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The Best of Spain (ZV)

9 Day Tour from Madrid to Barcelona

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From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Guided sightseeing or a guided walking tour in each city presents you with Spain's must-see attractions.

History buffs will be delighted by visits to Cordoba’s 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century, and Seville’s magnificent Casa de Pilatos with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures. In Granada, visit the Alhambra Complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, the oldest decorative garden in the Western World. During your guided walking tour in Valencia, Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive!

If you’re interested in art and architecture, you’ll be thrilled by the visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting. In Barcelona, visit the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece of architect Gaudi. But that’s not all…food must be a part of any Spain tour, and Globus has arranged fun treats for you. A special paella dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant in Valencia, and you’ll enjoy Sangria, a popular Spanish drink, in Barcelona. These are just a few of the experiences and sights included on this tour.

From the historical sights and beautiful art and architecture to the tasty treats and special experiences, this Best of Spain tour is sure to leave you with plenty of memories to share with loved ones back home. So pack your camera and get ready for a marvelous vacation.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MADRID
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
CORDOBA
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
SEVILLE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Plaza de España; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
GRANADA
Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife
VALENCIA
Guided walking tour; taste a Horchata drink; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite paella dinner at a local restaurant
BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a Sangria and special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Alhambra and Generalife Granada
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Sagrada Familia Basilica
  • Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • La Lonja de la seda de Valencia

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Madrid, a special paella dinner in Valencia, and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive 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.

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Day 2 Madrid

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. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Madrid–Cordoba–Seville

Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes 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. Then, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Seville

Start with Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a visit to magnificent PLAZA DE ESPAÑA, used in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Meet your Local Guide, and 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 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Seville–Granada

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Granada–Valencia

Cross Mora Pass and pass troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your guided walking tour, Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive. Sample a traditional Horchata drink, and tonight, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special paella dinner with wine has been prepared for you at La Marcelina restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 Valencia–Barcelona

Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sangria and a special farewell dinner with wine at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your traveling companions.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 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.

RITA MARTINS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I love to explain the culture, history, and traditions of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. My goal is that by the end of a tour, the tour members have unique memories and experiences. For me, being a Tour Director is not just about the traveling, but mainly about spending time with each person. I enjoy sharing experiences, contributing toward happy memories, making dreams come true, and creating new bonds.

Tour Director - RITA MARTINS

 Accommodations

Madrid
Seville
Granada
Valencia
Barcelona

Madrid

Novotel Madrid Center

First-Class

Novotel Madrid Center C/ O

C/ O'donnell 53
Madrid, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

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

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

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

Valencia

NH Center

First-Class

NH Center Ricardo Mico

Ricardo Mico' 1
Valencia, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The stylishly decorated NH Center hotel offers 192 spacious, modern rooms, including rooms specially designed with handicapped accessibility.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer

Barcelona

Nh Constanza

Superior First-Class

Nh Constanza C/ Deu I Mata, 69-99, Barcelona,  Spain

C/ Deu I Mata, 69-99
Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This 308-room hotel is set in a stylish white marble modern avant-garde building, in the heart of Barcelona's business district with a refreshing rooftop swimming pool and terrace offering inspiring views. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a gym and a spa center (entrance fee payable locally). Dining options include an Italian restaurant and contemporary cocktail bar.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Internet Access

HCC St. Moritz

First-Class

HCC St. Moritz  Carrer Diputacio 262, Barcelona,  Spain

Carrer Diputacio 262
Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel HCC St Moritz has a total of 91 rooms and offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect rest after a busy day in the city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

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

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Madrid
Seville
Granada
Barcelona

Madrid

The Majestic City of Toledo

The Majestic City of Toledo

The panoramic view of the city is an awesome experience, and visiting Spain's main Cathedral is truly unforgettable. See one of El Greco's most famous paintings in the church of Santo Tome.

Price Range: $$

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Drive through the capital's boulevards, passing beautiful buildings and fountains. Later, dine Spanish style!

Price Range: $$

Seville

Andalusian Dinner & Flamenco

Andalusian Dinner & Flamenco

Enjoy an exciting and passionate flamenco show while savoring a typical Andalusian dinner.

Price Range: $$

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus.

Price Range: $

Granada

Granada's Hidden Secrets

Granada's Hidden Secrets

Discover hidden Granada and enjoy a beautiful view over the city and the Alhambra.

Price Range: $$

Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

Don't miss out the experience of walking down the famous La Rambla to visit the Boqueria Market the oldest food-market in Spain, where the best "chefs" buy for their Michelin Restaurants and where you will enjoy one of the popular fresh fruit juices (included in the tour).

Price Range: $

Montserrat

Montserrat

Visit spiritual Montserrat with its impressive Benedictine monastery.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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