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8 Days
Availability : All Year
Madrid
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Our Vineyards & Cathedrals of Central Spain is a self drive tour with private guides, accomodation and entrances pre-booked. Tour the vineyards of the Ribera del Duero, walk in the Monfragüe National Park  Travel , visit Monasteries, Cathedrals and medieval towns. Travel in a small groups of friends or family with more contact with nature, local gastronomy and wellness.  You see the  highlights of Central Spain and see parts that most people miss.

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The Vineyards & Cathedrals of Central Spain Visits: Madrid, Ribera Del Duero, Salamanca, Fuerte De La Concepcion, Siga Verde, Cuidad Rodrigo, Pena De Francia, Alberca, Malpartida de Plascencia, Monfragüe, Trujillo, Guadalupe, Finca El Castanar, Toledo, Madrid

Includes 

    • Rental car or Mini van
    • Portia Winery Tour and wine tasting
    • Bodegas Comenge Winery Tour, wine tasting and horse ride
    • Peñafiel Castle and Wine museum tour
    • Salamanca town, university and Cathedral private tour
    • Siega Verde archeological area guided tour
    • Iberian Ham route guided tour and tasting
    • Walk in the Monfragüe National Park 
    • Habla Winery visit
    • Rustic lunch and tour of bullfighting bulls on a private farm
    • Toledo private guide

If you prefer, private drivers can also be arranged for this tour.

Start and Finish Location

Madrid Return

Departures

Every Day

Prices ~ Vineyards & Cathedrals of Central Spain

2-3 People (Sedan car Seat Leon or similar) – from €1200 
4-5 People (Sedan car Seat Tarranco or similar) – from €1095
6-8 People (Minivan Peugeot  Traveller or similar) – from €1065 

  • Prices are in Euro per person
  • US$ Price will vary with the exchange rate.
Hotels ~ Vineyards & Cathedrals of Central Spain

Ribera del Duero – 2 Nights – Hotel Castillo de Curiel 4*

Fuerte de la Concepción  – 2 Nights – Hotel Eurostars 4*

Monfragüe National Park – 1 Night  – Hospedería de Monfragüe 4*

Trujillo – 1 Night – Hotel Palacio Santa Marta 4* 

Toledo – 1 Night – Hotel Eugenia de Montijo 5*

*or similar if full

Itinerary ~ Vineyards & Cathedrals of Central Spain
1st Day | MADRID – RIBERA DE DUERO REGION

Upon arrival to Madrid International Airport you will pick up the rented car and start your experience. Drive (175 km, 1h50 min) to the North reaching world famous Ribera del Duero region. Your first stop is at Portia Winery. Discover this spectacular winery, masterpiece of Norman Foster, during your guided tour and taste their wines (entrance fee and tasting of two wines included).

Proceed to Curiel (54 km, 45 min) driving through miles and miles of vineyards and check in at your castle hotel Castillo de Curiel 4* or similar. Overnight in Ribera del Duero region.

2nd Day  | RIBERA DEL DUERO REGION

Take a short walk to Bodegas Comenge. Discover this Ecological winery and taste their three wines (entrance fee included). Also get an unforgettable experience to take a pleasant horse ride through the vineyard’s valley.

In the evening visit Peñafiel Castle (7km, 8 min). This symbol of Ribera del Duero, founded in the IX century, offers unforgettable views of all the region and the possibility to visit it´s Wine Museum (entrance fee to the Castle and Wine Museum with audio-guide included). Overnight in Ribera del Duero region.

3rd Day | RIBERA DEL DUERO REGION – SALAMANCA – FUERTE DE LA CONCEPCIÓN

Drive to Salamanca (180 km, 2 h). Meet your private local guide to discover this UNESCO World Heritage City visiting the University and the Cathedral (entrance fees included).

Enjoy time to discover its historical streets on your own and in the evening continue your journey right to the border of Portugal (130 km, 1h25 min). Check in at one of the most original hotels of Spain Hotel Eurostars Fuerte de la Concepción 4*, just in 600 meters from the border, original military fortress of the XVII century. Overnight in Fuerte de la Concepción.

4th Day | FUERTE – SIEGA VERDE – CIUDAD RODRIGO – FUERTE DE LA CONCEPCIÓN

After breakfast drive (16 km, 20 min) to Siega Verde archeological area. Discover during your guided tour, the mystery of its Paleolithic paintings declared World Heritage in 2010.

Proceed to Ciudad Rodrigo (16 km, 20 min). Explore on your own this ancient historical town, surrounding by its Medieval wall fabulous Cathedral and Castle. Overnight in Fuerte de la Concepción.

5th Day | FUERTE DE LA CONCEPCIÓN – PEÑA DE FRANCIA – ALBERCA – MALPARTIDA DE PLASENCIA – MONFRAGÜE

Drive (85 km, 1h10 min) to Peña de Francia mountain rock of 1723 meters with a Monastery. Enjoy that breathtaking panoramic views of the region. Continue to Alberca (15 km, 20 min) considered one of the most beautiful villages of Spain. Take a one hour walk through its streets full of cozy houses and enjoy the view of its Plaza Mayor square (we suggest picking up a map with the recommended itinerary at the tourist office locate at this square).

Journey (90 km, 1h30min) to Malpartida de Plasencia village to enjoy the Iberian Ham route experience. Guided tour will let you to discover the process of its elaboration from all the beginning admiring the animals at Spanish Dehesa till the end: tasting this delicious product.

In the late evening proceed (36 km, 40 min) for check in at Hospederia de Monfragüe 4* hotel or similar, located in Monfragüe National Park. Overnight in Monfragüe.

6th Day  | MONFRAGÜE – TRUJILLO

Choose on of the walking itineraries through Monfragüe National Park (we suggest the 8km one – approx. 2h duration and low difficulty). In the afternoon continue (60 km, 45 min) to Trujillo area and delight yourself with a tour and wine tasting at Habla Winery. New style winery not, new style wines with extreme respect to the tradition and ecosystem of Extremadura.

Arrive in Trujillo and after check at palace Hotel Palacio Santa Marta 4* or similar, take a long walk through Trujillo historical streets. Overnight in Trujillo.

7th Day | TRUJILLO – GUADALUPE – FINCA EL CASTAÑAR – TOLEDO

After breakfast and check out drive (80km, 1h10 min) to Guadalupe. Take an approx. one hour walk visiting by your own its Monastery and Medieval streets. Later proceed (165 km, 2h 30 min) directly to Finca el Castañar located in Toledo area. Enjoy your rustic lunch (included) in hunting house at this luxury private farmhouse of Spanish aristocracy.

Later take a tour to see the bullfighting bulls farm of their property. Admire these animals and discover this part of Spanish culture. Proceed (25 km, 30 min) to Toledo and check in at your palace Hotel Eugenia de
Montijo 5* or similar. Take a walk through Toledo streets under night illumination.
Overnight in Toledo.

8th Day | TOLEDO – MADRID

Meet your private local guide for Toledo Walking tour. Discover this multicultural city located on the magnificent Tagus river side that was a capital of Spain admire the Cathedral (entrance fee included). After the tour proceed to the Madrid Airport for check in for your flight.
 Drop off your rental car at the airport and enjoy your flight back home.

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