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Day Excursions to Central Spain

There are many historic cities near Madrid that can be visited on a day trip. The Society can also arrange custom day excursions to places like the ceramic town of Talavera, Trujillo- home of the Spanish Conquistadors, and most other places in central Spain.

Wellington Society Day Excursions

Toledo – Ancient Capital of Spain

Until the year 1561, Toledo was the capital of Spain. Divided at one time into Christian, Moorish and Jewish quarters, Toledo has a truly rich history and is known today as the Jewel of Central Spain.…more

Segovia

After our morning coffee break we walk round the corner to stand by the great Roman Aqueduct built 2,000 years ago. From here we start our carefully planned walking tour past Romanesque churches, medieval buildings until we come to the statue of Segovia’s hero, Juan Bravo. Oh!….more

Salamanca – 800 Years of History

This ancient university city lies close to the Portuguese border and simply oozes history from Hannibal in 3BC to Romans; then Moors and in 1085 Christian rule under Alfonso VI….more

 Medieval Chinchón

This delightful medieval town with ruins of a castle looking down on it is only 45 minutes east of Madrid. Before you ask, yes we really do have a feeling of what life was like hundreds of years ago as we stroll  along the quiet cobbled streets to the Plaza Mayor.…more

El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen

For Spaniards El Escorial is the 8th Wonder of the World, and when we visit it you will understand why they make this claim. Built under the directions of the King Philip II in the mid 16th century, El Escorial took 21 years to build and is located at the foot of the mountains….more

Royal Gardens of Aranquez

Undecided where to go while visiting Madrid? Come with us to the delightful Royal Gardens of Aranjuez which was a popular retreat for the Spanish Bourbon Royal family in the 18th & 19th centuries. You will find out just why it was so special. Fresh air, fountains, herb gardens, lawns, statues, the Prince’s Forest and the Bourbon Royal Palace all await us….more

Discovering Spanish Wines in the Toro region of Spain

A day excursion from Madrid north west to the medieval town of Toro by the River Duero
We visit some of the vine-yards with our expert English guide
A tour of one of Toro´s famous wineries….more

Toledo

Toledo

 

Segovia

Segovia

 

El Escorial

El Escorial

 

plaza_mayor_de_chinchon

Chinchon