Things to do in Extremadura

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4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

1. 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

Discover the sights and sounds of Portugal on a 4-day package tour from Madrid, crossing the scenic region of Extremedura en route to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Learn about the Spanish conqusitadors at Trujillo, and the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in Belem. See old trams on the streets of Alfama, and learn about the apperance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima. Accommodation will be at a 4-star hotel in central Lisbon, with optional evening activities and day tours for your pleasure. Day 1: Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon Depart Madrid at 08:00 and drive through the scenic Extremadura region of Spain, stopping in historic Trujillo to discover a city enriched by the Spanish conquistadors. You will have time to wander the city center to see stunning medieval and Renaissance buildings, such as the main Plaza Mayor, where an equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro stands guard. Continue across the border to Portugal, and check in to the 4-star Hotel Lutecia on arrival in Lisbon. Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus, the Portuguese capital is a delight to explore at night. You can join an optional fado show to experience the typically melancholic folk songs of Portugal, or relax on your own at leisure. Day 2: Lisbon Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Marvel at the medieval Castle of São Jorge, overlooking the Alfama from its hilltop location, and see old trams trundling down the cobblestone streets. Continue to Belem, dominated by the fortress Tower of Belem and ornate Monastery of Los Jeronimos. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure, or take an optional excursion to the fairytale palaces of Sintra, and the glorious beaches and resorts of the Estoril Coast and Cascais. Day 3: Lisbon - Fatima - Lisbon Today you will visit one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Portugal on a day trip to Fatima. Learn the story of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children as they tended their flock in the Cova da Iria. You will be free to explore sites such as the Sanctuary of Fátima and Chapel of the Apparitions. See the mosaics and stained glass windows of the Basilica, and enjoy some quiet time in the Holy Trinity Church. Return to Lisbon for your overnight stay. Day 4: Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid Depart Lisbon and re-cross the border with Spain en route to Madrid. Stop at the historic walled city of Caceres, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 for its beautiful mix of Roman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Discover some of the 30 remaining Islamic towers, and glorious Renaissance palaces, as you wander the narrow streets at leisure. Continue to Madrid for the end of tour services.

Vila Viçosa: Guided Marble Art and Archaeology Tour

2. Vila Viçosa: Guided Marble Art and Archaeology Tour

Start the tour in the center of Vila Viçosa, the Portuguese Marble Capital. It's one of the most stunning villages in the country and marble can be found everywhere. Join a local guide who will introduce you to the entire marble industry: from the ground selection strategies to a variety of the final art pieces. Learn why there is such an unforgettable and unique landscape totally shaped by the opening of the marble quarries through the centuries. Then, visit a quarry and see the marble extraction taking place and notice how dangerous it is. Because the marble isn't ready to be applied right after the extraction, you can also expect a visit to one of many factories where the marble will get the final shape before being sent to the market. You will also visit an artisan workshop to watch the handmade shaping of the marble. The different colors of Portugueses marble have been appreciated since the Romans were the rulers of the Iberian Peninsula, and since then the Alentejo marble was used and exported to the whole world mainly from the quarries of this small but cozy town.

From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

3. From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

1 DAY. Tour to Cachi: Delight the amazing Cuesta del Obispo and take a panoramic photo. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Quebrada del Escoipe. Visit Los Cardones National Park. Discover Cachi, a colonial town that remains as if stopped in time. visit the square and the church. 2 DAY. Tour to Salinas Grandes: Visit Purmamarca Town with his Seven Colours Hill and visit the local market. Take cool pictures in the magnificent Salinas Grandes. Stop in the ride of the Colorados. You choose the dates, but the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the agency

Cáceres: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting with Local Guide

4. Cáceres: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting with Local Guide

It is a tour of the different areas of the winery, following step by step the work behind a good glass of wine. You will be greeted by one of our professional guides. He will take care that everything is correct to make the visit safely. You will visit the accumulation room and production tanks, the production and bottling room, the barrel room and aging cellar, and finally, the tasting and tasting room. In our tasting and tasting room you will have the opportunity to taste our most emblematic wines. To end the visit we will show you our souvenir shop and typical products of Extremadura, where you will receive a gift as a souvenir of the visit.

Mérida: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

5. Mérida: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Mérida in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the town's Roman ruins. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Merida's landmarks. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a detective as you walk along Mérida's streets, surrounded by Roman ruins, including one of the longest bridges of the Roman era. You can choose between two different options: Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Mérida. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two collaborators of Nazi Germany, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny — with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Mérida. Now it's your job to locate it.

