May 2018 - Oct 2018

8 Day Spectacular Spain

Globus Tour starting in Barcelona and finishing in Costa Del Sol

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 8 Day Spectacular Spain. You'll experience the best of Spain on this holiday that includes an overnight in Granada and 2-night stays in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Costa del Sol. You'll experience a country steeped in...read more


Operator: Globus
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 8 Days
From: Barcelona to Costa Del Sol
Tour Code: ZY
Visits: Spain
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Day By Day


Arrive In Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Barcelona! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)


Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi's masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. This afternoon, why not join an optional excursion? (B)

Barcelona - Madrid

Board the high-speed AVE-TRAIN and arrive in strikingly modern Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)


Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Espana with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to Toledo. (B)

Madrid - Granada

Arrive in history-steeped Granada. See the sights of Granada with a Local Guide and visit its main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of "lace in stone" surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also amble through the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. This evening, a special dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Granada - Malaga - Costa Del Sol

Turn towards the sea, away from the mountains, and stop in beautiful Malaga. After your orientation, a traditional tapas TASTING at one of Malaga's lively restaurants awaits you before arriving at your comfortable hotel on the Costa del Sol. (B)

Costa Del Sol

A full day at leisure allows you to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse through the trendy boutiques. This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared at your hotel, the proper way to say adios! (B/D)

Costa Del Sol

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Malaga). (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • BARCELONA: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
  • BARCELONA-MADRID: By high-speed AVE train.
  • MADRID: Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum.
  • GRANADA: Guided sightseeing, visit the Alhambra; special dinner at a local restaurant.
  • MALAGA: Orientation; enjoy a tapas tasting.
  • COSTA DEL SOL: Farewell dinner.
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 3 three-course dinners (D) with wine: a welcome dinner in Barcelona, a special dinner in Granada, and a farewell dinner at the Costa del Sol.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach, high-speed, first-class AVE Train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • Enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant in Granada
  • Traditional tapas tasting at one of Malaga's lively restaurants


  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F)
  • Barcelona Hcc St. Moritz (F), Madrid AC Carlton (F), Granada Gran Hotel Luna de Granada (F), Costa Del Sol Sol Don Pablo (F) at Torremolinos

Included Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Globus Reviews: (481)
Tours on Sale: 293
Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (6)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Spectacular Spain with Globus.
NZ, New Zealand
Oct 2015
1 Trip
“Most of the tour was pretty good”
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I thought most of the tour was pretty good, but the food let it down a bit, especially the dinners. There were too many hotel meals which were not based on the local cuisine but were just a basic buffet style international meal. Most of the local cuisine meals were only available as part of an optional excursion.
ACT, Australia
Sep 2015
1 Trip
“All places we visited were well selected”
Booking With Global Journeys
This is my first group tour. Although at times a bit hectic overall the experience is very good. Inclusion of the free times were very helpful. All the places we visited were well selected and the local guides were well spoken and showed good knowledge of the place/area. However I would have loved to take a bit longer in Toledo and stay in Granada one extra day instead of Costa del Sol, for me it was just another touristy place with lots of bars and cheap shops!
Sep 2014
1 Trip
“Such a great memory”
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I thought the planning of the tour was excellent. I didn't feel rushed or pressured at anytime. I was more than happy with everything that we saw and heard. Yvonne, our guide, was very personable and helpful and I think everyone on the tour loved her as she was so helpful and kind to everyone. Alfonso, our driver was amazing. He was courteous and happy the whole trip. Thanks you everyone who made this happen. Such a great memory.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2014
3 Trips
“Enjoyable trip”
Booking With Global Journeys
The coach was very comfortable, with less passengers and more leg room. A mix of people and a fun group of Aussies. Hotels were good and the itinerary also, however several things that were worth doing ( like visiting Gibraltar) were optional tours and a bit pricey. The guide was a bit pushy about promoting these and I'd say he received a commission on how many he sold. One day in Madrid he said that because it was Sunday everything would be closed so we should do the tour he was promoting, but I knew from my research that this was not the case, and we had a fun afternoon in town. I loved all the places visited and enjoyed the trip. Weather was warm but comfortable.
Jan 2012
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Very good tour, especially for a first time visitor to Spain”
Booking With Global Journeys
A very good tour, especially for a first time visitor to Spain. You get to see all the most stunning attractions, completely hassle-free. This is why I always take a bus tour on my first visit to a country. The tour guide, Rui, was unfailingly kind, helpful and informative. The driver, Pedro, was calm and hard working. The hotels were just delightful and, a sign of the times, all had adequate wi-fi facilities (every single person/family group on the tour had either a laptop or an iPad). There were about 30 of us on this tour and, despite the diversity of our backgrounds, we were an astonishingly happy and homogeneous group - it was a fun 10 days/9 nights.
May 2018 - Oct 2018

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