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Brand-New, Eight-Day Escorted Tour In The Heart Of Spain

Extremadura & the Heart of Spain

Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Madrid

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Madrid with British Airways. Transfer to the Hotel Catalonia Goya (or similar) for 1 night. (N)

Day 2: Madrid – Segovia – Avila – Salamanca

Travel from Madrid to Salamanca via the Unesco world heritage cities of Segovia and Avila. Walking tour of Segovia including the first-century Roman aqueduct. Continue to Avila, one of the oldest cities in Spain. Walking tour round the 14-metre-high walls that date back to the 11th century. Transfer to Salamanca and stay at the Sercotel Puerta de la Catedral (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Day 3: Salamanca – Cáceres

Half-day walking tour of Salamanca’s historic city centre including Plaza Mayor, one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Spain; the cathedral; and the University Building, which is the oldest in the Hispanic world, founded in 1134. Time at leisure before transferring to Cáceres. Stay at Exe Agora Cáceres (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Day 4: Cáceres – Mérida

Half-day walking tour of Cáceres, one of the most charming cities in Extremadura. Explore a maze of narrow, cobbled streets that twist and turn amongst ancient palaces, mansions, arches and churches. From the defence walls enjoy views of the turrets, spires and gargoyles that have watched over the city for almost a millennium. In the evening, drive to Mérida and stay at the Hotel Velada (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 5: Rural Extremadura

Full-day gastronomy tour to discover some of Extremadura’s best known delicacies. The first stop is the Iberian Ham Museum in Monesterio to learn about the history of this mouthwatering cured meat. Continue to a cellar and drying house to learn about the drying process before enjoying a tasting of the ham with cheese and two wines. Lunch in Aracena, a typical whitewashed village. Evening visit to the Aracena caves to view their extraordinary rock formations and underground lagoons. Return to Mérida. (B, L)

Day 6: Mérida – Toledo

Your day will begin with a city tour of Merida including the extensive Roman ruins, which are some of the most impressive in all of Spain, highlights include the ancient theatre, Los Milagros aqueduct and the longest Roman bridge still in regular use in Europe. A visit to the impressive National Museum of Roman Art is also included in the tour. You will then depart the city for Toledo, stay at the Sercotel Renacimiento (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 7: Toledo

Full day to explore this historic city, formerly the capital of Spain and a city where Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted peacefully, forming a unique culture. Morning tour of the main sights including the 13th-century gothic cathedral, Alcázar and Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, followed by time at leisure. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London

Morning transfer to the airport, approximately one hour from Toledo, and fly to London with British Airways. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Extremadura & the Heart of Spain

Group Tour| General Interest

8 Days & 7 Nights

 

From £1,995 per person

Beyond the busy shores of the Mediterranean and Andalucía's well-trodden tourist trail lies Extremadura, one of Spain's least-visited provinces but certainly one full of surprises. It hides some of the best preserved historic cities in the country along with delicious cuisine, in particular Iberian ham. This tour also takes in the three Unesco-listed cites of Segovia, Salamanca and Toledo.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Ham & wine tasting at a cellar door
  • Visit to the Iberian Ham Museum in Monesterio
  • Explore the Aracena caves
  • Small group size - maximum 18 people

What's Included:

  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • * Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • * Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
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Terms and Conditions

Agent for Cox & Kings, ATOL protected tour operator, ATOL 2881. Prices are from prices, per person based on 2 adults sharing a twin room for 7 nights with meals included as shown in the description on the Extremadura & the Heart of Spain tour . Price includes economy flights as stated departing from London on 18 September 2022 & prices also available for 23 September & 9 October 2022 and includes all applicable taxes & fuel surcharges. Details are correct at the time of print and are subject to change and limited availability. Price shown includes all advertised savings & the inclusions as shown in the description. Operator terms & conditions apply.