Spanish Fiesta

Madrid, Spain Seville, Spain Valencia, Spain Rock of Gibraltar
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from $2,499*

Departures from  Jan. 16, 2017 – Mar. 26, 2018

Escorted Tour: 14 Days/ 13 Nights

Experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. Madrid, beautiful Castile via Segovia and Burgos. Wine tasting accompanied by tapas at Bodega Portia, designed by the world-famous architect Norman Foster. A walk through the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place. A traditional Horchata drink in Valencia, beautiful Malaga and an exclusive visit to the Real Meastranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, the royal Bull Ring.

Madrid, Segovia, Ribera Del Duero, Burgos, Vitoria, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Saragossa, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Rock of Gibraltar, Seville, Cordoba

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Arrive 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.

(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. 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.
(Breakfast)

Day 3 Madrid–Segovia–Ribera Del Duero–Burgos–Vitoria

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

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: enjoy a walk through the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja WINE TASTING, and dinner at Basaburua restaurant.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

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.
(Breakfast)

Day 6 Barcelona

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. 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.
(Breakfast)

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 15th century Silk Exchange), the bull ring, the massive gateway towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts and Science Complex designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. End your tour in the center at La Seo Cathedral and then, enter one of Valencia’s oldest Horchaterias, where you will be served a traditional Horchata drink.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

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.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

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.
(Breakfast)

Day 10 Costa Del Sol. Excursion to Malaga

Morning excursion to beautiful Malaga. 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.
(Breakfast)

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 an exclusive visit has been included to the famous Real Meastranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal BULL RING.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

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.
(Breakfast)

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.
(Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 14 Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in first class hotels for thirteen nights (3-Madrid, 1-Vitoria, 1-Pamplona, 2-Barcelona, 1-Valencia, 1-Granada, 2-Costa del Sol, 2-Seville) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Buffet Breakfast daily.
  • 7 three-course dinners with wine.
  • Guided tour of Madrid with visit to Prado Museum.
  • Wine tasting and tapas at Ribera Del Duero.
  • Guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
  • Guided tours of Barcelona, Valencia, Cordoba.
  • Excursion to Malaga.
  • Visit to the Rock of Gibralta.
  • Guided tour of Seville with visit to Alcazar and an exclusive visit to Mirador de las Setas.
  • 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.

*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

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:
Catalonia Atocha (4 Stars)
Atocha, 81
28012 Madrid
http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com
Vitoria:
NH Canciller Ayala (4 Stars)
Ramón y Cajal, 5
01007 Vitoria
http://www.nh-hoteles.es
Pamplona:
NH Iruna Park (4 Stars)
Arcadio Mª Larraona, 1
31008 Pamplona
http://www.nh-hotels.com
Barcelona:
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza (4 Stars)
Pl. Espanya, 6-8
08014 Barcelona
Valencia:
NH Center (4 Stars)
Ricardo Micó, 1
46009 Valencia
http://www.nh-hotels.com
Granada:
M. A. Nazaries (4 Stars)
Calle Maestro Montero, 12
18004 Granada
http://www.hoteles-ma.es
Costa del Sol:
Melia Costa del Sol (4 Stars)
Paseo Marítimo, 11
29620, Torremolinos
http://www.melia.com
Seville:
Ayre Hotel Sevilla (4 Stars)
Avda. de Kansas City 7
41018, Sevilla
http://www.ayrehoteles.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**
1/16/2017 1/29/2017
$2,479.00
2/13/2017 2/26/2017
$2,499.00
Popular Departure 3/13/2017 3/26/2017
$2,499.00
3/20/2017 4/2/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 3/27/2017 4/9/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 4/3/2017 4/16/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 4/10/2017 4/23/2017
$2,899.00
4/17/2017 4/30/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 4/22/2017 5/5/2017
$2,899.00
4/24/2017 5/7/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 5/1/2017 5/14/2017
$2,949.00
Popular Departure 5/6/2017 5/19/2017
$2,949.00
Popular Departure 5/8/2017 5/21/2017
$2,949.00
Popular Departure 5/15/2017 5/28/2017
$2,949.00
5/20/2017 6/2/2017
$2,949.00
5/22/2017 6/4/2017
$2,949.00
Popular Departure 5/29/2017 6/11/2017
$2,949.00
6/3/2017 6/16/2017
$2,949.00
6/5/2017 6/18/2017
$3,119.00
Popular Departure 6/12/2017 6/25/2017
$3,119.00
6/17/2017 6/30/2017
$2,899.00
6/19/2017 7/2/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 6/26/2017 7/9/2017
$2,899.00
7/1/2017 7/14/2017
$2,899.00
7/3/2017 7/16/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 7/10/2017 7/23/2017
$2,899.00
7/15/2017 7/28/2017
$2,899.00
7/17/2017 7/30/2017
$3,049.00
7/24/2017 8/6/2017
$3,049.00
7/29/2017 8/11/2017
$3,049.00
7/31/2017 8/13/2017
$2,949.00
8/7/2017 8/20/2017
$2,899.00
8/12/2017 8/25/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 8/14/2017 8/27/2017
$2,899.00
8/21/2017 9/3/2017
$2,899.00
8/26/2017 9/8/2017
$2,899.00
8/28/2017 9/10/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 9/4/2017 9/17/2017
$2,899.00
9/9/2017 9/22/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 9/11/2017 9/24/2017
$2,899.00
9/18/2017 10/1/2017
$2,899.00
9/23/2017 10/6/2017
$2,899.00
Popular Departure 9/25/2017 10/8/2017
$2,899.00
10/2/2017 10/15/2017
$2,899.00
10/9/2017 10/22/2017
$2,899.00
11/6/2017 11/19/2017
$2,499.00
11/13/2017 11/26/2017
$2,499.00
11/20/2017 12/3/2017
$2,499.00
12/4/2017 12/17/2017
$2,499.00
1/15/2018 1/28/2018
$2,579.00
2/12/2018 2/25/2018
$2,579.00
3/12/2018 3/25/2018
$2,579.00
3/19/2018 4/1/2018
$2,579.00
3/26/2018 4/8/2018
$2,579.00

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: $719, Triple Room Reduction: $59 per person, Extra Nights Per Person in Madrid upon request.
*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

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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:
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Air Transportation:
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