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Overview

Highlights of Spain and Portugal with Madeira

Like the blue Azulejo-tiled walls on Portugal’s beautiful buildings, homes, and churches, we’ve pieced together the best experiences of two sun-washed countries for those looking for an enlightening getaway. On this 9-day tour of Spain and Portugal, you’ll spend two nights each in four legendary cities spanning from the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the golden coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Barcelona’s distinctive architecture, Madrid’s artistic energy, Seville’s medieval past, and Lisbon’s tiled and cobbled charm await your arrival and exploration. With immersive sightseeing, you’ll dive into the history, culture, and cuisine of each city during the must-see, must-taste, and must-hear experiences, from Portugal’s sweet red port and mournful fado music to Spain’s dry Rioja wine and lively flamenco performances. Continue your tour with a trip to Santa Cruz on the magical Island of Madeira, complete with crystalline waters and centuries of tradition and culinary treats. Explore “Little Lisbon” in Funchal, with is creative atmosphere that inspires the imagination. From the quaint charms of fishing villages to the quiet reflections from luminous pools and lofty plateaus, your vacation in Portugal is a feast for the senses and an unforgettable adventure for the soul.

Highlights of Highlights of Spain and Portugal with Madeira

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $2,938*
18 guests in a party: $650*

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

Highlights of Spain and Portugal

UNESCO Sites

Historic Centre of Cordoba|Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Return flight from Lisbon to Madeira.

Travelers Notes

Services of the Tour Director end on day 9. Island portion includes services of a local expert.

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily, 4 Dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN Welcome to Barcelona! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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Day 2

BARCELONA Gaudi’s Masterpiece BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes the Palau de La Musica and panoramic views of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Stop at Sagrada Familia Basilica, Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia stands in Barcelona as a monument to the Holy Family and a testament to the masterwork of Antoni Gaudi. Built on the reliance of donations since the first stone was laid more than 130 years ago, the iconic church remains an unfinished masterpiece and the world’s longest-running construction project – slated for completion in 2026 on the 100th anniversary of the architect’s death.


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Day 3

BARCELONA–MADRID Splendid Spain Scenic drive through the Catalonian and Aragonian countryside en route to Madrid. (B)
385 mi / 620 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE The city of Madrid is filled with intriguing stories and hidden secrets. Stroll around the streets and take pictures of “El Osoy el Madrono”(The Bear and the Strawberry Tree), the biggest symbol of the city. See the Statue of the Fallen Angel, depicting Lucifer’s expulsion from Heaven.


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Day 4

MADRID Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its amazing assortment of masterpieces by historic artists like Velasquez, Goya, and El Greco. The famous museum also displays the works of renowned European masters, including Rubens and Rembrandt, along with a stunning collection of Greco-Roman statues.


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Day 5

MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE Treasures of Cordoba CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Free time to browse before departing for Seville. (B)
354 mi / 570 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE The Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba in Spanish) today is a Catholic cathedral but was originally a mosque built for Muslim prayer by Abd ar-Rahman I in the 8th century. The mosque’s architecture is rich in dazzling detail, with over 800 granite and marble pillars supporting its beautiful brick and stone arches - a major focal point in the mosque along with the soaring bell tower – the tallest structure in the city.


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Day 6

SEVILLE Dance Steps in Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes the Casa de Pilatos and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. Enjoy [LF] dinner with local specialties at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Be moved by the soulful sounds and steps of the Flamenco. You’ll see the very best display of this passionate Flemish dance performed by award-winning dancers who’ll add some spice to your dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant in Seville. Ole!


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Day 7

SEVILLE–SETUBAL–AZEITÃO, PORTUGAL–LISBON Painting the Town in Portugal SETUBAL Free time for lunch in the vibrant food market.
AZEITÃO [LF] Visit a traditional tile workshop.
LISBON Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
273 mi / 440 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
ART & ARTISTRY Enter a world of authentically handmade Portuguese tiles at the São Simão Arte workshop and gallery in Azeitão. It is here that distinguished antique collector Antonio Soares Franco creates his ceramic masterpieces by hand in the style of his ancestors.


