From 664 euros p.p. sharing
Flights are not included and must be booked by separately by each client. FLIGHT INFORMATION FROM THE UK & IRELAND.
SEE FULL ITINERARY, PRICE DETAILS AND CONDITIONS BELOW.
PARADORES - 7 NIGHT ROMAN SILVER ROUTE TOUR C ITINERARY
Day 1: Sunday
HIGHLIGHTS: A wonderful walled town close to the Portuguese border filled with history, a history to be discovered through the magnificent 12th-century cathedral, medieval walls, on which construction began under King Fernando II of Leon, the 16th-century City Hall, the palaces of the Castro and Aguila families, the house of the Vazquez family, 16th- and 17th-century Cerralbo Chapel, San Francisco Convent, San Andres Church, convent of the Claras, and more. Ciudad Rodrigo is a surprising town which will literally transport you back to another time.
Day 2 and 3: Monday and Tuesday
HIGHLIGHTS: Stroll to the center of the baroque 18th-century Main Square (Plaza Mayor) and allow yourself to be seduced by its beauty and harmony. It is said that this magnificent plaza was the model for all plazas later built in Spanish cities. Among the many monuments you will discover in Salamanca are the 15th-century House of Shells (Casa de las Conchas), the Old Cathedral (13th-century), New Cathedral (16th-18th centuries), and the university (16th-century), as well as many churches and palaces. The provincial capital is a treasure house of monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage city in which the hustle and bustle of the university throbs with unceasing cultural activity. Nearby lies the Armuna region, famous for its legumes, and crossed by the Silver Route as it wends its way towards Zamora. To the south are Arapiles and Mozarbez. Ledesma is another town of historic interest and monuments, framed by the pastureland of Salamanca province.
Day 4: Wednesday
HIGHLIGHTS: Zamora is located at the heart of the Silver Route, and is known as the capital of the Romanesque style due to the great number of monuments lining its streets and squares, including the stunning cathedral. Other places of interest include the medieval quarter, San Isidro Church, San Pedro y San Ildefonso Church, Encarnacion Hospital, and Los Momos Palace. Churches, palaces, ancient noble homes, convents and monasteries and medieval streets all await your discovery.
Day 5: Thursday
HIGHLIGHTS: Leon is a city of incomparable beauty, closely linked to the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James, a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela). It offers a variety of interesting sights, including the Santa Maria Cathedral with it´s remarkable stained glass windows, San Isidoro Basilica and the Hostal de San Marcos itself, now the Parador at which you will stay. The palace of the Guzman family, Botines House designed by Antoni Gaudi, San Marcelo Church, Santa Ana Church, the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), and Roman walls are just a sample of the important sights to be discovered in Leon.
Day 6 and 7: Friday and Saturday
HIGHLIGHTS: Gijon: historic, commercial, industrial, where the sea, the gentle mountains and the city come together to create one of the most attractive urban areas in northern Spain. San Lorenzo Beach, the esplanade, the marina, Semana Negra (Black Week) festival, an active social life and festive atmosphere all invite visitors to discover this charming Asturian city. However, its attractions are not limited to those already mentioned, Gijon has a network of museums and a multiplicity of cultural offerings, including an international film festival and Latin American Book Show (Salon del Libro Iberoamericano). Some of the town’s museums are noteworthy for their originality, among them the Railroad Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril), the International Bagpipe Museum (Museo Internacional de la Gaita), while others preserve its illustrious past, the birthplace of Jovellanos, Nicanor Pinole Museum, Revillagigedo Palace, among others.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Flights are not included and must be booked by client. FLIGHT INFORMATION FROM THE UK & IRELAND.