The heart of Spain
8 days / 7 nights
Starts: Madrid/Malaga | Ends: Malaga/Madrid
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Selected Travel Plans in Spain by Train for You!
This semi-arid region of stark, harsh beauty has been witnessed to some of the greatest epics of history.
Its cities and towns provide silent testimony to the splendour of its past.
Madrid, capital of Spain since 1561, offers a multitude of surprises to its visitors: hidden squares evoke its imperial past, baroque churches and palaces around.
Less than an hour away is Toledo, an evocative mirror reflecting the glory of a country through which have passed innumerable cultures and civilizations from all shores of the Mediterranean. The ruins of its theatre, its small churches, two mosques, two synagogues, an impressive Gothic Cathedral… are only some of the legacy left by the Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Jews and Christians. In Avila, a little to the North of the capital, not far from the site of its solid Romanesque Cathedral, Santa Theresa, reformer and writer was born. Avila with its dozens of renaissance palaces and churches defies time and seems content to be contained within its almost 2-mile long 11th century walls. Then to the Northwest is Salamanca which houses one of the three oldest universities in Europe, conserves an admirable architectural heritage and forms a group of exceptional coherence at the heart of the old city.
Finally, Segovia, a two-thousand-year aqueduct provides testimony to the dominant presence of Rome troops in this part of the peninsula.
In addition to this formidable engineering feat, Segovia possesses one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and the last Gothic Cathedral built on the peninsula.
This Tour Package can be extended adding other interesting cities such as Zamora, Leon or Burgos. Not as popular as the previous cities mentioned before, but interesting as well.
NOTE: This is a custom train & hotel package for you.
We will provide you with our section of accommodations on each city combined with the train tickets, private guided walking tours and other services upon request.
SUGGESTED ITINERARYMadrid – Toledo – Ávila – Salamanca – Segovia – Madrid
Day 1, Madrid
Upon arrival at Madrid airport, your journey will start when our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the selected Hotel where you will stay for the first two nights. In the early afternoon you will meet your guide for a walking tour in the Bourbon District, where are located some of the most beautiful Squares in Madrid as Neptune fountain, the Retiro Park and the area of the museums. You will visit with our expert the magnificent Royal Palace, the Plaza de España, the Plaza Mayor and the famous and representative Puerta del Sol. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Day 2, Madrid / Toledo / Madrid
Breakfast. This Morning you will take an early train to the Imperial city of Toledo. This lovely city, the ancient capital of Spain and its vast overseas empire, will come alive before your eyes as the guide leads you through its history and art. Few cities have maintained their monuments and atmosphere down through the ages with the care and brilliance of Toledo. You will visit the Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar. After the guided visit, you will enjoy some leisure time before takes the returning train to Madrid for overnight stay.
Day 3, Madrid / Avila
Breakfast. Today the journey will lead you to the northwest of the capital, taking the morning train to Avila, one of the most important Castilian cities. You will visit this medieval enclave by foot, and surely, like hundreds of thousands of other visitors, wonder not only at the city´s superb individual monuments and buildings but also at the 12th-century wall that surrounds the urban center and which is in a perfect state. This city, home to the mystic Saint Teresa, also houses the first Gothic-style Cathedral built in Spain. Overnight stay in Avila.
Day 4, Avila / Salamanca
Breakfast. Today you should take a train to your next destination of this journey, the historic and beautiful city of Salamanca, known as the university city. After checking in at the selected hotel, you will meet our local guide to stroll in the old quarter and see its beautiful Plaza Mayor and the different buildings of the University, consider the oldest one in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. You will also visit the Cathedral and the charming House of the shells. Then, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 5, SalamancaBreakfast. Free day in Salamanca to explore the many corners the city hides. Overnight stay.
Day 6, Salamanca / Segovia
Breakfast. Today takes the train to Segovia, founded by the Romans. Today, the city has the same number of inhabitants as during the Middle Ages and its principal monuments are well preserved. Its sober Gothic Cathedral is outstanding, and the last of this style built in Spain; the Alcazar, the palace/fortress that was the inspiration for numerous other European castles, dominates the city from its steep cliffs; and above all, the robust Roman Aqueduct, the most spectacular in existence, which runs across the center of the city, seems to defy time´s destruction. Leisure time. Overnight stay.
Day 7, Segovia / Madrid
Breakfast. Free morning in Segovia to enjoy this Historic place and have lunch in any of its many famous restaurants. Then, in the afternoon you must take the train to return to Madrid. After arriving at the train station, go to the selected hotel where you will stay the last night of your journey. Overnight stay.
Day 8, Madrid
Breakfast. Our driver will pick you up at the Hotel to transfer you to Madrid Airport to embark and take your flight back home. End of services.
- These Spain by Train programs are designed for couples, families and small groups of friends mostly.
- These programs are custom packages that include selected charming hotels in the city centers, arrival and departure private transfers, high-speed train tickets between the cities, local expert guides for private guided walking tours and taxes.
- We do not offer just train tickets, just private tours or just one-night accommodations, as those are packages with a minimum service we will consider. Feel free to contact if you have any questions.
- As experts, we will always recommend the minimum of nights you should stay in each city, once we hear from you and your interests
- You can start the day you want, and you can extend your stay as much as you want. It is important that the days we suggest you stay in each city are a good average for first-time visitors, but you can always extend your stay as you want.
- You will have a feeling of freedom during your stay, but you will have our team behind 24 hours.
- Our expert local guides will inform you specifically about what to do in each city and where to go for your leisure time. Feel comfortable an ask them any questions you might consider. They are the perfect insiders and will love to help you to find what you are looking for.
- We do hope to hear from you and your interest so we can start planning your custom package from the very beginning.
Optional hotels extensions or private guide and chauffeur services as a well as extending your stay with us connecting with other cities, renting a car to follow a suggested self-drive program or relaxing by the Mediterranean with excursions to natural areas before ending your trip is something that we will love to offer you at any time.
- Let us know if you are interested to connect with other destinations or any travel assistance you may need.
Contact Us and for a more detailed program while checking the dates and get ready for your next trip joining one of our small and friendly groups on your next adventure!
€ 1100(*) The prices are per person based on a double/twin room.
- Madrid (3 Nights),
- Toledo, Ávila (1 Night),
- Salamanca (2 Nights),
- Segovia (1 Night)
- (*) As experts we recommend a minimum of 7 nights.
- 7 Nights accommodation in centrally located charming hotels according to the program/ your interest
- Expert local guides for the walking tours in each city
- Admissions fees
- Daily buffet breakfast
- High-Speed AVE Train tickets between the cities
- All taxes
- International flights
- Travel Insurance or any passport or visa fees
- Additional services at Hotels as laundry, Ironing services, etc.
This train packages include a minimum of six nights from where you can start adding or not extra nights or services. All have in common the train tickets, a careful selection of charming hotels in the historical centers and private guided tours in the hands of our insider experts. You can depart any day you want. All the admissions to the main museums and monuments are included as well.
(*) Booking Conditions:
Please use our Custom Travel Form to share your travel needs with us. The more detail you provide, the closer we can come to creating the perfect trip. Once we receive your initial travel information we will respond to you within two working days with a suggested itinerary, tours and accommodations, along with a quote for the total cost. We'll continue to work with you as needed until you agree that you have the perfect trip. In most cases, at that time, we will ask for a 25% deposit by credit card or wire transfer and will begin making all reservations.Full payment is due 15 days before your arrival, either by credit card or wire transfer.
(*) Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel at least 15 days before your scheduled arrival, we will refund 40% of the deposit. If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival we cannot refund the deposit. If you have already paid in full, we will provide a refund minus the deposit.