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Day 8

LISBON Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister with a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Join a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Lisbon is home to the 16th-century Monastery of Jerónimos, adorned with its 100-foot façade featuring images of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of Belém. See the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress but also as an embarkation point for sailors and was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.


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Day 9

LISBON–SANTA CRUZ Seasons in the Sun LISBON Fly to Funchal.
SANTA CRUZ Orientation walk. Free time (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS The Island of Madeira is boasting some of Europe’s most impressive landscapes. Soak in the breathtaking natural scenery that merges with crystal- clear waters, centuries-old traditions, and authentic flavors.. Experience a unique island where the clock does not set the time and the calendar does not dictate the season.


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Day 10

SANTA CRUZ–EXCURSION TO FUNCHAL Little Lisbon FUNCHAL Visit Mercado dos Lavoratores and the “open-air-museum” of the Santa Maria. Take the cable car to Monte and take in views of the city. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & NATURE Funchal used to be called “Little Lisbon”, and that is no coincidence. There are plenty of historical buildings to discover in the narrow streets, while the traditional white houses are nestled on the steep slopes.Yon won’t believe your eyes at the heart of the Zona Velha (Old Town), a swirl of public creativity, which has seen the entrances to buildings along the Rua de Santa Maria adorned with bright paintings and imaginative scenes. Images include everything from a fisherman sitting by his boat in the moonlight to a dislocated eye peering from behind a cracked “window” of yellow glass.


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Day 11

SANTA CRUZ Fishing Lore & Luminescent Pools SANTA CRUZ Day at leisure. (B)

ENHANCED FREE TIME
NATURAL WONDERS Head West and stop in Camara de Lobos, a small fishing village that in 1949 Winston Churchill chose to paint. Continue towards Cabo Girai the worlds second highest sea cliff (and Europe’s highest) and the Paul de Serra, Madeira’s biggest and highest plateau. Visit Porto Moniz, the most north-western valley. Here visit its beautiful natural pools which are the village’s main attractions and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.


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Day 12

SANTA CRUZ–LISBON Sights of Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ Fly to Lisbon
LISBON Free time. (B)

ENHANCED FREE TIME
TOUR HIGHLIGHT Time to pack your bags and say goodbye to the magical Island of Madeira with a flight to Lisbon to relax and reminisce over your stunning adventure.


