July 06- Madrid (guide). Panoramic guided tour will take you through such Plazas as España, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno, Cibeles, and Puerta de Alcala; avenues as Gran Via and Castellana; historic quarters as Austrias and Borbones; and parks as Oriente and Retiro.
17:00 Depart from Colegio Mayor Mara
20:00 Return to the Colegio Mayor Mara
Pick up/Drop off: Colegio Mayor Mara
July 7 Segovia (guide). Segovia is Spain and Castile at its best - twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe, pedestrian streets where no cars are allowed, the aroma of roast suckling pig around every corner - all surrounded by the city's medieval wall which itself is bordered by two rivers and an extensive green-belt park with miles of shaded walks.
09:00 Depart for Segovia.
16:00 Depart for Madrid
Drop off/Pick up point in Segovia: Bus parking area of the Aqueduct
July 8 Toledo (guide). Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.
09:00 Depart for Toledo
12:45 Free time for lunch and to shop if time allows.6:00 Depart for Madrid.
Drop off/Pick up in Toledo: Puerta de la Visagra
July 21 Salamanca (guide). This ancient university town north-west of Madrid was first conquered by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. It then became a Roman settlement before being ruled by the Moors until the 11th century. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, reached its high point during Salamanca's golden age. The city's historic center has important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The Plaza Mayor, with its galleries and arcades, is particularly impressive.
08:30 Depart for Salamanca
16:30 Depart Salamanca
Drop off/Pick up in Salamanca: TBA
July 29 Barcelona (guide). Half day city tour of Barcelona with local guide.The tour will take to such places asPasseig de Gracia, La Rambla, Barrio Gotico, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Vell, Montjuic, and all the way to the ocean and Port Vell.
09:30 Depart hotel
13:00 Arrive hotel
Pick up/Drop off in Barcelona: Hotel Expo
July 30 Costa Braca / Tossa de Mar. Day trip of La Costa Brava. We will drive straight to Tossa de Mar, home to the last remaining preserved fortified town on the Costa Brava Coast. You have the option to stay on the beach , or leave the sand for a walk up to the lighthouse along cobbled streets with the ever present backdrop of the Costa Brava coastline completing your view. From the lighthouse on top of the hill, you'll wander back down through the old town before dropping into a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses and shops.