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Journeys in SlowMotion in Castile

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  • take an historical journey by rail to the heart of a nation
  • discover treasures from the ‘Golden Age’
  • admire the classical cities of Segovia, Salamanca, Madrid & Toledo
  • astonishing art, from Madrid’s great museums to the genius of El Greco

 

Take an unforgettable voyage through central Spain that explores the extraordinary cultural explosion that laid the foundations for the 16th-century Golden Age. Uncover the story behind pivotal events such as the Arab conquest, the slow push south by Christian armies and the development of Spanish nationhood, as you discover a monumental legacy, entering the worlds of El Greco, Cervantes and Velázquez. Little by little, these remarkable cities – Segovia, Salamanca, Madrid and Toledo – reveal their unique contribution to Spanish thought, art, music and literature, demonstrating the role they have played in helping to create the great country we know and love today.

The superbly preserved aqueduct cutting through Segovia testifies to this little-known city’s Roman past, while its Alcázar palace bore witness to the coming together of the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. In Salamanca, the university is the obvious symbol of this prestigious (and ancient) seat of learning, but just as iconic is the Plaza Mayor, one of Spain’s finest squares. Madrid is home to some of the country’s most celebrated works of art, and you’ll find more art treasures – specifically those of El Greco – in Toledo, whose melting pot of Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures encapsulates Spain’s long and varied history.


To delve deeper and linger longer, we suggest:
  • Classical Cities of Old Castile with Toledo
    1 Jun-5 Dec 2018 & 3 Jan-30 Jun 2019
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    Delve into Spain’s Golden Age as you take a cultural journey by rail among the great cities of Segovia, Salamanca, Madrid and Toledo.
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    8 nights, from £925pp
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    1 Jun-5 Dec 2018 &
    3 Jan-30 Jun 2019
  • Classical Cities of Old Castile
    1 Sep-5 Dec 2018 & 3 Jan-30 Jun 2019
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    Delve into Spain’s Golden Age as you explore Segovia, Salamanca and Madrid with the help of our self-guided walking tours, on a cultural journey by rail.
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    6 nights, from £735pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 Sep-5 Dec 2018 &
    3 Jan-30 Jun 2019