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New Year Break in Salamanca

Spain's renowned seat of learning
 
Mark the passing of the year in style with a special gastronomic dinner in the atmospheric city of Salamanca. Staying in a stylish, highly praised hotel, discover the city’s delightful architecture and rich and intriguing history at your own pace using our included self-guided walking tours.
New Year Break in Salamanca. 3 nights
New Year Break in Salamanca. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A New Year break in Salamanca –

see in the new year in true Spanish style
Besieged by Hannibal; home to one of the oldest universities in Europe; loved by Cervantes; famed for its meat pies; a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and scene of one of Wellington's most impressive military successes, the city of Salamanca boasts a rich and intriguing past and is a delight to explore on foot.
There’s a real buzz about this vibrant city created by the overlapping of university life with tourism. Mention the name to Spanish people, and their eyes will light up as a sigh escapes their lips! To really get under the skin of the place, follow our city trails which take you, firstly, around the immediate vicinity of your hotel and then further afield into the heart of the historic quarter. Then, on New Year's Eve, savour a gastronomic dinner in our hand-picked restaurant before joining the revellers on Plaza Mayor, surely one of the most alluring squares in all of Spain.
 

Winter 2020

Our New Year breaks are unavailable to book for winter 2020.
 
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Itinerary

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  • Discover Salamanca on our self-guided walking tours
    All the city's major sights are easily accessible on foot from your hotel. On our two self-guided walking tours, you'll get a real flavour of what makes this city tick as you visit some of our favourite places.

    The Plaza Major is the beating heart of the city; it's a place that everyone goes to – a huge Baroque square that is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful in Spain. Lined by restaurants and enticing tapas bars, it's made for people-watching as you relax over a beer or glass of wine.

    All over Salamanca you'll find amazing examples of an ornate form of stone-carving called 'Plateresque', that is said to resemble the work of a silversmith. You'll see it on the university, the convents of San Esteban and Las Dueñas and on many lesser well-known, though equally ornate, buildings. It's on the outside of the cathedral, too, and can best be seen by getting up close and personal by climbing its bell tower. The cathedral is decorated with a profusion of medallions, heraldic devices and animal figures – plus a spaceman which was added during renovation work in 1992.

    For something a bit different, we recommend a visit to Salamanca’s quirkiest museum, the Art Deco collection at the Casa Museo de Lis.

    And if you feel peckish as you explore, there's nothing more traditional in Salamanca than a 'Hornazo' pie, which are sold on most street corners.
  • Celebrate with a special dinner
    The highlight of your stay is your New Year’s Eve celebration, which comprises an excellent gastronomic dinner of several mouth-watering courses in a nearby restaurant, the fabulous La Hoja 21, plus the chance to enjoy the party atmosphere among the throng that gathers amid the spectacular lights of the Plaza Mayor.
 

Accommodation

On New Year's Eve, you enjoy a celebratory dinner in a nearby restaurant; on other nights you can take your pick of the city's many other eateries.
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What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 1 celebratory dinner
    3 breakfasts
  • notes for self-guided city walking tours
 
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  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – walking holidays are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
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  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £35 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £60 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to take out our recommended travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for residents of the UK and Europe, but not Switzerland), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). If still entitled to one when the EU withdrawal transition period ends on 31 December 2020, UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (a scheme allowing reciprocal health care) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • If you are planning to take a holiday after 1 January 2021, visit https://www.gov.uk/transition.

    At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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