Itinerarios

LA RIOJA Y CASTILLA (Castilla & Rioja wine regions)

6 days / 5 nights – Burgos/Logroño/Sigüenza
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Wine and villages full of history

DÍA 1 MADRID-LERMA-BURGOS

Arrival to Madrid airport and direct departure to Lerma
LERMA If time available, we suggest a short stop to walk in exceptional main square from XVIIth century
Arrival to Burgos. Cena y alojamiento en el hotel.

DÍA 2 BURGOS-COVARRUBIAS-SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS-BURGOS

Desayuno, cena y alojamiento en el hotel. Guiada por la mañana visita de la ciudad, we will visit a medieval village, which still maintains its original structure and in particular its cathedral, tal vez lo mejor de la España gótica. Even a visit to the Cartuja (Charterhouse). Afternoon excursion to COVARRUBIAS, nice village with middle age atmosphere in its streets. After we will visit Monastery of STO. DOMINGO SILOS (muy importante en la edad media como centro de sabiduría y cultura). Actualmente es uno de los pocos lugares del mundo donde se pueden disfrutar de cantos gregorianos, un 'debe' para los amantes de la música clásica (horario depende de la temporada y día de la semana). Regreso al hotel.

DÍA 3 BURGOS-HARO-LAGUARDIA-LABASTIDA-SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA-LOGROÑO

Desayuno en hotel. Today we will visit the ‘world’ of the Rioja wine. All in this region is in relation with the Rioja wine… HARO. In the morning we will visit the area called ‘high Rioja’, with its main village. There we will visit the museum of the wine, and technical institute of the wine.
LAGUARDIA. we can visit Villa Lucia complex dedicated to wine (possible to arrange tasting and technical talks).
Afternoon, we will go to LABASTIDA. Little village which whole economy are in relation with Rioja wine. We will visit the wine cellar of ‘Nuestra Señora de Remelluri’ (little familiar producer but very nice)
SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA. Splendid monastery. First written words in Spanish, considered the birthplace of Spanish language. Arrival to Logroño. Cena y alojamiento en el hotel.

DÍA 4 LOGROÑO-CALATAÑAZOR-BURGOS DE OSMA-GORMAZ-BERLANGA DE DUERO-MEDINACELI-SIGÜENZA-ALCALA DE HENARES

Breakfast at hotel and departure to CALATAÑAZOR. Little village famous for an important Christians vs Arabs battle, almost unpopulated, walking around is real fun.
BURGOS DE OSMA. Important cathedral and old historical quarter, time to walk
GORMAZ. Acerca de 5 kms before to arrive we will see the impressive shape of huge defensive castle (one of the largest in Europe), curiously inside there is an almost empty little village
BERLANGA DUERO. Again a nice village to discover walking. we will walk southward direction to
MEDINACELI. You must drive up the hill where the old village remains. A IIIIth century Roman arch will welcome you to a village which is a National Monument from the first to the last stone of the village…really nice
SIGÜENZA. Its Romanic cathedral, old university and several old palaces will be a good reason to walk around this village. On the top of it a sensational XIIth century castle transformed in a nice Parador.
Arrival to Alcala de Henares. Cena y alojamiento en el hotel.

DÍA 5 ALCALA HENARES-MADRID

Desayuno en hotel. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote’s author, was born here.
Morning guided city tour visit the house dedicated to Cervantes and the University. Directly to Madrid airport
(around 20 minutes)
Note: This Itinerary could be available with slight modifications with arrival and departure Bilbao airport.

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