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Madrid: Gran Melia de los Duques: Stay of Distinction

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,065

Soak up Spain’s fascinating history and legendary culture while staying in a deluxe accommodation and enjoying private guided excursions. Staying at Gran Melia de los Duques in Madrid, you’ll head on a walking tour of the old city and explore the nearby former capital of Toledo, the City of the Three Cultures.


This 4-day Spanish vacation takes you to a premium hotel in the heart of Madrid.

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 a hub of royals and artists, and today it remains home to some of the best nightclubs, bars, and restaurants in the world. During your time in Madrid, you’ll stay in the breathtaking Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques, a 5-star hotel in the heart of the historical core. Located close to the Royal Palace and the Opera House, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is a former 19th-century palace with a massive, historically-important garden and gorgeous suites that’ll be your home during your stay in the city. Soak in the whirlpool on the top floor overlooking the city or dine on gourmet cuisine in the large dining room.

While staying at Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques, you’ll discover the city’s history on a private walking tour. As you head through the historical city centre, you’ll visit Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, as well as explore the Royal Palace, a breathtaking example of 18th-century architecture. 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. At day’s end, retire to the Thai Wellness Centre in the hotel or relax in your comfortable rooms.

This stay in Madrid is a great addition to a longer Spanish vacation.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,065

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Day 1

Madrid Airport to Madrid City Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Gran Melia Palacio de los Duqu

The hotel reflects the splendour of the past whilst offering a comfortable stay and modern facilities. Ideal for those that want to stay in comfort and at the same time stay close to most attractions this lively city has to offer.5 meeting rooms are also available. Located right in the historical centre of Madrid, close to the Opera house, Royal Palace, the Senate and Gran Via this hotel is an excellent choice when staying in the capital of Spain.<br/><i>*Images from VFM Leonardo, Inc.</i>

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Gran Melia Palacio De Los Duques

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    Gran Melia Palacio De Los Duques



    The hotel reflects the splendour of the past whilst offering a comfortable stay and modern facilities. Ideal for those that want to stay in comfort and at the same time stay close to most attractions this lively city has to offer.5 meeting rooms are also ...

    The hotel reflects the splendour of the past whilst offering a comfortable stay and modern facilities. Ideal for those that want to stay in comfort and at the same time stay close to most attractions this lively city has to offer.5 meeting rooms are also available. Located right in the historical centre of Madrid, close to the Opera house, Royal Palace, the Senate and Gran Via this hotel is an excellent choice when staying in the capital of Spain.

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Day 2

Private Walking Tour and Royal Palace

An enjoyable walk through an excellent area, discovering the history of Madrid from the time it was chosen as the capital. Our tour begins in Plaza de Oriente, where the Royal Palace, La Almudena Cathedral and famous Royal Theatre are located. We set off for Plaza Mayor, one of the loveliest spots in the city. Our route takes us to Calle del Cordon, Plaza de la Villa, in the heart of Madrid, and the traditional San Miguel Market. We enter Plaza Mayor through Cuchilleros Arch. The area around the square is home to some of Madrid's most famous restaurants: Botin and Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas, as well as a number of the capital's tapas spots.
Once inside Plaza Mayor, we learn all about the history of this famous square. From there, we walk along Calle de la Sal to Calle Mayor, passing by the famous Chocolateria de San Gines cafe. After walking through Puerta del Sol, we cross Calle Arenal and continue to Plaza de Callao.

We will visit the Royal Palace. A beautiful example of 18th-century architecture, the palace is one of the best preserved in Europe. The tour includes the Main staircase. Halberdiers Room, Hall of Columns, Throne Room and China Room. Gala Dining Room, Silver, Musical Instrument and Royal Dinnerware collections. The Central courtyard, Royal Chapel and new rooms.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Full Day - Private Toledo Tour

Enjoy a private full day tour of Toledo, the city of great artistic beauty! Toledo possesses magnificent examples of architecture from different historical periods including Arab, Jewish and Catholic, which makes the city one of the leading cultural and artistic centers in Spain. It was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Upon arrival, your professional tour guide will lead you on a walking tour through the city, providing historical facts and points of interest as you admire the beautiful streets and monuments. Then, visit the Cathedral, the Church of Santo Tomé and the Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca. You will also have the opportunity to admire the rich artisan craft of 'damasquinado', the incrustation of precious metals on steel. Toledo became the European capital of demascene industry, famous for its intricate patterns to make swords, knives and beautiful jewelry.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Madrid City Hotels to Madrid Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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Daily 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights' deluxe accommodations
  • Private Walking Tour, including entrance to the Royal Palace
  • Private Toledo Tour, including entrance fees

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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