2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Lisbon & Northern Spain (ZO)

12 days from Lisbon to Barcelona

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When you hear the call “Txotx!” (pronounced “choach”) shouted in the traditional Sidrerias of Northern Spain, it’s time to gather ’round! Standing five feet back from the tapped barrel, patrons line up to catch the shooting cider into glasses—then toast the age-old tradition that adds the right amount of carbonation to the tart beverage. Lucky for you, there’s much to toast as you explore the sparkling seaside from Lisbon to Barcelona on this mostly coastal tour of Portugal and Northern Spain. This sunny vacation makes a splash with visits to the popular pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the famous seaside resort of San Sebastian, and in Pamplona, the legendary Calle Estafeta where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place. You’ll also want to make a beeline to the delicacies of each country, from the zesty paella of Spain to the sweet port of Portugal. Cheers! Salud! Txotx!

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*
Lisbon & Northern Spain map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 tapas lunch; 4 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

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

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Day 2 LISBON

Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jerónimos Monastery and cloister, a photo stop at Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

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, 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 homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.

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Day 3 LISBON–FÁTIMA–PORTO

Panoramas & Port Wine FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
PORTO Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River. See the Church of São Francisco and visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & Co Port Wine Cellar.
217 mi / 350 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES You’re invited to the home of the most internationally recognized Porto wines at the magnificent Sandeman Wine Cellars. Here, taste centuries of tradition in a glass of Port wine in the city that bears its name. Saúde!

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Day 4 PORTO–VIGO, SPAIN–LA TOJA ISLAND–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spectacular Spain Scenic drive along the coastline en route to Vigo.
VIGO Take a walking tour of the historic district.
LA TOJA ISLAND Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the church that is completely covered with seashells.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Dinner at a local restaurant.
199 mi / 320 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL GEMS Marvel at the unusual church completely covered with seashells on La Toja island, famous for its spring waters. Once used for cattle grazing, it soon became a popular thermal retreat.

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Day 5 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

History & Mystery SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Guided sightseeing includes the cathedral with the relics of St. James the Apostle. Afterwards enjoy a coffee break.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Santiago de Compostela is one of the world’s most revered pilgrimage destinations since the Middle Ages. Today, faithful pilgrims embark on the Way of St. James with a walk on the Camino de Santiago each year, ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Here, the tomb of St. James the Apostle is housed within the cathedral’s extraordinary Romanesque architecture.

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Day 6 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–LUARCA–OVIEDO

Cider House Rules LUARCA Enjoy free time to browse.
OVIEDO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive and a walking tour of the Old Town. Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite cider tasting at a traditional Sidreria (cider house).
217 mi / 350 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Oviedo is home to a number of cider houses, serving the traditional drink that is a sign of eating well in this fruitful region. The art of pouring cider releases its aromas. Be aware! Once the cider is poured, the glass must be emptied in one go to fully appreciate the flavours. Bottoms up!

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Day 7 OVIEDO–SANTANDER–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN

Artists & Ambassadors SANTANDER Enjoy free time for lunch.
BILBAO Take a guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum en route to San Sebastian.
249 mi / 400 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was founded in 1997. It was designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and hailed as one of the most important buildings of its time because of its spectacular structure of titanium, glass, and limestone. The museum features extraordinary exhibitions administered by the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as selections from the permanent collections of the Guggenheim museums in New York, Venice, and Abu Dhabi.

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Day 8 SAN SEBASTIAN

Basque Country SAN SEBASTIAN Guided walking tour of the Parte Viejo Old Quarter. Free time this afternoon and evening.

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Framed by golden beaches and lush hillsides San Sebastian has undeniable allure. From its elegant and modern promenade to the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town, there are a myriad of opportunities to enjoy your time in the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea.”

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Day 9 SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA

Walk, Don’t Run PAMPLONA Take an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite orientation walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant.
SARAGOSSA Orientation walk includes Plaza of Our Lady of the Pillar.
162 mi / 260 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Best known as the narrow cobblestone gauntlet where the running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona, Calle Estafeta is a haven for food lovers where tapas and wine are always on the menu at Restaurante Basaburua in the heart of the city.

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Day 10 SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA

Barcelona Boulevards BARCELONA Guided walking tour this afternoon includes the Old Town with its Barri Gòtic and a stroll down La Rambla. Later, enjoy a fresh fruit juice.
193 mi / 310 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Stroll in the footsteps of Picasso through the historic heart of the old city of Barcelona. Indulge in the tradition and tastes of 2,000 years in the Gothic Quarter. Take in the charm and captivating history with a walk down the tree-lined avenue of La Rambla amid the terraces and street performers on Barcelona’s famous thoroughfare.

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Day 11 BARCELONA

Legendary Landmarks BARCELONA Take a guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona this afternoon. Join a farewell dinner this evening at La Fonda del Port Olímpic restaurant.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Follow your Local Guide for a fascinating look at Barcelona’s landmarks and legendary sites. See Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña; stop at the Sagrada Familia Basilica, and take in a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill.

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Day 12 BARCELONA

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.

RITA MARTINS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I love to explain the culture, history, and traditions of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. My goal is that by the end of a tour, the tour members have unique memories and experiences. For me, being a Tour Director is not just about the traveling, but mainly about spending time with each person. I enjoy sharing experiences, contributing toward happy memories, making dreams come true, and creating new bonds.

Tour Director - RITA MARTINS

 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)


Lisbon
Santiago de Compostela
San Sebastian
Barcelona

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: $$

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: $$

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: $$

Santiago de Compostela

La Coruna in depth

La Coruna in depth

Join an expert guide for a remarkable day featuring La Coruña, one-time capital of the Kingdom of Galicia, and free time in ancient Betanzos!

Price Range: $$

San Sebastian

Glamorous Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Glamorous Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Travel north into France to explore two dazzling seaside resorts along the Côte Basque: glamorous Biarritz, the "Beach of Kings", and Saint-Jean-de-Luz with its ties to 17th-century pirates!

Price Range: $$

Barcelona

Flamenco

Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Price Range: $$$

Discover Montserrat

Discover Montserrat

Experience the magical beauty surrounding Barcelona on this memorable guided excursion to the soaring mountains of Montserrat.

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: $3,305*
18 guests in a party: $619*

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.