Madrid is the capital of Spain, known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. The city offers a unique blend of old and modern, with historical landmarks like the Royal Palace and modern attractions like the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. From art museums to shopping districts, Madrid is a hub of activity and excitement for locals and visitors alike.
Toledo, Spain is a historic city rich in culture, art and architecture. Known as the “City of Three Cultures” for its blend of Christian, Muslim and Jewish influences, Toledo offers a unique and breathtaking experience for visitors.
Segovia is a charming Spanish city located northwest of Madrid, renowned for its ancient Roman aqueduct, magnificent Gothic Cathedral, and stunning castle ruins. This historic city is an architectural marvel and a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year.
Pamplona is a city in northern Spain that is famous for its annual bull run, known as the Running of the Bulls. This traditional event draws thousands of visitors every year to witness the excitement and thrill of the run, as runners test their courage by navigating the narrow streets with a herd of angry bulls in pursuit. It is a celebration of bravery, culture, and Spanish heritage that is not to be missed.
The trips offered by UNUSUAL EXPEDITION are renowned for their efficiency in delivering a wealth of experiences in a brief amount of time. The excursions are designed to condense a variety of themes into a single journey. The upcoming tour will follow this same approach. The daily photography locations will be determined based on the weather and lighting conditions on each day.
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On the first day of our Spain San Fermin Festival Photo Tour, you will step off the plane and into the heart of Madrid. With a full day of free time ahead of you, you will have the opportunity to get to know this vibrant city at your own pace. Whether you choose to stroll through the bustling streets, visit local museums, or simply take in the sights, you will be making memories to last a lifetime.
As the day comes to a close, we will come together as a group for a special dinner at the Azotea del Círculo. This rooftop restaurant offers a breathtaking view of Madrid that you won't want to miss. From here, you will be able to see the city in all its glory, from sunrise to sunset.
The Azotea del Círculo is not just any ordinary restaurant, but rather a privilege to dine at. It is located on the rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, a prestigious cultural center that has been making a difference in the art world for over 140 years. You will not only be enjoying a delicious meal, but also immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Madrid.
And, just when you thought the day couldn't get any better, we will have an activity that's just perfect for photographers. Get ready to capture the stunning blue hour sunset over Madrid, right from the rooftop restaurant. With your camera ready and the city lights twinkling in the background, you will be creating stunning photos that will be treasured forever. So, pack your best lenses and get ready for a truly unforgettable first day in Madrid.
We began our day early, as we set off to witness the sunrise at the Great Pond of El Retiro. This spot was a popular destination even among locals, who often come here to sunbathe or take a leisurely row in the boats. We made our way to the front of the Alfonso XII monument, where the sun rises behind the statue, casting beautiful rays of sunbeams and creating a stunning effect.
After admiring the sunrise, we headed back to our hotel for breakfast. Our next stop was the Catedral de la Almudena, which had taken over a century to build. Despite starting construction in 1879, the façade was only completed in 1960 and was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993. The delay was due to the Spanish Civil War and changes in architects. The interior of the cathedral had a Neo-Gothic appeal, making it a unique and beautiful landmark in Spain.
Next, we visited the Royal Palace of Madrid, located next to the Catedral de la Almudena. This neoclassical structure serves as the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family and is one of the most important Baroque palaces in the country.
For lunch, we headed to the historic Restaurante Botín, which is the oldest restaurant in the world, founded in 1725. We indulged in traditional cuisine, capturing the delicious flavors in our food photography.
In the afternoon, we made our way to the Plaza Mayor, a town square located at the heart of Madrid. This was a great place to relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the city. We watched street musicians and artists at work and even captured a portrait of King Philip III's statue.
As the day turned into night, we headed to the Tablao Flamenco Torres Bermejas for dinner and a live flamenco show. The evening was filled with vibrant energy and the tantalizing flavors of Spanish cuisine.
Finally, we ended our day with a visit to the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple originally from Nubia, now rebuilt in Madrid to preserve its rich history. The temple was a strange but beautiful sight in the city, providing a fitting end to our adventure-filled day.
We started our day at sunrise at Puerta del Sol, one of the busiest public squares in Madrid. The city skyline served as the perfect backdrop to the rising sun. You could take advantage of the bustling area and take some street photos. After breakfast at the hotel, we checked out and headed to Chinchón for a two-hour visit. We explored the municipality's Plaza Mayor, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Clock Tower, the Castle of the Counts, and Castillo de Casasola among other places.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we headed to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, one of the official residences of the Spanish Royal Family. Built in the 16th century, the palace showcases a wide range of designs, including Italian-inspired architecture, due to the different rulers over time.
Later in the evening, we checked into the Parador de Toledo Hotel for dinner. This luxurious and historic hotel offers the best panoramic view of Toledo and boasts magnificent staircases, elegant beams, and wooden floors.
We ended our day with a sunset at the viewpoint of Toledo City. Toledo is known as the “City of the Three Cultures” where Christians, Jews, and Muslims coexisted and the viewpoint gave us a breathtaking view of the city as the sun set over the horizon.
Today is an exciting day as we embark on a journey through two of Spain's most historically rich cities, Toledo and Segovia. We will start our day with a delicious breakfast before checking out of the hotel.
In Toledo, we will spend the morning roaming through the Old Town. As a World Heritage Site, Toledo is renowned for its monumental and cultural heritage, and you will have the opportunity to see the city's most famous buildings and monuments. From museums to cathedrals, synagogues to mosques, the Alcazar fortress to castles, there's no shortage of history to explore in this historic town.
