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Highlights of Madrid

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,300

Experience the best of Madrid as you stay in first-class accommodations and head on small-group excursions to discover the city’s highlights. Learn about the Hapsburg Dynasty and its picturesque Baroque architecture before touring the Prado Museum and heading to nearby Toledo to discover its charming blend of cultures.


This 4-day Spanish vacation showcases the nation’s capital.

Your trip to Spain explores Madrid, the Spanish capital and one of the few cities in the world that truly deserves the label “vibrant.” In the past, the city was home to royalty and artists, and today it remains home to some of the best nightclubs, bars, and restaurants the world over. During your time in Madrid, you’ll head on a walking tour through the city’s core to explore the legacy of the Hapsburg Dynasty. After admiring some of the many gorgeous Renaissance buildings in Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, you’ll head to the famous Prado Museum to skip the line and gaze upon Spanish masterworks by Bosch, Goya, and El Greco. The next day, head on a full day tour to Toledo, the former Spanish capital and the City of the Three Cultures, where Jewish, Muslim, and Christian citizens have coexisted for centuries. You’ll see gorgeous buildings like the Primate Cathedral, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, and Cristo de la Luz Mosque. On your way back to Madrid, stop by a winery to indulge in some Spanish vintages. At the end of your stay in Madrid, head to the airport to continue your onward journey.

This Spanish vacation is a great addition to a longer trip to Spain.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,300

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Day 1

Madrid Airport to Madrid City Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Vincci Capitol

Vincci Capitol is set on Madrid's Gran Via, a few meters from Callao Metro Station. This stylish hotel features a roof terrace with impressive city views, a spa and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The Capitol offers Art Deco-style design, and its soundproofed rooms are spacious and air conditioned. Each has a pillow menu, a minibar and a hairdryer. A daily breakfast is served, including products for celiacs. The popular Puerta del Sol District with its many bars and restaurants is just 500 metres from the hotel. Plaza Mayor can be reached in 10 minutes, by foot.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Vincci Capitol

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    Vincci Capitol



    Vincci Capitol is set on Madrid's Gran Via, a few meters from Callao Metro Station. This stylish hotel features a roof terrace with impressive city views, a spa and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The Capitol offers Art Deco-style design, and its soundproofed rooms are spacious ...

    Vincci Capitol is set on Madrid's Gran Via, a few meters from Callao Metro Station. This stylish hotel features a roof terrace with impressive city views, a spa and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The Capitol offers Art Deco-style design, and its soundproofed rooms are spacious and air conditioned. Each has a pillow menu, a minibar and a hairdryer. A daily breakfast is served, including products for celiacs. The popular Puerta del Sol District with its many bars and restaurants is just 500 metres from the hotel. Plaza Mayor can be reached in 10 minutes, by foot.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Luggage Storage

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Day 2

Hapsburgs Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum - Small Group

On this small group walking tour you will discover the most emblematic buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque period of Madrid. Habsburg is the name given to Madrid when the Habsburg dynasty reigned in Spain. This reign began with Charles I, who enriched the city with palaces and monuments. Later on, Philip II made it the capital of Spain and the city grew dramatically. The journey through the Renaissance and Baroque style buildings of this era is perhaps one of the most picturesque and representative of Madrid. The Prado National Museum, opened to the public in November 1819. Your visit will take place in chronological order admiring such masterpieces by J. Bosch (1450-1516), Greco (1540-1640). Valequez (1599-1600) and Goya (1746-1828). Enjoy skip the line entrance at the Prado and feel free to stay on your own until closing time!

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Imperial Toledo and Winery Tour - Small Group

Travel outside the capital city on this small-group guided tour to Toledo. Located 70 km away from Madrid, Toledo is a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the "City of the Three Cultures", since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco. On this full day, small group guided tour, you will visit various important buildings in Toledo including the Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz, the old Bib-al-Mardum Mosque, or Valmardón Mosque. Discover the history of the mosques, a true reflection of Caliphic architecture. The visit continues with tour to the inside of the Cathedral. Its architecture shows all the stages of Spanish Gothic, and the inside of the building contains a large number of artworks (stained glass, choir, main altar, different chapels, El Greco paintings, etc.). Following that we will see the Church of St. Tomé, home to 'El Entierro del señor de Orgaz' El Greco's masterpiece and the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. The tour will finish in Toledo with a trip to Toledo's viewpoint, to enjoy its panoramic view. Head back towards Madrid around 2:30pm with a short stop in Bargas on our way to visit the Finca Loranque and its wine cellars, including the opportunity to taste some of its wines.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Madrid City Hotels to Madrid Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • 3 nights' first class accommodations
  • Hapsburgs Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum, including Skip-the-Line entrance
  • Imperial Toledo and Winery Tour, including entrance fees and tastings

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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