Iberian Tapestry (ZZ)

9 Day Tour from Barcelona to Lisbon

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A tapestry takes different colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That is what this escorted tour of Spain and Portugal—Iberian Tapestry—does. It weaves together the sights and cultures of Spain's and Portugal’s most famous cities—Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, and Seville—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. You'll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in each.

Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world's most prestigious art museums. In Cordoba, visit the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.

Those interested in trying the local specialties and wines will be thrilled by the special treats Globus has arranged. In Seville, you'll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment, and in Portugal, enjoy a wine tasting in Azeitāo.

Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of each city’s history, sights, culture, and local secrets. Add magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine plus fantastic art and architecture with a flourish of Iberian flamboyance, and… you have a dream vacation to Spain's most famous cities and Lisbon!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BARCELONA
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
MADRID
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
CORDOBA
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Special dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment
AZEITÃO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting
LISBON
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • 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:

  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Barcelona, a special dinner in Seville, and a special farewell dinner in Lisbon

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

Welcome to Barcelona! 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 BARCELONA

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlight is a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BARCELONA–MADRID

Enjoy rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 MADRID

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, enjoy a highlight 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 5 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 medieval Jewish quarter, a visit to the magnificent 8th-century MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge and the remains of the Alcazar. Then, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 SEVILLE

During your guided sightseeing tour, you will 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. This evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special dinner to try out local specialties has been prepared for you at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 SEVILLE–AZEITÃO, PORTUGAL–LISBON

A scenic drive today takes you to Portugal. Stop in Azeitão and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a WINE TASTING before arriving in Lisbon, proud capital of Portugal.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 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, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Also visit the CHURCH with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Tonight, a special farewell dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.

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Day 9 LISBON

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 15 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

Barcelona
Madrid
Seville
Lisbon

 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)


Barcelona
Madrid
Seville
Lisbon

Barcelona

Spanish Dinner

Spanish Dinner

In the heart of Barcelona, enjoy dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Discover Montserrat

Discover Montserrat

Experience the magical beauty surrounding Barcelona on this memorable guided excursion to the soaring mountains of Montserrat.

Price Range: $$

Madrid

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

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

Price Range: $$

Discover Toledo

Discover Toledo

Discover majestic Toledo, an incredible melting pot of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian influence over the centuries, making it one of Europe's most interesting and unique walled medieval cities!

Price Range: $$

Seville

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: $

Lisbon

Fado Music and Dinner

Fado Music and Dinner

Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of classic Fado music and a delectable 3-course dinner at a local Casa de Fado (Fado restaurant).

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Cascais, Cabo da Roca and the Magnificent Palace of Queluz

Excursion to Cascais, Cabo da Roca and the Magnificent Palace of Queluz

Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on day trip from Lisbon.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,251*
12 guests in a party: $940*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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