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Spanish Fiesta (ZX2017)

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Tour Length: 14 Days
Countries Visited: Spain
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Tour Category: Other Globus Tours
Tour Operator: Globus Tours
Tour Code: ZX-2017
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Title
Spanish Fiesta

Vacation Overview
This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. You’ll visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. You’ll have time to relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques. You’ll also visit the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.On this Spain tour, history fans will enjoy visiting the magnificent Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures; the 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century; and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. 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. Fans of art and architecture will delight in seeing the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of the world’s finest art museums; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an amazing feat of construction without any flat surfaces; and the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona. Globus has also arranged special experiences for you on this Spain tour. For example, enjoy wine tasting accompanied by tapas in Ribera del Duero. A special treat is a walk along the street where the famous "running of the bulls" takes place, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at a local restaurant in Pamplona.History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, and more—what more could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?

 

Meals
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid, and special dinners in Pamplona and Granada

Transportation
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 
Day 1:
Arriva in Madrid, Spain. Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Day 2:
Madrid. The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Morning sightseeing with a 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, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to Toledo can be arranged. (B)

Day 3:
Madrid–Segovia–Ribera Del Duero–Burgos–Vitoria. Head into beautiful Castile, the “Province of the Castles.” Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Next, head to Ribera del Duero for a [LF] wine tasting accompanied by tapas at Bodegas Portia, designed by world-famous architect Norman Foster. In Burgos, see the magnificent limestone Cathedral of Santa Maria, where legendary El Cid is buried. Afternoon arrival in Vitoria with time for a stroll through this ancient Basque city’s delightful historic center. (B,D)

Day 4:
Vitoria–Bilbao–San Sebastian–Pamplona. In Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, enjoy a special highlight: a guided visit to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, an amazing feat of construction created by architect Frank O. Gehry. Next is lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast,” before arriving in Pamplona at the foot of the Pyrenees. Here, a special treat awaits you: [LF] enjoy a walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja WINE TASTING and dinner at Basaburua restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5:
Pamplona–Saragossa–Barcelona. In Saragossa, visit PLAZA DEL PILAR, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Arrive in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1992. (B)

Day 6:
Barcelona. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlight is a visit to spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. To enhance your stay, choose from our optional excursions to Montserrat and to a Catalonian restaurant to try out local dishes. (B)

Day 7:
Barcelona–Valencia. Along the coast to Valencia, once a royal capital. Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive during your guided orientation drive including the Town Hall, La Lonja (the 15-century Silk Exchange), the bull ring, the massive gateway towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts & Science Complex, designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. End your tour in the center at La Seo Cathedral and then, enter one of [LF] Valencia’s oldest Horchaterias, where you will be served a traditional Horchata drink. (B,D)

Day 8:
Valencia–Granada. A scenic drive towards the mountains past troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Guadix and Purullena. Cross Mora Pass and arrive in Granada, where a special dinner with wine awaits you at one of Granada’s fine restaurants, the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. (B,D)

Day 9:
Granada–Costa Del Sol. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains. Also amble through the exotic WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE. Then, a short drive down to your hotel at the Costa del Sol. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the charming Pueblo Blanco village of Mijas. (B)

Day 10:
Costa Del Sol. Excursion to Málaga. Morning excursion to beautiful Málaga. Join your Local Guide on a walking tour through the OLD CITY. Enjoy free time for shopping and maybe a visit to the Picasso Museum. (B)

Day 11:
Costa Del Sol–Gibraltar–Seville. Drive to the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, in British hands since 1704. Hear about its turbulent history from your Local Guide, see the Moorish Castle, and visit ST. MICHAEL’S CAVES and the colony of Barbary apes. Then, on through the sunny sherry wine region on the Costa de la Luz to vibrant, festive Seville, where [LF] an exclusive visit has been included to the famous Real Meastranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal BULL RING. (B,D)

Day 12:
Seville. During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, 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. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. (B)

Day 13:
Seville–Cordoba–Madrid. Through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba.During your guided walking tour of Cordoba, see 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. Return to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 14:
Madrid. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
         
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Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

City Highlights


MADRID
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

SEGOVIA
Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct

RIBERA DEL DUERO
[LF] Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega Portia

BURGOS
Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria

BILBAO
Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum

SAN SEBASTIAN
Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”

PAMPLONA
[LF] Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurant

SARAGOSSA
Visit Plaza del Pilar

BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill

VALENCIA
Guided sightseeing; [LF] enjoy a traditional Horchata drink

GRANADA
Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife

COSTA DEL SOL
Excursion to Málaga

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves

SEVILLE
[LF] Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

CORDOBA
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the CaliphsHeadsets throughout the tour

Notes
NOTES: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.July 3 & July 10 Departures – San Fermin Feria in Pamplona.For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.

 

Globus Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2017 early booking. All tours will be open for 2017 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2016. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $719Triple room reduction per person: $59Extra nights per person in Madrid:Pre tour: in single room $118-$406, in twin $67-$220, in triple $59-$201Post tour: in single room $83-$243, in twin $51-$135, in triple $46-$1062018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2017.

 
 

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