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Day 13

LISBON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-04-26 2024-04-27 2024-05-09 $4422 $250 $4569 ZZF40427K Please Call
2 2024-05-03 2024-05-04 2024-05-16 $3932 $100 $4229 ZZF40504 Please Call
3 2024-05-10 2024-05-11 2024-05-23 $3962 $100 $4259 ZZF40511 Not Available
4 2024-05-17 2024-05-18 2024-05-30 $3862 $100 $4159 ZZF40518 Available
5 2024-05-24 2024-05-25 2024-06-06 $4422 $100 $4719 ZZF40525K Not Available
6 2024-05-31 2024-06-01 2024-06-13 $4062 $100 $4359 ZZF40601 Please Call
7 2024-06-07 2024-06-08 2024-06-20 $4062 $100 $4359 ZZF40608 Available
8 2024-06-14 2024-06-15 2024-06-27 $4062 $100 $4359 ZZF40615 Available
9 2024-06-21 2024-06-22 2024-07-04 $4432 $100 $4729 ZZF40622K Available
10 2024-08-23 2024-08-24 2024-09-05 $3802 $100 $4099 ZZF40824 Available
11 2024-08-30 2024-08-31 2024-09-12 $3882 $250 $4029 ZZF40831 Available
12 2024-09-06 2024-09-07 2024-09-19 $3882 $100 $4179 ZZF40907 Available
13 2024-09-13 2024-09-14 2024-09-26 $4572 $100 $4869 ZZF40914K Available
14 2024-09-20 2024-09-21 2024-10-03 $3862 $100 $4159 ZZF40921 Not Available
15 2024-09-27 2024-09-28 2024-10-10 $3862 $100 $4159 ZZF40928 Not Available
16 2024-10-04 2024-10-05 2024-10-17 $3662 $100 $3959 ZZF41005 Not Available
17 2025-04-25 2025-04-26 2025-05-08 $4292 $0 $4689 ZZF50426 Available
18 2025-05-02 2025-05-03 2025-05-15 $4992 $0 $5389 ZZF50503K Available
19 2025-05-09 2025-05-10 2025-05-22 $4402 $0 $4799 ZZF50510 Available
20 2025-05-16 2025-05-17 2025-05-29 $4832 $0 $5229 ZZF50517K Not Available
21 2025-05-23 2025-05-24 2025-06-05 $4292 $0 $4689 ZZF50524 Available
22 2025-05-30 2025-05-31 2025-06-12 $5152 $0 $5549 ZZF50531K Available
23 2025-06-06 2025-06-07 2025-06-19 $4502 $0 $4899 ZZF50607 Available
24 2025-06-13 2025-06-14 2025-06-26 $5152 $0 $5549 ZZF50614K Available
25 2025-06-20 2025-06-21 2025-07-03 $4292 $0 $4689 ZZF50621 Available
26 2025-08-22 2025-08-23 2025-09-04 $4852 $0 $5249 ZZF50823K Available
27 2025-08-29 2025-08-30 2025-09-11 $4302 $0 $4699 ZZF50830 Available
28 2025-09-05 2025-09-06 2025-09-18 $4302 $0 $4699 ZZF50906 Available
29 2025-09-12 2025-09-13 2025-09-25 $4442 $0 $4839 ZZF50913 Available
30 2025-09-19 2025-09-20 2025-10-02 $4292 $0 $4689 ZZF50920 Available
31 2025-09-26 2025-09-27 2025-10-09 $4292 $0 $4689 ZZF50927 Available
32 2025-10-03 2025-10-04 2025-10-16 $4072 $0 $4469 ZZF51004 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 NH Sants Barcelona This large modern property is located in the heart of the financial district, within walking distance of the Sants train station, which connects to the city center in 15 minutes. The well-known soccer stadium Camp Nou is only 20 minutes away on foot. The property offers 203 soundproof, bright and spacious guestrooms decorated in a classic style with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a fitness room, a nice restaurant serving Catalan cuisine, and a relaxing bar serving refreshing drinks. Barcelona Numancia, 74 First-Class
2 Novotel Madrid Center A stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas. Madrid C/ O'donnell 53 First-Class
3 Sevilla Center The hotel enjoys a central location and is within walking distance to the historical Old Town and cathedral. Warmly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms include a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include a refined restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool with loungers. There's also a fitness room. Seville Avda De Buhaira S/N Superior First-Class
4 Mercure Lisboa A 104-room modern hotel offering Free Wi-Fi Internet access and year-round heated rooftop swimming pool, with panoramic views over the Águas Livres Aqueduct. International cuisine and Regional wines can be enjoyed in the main restaurant and there is a lobby bar serving a wide range of drinks & cocktails. Lisbon Avda Jose Malhoa, 23 First-Class
5 Vila Galé Santa Cruz The Vila Galé Santa Cruz in Madeira, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and is just a stone's throw away from a pebble beach. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, gym and massage rooms. All of the 262 sophisticated guest rooms come with a satellite TV, a private balcony and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. Santa Cruz Rua de Sao Fernando 5 First-Class
6 Lumen Lisboa Lumen Lisboa is located within walking distance from Marques de Pombal Square and the Avenida Liberdade. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Dona Maria II National Theatre and Rossio. The property offers 160 soundproof guestrooms, decorated in a contemporary style, which are bright and spacious. They all come with air conditioning, flat screen TV, a desk, and a wardrobe as a standard. A terrace with sun loungers or beach chairs, a rooftop bar, and a fitness center are also at guests' disposal. Lisbon Ruo Sousa Martins 18/20 Superior First-Class
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