Spain, Portugal & the Azores

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Spain

There is so much to do in Spain. Travel the colourful country side, visit the city of Madrid, the beaches of Majorca, or the mountain villages.  Dance the night away with the legendary flamenco dancers while sipping on a glass of sangria. You’ll enjoy the history, the art and shopping. And don’t forget the “running of the bulls that takes place in August in Pamplona!

Top 6 Reasons Why the Azores are Every Traveller’s Dream

The Azores islands are at the hottest new destination for travellers and we teamed up
with photographer, videographer and Azores-enthusiast Chris Hau
to give you a list of the top 6 reasons why the Azores truly has something for everyone

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Portugal

Outside the cities, Portugal’s beauty unfolds in all its startling variety. You can go hiking amid the granite peaks of Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês or take in the pristine scenery and historic villages of the little-explored Beiras. Over 800km of coast offers more places to soak up the splendour. Gaze out over dramatic end-of-the-world cliffs, surf stellar breaks off dune-covered beaches or laze peacefully on sandy islands fronting calm blue seas.

Walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain

If you’re looking to take on your own pilgrimage — along a route filled with beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain — start here, at the Camino de Santiago. On this eight-day trip, complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a “compostela” at the finish to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers — it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.
Complete the last 100km of the pilgrim’s trail and receive your “compostela”
Walk through small villages and towns
Enjoy hearty and delicious Spanish food
Walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
8 days

On sale!
2021:
April 11, 25 $1189
May 2, 9, 18, 30 June 13, 20 $1274
July 4, 18 $1189
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travellers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Classic Spain


15 days
Madrid to Madrid
In Spain, a country that’s filled with flavour, artistry, and passion, there’s no such thing as going halfway. Start in the south, where the Andalucian capital of Seville will introduce you to the most firey of dances — the flamenco. Head north and get a taste of Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces: vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Logroño’s famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees. Each region of Spain has their own distinct character, style, and language to offer. Get it all here.

On sale!
2020:
Sept 5, 12, 26 $3425
Oct 3, 10, 31 $3229
2021:
May 1, 22 $3229
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and June 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Adventure

15 days
Madrid to Marrakech
Quite a few civilizations have left their imprint on Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, but perhaps none so permeating as the Moors. Get your feet wet in Moorish culture in the Iberian peninsula, home of Spain and Portugal. Surround yourself in the beautiful architecture of a traditional “pousada” with an overnight in Évora, before exploring Spain’s fiery Andalucian capital of Seville. Cool it all down in Morocco, within the city of Chefchaouen’s striking blue walls. Don’t miss out on a tour that’s as drenched with flavours, colours, and history as the three countries that comprise it.
On sale!
2020:
Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11 $2847 Nov 1, 15 $2464
2021:
Jan 10, Feb 14 $2464
Mar 14, April 11, May 9, 30 $2847
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and June 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

Ultimate Spain & Portugal

21 days As former imperial superpowers, Spain and Portugal have centuries of history and captivating culture to draw upon. You, on the other hand, have only 21 days. Make ‘em count! This comprehensive adventure across the Iberian Peninsula presents travellers with the chance to explore these two nations through their cuisine, architecture, and idyllic countryside. Here, you’ll wander the wondrous streets of Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, and Madrid, step up into the Pyrenees, relax in glorious San Sebastián, and live the local culture alongside the locals themselves. Spain and Portugal: Europe’s greatest two-for-one deal!
On sale!
2020: Sept 6, 20, 27 $4691 Oct 4, 25 $4445
2021: April 25, May 16, 30 $4445
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and June 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

Best of Portugal & Spain

14 days Lisbon to Barcelona
Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for cuisine — the Iberian Peninsula really is a true example of riches for every sense and interest. On this adventure, you’ll soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and Cordoba, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, and witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes. If that sounds like a lot, be prepared; we’ve only just begun.
Savour traditional Portuguese food in Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood
Taste coastal Porto’s famous export in a port wine cellar
Soak in the lively atmosphere and scenery of Madrid
Discover Seville’s Moorish influence
Learn to make tapas in Barcelona

2020:
Sept 6, 10, 13, 20, 27 $2042
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 20 $2889
2021:
Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 14, April 18, 25 May 2, 16, 23, 30 $2889
Book with Confidence
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and June 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

