Spanish Fiesta


  • 14 days

  • Spain and Portugal

  • Active pace

Tour : ZX

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,944 pp

Tour only

Based on 16th Nov 2020

From

£2,238 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. Visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. Relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques, also visit the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.

On this Spain tour, history fans will enjoy visiting the magnificent Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures; the 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century; and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. The Alhambra was a palace, citadel, and fortress for the Nasrid sultans and their servants, elite soldiers, and high officials from the 13th to 14th centuries. Fans of art and architecture will delight in seeing the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of the world’s finest art museums; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an amazing feat of construction without any flat surfaces; and the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona.

Globus has also arranged special experiences for you on this Spain tour. For example, enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by tapas in Ribera del Duero; a special treat is a walk along the street where the famous "running of the bulls" takes place, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at a local restaurant in Pamplona; and in Seville, enjoy an exclusive visit to the famous Real Maestranza (royal) bull ring.

History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, wine and more—what else could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?

Highlights

MADRID Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

SEGOVIA Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct

RIBERA DEL DUERO Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega Portia

BURGOS Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria

BILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum

SAN SEBASTIAN Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”

PAMPLONA Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurant

SARAGOSSA Visit Plaza del Pilar

BARCELONA Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill

VALENCIA Guided sightseeing; enjoy a traditional Horchata drink

GRANADA Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife

COSTA DEL SOL Guided walking tour of Málaga's Old City

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves

SEVILLE Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

CORDOBA Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs

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Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

MADRID

Day
2

The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Morning sightseeing with a 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, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last eight centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to Toledo can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MADRID–SEGOVIA–RIBERA DEL DUERO–BURGOS–VITORIA

Day
3

Head into beautiful Castile, the “Province of the Castles.” Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Next, head to Ribera del Duero for a LF WINE TASTING accompanied by tapas at Bodegas Portia, designed by world-famous architect Norman Foster. In Burgos, see the magnificent limestone Cathedral of Santa Maria, where the legendary El Cid—Castile’s greatest hero—who lived in the 11th century, is buried. Afternoon arrival in Vitoria, capital of the Basque Autonomous Community, and explore the delightful historic center at your own pace.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi / 460 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VITORIA–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA

Day
4

In Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, join your Local Guide for a visit to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, an amazing feat of construction created by architect Frank O. Gehry. Next is lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast,” before arriving in Pamplona at the foot of the Pyrenees. Here, a special treat awaits: LF walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja WINE TASTING and dinner at Basaburua restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi / 270 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA

Day
5

In Saragossa, visit PLAZA DEL PILAR, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Arrive in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the host of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARCELONA

Day
6

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. A highlight is a visit to spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudí’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Choose from our optional excursions to Montserrat and to a Catalonian restaurant to try out local dishes.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARCELONA–VALENCIA

Day
7

Continue along the coast to Valencia, once a royal capital. Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive during your guided sightseeing, featuring the Town Hall, La Lonja (the 15th-century Silk Exchange), the bull ring, the massive gateway towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts & Science Complex, designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. End your tour in the center at La Seo Cathedral and then, visit LF one of Valencia’s oldest Horchaterias, where you will be served a traditional Horchata drink.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VALENCIA–GRANADA

Day
8

Take a scenic drive toward the mountains past troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Guadix and Purullena. Cross Mora Pass and arrive in Granada, where dinner has been prepared at one of Granada’s fine restaurants, the perfect introduction to this magnificent city.
Today’s Distance: 336 mi / 540 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOL.

Day
9

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains. Also amble through the exotic WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE. Then, take a short drive to your hotel at the Costa del Sol. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the charming Pueblo Blanco village of Mijas.
Today’s Distance: 103 mi / 165 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

COSTA DEL SOL. EXCURSION TO MÁLAGA

Day
10

The morning is dedicated to beautiful Málaga, birthplace of Picasso. Join your Local Guide on a walking tour through the OLD CITY. Enjoy free time for shopping and maybe a visit to the Picasso Museum.
Today’s Distance: 22 mi / 35 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

COSTA DEL SOL–GIBRALTAR–SEVILLE

Day
11

Drive to the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, in British hands since 1704. Hear about its turbulent history from your Local Guide, see the Moorish Castle, and visit ST. MICHAEL’S CAVES and the colony of Barbary apes. Drive through the sunny sherry wine region on the Costa de la Luz to vibrant, festive Seville, where LF an exclusive visit has been included to the famous Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal BULL RING.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SEVILLE

Day
12

During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, 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, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID

Day
13

Travel through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba. Guided walking tour of Cordoba includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Return to Madrid and enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 360 mi / 580 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MADRID

Day
14

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.
  • Day 9 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.
  • July 13 Departure San Fermin Feria

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

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£1,944 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset

Tour with flights

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£2,238 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset
  • All airport taxes

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