Spanish Explorer

This tour highlights the heart of Castilla, taking in the most important sites in the capital as well as the beautiful and historic cities of Segovia, Avila and Salamanca. Segovia, once the centre of the royal court, is justly famous for its unrivaled aqueduct, the forbidding Alcazar and its cuisine. Avila's medieval walls are the best- preserved in Europe. Salamanca's university was one of the finest in the Middle Ages and its reputation remains strong today. Many consider Salamanca to be one of Spain's loveliest cities.

Day 1 IN FLIGHT
Depart USA en route for Spain

Day 2 ARRIVE IN MADRID - SEGOVIA (3 nights)
Introductory Walking Tour, Aqueduct, Cathedral

Day 3 SEGOVIA
Alcazar, free time in Segovia

Day 4 DAY TRIP TO EL ESCORIAL AND VALLEY OF THE FALLEN
Monastery of El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen monument

Day 5 SEGOVIA - AVILA - SALAMANCA (2 nights)
Wall Walk, Cathedral in Avila, Walking Tour of Salamanca (Plaza Mayor, Patio de las Escuelas, Casa de las Conchas)

Day 6 SALAMANCA
University, Old and New Cathedrals, Church and Convent of San Esteban

Day 7 SALAMANCA - MADRID (4 Nights)
Walking Tour ( Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor)

Day 8 MADRID
Royal Palace, Reina Sofia Museum

Day 9 DAY TRIP TO TOLEDO
Cathedral, Church of Santo Tome, El Greco's House

Day 10 MADRID
Prado Museum, Retiro Park, free time in Madrid

Day 11 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for return flight to the USA

This is a suggested itinerary. Please feel free to suggest any amendments you may require so that we may offer you a tour to suit your group's needs exactly.