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Don Quixote Tour

Tour Description

Take a fully guided adventure to the la Mancha region with our Don Quixote Tour. Have you ever fantasized of following in the steps of Don Quixote along his monumental journey with Sancho Panza to fight monsters in the form of Windmills? During this one day escape, we will visit an amazing Monastery of the region, the headquarters of Saint James´ Knights, the military order Cervantes belonged to, a typical and delicious cheese maker, Don Quixote windmills and a medieval castle, astonishingly, well preserved.

Throughout the day, we will be discussing the theme of Don Quixote, the time period, the way people thought during those 16th century times, their practices and Miguel Cervantes role in shaping and influencing a society with his political satire that mocked the ruling government of Spain.  In one day you get the full picture and we will also discuss the Don Quixote knights that Cervantes expands on. Our knowledgeable driver/guide will pick you up in Madrid in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and will return you at the end of the day.

  • Private Driver/Guide
  • Sedan, Minivan, Minibus or Bus, depending on the size of your group.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel, general commentary.
  • Visit cheese factory and taste Manchego cheese
  • Flexibility  to be able to stop and see points of interest
  • Groups of more than 9 people will also have a private guide at destination for 3h. (Guide available for additional cost to groups smaller than 9)
    • Great Monastery of Ucles, headquarters of Saint James Military Order
    • Picturesque windmills of La Mancha
    • Scenic drive through La Mancha landscape
    • Visit the well preserved castle of Belmonte
    • Delicious local cuisine of La Mancha

    Here is how the day will go:

    • 9:00 departure from madrid in car with driver
    • Visit Ucles fascinating Saint James order Monastery and headquarters
    • Visit cheese maker
    • Have a typical Manchego Lunch at a traditional Don Quixote Inn Restaurant
    • Visit the windmills of Don Quixote
    • Visit the Castle of Belmonte
    • Return to Madrid

      This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.

      As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our driver/guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you are an avid guitar player and would like to see where guitars are made.

      Duration: 9-10h
      Start: Typically 9am
      Start point: Your hotel or accommodation
      Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

      Traditional meal at Don Quixote Restaurant and Entrances not included, count 25pp aprox

      This tour does not work on Monday when castle closes or Sunday

      Other information
      We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

      The order of Santiago or Saint James is one of the  that important knights who fought the Moors and Cervantes made fun of this in his book, Don Quixote. That justifies going to see this amazing monastery of Ucles that has so much history.

      La Mancha, or the dry land is the area described in most of the book as it is the place where Don Quixote and Sancho lived.

      The history of Castilla La Mancha is vast.  It´s origins, start during the rule of the Moors from the 8th to the 14th centuries and the name La Mancha was actually given by the former rulers describing the arid land or dry land that made up the region.  

      Famed as the region used in Miguel Cervantes book, Don Quixote, we will follow the route and discover some of the gems that make it so unique including the rich soil and climate that produces some of the best wine and olive oil in the country.

      Tour Type : Private Day Trip
      Price per Group
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      Group Size:
      $450.00

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      As former guides of Rick Steves Europe through the back door, Jennifer and Carlos pride themselves on years of experience taking groups around Spain and Portugal. While still guiding, Carlos Galvin who was born in Madrid, started ¨Letango Tours¨, specializing in Luxury Travel and Guiding services in Spain. Jennifer, his wife, who is from Seattle Washington, has been guiding and organizing tours and itineraries around Spain and Portugal for more than 15 years.

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      Carlos and Jennifer Galvin
      Cofounders of Letango Tours

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