Spanish Heritage Explorer (4510)

8 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

Cosmos Lite

2019 Tour Details

From the capital city of Madrid to charming towns in the Castile & Leon region, you’ll discover stunning Spanish culture and history, from its plazas to the countryside. Sample local wine, jamon, and tapas—with direction from your Tour Director and CosmosGO app! Your escorted tour of Spain is yours to plan each day—with exciting à la carte optional excursions on MyCosmos. Begin by exploring Madrid—made easy with your CosmosGO app. Choose a local restaurante, an authentic tapas bar near your hotel, or visit one of Madrid’s many world-class museums.

Discover Segovia with its fairy tale fortress, an inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle. In Avila, one of the best preserved medieval bastions, take advantage of our complimentary tickets to walk the bastion wall for a bird’s eye view of the city below. Reserve your spot on MyCosmos for a cooking class in a castle in Salamanca, or to attend an optional wine tasting in Valladolid. In Burgos, consider visiting the majestic gothic cathedral or walk along the Duoro River. Reserve the activities you’ll love, including a visit to the fascinating archaeological site in Atapuerca. On the way to Madrid, enjoy an included stop at the scenic Castillo de Penafiel to visit its wine museum. Once you reach Madrid, the Tour Director will help you choose from the city’s many restaurants and bars. You can choose to visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium or attend a flamenco dance performance. Cosmos Lite lets you fashion your escorted vacation in Spain in the way that fits you best. Choose from our array of optional excursions, get expert recommendations from your Tour Director, and take CosmosGO along to point you in the right direction on your guided vacation in Spain!

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 Touring Á La Carte

Free Time to Explore in Madrid, Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, Valladolid, Burgos; Guided Walk the Avila city walls; Visit to the wine museum at Penafiel Castle

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MyCOSMOS Personalize your tour with hand-selected excursions available for purchase. Visit our website for details.

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Madrid, Spain

Time for Tapas
Bienvenidos! Time to start exploring Madrid—made easy with your CosmosGO app. Choose a local restaurante, an authentic tapas bar near your hotel, or visit one of Madrid’s many world-class museums. Your Tour Director is available in the early evening to give you expert suggestions on the best ways to enjoy the city.

Day 2 Madrid

Meet Madrid for the First Time Again
This morning, feel free to join our optional walking tour of the city center with a local guide—an insightful introduction to local history and culture, followed by a visit of the Prado Museum. Go off the beaten path with a visit to one of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites surrounding Madrid: San Lorenzo del Escorial, Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez, or the beautiful Hayedo de Montejo area. Optional excursions are easy to schedule on MyCOSMOS.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Madrid—Segovia—Avila—Salamanca

Castles, Cathedrals, and Cooking Classes
Discover Segovia with its fairy tale fortress, an inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle, or see the Cathedral and soaring Roman aqueduct. In Avila, one of the best preserved medieval bastions, we’ll provide you with the tickets to walk on the Avila city walls allowing you to see the city center from above, a rare experience in many European cities. After arriving in Salamanca, spend the evening at leisure discovering the city. You might choose to have an intimate evening out to dine on Salamanca specialties. Your Tour Director is happy to recommend favorite eateries.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Explore Salamanca

Culinary Delights and Plaza Lights
If you are a foodie, be sure to book in advance the exclusive optional cooking class in a real castle, as space is limited. If you prefer, explore Salamanca’s city center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Plaza Mayor—one of Spain’s most beautiful squares, particularly when illuminated at night.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Salamanca—Valladolid—Burgos

Vibrant Vineyards in Valladolid
Valladolid is a provincial city with a lively character, thanks in part to the student population of the local university. This is the gateway to the Ribera del Duero wine-growing region, so join the optional creative wine tasting downtown. Snap photos of the picturesque vineyards to share on your CosmosGO app!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Burgos

Faith, a Flowing River, and Fossil Finds
Tour the city of Burgos at your own pace—from its majestic gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the banks of the beautiful Duoro River. Perhaps, reserve a space on MyCOSMOS to visit the archaeological site of Atapuerca, UNESCO World Heritage Site, combined with the Museum of Human Evolution, for a fascinating journey through science and anthropology.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Burgos—Madrid

Viva España en Madrid!
On the way to Madrid, stop at the scenic Castillo de Penafiel to visit the wine museum. Once you reach Madrid, the Tour Director will help you choose from the city’s many restaurants and bars to celebrate your trip. You can also visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, attend a flamenco dance performance, or take a romantic stroll to savor your last night in Spain.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Madrid

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Madrid
Salamanca
Burgos

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Madrid
Salamanca
Valladolid
Burgos

Madrid

Prado Museum

Prado Museum

Paris has the Louvre, Amsterdam has the Rijksmuseum, and Madrid has the Prado! Join an expert guide and see some of Europe's finest works of art from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

Price Range: $$

Salamanca

Cooking Class & Dinner in a Castilian Castle

Cooking Class & Dinner in a Castilian Castle

Enjoy Castilian hospitality and a delectable dinner you prepare yourself on this half-day cooking and dining experience in an authentic 11th-century castle!

Price Range: $$

Valladolid

Wine Tasting Discovery Game

Wine Tasting Discovery Game

Journey into Spain's celebrated wine country for a discovery and tasting of its remarkable wines at a local winery.

Price Range: $

Burgos

Burgos Tapas Tour

Burgos Tapas Tour

See the highlights of Burgos as you taste your way through some of the city's most lively bars and restaurants on this fun guided walking tour!

Price Range: $

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).

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