This holiday offers the chance to experience three fabulous but contrasting Spanish cities. Madrid – the capital city with the outstanding architecture of the Plaza Major and Plaza de Espana, and the great Prado and Reina Sofia art galleries, packed with the works of great artists. Salamanca – the home of one of Europe's oldest universities with a wealth of beautiful buildings created from local sandstone that gives them a gorgeous rose-coloured hue.

Toledo – the former capital of Spain, once the home of the artist El Greco and famous for the Alcazar Palace and cathedral. Your seven-day break allows you to appreciate what the cities have to offer, and there’s time, too, to experience the stunning Spanish countryside, smaller towns like Segovia and Aranjuez – and of course the delicious regional cuisine.

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £145 per person in the Novotel or £195 per person in the Catalonia Gran Via Hotel. The price includes six nights bed and breakfast, three dinners plus one dinner at a restaurant, touring as mentioned, return flights, all current airport taxes, executive coach travel in Spain as mentioned and services of a Riviera tour manager. Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting. Please note: We have a limited number of Twin rooms at the Novotel, most have have one king sized bed and one single bed. Room type available will be confirmed upon booking Not included: Entrance to Aranjuez €5, approximate cost, payable locally. Private rooms are an additional €2.

Day 1

Fly to Madrid, on arrival a coach will take you to Salamanca.

Day 2

So, after breakfast, we have a guided tour of Salamanca during which you will see all its history and more, with the remainder of the day free to explore as you wish, Salamanca is a wonderful place to just wander.

Day 3

After breakfast we soon arrive in Segovia, capital of the old Kingdom of Castille a lovely place to pass a few hours, before continuing our journey to Madrid.

Day 4

This morning after breakfast, we will have a sightseeing tour of Madrid, during the afternoon you are free to explore as you wish.

Day 5

Today we take the short drive to Aranjuez, we visit the Palace after which you have free time to explore the gardens and town as you wish. This evening we take the short drive to Chinchón, a beautiful, provincial village full of the atmosphere of rural Spain

Day 6

Just south of Madrid lies the beautiful city of Toledo, you are free to explore at your leisure and savour the serenity of this fascinating city.

Day 7

Return home.