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HABSBURGS AND LA LATINA: Departs from the Plaza Mayor and heads towards the Royal Palace and surrounding area, crossing the Viaduct to discover the very origins of the city of Madrid. The tour takes you past the city´s last vestiges of medieval times, such as Plaza de la Paja, Plaza de San Andrés, Costanilla de San Pedro and Calle del Cordón, before coming to an end at Plaza de la Villa.

Duration aprox. 3 hours.
Only for registered accompanying people (don´t forget to take the ticket you will get with your badge)
Wednesday 19th November
Departure: 10.30 h. Departure from Madrid Tourist Office (Plaza Mayor n.27)


«Essential Madrid» Guided Tours, a quick and affordable way to discover the “essential Madrid”.



After our walking tour through Madrid old quarters we´ll visit the inside of the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings and beautifully furnished and decorated. You will be able to admire the official Reception Hall, the Museum area, the Royal Chapel, Hall of the Throne and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Duration aprox. 3 hours.
Previous reservation required.
Tuesday 18th November
Departures: 10.00 hrs

Price:  45 Euros per person


Upon arrival we start with a panoramic walking tour of Toledo, entering to the old quarters to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and the City Hall. We’ll continue our walk through the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets to visit the Church of St. Tomé, with the very famous painting of El Greco “ The Burial of Count Orgaz”, the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remain as a symbol of the coexistence of the “Three Cultures”, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and the house Museum Victorio Macho, located over River Tagus with outstanding views. The house holds works of the famous sculptor and here we’ll see a short audiovisual movie about the city.

We’ll also visit a typical factory of Damasquino, well known handicraft art of Toledo.
Duration aprox. 5 hours
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th November
Departures: 8.45 hrs.

Price: 49 Euros per person


The Monastery of El Escorial was built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II to be a Residence for the Spanish Kings, Monastery and Pantheon of the Royal Family, becoming as a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire on the time. The monument was declared of Artistic and Historic interest, and “Mankind Heritage”. The visit include the Monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, and the Basilica.

This tour includes the entrance to inside the Basilica.
Duration of this tour aprox. 5 hours.
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th November
Departures: 8.45 hrs.

Price:  60 Euros per person


Avila is one of the oldest cities in Spain, surrounded by very well preserved medieval walls from the XI century, resembles rather an immense castle, and it is the best sample of a fortified city. The old quarters hold an important number of Romanesque Churches, Gothic Palaces and its XII century Cathedral, the first Gothic one built in Spain, is also fortified. The city is the birth place of Ste. Therese, source of the Spanish Catholic mysticism. Visit the outskirts of the Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, Mayor Square and a brief walk through its old streets to see the Convent of Ste. Therese.

The city of Segovia is rich in historical monuments. Old Roman city, still preserves the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. The elegant Cathedral, and its Alcazar fortress, the most spectacular castle in Spain, are the most representative. Both towns, Avila and Segovia, are “Heritage of Mankind cities”.

Aprox. duration of the tour 9 hours.
Tourist Lunch included.
Vegetarian lunch avaliable
Wednesday 19th & Friday 21th November
Departures: 8.45 hrs.

Price with tourist lunch:  88 Euros per person

Departure with High Speed Train to Cordoba.

Tourist class ticket. City sightseeing tour with local guide and entrance fees to the famous Mosque, Jewish Quarter and its old Sinagogue, Alcazar fortress.... ending about 14:00 hrs.

Afternoon at leisure and transfer on your own to the station to catch the AVE train back to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services

Full Day
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd November
Departure: 8.00 hrs. from Atocha Railway Station.

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Price: 200 Euros per person

Departure with High Speed Train AVE to Sevilla. Tourist class ticket. City sightseeing tour with local guide to know its important monuments: University building, the old factory of Tobaccos, Plaza de España built in 1929 for the Iberoamerican Expo, Palace of St. Telmo, the Gold Tower and Bridge of Elisabeth II over the river Guadalquivir... We´ll also walk through old Barrio de Santa Cruz, former Jewish quarter, visiting its narrow streets and alleys. Afternoon at leisure to visit optionally the inside of the Royal Alcazar and the great Cathedral with its famous Giralda Tower. Transfer on your own to the train station to catch the high speed AVE train back to Madrid. Arrival and end of services.

Full Day
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd November
Departure: 7:00 hrs. from Atocha Railway Station.
Reservations required

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Price: 220 Euros per person