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Globus Spectacular Spain(ZY)

8 Day Tour from Barcelona to Costa del Sol 
Experience the variety of Spain on this vacation famous cities plus the Mediterranean coastline of Andalusia. Overnight in Granada plus two-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol. Spain is a country steeped in history, and on this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of its historical sites as well as its well-known museums and churches. Special tour highlights are the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. One of the most prestigious art museums in the world, the Prado houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting!

Enjoy an exciting ride on the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid. In Granada, a city with more than 1,000 years of recorded history, visit the Alhambra Complex. The Alhambra was a palace, citadel, and fortress for the Nasrid sultans and their servants, elite soldiers, and high officials from the 13th to 14th centuries. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.

On this Spain tour, Globus has also arranged some memorable experiences for you such as traditional tapas tasting in beautiful Malaga. Throughout your tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring each city to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities' histories, sights, cultures, and secrets. Between the sights, museums, scenery, and experts, it's a Spectacular Spain vacation.

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

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

BARCELONA-MADRID
By high-speed AVE train

MADRID
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

GRANADA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; [LF] dinner at a local restaurant

MÁLAGA
Orientation; [LF] enjoy a tapas tasting

COSTA DEL SOL
Farewell dinner

Itinerary (2020)

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. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudí’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 3BARCELONA–MADRID.
 Board the high-speed AVE-TRAIN and arrive in Madrid, capital of Spain since 1561.
Today’s Distance: 386 mi / 618 km (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. Today's highlight is a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last eight centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. An optional excursion to Toledo is available. (B)
Day 5MADRID–GRANADA.
 Arrive in history-steeped Granada. See the sights with a Local Guide and visit its main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also amble through the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. This evening, [LF] dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km (B,D)
Day 6GRANADA–MÁLAGA–COSTA DEL SOL.
 Turn towards the sea, away from the mountains, and stop in beautiful Málaga. After your orientation, [LF] a traditional tapas TASTING at one of Málaga's lively restaurants awaits before arriving at your comfortable hotel on the Costa del Sol.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi / 180 km (B)
Day 7AT LEISURE ON THE COSTA DEL SOL.
 A full day at leisure allows you to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. This evening, a farewell dinner at your hotel, is the right way to say adios! (B,D)
Day 8COSTA DEL SOL.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Málaga. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Granada

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$550

Triple room reduction per person:
$30

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Globus Notes

  • Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.
  • If you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.

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