The heart of the Lusitania

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20 people maximum

Minimum required

10 people

 

Date

Novembre from 6th to the 10th

Book before

September the 27th

Trip to Extremadura

Extremadura: the heart of the Lusitania!


A trip through the heart of the province of Lusitania, which included part of the current Portugal, Extremadura, Salamanca, Zamora, Avila and part of the province of Toledo.The capital Augusta Emerita, the current Mérida, will be the main artery of the province.

Throughout our tour we will focus on the main places of Roman times that we could have found from traveling in the time of Augustus onwards. Places that will take us back to past times where Rome was present in its roads, buildings and streets of the Lusitania.

An experience that will make you have another vision of the lands of Extremadura. We also have a little surprise at the end of the trip so that you feel like an authentic Roman;a bath in the Alange spa; a thermal treatment in a place included in the World heritage list by UNESCO. A unique experience on the remains of the Roman bath.

A perfect plan to enjoy with family and friends! Would you like to travel to the old Augusta Emerita?

Book your place now and live a new experience with Viajes Iverem!


Iverem guide

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Dr. Miguel Ángel Novillo-López

Historian. Tacher at Universidad de Nebrija. Author of “La vida cotidiana en Roma” and “César y Pompeyo en Hispania“, both in Editorial Sílex.


Prices

944€

Adulto hab. indiv.

789€

Adulto hab. doble

100€

Reserva

How to pay

1.- How to book – (will be deducted from the final price of the trip)

2.- Whrn the minimum of required travelers is reached, the rest of the payment will be requested.


 

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Departure: 8 am

Meeting Point: Atocha Renfe; next to Hotel NH Atocha.


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Day 1.- Madrid - Cáparra - Piedras Albas - Alcántara - Cáceres

Departure from the meeting point at 8: 00h
  • Atocha Renfe; Departure next to Hotel NH Atocha at 8 am.
    Punctuality is requested
  • Our first stop will be Cáparra, one of the most important urban centers of the Lusitanian province; that’s what Pliny told us. A city that would have about 14 ha, in the middle of Vía de la Plata.
  • Lunch.
  • In the afternoon we will stop at Piedras Albas and Alcántara to admire its two Roman bridges. In the case of the Alcántara bridge, its strategic location has made it the object of continuous destruction and rehabilitation.
  • Arrival at the 4 * hotel in Cáceres.
  • Dinner at hotel’s restaurant.
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Day 2.- Cáceres - Valdesalor - Alcuéscar - Mérida

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • We start the day walking along a Roman stretch and its medieval bridge in Valdesalor.
  • We continue with the visit to one of the Paleochristian artistic jewels such as Santa Lucía del Trampal, in Alcuéscar, being one of the few Visigoth buildings preserved in the south of the peninsula.
  • On the way to Mérida, we will stop at one of the most spectacular archaeological monuments of the province, such as Dolmen of Lácara, declared as National Monument.
  • Lunch.
  • After lunch we will start with visits to the main places of the city of Merida, the old Augusta Emerita. This afternoon we will visit the Theater, the Amphitheater, and the National Museum of Roman Art.
  • Dinner and overnight at a 4 * hotel in Mérida.
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Day 3.- Mérida - Casa de Reina - Fuente del Arco - Zalamea de la Serena - Medellin - Mérida

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • We begin our journey with a visit to the Roman city of Regina, where we will stay in its well-preserved theater.
  • We continue to Fuente del Arco to see up close the mining work carried out by the Romans; we talk about the La Jayona mines, as well as its Hermitage of the Virgen de Ara, with its “Sistine Chapel”.
  • The next stop on the road will be the famous Dístylo f Zalamea de la Serena, declared a National Monument. It would be a funerary memorial.
  • Lunch.
  • After lunch we continue to the city of Medellín, to visit its castle and its spectacular Roman theater.
  • Return to Mérida and dinner at the hotel restaurant.
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Day 4.- Mérida

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today we will focus on the monuments of the city of Merida. We will become Roman travelers who arrive in the city for the first time. Admiring its monuments and its streets; transporting us for a few hours to the old Hispania, specifically, to the capital of the Lusitania.
    Throughout the day we will visit the remains of the Roman road, the Arch of Trajan, the Portico of the Forum, the Temple of Diana, the Basilica of Santa Eulalia, the Roman Circus and the aqueducts of the city.
  • Lunch.
  • We continue our visit to the Roman Lusitanian capital, stopping at the Alcazaba with its remains of Roman houses, la Morería, the Roman bridge, and the Casa Mitreo-Columbarios.
  • Return to the hotel and dinner.
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Day 5.- Mérida - Alange - Bohonal de Ibor - Madrid

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • We started the day giving us a small tribute, like an authentic Roman would, in the Alange Spa, a World Heritage Site, to delight us with a thermal treatment called “Roman Circuit”. A perfect rest to start our return.
    The treatment consists of: collective inhalations, clay mask on legs, use of the gardens and the outdoor pool (depending on season and climate). The use of a bathrobe and slippers is mandatory.
  • After enjoying the Spa, we continue our way back stopping to contemplate the remains of the Temple of the ancient Roman city of Augustobriga, later known as Talavera la Vieja..
  • Lunch.
  • Return to Madrid and end of our services.

Iverem lecture guide

Transport

Accommodation Hotel 4*

Lucnhs

Thermal treatment “Roman circuit”

Travel insurance

Guide and local guides


Not included:

Any other item not mentioned

The amount paid will be reimbursed in the following cases:

– Cancellation by Viajes Iverem. It will mean the refund of 100% of the amount paid.

– 100% canceling 30 days before the trip.

– 50% canceling 20 days before the trip.

– In the last 19 days before the trip, the amount paid is not returned.

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