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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.
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 8,000 pieces of Western paintings. 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 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 marvellous guided Spain holiday at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
Madrid Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
Seville 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 Orientation drive
Barcelona Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; a delicious farewell dinner with Sangria at a local restaurant
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.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
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.
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Travel to Madrid where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
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, appealing optional excursions are available.
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.
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. An optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is also available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.
Sightseeing with a local guide features Granada’s main attraction: the Alhambra Complex (please note that entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed). 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.
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.
Follow the coast to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.
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 harbour from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, enjoy a flavourful farewell dinner with Sangria at a local restaurant to bid adios to your travelling companions.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
Madrid Novotel Madrid Center or Grand Hotel Conde Duque
Seville Sevilla Center or Melia Sevilla
Granada Saray or Gran Hotel Luna De Granada
Valencia NH Center
Barcelona HCC St. Moritz or Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace while taking in the important cities of Lisbon and Oporto—typical towns and villages and the stunning north-west coastline. Throughout this tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the 16th century Jeronimos Monastery. Often regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.
You’ll visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the 700-year-old university in Coimbra; the Arabian Hall and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, and the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its bone- and skull-covered walls. For this exceptional escorted tour of Portugal, Globus has arranged some special treats so that you can savour Portuguese cuisine and wine. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), and tapas with wine at the Quinta de Aveleda winery. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful Portuguese Escape!
Price based on 30 Nov 19
7 dates available
Price based on November 30, 2019 - December 9, 2019
7 matching dates available
On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a Seine cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialities. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvellous holiday offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
Price based on 24 Feb 19
4 dates available
Price based on February 24, 2019 - March 3, 2019
4 matching dates available
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