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Cox and Kings Extremadura & the Heart of Spain
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  • Location
    Spain, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    8 Days
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Discover historic Extremadura on this 8-day Cox & Kings tour. One of Spain's least-visited provinces, yet it’s one full of rich culture, beautiful sights and delicious cuisine. Visit charming cities, uncovering incredible ancient palaces, ruins and churches. Not forgetting a full-day gastronomy tour to sample some of inland Spain's best food.

Tour Highlights
  • 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
  • 3, 4 & 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size (max 18 people)
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local guides in each destination
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Madrid

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Madrid with British Airways. Transfer to the Melia Princesa (or similar) for 1 night.

Day 2: Madrid to Segovia via 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 NH Salamanca (or similar) for 1 night.

Day 3: Salamanca to 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 Cáceres Palacio (or similar) for 1 night.

Day 4: Cáceres to 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 Parador de Mérida (or similar) for 2 nights.

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.

Day 6: Mérida to Toledo

The capital of Extremadura, Mérida was also formerly the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. See the extensive Roman ruins, which are some of the most impressive in all of Spain, including the Roman amphitheatre. Transfer to Guadalupe, a historic village with cobbled streets and traditional homes. Visit the Unesco-listed Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Continue to Toledo and stay at the Hacienda del Cardenal (or similar) for 2 nights.

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.

Day 8: Fly to London

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


Cáceres Palacio de Oquendo, Caceres

The Cáceres Palacio is a beautifully converted 16th-century palace located in the historic centre of Cáceres, next to the city's ancient Roman and Arab walls.

Hacienda del Cardenal, Toledo

Nestled in the heart of Toledo, Hacienda del Cardenal is a superior property with 27 rooms, all of which have been individually decorated in a classic style.

Hotel Melia Princesa, Madrid

Just a short distance from the Gran Via, Hotel Meliá Princesa is a superior property of 273 rooms. The hotel offers a range of uniquely Spanish touches including high quality local cuisine served in the restaurant

NH Palacio de Castellanos, Salamanca

The NH Palacio de Castellanos has an ideal location in the heart of the old part of the city, next to Plaza Mayor.

Parador de Merida, Merida

The Parador de Merida is located in the heart of the city of Merida in a former 18th-century convent set in a quiet square with orange trees.

Price Information

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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