A Royal Tour through the Golden Age of Spain

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Total Trip:

12 Days
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Countries Visited:

Spain
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Places Visited:

Madrid, Alcara de Herares, Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, Toledo
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Departure Dates:

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
Spain's golden age imbues aromas of enchantment and artistic pleasure. Historic towns offer iconic medieval reverie, the paintings of old masters hang in royal palaces, and the atmosphere of yesteryear lives on in all its pomp. Luxurious and indulgent, this royal tour relives the golden age, taking you into the perfectly preserved wealth of the 15th to 17th centuries. From castles to cathedrals and opera to literature, you experience some of the finest odes to Western civilization. 

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Day 1

Madrid – Royal Welcomes in Magnificent Madrid

Madrid's scents are of elegant grandeur and laughter. The historic districts imbue impressions of grace and regal history, every street transposed from an era of impossible wealth. Walk down Paseo de la Castellana to the Gran Via and even the roofs scream of splendor, sculpted busts and gods basking beneath the Mediterranean sunshine. You'll be met at the airport and transferred directly to your five-star boutique hotel in the regal district of Salamanca (remember this name for later in the trip). As you're guided around the city, first impressions are of Madrid's sublime heritage. But gradually another side shines through.

Madrilenos live their life outdoors, their chatter consuming the Plaza Mayor and the Madrid of the Hapsburg era. The sociability runs through the Madrid of the Bourbons, finding its way into classical alleyways and grand palaces. Every suburb has its own character, its own display of socialites mixed with heritage. Your afternoon tour explores both the Hapsburg and Bourbon routes, taking you through winding streets to a fine-dining restaurant opposite Madrid's Teatro Real. After dinner you have prime seats at the opera. The theater's interior screams of opulence, all velvety and ornate as the tenor's voice reverberates off the dome ceiling. As dancers jump and a melancholy tale radiates beauty, this night at the opera is the start of your journey into Spain's golden age of art.

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Day 2

Madrid – Discovering the Old Masters on a Day of Fabulous Art
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Day 3

Madrid – Fabulous Palaces and Sumptuous Tapas
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Day 4

Alcala de Henares – Golden Age Immersion in the World's First Planned University Town
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Day 5

San Lorenzo de el Escorial – Regal Treatment at Another World Heritage Site
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Day 6

Segovia – Exploring a Fairytale Medieval City
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Day 7

Segovia – The Lavish Pleasure Palace of Kings
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Day 8

Avila – Stepping Back in Time in Unspoiled Avila
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Day 9 - 10

Salamanca – Renaissance and Plateresque Brilliance in Historic Salamanca
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Day 11

Toledo – A Medieval Castle and Timepiece to Complete the Golden Age
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Day 12

Toledo – Farewell to the Golden Age of Spain
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