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.