2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Iberian Discovery & Morocco (ZW)

13 days from Madrid to Madrid

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Variety is the spice of life—and of every great vacation. In addition to the ports, sherries, and sangrias for which Spain and Portugal are famous, this tour of the Iberian Peninsula adds the tantalizing taste of Morocco to your rich itinerary. Following the scent of fresh mint, ginger, and turmeric through the narrow streets of Tangier—and the scenic winding roads to the dramatic views of Cap Spartel—adds just the right kick to your tasty tour of Spain and Portugal. Beyond Portugal’s lively Lisbon, the pilgrimage site of Fátima, and the cork farms of Azaria, we pop open the fun in Spain with visits to artsy Madrid, ancient Seville, storied Granada, medieval Toledo, and the famous Costa del Sol where you’ll have a full day at leisure for your choice of sunbathing, boutique browsing, people watching, or all of the above.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Save 10% per person on select 2023 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $300 per couple on select 2023 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Iberian Discovery & Morocco map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 Lunch, 5 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 MADRID

Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its amazing assortment of masterpieces by historic artists like Velasquez, Goya, and El Greco. The famous museum also displays the works of renowned European masters, including Rubens and Rembrandt, along with a stunning collection of Greco-Roman statues.

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Day 3 MADRID–SEGOVIA–AVILA–SALAMANCA

Spectacular Spain SEGOVIA See the Roman Aqueduct.
AVILA Visit the medieval walled town.
SALAMANCA Take an orientation walk to Plaza Mayor. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an overnight stay and wine tasting with dinner at Hacienda Zorita, which once hosted Christopher Columbus.
180 mi / 290 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT A former monastery overlooking the River Tormes, Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel and Organic Farm is a magnificent wine resort with an impressive history dating back to the 14th century. Former guests include Christopher Columbus, who stayed here in 1485. Experience true hacienda hospitality and culinary delights, including a wine tasting in the cellars of this blissful vineyard retreat in the Duero Valley.

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Day 4 SALAMANCA–FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL–LISBON

The Legends of Portugal Scenic drive through the Serra da Estrela Mountain range en route to Fátima.
FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary with free time for lunch before departing for Lisbon.
329 mi / 530 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, one of the Catholic faith’s most visited pilgrimage site for its legend of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.

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Day 5 LISBON

Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister, a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Free time this afternoon and evening.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Lisbon is home to the 16th-century Monastery of Jerónimos, adorned with its 100-foot façade featuring images of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of Belém. See the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress but also as an embarkation point for sailors and was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries pays monumental homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.

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Day 6 LISBON–AZARUJA–SEVILLE, SPAIN

Timeless Traditions AZARUJA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a cork factory.
Scenic drive into the Andalusia region to Seville.
273 mi / 440 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Did you know that Portugal produces half the world's cork? Harvested from its bounty of cork trees, this spongy natural resource is used to create bottle corks, flooring, and even cricket balls. Visit a Cork Factory in Evora to learn about this traditional artisanship of generations in Azaruja.

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Day 7 SEVILLE

The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Walk through Seville’s picturesque Plaza de España, originally built for Seville's Ibero-American Expo at the 1929 World's Fair, the 540,000-square-foot plaza features a sprawling mosaic patio. Explore the historic Santa Cruz quarter and its magical maze of tapas, flamenco, and cafés.

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Day 8 SEVILLE–TANGIER, MOROCCO

Strait to Morocco STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Ferry crossing to Morocco.
TANGIER Guided sightseeing includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite panoramic drive to Cap Spartel and enjoy mint tea with biscuits. Join your travel companions for a dinner with Moroccan entertainment at your hotel.
155 mi / 250 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE See the striking beauty of Morocco on a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel. This lofty promontory sits at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, with sweeping views of the sea. Mint tea and biscuits are the perfect refreshment along the way.

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Day 9 TANGIER–COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN

Cobblestones & Kasbah Streets TANGIER An orientation walk includes Grand Socco square. Free time to explore the narrow streets of the kasbah before boarding a ferry back to Spain.
81 mi / 130 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Explore Tangiers and stroll around the Grand Socco – the historic circular roundabout separating the old Médina with its vibrant markets and blue and white buildings from the modern downtown area.

