Spain 14 Day Tour
14 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid
Nov. 13 – 27, 2016
**$2024. MRTA Member Price is $2024.*
*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.
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.
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.
We have 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.
History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, and more—what more could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
Take pictures of the Roman Aqueduct
RIBERA DEL DUERO
[LF] Wine tasting with tapas at Bodega Portia
Take pictures of the Cathedral of Santa Maria
Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
Visit the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast”
[LF] Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine tasting and dinner at Basaburua restaurant
Visit Plaza del Pilar
Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill
Guided sightseeing; [LF] enjoy a traditional Horchata drink
Special dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife
COSTA DEL SOL
Excursion to Malaga
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Michael’s Caves
[LF] Visit Real Maestranza bull ring; guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
Headsets throughout the tour
- 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.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid, and special dinners in Pamplona and Granada
Catalonia Atocha Hotel is located in the center of Madrid, near Paseo del Prado and Atocha Railway Station, and only a short distance from the main museums and tourist attractions of the capital. The hotel was inaugurated in 2011 and has a fantastic solarium and terrace with heated seasonal Jacuzzi and wonderful views of the city.
NH Canciller Ayala
Modern hotel with meeting rooms, bar-cafeteria and restaurant; in a park and garden setting, overlooking the Cathedral.
Nh Iruna Park
High-rise Hotel situated in city center, within walking distance from Historic Center & university campus.
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
A large modern 338 room property, located within easy access to many of the city’s major sights and attractions. Facilities include a choice of two restaurants a gym and a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace with panoramic city views.
The stylishly decorated NH Center hotel offers 192 spacious, modern rooms, including rooms specially designed with handicapped accessibility.
MA Nazaríes, with impressive modern architecture, is a contemporary hotel.
Melia Costa Del Sol
Contemporary Hotel comprising twin 9-story buildings set on El Bajondillo Beach.
Ayre Hotel Sevilla
This is a special, unique city and Ayre Hotel Sevilla welcomes you. Not only is the hotel near the center of Seville, it is also the closest hotel to the AVE Station, one of the nearest to the Conference Centre and to San Pablo International Airport, not to mention just moments from the business and shopping district of Nervión.
NH Principe De Vergara
Smart Business-oriented Hotel of modern construction, near American Embassy in Barrio de Salamanca.
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).
Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.
Excursion to Toledo Admire Castilian landscapes on your way to the beautiful imperial city of Toledo. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and its genuine Spanish buildings are a showcase of almost all periods of history (Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque styles). Visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé with its masterpiece by El Greco, the synagogue, and a Damascene steel workshop, a technique that inlays precious metals into steel.
Approximate value: €49 EUR per person
Beautiful Barcelona Together with your local expert explore the Ciutat Vella district (old city); the Barceloneta, an 18th-century traditional district of sailors and fisherman; the Olympic Village, constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games, with the Olympic Port and beaches and magnificent views of the harbor and the neo-Moorish-style Arc de Triomphe. Don’t miss out the experience of walking down the famous La Rambla to visit the Boqueria Market the oldest food-market in Spain, where the best “chefs” buy for their Michelin Restaurants and where you will enjoy one of the popular fresh fruit juices (included in the tour).
Approximate value: €32 EUR per person
Excursion to Montserrat Drive through picturesque villages to 4,320-foot Montserrat with its impressive Benedictine monastery perched halfway up the mountain. Visit the Royal Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgin Morenita (Black Virgin).
Approximate value: €44 EUR per person
Glimpses of Granada With your Local Guide, discover the cathedral of Granada, considered to be one of Spain’s most important renaissance buildings. Visit the richly decorated Royal Chapel, built between 1505 and 1521 and which houses the mortal remains of the couple who unified Spain under one monarchy Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon. Then, visit the Carthusian Monastery, an outstanding example of baroque architecture with its intricate white stucco works. Construction began in 1516 and continued for the next 300 years, but the project was never completed. The monastery was home to a community of monks and laymen who lived under a vow of silence. Finally, enjoy a beautiful view over the Alhambra and the city from the famous El Albaicín old Moorish quarter.
Approximate value: €39 EUR per person
CITY: Costa del Sol
Mijas & Dinner On The Carihuela Drive to the enchanting village of Mijas, nestled in the mountainside at 1,404 feet (428 meters) above sea level. Enjoy a walking tour, then free time for shopping or admiring its cobblestoned, narrow winding streets, dazzling whitewashed walls, and breathtaking views. Later, enjoy a 4-course dinner, with drinks, at one of the celebrated restaurants in La Carihuela, the original fisherman’s district in Torremolinos, famous for the best seafood in the region.
Approximate value: €59 EUR per person
Andalusian Dinner & Flamenco While savoring a 3-course Andalusian dinner with drinks, enjoy an exciting flamenco show. The flamenco dance, with its roots in Indian, Arabic, and Spanish cultures, is a highly-expressive, passionate dance form that no visitor to Spain should miss.
Approximate value: €64 EUR per person
Cathedral and Columbus Tomb Standing on the site of a grand mosque, Seville’s 15th-century gothic cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s power and wealth after the Reconquista, when the city was captured from the Moors. It is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts 80 chapels, the largest altarpiece in the world, and the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world (the others are in Marrakesh and Rabat, Morocco). This beautiful structure became the bell tower of the cathedral, and dominates the city’s skyline. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus. Although originally buried in Havana’s cathedral in Cuba, his first discovery in 1492, his remains were moved to Seville during the upheavals surrounding the Cuban Revolution in 1902.
Approximate value: €18 EUR per person
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[LF] – The tour company has created special experiences that will bring you behind the scenes, spotlight the unique stories of your journey, and bring to life the local flavor of your destination. Just look for the “[LF]” to see what we’ve included for you.