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SPAIN DISCOVER Ciudad Rodrigo La Alberca Salamanca Spain Segovia Madrid Aranjuez Toledo Avila Valley of the Fallen Monfragüe Cáceres Trujillo Montánchez nights in hotel Consuegra Almagro Medieval Spain Make a break from the usual tourist trail on this tour that explores the medieval heritage of the Spanish heartland. Follow in Don Quixote's footsteps in undulating La Mancha, discover the homeland of the Conquistadors in Extremadura, and visit the cathedrals of Salamanca. Contrast this with wildlife watching in Monfragüe National Park, and gain a wonderful insight into this historic region renowned for its wine and cuisine... LOCAL FLIGHTS Pictured above: The walled city of Toledo; The windmills of Consuegra; Perhaps spot the Spanish Imperial Eagle... 9 nights from £999^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £50 if not required§ 9 nights in hotels 16 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners Excursions and visits UNESCO-listed Toledo guided walk with Santo Tomé church and Santa Maria synagogue Don Quixote's La Mancha, including a visit to a Corral de Comedias theatre and the windmills of Consuegra Historic Trujillo Wildlife and birdwatching walks in Monfragüe National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cáceres visit Serrano ham tasting La Alberca tour Wellington's Ciudad Rodrigo Salamanca guided tour with visits to old and new cathedrals World Heritage site of Segovia Ávila orientation walk Franco's Valley of the Fallen l l l l l l l l l l l l Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l To find out more visit saga.co.uk/monfrague Day 1: UK-Toledo. Fly to Madrid and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Eurostars Toledo (3Q). D Day 2: Toledo. History enthusiasts and old romantics are sure to experience love at first sight in 2,000-year-old Toledo. An included guided walking tour is the only way to see the sights, including the church of Santo Tomé. Spend the afternoon at leisure. B Day 3: La Mancha. Head into the countryside on a tour of La Mancha. Highlights include a visit to the unusual arcaded square at Almagro, a 17th-century Corral de Comedias theatre, where you'll have free time for lunch, and the 11 restored windmills at Consuegra. B Day 4: ToledoTrujillo-Monfragüe. Travel to Monfragüe, pausing in the Conquistador town of Trujillo en route. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with your Tour Manager exploring its labyrinthine lanes. Continue to Monfragüe for a three-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hospederia Parque de Monfragüe (4Q). After settling in, join a half-day guided walk in Monfragüe National Park. B, D Day 5: Monfragüe National Park. Venture into Monfragüe National Park, one of Europe's best birdwatching habitats. Your full-day trip includes a walk to the Devil's leap and later a visit to Peñafalcón, a rocky crag that's home to a large colony of griffon vultures. B, L, D Day 6: Cáceres and Montánchez. This morning, explore the maze-like streets of Cáceres where stork nests indiscriminately cover the rooftops.. Spend the afternoon in Montánchez, famous for its cured ham. Visit a local farm and see how the meat is cured at a secadero before enjoying a taste. B, D Day 7: Monfragüe- La Alberca-Ciudad Rodrigo-Salamanca. Today begins with a visit to La Alberca whose medieval houses have earned it National Historical Heritage status. Continue to the walled frontier town of Ciudad Rodrigo, scene of a crucial victory for the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsula Wars. On arrival in Salamanca, stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Exe Salamanca (4Q). B Day 8: Salamanca. Elegant Salamanca is home to Spain's oldest university, once one of the most prestigious in the world. Your tour includes entrance to the old and new cathedrals. Later, perhaps join an optional half-day trip to the Hacienda Zorita where wine tasting is also included. B, D Day 9: SalamancaSegovia-Ávila. Pause in Segovia to see the Roman aqueduct before continuing to the old Castilian city of Ávila. Ramparts and turrets encircle this UNESCO World Heritage city and incorporate a Gothic cathedral. Before dinner, join an orientation tour and perhaps walk along the city's ramparts. End your holiday on a high with an overnight stay at the grand Parador de Ávila (4Q), a locally rated 4-star hotel set in a restored 16th-century palace. B D Day 10: AvilaValle de los Caidos-Madrid-UK. This morning, visit the Valle de los Caidos, or Valley of the Fallen before heading to Madrid airport for your return flight to the UK. B Extend your holiday Madrid 3 nights' half board from £349. Please see page 165 for details. SAVE up to £100 ^on all advertised departures when you book by Jun 29, 2018 Prices from: Sep 11, 2018 Sep 18 Oct 9 Apr 30, 2019 Jun 4 Sep 17 Oct 8 9 nights 1179 1079 1179 1129 1049 999 1049 999 1099 1049 1149 1099 1049 999 Medieval Spain. Holiday code: CT360. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Madrid with the scheduled services of Air Europa. Prices include savings as advertised, are subject to availability and may change. Current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £50 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation (subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021 39