Medieval Cities of SpainMonday 9 February 2015
Take a trip through history on Saga’s new escorted tour Discover five UNESCO world heritage cities in one holiday Admire Roman to Renaissance architecture in Càceres Visit the world-famous Prado Museum in Madrid
Medieval Cities of Spain
Take a trip through history and some of Spain's oldest cities, including five UNESCO World Heritage cities. Marvel at the ramparts of Avila and the architecture of Salamanca, trace the legacy of the Christians and the Moors in Càceres and absorb the rich culture of Madrid.
Fly to Madrid and transfer to Segovia to spend the night at Hotel Eurostars Plaza Acueducto. Discover a rich blend of medieval, Renaissance and Roman architecture behind the walls of this graceful city before travelling on to Salamanca, pausing in Avila where impressive ramparts and turrets encircle the city and its cathedral.
Arrive at Hotel Artheus Carmelitas for a two-night stay offering plenty of time for exploring. Take a walking tour of Salamanca to admire its golden stone buildings, Spain's oldest university and two cathedrals.
On an optional tour, wander along the cobbled alleys and quaint squares of La Alberca, the National Historic Landmark village where half-timbered houses and market stalls are set against a backdrop of mountain peaks.
Stop in Plasencia, a city of noble manor houses and hidden churches, before travelling on to Trujillo for a two-night stay at the Hotel Izan Trujillo. Enjoy a guided walk of the town and the main square which is dominated by a statue of the city's most famous son, conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
Take an optional tour to Cáceres which has a rich heritage dating from Roman times. The city also flourished during the 16th century when the conquistadors returned with gold from the Americas and built ornate homes and palaces.
On the journey to Madrid, pay a visit to the village of Guadalupe, dominated by the Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe.
Spend three nights in the Rafael Atocha Hotel, Madrid, to savour the vibrant capital’s beautiful gardens, galleries, monuments and historic buildings. There are more than 70 museums and the tour includes entry to the Prado Museum - although it may take some time to view all 9,000 paintings.
Eight nights from £799, departing London Gatwick on May 3, June 14, September 6, October 25 or fly from Bristol on September 20.
Price includes return flights, airport taxes, 4Q hotel accommodation , six dinners and eight breakfasts, porterage, tour manager, travel insurance and cancellation cover or £24 discount for passengers who have their own insurance.
For details call free on 0800 414 8986 or visit travel.saga.co.uk/destinations
-ENDS-Editors: Saga Holidays is the winner of seven British Travel Awards 2014 including Best for Escorted Adventures, Best for Special Interests and Best for Singles, Best Holiday Company to Western Europe.
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