A tapestry takes different colors and cloths, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That is what this Spain and Portugal tour—Iberian Tapestry—does. It weaves together the sights and cultures of Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities—Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, and Seville—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. You’ll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in each.</BR></BR>Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi’s masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world’s most prestigious art museums. In Toledo, visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral, with a spectacular altar and beautiful stained glass. In Seville, visit the Alcazar, a royal palace founded in the 11th century as a Moorish fortress.</BR></BR>Those interested in trying the local specialties and wines will be thrilled by the special treats Globus has arranged. In Seville, you’ll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment. In Portugal, enjoy wine tasting in Setúbal and for a true taste of Lisbon, you’ll enjoy a pastel (a traditional Portuguese pastry) and drink at Pasteis de Belém, the most famous place for these local pastries.</BR></BR>Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, firsthand knowledge of the cities’ histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing with Local Guides, and much more…what more could you ask for in a dream vacation to Spain’s most famous cities and Lisbon?
BARCELONA Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc HillMADRID Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumTOLEDO Guided sightseeing, visit an early synagogue, and the gothic cathedral; visit a Damascene steel workshopSEVILLE [LF] Special dinner at El Palacio Andaluz restaurant with Flamenco entertainment; guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter SETÚBAL [LF] Wine tastingLISBON Guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and the Church with the tomb of Vasco da Gama; [LF] enjoy a pastel pastry and drink; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurantHeadsets Throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Barcelona, a special dinner in Seville, and a special farewell dinner in Lisbon
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.