Spanish Fiesta ( ZX)

14 days from Madrid to Madrid

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Originally chanted at the toreros during bullfights, “Olé!” is now a term used to congratulate anyone’s exceptional performance in sunny and live-in-the-moment Spain. Prepare for those two happy syllables to roll off your tongue as you discover the past and modern-day feats of everyone from artists and architects to chefs and winemakers throughout this lively tour of Spain. Our most in-depth look at the land of the nonstop fiesta, this 14-day tour leads you from city to city and coast to coast for Picasso and paella, fortresses and flamenco, and Gaudi and the great Rioja wines. Equally satisfying is seeing the legendary backdrops used for some of classic literature’s finest prose—from Granada’s Moorish Alhambra complex to Pamplona’s famous Calle Estafeta, the famous street where the annual “running of the bulls” takes place. Olé!

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

MADRID Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
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.


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Day 3

MADRID–SEGOVIA–BURGOS–VITORIA Spanish Treasures SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct.
BURGOS Take an orientation walk and see the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
VITORIA Free time late afternoon to browse.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
286 mi / 460 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE The Cathedral of Santa Maria is a wonderful example of the flamboyant Gothic- style which gives her an unmistakable profile. This revered stop along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route is also the final resting place of the legendary Castilian folk-hero El Cid.


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Day 4

VITORIA–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA Walk, Don’t Run BILBAO Take a guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum.
SAN SEBASTIAN Enjoy free time to browse and for lunch.
PAMPLONA LF Walk along the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine-pairing dinner at Basaburua restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
168 mi / 270 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Best known as the narrow cobblestone gauntlet where the running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona, Calle Estafeta is a haven for food lovers where tapas and wine are always on the menu at Restaurante Basaburua in the heart of the city.


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Day 5

PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA Going for Baroque in Aragon SARAGOSSA An orientation walk includes Plaza del Pilar. Enjoy free time for lunch.
Scenic drive en route to Barcelona.
Breakfast Breakfast
311 mi / 500 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Loved for its folklore, fantastic food, and fascinating landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, Saragossa delights with brilliant Baroque architecture that have earned the capital of Spain's Aragon region the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Day 6

BARCELONA Gaudi’s Masterpiece BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and panoramic views of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CUTURAL GEM The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia stands in Barcelona as a monument to the Holy Family and a testament to the masterwork of Antoni Gaudi. Built on the reliance of donations since the first stone was laid more than 130 years ago, the iconic church remains an unfinished masterpiece and the world’s longest-running construction project – slated for completion in 2026 on the 100th anniversary of the architect’s death.


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Day 7

BARCELONA–VALENCIA Vibrant Views of Valencia VALENCIA Guided sightseeing features a photo stop at the Arts and Sciences Complex and a traditional Horchata (drink made from tiger nuts) tasting.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
230 mi / 370 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Marvel at the architecture of La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) in Valencia. This gleaming, ultra-modern complex is the largest of its kind in Europe, with its strikingly futuristic design mirroring the surrounding water park, and a stunning symbol of the Spanish city, which houses a planetarium, an oceanarium, and an interactive museum.


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Day 8

VALENCIA–GRANADA Grand Granada Scenic drive toward the mountains past cave dwellings near Guadix and Purullena en route to Granada.
GRANADA Enjoy free time in the late afternoon, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
336 mi / 540 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Take in the Renaissance architecture and unmistakeable Moorish influence mixed with modern style in Granada, one of eastern Andalusia’s most fascinating cities. Poised at the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada lies between the Darro and Genil rivers with a wealth of grand Islamic architecture, endless tapas, cold beer, and lively streets.


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Day 9

GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOL Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife.
Breakfast Breakfast
103 mi / 165 km

NOTE:
Day 9 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
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.


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Day 10

COSTA DEL SOL. EXCURSION TO MÁLAGA Time for Tapas COSTA DEL SOL LF Join an excursion to Málaga for a guided walking tour through the Old City and tapas tasting at the famous El Pimpi Bodega. Free time to explore.
Breakfast Breakfast
22 mi / 35 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES El Pimpi occupies an 18th-century home on an ancient Roman road in Málaga. Converted into a wine cellar in 1971, this popular place for tapas and wine maintains its enchanting atmosphere in its halls and patios. Named after the legendary Málaga character, “Pimpi,” who assisted sea crews and passengers arriving at the historic Málaga port, this popular bodega is also owned in part by actor and native of Málaga, Antonio Banderas.


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Day 11

COSTA DEL SOL–GIBRALTAR–SEVILLE La Plaza de Toros Border crossing to Gibraltar.
GIBRALTAR Guided sightseeing includes St. Michael’s Caves.
SEVILLE LF Visit the famous Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal bull ring.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
199 mi / 320 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Step into the ring of Spanish history and heritage, the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla (Royal Bullring), where over the centuries matadors have confronted bulls in a show of pageantry and pride.


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Day 12

SEVILLE The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit the Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
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 – an architectural tour de force. Explore the historic Santa Cruz quarter in a magical maze of tapas, flamenco, and cafés.


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Day 13

SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID Treasures of Cordoba CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Free time to browse.
MADRID Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
360 mi / 580 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE The Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba in Spanish) today is a Catholic 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.


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Day 14

MADRID Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RUI VEIGA

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I am passionate about the Iberian Peninsula, and I am privileged to have a life where I get to escort people through this wonderful region. Come and let me share this passion with you!"

Tour Director -  RUI VEIGA

BEATRIZ FERNANDES

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I was born a wanderer and I decided very early that travel will be not just a dream but my life plan. For me happiness is not a destination but the journey itself, so the best thing in life other than planning a new trip, is to make it happen for the guests. I love history, art, food and wine, trekking, photography, reading, street art, but more than anything to create new memories."

Tour Director -  BEATRIZ FERNANDES

 Accommodations

MADRID

RIU PLAZA ESPAñA

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

VITORIA

NH CANCILLER AYALA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PAMPLONA

TRES REYES

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

BARCELONA

CATALONIA BARCELONA PLAZA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

VALENCIA

NH CENTER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

GRANADA

ABADES NEVADA PALACE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

COSTA DEL SOL

MELIA COSTA DEL SOL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

SEVILLE

MELIA SEVILLA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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