The Best of Spain

 

 

Granada, Spain Barcelona, Spain Seville, Spain Madrid, Spain
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from $1,949*

Departures from Dec., 2016 – Sep. 15, 2018

Escorted Tour: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

The best way to see all highlights of Spain in a short time! Visit the Prado Museum, the Mosque of the Caliphs, Plaza de España (used in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars), and much more!! Sample the traditional Horchata drink and enjoy a special paella dinner with wine.

Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner wine at your hotel.
(Dinner)

DAY 2 MADRID

The capital since 1561, 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. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available.
(Breakfast)

DAY 3 MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE

Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes 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. Then, continue to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 SEVILLE

Start with a visit to magnificent Plaza de España, used in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Meet your Local Guide, and 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.
(Breakfast)

DAY 5 SEVILLE–GRANADA

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s 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.
(Breakfast)

DAY 6 GRANADA–VALENCIA

Cross Mora Pass and pass troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your guided walking tour, Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive. Sample a traditional Horchata drink, and tonight, a special paella dinner with wine has been prepared for you at La Marcelina restaurant.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 VALENCIA–BARCELONA

Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.
(Breakfast)

DAY 8 BARCELONA

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. Admire the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, enjoy Sangria and a special farewell dinner with wine at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say, “Adios” to your traveling companions.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9 BARCELONA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in first class hotels for eight nights (2-Madrid, 2-Seville, 1-Granada, 1-Valencia, 2-Barcelona) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Buffet Breakfast daily.
  • 4 three-course dinners with wine.
  • Guided tour of Madrid.
  • Visit Plaza de Espana, the Alcazar and Santa Cruz quarter in Seville.
  • Sightseeing with a local guide in Cordoba.
  • Guided walking tour of Granada with visits to the Alhambra and the Water Gardens of Generalife.
  • Guided walking tour of Valencia.
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica and enjoy a panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill.
  • Services of a professional tour director.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to Spain.
  • Porterage at airports.
  • Round-trip airport to hotel transfers if arriving and departing on non designated group flights.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.

Optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further while giving you the flexibility you want in a vacation. Click here for some must-see sights and experiences.

Hotels:
Madrid:
Novotel Madrid Center (4 Stars) or similar
Calle de O’Donnell, 53
28009 Madrid
http://www.NovotelMadridCenter.com
Granada:
Granada Hotel Saray (4 Stars)
C/ Profesor Tierno Galván, 4
18006, Granada
http://hotelgranadasaray.com
Seville:
Hotel Sevilla Center (4 Stars)
Avda. De La Buhaira, 24
41018, Sevilla
http://www.sevillacenterhotel.com
Valencia:
NH Center (4 Stars)
Calle Ricardo Mico, 1
46009 Valencia
http://www.nh-hoteles.es
Barcelona:
HCC St. Moritz (4 Stars) or similar
Diputacio, 264
08007 Barcelona
https://www.hcchotels.com

Note We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.
Departure Details     Tour Start Date Return Date Land Only Price
2/25/2017 3/5/2017
$1,919.00
3/4/2017 3/12/2017
$1,869.00
Popular Departure 3/11/2017 3/19/2017
$1,899.00
3/18/2017 3/26/2017
$1,899.00
3/25/2017 4/2/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 4/1/2017 4/9/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 4/8/2017 4/16/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 4/15/2017 4/23/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 4/22/2017 4/30/2017
$2,059.00
4/27/2017 5/5/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 4/29/2017 5/7/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 5/6/2017 5/14/2017
$2,059.00
5/11/2017 5/19/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 5/13/2017 5/21/2017
$2,109.00
Popular Departure 5/20/2017 5/28/2017
$2,109.00
5/25/2017 6/2/2017
$2,109.00
5/27/2017 6/4/2017
$2,109.00
Popular Departure 6/3/2017 6/11/2017
$2,109.00
6/8/2017 6/16/2017
$2,109.00
Popular Departure 6/10/2017 6/18/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 6/17/2017 6/25/2017
$2,059.00
6/22/2017 6/30/2017
$2,059.00
6/24/2017 7/2/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 7/1/2017 7/9/2017
$2,059.00
7/6/2017 7/14/2017
$2,059.00
7/8/2017 7/16/2017
$2,109.00
Popular Departure 7/15/2017 7/23/2017
$2,109.00
7/20/2017 7/28/2017
$2,109.00
7/22/2017 7/30/2017
$2,109.00
Popular Departure 7/29/2017 8/6/2017
$2,109.00
8/3/2017 8/11/2017
$2,109.00
8/5/2017 8/13/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 8/12/2017 8/20/2017
$2,059.00
8/17/2017 8/25/2017
$2,059.00
8/19/2017 8/27/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 8/26/2017 9/3/2017
$2,059.00
8/31/2017 9/8/2017
$2,059.00
9/2/2017 9/10/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 9/9/2017 9/17/2017
$2,059.00
9/14/2017 9/22/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 9/16/2017 9/24/2017
$2,059.00
9/23/2017 10/1/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 9/28/2017 10/6/2017
$2,059.00
9/30/2017 10/8/2017
$2,059.00
Popular Departure 10/7/2017 10/15/2017
$2,059.00
10/14/2017 10/22/2017
$2,059.00
10/21/2017 10/29/2017
$2,059.00
10/28/2017 11/5/2017
$2,059.00
3/10/2018 3/18/2018
$1,949.00
3/17/2018 3/25/2018
$1,949.00
3/24/2018 4/1/2018
$1,949.00
3/31/2018 4/8/2018
$1,949.00
Early Booking* 9/15/2018 9/23/2018
$2,162.00

*2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification.

Popular Departure – due to itinerary and time of year, this departure historically sells out quickly. Early booking is encouraged.

**Price is per person based on 2 persons sharing a Double room.Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received.
Single Supplement: $452,  Triple Room Reduction: $28 per person, Extra Nights Per Person in Madrid: Single $120-$197, Double $67-$106, Triple $66-$93. Barcelona: Single $155-$403, Double $88-$220, Triple $79-$171.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
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For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: info@EuropeByChoice.com 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

 

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Travel Terms & Conditions:

Tour is operated by Globus and the purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
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Important Notes:

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

TRAVEL TIPS:

Gratuities:
Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids
(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director
Transfers:
Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back.
Baggage:
Different airlines have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation:
Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.

 

 

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