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Salamanca

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the center of Spain’s Castilla y León region. The Historic university town , founded by the Romans, who erected its 389-yard-long bridge, Salamanca widely regarded as Spain most beautiful city, the “Golden City”, and built of local Sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages.

See the city’s elegant university buildings, the twin-towered Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells, as well as Plaza Mayor, considered the most magnificent main square in Spain.

Salamanca is dominated by its two cathedrals and its university. Founded in 1218, the university is the oldest in Spain and was one of the civilised world’s most important seats of study for over 400 years. The Spanish Inquisition’s records are still kept here, and as early as the 16th century it boasted some 12,000 students. Seeing its immaculately preserved lecture halls with their vaulted ceilings, it’s easy to conjure an image of Christopher Columbus addressing the learned men of the day or legal experts constructing the international laws that originate here.

Explore its tiny streets, medieval squares, traditional shops, gardens and marketplaces. The main square, the Plaza Mayor, is unmissable. Possibly Spain’s finest public square, it was built in the 18th century in Spanish Baroque style with colonnaded walkways all around at ground level, ideal for finding a shaded spot to sit and watch the locals go about their daily lives.

We are certain you will fall under the spell of Salamanca, a real gem of a city.

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Lisbon with Douro Discovery

11 Days   |  Lisbon, Porto, Régua, Mateus Palace, Pinhão, Vega De Terrón, Castelo Rodrigo, Salamanca, Barca D’Alva, Lamego, Régua, Régua, Entre-Os-Rios, Vila Nova De Gaia, Porto

From £2,695 pp

Spend 3 days discovering Lisbon’s grand history before you experience unique cultural experiences in up to 11 towns, villages and cities on the stunning Douro Valley in Portugal.

Flavours of Portugal & Spain

8 Days   |  Porto, Entre-os-Rios, Régua, Pinhão, Vega Terrón

From £2,240 pp

Set sail in Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges” and gateway to the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rambling vineyards and charming quintas, which cling to the steep sides of the river.

Enticing Douro

8 Days   |  Porto, Régua, Barca D'Alva, Salamanca, Vega Terrón, Pinhão, Régua, Entre-os-Rios, Porto

From £2,310pp

Begin your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego

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