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8-Day Self-Drive Special Stays Experience

8-Day Self-Drive Special Stays Experience

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,025 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-drive tourSelf-drive tour
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Theme
    Landscape & nature
  • Tour Code
    SDSPS0617
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,025 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-drive tourSelf-drive tour
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Theme
    Landscape & nature
  • Tour Code
    SDSPS0617
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 1 night-accommodation at Parador de Cardona in a Standard RoomAccommodationAccommodation 2-night accommodation at Parador de Siguenza in a Standard RoomAccommodationAccommodation 1-night accommodation at Residencia Real del Castillo de Curiel in a Standard RoomAccommodationAccommodation 1-night accommodation at Parador de Benavente in a Standard RoomAccommodationAccommodation 2-night accommodation at Parador Dos Reis Catolicos in Standard RoomMealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Half Day Private Walking tour Santiago ClassicCar RentalCar Rental 7-day rent a car Economy (EDMR) from airport to airport

Summary

Discover Spain's rich history and culture in this 8-day, self-drive package. For a unique and memorable experience, you will stay at some of the most luxurious Paradors of Spain.

Itinerary

Day 1
Car rental collection at Barcelona Airport and departure to Cardona for accommodation at Parador de Cardona 4* for 1 night. The hotel is a beautiful medieval castle with centuries of history, standing high atop a promontory and watching over the charming town of Cardona. On this 9th-century fortified site, you can also visit Minyona Tower and a lovely church, both dating from the 11th century. We have taken great care with the décor to ensure that the castle retains all of its charm and so that the fosses, towers, walls and gothic elements can be seen in all their glory. Panoramic views of the town and the lands along the Cardoner River are visible from anywhere you look out, a gift to which you will awaken each morning.

Cardona has retained all the charm of a medieval town. It is filled with incomparably beautiful spots and narrow side streets that you will want to explore every inch of. Here you can pay a visit to Montaña de Sal Cultural Park, an old salt mine with spectacular interior galleries, where you can tour the museum and see the old shaft machinery. Overnight at the Parador de Cardona.

Day 2
Check out and proceed the trip to Siguenza. Imposing medieval castle situated in an Arab fortress built atop a Roman settlement. These are the perfect accommodations, inviting you to enjoy an ancient city, where the stones speak of history, tradition and legend. The hotel's traditional Castilian furnishings are displayed with fine taste in the spacious, welcoming guest rooms. Some feature canopy beds that will make you feel as if you are lodging in a real palace. 2 night stay at the Parador de Siguenza.

Day 3
Free day in Siguenza for personal activities. Not to miss a visit to a number of typical small Castilian villages located throughout this large municipality, where traditional customs interact with rural architecture and nature, and where ancient taverns coexist with sophisticated restaurants.

Day 4
Check out and proceed the trip to Curiel de Duero, boasting stunning views over the mesmerising Duero Valley. Guests can enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and attractions nearby. The guest rooms have been named after famous figures who once lived at the castle. The restaurant services traditional Castilian and medieval dishes, affording guests a truly cultural experience. This wonderful hotel offers a range of excellent facilities and services, ensuring a comfortable, enjoyable stay for every type of traveller. Overnight at the Residencia Real del Castillo de Curiel.

Day 5
Check out and proceed the trip to Benavente. The hotel is located on the site of an old castle, of which Caracol Tower has been preserved. You will be fascinated by the beauty of the tower's exterior and the spectacular Mudejar coffered ceiling inside. In the other rooms, tapestries, wrought iron lamps, woodwork and Castilian brick will make you feel almost as if you were on a film set. Overnight at the Parador de Benavente.

Day 6
Check out and proceed to Santiago de Compostela. One of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in the Paradores chain is located in Santiago de Compostela. In this city, the destination of millions of pilgrims, rays of sunlight illuminate the building façades in summer and the rain creates a magical ambiance that overtakes the cobbled streets in winter. The Parador de Santiago, known as the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, is a blend of history, art and tradition, the dream of pilgrims and emblem of Santiago. It is located on Obradoiro Square near the cathedral, creating an area of spectacular beauty in one of the most visited provincial capitals in the world.
Enjoy a 3 hour walking tour of the historical centre of Santiago. Benefit from the services of a Spanish or English-speaking guide. Learn about the history and architecture of the city, such as the impressive Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Entrance tickets to Cathedral & San Martin Pinario included. Free afternoon. 2 night stay at the Parador Dos Reis Catolicos.

Day 7
Free day in Santiago de Compostela for personal activities. Perhaps you are keen to walk as a pilgrim for the last 16 km from Amenal to Santiago de Compostela…

Day 8
Hotel check out and car drop off in Santiago de Compostela Airport.

Inclusions

  • 1-night accommodation in Cardona at Parador de Cardona 4* in Standard Room including breakfast
  • 2-night accommodation in Siguenza at Parador de Siguenza 4* in Standard Room including breakfast
  • 1-night accommodation in Curiel de Duero at the Residencia Real del Castillo de Curiel 4* in Standard Room including breakfast
  • 1-night accommodation in Benavente at the Parador de Benavente 4* in Standard Room including breakfast
  • 2-night accommodation in Santiago de Compostela at the Parador Dos Reis Catolicos 5* in Standard Room including breakfast
  • Half Day Private Walking tour Santiago Classic
  • 7-day rent a car Economy (EDMR) from Barcelona Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport

Important Notes

  • Compulsory International Drive Licence is required.
  • Minimum of 2 persons required.
  • Car upgrade (Please consult us for availability and price)
  • Private Tours (please consult us for suggestions)

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Accommodation is subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should they not be available, we will offer you alternatives of same standard. Minimum of 2 persons is required.

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