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Madrid and Castile

Castile. Magnificent traditions and the best Spanish gastronomy in World Heritage cities

The Kingdom of Castile was core reference of what Spain is today, in terms of art, culture, language and gastronomy.

  • Tour

    Over this 4-day trip, we would like to welcome you to Spain´s historical and cultural heartland, which even gives its name to the Spanish or Castilian language.
    Castile is the region that played the part in the period of Spain´s history which saw the centuries-long clash between Christian and Muslim civilizations, called “La Reconquista”. One of its five Word Heritage Cities is Ávila, an ideal place to explore its narrow streets surrounded by ancient walls.

    Salamanca is a magical city, recognized by UNESCO, with extraordinary Plateresque and Renaissance architectural styles. The third oldest university in Europe can be visited here and this high population of students gives the city a special vitality.

    Urueña, known as the Villa del Libro, is a village that celebrates books. There are more books than inhabitants between its medieval walls, another example of the cultural importance of Castile.

    Castile, located in Spain’s northern plain, has an important agricultural production and is Known for the quality of its livestock. Thanks to this, the gastronomy and oenology of the region are excellent and both will be tasted and enjoyed on this unique Tour.
    The Douro Valley is renowned for its wines; you will appreciate some of its thirteen Certified Origin production areas such as Toro, Rueda and Ribera del Duero in select wineries. Our Tour includes some of the best restaurants that offer excelent local cuisine, based on products such as Ibérico Ham. After our Guijuelo Ibérico ham Tour, you will be an expert in the process of salting, curing, drying and of course, tasting!
    We cannot overlook another World Heritage Site, the city of Segovia and its stunning Roman Aqueduct as well as La Granja, which was built as a royal retreat to escape Madrid´s harsh summer heat, Enjoy its gardens and the water which flows from the mountains.

  • services

    INCLUDED

      • A Spain for Gourmets Tour Guide during your trip, offering 24 hour support.
      • All transportation in the mentioned itinerary.
      • 3 nights in 4-star accommodation, with breakfast, hotel taxes and service charges included.
      • Reservations in the best restaurants for your meals (4 lunches, 2 dinners and an exclusive Tapas Tour).
      • Experienced guides for your private visits to three Wold Heritage Cities, such as Ávila, Salamanca and Segovia.
      • Private visits visits and “catas” (private tasting sessions) of the best wines in three different Certified Origin production areas, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Toro.
      • All entrance fees for private tours, gastronomic and cultural events.
    • All tips for baggage, porters and hotel service.

    NOT INCLUDED

      • Mealtime Beverages.
      • Laundry and other personal expenses.
      • Transportation to Madrid, the starting point of our itinerary.
      • Cancelation fees and health-care insurance.
    • Tips.

  1695 €/pax (*starting at)

4 days all-in package

(*Example for a 6 people group)

Routes of Castilla

Selected Products

Castile. Magnificent traditions

Castilla Leon has several important D.O. (Origin Certificate): Ribera del Duero D.O., perhaps the most well-known, with exquisite red wines. Rueda D.O. specialized in white wines of the “Verdejo” grapes and Toro D.O., with a very relevant growth in sales volume. In our shop you can find an exquisite variety of these unique products with guaranteed quality.