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Madrid: Escorial, Valley of the Fallen, Segovia with Lunch

1. Madrid: Escorial, Valley of the Fallen, Segovia with Lunch

Leave Madrid and head to the beautiful Valley of the Fallen, declared a National Heritage Site. Tour the amazing location and discover Spain of the 20th century. Have the special chance to admire the largest Christian cross in the world.  Following, visit El Escorial, the most important architectural monument of the Spanish Renaissance, and learn about Spanish royalty. Immerse yourself in the historic atmosphere of the place before following your expert guide into the heart of Segovia. Visit the aqueduct and the areas of the convents, along the way listening to stories and legends that span back to the centuries before the Muslim conquest. Discover the most emblematic places of the city, its history, its hidden corners and anecdotes, and its main monuments such as Alcazar of Segovia or the Cathedral. Following this cultural pitstop, discover Spanish gastronomy, settling down at a traditional restaurant for a famous Cochinillo Segoviano (suckling pig). The suckling pig has had a constant presence in the culture and cuisine of Segovia. Learn the tastes, recipes, and tradition of preparation across different countries and you may arrive to the conclusion that Segovia's version is the most surprising of them, due to its simplicity and natural cooking approach.

Segovia: Hot Air Balloon Ride and Historical City Tour

2. Segovia: Hot Air Balloon Ride and Historical City Tour

Enjoy a 1-hour morning hot-air balloon flight over the city of Segovia. Arrive at the take-off point with sufficient time to observe the inflation of the balloon and receive instructions from an expert pilot with years of experience. Fly over the aqueduct, the Cathedral, and the former royal palace and fortress - the Alcázar Real. Receive pictures and videos taken during the flight. A ceremony will be held at the end of the flight complete with champagne, breakfast, and a certificate when you touch down. Continue the tour of the city, as you discover the Roman aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a walking tour led by our official guide. Marvel at this emblematic 1st-century monument, considered Spain's most important example of Roman-era civil engineering. Cap off this unforgettable day with the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain and the former royal palace and fortress, the Alcázar Real, built on a cliff at the confluence of two rivers near the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range. Return to the center of Madrid in a comfortable minibus, while your guide recommends things to do during the rest of your stay.

From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

3. From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

Explore the winemaking region of Ribera del Duero during a guided day trip. Take guided tours of 2 top wineries to learn about the winemaking process and sample local food and wine local to the region. The first stop is one of the world’s best wineries according to the magazine Wine & Spirits, situated in the lands near Aranda del Duero. Enjoy a guided visit of the cellars and learn about the history of the family winery and its methods of wine production, following it from the soil to the bottle. Then, led by an expert enologist, taste how the unique climate and soil from the region of Ribera del Duero merge into the wine selection. After the first visit to the vineyard, visit the town of Peñafiel, an enclave in the center of the Ribera del Duero. Here you will have free time to explore its narrow streets and have lunch on your own. Continue the day by visiting an award-winning vineyard, discovering the technology used to produce their high-quality premium wine. A true passionate expert will lead the visit and describe every detail about wine crafting. Treat yourself to a unique and exclusive experience within a stunning rural landscape composed of endless vineyards. After discovering the origin and history of one of the top wines in the region and the ecological process of its production during an exclusive and personalized experience, enjoy another wine tasting.

Madrid: Local Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

4. Madrid: Local Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

Experience Madrid through its food culture on a tapas walking tour through various bars in the center of Madrid. Together with a culinary expert guide, you’ll discover authentic signature cuisine, gourmet products, and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid. Start the tour at the famous San Miguel Market, where you’ll taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao. After the San Miguel Market visit, head to La Latina and enjoy traditional Croquettes in the renowned street Cava Baja. Continue the tour through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you’ll taste delicious Spanish omelet and cod tapas, mushrooms tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or cider. After your tapas walking tour, experience another side of Spanish culture. Flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, is the most authentic and popular expression of Spanish culture. Enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the fantastic atmosphere of The Tablao Flamenco, a hidden treasure in the center of Madrid. Enjoy a complimentary drink during the show.

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What people are saying about Castile and León

this is the first time I ride on a hot air balloon. I glance over many source and only this provide transfer to & from Madrid.+ local guided tour. though we do not get access to the Segovia Cathedral, we were then provided with second round of breakfast, which is very good. the best part of the tour is the balloon tour coped with the sunrise time, Bravo. the only thing which they can better ooyr experience if they can let us had our photo and video back since it's been a week and we still do not get our 'memories' back.

This was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.!

From the collection in a private minbus to the after flight breakfast the trip was highly professional, safe and fun! Lots of attention to detail to make it very special. Following the flight the trip included a guided city tour with a friendly informative guide ensuring that you had some free time for coffee and rest break as well as entrance into the cathedral and palace. Thank you get your guide!

Great historic stroll through the streets of Madrid, with discoveries of tapas and their history! our guides Juan Carlos and Cynthia were very nice, ready for all the explanations and detours... end of the evening with the discovery of the original Flamenco! We recommend, thanks again to them.

Amazing trip and experience with the Ballon ride. The guide “Jaume” and the local guide Paula” were extremely helpful and supportive. I highly recommend this trip to explore the best of Segovia

It was wonderful. The guide was helpful and knowledgable