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Castillian Way - Self Drive

Journey deep into the heart of Spain during this spellbinding six-day tour exploring the historic regions of Castile. Discover ancient Roman ruins, timeless medieval towns and historic cities. Visit temples, churches, cathedrals, basilicas and monasteries, admire Spanish art from classical times to the contemporary. Spain will conquer your heart every day of this fascinating tour starting and ending in Madrid.

per adult from

$979

AUD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Departure transfer on a shared basis, from the car rental company offices to Madrid Airport.
    • CAR HIRE INCLUDED:
    • - Applicable local taxes (VAT)
    • - Unlimited mileage
    • - Emergency Contact service
    • - Replacement car in case of accident
    • - Full-Full petrol rate
    • - All-inclusive insurance.
    What's excluded :
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, laundry,...
    • Drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the included section
    • National or International flights
    • All types of insurance except of mentioned rent-a-car insurance.
    • Entry visas to Spain and Gibraltar (if applicable)
    • Entrance tickets to any venue, museum or activity.
    • NOT INCLUDED IN CAR HIRE:
    • - Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving.
    • - Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap,
    • luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle.
    • - Damage to the engine through negligence.
    • - Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition.

  • 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 a rent-a-car representative to assist you in picking up the rental car, and drive to your hotel. The Spanish capital is one of Europe’s liveliest and most elegant cities, boasting beautiful boulevards, vast parks, bustling plazas, as well as numerous historic churches and palaces. Madrid is also home to the legendary ‘golden triangle’ of art galleries, which houses 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 – 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 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 these mesmerising 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 similar 4*

    Day 3: TOLEDO

    Stop At: Sercotel Alfonso VI, Cuesta de los Capuchinos, 2, 45001 Toledo, Spain
    Explore the historic core of Toledo after 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 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, offering one of the best-preserved examples of Mudejar architecture in Castile.

    Overnight in Toledo.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Alfonso VI or similar 4*

    Day 4: TOLEDO – AVILA - SEGOVIA (200 Km – 3 hrs)

    Stop At: Hotel Eurostars Plaza Acueducto, Av. Padre Claret, 2, 4, 40001 Segovia, Spain
    Depart after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Avila, whose old town is 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 evident, 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 5: SEGOVIA – SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL – MADRID (110 Km – 1.5 hrs)

    Stop At: Hotel NH Madrid Ventas, Calle Biarritz, 2, 28028 Madrid, Spain
    Head to San Lorenzo de El Escorial after a tasty breakfast at the hotel. 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. 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. 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 6: 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 for you to catch your departure flight back home.

    Breakfast included.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Superior - Car Group B 11/1/2020 - 12/4/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/5/2020 - 12/9/2020
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/10/2020 - 12/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/21/2020 - 1/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/8/2021 - 6/10/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/11/2021 - 6/14/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/15/2021 - 6/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    9/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Superior - Car Group D 11/1/2020 - 12/4/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/5/2020 - 12/9/2020
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/10/2020 - 12/20/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/21/2020 - 1/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/8/2021 - 6/10/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/11/2021 - 6/14/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/15/2021 - 6/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    9/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Drivers age from 26 to 75 years old (must have had their driver´s licence for a minimum of one year)
    • Pick-up hours are from Monday to Sunday, 07:00 to 22:00 hrs. Pick-up outside of these times are subject to a surcharge.
    • Drivers who are not citizens of the European Union must present an international driver’s licence together with the original from their country of origin.
    • If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days
    • Deposit credit card Visa or MasterCard only
    • Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 48 hours of incident
    • In cases where, following the return of the vehicle, additional cleaning is required due to the car being dirty beyond the level expected from normal vehicle use, an additional charge shall apply, against evidence of the cost of the service provided.
    • Instructions for car collection. Day 1: On arrival at the airport head to the hall to meet with an OK-rent-a-car representative Day 6: Return procedure and exact designated area will be adviced by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day.
    • What do I need to bring? Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Spain though a warm jumper and jacket are advisable in the cooler months. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Destination Services Spain

Activity ID: V-128452P7

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