Madrid and Historic Castile
The historic lands around the Spanish Capital are rich in history and culture. Enjoy a little Spanish luxury on this tour that includes a stay in a luxury spa hotel and a lunchtime tasting menu in a Michelin starred restaurant. The region is full of fortified medieval towns and of course we couldn't fly into the Spanish capital without enjoying its highlights.
Madrid • Ávila • Burgo de Osama • Peñafiel • Protos Winery • Lunch at La Lobita • Tapas Tour
Day 1 Fly from the UK to Madrid and meet your guide for the transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Today there is a morning guided tour of Madrid, including visits to the Royal Palace, Plaza de España, Teatro Real and Parque del Cuartel de la Montaña for panoramic views of the city followed by an afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing.
Day 3 Transfer to Burgo de Osma with an en route stop in Ávila for a guided walking tour and lunch at the Parador de Ávila. The town is famous for its intact medieval walls, with 80 towers and 9 gates which fully encloses the historic centre.
Day 4 Travel to Peñafiel for a full day's excursion including an audio guided tour of the castle; admission to the wine museum and a guided tour of the cutting edge Protos winery designed by the British architect Richard Rogers. Continue to the Plaza del Coso a medieval square created to accommodate bullfighting festivals, for which it is still sometimes used today.
Day 5 A morning guided walking tour of El Burgo de Osma, which has one of the best preserved medieval precincts in the entire province centred on the Gothic cathedral. Continue to Navaleno for an included lunch at the Michelin starred La Lobita Restaurant. Today's final stop is the provincial capital, Soria, for a guided tapas tour.
Day 6 Transfer to the airport in Madrid for the flight back to the UK.
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Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes, Madrid
Centrally situated within the 'museum triangle' this classical style hotel is an ideal base from which to explore Madrid. All rooms are air conditioned and are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, minibar and safe.
• 4 star • 65 bedrooms • Historic building
Hotel Castilla Termal, Burgo de Osma
Located in the 16th Century former University of Santa Catalina, in the medieval town of Burgo de Osma, it has a preserved historic facade and Renaissance cloister, enclosed by a glass dome. This is a stunning luxury hotel in a central location.
• 4 star • 70 bedrooms • Spa
• Outdoor swimming pool
Your tour includes:
• Return flights from the UK to Madrid
• 2 nights bed & breakfast in Madrid with:
• 3 nights bed & breakfast in Burgo de
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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