Once we collect your group at the airport in Madrid, we will travel to Cuenca to start the tour.
This is a Medieval Spanish city that reveals its history with a Gothic Cathedral, old cobbled stone streets and its famous hanging houses. Built into the side of the gorges of the Huecar and Jucar riverbeds, these ‘hanging’ houses appear to defy gravity. Today, one of these houses is home to the Museum of Abstract Art.
While in Cuenca we will stay at a Parador (a luxury Spanish hotel) that was formerly a monastery dating back to the 16th century. Offering panoramic views of the hanging houses and modern conveniences, this Parador also retains old world charm with repurposed elements from its monastery days. (2 nights Cuenca)
The Enchanted City it’s definitely as cool as it sounds. We will take a leisurely stroll through amazing rock formations and natural sculptures that can’t be missed! Formed over time by ice, wind and flowing water, these natural sculptures have taken on different forms that spark your imagination. It is Mother Nature showing off her talent and power.
Valencia is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities and we will show you why! It will take two days to show you all the amazing sites and share the rich history of the old city as well as the futuristic modern Valencia.
A leisurely boat ride will reveal the stunning beauty of the canals and waterways that are part of the Albufera Lagoon. A haven for unique migratory birds and waterfowl, you will be treated to an array of bird watching opportunities. You will also see the barracas, traditional thatched farmers' cottages that date back hundreds of years, and sample paella (Valencia’s signature dish) in one of the waterside restaurants.
If you have seen any pictures of Valencia, you’ve probably seen the futuristic part of the city called the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of the Arts & Sciences). While the architecture and city scene are worth seeing and something to experience, Oceanografic is also located in the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. It is the biggest aquarium in Europe and third largest in the world, showcasing over 500 marine species. (2 nights Valencia)
On our final days together we will travel to Segovia and spend our last 2 nights at the beautiful Parador of Segovia. Comfortably appointed with panoramic views of the ancient city, this is the perfect location to experience the warmth, culture and cuisine of Spain.
During our stay in Segovia, we will have the opportunity to visit the 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct, the Cathedral of Segovia, and the famous Alcazar Castle whose rounded spires and turrets contributed to Walt Disney's inspiration for his own legendary castles.