Spectacular Spain

Seville, Spain Toledo, Spain Granada, Spain Rhonda, Spain
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from $1,929*

Departures from Apr. 08, 2017 – Oct. 07, 2017

Escorted Tour: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Truly experience Spain. See Madrid’s Prado Museum, Toledo’s Church of Santo Tomé, Granada’s Alhambra and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, Ronda’s Plaza de Toros, Seville’s Alcazar, Cordoba’s Mosque of the Caliphs. Enjoy local marzipan, tapas and sherry wine tasting.

Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa del Sol, 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. 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.
(Breakfast)

Day 3 Madrid–Toledo–Granada

Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital of Toledo attracts more sightseers from all over the world than any other Spanish town. A Local Guide takes you to the Moorish bridge, an early SYNAGOGUE, the 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Also visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP and taste traditional Santo Tomé, the local marzipan produced in Toledo since 1856, before arriving in history-steeped Granada. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Granada–Costa Del Sol

See the sights of Granada with a Local Guide and visit its 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. Then, turn towards the sea, away from the mountains, to lively Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol.
(Breakfast)

Day 5 At Leisure on the Costa Del Sol

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar*, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches, browse through the trendy boutiques, and sample the many fancy restaurants.
(Breakfast)

Day 6 Costa Del Sol–Ronda–Jerez–Seville

Visit picturesque, historic Ronda, perched on a platform of the Sierra de Ronda and cut in two by a deep ravine, and visit the impressive Plaza de Toros. Next is Jerez, famous for its sherry wines and magnificent horses of mixed Spanish, Arab, and English blood. Visit a SHERRY BODEGA and taste the sherry wine, accompanied by local tapas. Then, on to Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalusia.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Seville

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 during your guided sightseeing tour. 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 8 Seville–Cordoba–Madrid

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. Next, drive north from the fertile valley of the Guadalquivir River through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha back to Madrid. A special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel, the perfect moment to say “Adios” to your traveling companions.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Madrid

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in first class hotels for eight nights (3-Madrid, 1-Granada, 2-Costa del Sol, 2-Seville) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Buffet Breakfast daily.
  • 4 three-course dinners with wine.
  • Guided tour of Madrid.
  • Visit the Prado Museum.
  • Guided tour of Seville with visit to Alcazar
  • Guided walking tours of Toledo, Granada, Ronda and Cordoba.
  • Wine tasting and Spanish tapas in Jerez.
  • 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.


*If you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, 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.

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:
Melia Galgos (4 Stars)
Calle de Claudio Coello, 139
28006 Madrid
https://www.melia.com/
Granada:
Granada Hotel Saray (4 Stars)
C/ Profesor Tierno Galván, 4
18006, Granada
http://hotelgranadasaray.com
Costa del Sol:
Melia Costa del Sol (4 Stars)
Paseo Marítimo, 11
29620, Torremolinos
http://www.melia.com
Seville:
Hotel Sevilla Center (4 Stars)
Avda. De La Buhaira, 24
41018, Sevilla
http://www.sevillacenterhotel.com
Madrid:
NH Príncipe de Vergara (4 Stars)
Príncipe de Vergara, 92
28006 Madrid
http://www.nh-hotels.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**
4/8/2017 4/16/2017
$1,929.00
4/15/2017 4/23/2017
$1,949.00
4/22/2017 4/30/2017
$1,949.00
Popular Departure 4/29/2017 5/7/2017
$1,969.00
Popular Departure 5/6/2017 5/14/2017
$1,969.00
5/13/2017 5/21/2017
$1,969.00
Popular Departure 5/20/2017 5/28/2017
$1,969.00
5/27/2017 6/4/2017
$1,969.00
Popular Departure 6/3/2017 6/11/2017
$1,969.00
Popular Departure 6/10/2017 6/18/2017
$1,949.00
6/17/2017 6/25/2017
$1,949.00
6/24/2017 7/2/2017
$1,949.00
7/1/2017 7/9/2017
$1,949.00
Popular Departure 7/8/2017 7/16/2017
$1,949.00
7/15/2017 7/23/2017
$1,949.00
7/22/2017 7/30/2017
$1,949.00
7/29/2017 8/6/2017
$1,919.00
8/5/2017 8/13/2017
$1,919.00
8/12/2017 8/20/2017
$1,919.00
8/19/2017 8/27/2017
$1,949.00
8/26/2017 9/3/2017
$1,969.00
9/2/2017 9/10/2017
$1,969.00
9/9/2017 9/17/2017
$1,969.00
Popular Departure 9/16/2017 9/24/2017
$1,969.00
9/23/2017 10/1/2017
$1,949.00
9/30/2017 10/8/2017
$1,949.00
10/7/2017 10/15/2017
$1,929.00

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: $393, Triple Room Reduction: $42 per person, Extra Nights Per Person in Madrid on 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

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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