Arrival Madrid. Meeting with our representative at the airport and leaving immediately to Toledo, ancient Capital of Spain. We will enjoy a walking tour to know its narrow medieval streets that tell us about stories of Christians, Jews and Muslims and beautiful monuments. Dinner and overnight.
TOLEDO / GUADALUPE
Breakfast and departure to Guadalupe. Visit the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe. Sanctuary of the Patroness of Extremadura and Queen of Spain; historical artistic jewel that 1993 deserved to be considered and considered a World Heritage Site, place and space to discover, admire and pray. Dinner and overnight.
GUADALUPE / CACERES / MERIDA
Breakfast . Departure to Trujillo. Visit the old town, with the Pizarro House Museum , the Church of Santiago Apostle ( 13th century), and the Church of Saint Mary the Major. Continue to Cáceres, land of the first discoverers and their spiritual roots, whose historical centers are perfectly preserved, being Caceres a World Heritage city. In the afternoon we will travel to Mérida. It was capital of the Lusitanian Roman Province . Its historical heritage is still visible in the city. Se conserva The Theater, the amphitheater (entrances not included) are preserved, Diana’s Temple , the aqueducts. Dinner and overnight.
MERIDA / RONDA
Breakfast . Departure to Ronda going through the calls Pueblos Blancos “ White Villages”. We will visit Arcos de la Frontera, one of the largest White Villages in the province. The largest and most populous municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz, which was the capital of the Taifa the Arcos in muslim times. It retains a beautiful old town declared a National Historic-Artistic monument. Arrival to Ronda. Dinner and overnight.
RONDA / SEVILLA
Breakfast . Our guide will accompany us through the stone streets of the old town to see among other things the magnificent Tajo, a pass of nature’s whim, and the New bridge that unites the two parts of the city. Continuation to Sevilla. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast . Departure for a half day visit. We will visit the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the river Guadalquivir, the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana, the Maria Luisa Park, la Plaza de las Americas. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight.
SEVILLA / EVORA / COIMBRA
Breakfast . Departure to Évora, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, a historic city in the heart of Alentejo, Heiress of a rich and varied cultural heritage, built and preserved for all time, it has a charming old town, beautiful cobbled streets and whitewashed houses now converted into shops and cafes. Arrival Coimbra late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
COIMBRA / PORTO / SANTIAGO
Breakfast. In the morning we will visit the Carmelo de Santa Teresa where Sister Lucia lived her last days, who, as a child, was introduced to the Virgin of Fatima. Separate the exterior of the 12th century Cathedral Sé Velha, the Church and Monastery of the Holy Cross and the University with its Library (entrances not included), one of the oldest in Europe. In the afternoon departure to Santiago de Compostela. Dinner and overnight.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast. Morning visit of the city: passing through the Church of San Fructuoso, arrival at Plaza del Obradoiro, visit and explanation of the square with its most important monuments: San Jerónimo College, Rajoy Palace. Azabachería Square, Monastery of San Martín Pinario, Calle de la Troya, Plaza de Cervantes, visit of the cloister of Fonseca. Rest of the day free to enjoy the atmosphere of this Holy and University city. Dinner and overnight.
SANTIAGO / Covadonga / OVIEDO
Breakfast. Early departure this morning towards Covadonga, to visit the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, built to celebrate the first victory of Spanish Christians in their fight against Muslims. Continuation to Oviedo, capital of Asturias and important city in the early Camino de Santiago. built on a hill next to Mount Naranco, with beautiful pedestrian streets and the beautiful Cathedral, one of the most beautiful examples of Asturian Gothic. Dinner and overnight.
OVIEDO / SALAMANCA
After breakfast, departure to Salamanca. On the route, we will cross the region of León and Castilla, the cradle of the Spanish nation, with its mountains surrounded by castles and its plains of ocher color. Arrival in the beautiful city of Salamanca, “the Golden City”, located on the banks of the Tormes River and declared a national monument under its magnificent buildings of the s. XVI, XVII and XVIII, possessing the best Spanish set of Renaissance architecture. Dinner and overnight.
SALAMANCA / AVILA / MADRID
Breakfast and departure to Ávila. Stop and visit this city, surrounded by 2,500 meters of medieval walls and homeland of Santa Teresa de Jesús, founder of the Barefoot Carmelites and Doctor of the Church. Continue to Madrid. Arrival. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Morning panoramic visit of the city, visiting its main neighborhoods and monuments: Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Plaza Cibeles, with its harmonious fountain dedicated to the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, Paseo de la Castellana, Santiago Stadium Bernabéu, the Paseo del Prado with its famous museum, the old Atocha railway station, the Retiro Park, the Plaza Puerta del Sol and the Plaza de Oriente (with the Royal Palace the Opera House and the statue of Philip IV). Free afternoon. At night, we suggest a flamenco classical dance show (optional).Dinner and overnight.
MADRID / SAN FRANCISCO
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by our private bus to Barajas airport in Madrid to board our flight back to S. Francisco.