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Madrid, Toledo & Segovia

Our trip to the heart of the Iberian Peninsula is also a journey through time. As we explore the streets and buildings of Toledo, Segovia, and Madrid we'll walk in the footsteps of Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Jews, Christians, and Moors.

Highlights of our stay in Madrid include a day in Segovia with its enormous Roman Aqueduct, spending time with a sword smith in Toledo before visiting the spectacular Gothic Cathedral, a guided walk through old Madrid, exploring inside the Royal Palace, studying the works of Goya, Velázquez, Titian, Rubens, and Bosch at the Prado before comparing them with works by Picasso and Dali at the Museo Reina Sofia, an excursion out to El Escorial with its tombs of Spanish Monarchs, Estadio Bernabeu, Templo de Debod, a picnic in Parque del Retiro and a Flamenco evening. Our hotel in Madrid, located in the heart of the city, is walking distance from the best flamenco, tapas, churros, paella, and jamón ibérico in Madrid.

Itinerary

DayCityHighlights
1AirborneMeet your Program Director at the airport for an overnight flight to Spain!
2MadridArrive in Madrid and navigate to the hotel using public transportation. Explore the city from Puerta del Sol to Plaza de Oriente visiting Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Calle del Arenal and Plaza de Isabel II. Lunch, then experience shopping at El Rastro. Enjoy a late-afternoon visit to Museo Reina Sofía. Visit Templo de Debod at Parque de la Montaña then return to the hotel and freshen up for a Tapas banquet.
3MadridClimb to the cupola of the Cathedral de la Almudena for a panoramic view of Madrid, then tour the Palacio Real. Enjoy a professionally guided walking tour of the city, and then grab lunch. Tour Estadio Bernabéu, then enjoy a late-afternoon visit to the Museo del Prado. Relax over dinner in Madrid.
4El EscorialTravel to the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama to tour El Escorial, then return to Madrid for a picnic in Parque del Buen Retiro. Shopping along Gran Vía then relax over dinner before an evening of flamenco.
5ToledoDay trip to Toledo on the fast train - spend the morning visiting the Cathedral de Toledo, Museo del Ejército, and the workshops of independent swordsmiths and jewelry makers; spend the afternoon exploring the neighborhoods, city walls, and monasteries of the city; take some time to shop before climbing the tower of Iglesia de San Ildefonso for a panoramic view of the city. Relax over dinner at Plaza de Zocodover.
6SegoviaDay trip to Segovia on the fast train - spend the morning walking along the Roman Aqueduct and visiting the Cathedral de Segovia; spend the afternoon exploring the city; take some time to shop before touring the Alcázar and climbing it’s tower to catch the sunset. Enjoy Segovia’s world famous dinner of Cochinillo Asado.
7AirborneFlight Home. ¡Adiós España!
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