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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.
 
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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.
Hotel Rector
 
Prices & travel options
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  • 3 nights: 29 December 2019 - 03 January 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    29 - 31 Dec 2019 £495 £265
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: return rail from Madrid

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Rector , Salamanca
    Deluxe: 29 Dec - 03 Jan 2020 £12
    Suite: 29 Dec - 03 Jan 2020 £60

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Rector , Salamanca (B&B) Double room Single room
    29 Dec - 03 Jan 2020 £95 £177
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Madrid

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Madrid. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Madrid British Airways,  Norwegian,  Ryanair 
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    Bristol - Madrid easyJet 
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    Edinburgh - Madrid easyJet,  Iberia 
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    Liverpool - Madrid easyJet 
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    London City - Madrid British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Madrid Air Europa,  easyJet,  Iberia,  Norwegian 
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    Heathrow - Madrid British Airways,  Iberia 
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    Luton - Madrid easyJet 
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    Stansted - Madrid Ryanair 
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    Manchester - Madrid Iberia,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Madrid Ryanair 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Madrid. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Madrid

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    rail Madrid Chamartin to Salamanca included 1830
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    rail Salamanca to Madrid Chamartin included 1130
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 1 celebratory dinner
    3 breakfasts
  • notes for self-guided city walking tours
 
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FAQs

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  • The information that we send to you 2-3 weeks before your holiday includes practical information about each stage of your journey so that you can travel confidently from one hotel to another, recommendations for places to visit and eat out in each place, plus cultural information about the area. Where applicable, we also provide notes for a self-guided walking tour of most cities, and some large towns. Sample travel pack >
  • 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 £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted 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 >
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • 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 buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • 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 travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). 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 can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (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.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 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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