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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Madrid with British Airways. Transfer to the Melia Princesa (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 NH Salamanca (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 Cáceres Palacio (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 Parador de Mérida (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 Hacienda del Cardenal (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.Important information Locally escorted tour:
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour escort.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
From £555pp.Tailor-made travel
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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. The hotel has a long history, used formerly as a hospital and a prison before becoming a hotel. It combines tradition and comfort with good service and still holds a collection of Mudejar, Roman and Visigothic archaeological pieces.Features: 82 rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe, rooftop terrace, garden, fitness centre, sauna.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, Wi-Fi.
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. A number of facilities are available on site including a bar/lounge, concierge services and an indoor swimming pool.Features: 273 room & suites, swimming pool, restaurant. bar/lounge.<br>Room amenities: Minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes, air conditioning, Wi-Fi.
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. The property offers a number of facilities including a restaurant serving local cuisine, a bar/lounge and a swimming pool. Outside of the hotel, clients can easily explore this historic city, with several bars and restaurants within easy walking distance.Features: 27 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar/lounge, swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Television, telephone, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
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. Boasting a terrace in San Juan Square, the hotel's restaurant serves traditional local tapas and classic Spanish dishes, as well as international food. Located in the former stables, the bar offers views of the square and an extensive wine list. The spacious rooms are fresh and modern, while still retaining many of the building's original features.Features: 86 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, terrace.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, pillow menu, robe & slippers, Wi-Fi.
Low season from £5,490 per person
High season from £5,490 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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