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Day 10 COSTA DEL SOL

Sea & Sun COSTA DEL SOL Enjoy a free day on the coast.

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EXPLORE MORE Endless beaches to stroll along, hidden caves, white villages that scatter the mountains, historical landmarks with centuries of culture, evenings spent sipping cocktails by the sea, pleasant temperatures all year round and happy friendly people that make you feel at home. These are the many ingredients of the area. Take your pick!

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Day 11 COSTA DEL SOL–GRANADA

Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time this afternoon.
87 mi / 140 km

NOTE:
Day 11 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ARCHITECTURAL GEMS Granada’s Alhambra Complex stands as one of the largest ancient aristocratic sites of Western Muslim culture. Its leafy lanes and streams enhance the grand water gardens of Generalife, at the once summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers.

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Day 12 GRANADA–TOLEDO–MADRID

City of Three Cultures TOLEDO Join a walking tour with a Local Guide. Visit a Damascene steel workshop.
MADRID Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
292 mi / 470 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Known as the “City of Three Cultures” Toledo gets its nickname from the ancient influences of the Romans, Visigoths, and North African Moors – evident in the city’s well-preserved synagogues, mosques, and cathedrals. See the Gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces, and Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue on a walk through this dynamic city.

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Day 13 MADRID

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HASSAN ZUMURYOT

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I love to share my knowledge and passion for Spain. The best it has to offer, with its truly amazing history and culture. Getting to know its passionate people who love their country and love life. Its contrasts and diversity never fail to surprise and delight our clients. Tour directing has enabled me to experience and discover amazing places but the most satisfying aspect is getting to know the people I have met along the years. I never stop learning and being surprised by our tour members, many of whom are an inspiration to me and their fellow travelers. So many new bonds are created amongst people from all over the world and all walks of life. It's so rewarding to see our clients having such great experiences that they will cherish forever as I guide and accompany them every step of the way through this wonderful country.

Tour Director - HASSAN ZUMURYOT

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Madrid
Lisbon
Seville
Costa del Sol

Madrid

Treasures of Spain: El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

Treasures of Spain: El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

Visit two of Spain's most iconic attractions - El Escorial, the historical residence of the King of Spain; and the impressive Valley of the Fallen, honoring those who died in the Spanish Civil War.

Price Range: $$

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Panoramic Drive & Dinner

Drive through the capital's boulevards, passing beautiful buildings and fountains and dine Spanish style!

Price Range: $$

Lisbon

 Unforgettable Evening in Lisbon: Fado Music and Dinner

Unforgettable Evening in Lisbon: Fado Music and Dinner

Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of classic Fado music and a delectable 3-course dinner with drinks at a local Casa de Fado (Fado restaurant).

Price Range: $$

Bairro Alto Foodie Stroll

Bairro Alto Foodie Stroll

Indulge in some of Lisbon's most delectable drinks and petiscos (Portuguese tapas) on this unique guided foodie tour through the 15th-century Bairro Alto neighborhood!

Price Range: $$

Cascais, Cape Roca and Queluz Palace

Cascais, Cape Roca and Queluz Palace

Experience stunning natural beauty on this day trip along the Portuguese Riviera featuring jet-set Cascais, world-famous Guincho Beach, Cape Roca, and a visit of the lavish Palace of Queluz!

Price Range: $$

Seville

A Night in Seville with Flamenco and Dinner

A Night in Seville with Flamenco and Dinner

Enjoy an exciting and passionate flamenco show while savoring a mouthwatering 3-course Andalusian dinner and drinks.

Price Range: $$

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb

Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus.

Price Range: $

Costa del Sol

Dinner in La Carihuela

Dinner in La Carihuela

Enjoy a scrumptious 4-course dinner in Torremolinos' vibrant La Carihuela fishermen's district, famous for the best seafood in the region!

Price Range: $$

Journey to Gibraltar

Journey to Gibraltar

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar, one of Europe's most legendary icons, on this full-day guided discovery featuring St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle ruins, the colony of Barbary apes, and more!

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $3,058*
18 guests in a party: $578*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.