Spain & Portugal Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £994

Price based on
London Gatwick
2nd Feb 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Get right to the heart of Spanish and Portuguese culture on this Escapes by Globus holiday, which reveals the history, sights, culture and insider secrets of Barcelona, Córdoba, Madrid and Seville - without the crowds. Discover magnificent churches and cathedrals, taste the local specialties and wine, and enjoy the flamboyant art and architecture of Iberia.

At a glance

  • Barcelona Welcome dinner on arrival. Follow your local guide for some sightseeing, which includes a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica and Montjuïc Hill, for panoramic views
  • Madrid Visit the Prado Museum on a tour of the city.
  • Córdoba Walk around the atmospheric city, accompanied by an expert guide, and visit the famous Mosque of the Caliphs.
  • Seville Explore the Casa de Pilatos and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter on a guided tour. Enjoy a special dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant, with Flamenco entertainment.
  • Lisbon Discover the pretty Alfama quarter and the church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama on a stroll around the key sights. Join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Get right to the heart of Spanish and Portuguese culture on this Escapes by Globus holiday, which reveals the history, sights, culture and insider secrets of Barcelona, Córdoba, Madrid and Seville - without the crowds. Discover magnificent churches and cathedrals, taste the local specialties and wine, and enjoy the flamboyant art and architecture of Iberia.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Barcelona, Spain

Day
1

Welcome to Barcelona! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Barcelona

Day
2

Sightseeing with a local guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. A highlight is a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudì’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuïc Hill.

This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona - Madrid

Day
3

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
4

Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely facing 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. Optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Day
5

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. Later, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville

Day
6

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 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.

For those interested, also an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available.

This evening, dine on local specialties prepared for you at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant and accompanied by Flamenco entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville - Lisbon, Portugal

Day
7

A scenic drive today takes you over the border to Portugal and its capital city Lisbon, starting point of many successful 15th-century expeditions to the New World.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
8

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, as well as 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, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lisbon - UK

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Welcome to Barcelona! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona 505  or AC Som by Marriott

Madrid Novotel Madrid Center or Grand Hotel Conde Duque 

Seville Sevilla Center or Melia Sevilla

Lisbon Mercure Lisboa  or Novotel Lisboa 

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