World Heritage Cities - Paradores

5-day tour Spain / 4-star Paradores
  • Toledo, Cuenca, Avila and Segovia
  • Stunning UNESCO world heritage cities
  • Discover the heart of Spain and its beautifil landscapes
  • € 699 1st class
  • € 589 2nd class
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Travel by comfortable train to the UNESCO world heritage cities of Toledo, Cuenca, Avila and Segovia. Overnight stays in Paradores, unique and luxurious Spanish hotels in beautiful locations. Starting and finishing point of the rail tour is Spain's capital Madrid.

The train

  • High-speed trains
  • Very comfortable
  • Travel back in time, a tour packed with cultural heritage


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Day to day

Day 1 - Toledo

The rail tour starts in the capital Madrid. Take the high-speed Avant train (2nd class only) to Toledo. Travel time: 33min. Toledo is a beautiful Medieval town on the Tagus River, nicknamed the 'Imperial City' and 'City of the three cultures'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's many cultural treasures.

Overnight stay in the Parador**** of Toledo, with awesome views of town. The Parador, with swimming pool, is quietly situated. To visit the city it is recommended to take a taxi, which costs approx €8 for a single journey.

It is possible to add train tickets to Spain to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

Day 2 - Cuenca

Continue the rail tour by taking a high-speed train to Cuenca (via Madrid). Travel time: 2h10min. Cuenca is a stunning city, famous for its Casas Colgadas (hanging houses) which are listed on UNESCO's world heritage list.

Overnight stay in the wonderful Parador**** of Cuenca, a former monastery. The Parador is spectacularly situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Huécar Gorge, with stunning views across the river towards town. The old centre of Cuenca can be reached by a pedestrian bridge across the gorge. The Parador has a charming patio and an excellent restaurant. The beautifully decorated rooms are located in the old buildings of the former monastery.

Day 3 - Avila

Take the AVE or MD (2nd class only) train to Avila (via Madrid). Travel time: 3h20min. The impressive city walls of Avila enclose the centre entirely and are the most complete fortifications in Spain. The old town, packed with churches, is a lovely place to get lost.

The Parador**** of Avila is located directly next to the famous city walls, putting you close to the city's most beautiful spots. Quiet and stylish Parador.

Day 4 - Segovia

Travel from Avila via Valladolid to Segovia by MD (2nd class only) or AVE train. It is possible to have a longer stop in Valladolid to have a look around town. Travel time: 2h15min. For many travellers, Segovia is the absolute highlight of the rail tour. Visit the stunning and immense Roman aquaduct, the Alcazar de Segovia castle and the beautiful cathedral.

Overnight stay in the modern Parador**** of Segovia, quietly situated just outside the old town. Enjoy the swimming pool and the wonderful panoramic views.

Day 5

The last day of the rail tour takes you back to Madrid. There is an hourly connection by Avant or Alvia train. Travel time: 30min.

It is possible to add train tickets to another domestic or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

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  • Train pass for all journeys which are part of the rail tour
  • Seat reservations (when possible)
  • 4 Nights in Paradores: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included.
  • Day to day itinerary

  • Taxi in Toledo, Cuenca, Avila and Segovia: train station to hotel approx €12 one way


A Parador is a luxurious state-run hotel in Spain. Sometimes the Paradores are specifically built as hotels. More often though, stunning old buildings are transformed into Paradores to accommodate tourists and keep the cultural heritage alive. Numerous castles, monasteries and haciendas have been turned into a Parador in recent years.


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking
  • Overnight stays in other cities (also outside Spain) before or after rail tour can be added as well

Discounts / Surcharges

  • Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount
  • Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount
  • Please indicate your date of birth when making a booking so that the right price is being calculated

  • Single room €198


  • Daily departure

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Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Double Room

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Double Room

Book an additional night (or nights) in either Madrid or Barcelona prior to or after the rail tour.

from €63 p.p.

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Single Room

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Single Room

Book an additional night (or nights) in either Madrid or Barcelona prior to or after the rail tour.

from € 119