MADRID 48ºF - 59ºF - SORIA 52ºF - 52ºF - NUMANCIA 84ºF - 84ºF - LOGROÑO 50ºF - 50ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style tour! On your voucher will be indicated the location and time at which we will pick you up to start the circuit. We leave Madrid towards SORIA, a small provincial capital on the banks of the Douro River, quiet and inspiring, full of legends. Its wide and varied religious architecture stands out, highlighting the hermitage of San Saturio (entrance included) excavated in the rock next to the Douro River, the Cloister of Saint John of Douro (entrance included) with its fantastic mixture of architectural styles and the Romanesque façade of Santo Domingo. Time in the historic center of this city for lunch. Just 7 km from Soria, we visit the archaeological site of NUMANCIA (entrance included) Celtiberian city famous for its 20 years’ resistance against the Roman army, which ended with the suicide of its entire population. We can learn with the recreation that has been made of two houses, one Celtiberian and another from Roman times.We continue along a road between magnificent landscapes towards La Rioja, arrival in LOGROÑO, provincial capital. With our guide we walk through this active city, its old town, the stone bridge, its con-cathedral. Free time and accommodation.
LOGROÑO 50ºF - 50ºF - TRICIO 48ºF - 48ºF - NAJERA 48ºF - 48ºF - SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA 55ºF - 55ºF - HARO 45ºF - 50ºF - BRIONES 45ºF - 48ºF - LAGUARDIA 43ºF - 48ºF - LOGROÑO 50ºF - 50ºF
Our first stop in this wine tourism stage will be in TRICIO where the Basilica of Santa María de los Arcos (entrance included), the oldest religious monument in La Rioja, is located. This primitive Roman mausoleum of the third century was transformed into a Christian basilica in the fifth century, reusing architectural elements from the ancient Roman city of Tritium Megallum (Tricio the Great), which included the current town of Tricio, Nájera and other nearby towns. We continue crossing the Riojan landscape to reach NÁJERA, another of the places of passage of the pilgrims. The town is divided by the river Najerilla and on one of its banks houses a monument of great importance: the monastery of Santa María la Real (entrance included). It has a magnificent cloister of the knights of the sixteenth century where Gothic, Plateresque and Renaissance styles are combined.We continue our route to visit a population linked to the Way of Saint James: SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA. City founded by the homonymous saint to offer security and shelter to the pilgrims of the French Way. Accompanied by our guide we can walk through its streets and if you wish, you can visit the Cathedral where the body of the saint is preserved and its famous Gothic hen house (entrance not included). We continue our wine route visiting HARO, wine capital of La Rioja, whose internationally renowned wineries are as important as their artistic and architectural legacy: Town Hall, Church of Saint Thomas, numerous palaces and ancestral streets. We will visit one of its famous wineries to discover the production processes and, of course, taste their wines (entrance included). We will have time for lunch in this city full of taverns and restaurants. Then we will visit BRIONES, a town located on a hill whose northern slope is cut by the Ebro River and has an interesting medieval urban plot where most of its buildings are built in ashlar stone. Next stop: LA GUARDIA, beautiful and unique, located on top of a hill surrounded by vineyards, with its wall and cobbled streets that spill historical events between the kingdoms of Navarre and Castile. Famous for its wines. Time for a stroll accompanied by our guide we will arrive at the Ysios Wineries, designed by Santiago Calatrava (entrance not included). We return to LOGROÑO, free time.
LOGROÑO 50ºF - 50ºF - VALVANERA - SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA 45ºF - 45ºF - CALATAÑAZOR 52ºF - 52ºF - BURGO DE OSMA 54ºF - 54ºF - MADRID 48ºF - 59ºF
During today´s stage we will enjoy spectacular landscapes, magnificent monasteries and medieval villages. Our first stop at the Monastery of Valvanera (entrance included), pilgrimage center where the Virgin of Valvanera is venerated and where we will also learn the elaboration of its liquor composed of juniper and chamomile. We head towards SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA, a municipality located at the foot of the Sierra de la Demanda where we will visit the Monastery of Yuso (entrance included), declared a World Heritage Site and where approximately a thousand years ago the monks kept documents in Spanish (some of the oldest) and Basque language. We continue between magnificent mountain landscapes in the Sierra de Cameros towards CALATAÑAZOR, a small walled town in Castilla y León, where we will make a brief stop to walk and appreciate the imposing Castle that crowns this town. We continue to BURGO DE OSMA, ancient and monumental episcopal city, located in the province of Soria and known for its history and beautiful cathedral (entrance included). Return to MADRID.End of our services. Our guide will leave you at the indicated location. We hope you enjoyed your trip!
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