Medieval Private Tour in Navarre: Castles and Monasteries


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Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 4.5 feet tall

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Japanese (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Monastery of Leire, Castle of Javier, Royal Palace of Olite and Ujue Church-fortress

Our first stop will be Ujue church-fortress, where we will visit one of the most important and impressive fortification of Navarre. I will introduce you to its history and the importance of its location in the Kingdom of Navarra, its amazing views covering most of the former Kingdom.

Then we go to Olite. In this beautiful village of Navarre, we will walk along its streets; we will enjoy its Santa María la Real Façade; the architecture of its old Palace, and of course, we will enter into the famous Royal Palace of Olite to visit it, where I will give you a private guided tour.

After having lunch we will visit the Monastery of Leyre, known to have been built before the 9th Century. Many of the Kings of Navarre are buried here, good proof of the importance of this place in the History of Navarra.

Finally, we visit the Castle of Javier, where St Francis Xabier was born in 1506.



Ujue, Church-Fortres

Olite Royal Palace

Lunch (not included)

Castle of Javier

Monastery of Leire


Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your accommodation

End location: Same

Duration: 10 hours


Private air conditioned transport for up to 4 people. Possibility of organizing this tour for up to 8 people. Contact for details.

What’s Included

Hotel/Airport pick up and drop off. Ask details about other cities such as San Sebastian, Pamplona, Logroño-Rioja, Vitoria, ...

Entrance fees.

Private air conditioned transport and all transport expenses, such as toll roads, petrol & parking fees.

English, Spanish and Basque speaking local and private guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 eur - In case you want to drink or eat something during the visit.

What’s Extra

Lunch is not included. Once booked, I will give you some options, and in case you need it, I could book a restaurant for you.

Option of visiting The Wine Museum in Olite (ask for details and price).

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One of the best tours ever- Out of the normal tourist areas for foreigners, and worth every euro. I highly recommend this tour and this guide.
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