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MADRID – SALAMANCA (213 km, 2h 10 min – turnpike)

Arrival in the capital of Spain, Madrid!

Meet and greet at the airport by your escort guide and driver, and start your trip! Head towards Avila for a very comfortable 2 h drive. Avila’s walls are said to be among the best-preserved medieval buildings in whole Europe, so a stop here for a walk is customary. Learn about the rich history of the place and some of its most representative names, like St Theresa. Following your road you reach Salamanca, setting of the oldest University in Spain and with astonishing Main Square. Enjoy a short panoramic tour with your local guide who will show you this monumental city and its famous Plaza Mayor. Arrival at your first accommodation, which is today the Castillo del Buen Amor, near Salamanca. Overnight in Salamanca.


SALAMANCA – LEON (205 km, 2 h)

Breakfast at the hotel and start your day driving to the North crossing Zamora and Benavente, located inside an impressive castle dating back to 12th Century! Lunch in a local restaurant. Our highlight today is without any doubt the accommodation in Leon, at the unique Parador, old hospital converted into a luxurious hotel. Leon is a great base to explore the rich settings around, like Astora, old Roman city with more than 2000 years of history, or even reach Ponterrada, whose fantastic templar castle will surprise us. Meet your local guide for a short panoramic tour in this historic enclave on the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela and a city perfectly suited to its inhabitants. We can enter the area surrounded by the Roman walls, with the city’s two jewels located at either end: the Cathedral and Basilica of San Isidro. The “Pulcra Leonina”, one of the most striking Gothic temples in Spain, stands on the site of an old Roman baths and a Romanesque church. Overnight in Leon.



Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will explore the very heart of Spanish history, touring the memorial stone for the foundation of the country: Start your coach drive through Castile on a scenic route through medieval castles and cereal plains. Your drive might include a stop on the way to visit interesting spots like Tordesillas Medina del Campo (which great castle is to be visited: Castillo de la Mota), and more, before head for Burgos, in one of its endless castles we will sleep today: Señorio de Olmillos stands proud of its long history, dating back to 15th Century and also offering a quite nice restaurant you would not wish to skip! Arrival in Burgos in the afternoon. Meet your private guide and visit a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the Cathedral of Burgos, declared World Heritage. Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take a quite interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Overnight in Burgos.


BURGOS – RIOJA WINE AREA – OLITE (219 km, 2 h 38 min)

After breakfast we start our day today through lands of wine: Rioja is the most international of all our Denomination of Origins and offers unforgettable experiences. We recommend a stop in Laguardia for a short visit of its unique fortified old town, including a magnificent main gate of the Church of our Lady and maybe s stop at any of the many great design wineries, like Marques de Riscal. Lunch in a local restaurant.  Your tour ends today in Olite, impressive Royal Castle converted into a dream Parador. Overnight in Olite, Navarra.


OLITE – ALCAÑIZ (248 km, 2 h 36 min– turnpike)

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning drive to Zaragoza for a visit of the Basilica complex and cathedral before you head for your destination today, the Castle and Convent of Alcañiz, founded in 12th Century and whose Tower still stands as a signal of a rich past. Overnight in Alcañiz, Teruel.


ALCAÑIZ – ALARCON (314 km, 4 h)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be surprised  for sure by some of the most beautiful locations of Spain, hidden deep among our rich heritage. Be sure your day will be full of surprises when you tour locations like Albarracin or Mora de Rubielos. Great gastronomy will be the perfect squire of your trip. But the journey is not complete until you reach your hotel, the amazing Alarcon Castle, with more than thirteen centuries of history behind, nestled in a scenic setting and offering quite lovely rooms for your relax. Overnight in Alarcon, Cuenca.



Breakfast at the hotel. We have left for the end what is probably the best preserved castle in Spain: Belmonte, very close to Cuenca (that deserves a complete visit, no doubt) will be the perfect ribbon for our trip in Spain. Lunch in a local restaurant in Cuenca. Overnight in Alarcon, Cuenca.


ALARCON – MADRID (189 km, 2 h)

Breakfast at the hotel. We start our return to Madrid, where you will be drop off at the airport.
Our voyage is finished, but our memories will last forever.

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