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!
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.
Exotic Morocco, Saharan Tale & Portugal
• 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
March 21, Nov 19 $3199 (12 nts) $3999 (16 nts)
April 1, 15 $3399 (12 nts) $4199 (16 nts)
May 10, 24, 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
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
2019: Dec 15 $3429
Jan 5, Feb 9, March 15 April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 $3399
June 7, 14, 21, 28 $3399
July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3759
Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 $3579
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 2020:
April 14, 21, 26, July 5, 26, August 2, 16, 30 $1399
May 3, 10, 19, June 7, 28, Spet 1, 6, 8, 15, 20, 27, 29 Oct 4, 11 $1499
based on double occupancy
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:
April 11, Oct 10 $3095
April 18, May 2, 9, 16, June 13 $3212
May 23, 30, June 20, Sept 26, Oct 3 $3230
June 27 $3284
July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29 Sept 5 $3293
Sept 12, 19, $3329
Based on double occupancy.
21 nights in Calella
Fly from Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver to Barcelona, Spain April 14, 2020
Stay 21 or 20 nights at the Miami Park Apart-hotel in a one bedroom with a kitchenette
**taxes, transfers and accommodation included
departing Calgary or Vancouver April 14 to May 6 $2799
departing Edmonton April 14 to May 5 $2799
Portugal Long Stay
Algarve & Lisbon
fly from Canada and stay a the 4* Vila Petra, Albufeira
21 nights in a studio
2 nights in Lisbon at a 4* hotel
City tour of Lisbon
Toronto Oct 30 to Nov 23, 2019 from $2199
Montreal Oct 31 to Nov 24, 2019 from $2199
Vancouver Nov 1 to Nov 25, 2019 from $2399
Calgary Oct 30 to Nov 23, 2019 from $2299
Edmonton Oct 31 to Nov 24, 2019 from $2349
One bedroom apartments also available.
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:
March 31, $2969 April 7 $3212 April 14 $3248 April 21 $3410 April 28 $3266
May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 23, 30, August 25 $3266
June 2, 9, 16 $3212
July 14, 28, August 11 $3257
Sept 1, 15 $3356 Sept 8, 22 $3401 Sept 29 $3293 Oct 6 $2969
Based on double occupancy
Walking in Andalucia
Walking through the olive groves and rugged hills of Andalucia, Spain
Outside the golden cultural triangle of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, the rural landscape of Andalucia is breathtaking, and what better way to appreciate its diversity than on foot. The walks take us through rugged hills, picturesque fields of sunflowers, olive groves, the limestone peaks of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and the stunning El Chorro Gorge & Caminito del Rey. In this corner of Europe the excesses of modern life do not seem to have taken root and our home for the week is the perfect example: a rustic, homely cortijo in the heart of the agricultural countryside. During the week, a whole day is reserved for exploring the magnificent city of Seville. For those looking for more of a challenge, our departures graded level 4 feature longer walks on steeper terrain.
Stay in a converted farmhouse with a swimming pool
Discover the fascinating Moorish history of white villages
Experience the real and authentic Spain
Walk the stunning Caminito del Rey
7 nights in a comfortable converted farmhouse with pool
5 days centre-based walking
Group normally 4 to 15, plus UK leader. Min age 16 yrs
Altitude maximum 1256m, average 612m
Travel by minibus
More challenging walking available on selected departures
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 evening meals are included
Caminito del Rey walk
Sep 28, Oct 5, 12 $2275 Oct 26, $2205 Nov 9, $2085 Dec 21 $2185 Feb 15, 2020 $2275
Spain & Portugal Escape
9 Day Tour from Barcelona to Lisbon
This Escape brings together the sights and cultures of Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities—Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Lisbon—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visit to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudì’s masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, one of the world’s most prestigious art museums. A guided walking tour in Cordoba showcases the sights, including a visit to the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.
In Seville, you’ll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment, and in Lisbon, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Throughout this Spain and Portugal vacation, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cities’ histories, sights, cultures, and insider secrets. Magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine.
Nov 7, 16, 23, 30, 2019 Feb 15, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 , 2020 $1519
Dec 7, 14, 2019 Feb 8, 2020 $1389
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.
Southern Spain Escape
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ,2019 Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 $1449
Mar 7, 14, 21, 2020 $1449
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.
TORREMOLINOS Costa del Sol
Long Stay at the Bajondillo
This popular Torremolinos hotel complex it is located right on the beachfront and all of the apartments have beautiful ocean views. The outdoor pool, located in the gardens surrounding all the facilities of the hotel complex offers a perfect place to relax and sunbathe.
In the restaurant, as in the cafeteria and the “”Chiringuito”” (beach bar), you can taste all the delicacies of the area every night before enjoying one of our live shows including comedies, flamenco dancing, musicians and more.
24 hr Reception, hammocks, hairdresser, library, internet access, medical service, everything is covered, including information on the cultural and leisure activities specific to the area.
International flights with Air France on our group allotment
Arrival and departure transfers
Accommodation in a studio
Toronto Nov 1 to 30 $1899
Montreal Oct 31, to Nov 28 $1948
Vancouver Nov 1 to 29 $1999
**taxes all included
Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve
10 days/ 9 nights
Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Discover Lisbon your way with a choice of included sightseeing. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal’s scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.
8 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Feb 21 $1799
March 3, 17 $1999
March 27 $2099
April 14, 28, May 2, 9, 16, $2199
Portugal & Its Islands Featuring the Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira
13 Days 12 Nights
Meals 11 Breakfasts 1 Lunches 6 Dinners
Discover the true gems of Portugal. Enjoy multi-night stays on the remote islands of São Miguel, Azores and Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic.” Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley. Take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). Enjoy charming coastal villages, beautiful botanical gardens and a wine tasting in Madeira. Experience Azorean culinary traditions during an interactive cooking demonstration. Explore Portugal’s Riviera with visits to the charming fishing village of Cascais and chic Estoril. Lisbon comes to life as you tour this grand capital. Be swept away by the melancholy Fado tunes. Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the fairytale town of Sintra and the pilgrimage site of Fatima. Indulge in local cuisine, regional wines and traditional entertainment.
March 20, April 17, 24 $2799 March 27 $2249
LISBON TO MADRID ESCAPE
What could be better than spending eight days in Portugal and Spain? Spending them during the off season when crowds are fewer and travel prices are lower! Begin your European vacation in Lisbon to enjoy guided sightseeing through the Imperial history of the colourful city and explore the Alfama maritime quarter. In Fátima, hear the story of Our Lady of Fátima at the site where Mary appeared to three shepherd children, then travel to Oporto for sightseeing and port-wine tasting. Enjoy a visit to the colorful city of Braga before continuing on to Salamanca for a wine tasting and dinner at a hacienda. Stand before the masterpieces of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, and more in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Eight days of sumptuous color, cuisine, and culture await you on this guided vacation in Portugal and Spain!
8 day tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners: welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Madrid at a local restaurant
LISBON: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama Quarter
FATIMA & TOMAR: Morning stops
OPORTO: Guided sightseeing, visit the Stock Exchange, the Arabian Hall; enjoy a port wine tasting
BRAGA: See the remains of the castle
SALAMANCA: Local Favourite Wine tasting, dinner at a local hacienda; orientation walk
MADRID: Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour.
Feb 2, 9, 12 $1199 per person
Feb 16, 19, 23, March 1, 4, 11, $1259
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.