Extremadura Route

6-day tour Spain / 4-star Paradores
  • Extremadura: authentic, unknown and remote
  • Caceres, Merida, Zafra and Mazagon (on the Costa de la Luz)
  • Medieval and Roman sights, beautiful beaches and amazing food
  • € 709 1st class
  • € 709 2nd class
Prices & Dates

Discover an unknown region of Spain by comfortable train. Visit beautiful cities and stay in Paradores, unique and luxurious state-run hotels in stunning locations. Starting point of the rail tour is Spain's capital Madrid, finishing point is either Madrid or Seville.
Extensions are possible.

The train

  • Direct connections
  • New modern Media Distancia trains
  • Comfortable way of travelling


Outward and return journey by plane or train Check extras

Day to day

Starting and finishing point

Want to start our rail tour somewhere else? Not a problem. Just let us know and we will book you connecting train tickets to Madrid or Caceres, and get you back home at the end of the tour. Additional fees will apply.

Day 1 - Caceres

The rail tour starts in Spain's capital Madrid. Travel by new and modern MD train (2nd class only) to Caceres. Extremadura is one of the remotest regions of the country and the city of Caceres is a hidden gem. Explore this beautifully preserved Medieval town, which is listed on UNESCO's world heritage list. The Parador**** of Caceres is situated in a Renaissance palace within the city's old quarter.

Day 2 - Merida

Travel by MD train to the region's capital Merida. Merida is also on the world heritage list, thanks to its Roman history and archaeological sights. The city has been nicknamed 'Spanish Rome'. Visit the well-preserved remains of the old city and the stunning amphiteatre. Overnight stay in the Parador**** of Merida. Spend the night in a 18th century convent located in the heart of the city.

Day 3 - Zafra

Continue the rail tour by MD train to charming Zafra. Explore the Medieval fortified town in the afternoon. The Parador**** of Zafra is sitated in a majestic castle with nine towers. All the spacious rooms have modern comforts. The Parador has a swimming pool and beautifully maintained garden as well.

Day 4 - Mazagon

In the late afternoon, travel to the last destination of the rail tour Mazagon. Take the MD train and descend through the Sierra Aracena to Huelva. There are direct connections on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On other days the route runs via Seville, to change trains. It is a 20-min taxi ride to the Parador**** of Mazagon. The Parador has a spectacular location overlooking the blue Atlantic Ocean and the beach. It is also located in the Donana National Park, a wonderful area for walking and cycling. Relax at the swimming pool and enjoy stunning sunsets from the garden. Your stay in Mazagon is including half board due to its secluded location.

Day 5 - Mazagon

Free day in Mazagon. Enjoy the beauty and quietness of the place.

Day 6 - Madrid or Sevilla

Travel by train to either Madrid or Seville on the last day of the rail tour.

More info

Would you like to receive more information and details of this rail tour? Please send us an email: info@railtravelshop.com.


  • Train pass for all journeys which are part of the rail tour
  • Seat reservations (when possible)
  • 5 Nights in Paradores: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included.
  • Day to day itinerary

  • Taxi train station to hotel in Caceres, Merida and Zafra (approx €12) and Mazagon (approx €30)


A Parador is a luxurious state-run hotel in Spain. Sometimes the Paradores are specifically built as hotels. More often though, stunning old buildings are transformed into Paradores to accommodate tourists and keep the cultural heritage alive. Numerous castles, monasteries and haciendas have been turned into a Parador in recent years.


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking.
  • Overnight stays in other towns (which are not part of the tour) before, after or during the rail tour can be added as well.
  • Popular add-ons: Cádiz, Sevilla, Ronda, Córdoba, Granada and Toledo.


  • Half board 3 extra nights €75 p.p.


  • Daily departure

Starting point: Madrid
Finishing point: Madrid or Seville

Please indicate your finishing point of the rail tour in the booking process.

First class train travel is not possible on this particular rail tour.

Prices and Dates

Extremadura Route
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Second class train travel
On this rail tour it is only possible to travel in second class.

Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount.
Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount.
Please indicate your date of birth when making a booking so that the right price is calculated.

Additional nights
Book additional nights in the next step of the booking process.



Add-on Madrid (1 night)

Add a night (or nights) in Madrid to your journey, either at the beginning or end of your rail your. Spend the night in the mid-range hotel Puerta de Toledo close to the historic centre of the Spanish capital.

From €79 p.p.

Add-on Madrid (1 night)

Add a night (or nights) in Madrid to your journey, either at the beginning or end of your rail your. Spend the night in the mid-range hotel Puerta de Toledo close to the historic centre of the Spanish capital.

From €79 p.p.