The towns dotted to the north and east of
Madrid contain a host of cultural and historic
attractions. This 8-day self-drive itinerary
travels to some of most important towns
including Salamanca, Segovia and Ávila.
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Fly from London to Madrid. Pick up your hire car
at the airport and drive to Cuenca.
Stay overnight at the Parador de Cuenca. (N)
Morning at leisure to explore the medieval
fortified city of Cuenca. View the incredible
Hanging Houses (Casas Colgadas), the San
Miguel Church and the Museum of
Abstract Art. Afternoon drive to Alcalá de
Henares and stay overnight at the Parador de
Alcalá de Henares. (B)
Morning at leisure to view the university, Plaza
de Cervantes, the ruins of Santa María de la
Mayor and the colleges of Sta. Ursula and
Escritorios. Afternoon drive to Segovia. Stay for
2 nights at Parador de Segovia. (B)
Full day at leisure. Explore the old town of Segovia and it´s Roman aqueduct, the Royal
Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso with its
18th-century palace and gardens, and Riofrio
Morning drive to Ávila. Afternoon at leisure to
explore its medieval walls, the Alcazar and the
splendid San Vicente gates. Stay overnight at
the Parador de Ávila. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to
Salamanca. Stay 2 nights at the Parador. (B)
Full day at leisure to explore the old quarter of
the city, which is a Unesco world heritage site. (B)
Drive to Madrid airport and drop off your rental
car. Fly to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Parador de Alcalá de Henares stands in the 17th-century monastery school and student lodgings in the former San Jerónimo College in the world heritage city of Alcalá de Henares. The hotel provides modern facilities with traditional decor, serves excellent traditional Spanish cuisine and has a peaceful terrace set in the 16th-century Saint Thomas of Aquino Convent.
Features: 128 rooms, restaurant, bar, snack bar, garden, terrace, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, spa and wellness centre.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, in-room safe, minibar, hairdryer,...
Situated in the 16th century "Piedras Albas" palace, the Parador de Avila Hotel Raimundo de Borgona backs onto the city walls and is opposite Plaza de Concepcion Arenal. In keeping with its surroundings guest and public rooms are decorated simple light colours. Highlights of any stay at this Parador include the garden, which displays archaeological remains and dining at the restaurant, which offers excellent views across the city and its medieval...
Perched atop Huécar Gorge in a former monastery is the Parador de Cuenca with a unique location opposite the magical Hanging Houses of Cuenca, overhanging the Huécar river. The hotel has preserved its historical architecture and combined contemporary and stylish finishes. Its interior patio provides shelter from the midday heat as does the outdoor swimming pool.
Features: 63 rooms, restaurant, bar, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, garden, fitness centre, sauna, tennis court, Wi-Fi in the lobby.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, safe,...
The Parador de Salamanca is a modern 4-star hotel situated on the left bank of the River Tormes. Due to its hilltop location, the property has excellent views over the city. There are 109 guestrooms, and public facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant which serves regional...
The Parador de Segovia provides spectacular panoramic views from its rooms of the world heritage-listed city of Segovia. The parador also features an outdoor swimming pool and the restaurant serves local specialities, including roast pork cooked in the wood-fired oven.
Features: 113 rooms, restaurant, bar, gym, heated swimming pool, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, sauna.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, hairdryer,...
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