architecture and enjoy its charming corners and squares hidden away down ancient narrow streets. From the Romans to the present day, the inhabitants have left their imprint on these stones and the story is there for the reading.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person

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