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Overview

Spanish Escape

Say, “Hola,” to Spain on this escape to the land of Flamenco music and dance, inviting beaches, and enticing cuisine. Life is a fiesta here, and you can experience it without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and scrumptious cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you’ll stay overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Guided sightseeing and walking tours present you with Spain's must-see attractions.

History buffs will be delighted by a visit to Seville’s magnificent Casa de Pilatos with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures. In Granada, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, the oldest decorative garden in the Western world. An orientation drive in Valencia highlights Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history. If you’re interested in art and architecture, you’ll be thrilled by a visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum, which houses one of the finest collections of European art over the last 8 centuries. In Barcelona, visit the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece of architect Gaudì. But that’s not all…you’ll also enjoy a special farewell dinner with Sangria at a local restaurant 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 delectable treats and special experiences, this Spanish Escape is sure to leave you with plenty of memories to share with loved ones back home. So pack your camera and get ready for a marvelous guided Spain vacation at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

Highlights of Spanish Escape

Price Details US

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.

Notes

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

Related Option Title

January & March 2020 Travel

UNESCO Sites

Alhambra and Generalife Granada|Historic Centre of Cordoba|Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select 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 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 tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

Spanish Escape

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $2,034*
18 guests in a party: $461*

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 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.

Itineraries

Day 1

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)

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Day 2

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 3

MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE Treasures of Cordoba CORDOBA Free time to browse before departing for Seville.
SEVILLE Dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 354mi/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 4

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. (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



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Day 5

SEVILLE–GRANADA Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. (B) 199mi/320 km

TOUR 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.


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Day 6

GRANADA–VALENCIA Views of Valencia VALENCIA Orientation drive and free time. (B,D) 360mi/580 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Marvel at the architecture of La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) in Valencia. This gleaming, ultra-modern complex is the largest of its kind in Europe, with its strikingly futuristic design mirroring the surrounding water park, and a stunning symbol of the Spanish city, which houses a planetarium, an oceanarium, and an interactive museum.


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Day 7

VALENCIA–BARCELONA The Boulevards of Barcelona Scenic drive along the coast en route to Barcelona. (B) 211mi/340 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Barcelona in the footsteps of Picasso through the historic heart of the old city. Indulge in the tradition and tastes of 2,000 years in the Gothic Quarter. Take in the charm and captivating history with a walk down the tree-lined avenue of La Rambla amid the terraces and street performers on Barcelona’s famous thoroughfare.


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Day 8

BARCELONA Gaudi’s Masterpiece BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. [LF] Sangria and farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

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 9

BARCELONA 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

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 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
2 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
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 NH Center The stylishly decorated NH Center hotel offers 192 spacious, modern rooms, including rooms specially designed with handicapped accessibility. Valencia Ricardo Mico' 1 First-Class
5 HCC St. Moritz Hotel HCC St Moritz has a total of 91 rooms and offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect rest after a busy day in the city. Barcelona Carrer Diputacio 262 First-Class
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