Coach Breaks
Cities of Castile

Cities Of Castile: Madrid, Salamanca & Segovia Plus San Sebastian 2017

What's Included
11 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
9 evening meals
Overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander in a 2-berth en suite inside cabin
Travel from regional joining points

Included Excursions
San Sebastian
La Rochelle

Travel by Silver Service and enjoy these extras
Extra legroom for your added comfort
Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
Porterage in all hotels
Smaller, more personal group

Upgrade to Luxuria and enjoy these extras:
31 deluxe extra wide armchair-style reclining seats with extra leg room
Fully interactive T.V. screen at each seat with a wide choice of movies, T.V. programmes and music
Plug sockets and USB points at each seat to keep your devices fully charged

13 Day Itinerary

Day -1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight 24 hour crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. Enjoy the facilities on board.

  • Door-to-door available

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking). For Single Traveller holidays, it’s free of charge.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day - 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day - 3 - Zamora

En route to Salamanca for a two-night stay, we visit the fortified town of Zamora, which featured prominently in the legend of El Cid. The town boasts many beautifully preserved Romanesque churches and a stunning Byzantine cathedral.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 4 - Salamanca

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Salamanca, with its splendid Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures. Wander the elegant arcades of the Plaza Mayor and see Puente Romano.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 5 - Avila

We head to Madrid, via a tour of Castile, with a stop made in the medieval walled town of Avila, a World Heritage Site, with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and Renaissance churches and palaces. We continue to Madrid where we stay for four nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 6 - Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid is a truly cosmopolitan city, with a wealth of cultural attractions. The splendid Plaza Mayor provides the perfect starting point to explore Old Madrid, lined with beautifully muralled buildings. See the huge Palacio Real (Royal Palace), a landmark of the city, explore the Paseo del Prado of Bourbon Madrid and enjoy a stroll around the magnificent Retiro Park. Our optional sightseeing tour will show you the best of the city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 7 - Toledo

Free day in Madrid or join our optional excursion to Toledo, often regarded as the Spanish city with the greatest wealth of monuments and known as the ‘city of the three cultures’, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived there for centuries. Behind its walls, Toledo preserves its artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 8 - Segovia

Join our included excursion to Segovia spectacularly situated on a high rocky spur. Its old quarter and Roman aqueduct, are World Heritage Sites. In addition numerous Romanesque churches, the cathedral and fortress create a magnificent city that presides over this part of Castile.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 9 - Burgos

We head north to Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road. The cathedral and old quarter are masterpieces of Spanish Gothic architecture. We continue into France to the Biarritz area for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 10 - San Sebastián

Enjoy our included excursion into Basque Spain, visiting the stunning city of San Sebastián set on a sweeping, shellshaped bay with its charming, old quarter and Belle Epoque style. The local tapas bars are a true delight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day - 11

We head through France to the pretty resort of La Rochelle for one night.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day - 12 - La Rochelle

Morning in La Rochelle, with its picturesque harbour and pretty arcaded streets with half-timbered houses. Early afternoon, we head to the Paris area and our overnight hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day - 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay in 3-star and 4-star hotels throughout your time in Spain. Your overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels. On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth en suite inside cabins.


Optional Excursions

  • Madrid (optional sightseeing tour)
  • Toledo

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing.

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