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Explore! Savor! Celebrate! | Madrid, Avila & Toledo - Five Day Tour

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Victoria Price and Peter Fuller invite you on an interactive and fun five-day adventure exploring the artistic, cultural, culinary, cinematic, historic, religious, and political history of Madrid, Avila and Toledo.

Immersive experiences, plus educational and inspirational workshops will be interwoven into our itinerary to provide an authentic perspective on the transformation that can happen through immersive travel in different cultures. And it is hoped that, by the end of your journey, you will have acquired valuable ideas for you to use in sharing what you have seen and how you now view the world with others.

As a treat for classic Spanish horror fans, we will also celebrate of the life and career of Paul Naschy in the company of his son Sergio Molino, with a visit to some iconic horror film locations in a suitably atmospheric setting outside Madrid.

As a special incentive to signing up this full five-day package, two fully escorted tours of the fabled cities of Toledo and Avila are not included as part of the daily packages on offer.

DAY ONE: SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER

We begin the day with a workshop conducted by Victoria: EXPLORE SAVOR CELEBRATE. Then we will EXPLORE Madrid with a panoramic tour of the historic city’s most iconic places, including the Barrio de las Letras, Paseo del Prado, Parque del Retiro, Gran Vía and Puerta del Sol, which symbolizes the very heart of Spain itself.

After lunch, we CELEBRATE the works of Ernest Hemingway by retracing the author’s literary steps visiting the bars, hotels and museums where he got inspiration from to write his literary masterpieces, Death in the Afternoon or The Sun Also Rises.

We then SAVOR the city’s local cuisine with an evening tapas meal.

DAY TWO: MONDAY 2 OCTOBER

Today the art and culture of Madrid is high on our CELEBRATE agenda with a tour of the famed Museo del Prado – one of Vincent Price’s favorite art museums. Special attention will be paid to two of Vincent’s favorite artists — Goya and Velasquez. And, following lunch, we will continue to EXPLORE Madrid with an immersive workshop led by Victoria Price: Souvenirs of a City: Learning to See.

DAY THREE: TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER

Join us on this fully escorted one-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Toledo in Castile–La Mancha, in which we lead through labyrinthine streets to visit the monumental Alcázar of Toledo and participate in an interactive workshop.

After lunch, Victoria will CELEBRATE the art of El Greco and the writings of St John of the Cross while Peter will EXPLORE the film locations of some of cinema’s cult favorites, including Luis Bunuel’s Viridiana, Mario Bava’s Lisa and the Devil, and Roman Polanksi’s The Ninth Gate.

DAY FOUR: WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER

You are invited on a second fully escorted one-day tour, this time to the walled cities of Avila and Segovia — two of the most famous walled cities in Spain. In addition to learning about the history and architecture, attention will also be paid to Teresa of Avila and the interfaith and multicultural history of Spain.

DAY FIVE: THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER

We CELEBRATE the legacy of Paul Naschy (Spain’s King of Horror), and in the company of his son Sergio Molina and film director Victor Matellano (Vampyres). This will take place at Talamanca del Jarama, 50km from Madrid at the medieval palace of La Cartuja, which has been used as a location for many local and international films. We expect this to be a hugely popular, so for those signing up to the full five-day package, you will be guaranteed a place on this exclusive event.

TOUR PRICE: €700

HOW TO SIGN UP: A deposit of €50 (excluding fees) is required to reserve your place now, while a final payment date and full itinerary will be emailed to you following registration.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
All workshops and tour guide fees, plus…
• 2 x Panoramic Tour pass
• 5 x Entrance Fees to a museum/exhibition/art gallery
• 1 x Entrance Fee Prado Museum
• 1 x tapas meal (evening)
• Ground transport: Madrid-Toledo-Madrid
• Ground transport: Madrid-Avila-Madrid
• Ground transport: Madrid-Talamanca del Jarama –Madrid

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
• Accommodation
• Meals (unless otherwise stated)
• Local transport (unless otherwise stated)
• Personal Insurance

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