Spanish Heritage Explorer


  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Leisurely pace

Tour : 4510

From

£708 pp

Tour only

Based on 1st Sep 2019

From

£971 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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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

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts

Madrid, Spain

Day
1

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

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£708 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach

Tour with flights

From

£971 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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