Duration: 14 Days
Originally chanted at the toreros during bullfights, “Olé!” is now a term used to congratulate anyone’s exceptional performance in sunny and live-in-the-moment Spain. Prepare for those two happy syllables to roll off your tongue as you discover the past and modern-day feats of everyone from artists and architects to chefs and winemakers throughout this lively tour of Spain.
Our most in-depth look at the land of the nonstop fiesta, this 14-day tour leads you from city to city and coast to coast for Picasso and paella, fortresses and flamenco, and Gaudi and the great Rioja wines. Equally satisfying is seeing the legendary backdrops used for some of classic literature’s finest prose—from Granada’s Moorish Alhambra complex to Pamplona’s famous Calle Estafeta, the famous street where the annual “running of the bulls” takes place. Olé!
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and a stop at Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (B)
SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct.
BURGOS Orientation walk. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
VITORIA Free time late afternoon to browse. (B,D) 286 mi / 460 km
BILBAO Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum.
SAN SEBASTIAN Free time to browse and for lunch.
PAMPLONA Walk along the Calle Estafeta, followed by a Rioja wine-pairing dinner at Basaburua restaurant. (B,D) 168 mi / 270 km
SARAGOSSA Orientation walk includes Plaza del Pilar. Free time for lunch. Scenic drive en route to Barcelona. (B) 311 mi / 500 km
BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and panoramic views of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Barcelona with an excursion to Montserrat. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
VALENCIA Guided sightseeing features a photo stop at the Arts and Sciences Complex and a traditional Horchata (rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon drink) tasting. (B,D) 230 mi / 370 km
Scenic drive toward the mountains past cave dwellings near Guadix and Purullena en route to Granada.
GRANADA Free time late afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 336 mi / 540 km
GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. (B) 103 mi / 165 km
NOTE: Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.
COSTA DEL SOL Excursion to Malaga for a guided walking tour through the Old City and tapas tasting at the famous El Pimpi Bodega. Free time to explore. (B) 22 mi / 35 km
Border crossing to Gibraltar.
GIBRALTAR Guided sightseeing, includes St. Michael's Caves.
SEVILLE Visit the famous Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, the royal bull ring. (B,D) 199 mi / 320 km
SEVILLE Visit Plaza de Espana. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (B)
CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Free time to browse.
MADRID Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 360 mi / 580 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)