Portugal Explorer

7 Day Tour from Lisbon to Porto
Join us for à la carte touring on your escorted vacation in Portugal—home to many of history’s great explorers. With so much to see and do in this beautiful country, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would leave to discover the world! From the international flair of Lisbon, to the cobblestone charm of Obidos, to the history of Coimbra, and the wine cellars of Porto, your Tour Director will point you in the right direction to discover a new world of your own!
Your escorted tour of Portugal begins in the capital city of Lisbon. Enjoy three nights in this dramatic seaside city, with lots of free time to dine, explore, and enjoy its nightlife. You can also choose an optional walking tour of the cobblestone streets, or find other excursions to book on MyCosmos. Travel along the Atlantic coast to stop within the medieval walls of Obidos on your way to lively Coimbra.  On to the artistic city of Porto, an artist’s haven and colourful ceramic tilework to the city’s famed street art and prolific graffiti. The real star of this region, of course, is its Port wine. You can reserve your space on our optional walking tour of Porto, with lunch and wine-tasting.
2020:
Sept 27 $1189 Oct 18 $1129 Nov 8 $929

The Azores

Enter an untouched paradise on an adventure through the Azores, the archipelago gems of Portugal. Explore the entire rim of the Sete Cidades Caldera. Spend 2 nights in a lava stone house overlooking the Atlantic. Indulge in a traditional Cozido das Furnas meal, which is cooked by the heat of the volcanic earth. Admire an exclusive viewpoint of Furnas Lake during lunch at the Terra Nostra Tea House. Sample local dairy goods at a family-owned cheese shop. Descend into Algar do Carvao, an ancient lava tube known as the “Cavern of Coal,” with an expert guide. From thermal pools and lush craters to local farms and volcanic cuisine, delve into the culture of Portuguese island life.
10 days/9 nights
13 Meals:  8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners
2020:  Sept 11, Oct 2 $3149

Exotic Morocco, Saharan Tale & Portugal

12 or 16 Days
Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – Fes-Beni Mellal – Marrakech – Ouarzazat – Zagora – Saharan dunes area – Ait Benaddhou – Lisbon (5 nights)
• Travel through dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert in a camel convoy and enjoy a listen to Bedouin tales
• Take a Horse carriage at sunset to travel through Marrakech’s lively medina and join the nightly carnival of fortune-tellers, dancers and medicine men in UNESCO Jemaa el-Fna square
• Enjoy the fairy-tale land of blue in Chefchaouen
• In Fes, feel like you’ve travelled back to the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina
• Go behind the scenes of Game of Thrones and Gladiator in Ait Benhaddou-fortified red city and now it’s a film-maker’s heaven
• Step to Majorelle Garden and Yves Saint Laurent Museum and explore real Morocco Blue and red with your own eyes
• Village visit of Ait Atta Berber tribe to better understand the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time
• Tour Lisbon’s impressive Jeronimos Monastery and the treasured 16th century Belem Tower, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites (16 Day package)
• Complete Relaxing in Portugal beach resort for 3 days (16 Day package)
• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
2020:
Nov 19 $3199 (12 nts) $3999 (16 nts)
Sept 12, 26, Oct 10 $3499 (12 nts) $4399 (16nts)
Oct 24 $3399 $3399 (12 nts)  $4299 (16 nts)
Nov 5 $3299 (12 nts) $4199 (16 nts)
• Add on airfare from other cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria from $300, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John from $400, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City from $300

Lisbon & Northern Spain

12 Day Tour from Lisbon to Barcelona

Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation. In Portugal, you’ll overnight in Lisbon and Porto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and in Porto, the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, which was inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Also visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local shepherd children in 1917.

In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. Also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbour; Saragossa, where a visit of Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain’s grandest squares is included; and Barcelona, for a two nights stay with guided sightseeing that features a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

12 day tour: 2020:
Oct 10 $3095
Oct 3 $3230
Sept 12, 19, $3329

Based on double occupancy.

Iberian Discovery & Morocco


13 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid
This fantastic Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour focuses on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. On this vacation, there is ample time for in-depth sightseeing, and for visiting many of the area’s historic sites, including the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures, and the Alhambra Complex in Granada.

If you’re interested in religious sites, this tour is not to be missed. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, where pilgrims from all over the world congregate; Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, built to thank the Virgin Mary for Portugal’s success in its voyages around the world; the 13th-century cathedral and the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, which houses one of El Greco’s most famous paintings; and more.

There’s a full day at leisure at the Costa del Sol, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, browse the shops, or join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Ferry crossings over the Strait of Gibraltar to and from Morocco afford spectacular views. An overnight in Tangier gives you a nice taste of Morocco. Here, Globus has arranged special experiences to help Morocco come to life. Enjoy a panoramic drive to Cap Spartel, to admire the splendid views and drink a glass of hot mint tea Bedouin-style, along with local biscuits. Also, enjoy Moroccan entertainment during dinner at your hotel. Plus, a visit to the colorful Grand Socco square, a busy market with many stalls.
13 day tour:
2020:
Sept 8, 22 $3401  Sept 29 $3293 Oct 6 $2969
Based on double occupancy