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14 night Extremadura twin centre escape

Explore beautiful Extremadura including stunning natural parks, quiet walking trails, charming towns and more!

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£1,609pp
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14 night Extremadura twin centre escape

£1,609pp

Duration

14 nights

Availabllty

02/10/2023-16/10/2023

Departing from

Seville

Explore the beautiful Spanish region of Extremadura on this 14 night twin centre escape from just £1,609pp!

Extremadura has it all from stunning natural beauty, incredible UNESCO-listed towns and monuments, fantastic cuisine and so much more. Explore it all on this 14 night trip using a hire car and we promise it’ll be a trip you’ll remember forever!

Price includes 4* B&B hotel accommodation, car hire, ATOL protection, and a free £161 donation to the charity of your choice!

Flights are not included but can be easily added as a supplement to your trip on request by our team of travel experts, along with an extension of your trip if you would prefer to stay in Madrid for longer.

About Extremadura

Extremadura is a region of contrasts where you’ll be able to visit exceptionally incredible historical sites, enjoy a whole host of natural landscapes, and sample one of Spain’s most highly-prized cured hams.

Extremadura has three sites which have UNESCO World Heritage designation. In Mérida, its capital, visitors should not miss exploring its archaeological site, which every summer is used as the venue for a major theatre festival. The historic quarter of the city of Cáceres is also well worth a visit, as is the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe in the surrounding area.

Another of Extremadura’s attractions is its spectacular scenery, always a particular favourite with birdwatchers. Highlights include the Monfragüe National Park, the Jerte valley and the region’s characteristic wooded pastures. A visit to the Jerte valley is highly recommended in spring when the cherry trees are in blossom and the valleys are clothed in a blanket of white.

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About Spain

Get off the beaten track and discover unforgettable Spain when you take your next trip with Charitable Travel! On your next visit to glorious Spain embrace the unexpected and discover authentic local traditions, explore a stunning variety of natural landscapes, and take a walk on the wild side by embracing adventure and active experiences to explore Spain in a whole new way.

Even if you’ve travelled to Spain before we promise that you’ll discover something new on our expertly curated itineraries designed to immerse you in the country’s incredible heritage. From Spain’s majestic architecture spanning Medieval to Modernist, and Christian to Islamic influences, its rich traditions of Carnival and religious processions, its outsized influence on the art and culture of Europe and its delicious cuisine, in Spain you’re sure to be enriched and enlivened every day of your trip. Lively local celebrations take place all year round in Spain including Carnival every February, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to feast and celebrate with the locals.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Day of Arrival

Arrive at Seville Airport, collect your hire car and drive to Llerena (131 km, 1 hr 30 min). Your first Hospederia (hotel) is in a marvellous nineteenth-century stately home in the charming town of Llerena, in the Badajoz province of Extremadura, Spain.

Overnight at Hospederia Mirador de Llerena.

Day 2-7 Llerena and Extremadura

Your Hospederia is a short walk to the central square of Leleran (Plaza Mayor) and a very good base from which to explore both the town on foot and the surrounding area and neighbouring Zafra by car. Merida with its spectacular Roman ruins is an hour’s drive north. The landscape around Llerena is one of rolling hills and vast plains of cereals and Dehesas, being enormous areas of cork oaks, holm oaks and olive trees with some sweet chestnuts. Some of the oaks are centuries old. This wild region is, of course, the home of the black pig which, for the final three months of its life – between October and December – is allowed to roam free and eat the holm oak acorns. The resultant ‘Jamon Iberico Puro Bellota’ is a unique and much sought-after ham that can retail at over £1,500 for a leg in the UK but is much more reasonably priced if purchased locally. The farming of black pigs is one of the main industries of the region which takes great pride in the production of these much sought-after hams.

Overnight at Hospederia Mirador de Llerena.

Day 8 – Transfer to Monfragüe National Park

It is a two-and-a-half-hour drive north from Llerena to the Hospederia Parque de Monfragüe. A relatively new building of traditional materials, the hotel is ideally located right outside the magnificent Monfragüe National Park. The park is known for its incredible natural scenery and landscapes with everything from lush forests, rolling hills, majestic mountains and quaint streams running off its two main rivers, the Tajo and the Tiétar. The park can be explored in a variety of ways with three self-guided walking routes graded by difficulty, two car routes through the park which include stops at its main viewpoints, and the option to explore on horseback, bikes and on guided tours on the weekend. While out in the park you’ll be able to see an incredible variety of wildlife, and the park is especially known for bird watching.

Overnight at the Hospederia Parque de Monfragüe.

Day 9-14 – Days at leisure

The Hospedeira de Monfrague is a perfect base from which to explore. Its position, 57 km from Caceres, 41 km from Trujillo and 42 km from Plasencia means you can stay in the wilds of the park yet be within an hour’s drive of three of the most beautiful towns in Spain over your five-day stay. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Caceres, with its blend of Roman, Moorish, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture; the remarkable castle of Trujillo; or, why not drive to Plasencia and savour some of the best food at the Parador, surrounded by impressive ancient walls.

Overnight at the Hospederia Parque de Monfragüe.

Day 15 – Day of Departure

The final day’s drive to Madrid Airport will take 2 hrs and 40 mins (269 km) where you will catch your return flight to the UK.

Accommodation

Hospederia Mirador de Llerena

Gorgeous Hospederia Mirador de Llerena is a quaint 4* hotel set in a beautiful nineteenth-century stately home with lavish furnishings and a central location in the charming town of Llerena. The hotel features the award-winning Doña Mariana restaurant. Rooms at the hotel feature air conditioning, safes, wifi and television with a variety of room sizes to choose from. Hotel amenities include a pool and lush garden, a comfortable lounge, a small library, a Spa with a jacuzzi and sauna, and scenic lookout points from the top two floors of the hotel which include gorgeous views of the town.

Hospederia Parque de Monfragüe

4* Hospederia Parque de Monfragüeis perfectly situated right outside the magnificent Monfragüe National Park making it the perfect base to explore the park along with the stunning UNESCO-listed historical towns and cities of Extremadura. All rooms at the hotel feature air conditioning, a safe, TV and WiFi while the hotel boasts amenities including a gym and spa, a relaxing lounge, a tennis court, a pool and an incredible astronomical viewpoint! The hotel’s Paradise of the Senses Restaurant has excellent food and wine, and also features jaw-dropping views over the national park with its large wall-to-wall windows.

Price correct as of 11Jan23

Bed & Breakfast
4* B&B Hotel accommodation
Hire car
ATOL protection
And a free £161 donation to the charity of your choice
Flights are not included but can easily be added by our team of travel experts on request
Prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Prices are not live and are subject to change at any time. Where applicable prices include any advertised discounts. Holidays are subject to availability and tour operator/supplier’s booking conditions apply. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without notice. The latest price/availability and operator details will be confirmed at the time of inquiry – ask for more information. The donation amount is calculated at the final sale and as such may not reflect the figure shown here. A minimum 5% donation is required to receive a maximum 5% discount.

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