Another Face of Castile: Aranjuez and Cuenca:  Wednesday 6th October til Monday 11th October 2021

Aranjuez was  the holiday residence of Spanish kings and Cuenca is famous for  its hanging houses.


 On this trip we will see lavish palaces and luxuriant gardens, contrasted with dramatic rugged countryside in which weird modern art museums.have now been established in former caves.

 Tour Highlights

  • Aranjuez: the Summer palace of the Spanish monarchs in the eighteenth century, their attempt to create a Versailles in Spain
  • Chinchon: A classic Castillan picture postcard town, the home of Anis, the Spanish version of pastis.
  • Cuenca a town with an extrordinary location enclosed on three sides by two rivers. It is known for its balconied houses hanging over clifftops, some of them now converted into art museums.
  • Enchanted City (Cuidad Encantada) A bizarre series of natural limestone outcrops sculpted by natural erosion that take the form of weird shapes

We will  fly to and from Gatwick.


£840 per person.  This includes the flights, accomodation  and most travel in Spain. We will stay in 3 star or above hotels, Cost does not include lunch or dinner, travel to the airport in England or museum or other entrance charges in Spain. If you would like to share a room, cost will be less.

If you would like to book: email Hugh at  as soon as possible. To confirm your booking I will need the £175 deposit: cheque or bank transfer, The balance will be payable by the end of January. Maximum number for this trip will be 15 people.

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