On the way to the northeast of Spain you first go past the origin of the famous Douro River which runs from Spain to Porto (Portugal). Afterwards you can drive to Burgos with the largest cathedral in Spain. In the famous wine region of La Rioja with picturesque villages and quaint streets lined with wine cellars you will stay two days. Through a number of natural areas and small villages you can drive quietly back to Madrid.
Day 1: Madrid – Segovia / Avila (ca. 65 km)
Take a scenic drive through the landscape of the interior of Spain. From the airport, head first to the Avila, situated approximately 65 km from the airport. This is the birthplace of the famous Spanish mystic Santa Teresa de Jesus and Saint John. You enter the city through impressive gates behind the cathedral, the Basilica of San Vincent, palaces and stately homes of Hispanic families can be found here. You can also visit the monastery.
Then you can drive to the spectacular Roman aqueduct in Segovia, a crown jewel of the Romans and built in the 1st century. You can walk through the Jewish Quarter, where you can visit the Casa de los Picos and visit the fortress of Torreon de los Lozoya. Then you can continue your journey to Segovia. You will stay in Segovia and Avila for 1 night.
Day 2: Segovia / Avila – Valladolid (ca. 112 km)
After breakfast you can drive to Valladolid, the capital of the Duero area. You can take a stroll through the old town with its beautiful square, narrow streets and typical Spanish atmosphere. You can also visit the Cathedral and the University of Santa Cruz Palace. You can then drive along the Duero River through the vineyards and visit the wine museum which is housed in the medieval castle in Penafiel. In the afternoon you can taste wine in Cigales in the local distillery.
Day 3: Valladolid – Palencia – Burgos (ca. 125 km)
From Valladolid you can drive north towards the cradle of the ancient kingdom of Castile: Burgos. The city experienced great prosperity in the Gothic period. Proof of this is the beautiful cathedral on the way to Santiago, recently visited by every pilgrim. There is also a museum of the Evolution of Man in the city, as a result of the many excavations in this area. You will stay overnight in Burgos.
Day 4 and 5: Burgos – La Rioja / Logroño (ca. 130 km)
First you can explore the centre of the capital of La Rioja, Logroño. Strolling through the main street you will come to the Gothic church of St. James, then you can see the cathedral and Bartholome church. The villages near Logroño include picturesque towns such as Samaniego and Labastida.
Afterwards you can drive to Navarette, a small town whose main street leads to the castle and the Roman gate of the cemetery. As the capital of the Rioja, Navarette has the best views over the vineyards of the Rioja. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunity to visit a number of wine cellars for tasting.
In the afternoon you can drive to the northern part of the Rioja. The capital Haro is surrounded by prestigious wine cellars. Enjoy this impressive area with great views over the vineyards of Rioja.
Day 6: Logroño – Soria – Siguenza – Guadalajara (ca. 260 km)
Today you will drive through the beautiful nature reserves and national parks near Soria to Siguenza, a medieval town with a rich history. Then to Guadalajara.
Day 7: Madrid-Guadalajara Airport (ca. 45 km)
From Guadalajara you will drive back to Madrid for the last night of the trip
Day 8: Check-end trip
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- 08 days Self Drive Tour according to program
- 07 nights in double room in 3/4 star hotels incl. breakfast
- Hotel taxes and Service charges (tourist taxes not included)
- directions, maps and information in English including voucher package
- prices are always per Person
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- other meals
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