Northern Spain Escape
What could be better than nine days in Spain? Nine days in Spain during the off-season! Enjoy smaller crowds and lower prices when you travel with Globus outside of busy travel months. Have more room to take in the sights, enjoy the cuisine, and capture the colors of Spain with ease. Begin with a 2-night stay in Madrid-an iconic and modern city. Enjoy fascinating sights with a Local Guide, including a visit to the Prado Museum-home to eight centuries of masterpieces by Goya, El Greco, Rubens, and many more in its palatial galleries. Stroll through one of Spain’s most beautiful plazas with a visit to Salamanca, and walk to the Old Church-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stand where the Way of St. James begins at Oviedo’s Cathedral of San Salvador. Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and continue to San Sebastian, the picturesque “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast.” Join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the Old Quarter, then head for Pamplona. Here, where the running of the bulls takes place below the Pyrenees Mountains, you’ll enjoy traditional tapas and Rioja wine before setting out for Saragossa. Visit the spectacular Plaza del Pilar with time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar-where Mary appeared to St. James. Your off-season vacation in Spain continues with two nights in spectacular Barcelona. See a wealth of historic and stunning sights with your Local Guide, including the Sagrada Familia Basilica and the Gothic Quarter. This escorted vacation in Spain is truly a great escape!
MADRIDWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumSALAMANCAOrientation walk, visit Plaza MayorOVIEDOGuided sightseeing; visit Cathedral of San SalvadorBILBAOGuided visit to Guggenheim MuseumSAN SEBASTIANGuided walking tourPAMPLONA[LF] Walk along the Calle Estafeta followed by tapas lunch and Rioja wine at local restaurantSARAGOSSAVisit Plaza del PilarBARCELONAGuided sightseeing, visit the Gothic Quarter, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; farewell dinner at local restaurant
Madrid – Salamanca
Salamanca – Oviedo
Oviedo – Bilbao – San Sebastian
San Sebastian – Pamplona – Saragossa
Saragossa – Barcelona