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Spanish Heritage Explorer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £729

Price based on
London Gatwick
10th Nov 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Leisurely pace

  • Cosmos Lite

Bundling freedom, flexibility, and affordability like never before, Cosmos Lite presents the world’s first à la carte tour package. While offering all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos tour, Cosmos Lite provides a blank canvas at each destination for custom tailoring, leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you.

From the capital city of Madrid to charming towns in the Castile & Leon region, you’ll discover stunning Spanish culture and history, from its plazas to the countryside. Sample local wine, jamon, and tapas—with direction from your Tour Director and CosmosGO app! Your escorted tour of Spain is yours to plan each day—with exciting à la carte optional excursions on MyCosmos. Begin by exploring Madrid—made easy with your CosmosGO app. Choose a local restaurante, an authentic tapas bar near your hotel, or visit one of Madrid’s many world-class museums.

Discover Segovia with its fairytale fortress, an inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle. In Avila, one of the best preserved medieval bastions, take advantage of our complimentary tickets to walk the bastion wall for a bird’s eye view of the city below. Reserve your spot on MyCosmos for a cooking class in a castle in Salamanca, or to attend an optional wine tasting in Valladolid. In Burgos, consider visiting the majestic gothic cathedral or walk along the Duoro River. Reserve the activities you’ll love, including a visit to the fascinating archaeological site in Atapuerca. On the way to Madrid, enjoy an included stop at the scenic Castillo de Penafiel to visit its wine museum. Once you reach Madrid, the Tour Director will help you choose from the city’s many restaurants and bars. You can choose to visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium or attend a flamenco dance performance. Cosmos Lite lets you fashion your escorted vacation in Spain in the way that fits you best. Choose from our array of optional excursions, get expert recommendations from your Tour Director, and take CosmosGO along to point you in the right direction on your guided vacation in Spain!

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

From the capital city of Madrid to charming towns in the Castile & Leon region, you’ll discover stunning Spanish culture and history, from its plazas to the countryside. Sample local wine, jamon, and tapas—with direction from your Tour Director and CosmosGO app! Your escorted tour of Spain is yours to plan each day—with exciting à la carte optional excursions on MyCosmos. Begin by exploring Madrid—made easy with your CosmosGO app. Choose a local restaurante, an authentic tapas bar near your hotel, or visit one of Madrid’s many world-class museums.

Discover Segovia with its fairytale fortress, an inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle. In Avila, one of the best preserved medieval bastions, take advantage of our complimentary tickets to walk the bastion wall for a bird’s eye view of the city below. Reserve your spot on MyCosmos for a cooking class in a castle in Salamanca, or to attend an optional wine tasting in Valladolid. In Burgos, consider visiting the majestic gothic cathedral or walk along the Duoro River. Reserve the activities you’ll love, including a visit to the fascinating archaeological site in Atapuerca. On the way to Madrid, enjoy an included stop at the scenic Castillo de Penafiel to visit its wine museum. Once you reach Madrid, the Tour Director will help you choose from the city’s many restaurants and bars. You can choose to visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium or attend a flamenco dance performance. Cosmos Lite lets you fashion your escorted vacation in Spain in the way that fits you best. Choose from our array of optional excursions, get expert recommendations from your Tour Director, and take CosmosGO along to point you in the right direction on your guided vacation in Spain!

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts

UK - Madrid, Spain

Day
1

Fly to Madrid where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Time for Tapas

Bienvenidos! Time to start exploring Madrid—made easy with your CosmosGO app. Choose a local restaurant, an authentic tapas bar near your hotel, or visit one of Madrid’s many world-class museums. Your Tour Director is available in the early evening to give you expert suggestions on the best ways to enjoy the city.

Madrid

Day
2

Meet Madrid for the First Time Again

This morning, feel free to join our optional walking tour of the city centre with a local guide—an insightful introduction to local history and culture, followed by a visit of the Prado Museum.

Go off the beaten path with a visit to one of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites surrounding Madrid: San Lorenzo del Escorial, Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez, or the beautiful Hayedo de Montejo area. Optional excursions are easy to schedule on MyCosmos.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - Segovia - Avila - Salamanca

Day
3

Castles, Cathedrals, and Cooking Classes

Discover Segovia with its fairytale fortress, an inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle or see the Cathedral and soaring Roman aqueduct.

In Avila, one of the best preserved medieval bastions, we'll provide you with the tickets to walk on the Avila city walls allowing you to see the city centre from above, a rare experience in many European cities. After arriving in Salamanca, spend the evening at leisure discovering the city. You might choose to have an intimate evening out to dine on Salamanca specialities. Your Tour Director is happy to recommend favourite eateries.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Explore Salamanca

Day
4

Culinary Delights and Plaza Lights

If you are a foodie, ensure you book in advance the exclusive optional cooking class in a real castle, as space is limited. If you prefer, explore Salamanca’s city centre—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Plaza Mayor—one of Spain’s most beautiful squares, particularly when illuminated at night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salamanca - Valladolid - Burgos

Day
5

Vibrant Vineyards in Valladolid

Valladolid is a provincial city with a lively character, thanks in part to the student population who attend the local university. This is the gateway to the Ribera del Duero wine-growing region, so join the optional creative wine tasting downtown. Snap photos of the picturesque vineyards to share on your CosmosGO app!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Burgos

Day
6

Faith, a Flowing River, and Fossil Finds

Tour the city of Burgos at your own pace—from its majestic gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the banks of the beautiful Duoro River. Consider logging on the MyCosmos website to book a visit to the archaeological site of Atapuerca, UNESCO World Heritage Site, combined with the Museum of Human Evolution, for a fascinating journey through science and anthropology.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Burgos - Madrid

Day
7

Viva España en Madrid!

On the way to Madrid, stop at the scenic Castillo de Penafiel to visit the wine museum. Once you reach Madrid, the Tour Director will help you choose from the city’s many restaurants and bars to celebrate your trip. You can also visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, attend a flamenco dance performance, or take a romantic stroll to savour your last night in Spain.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Madrid - Tryp Madrid Chamartin

  • Location

    Calle Mauricio Ravel, 10, Madrid, Spain

Salamanca - Sercotel Artheus Carmelitas Salamanca

The Artheus Carmelitas Salamanca Hotel is excellently located in the city centre, within four minutes walking distance to Plaza Mayor and the main monuments of Salamanca. In an elegant and distinguished atmosphere, the hotel offers its guests a wide range of high quality services with different options, adapted to the needs of each client, and that will make your stay a unique experience.

  • Location

    Paseo Carmelitas 67, Salamanca, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Burgos - Corona De Castilla

Mid-sized hotel offering modern facilities in warm atmosphere is situated near the Cathedral; the staff is multilingual.

  • Location

    C/ Madrid 15 Burgos, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

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