Madrid & World Heritage Cities - Self Drive

Journey deep into the heart of Spain enjoying the privilege to visit some of the world’s most beautiful World Heritage Cities. Take a tour into the past and discover ancient Roman ruins, timeless medieval towns, and idyllic historic cities. Visit fascinating temples, churches, cathedrals, basilicas, and monasteries. See the cradle of Cervantes and wander around mesmerising places where Arabs, Christians, and Jews coexisted peacefully. Spain will conquer your heart at every turn during this memorable seven-day self-drive tour.

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$1,195

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Transportation for departure transfer on a shared basis, from car rental offices to Madrid Airport
    • CAR HIRE:
    • - 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.
    • - Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
    • - Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility
    • of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of a fine being received there will be an
    • administration charge.
    • - If the car is left outside of rent a car designated area on drop off, customers will be
    • responsible for any costs generated and for any damage to the vehicle due to it being parked outside
    • of the Rent a Car installations.
    • - Each additional driver will be per day.
    • - Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat etc)
    • - No insurance cover in Gibraltar.

  • 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 – SEGOVIA – AVILA (170 Km – 2 hrs)

    Stop At: Hotel Palacio de Los Velada, Plaza de la Catedral, 10, 05001 Ávila, Spain
    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, head towards sensational Segovia. Visit the Gothic cathedral and the 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. Continue to Avila and stroll the beautiful streets of its old town, 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.

    Overnight in Avila.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Palacio de los Velada or similar 4*

    Day 3: AVILA – SALAMANCA (110 Km – 1.5 hrs)

    Stop At: Hotel Sercotel Artheus Carmelitas, Paseo de Carmelitas, 67, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, discover Spain’s most venerable seat of learning, visiting the University of Salamanca, as well as the old and new cathedrals. 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, catch a glimpse of the Clavero Tower, the convents of Las Dueñas and St Stephen, as well as the baroque Clergy Church.

    Overnight in Salamanca.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Altheus Carmelita or similar 4*

    Day 4: SALAMANCA – CACERES (200 Km – 2hrs)

    Stop At: Parador de Cáceres, Calle Ancha, 6, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
    Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel and head towards Caceres to explore its magnificent historic centre. Not to be outdone by its provincial neighbour, the medieval walled old town of Caceres is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with fortified homes, Renaissance palaces, and historic churches. The walled area is compact and there are two main clusters of monuments. In the Santa Maria-Golfines area, you can find the Renaissance Toledo-Moctezuma Palace, as well as the Co-cathedral of St Mary while the area around the Plaza de las Veletas-Plaza San Mateo is dominated by the 15th century Cigüeñas Palace.

    Overnight in Caceres.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Caceres or similar 4*

    Day 5: CACERES – TOLEDO (260 km – 2.5 hrs)

    Stop At: Sercotel Alfonso VI, Cuesta de los Capuchinos, 2, 45001 Toledo, Spain
    Begin your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel. Then, drive to Toledo and 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 the cathedral and admire the Gothic vaulting and the elaborate altarpiece. Admire the numerous works of art such as frescoes, stained glass, altarpieces, and paintings signed by artists like El Greco, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Rubens, and Goya. Continue to Santo Tome Church where El Greco’s epic canvas ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’ is displayed or just stroll the beautiful streets of Toledo.

    Overnight in Toledo.
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 6: TOLEDO – ARANJUEZ – MADRID (100 km – 1.5 hr)

    Stop At: Hotel NH Madrid Ventas, Calle Biarritz, 2, 28028 Madrid, Spain
    Have breakfast at the hotel and prepare for a new adventure heading towards Aranjuez. Upon arrival, enjoy the city and visit the Royal Palace and gardens. In the gardens, find the inspiration to Joaquin Rodrigo’s famous ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ classical Spanish guitar piece, based on his experiences at the palace gardens. Then, drive to Madrid for check-in at your hotel. Enjoy your last night in Spain´s paradisiacal capital.

    Overnight in Madrid.
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 7: DEPARTURE MADRID

    Stop At: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
    Begin your last day in Madrid with a tasty breakfast. Then, at the appropriate time, head towards the rental company to return the vehicle. 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
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please note: 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 48hours 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.
    • Day 7: Return procedure and exact designated area will be adviced by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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-128452P4

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