Originally chanted at the toreros during bullfights, “Olé!” is now a term used to congratulate anyone’s exceptional performance in sunny and live-in-the-moment Spain. Prepare for those two happy syllables to roll off your tongue as you discover the past and modern-day feats of everyone from artists and architects to chefs and winemakers throughout this lively tour of Spain. Our most in-depth look at the land of the nonstop fiesta, this 14-day tour leads you from city to city and coast to coast for Picasso and paella, fortresses and flamenco, and Gaudi and the great Rioja wines. Equally satisfying is seeing the legendary backdrops used for some of classic literature’s finest prose—from Granada’s Moorish Alhambra complex to Pamplona’s famous Calle Estafeta, the famous street where the annual “running of the bulls” takes place. Olé!
Highlights of Spanish Fiesta
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $2,699*18 guests in a party: $508*
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 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.
Alhambra and Generalife Granada|Burgos Cathedral (See only)|Historic Centre of Cordoba|La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia (See only)|Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct|Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona|Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners
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 MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (B)
MADRID–SEGOVIA–BURGOS–VITORIA SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct.BURGOS Orientation walk. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria.VITORIA Free time late afternoon to browse. (B,D) 286 mi / 460 km
VITORIA–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA BILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum.SAN SEBASTIAN Free time to browse and for lunch.PAMPLONA [LF] Walk along the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine-pairing dinner at Basaburua restaurant. (B,D) 168 mi / 270 km
PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA SARAGOSSA Orientation walk includes Plaza del Pilar. Free time for lunch.Scenic drive en route to Barcelona. (B) 311 mi / 500 km
BARCELONA BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and panoramic views of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Barcelona with an excursion to Montserrat. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
BARCELONA–VALENCIA VALENCIA Guided sightseeing features a photo stop at the Arts and Sciences Complex and a traditional Horchata (rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon drink) tasting. (B,D)230 mi / 370 km
VALENCIA–GRANADA Scenic drive toward the mountains past cave dwellings near Guadix and Purullena en route to Granada.GRANADA Free time late afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 336 mi / 540 km
GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOLGRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. (B) 103 mi / 165 kmNOTE:Day 9 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed
COSTA DEL SOL. EXCURSION TO MÁLAGA COSTA DEL SOL [LF] Excursion to Málaga for a guided walking tour through the Old City and tapas tasting at the famous El Pimpi Bodega. Free time to explore. (B)22 mi / 35 km
COSTA DEL SOL–GIBRALTAR–SEVILLE Border crossing to Gibraltar.GIBRALTAR Guided sightseeing, includes St. Michael’s Caves.SEVILLE [LF] Visit the famous Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal bull ring. (B,D) 199 mi / 320 km
SEVILLE SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (B)
SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Free time to browse.MADRID Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 360 mi / 580 km
MADRID Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Catalonia Atocha||Catalonia Atocha Hotel is located in the center of Madrid, near Paseo del Prado and Atocha Railway Station, and only a short distance from the main museums and tourist attractions of the capital. The hotel was inaugurated in 2011 and has a fantastic solarium and terrace with heated seasonal Jacuzzi and wonderful views of the city.||Madrid||Calle Atocha 81||First-Class|
|2||NH Canciller Ayala||Modern hotel with meeting rooms, bar-cafeteria and restaurant; in a park and garden setting, overlooking the Cathedral.||Vitoria||Ramon Y Cajal, 5||First-Class|
|3||Tres Reyes||This property enjoys a unique location situated next to Taconera Park gardens, a stone's throw from Plaza de Castillo and just ten minutes from Plaza de Toros and surrounded by the city's cultural attractions. The hotel offers 160 air-conditioned modern guestrooms, which come with free Wi-Fi access and televisions with satellite channels. A lovely outdoor swimming pool is at guests' disposal during the summer, while sport lovers can find a well-equipped gym. Other amenities include a gourmet restaurant and an elegant piano bar.||Pamplona||Jardines De La Taconera||Superior First-Class|
|4||Catalonia Barcelona Plaza||A large modern 338 room property, located within easy access to many of the city's major sights and attractions. Facilities include a choice of two restaurants a gym and a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace with panoramic city views.||Barcelona||Plaza De Espana 6-8||First-Class|
|5||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|
|6||Andalucia Centre||This property is strategically located, between the Conference and Exhibition Centre and the city's Science Park, with easy access from the main entrance artery to Granada. The city center is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, which offers 115 large guestrooms with wooden floors and traditional furnishings. All rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with a satellite TV and a minibar. A rooftop pool and hot tub are at guests' disposal during the summer, as well as a barbecue restaurant overlooking the Alhambra Palace and Sierra Nevada mountains. A café-restaurant, serving seasonal Mediterranean cuisine can also be found. Free-Wi-Fi is available throughout.||Granada||Avda. America, 3||Superior First-Class|
|7||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|
|8||Melia Sevilla||Located in the heart of Seville opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa, this contemporary 365 room property boasts a stunning seasonal outdoor pool with large sun terrace overlooking Plaza España, a spa and fitness area. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout, unique rice dishes are served in the designer Mediterranean restaurant and cocktails and snacks can be enjoyed in the sophisticated lounge bar or at the outdoor poolside bar.||Sevilla||Doctor Pedro De Castro 1||Superior First-Class|
|9||Tryp Madrid Atocha||Tryp Madrid Atocha is located in the city's historic Arts District, Barrio de las Letras, and boasts a unique and privileged location. All main museums, such as the Prado Museum, as well as Madrid's landmarks, like Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, are reachable within walking distance. The beautiful El Retiro Park is a 10-minute walk from the property, while a metro station can be found next to the building. The hotel is set in a beautiful palace, which offers 150 spacious guestrooms, decorated in a modern and functional style. They all come with wooden floors and furniture, and provide modern facilities such as LCD TVs with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi. A nice snack-bar, serving light meals and tasty tapas is also at guests' disposal.||Madrid||Calle Atocha 83||First-Class|