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Globus The Best of Spain(ZV)

9 days from Madrid to Barcelona 
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.

Itinerary (2024)

 Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
 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.
 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.
 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
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

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Guaranteed Departure 07/27/2024 $3,119.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/24/2024 $3,149.00
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03/29/2025 $2,789.00
04/05/2025 $3,019.00
04/12/2025 $3,059.00
04/19/2025 $3,509.00
04/26/2025 $2,999.00
05/03/2025 $3,059.00
05/10/2025 $3,049.00
05/17/2025 $3,049.00
05/24/2025 $3,599.00
05/31/2025 $2,969.00
06/07/2025 $2,969.00
06/14/2025 $2,969.00
06/21/2025 $3,479.00
06/28/2025 $2,969.00
07/12/2025 $2,929.00
07/26/2025 $2,929.00
08/09/2025 $3,439.00
08/23/2025 $2,969.00
08/30/2025 $2,969.00
09/06/2025 $3,049.00
09/13/2025 $2,969.00
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09/27/2025 $2,969.00
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