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Globus Spain & Portugal Escape(KZ)

9 days from Barcelona to Lisbon 
The Iberian Escape weaves together the sights and cultures of Spain's and Portugal’s most famous cities—Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. You'll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in each.

Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world's most prestigious art museums. In Cordoba, visit the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.

Those interested in trying the local specialties and wines will be thrilled by this vacation. In Seville, you'll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment.
Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Add magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine, plus fantastic art and architecture with a flourish of Iberian flamboyance, and… you have a dream vacation to Spain's most famous cities and Lisbon!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

BARCELONA
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill

MADRID
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

CORDOBA
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs

SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter; Special dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment

LISBON
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN.
 Welcome to Barcelona! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2BARCELONA.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlight is a visit to the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged. (B)
Day 3BARCELONA–MADRID.
 Enjoy rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)
Day 4MADRID.
 Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, enjoy a highlight visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 5MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE.
 Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the medieval Jewish quarter. Tour the magnificent 8th-century MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Then, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia. (B)
Day 6SEVILLE.
 During your guided sightseeing tour, you will hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. This evening, a special dinner to try out local specialties has been prepared for you at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment. (B,D)
Day 7SEVILLE–PORTUGAL–LISBON.
 A scenic drive today takes you over the border to Portugal and its capital Lisbon —starting point in the 15th century for many successful expeditions to the New World. (B)
Day 8LISBON.
 Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Also visit the CHURCH with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Tonight, a special farewell dinner has been prepared for you at the Varanda Restaurant. (B,D)
Day 9LISBON.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine; a welcome dinner in Barcelona, a special dinner in Seville, and a special farewell dinner in Lisbon

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.

All 2017/2018 Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Journeys Club discount, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Extra nights per person in Barcelona:
in single room $165, in twin $92

Extra nights per person in Lisbon:
in single room $117, in twin $68

Globus Notes

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Single Supplement Waived (limited availability).
  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.

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