GLOBUS 2025: 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 Espana, and Barcelona's unparalleled Sagrada Familia Basilica that are a feast for the eyes.

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Offer valid through 6/30/2024
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1MadridWelcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2MadridMasterpieces 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.
Day 3SevilleTreasures 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 Cordoba (Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba 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.
Day 4SevilleThe Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de Espana. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (B)

HISTORIC SPOT Walk through Seville's picturesque Plaza de Espana, 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 cafes
Day 5GranadaSplendid 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.
Day 6ValenciaSpanish 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.
Day 7BarcelonaThe 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.
Day 8BarcelonaAdios, Barcelona! BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuic Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. [LF] Enjoy Sangria and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

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.
Day 9BarcelonaSafe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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