Almanzora Group of Friends
Are pleased to announce a 5-night 6-day trip
*The Best of Castilla*
Dates tour: 18/06/2023 – 23/06/2023
Price 475 euros members 505 euros non-members
(Based on 36 to 40 Travelers)
Day 1: We pick at the usual points on the Almanzora Valley to head north until our destination for the first two nights: the famous walled city of Avila. There will be comfort stops along the way. After checking in, take a stroll in the historic centre and find a bar for some tapas and wine. Hotel in Avila.
Day 2: Today we make our way west towards Salamanca, one of the prettiest cities in Castilla. It boasts the oldest university and one of the most famous “plazas” in Spain. Our official guide will tell us all about it as well as pointing out areas to enjoy some lunch. In the afternoon, take some time to enjoy the city at your own pace. The Casa Lis Art Deco Museum is strongly recommended. In the afternoon we make our way back to Avila. Hotel in Avila.
Day 3: This morning we check out of our hotel in Avila and make our way to Segovia. The most famous landmark here and in fact one of the “musts” for visitors to Spain is its Roman Aqueduct, visible from far away. Apart from this, our local guide will walk us through the winding streets of Segovia pointing out all the main buildings and sites. After some free time for lunch, we make our way to Toledo, our base for the next 3 nights.
Day 4: Toledo: the city of the 3 faiths. No need for the coach this morning as we will take a walking tour in the historic centre and we can see how the 3 main faiths of the mediaeval times: Christianity, Judaism and Islam lived side by side. Our guide will tell us about it all and will also recommend activities for the afternoon.
Day 5: Aranjuez is a short drive from Toledo and has the spectacular spring and summer palace, together with its lush gardens. We will take a guided tour here before we make our way to Chinchón. This pretty village has a quirky medieval “plaza” and is famous for its garlic and its aniseed liquor. There are many bars and terraces for a nice spot of lunch before we make our way back to Toledo.
Day 6: Today we make our way back home but with an interesting stop on the way: Consuegra. In this traditional “manchego” town we will go up the hill to visit the windmills so typical to the area. We will have some free time for lunch and to buy some local cheese and wine before we make our way back to the Valle del Almanzora.
- Hotel Palacio de Valderrábanos 4* 2 nights on BB in Avila.
- Hotel Carlos V 3* – 3 nights on BB in Toledo.
- Half day official guided tour in Salamanca.
- Half day official guided tour in the historic centre of Segovia.
- Half day official guided tour in Toledo.
- Half day official guided tour of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and its gardens.
- Entries to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
- Guided tour of the windmills and castle at Consuegra.
- English speaking tour manager for the duration.
- All transportation needed as per itinerary.
Based on 36 to 40 people travelling, should we exceed these figures then the price will reduce. Should we get 51 to 55 people travelling the price will reduce to 415 euros for members and 445 euros non-members.
There is unfortunately a single supplement of 175 euros we encourage people to share a twin room wherever possible. We have asked Danny to see if there is any possibility of reducing this large sum for single people.
We have opted for B&B as the hotels wanted a lot more money for half board and then it would be a single choice meal apart from people with special dietary requirements and the hotel would expect the whole party to book, we therefore believe that people would be better of choosing their own arrangements.
Terms and Conditions
Danny explained that again, the hotel’s requirements have changed this year, and want a 70 euro per person initial deposit by the 15th February 2023 and a second payment of a further 70 euros per person by the 15th April 2023. The balance would then be due May 25th, 2023 Members can pay the full deposit in one go by 15th February or split into 2 payments, we leave that to the members.
It was explained that it is difficult to book hotels now and this is supported by CAT services in their January Almeria living magazine.
This is a wonderful chance to visit some of Spain’s historic cities and sites. We hope members will take up this offer. Booking for this trip commences Wednesday 11th January 2023, members have 14 days to book before the trip is offered to non-members.
Travellers are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance for the trip.