We will take a break for lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Segovia. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel and get some rest before dinner. Our dinner tonight will be served at the renowned Mesón De Cándido, known for its traditional haute cuisine.
After dinner, we will visit the Segovia Aqueduct, just beside the restaurant. This ancient landmark has been providing water to the city for centuries, and its well-preserved structure is truly a sight to behold. With the night light illuminating the area and the clear night sky, the aqueduct will be a truly stunning sight to see.
After a long day of exploring and taking in all the sights and sounds, we will return to our hotel for a well-deserved rest. Get ready for another exciting day tomorrow!
We woke up early to catch the sunrise at the Alcázar de Segovia, a medieval castle that has been declared a World Heritage Site. As the sun rose, it illuminated the castle walls and made it look like it came straight out of a fairy tale. After admiring the castle, we walked around the streets of Segovia, taking in the sights and capturing memories through our cameras.
We then headed out for a simple lunch on the road as we made our way to Pamplona, enjoying the scenery and taking some much-needed rest. After four hours of travel, we arrived at our hotel in Pamplona and checked in.
Later in the evening, we headed to a family-owned restaurant for dinner. The restaurant served traditional local cuisine, sourced from the Navarrese orchard and the best meat and seafood from the country.
After a full day of adventures and great food, it's time for us to rest in the hotel and prepare for another exciting day ahead.
As we embark on our journey to the San Fermin festival in Spain, we are excited to witness the opening ceremony of this vibrant and bustling event. Our senses will be inundated with the energy and excitement of the crowds as we join in on the festivities.
As the day goes on, we will not be following any strict itinerary but rather, we will let ourselves fully immerse in the festival by following the activities and events that are scheduled for the day. With so much to see and do, we will be sure to stay busy.
For those who are hungry, we suggest you sample the local cuisine and delicacies as there will be no structured lunch plans. Instead, you will have the chance to taste the flavors of the festival and enjoy the unique food options available.
For those who are interested, you may choose to attend the bullfight at your own cost. But be warned, the opening day of the festival will be hectic, so it's best to be book in advance.
Don't forget to bring your cameras as there will be many opportunities to capture memories from this exciting day. With all the hustle and bustle of the opening day, it is recommended that you bring an extra battery for your cameras.
As the night draws in, we will gather for a delicious dinner at Restaurante El Mosquito, where we will enjoy a sumptuous meal and reflect on the experiences we had during the day. After a long and exciting day, we will retire to our hotel for a good night's rest, ready for another day of adventure and excitement at the San Fermin festival.
As we embark on the 7th day of our Spain San Fermin Festival Photo Tour, we are excited to start the day with a bang. We will rise and shine early in the morning on July 7 to catch the first bull run of the festival. The run is a thrilling experience, spanning 875 meters and usually lasting just 2 to 3 minutes, unless something unexpected happens.
We will make sure to position ourselves in the best possible spot to give you a clear view of the run and take stunning photos of the event in a safe environment. As we watch the bulls charge down Santo Domingo street and into the bullring arena, we will also have the opportunity to capture street performers, adding to the excitement of the day.
After the adrenaline-filled bull run, we head to a nearby hotel for a hearty breakfast. As we fuel up, we keep our eyes peeled for street performers that are sure to provide a feast for the senses. With new acts every hour, we never run out of opportunities to capture the vibrant spirit of the festival.
For lunch, we take a break and let you explore the city and find a place to dine at your leisure. Lunch is not included. As the day wears on, you may opt to rest and recharge in the hotel before we come together for dinner.
Our evening is spent at a 1-star Michelin restaurant that offers a culinary experience like no other. The menu is carefully curated to showcase the freshest and finest ingredients of the season. As we savor the flavors and soak in the ambiance, we conclude another incredible day of the Spain San Fermin Festival Photo Tour. And with tired eyes and full hearts, we retire to the hotel for a good night's rest.
Wake up early and join us as we experience the excitement of the 2nd bull run. This time, we will be positioned on a different balcony that will give you a new perspective and allow you to capture the thrill of the run from a different angle.
After our early morning adventure, we will return to the hotel to pack our bags and enjoy breakfast. As we check-out from the hotel, we embark on a long drive back to Madrid with a lunch stop along the way.
En route, we will take a detour to Valverde de los Arroyos, a small yet picturesque village in the province of Guadalajara. The village boasts of historic buildings made from slate, clay, and wood that will transport you back in time. We will visit the Church of San Idelfonso, Plaza Mayor, Museo Etnográfico, and the Hermitage of La Virgin de Gracia. If time permits, we will also visit the stunning Despeñalagua Waterfall located 15 minutes from the village.
To cap off a long day of adventure, we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a 2-star Michelin restaurant. Afterwards, it's time to rest and recharge in the hotel for another exciting day ahead.
We woke up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. After a delicious breakfast, it was time to relax and enjoy the rest of the morning. We had some free time to explore the area on our own until it was time to check out of the hotel.
Our tour came to an end and it was time to say goodbye. However, since everyone had different flight schedules, we needed to make arrangements for our own transfers to the airport. This meant that you would be covering the cost of getting to the airport on your own.
It was a bittersweet moment as we said goodbye to our fellow travelers and reminisced about the amazing experiences we shared together. We left with memories that would last a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for the beautiful places we visited.
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All meals as stated in itinerary
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