The Best of Spain
Although you might be enthralled with the idea of the Spanish siesta—the customary post-lunch nap to escape the midday heat—you’ll want to think twice about catching any afternoon Zzzs on this dreamy introductory tour of Spain. Otherwise, you’d miss all the sunny sights this 9-dayvacation to Spain has in store. From Madrid’s art-filled Prado Museum to Barcelona’s tree-lined La Rambla, we show you the country’s top must-see sights, indulging in pans of zesty paella, and pitchers of tangy sangria along the way. While you’ll treat yourself to the fresh catches from the sea, the olives from the hills, and the wine from the lush river valleys; it’s sights such as Granada’s opulent Alhambra complex, Seville’s over-the-top Plaza de España, and Barcelona’s unparalleled Sagrada Familia Basilica that are a feast for the eyes.
Highlights of The Best of Spain
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: $1,938*18 guests in a party: $367*
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.
The Best of Spain
Alhambra and Generalife Granada|Historic Centre of Cordoba|La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia (See only)|Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 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)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Madrid with an excursion to Toledo. 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.
MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Free time to browse before departing for Seville. (B,D) 354 mi / 570 km
SEVILLE SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (B)
SEVILLE–GRANADA GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. (B) 155 mi / 250 kmNOTE:Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed
GRANADA–VALENCIA VALENCIA Guided walking tour includes a photo stop at the science complex and a traditional Horchata (rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon drink) tasting. [LF] Paella dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 311 mi / 500 km
VALENCIA–BARCELONA Scenic drive along the coast en route to Barcelona.BARCELONA Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 211 mi / 340 km
BARCELONA BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. [LF] Sangria and farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant. (B,D)
BARCELONA. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|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||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|
|3||Catalonia Granada||Catalonia Granada has 153 elegant guestrooms, fitted with modern comforts, which are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi access. They all come with a smart TV, a minibar, and coffee/tea-making facilities. A lovely outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with bar service are to be found on the rooftop, with beautiful views of the city. Other amenities include a wellness area with spa facilities, as well as a gym. Fresh cocktails and tasty tapas are served at the hotel's snack bar. Situated near AVE train station and Jardines del Triunfo, this hotel boasts an excellent location. Granada's historical center and its wonderful cathedral are a 15-minute walk from the property.||Granada||AV.De Madrid 10||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|