Posted by on Aug 27, 2013


Travel Arrangements by Mina Tours Inc. 101 Amber St, Unit #3, Markham, ON, L3R 3B2 Tel: 905- 475-5388 / 416-846-6691 Fax: 905-475-8599

Arrival Madrid drives to the hotel and overnight.

Depart towards the city of Salamanca, Spain. Salamanca is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. A Panoramic City tour, including the grand Plaza Mayor, the vast Baroque church of La Clerecía; the Casa de las Con-chas (House of Shells), named after the rows of carved scallop shells symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago which decorate its façade; the cathedrals; the Roman Bridge; San Marcos and San Martin churches. Overnight Salamanca.

Depart towards Alba de Tormes village, visit the Carmelite Monastery, where St Teresa died and was buried. In the little museum of the Carmelite Monastery we will see the incorrupt heart and left arm of the St. Teresa, continue our journey to Ávila. The two  most distinguished attractions of Ávila; is the perfectly preserved eleventh-century walls and the mystic writer Santa Teresa, who was born here and has a shrine of Santa Teresa, the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church and this city is dedicated to her. Visit the Incarnation Convent, where St. Teresa became a nun and home to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life. After walking in the footsteps of St. Teresa we will depart towards Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Overnight Burgos.

Depart Burgos for Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Visit the 17th-century Basilica dedicated to St. Ignatius and the family home which is behind the sanctuary. Free time.

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