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Lead Price
From £1895pp
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Journey through the Heart of Spain

Take a journey through Spain's cultural heartland and explore a selection of historic regions full of surprises. On this tour, experience some of the best-preserved medieval cities in the country along with delicious local delicacies. You also take in the three UNESCO-listed cities of Segovia, Salamanca and Toledo.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Madrid
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Fly to Madrid

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Madrid with British Airways. Transfer to the historic city of Salamanca and stay at Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor (or similar) for 2 nights. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

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

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor
DAY 2: Segovia - Ávila
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Segovia - Ávila

Walking tour of Segovia, including its first century Roman aqueduct. Continue to Ávila, one of the oldest cities in Spain. Take a walking tour around the 14-metre-high walls, which date back to the 11th century. At the conclusion of the tour, return to Salamanca. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor
DAY 3: Salamanca & Mérida
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Salamanca & Mérida

Half-day walking tour of Salamanca's historic city centre, including the Plaza Mayor, one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Spain; the cathedral; and the university, which - founded in 1134 - is the oldest in the Hispanic world. Depart Salamanca for Merida, pausing en-route to visit the Monastery of Yuste, once home to the Habsburg Emperor Charles V. Check in at the Parador de Merida (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, D)

Accommodation: Parador de Merida
DAY 4: Cáceres
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Cáceres

Half-day walking tour of Cáceres, one of the most charming cities in Extremadura. Explore the 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. (B, D)

 

Accommodation: Parador de Merida
DAY 5: Aracena
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Aracena

Full-day gastronomy tour to discover some of Spain's best-loved delicacies. Drive to the scenic Sierra de Aracena on the northern edge of Andalucía. Continue to a cellar and drying house to learn about the drying process before enjoying a tasting of the ham with two wines. Conclude in Aracena, a typical whitewashed village, with a visit to its caves and Ham Museum. Return to Mérida. (B)

Accommodation: Parador de Merida
DAY 6: Mérida - Toledo
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Mérida - Toledo

Today it is the capital of Extremadura, but Mérida was also once the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. See the extensive Roman ruins - some of Spain's most impressive - including the amphitheatre. Continue to Toledo, pausing en route to visit the picturesque village of Trujillo. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Maria Cristina (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Maria Cristina
DAY 7: Toledo
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Toledo

Half-day tour to explore this historic city, formerly the capital of Spain and where Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted peacefully - as reflected by its interesting mix of historical buildings. Morning tour of the main sights, including the 13th-century gothic cathedral, St Tome Church and Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, followed by time at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a farewell drink at your hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Maria Cristina
DAY 8: Fly to London
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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.

DAY 1: Fly to Madrid
- +

Fly to Madrid

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Madrid with British Airways. Transfer to the historic city of Salamanca and stay at Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor (or similar) for 2 nights. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

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

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor
DAY 2: Segovia - Ávila
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Segovia - Ávila

Walking tour of Segovia, including its first century Roman aqueduct. Continue to Ávila, one of the oldest cities in Spain. Take a walking tour around the 14-metre-high walls, which date back to the 11th century. At the conclusion of the tour, return to Salamanca. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor
DAY 3: Salamanca & Mérida
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Salamanca & Mérida

Half-day walking tour of Salamanca's historic city centre, including the Plaza Mayor, one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Spain; the cathedral; and the university, which - founded in 1134 - is the oldest in the Hispanic world. Depart Salamanca for Merida, pausing en-route to visit the Monastery of Yuste once home to the Habsburg Emperor Charles V. Check in at the Parador de Merida (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, D)

Accommodation: Parador de Merida
DAY 4: Cáceres
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Cáceres

Half-day walking tour of Cáceres, one of the most charming cities in Extremadura. Explore the 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. (B, D)

 

Accommodation: Parador de Merida
DAY 5: Aracena
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Aracena

Full-day gastronomy tour to discover some of Spain's best-loved delicacies. Drive to the scenic Sierra de Aracena on the northern edge of Andalucía. Continue to a cellar and drying house to learn about the drying process before enjoying a tasting of the ham with two wines. Conclude in Aracena, a typical whitewashed village, with a visit to its caves and Ham Museum. Return to Mérida. (B)

 

Accommodation: Parador de Merida
DAY 6: Mérida & Toledo
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Mérida & Toledo

Today it is the capital of Extremadura, but Mérida was also once the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. See the extensive Roman ruins - some of Spain's most impressive - including the amphitheatre. Continue to Toledo, pausing en route to visit the picturesque village of Trujillo. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Maria Cristina (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Maria Cristina
DAY 7: Toledo
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Toledo

Half-day tour to explore this historic city, formerly the capital of Spain and where Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted peacefully - as reflected by its interesting mix of historical buildings. Morning tour of the main sights, including the 13th-century gothic cathedral, St Tome Church and Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, followed by time at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a farewell drink at your hotel. (B)

 

Accommodation: Hotel Maria Cristina
DAY 8: Fly to London
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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.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Taste Iberian ham in a traditional cellar
  • Stay in well-located, characterful properties
  • Visit the Monastery of Yuste, once the home of Emperor Charles V
  • Admire Merida's Roman ruins, arguably the most impressive outside of Italy

Important information

Locally escorted tour
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour escort.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

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
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size (max 18 people)
  • Direct International flights with British Airways
  • 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • Welcome dinner to meet your group & tour manager

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £6,195 | Guide price month: October

High season from £6,295 | Guide price month: May

Single supplement from £395

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