Your Sights & Delights of Spain & Portugal Tour takes you back to Spain today, to the wonderful city of Salamanca. On the way we suggest visiting Viseu, a fine Portuguese city whose old center retains its medieval feel with its impressive twin-towered cathedral, and Guarda, which boasts an ancient Jewish Quarter or “Judiaria” dating back to the 12th century. In Guarda alone there are over 20 frontier castles to see and while not enough time to see them all we will be delighted to provide you all the information you may require.
*Please note: a private guided tour of Salamanca, with our Officially Licensed local guide, can be arranged, if you so wish.
Onward now to Salamanca, whose university is the oldest in Spain. The city’s historic center has important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The Plaza Mayor, with its galleries and arcades, is particularly impressive; considered to be one of the finest squares in Spain and known as the living room of the Salamantinos. Here, in Salamanca, you will check into your excellent 4* boutique hotel, formerly the private mansion of a wealthy family. The building contains some beautiful details over the windows and doors, and wrought-iron balconies. It is steps away from the Roman bridge, a short walk to the Cathedral and just seven-minutes to the spectacular Plaza Mayor. The main square is the perfect place to sip a glass of wine or cava whilst watching the world go by and there are many restaurants for a delicious dinner this evening. Your printed Sights & Delights personal travel journals will include our restaurant recommendations as well as personalized sightseeing options.
Tour in a nutshell: Visits to Viseu, Guarda and Salamanca. Optional private tour of Salamanca. Overnight in 4* boutique hotel in Salamanca.