Trujillo: Game of Thrones Castle Tour

6. Trujillo: Game of Thrones Castle Tour

The medieval castle in Trujillo has become one of the latest filming locations for Season 7 of the award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. The castle, which was built between the 9th and 12th centuries, was used as a backdrop for Game of Thrones Season 7 and rumor has it that it will be the location for Casterly Rock, the often mentioned home of the Lannisters. This tour is the perfect mix between history, culture, heraldry, and heritage, that fuses perfectly with the anecdotes, curiosities, and places that were strategic points of the shooting of the series. You will discover that the history of the city surpasses fiction through a journey full of incredible surprises that you can not miss, whether you follow the series or not. You will reach the Alcazaba through the round of the battlements, enjoy a magical hiking route while discovering places that only the locals know. You will be able to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in Extremadura, losing yourselves in the most secret corners of the city medieval as you discover all the mysteries of history and shooting.

Cáceres: Outdoor Urban Escape Room Game

7. Cáceres: Outdoor Urban Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Cáceres in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Cáceres' landmarks. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a time traveler as you walk along Cáceres' narrow cobbled streets. Surrounded by mansions, Renaissance palaces, and churches crowned by storks’ nests, see for yourself why it was named a World Heritage City. You can choose between two different options:  The Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Cáceres. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two collaborators of Nazi Germany, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny, with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Cáceres. Now it's your job to locate it.

Mérida: Full-Day Sierras of Badajoz Bird Watching Tour

8. Mérida: Full-Day Sierras of Badajoz Bird Watching Tour

Explore the protected areas of the Central Sierras of Badajoz on a full-day tour from Mérida. Hop onboard a 4x4 jeep and journey out to the Central Sierras of Badajoz with a local expert birding guide. The mountain ranges that occupy the center of the province of Badajoz are authentic “ecosystem-islands” in a highly degraded agricultural environment and boast a community of large birds of prey as the main ornithological value. Watch the birds preying at each one of the suggested observation points and walking routes. See native birds such as the Bonelli’s Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, and Griffon Vulture. Other important species, such as Short-toed Eagle, Eagle Owl, Common, and Lesser Kestrels, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, as well as those that are of more general interest like Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Common Buzzard can also be seen along the tour.   Species like the Black Wheatear, Black-Eared Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, Western Orphean, Spectacled, Dartford, and Subalpine Warblers are some of the important species in the crags of this protected area. On the wall of the dam of Alange, sightings of reasonable numbers of Alpine Swift as well as House Martins, Eurasian Jackdaws, etc. are common. Additionally, see other swift species like the Pallid and the rare White-rumped Swift. All over the year, a large group of water birds can be observed in the wetlands of the area. Winter is marked by abundant gulls, cormorants, grebes, and some waders. During the breeding period, you’ll find Gull-billed Tern, Collared Pratincole, and occasionally Whiskered Tern and Northern Lapwing. Other species enrich the community during the migration, which includes Eurasian Spoonbill or Black Tern, among others.   The territory of Iberian Lynx in Extremadura is well worth discovering, so a bird watching tour in this beautiful site should not be overlooked.

Berrocalejo: Sailing Class in Natural Park

9. Berrocalejo: Sailing Class in Natural Park

Come sail to the Valdecañas Reservoir. Just 1.5 hours from Madrid is one of the largest reservoirs in the region, with ideal navigation conditions throughout the year. You will have a coach on board at all times, so that they will guide you al times. Our classes are based on discovery, so the ship will be taken bay you once we leave the port (except in case of necessity or adverse conditions). In the 3-hour class, you will learn to handle the boat and the sail in all possible directions and you will start to take the boat as fast as possible. We have boats with up to 11 seats each. Come alone or with friends and you will learn to navigate autonomously in a very short time. We adapt to all levels and your needs; from a pleasant walk through the Valdecañas Reservoir to participating in a real competition. Get ready for an Amazing Experience!!!

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What people are saying about Extremadura

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 29 reviews

A little difficult to find the meeting place, but once we were there we were met by a very nice local guide. She told us about the marble varieties and showed us around the marble workshop and in the open pits. Very interesting!

Jose Luis was very good bringing us to places where native and migrating birds can be seen. He is very informative. Highly recommended.

perfect guide and driver. essential of all things to see and do done. good hotel! Cheer!

Pleasant welcome, very nice and very professional guides. very interesting visit

Beautiful walk to know something of Portugal

The hotel is excellent. Very kind and friendly guides. Very good organization.