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Overview

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: $2,428*
18 guests in a party: $558*

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.

Product Group

The Best of Spain

UNESCO Sites

Alhambra and Generalife Granada|Historic Centre of Cordoba|La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia (See only)|Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

Itineraries

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)

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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 Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Enjoy free time to browse before departing for Seville. (B,D) 354 mi / 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 Visit 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)
155 mi / 250 km

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

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 Spanish Specialties VALENCIA Guided walking tour includes a photo stop at the science complex and a traditional Horchata (drink made from tiger nuts) tasting. [LF] Enjoy a traditional Paella dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
311 mi / 500 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
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.


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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

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 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 a local restaurant. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Say farewell to Spain with Sangria and culinary specialties at a local city center restaurant. Often considered the signature drink of Spain and taking its name from its “blood red color”, Sangria’s origins are thought to go back to Roman times, when it was simply wine added to water. Since then, the recipe has been revisited many times and there are many delicious local variations. Tonight, lift your glass for a toast to your Best of Spain tour.


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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
1 2024-07-26 2024-07-27 2024-08-04 $3119 $0 $3119 ZV40727K Please Call
2 2024-08-09 2024-08-10 2024-08-18 $2659 $0 $2659 ZV40810 Not Available
3 2024-08-23 2024-08-24 2024-09-01 $3149 $0 $3149 ZV40824K Not Available
4 2024-08-30 2024-08-31 2024-09-08 $2699 $0 $2699 ZV40831 Not Available
5 2024-09-06 2024-09-07 2024-09-15 $2769 $0 $2769 ZV40907 Not Available
6 2024-09-13 2024-09-14 2024-09-22 $2699 $0 $2699 ZV40914 Available
7 2024-09-20 2024-09-21 2024-09-29 $2699 $0 $2699 ZV40921 Available
8 2024-09-27 2024-09-28 2024-10-06 $2699 $0 $2699 ZV40928 Not Available
9 2024-10-04 2024-10-05 2024-10-13 $2599 $0 $2599 ZV41005 Not Available
10 2024-10-04 2024-10-05 2024-10-13 $2599 $0 $2599 ZV41005A Not Available
11 2025-03-28 2025-03-29 2025-04-06 $2789 $250 $2539 ZV50329 Available
12 2025-04-04 2025-04-05 2025-04-13 $3019 $0 $3019 ZV50405 Available
13 2025-04-11 2025-04-12 2025-04-20 $3059 $0 $3059 ZV50412 Available
14 2025-04-18 2025-04-19 2025-04-27 $3509 $0 $3509 ZV50419K Available
15 2025-04-25 2025-04-26 2025-05-04 $2999 $0 $2999 ZV50426 Available
16 2025-05-02 2025-05-03 2025-05-11 $3059 $0 $3059 ZV50503 Available
17 2025-05-09 2025-05-10 2025-05-18 $3049 $0 $3049 ZV50510 Available
18 2025-05-16 2025-05-17 2025-05-25 $3049 $0 $3049 ZV50517 Available
19 2025-05-23 2025-05-24 2025-06-01 $3599 $0 $3599 ZV50524K Available
20 2025-05-30 2025-05-31 2025-06-08 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50531 Available
21 2025-06-06 2025-06-07 2025-06-15 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50607 Available
22 2025-06-13 2025-06-14 2025-06-22 $2969 $250 $2719 ZV50614 Available
23 2025-06-20 2025-06-21 2025-06-29 $3479 $0 $3479 ZV50621K Available
24 2025-06-27 2025-06-28 2025-07-06 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50628 Available
25 2025-07-11 2025-07-12 2025-07-20 $2929 $0 $2929 ZV50712 Available
26 2025-07-25 2025-07-26 2025-08-03 $2929 $0 $2929 ZV50726 Available
27 2025-08-08 2025-08-09 2025-08-17 $3439 $0 $3439 ZV50809K Available
28 2025-08-22 2025-08-23 2025-08-31 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50823 Available
29 2025-08-29 2025-08-30 2025-09-07 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50830 Available
30 2025-09-05 2025-09-06 2025-09-14 $3049 $0 $3049 ZV50906 Available
31 2025-09-12 2025-09-13 2025-09-21 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50913 Available
32 2025-09-19 2025-09-20 2025-09-28 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50920 Available
33 2025-09-26 2025-09-27 2025-10-05 $2969 $0 $2969 ZV50927 Available
34 2025-10-03 2025-10-04 2025-10-12 $2859 $0 $2859 ZV51004 Available

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 Macia Sevilla Kubb This 134-room contemporary hotel offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace with seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant and a lounge. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, air conditioning, private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The property is situated 1.5 km from Plaza de España, 1 km from the Alcazar and a 12-minute walk from La Giralda and Sevilla Cathedral. Seville Plaza Carmen Benitez, 3 First-Class
3 Tent Granada This elegant, modern hotel enjoys an unbeatable location in the center of Granada next to Fuentenueva Park and the University of Granada. There is Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a 24-hour reception. Guests can enjoy a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and an indoor water zone with jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, as well as an on-site gym. The hotel restaurant serves Mediterranean and local dishes and traditional tapas can be enjoyed in the lively Calle Elvira which is just a 10-minute walk away. Granada Avda.Constitucion 21 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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