About the tour: Cities of Castile – Madrid, Salamanca & Segovia plus San Sebastian

Witness the breath-taking scenery of Spain and its unique culture on this spectacular Spanish coach holiday! Enjoy exploring historical cities including Madrid, Salamanca and Avila, before heading to the stunning resort of San Sebastián, in Spain’s Basque Country. We also visit Burgos, with its spectacular old quarter, Segovia and its ancient Roman architecture and give guests the option to visit Toledo, known as ‘the city of three cultures’. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes

  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander in a 2-berth en suite inside cabin (meals at extra cost)
  • Travel from regional joining points

11 days from £1,149 pp

Departure Dates

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  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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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    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.

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

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Head to Salamanca for an overnight stay. Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful World Heritage City, with its splendid Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures. Wander the Old Town, and see the elegant arcades of the Plaza Mayor, reputed to be one of Spain's most beautiful squares. The square's 18th century buildings were constructed in the Baroque style by architect Alberto Churriguera, and many of the town's important buildings such as the cathedral, university, and 'Shells House', can be found nearby. The 'Casa de la Conchas' or 'Shells House' has carved stone scallop shells covering the exterior walls, and was previously the home of Rodrigo Maldonado, a knight of the order of Saint James. The scallop shells are one of the symbols of the Order of St. James, and the pilgrim route 'Camino de Santiago' or 'Way of St. James'.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Salamanca

    Spend the morning in Salamanca. After lunch we head to the medieval walled town of Avila, a World Heritage Site, with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and Renaissance churches and palaces surrounded by the old city walls. The walls were constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries to defend the city and a display of power and wealth, and measure 2.5 kilometres in length, stand 14 metres high, and are a popular visitor attraction. We continue to Madrid where we stay for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Salamanca
    • Avila

    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 El Retiro Park. The park is a popular retreat for many, with its lake, classical gardens, glass palaces, monuments, fountains and over 15,000 trees. Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the best of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Madrid

    Optional highlights

    • Madrid Guided Sightseeing Tour

    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. Toledo also has a large number of museums, including the 'Museum of El Greco' which showcases the works of El Greco and also paintings by artists such as Luis Tristan, Murillo and Valdés Leal. The town also contains many hidden treasures such as the Roman remains under Alfonso X street, originally discovered in 1628 during construction work, and re-discovered in 1918.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional highlights

    • Toledo

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Segovia

    We head north to Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road. The cathedral and old quarter are masterpieces of Spanish Gothic architecture. The Santa Maria Arch is an impressive entrance to the city, and is reminiscent of a castle with two large towers, and a triumphal arch dedicated to the memory of Carlos V. The statue of El Cid can be seen on the north side of the San Pablo bridge, and his tomb is located in the centre of Burgos cathedral. We stay overnight in the Burgos area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Burgos

    We leave Burgos and head to the stunning city of San Sebastián (also known as Donostia) set on a sweeping, shell-shaped bay with its charming old quarter and Belle Epoque style. The three sandy beaches are frequented by tourists, locals, and sports enthusiasts alike. The local tapas bars are a true delight, and the local Pintxos dishes (mini dishes often elaborately assembled) are also very popular snacks. Continue into France and to the Bordeaux area for one night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    San Sebastian
    San Sebastian

    Included highlights

    • San Sebastian

    We head through France to the Paris area for one night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £38.00 (11 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £329.00 (11 days).

    Cities of Castile – Madrid, Salamanca & Segovia plus San Sebastian 11 days from £1,149pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay in 3-star and 4-star hotels throughout your time in Spain. On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth en suite inside cabins.

    Your overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan


    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, 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 points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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