Depart your sophisticated city stay in Madrid for the UNESCO world heritage site of El Escorial. With your local expert you’ll explore the intricacies of this iconic 16th century complex, comprised of a royal palace, monastery, basilica, library, and college. Be chauffeured to the ancient city of Salamanca to discover the charms of its UNESCO Old City, home to Spain’s oldest university dating back to the 13th century, and the stunningly Baroque Plaza Mayor. Lunch will be enjoyed at a historic restaurant noted for its traditional flavors and elegant service, before admiring the Gothic and Baroque architecture of the city’s Catedral Nueva built during the 16th and 18th centuries. This evening, you’ll check-in at your stunning five-star hacienda nestled in Salamanca’s wine country.