Southern Spain Escape
Escape to the inspiring sights of Madrid, Granada, Costa del Sol, and Seville with an off-season vacation in Spain. Miss the crowds and skip the lines and higher prices of the high travel season, and join us for the flavors of Spain. Begin in Madrid with guided sightseeing, and see the masterpieces of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, and more in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Visit the houses of worship in Toledo, including the Synagogue, the 13th-century gothic Cathedral, and the Church of Santo Tomé—featuring one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Pass the rolling hills of olive and orange groves through Andalusia to historic Granada. Visit the grand Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. Travel to the Costa del Sol and visit Plaza de Toros, an 18th-century bullring in Ronda. Next, to Seville—capital of Andalusia, filled with intriguing sights, including a tobacco factory depicted in the opera Carmen. Visit the magnificent Casa de Pilatos with its Roman sculptures. Enjoy a guided tour of Cordoba before traveling through the landscapes of Don Quixote to return to Madrid for a farewell dinner. This Southern Spain off-season vacation is an escape you won’t want to miss!
Highlights of Southern Spain Escape
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All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.
Day 4 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed
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 in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.
Southern Spain Escape
6 guests in a party: $2,011*18 guests in a party: $474*
ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
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.
MADRID–TOLEDO–GRANADA City of Three Cultures TOLEDO Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the gothic Cathedral, Santo Tomé church with one of El Greco's masterpieces, and the national monument of Santa Maria La Bianca Synagogue. Visit a Damascene steel workshop. GRANADA Dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D) 270 mi / 440 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Known as the “City of Three Cultures” Toledo gets its nickname from the ancient influences of the Romans, Visigoths, and North African Moors – evident in the city’s well-preserved synagogues, mosques, and cathedrals. See the Gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces, and Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue on a walk through this dynamic city.
GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOL Grand Granada GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife.Scenic drive en route to Costa del Sol. (B) 90 mi / 140 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT ARCHITECTURAL GEMS Granada’s Alhambra Complex stands as one of the largest ancient aristocratic sites of Western Muslim culture. Its leafy lanes and streams enhance the grand water gardens of Generalife, at the once summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers.
COSTA DEL SOL The Sun Coast COSTA DEL SOL Enjoy a free day on the coast. (B)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE Endless beaches to stroll along, hidden caves, white villages that scatter the mountains, historical landmarks with centuries of culture, pleasant temperatures all year round and happy friendly people that make you feel at home.
COSTA DEL SOL–RONDA–SEVILLE A divided town RONDA Walking orientation includes a visit of [LF] Plaza de Toros before driving to Seville. (B,D) 149 mi / 240 kmLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURAL GEMS Ronda is a town of two halves, literally, as it is perched on a platform of the Sierra de Ronda and cut in two by a deep ravine, the only link being a spectacular bridge. It is one of the most popular white villages of Andalusia and it is thought that the origins of modern Spanish bull-fighting began here. Its characteristic bull-ring is one of the oldest in Spain.
SEVILLE The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Stop at the Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. Free time this afternoon. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Walk through Seville’s picturesque Plaza de España, originally built for Seville's Ibero-American Expo at the 1929 World's Fair. The 540,000-square-foot plaza features a sprawling mosaic patio. Explore the historic Santa Cruz quarter and its magical maze of tapas, flamenco, and cafés.
SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID Treasures of Cordoba CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of Caliphs. MADRID Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 336 mi / 540 kmTOUR 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.
MADRID Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Gran Hotel Conde Duque||Situated in the center of Madrid and close to the Royal Palace and museum. The elegant, air-conditioned rooms have Wi-Fi. minibar, safe and pillow menu. Amenities include a relaxed cafe, a traditional bar and a refined tea room, along with a library and a fitness room.||Madrid||P.Conde Val. De Suchil 5||Superior First-Class|
|2||NH Principe De Vergara||The NH Principe de Vergara hotel is located in the exclusive upmarket Salamanca district, home to some of the city¿s finest shops as well as numerous bars and restaurants. All 155 spacious and modern guest rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with soundproof windows, air-conditioning, minibar, in-room safe, flat screen TV with international channels and Free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel has a warm and friendly on-site restaurant to enjoy market-fresh seasonal foods, combining tradition and innovation for a must-taste meal. The café-bar where clients can relax in the afternoon or sip cocktail in the evening is very popular. A gym with new equipment and free Wi-Fi throughout the property are also available. A metro station is just steps away putting the popular tourist sites within easy reach.||Madrid||Principe De Vergara, 92||First-Class|
|3||Hotel Saray||Moorish touches, rooms with Nazari styled decor, restaurant and gardens; set in town center next to the Congress Hall.||Granada||Paseo Tierno Galvan 4||Superior First-Class|
|4||Melia Costa Del Sol||A contemporary 9-story hotel right on the oceanfront promenade opposite the popular El Bajondillo Beach. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, the Thalasso spa with saltwater relax pool, sauna and steam bath can also be enjoyed (an additional fee is payable locally for the spa). A mix of Mediterranean and international specialities are offered at both the buffet and à la carte restaurants, there is also a Central bar serving a wide variety of drinks all day and complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.||Torremolinos-Malaga||Playa De Bajondillo||Superior First-Class|
|5||Hotel Al Andalus Palace||This modern design Hotel has 623 spacious rooms with wooden floors, Free Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and air conditioning. The property has an on-site restaurant serving international cuisine and a rich buffet breakfast. Other amenities include a seasonal poolside bar, a stylish snack bar, cafe and a fitness centre with sauna.||Sevilla||Avda De La Palmera S/N||First-Class|