Spanish City Explorer (4500)

9 Day Tour from Barcelona to Madrid

Cosmos Lite

2019 Tour Details

Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid are spectacular Spanish cities: Barcelona, home of great artists Gaudi, Picasso, and Miro; Valencia with its contemporary architecture matched only by its fantastic food, fun, and beach life; and Madrid, the elegant city of sophistication and lively atmosphere. Begin your escorted vacation in Spain with three nights in Barcelona with your days free to discover and enjoy. Cosmos Lite gives you à la carte options to spend your vacation the way you want. Maybe select an optional tapas walking tour or a wine tasting to sample Spanish fare and vintages. Your Tour Director is on hand to point you in the direction of the best sights, food, and attractions. On your way to Valencia, you’ll see the Peñíscola coastline and castle—a filming location for Game of Thrones. Continue on while admiring the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea, to visit Valencia and Madrid. Lovers of art, food, and colorful history are sure to find lots to discover—with optional excursions in the heart of Spain’s most fascinating locales. Your guided tour of Spain is yours to shape each day with Cosmos Lite optional excursions. With MyCosmos, you’ll find the perfect way to experience Spain’s legendary cities just the way you like—from museums and markets to cathedrals, coastlines, and fantastic Spanish cuisine. Explore the treasures of España your way, every day!
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 Touring Á La Carte

Free Time to Explore in Barcelona, Tarragona, Peñíscola, Valencia, Cuenca, Madrid

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MyCOSMOS Personalize your tour with hand-selected excursions available for purchase. Visit our website for details.

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Barcelona, Spain

Enchanting City by the Sea
If you arrive early, get a head start in exploring this lively city with the help of your CosmosGO app. In the late afternoon, meet your Tour Director who will give you some helpful hints on how to make the most of your free time in Barcelona.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 2 Barcelona

Museums, Markets, and the Mediterranean
There are many choices for how you could shape your stay in Barcelona. Choose an optional panoramic drive and walking tapas tour, or discover the many museums, markets, and shops. If you have a day at the beach in mind, Barceloneta is the place to go.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Barcelona

Delicious Cuisine and Cava Wine
More time to discover. Sample the culinary traditions of Catalunya and visit a food market like the Boqueria, located in the Ramblas. We suggest an optional excursion to the Spanish countryside with a winery visit for a Cava wine-tasting session. Reservations are easy with MyCOSMOS.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Barcelona—Tarragona—Peñíscola—Valencia

Roman Ruins and a Castle by the Sea
Tarragona is the perfect combination of seaside resort and sightseeing destination with an abundance of shops and cafes, Roman archaeological sites, and the medieval town center. Next, see the Peñíscola coastline, dominated by the walled “Pope Luna” Templar castle—a filming location for Game of Thrones. Visit the castle or simply stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Valencia

Arts, Science, and Paella
Valencia is a city to discover your way! Tap on your CosmosGO app for ideas and directions. Highlights are the City of Arts and Science and the Silk Exchange. Explore the lively and beautiful modernistic Central Market, and don’t miss the paella! This Valencian rice dish is a must to experience the staple of Spanish kitchens for centuries. You may also choose from a variety of exciting optional excursions. Signing up is simple on MyCOSMOS.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Valencia—Cuenca—Madrid

Abstract Art in Hanging Houses
On your visit to Cuenca, you may spend free time visiting the casas colgadas (hanging houses). Dating back to the 1300s, these cliffside dwellings now house the Spanish National Museum of Abstract Art. You’ll arrive in Madrid in the late afternoon, with time to enjoy an evening out in this buzzing city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Madrid

For Art Lovers and Lovers of Life
Stroll around the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor areas, in the city center, for a taste of the joyful life in Madrid. There are plenty of museums to visit. Immerse yourself in local life by joining us on a stroll through a lively market, followed by brunch. Visit the Royal Palace or spend free time in the Sabatini Gardens, then pick a traditional taverna for authentic Spanish fare.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Madrid

A Fusion of Food, Fútbol, and Festivities
Browse the El Rastro flea market or one of the revamped food markets in the revived barrios of Madrid, or visit the Bernabeu soccer stadium, home of Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. Enjoy time to explore Madrid’s colorful fusion of cultures, with your Tour Director’s suggestions.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Madrid

Today concludes your Spanish adventure.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Barcelona
Valencia
Madrid

 Optional Excursions

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).

Price Ranges

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


Barcelona
Valencia
Madrid

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: $$

Valencia

Sangria-Making and Paella Dinner

Sangria-Making and Paella Dinner

Learn how to make Sangria, Spain's most popular drink, then create your own during a healthy competition, followed by dinner featuring authentic Paella Valenciana.

Price Range: $

Valencia Bike Tour

Valencia Bike Tour

Explore some of Valencia's greatest wonders on this exhilarating 3-hour guided bike tour.

Price Range: $$

Madrid

Madrid Tapas & Market Tour

Madrid Tapas & Market Tour

Sample a variety of delicious tapas dishes as you join an expert guide and stroll through one of Spain¿s traditional fresh markets.

Price Range: $

Prado Museum

Prado Museum

Paris has the Louvre, Amsterdam has the Rijksmuseum, and Madrid has the Prado! Join an expert guide and see some of Europe's finest works of art from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

Price Range: $

Discover Toledo

Discover Toledo

Discover majestic Toledo, an incredible melting pot of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian influence over the centuries, making it one of Europe's most interesting and unique walled medieval cities!

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).

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