Cities of Castile;- Madrid, Salamanca & Segovia Plus San Sebastian

  • 13 Day Tour
  • 8 Sights Visited
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Day -1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight 24 hour crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. Enjoy the facilities on board.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day - 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day - 3 - Zamora

En route to Salamanca for a two-night stay, we visit the fortified town of Zamora, which featured prominently in the legend of El Cid. The town boasts many beautifully preserved Romanesque churches and a stunning Byzantine cathedral.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 4 - Salamanca

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Salamanca, with its splendid Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures. Wander the elegant arcades of the Plaza Mayor and see Puente Romano.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salamanca

Day - 5 - Avila

We head to Madrid, via a tour of Castile, with a stop made in the medieval walled town of Avila, a World Heritage Site, with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and Renaissance churches and palaces. We continue to Madrid where we stay for four nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Avila

Day - 6 - Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid is a truly cosmopolitan city, with a wealth of cultural attractions. The splendid Plaza Mayor provides the perfect starting point to explore Old Madrid, lined with beautifully muralled buildings. See the huge Palacio Real (Royal Palace), a landmark of the city, explore the Paseo del Prado of Bourbon Madrid and enjoy a stroll around the magnificent Retiro Park. Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the best of the city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Madrid

Day - 7 - Toledo

Free day in Madrid or join our optional excursion to Toledo, often regarded as the Spanish city with the greatest wealth of monuments and known as the ‘city of the three cultures’, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived there for centuries. Behind its walls, Toledo preserves its artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Toledo

Day - 8 - Segovia

Join our included excursion to Segovia spectacularly situated on a high rocky spur. Its old quarter and Roman aqueduct, are World Heritage Sites. In addition numerous Romanesque churches, the cathedral and fortress create a magnificent city that presides over this part of Castile.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Segovia

Day - 9 - Burgos

We head north to Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road. The cathedral and old quarter are masterpieces of Spanish Gothic architecture. We continue into France to the Biarritz area for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Burgos

Day - 10 - San Sebastián

Enjoy our included excursion into Basque Spain, visiting the stunning city of San Sebastián set on a sweeping, shellshaped bay with its charming, old quarter and Belle Epoque style. The local tapas bars are a true delight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

San Sebastian

Day - 11

We head through France to the pretty resort of La Rochelle for one night.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day - 12 - La Rochelle

Morning in La Rochelle, with its picturesque harbour and pretty arcaded streets with half-timbered houses. Early afternoon, we head to the Paris area and our overnight hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

La Rochelle

Day - 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day -1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight 24 hour crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. Enjoy the facilities on board.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day - 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day - 3 - Zamora

En route to Salamanca for a two-night stay, we visit the fortified town of Zamora, which featured prominently in the legend of El Cid. The town boasts many beautifully preserved Romanesque churches and a stunning Byzantine cathedral.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 4 - Salamanca

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Salamanca, with its splendid Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures. Wander the elegant arcades of the Plaza Mayor and see Puente Romano.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salamanca

Day - 5 - Avila

We head to Madrid, via a tour of Castile, with a stop made in the medieval walled town of Avila, a World Heritage Site, with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and Renaissance churches and palaces. We continue to Madrid where we stay for four nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Avila

Day - 6 - Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid is a truly cosmopolitan city, with a wealth of cultural attractions. The splendid Plaza Mayor provides the perfect starting point to explore Old Madrid, lined with beautifully muralled buildings. See the huge Palacio Real (Royal Palace), a landmark of the city, explore the Paseo del Prado of Bourbon Madrid and enjoy a stroll around the magnificent Retiro Park. Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the best of the city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Madrid

Day - 7 - Toledo

Free day in Madrid or join our optional excursion to Toledo, often regarded as the Spanish city with the greatest wealth of monuments and known as the ‘city of the three cultures’, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived there for centuries. Behind its walls, Toledo preserves its artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Toledo

Day - 8 - Segovia

Join our included excursion to Segovia spectacularly situated on a high rocky spur. Its old quarter and Roman aqueduct, are World Heritage Sites. In addition numerous Romanesque churches, the cathedral and fortress create a magnificent city that presides over this part of Castile.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Segovia

Day - 9 - Burgos

We head north to Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road. The cathedral and old quarter are masterpieces of Spanish Gothic architecture. We continue into France to the Biarritz or Ciboure area for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Burgos

Day - 10 - San Sebastián

Enjoy our included excursion into Basque Spain, visiting the stunning city of San Sebastián set on a sweeping, shellshaped bay with its charming, old quarter and Belle Epoque style. The local tapas bars are a true delight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

San Sebastian

Day - 11

We head through France to the pretty resort of La Rochelle for one night.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day - 12 - La Rochelle

Morning in La Rochelle, with its picturesque harbour and pretty arcaded streets with half-timbered houses. Early afternoon, we head to the Paris area and our overnight hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

La Rochelle

Day - 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £289; travel insurance from £49.95.



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.