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Route of Quixote - Self Drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL MADRID AIRPORT – ALCALA DE HENARES (35 Km – 40 min)Pass By: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez AirportArrive at Madrid airport and meet with a rent-a-car representative to assist you in picking up the rental car. Then drive to Alcala de Henares, the charming birthplace of Cervantes. This town is home to one of the most prestigious universities in Spain and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Universes of Cervantes Visitor Centre is located in one of the most symbolic sites associated with the figure of Cervantes in the city: the chapel of Antezana and El Oidor. Spend the rest of the day exploring this beautiful place. Overnight in Alcala de Henares.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Evenia or similar 3*Day 2: ALCALA DE HENARES – TOLEDO (100 Km – 1,5 hrs)Pass By: Sercotel Alfonso VIEnjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing towards Toledo. Discover the beautiful city, which evokes the mix of Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures of medieval Castile. Wander through ancient streets dominated by the stunning cathedral and the legendary Alcazar overlooking the River Tagus. The old town boasts buildings from almost all periods of Spanish history. Get closer to the past of the area while admiring the beautiful city of Toledo. Overnight in Toledo. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Alfonso VI or similar 4*Day 3: TOLEDOPass By: Sercotel Alfonso VIIndulge in a tasty breakfast at your hotel before continuing to explore spellbinding Toledo. Visit the cathedral and admire the Gothic vaulting and the elaborate altarpiece. Appreciate the numerous works of art such as frescoes, stained glass, altarpieces and paintings by artists such as El Greco, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Rubens and Goya. Continue to Santo Tome Church – where El Greco’s epic canvas The Burial of the Count of Orgaz is displayed – the former synagogue, with one of the best-preserved examples of Mudejar architecture in Castile. Overnight in Toledo. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Alfonso VI or similar 4*Day 4: TOLEDO – TOMELLOSO (130 Km – 1,5 hrs)Pass By: Hotel AltoraBegin your day with a delicious breakfast. Then, continue your tour. In the heart of La Mancha is part of the Route of Don Quijote. Due to its great communication by road, being the nexus of important highways, it allows access to nearby towns that also offer great cultural attractions such as Argamasilla de Alba, El Toboso and Campo de Criptana, a site with the infamous windmills. Toboso is famous for being the literary hometown of Dulcinea, lover of Don Quixote de la Mancha, and has charming traditional buildings. Continue to the town of Tomelloso and check in to your hotel.Overnight in Tomelloso. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Altora or similar 3*Day 5: TOMELLOSO – VALDEPEÑAS (80 Km – 1 hr)Pass By: Hotel Vista Alegre ValdepeñasAfter a rich breakfast at the hotel, head towards Valdepeñas, a charming place with a rich history, filled with buildings of great beauty and heritage value. From here you can also visit the town of Almagro and its impressive Calatrava castle. This area of excellent wines also offers you the possibility of visiting the Wine Museum as well as one of its multiple wineries. Another option is to visit the archaeological site of Cerro de Las Cabezas.Overnight in Valdepeñas. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Vista Alegre or similar 3*Day 6: VALDEPEÑAS – CIUDAD REAL (60 Km – 1 hr)Pass By: Parador de AlmagroEnjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel, preparing for another memorable day in beautiful Spain. Head towards Ciudad Real, a beautiful city that promises to surprise you. Perhaps visit the Cathedral of Santa María del Prado, the most important monument of Ciudad Real, located in the heart of the city. The Parish of San Pedro is the oldest church in Ciudad Real and one of the most important ecclesiastical buildings in the region. You can also visit the Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park, a beautiful wetland region unique in Europe, or just enjoy the day strolling the lovely streets of Ciudad Real. Overnight in Ciudad Real. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Parador Almagro or similar 4*Day 7: CIUDAD REAL – ALCALA DE HENARES (230 Km – 2,5 hrs)Pass By: Evenia Alcalá BoutiqueAfter a luscious breakfast at the hotel, drive back to Alcala de Henares and take the opportunity to try delectable dishes such as cocido madrileño, a typical soup with meat, vegetables, indulge in a traditional calamari baguette or satisfy your sweet tooth with a portion of churros covered deliciously thick chocolate. Enjoy your last evening in Alcala de Henares! Overnight in Alcala de Henares. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Evenia or similar 3*Day 8: ALCALA DE HENARES – MADRID AIRPORT (35 Km – 40 min)Pass By: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez AirportBegin your last day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Then, at the appropriate time, head towards the rental company to return the vehicle. The rent-a-car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal to catch your departure flight back home.Breakfast included.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Windmills of Don Quixote Wine Tour from Madrid

If you accept this activity, you will visit a remarkable winery in Don Quixote´s land, one of the most popular books in the history of literature thanks to the brilliant work from Miguel de Cervantes (a successful Spanish writer from the 17th century)La Mancha is the the largest surface of vineyard in the world and is also considered as one of the best areas in Spain in order to grow high-quality grapes. Nowadays, some of the best Spanish companies  are now opening new wineries in such area and those initiatives are generating a lot of wealth and employment there.According to the experts, the local producers have been improving its wineries by introducing the latest technological developments within the region they operate, as well as maintaining the oldest ones in order to satisfy the consumers´ needs. La Mancha can be considered as one of the most picturesque areas of Spain for that reason without forgeting other tourist attractions like the medieval town of Toledo, for example. There are also other historic medieval towns and villages we should consider such as Consuegra, Campo de Criptana and La Mota del Cuervo, all of them with amazing windmills, hiking trails and birdwatching facilities. And we will try to do it with a glass of wine in hand. We consider that things will be better with a glass of wine in hand.We will also have lunch at some well-known restaurants where people can taste some typical dishes of this specific area. If you are interested in the Spanish way of life, you should definitely try its national food. If you want to carry out the same activities like the ones from the local people, you should eat the same recipes and visit some some interesting places there.The tour ProgramDepart from MadridGuided visit to winery.Lunch.Activity in the afternoonDepart to Madrid.