Soul Of Spain - Self Drive

Soul of Spain - Self Drive

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL MADRID

Stop At: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
Arrive at Madrid airport, meet with the rent-a-car representative to pick up your rental car and head towards the beautiful city of Madrid to check in and explore the city. The Spanish capital is one of Europe’s liveliest and most elegant cities, boasting beautiful boulevards, vast parks, bustling plazas, and numerous historic churches and palaces. Madrid is also home to the legendary ‘golden triangle’ of art galleries, which house some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces.

Overnight in Madrid.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*

Day 2: MADRID

Stop At: Hotel NH Madrid Ventas, Calle Biarritz, 2, 28028 Madrid, Spain
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Discover all the main sights and attractions driving through famous locations like the Paseo de la Castellana, the Plaza de Los Cibeles, and the Gran Via. Visit the Royal Palace - Europe’s largest - and the Reina Sofia Museum of modern and contemporary art. The Royal Palace has more than 3,000 rooms and the appearance of those seen during the guided tour is an eclectic mix, ranging from cluttered Victorian to exotic oriental décors. Works of art by great masters such as Caravaggio, Velazquez and Goya adorn the walls while period furniture graces every room. The lavishness and opulence of the interiors stand in contrast to the sober baroque and neo-classical exterior, which faces the Almudena Cathedral and overlooks the Campo del Moro gardens. The Reina Sofia Museum boasts one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world. Admire works by Spanish masters such as Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso, whose vast and haunting Guernica is complemented by an exhibition of other works and resources, which help put the iconic painting in context.

Overnight in Madrid.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*

Day 3: MADRID – ARANJUEZ – TOLEDO (100 Km – 1,5 hrs)

Stop At: Sercotel Alfonso VI, Cuesta de los Capuchinos, 2, 45001 Toledo, Spain
Depart after breakfast at the hotel, heading to charming Aranjuez. Visit the Royal Palace and gardens. Find the inspiration to Joaquin Rodrigo’s famous ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ classical Spanish guitar piece, based on his experiences at the palace gardens. Continue to Toledo and check in to your hotel on arrival.

Overnight in Toledo.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Alfonso VI or similar4*

Day 4: TOLEDO – SALAMANCA (240 Km – 3,5 hrs)

Stop At: Hotel Sercotel Artheus Carmelitas, Paseo de Carmelitas, 67, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
Explore the historic core of Toledo after a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Discover this living museum, which evokes the mix of Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures of medieval Castile. Wander through ancient streets dominated by the stunning cathedral and the legendary Alcazar overlooking the River Tagus. The old town boasts buildings from almost all periods of the Spanish history. Visit Santo Tome Church – where El Greco’s epic canvas ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’ is displayed – and the former synagogue, with an interior that presents one of the best-preserved examples of Mudejar architecture in Castile. Then bid farewell to Toledo and drive to Salamanca.

Overnight in Salamanca.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Artheus Carmelita or simila 4*

Day 5: SALAMANCA

Stop At: Hotel Sercotel Artheus Carmelitas, Paseo de Carmelitas, 67, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
Discover Spain’s most venerable seat of learning after having breakfast at the hotel. Salamanca University is the third-oldest in the world and the college gives the city a lively buzz unlike the rest of Castile. At the time of the university’s founding, in 1134, Salamanca was in the Kingdom of Leon. Head to the heart of the action, at the magnificent Plaza Mayor and savour the inspiring atmosphere. Every corner of Salamanca exudes history! Visit the Irish College, the Casa de las Conchas palace, the Monterrey Palace, the Art Noveau and Art Deco Museum at the Casa Lis. If time permits, also catch a glimpse of the Clavero Tower, the convents of Las Dueñas and St Stephen and the baroque Clergy Church.

Overnight in Salamanca.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Artheus Carmelita or simila 4*

Day 6: SALAMANCA – AVILA – SEGOVIA (200 Km – 2,5 hrs)

Stop At: Hotel Eurostars Plaza Acueducto, Av. Padre Claret, 2, 4, 40001 Segovia, Spain
Depart after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Avila. Stroll the streets of the city´s old town, a place still surrounded by uninterrupted medieval walls. The perimeter of more than 2.5 kilometres is dotted with 88 towers and nine gates. Behind the ramparts is a city of immense beauty and heritage. Visit the fortified Gothic cathedral and the Romanesque Basilica of St Vincent. Stroll through its ancient streets, with Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and take in the splendour of the Plaza de Santa Teresa. Continue to sensational Segovia with its Alcazar, which was one of the inspirations for Disney’s Cinderella castle. See also the awe-inspiring Roman aqueduct, which dates from the reign of Emperor Domitian in the first century and cuts through the city centre.

Overnight in Segovia.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Eurostar Plaza Acueducto or similar 4*

Day 7: SEGOVIA – SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL – MADRID (110 Km – 1,5 hrs)

Stop At: Hotel NH Madrid Ventas, Calle Biarritz, 2, 28028 Madrid, Spain
Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Then, head to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. This pretty and prosperous town is the location of one of Spain’s most important Renaissance monuments, the magnificent monastery of El Escorial, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex also served as the royal palace of Philip II, who was among the two dozen monarchs whose final resting place is the Pantheon of Kings. Other attractions of El Escorial include the Hall of Battles, where large frescoes depict important Spanish military triumphs, the lavish library with frescoed ceilings, and the breathtakingly beautiful basilica. After admiring this lovely city, continue to Madrid and check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Madrid.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*

Day 8: DEPART MADRID

Stop At: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
Bid farewell to Madrid after breakfast at the hotel, driving towards the airport. Drop off the car at the rental office. The rent-a-car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal to catch your departure flight back home.

Breakfast included.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Madrid

Spain’s capital and one of the most visited cities in Europe by international travelers. Known for its museums (art triangle), history, cultures, and nightlife.