Madrid and UNESCO cities

Day 1. Madrid - Toledo
Arrival at Madrid airport and transfer to Toledo. Accommodation.
Day 2. Toledo.
Morning visit of the city, which was the second most important in Spain after Córdoba during the Muslim era, and which was the capital before Emperor Charles V moved it to Madrid.
On our walk through the streets of Toledo with its medieval character, we pass by the Gothic cathedral that is the seat of the main bishops of Spain. Here in the cathedral there is an impressive collection of portraits painted by Domenico Theatopoulos, better known as "El Greco", who spent most of his life in Toledo.
We also pass by the church of Santo Tomé where we can see El Greco's masterpiece, “the funeral of the Count of Orgaz”.
Our tour also takes us past the old mosque that is reminiscent of times gone by.
The tour gives us an overview and understanding that in both Toledo and Córdoba, the Jews had great influence and were the most well-off citizens. Toledo also gives an idea of what life was like in Spain until the 16th century.
In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit monuments and museums on your own. Accommodation.
Day 3. Toledo-trujillo-caceres
In the morning we go to the city of Trujillo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where the Pizarro brothers, the great conquerors of the Inca Empire in Peru, were born. We see the impressive statue of the knight Francisco Pizarro and visit the church where the conquistadors were baptized and see his family home. There will be time for lunch.
In the afternoon, the trip continues to the most beautiful city of the Ruta de la Plata, which is Cáceres.
We spend the afternoon touring the old town and taking in the impressive palaces, which are directly related to the families that conquered the American empires. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4. Cáceres- Salamanca
After breakfast we drive to the university city of Salamanca, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
We walk through the streets of Salamanca, which lead us to the most important monument in the city, the old university. We can also see the two cathedrals that are next to each other, the new one and the old one, and both are very interesting. We finish at Calle Mayor where you can enjoy the atmosphere and eat local specialties in one of the many restaurants.
Dinner and accommodation in Salamanca.
Day 5. Salamanca-avila-segovia-madrid
After breakfast we drive to the medieval city of Ávila, located on a plateau, 1130 meters above sea level, surrounded by a well-preserved 2.5 km long wall. From the central square of the city you can see the Cathedral surrounded by two old palaces, which have been restored and converted into elegant hotels.
Our tour also takes us past the church where Saint Teresa was baptized and past Teresa's house.
We continue to Segovia, where there will be time to have lunch on your own. The culinary specialty of the city is roast suckling pig.
In the afternoon we see the impressive Roman aqueduct that rises above the city, and we have time to visit the royal castle “El Alcázar de Segovia”, where Queen Isabella the Catholic once lived. The day ends in Madrid. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6. Madrid.
After breakfast we will take a panoramic tour where we can see the most famous monuments and buildings in Madrid. The tour ends at the Prado Museum, the most important painting museum in Europe (admission not included).
If you want to see more museums, you can visit the other two art museums, the Von Thyssen and the Reina Sofía Museum, which have modern art and blah paintings. Dali, Miro and not least Picasso and his masterpiece "La Guernica", or you can take the opportunity to go shopping in the capital. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 7. Madrid.
Move from the hotel to airport.