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Spectacular Spain

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Price per person
from £1,619

Price based on
London Gatwick
21st Apr 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book by 31 October to secure your place for just £49, and to benefit from our early booking Price Pledge - we guarantee that if you find your 2019 holiday being sold directly by us at a better value between 1 Nov 2018 and up to 12 weeks of your tour, we will refund the difference.

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  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

You’ll experience the best of Spain on this vacation that includes an overnight in Granada and two-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol. Spain is a country steeped in history, and on this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historical sites as well as its well-known museums and churches. Special tour highlights are the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. One of the most prestigious art museums in the world, the Prado houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting!

Enjoy an exciting ride on the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid. In Granada, a city with more than 1,000 years of recorded history, visit the Alhambra Complex. 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. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.

On this Spain tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, visit beautiful Málaga, and enjoy a traditional tapas tasting. Throughout your tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring each city to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and secrets. They may even teach you a few words of Spanish! Between the sights, museums, scenery, and experts, it's a Spectacular Spain vacation.

At a glance

Barcelona Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill

Barcelona - Madrid By high-speed AVE train

Madrid Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

Granada Guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner at a local restaurant

Málaga Orientation; enjoy a tapas tasting

Costa Del Sol Farewell dinner

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • 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.

Overview

You’ll experience the best of Spain on this vacation that includes an overnight in Granada and two-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol. Spain is a country steeped in history, and on this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historical sites as well as its well-known museums and churches. Special tour highlights are the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. One of the most prestigious art museums in the world, the Prado houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting!

Enjoy an exciting ride on the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid. In Granada, a city with more than 1,000 years of recorded history, visit the Alhambra Complex. 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. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.

On this Spain tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, visit beautiful Málaga, and enjoy a traditional tapas tasting. Throughout your tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring each city to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and secrets. They may even teach you a few words of Spanish! Between the sights, museums, scenery, and experts, it's a Spectacular Spain vacation.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Barcelona, Spain

Day
1

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Barcelona! 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. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuïc Hill. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona - Madrid

Day
3

Board the high-speed AVE-TRAIN and arrive in Madrid, capital of Spain since 1561.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
4

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. Today's highlight is 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 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. An optional excursion to Toledo is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - Granada

Day
5

Arrive in history-steeped Granada. See the sights with a Local Guide and visit its 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. This evening, dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Granada – Málaga – Costa Del Sol

Day
6

Turn towards the sea, away from the mountains, and stop in beautiful Málaga. After your orientation, a traditional tapas TASTING at one of Málaga's lively restaurants awaits before arriving at your comfortable hotel on the Costa del Sol.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Costa Del Sol

Day
7

A full day at leisure allows you to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse through the trendy boutiques. This evening, a farewell dinner at your hotel is the proper way to say adios!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Costa Del Sol - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
Print itinerary

Things to note

Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

HCC St. Moritz

HCC St. Moritz Hotel is set in a listed 19th-century building and 5 minutes’ walk from Gaudí’s Casa Batlló. Passeig de Gràcia and its Metro Station are just 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are one stop away. Barcelona Port is just over 0.6 miles from the the hotel.

  • Location

    Diputació, 262-264, Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Bar Restaurant Free Wi-Fi

AC Carlton Hotel

AC Hotel Carlton Madrid is located in the heart of Madrid, near the Retiro Park, the Botanic Gardens, and the Atocha train and metro station. It is also just a stone's throw away from the most popular shops and business areas in the city.

  • Location

    Paseo de las Delicias, 26, 28045 Madrid, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Bar Restaurant Free Wi-Fi

Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

Gran Hotel Luna de Granada is 10 minutes' walk from Granada historic town, the Alhambra Palace is 1.9 miles from the hotel. Granada Railway Station and the city’s university are within 0.6 miles of the hotel.

  • Location

    Plaza Manuel Cano, 2, Ronda District, 18004 Granada, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Bar Restaurant Free Wi-Fi

Fuerte Estepona at Estepona

Set on the beachfront on the Costa del Sol, Hotel Fuerte Estepona is situated just 3 minutes walk from the beach. The hotel offers 4 outdoor pools, a spa and free WiFi throughout. The centre of Estepona is a 5 minutes drive away.

  • Location

    Arroyo Vaquero Playa Ctra. A-7 KM 150, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Bar Restaurant Free Wi-Fi

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