This vacation is perfect for those who wish to experience all the excitement and energy of Spain. You’ll visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. You’ll have time to relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques. You’ll also visit the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.</BR></BR>On this Spain tour, history fans will enjoy visiting the Alcazar in Seville, founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress; the 8th-century Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba, a very well-preserved mosque that was converted into a cathedral in the 13th century; and the Alhambra Complex in Granada. The Alhambra was a palace, citadel, and fortress for the Nasrid sultans and their servants, elite soldiers, and high officials from the 13th to 14th centuries. Fans of art and architecture will delight in seeing the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of the world’s finest art museums; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an amazing feat of construction without any flat surfaces; and the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona. </BR></BR>Globus has also arranged special experiences for you on this Spain tour. For example, enjoy wine tasting accompanied by tapas in Ribera del Duero. A special treat is a walk along the street where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at a local restaurant in Pamplona.</BR></BR>History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, and more—what more could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?

City Highlights

MADRID Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumSEGOVIA Take pictures of the Roman AqueductRIBERA DEL DUERO [LF] Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega PortiaBURGOS Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa MariaBILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim MuseumSAN SEBASTIAN Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”PAMPLONA [LF] Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurantSARAGOSSA Visit Plaza del PilarBARCELONA Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc HillVALENCIA Guided sightseeing; [LF] enjoy a traditional Horchata drinkGRANADA Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the GeneralifeCOSTA DEL SOL Excursion to MalagaROCK OF GIBRALTAR Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s CavesSEVILLE [LF] Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter CORDOBAGuided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the CaliphsHeadsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid, and special dinners in Pamplona and Granada

Notes

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 4 & July 11 Departures – San Fermin Feria in Pamplona.

Transportation

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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