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Spain's Golden Age

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Staying in three UNESCO World Heritage towns, Alcalá de Henares, medieval Ávila and Toledo, and visiting magnificent Madrid, Roman and Romanesque Segovia, and Renaissance Salamanca, this is a tour of the Middle Ages, art and architecture, plazas and palaces

This glorious journey through Spain’s golden age begins in Alcalá de Henares, ‘the city of Cervantes’, with a statue of the writer in his namesake square, and a life-size sculpture of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza sitting on a bench in the Calle Mayor. With Baroque plazas, avant-garde avenues and striking architecture, Madrid is a stroll-around gallery and convivial, cosmopolitan capital. In San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the palace counts 88 fountains, hundreds of paintings and thousands of medieval documents among its treasures; while Segovia, set between two rivers, covers a hill shaped like a ship, with a fairy-tale castle high on the prow, the majestic cathedral as the mainsail, and the Roman aqueduct at the stern; and Ávila’s nine gates, 80 towers, and intact city walls encircle the medieval town, where a monastery, cathedral and basilica reflect its religious heritage. Toledo’s World Heritage status celebrates its trio of cultures and kaleidoscope of architectural styles whilst Salamanca is well known for one of the oldest universities in Europe, boasts two cathedrals and ornate sandstone architecture at every turn.

Overview

  • Alcalá de Henares  - 3 nights
  • Ávila  - 3 nights
  • Toledo  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO Site: Alcalá de Henares
  • Enjoy El Escorial Monastery
  • UNESCO Site: Ávila
  • Admire Segovia’s Roman Aqueduct
  • UNESCO Site: Salamanca
  • Explore the ancient city of Toledo

Staying in three UNESCO World Heritage towns, Alcalá de Henares, medieval Ávila and Toledo, and visiting magnificent Madrid, Roman and Romanesque Segovia, and Renaissance Salamanca, this is a tour of the Middle Ages, art and architecture, plazas and palaces

Notes:

On occasion, the Royal Palaces may be visited on alternative days.

El Escorial palace on Day 4 includes some steps and Toledo has uneven surfaces.

Accommodation

Rafaelhoteles Forum Alcalá - Alcalá de Henares

A 4-star hotel 10 minutes walk from the historic centre and 20 minutes walk from the train station. Restaurant, bar, spa and WiFi (free). 132 rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Palacio de Valderrabanos Hotel - Ávila

A 4-star hotel centrally located next to the Cathedral with bar and WiFi (free). 80 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer and satellite TV.

Hotel San Juan de los Reyes - Toledo

A 4-star hotel centrally located in the Jewish quarter of Toledo. Restaurant, bar, terrace, WiFi (free). 38 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Toledo Extension

Extend your stay at the 4-star San Juan de los Reyes Hotel in the fabulous walled city of Toledo, set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha and best known for its amalgamation of medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian influences.

Hotel San Juan de los Reyes - Toledo

A 4-star hotel centrally located in the Jewish quarter of Toledo. Restaurant, bar, terrace, WiFi (free). 38 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow / Iberia from Madrid

May
May 15 (Wednesday)

Was £1675

£ 1525

September
September 11 (Wednesday)
October
October 16 (Wednesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £275
Flight Options
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £225
  • Arrival transfer
  • £49
  • Departure transfer
  • £125
Extension Options
  • Toledo Extension - 2024 (2 nights)
  • £225
  • Single Supplement
  • £45

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