Spanish Escape (KSA)

9 Day Tour from Madrid to Barcelona

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Say, “Hola,” to Spain on this escape to the land of Flamenco music and dance, inviting beaches, and enticing cuisine. Life is a fiesta here, and you can experience it without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and scrumptious cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you’ll stay overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Guided sightseeing and walking tours present you with Spain's must-see attractions.

History buffs will be delighted by a visit to 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. An orientation drive in Valencia highlights Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history. If you’re interested in art and architecture, you’ll be thrilled by a visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum, which houses one of the finest collections of European art over the last 8 centuries. In Barcelona, visit the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece of architect Gaudì. But that’s not all…you’ll also enjoy a special farewell dinner with Sangria at a local restaurant 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 delectable treats and special experiences, this Spanish Escape 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 guided Spain vacation at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Single supplement waived for 2021/2022 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
Spanish Escape map
Escapes by Globus

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Barcelona at a local restaurant


Notes:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.
  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner 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, an optional excursion to Toledo is available.

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Day 3 MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE

A scenic drive through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha brings you to Cordoba, for an orientation walk through the winding, stone-paved streets of the medieval city. Then, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.
Today’s Distance: 354 mi / 570 km

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Day 4 SEVILLE

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 was once 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. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.

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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.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

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Day 6 GRANADA–VALENCIA

Cross the Mora Pass to see troglodyte cave dwellings hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix, on your way to Valencia—a former royal capital. During your orientation drive, Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history come alive. Admire the magnificent La Seo Cathedral and enjoy time on your own to discover the Old Town.
Today’s Distance: 360 mi / 580 km

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Day 7 VALENCIA–BARCELONA

Follow the coast to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi / 340 km

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Day 8 BARCELONA

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Visit Gaudì’s masterpiece, the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, 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 a flavorful Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner with Sangria at a local restaurant to bid adios to your traveling companions.

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Day 9 BARCELONA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Motorcoach.

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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

No Excursions are available at this time.



* 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 International 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).