The Best of Spain


  • 9 days

  • Spain and Portugal

Tour : ZV

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,440 pp

Tour only

Based on 10th Oct 2020

From

£1,654 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Luton

Overview

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From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! Overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona Where guided sightseeing or a guided walking tour in each city presents you with Spain's must-see attractions.

History buffs will be delighted by visits to Cordoba’s 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century, and Seville’s magnificent Casa de Pilatos with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures, plus the magnificent Plaza de España. In Granada, visit the Alhambra Complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, the oldest decorative garden in the Western world. During your guided walking tour in Valencia, Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive!

If you’re interested in art and architecture, you’ll be thrilled by the visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting. In Barcelona, visit the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece of architect Gaudi. But that’s not all…food must be a part of any Spain tour, and Globus has arranged fun treats for you. A special paella dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant in Valencia, and you’ll enjoy Sangria, a popular Spanish drink, 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 tasty treats and special experiences, this Best of Spain tour is sure to leave you with plenty of memories to share with loved ones back home. So pack your camera and get ready to be amazed.

Highlights

MADRID Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

CORDOBA Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs

SEVILLE Visit the Plaza de España; 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 Guided walking tour; taste a Horchata drink; paella dinner at a local restaurant

BARCELONA Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; enjoy a Sangria and farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant

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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:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 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

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 eight centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. An optional excursion to Toledo is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE

Day
3

Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide 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. Next is Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.
Today’s Distance: 354 mi / 570 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SEVILLE

Day
4

Start with a visit to magnificent PLAZA DE ESPAÑA, set of the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. 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. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral can be arranged. For a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SEVILLE–GRANADA

Day
5

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s 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.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GRANADA–VALENCIA

Day
6

Cross Mora Pass and the troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your guided walking tour, Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive. Taste a traditional Horchata drink, and this evening, LF a paella dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 360 mi / 580 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VALENCIA–BARCELONA

Day
7

A scenic drive along the coast brings you to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi / 340 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARCELONA

Day
8

In the morning, an optional excursion to Montserrat is available. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Visit the spectacular Sagrada Familia basilica, Gaudí’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Tonight, enjoy LF a Sangria and farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your traveling companions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BARCELONA

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.
  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.

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

From

£1,440 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

From

£1,654 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
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset
  • All airport taxes

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