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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-day vacation 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

Travelers Notes

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.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,938*
18 guests in a party: $367*

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.

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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


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

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.

Day 3

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

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.

Day 4

SEVILLE The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (B)

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

Day 5

SEVILLE–GRANADA Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. (B)
155 mi / 250 km

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

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.

Day 6

GRANADA–VALENCIA Spanish Specialties VALENCIA Guided walking tour includes a photo stop at the science complex and a traditional Horchata (rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon drink) tasting. [LF] Enjoy a traditional Paella dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
311 mi / 500 km

LOCAL TASTES Enjoy an authentic Spanish paella dinner in Valencia. Traditional Paella Valenciana is made with chicken and sweet paprika and golden saffron in a slow simmered broth for a sumptuous, heart-warming hallmark of traditional Spanish cuisine.

Day 7

VALENCIA–BARCELONA The Boulevards of Barcelona Scenic drive along the coast en route to Barcelona.
BARCELONA Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
211 mi / 340 km

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.

Day 8

BARCELONA Adiós, 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] Enjoy Sangria and a farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant. (B,D)

LOCAL TASTES Say farewell to Spain with a toast of Sangria and culinary specialties at Barcelona’s La Fonda del Port Olìmpic restaurant. Dine in the heart of the Olympic Port where excellence in Mediterranean food is always on the menu. This landmark eatery in Barcelona serves carefully selected vegetables, fish, seafood, and sausages – making it the go-to place for the perfect paella.

Day 9

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


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# 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 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
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