Spain World Heritage Sites from Castile to Extremadura

  • 9 Days , 5 Cities
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The entire area between the Duero and Tajo Rivers would be filled with cities inhabited by proud nobles, an authoritative church, and bellicose kings ever more powerful. We will see their origins, their splendor, and their projection towards America. These and their excellent state of preservation allow us to find five historical districts along this route that have earned the designation of World Heritage sites.
Countries Visited Spain
Places Visited Toledo, Cáceres‎, Salamanca, Segovia
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Christian Tours
  • DAY 1

    Arrival Madrid - Toledo

    Arrival in Madrid and departure to Toledo. Overnight in Toledo.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Toledo

    Toledo was already the capital of Spain under the Visigoths and would become so again when the Christians reclaimed the city. It is the enclave that best expresses the religious avatars of the Middle Ages. From the Visigoth period which emanated the idea of a united, independent and the Catholic Iberian Peninsula, to the medieval cohabitation of three religions -the Cristo de la Luz Mosque, the Tránsito, and Santa María la Blanca Synagogues, and the Cathedral- we arrive at the controversial Spanish Renaissance -the Santa Cruz hospital and El Greco-. Despite the overlapping of cultures, wandering the narrow streets of Toledo continues to evoke the Mediterranean and Semitic origin of so many Spanish cities.

    Possibility of visiting a local producer for a manchego cheese tasting. Overnight in Toledo.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Toledo - Guadalupe - Trujillo -Caceres

    Continuing along the Tajo River we will arrive at the Extremadura mountain range in which the Guadalupe Sanctuary can be found. The collection of convents with a fortress-like appearance is another key expression of Mudéjar art, the cloister being of particular interest. Its appeal has allowed it to gather works of art through the 18th century; indeed here we can find one of the best pictorial collections of Zurbarán. Also of interest are the narrow streets, the San Juan Hospital and the adjacent Colegio de Gramática, nowadays a luxurious Parador.
    If the name Guadalupe is reminiscent of Hispanic- American culture, it would be the neighboring Trujillo that best represents the discovery of the Americas. Surrounding the 10th - 11th-century Arab castle are numerous bastioned estates whose names bring to mind Pizarro, Orellano, and Zúñiga.
    Overnight in Cáceres.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Caceres - Plasencia - Salamanca

    The number of estates and palaces huddled around the Plaza Mayor of Cáceres and its adjoining streets is so abundant that the visitor feels transported to times gone past. Located within a walled Almohad Arab district are the Golfines, Toledo Moctezuma, Godoy Carvajal, and other palaces. Along the heavily traveled Roman-era Silver Route we will arrive at the walled city of Plasencia, with its narrow streets winding around the lively Plaza Mayor. Notable palaces include the Mirabel and the Carvajal. The most interesting of all are the two Cathedrals, hidden within each other. Continuing along the Silver Route we will pass by the Sistema Central mountain range of Castile and León. Overnight in Salamanca.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Salamanca

    We can enjoy a morning stroll and enter Salamanca from the south, crossing the well preserved Roman Bridge. Salamanca is now and has always been, more than anything a university city. The historical university buildings that have been preserved since medieval and Renaissance times are unique and many of them are open to tourists. The homogenous mix of students and visitors beckons us to stroll through its lively streets and to indulge in the festive atmosphere. Notable monuments include the Plaza Mayor, the two Cathedrals -from Romanesque to Baroque- the House of Shells, the San Esteban Convent, and the interesting Art Nouveau and Art Déco Museum situated in the modernist Casa Lis.
    Overnight in Salamanca.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Salamanca - Avila - Segovia

    At the end of our journey will get to know two monumental cities, both declared World Heritage sites. Ávila, birthplace to the famous Spanish mystics Santa Teresa de Jesús and Saint John of the Cross, welcomes us with its impressive walls, its Cathedral, the San Vincent Basilica, palaces and family estates -the Veladas, Valderrábanos, Núñez Velas and Torreón de Los Guzmanes-, as well as the Monastery of the Incarnation.
    In the afternoon we will visit Segovia with its spectacular Roman Aqueduct, a jewel of Roman engineering built in the 1st century. As we walk through the Jewish Quarter, we will have the opportunity to behold the Casa de Los Picos, the Alhóndiga, and the Torreón de Los Lozoya fortress.
    We will visit the Gothic Cathedral known as the “Lady of Cathedrals” as well as the defensive Alcázar fortress. Possibility of organizing a special farewell dinner. Overnight in Segovia.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Segovia - Madrid

    After breakfast, continue to admire Spain Capital, Madrid.
    The first glimpse of Madrid provided by a scenic tour will allow us to appreciate the dimension and beauty of this city as well as its vital points such as Paseo de la Castellana, Gran Vía, Alcalá Street and Plaza de España. Nearby we find one of the best examples of the Bourbon urban layout: the Paseo del Prado with its fountains, gardens, and museums.
    Of special interest is the Mile of Art, Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. We will also visit its Cathedral La Almudena as well as the historical center with the Main Square and the Puerta del Sol.
    Lunch a tapas restaurant.
    Overnight in Madrid.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Madrid - Prado Museum

    Today we will complete our visit along the famed Mile of Art in Madrid. The Prado Museum recently expanded, houses the former royal collections in an early 18th-century building. The focus is on the great masters of Spanish art: El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya,
    and displays the fine taste that the royal family had for Italian -primarily Tiziano and Tintoretto- and Flemish art from El Bosco to Rubens. The collection at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum somehow complements that of the Prado: masters of Italian art from Trecento and Cuatrocento, and avant-garde paintings from the 19th century. The three great art museums of Madrid are situated in an area known as the Madrid of the Bourbons which also includes the Botanical Gardens, the Paseo del Prado avenue, and its fountains, and the Retiro Park.

    Tonight farewell dinner or attending a flamenco show. Overnight in Madrid.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Madrid Airport

    After breakfast free and relax on your tour until to be picked up by the driver then transferred you to the airport for departure flight back your home.

    It's time to say goodbye, we would like to thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come in the future!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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What’s Included?

  • 8-night hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Included meals: 01-Lunch – 01-Dinner
  • Airport assistance
  • Private transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • The English-speaking guide throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring
  • 24/7 guest support during the trip

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Visit Toledo, the capital of Spain under the Visigoths.
  • Visit the 18th-century Sanctuary at the Extremadura mountain range.
  • Enjoy the illustrious town of Guadalupe which is surrounded by the Arab castle.
  • Enjoy a World Heritage City, Caceres, which is surrounded by mansions, Renaissance palaces, and churches.
  • Admire the lovely city center of Salamanca, the Plaza Major, the two cathedrals the House of Shells, the Convent of St. Steven, and the very interesting Casa Lis, home of the Art Déco and Art Nouveau Museum.
  • Discover the walled city of Plasencia with notable palaces The Mirabel and Carvajal.
  • Enjoy a World Heritage City, Caceres, which is surrounded by mansions, Renaissance palaces, and churches.
  • Discover the walled city of Plasencia.
  • Scenic tour in Madrid and visiting Mile of Art, Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and Cathedral La Almuden.

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