Lisbon & Northern Spain


  • 12 days

  • Europe

tour : ZO

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£1,979pp

Now from

£1,781pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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When you hear the call “Txotx!” (pronounced “choach”) shouted in the traditional Sidrerias of Northern Spain, it’s time to gather ’round! Standing five feet back from the tapped barrel, patrons lineup to catch the shooting cider into glasses—then toast the age-old tradition that adds the right amount of carbonation to the tart beverage. Lucky for you, there’s much to toast as you explore the sparkling seaside from Lisbon to Barcelona on this mostly coastal tour of Portugal and Northern Spain. This sunny vacation makes a splash with visits to the popular pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the famous seaside resort of San Sebastian, and in Pamplona, the legendary Calle Estafeta where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place. You’ll also want to make a beeline to the delicacies of each country, from the zesty paella of Spain to the sweet port of Portugal. Cheers! Salud! Txotx!

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

LISBON

Day
2

LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LISBON–FÁTIMA–PORTO

Day
3

FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
PORTO Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River. See the Church of São Francisco and visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. LF Port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & Co Port Wine Cellar. 217 mi / 350 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PORTO–VIGO, SPAIN–LA TOJA ISLAND–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Day
4

Scenic drive along the coastline en route to Vigo.
VIGO Walking tour of the historic center.LA TOJA ISLAND LF Enjoy coffee at the Gran Hotel La Toja. See the church that is completely covered with seashells.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Dinner at a local restaurant. 199 mi / 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Day
5

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Guided sightseeing includes the cathedral with the relics of St. James the Apostle.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–LUARCA–OVIEDO

Day
6

LUARCA Free time to browse.
OVIEDO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive and a walking tour of the Old Town. LF Cider tasting at a traditional Sidreria. 217 mi / 350 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

OVIEDO–SANTANDER–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN

Day
7

SANTANDER Free time for lunch.
BILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum en route to San Sebastian. 249 mi / 400 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SAN SEBASTIAN.

Day
8

SAN SEBASTIAN Guided walking tour of the Parte Viejo Old Quarter. Free time this afternoon and evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in San Sebastian with an excursion to Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA

Day
9

PAMPLONA LF Orientation walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant.
SARAGOSSA Orientation walk includes Plaza of Our Lady of the Pillar. 162 mi / 260 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA

Day
10

BARCELONA Guided walking tour this afternoon includes the Old Town with its Barri Gòtic and a stroll down La Rambla. Later, enjoy a fresh fruit juice.
193 mi / 310 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARCELONA

Day
11

BARCELONA Guided sightseeing this afternoon features Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, a stop at the Sagrada Familia Basilica, and a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olímpic restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BARCELONA

Day
12

. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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