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Extremadura Unesco

Tour Details

FLY & DRIVE

EXTREMADURA UNESCO SITES

Starting point:
Barajas Airport or train station
Finishing point:
Barajas Airport or train station

DATE:
All year round

DURATION:
8 DAYS

PRICE:
659€ p.p. in a double room sharing base
120€ Single supplement

Culturally, Extremadura is rich with the legacy of the various civilizations that have prevailed in the Iberian Peninsula. Its cuisine, festivals and local traditions have survived the centuries and still form part of everyday life. This 8 days trip, will allow traveller to discover Historical towns and villages, where the legacy from the past is still visible today.

This tour offer the opportunity to visit four UNESCO sites, within the same Spain region and implies a considerable walking time while visiting archaeological site and exploring the cobbled streets of some villages, please be sure of a minimum level of fitness.

Recommended visiting period: January, February. March, April, May, June, September, October, November.

Others: Comfortable shoes, Camera, Notebook, Prismatic.

Day 1. Arrival in Madrid – Trujillo. 269 km.

Collect your car from the arranged rental car office at the fixed time, and drive on A-5 toward Trujillo.
Night in Trujillo.

Day 2. Trujillo – Guadalupe. 80 km.

In the morning, collect your audio guide (option included) to start a walking tour of Trujillo stunning old town. Recommend to climb up to the castle, the walk is steep but well worth it, to view the roofs of Churches, Palaces and Convents of the monumental town, as well as, viewing large granite boulders and the plains that surround Trujillo.

In the afternoon take the Ex-208, toward Guadalupe a historic village, with cobbled streets and traditional homes, filled with valuable monuments, like the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, declared by UNESCO, World Heritage Site in 1993. One of the best examples of peninsular Mudejar art.

Night in Trujillo.

Day 3.Trujillo – Mérida – Cáceres. 88 km.

Departure with luggage and take A-5 to Mérida. This town was founded by the Romans in the year 25 B, named the capital of large Lusitania territory. Visit the Roman Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida (ticket included), declared world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993.

In the afternoon continue to Zafra, one of the Extremadura most charming village, called little Seville, which has always been an important trade center. A visit to plaza Grande and Plaza Chica and walk around manor houses, convent and churches.

Night in Cáceres.

Day 4. Cáceres- Barruecos – Alcántara. 67km.

In the morning walking in Caceres’s old town,(optional guided visit) which boast one of the most impressive artistic and monumental collection of buildings, and one of the best preserved of Europe, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

Continue to “los Barruecos” the area with huge granite boulder and incredibly beautiful and bizarre nature reserve. Included a visit to Vostell museum, built in1976 where the wool washing used to be in 1976.
Lovely “cafeteria” outside de Museum.

Afternoon drive on EX-207 to Alcántara, old main headquarter on the military order that offer an interesting collection of heritage building, like San Benito convent (visit included). It’s impressive Roman Bridge, which was built in the time of the Emperor Trajan, and a gateway to the International Tajo Natural Park.

Night in Caceres.

Day 5. Day Off.

Today time off in Cáceres, to enjoy other cultural visit, walk around old town, or have a gastronomy day in one the famous restaurant.
*Please see our list for optional activities during this day.

Night in Cáceres.

Day 6. Plasencia – Yuste Monastery – Torrejón el Rubio. 116 km.

Departure with luggage to Plasencia, surrounded by a powerful wall, erected when Alfonso VIII of Castile founded it in 1186. We must highlight its Cathedral, with the magnificent sculptures/carvings/engravings of its choir, and the Plaza Mayor.

Continue to Royal Monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste, European heritage label, located in the Valley of La Vera. The building is an exceptional example of Renaissance architecture in Spain.

Admission entrance included.

Return through La Vera Valley toward the hotel in Torrejon.

Day 7. Monfragüe National Park. 6km.

In the morning, take the EX-208 into Monfragüe National Park, a fine example of Mediterranean Brushwood landscape.

It was declared National Park in 2007 and labeled as a Biosphere Reserve in 2003 by UNESCO, and is undoubtedly one of the largest and best conserved Mediterranean forest areas in the world.

Stop in the car park area, and walk up to the Cave, entrance included. Continue to the Castle, optional, or return back and drive to the village, villa Real de San Carlos.

Night in Torrejon.

Day 8. Departure day.

This morning, driving back to Madrid Barajas airport. Go to the rental office to return the car, at the arranged time. Please do not forget to take all your belongings with you, before heading to Airport for your check in.

Accommodation is based on tree location within Extremadura and different type of hotels

Trujillo: 2 nights at hotel in town 4**** with Breakfast included.

Cáceres: 3 nights in Apartment self catering, located in the old quarter of town.

Torrejón el Rubio: 2 night in hotel Hospedería 4**** with breakfast included.

What’s included in your holiday price:
1 week car rental with full coverage insurance
7 nights’ accommodation
4 buffed breakfasts
Visit to Cave in Monfrague
Trujillo audio guide
Entrance to Vostell Museum
Entrance to Roman Archaeological Ensemble of Merida
Entrance to Royal Monastery of Yuste

What’s not included in your holiday price:
Flights are not included. We are able to offer flight arrangements from any airport to Madrid Barajas or any other destination within Spain. Please contact us and we will be happy to help with your travelling details.
Expenses of a personal nature
Meals not listed on the program
Alcoholic drinks
Personal insurance

Kilometres on the everyday itinerary are one way to the location point.

Once trip has been booked, clients will receive:

  • Car rental confirmation booking
  • A full itinerary detail
  • Hotel indications
  • Admission fees to museum and monument included