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Best of Madrid

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Country
Spain
Travel Departs
Madrid Airport
Travel Ends
Madrid Airport
Travel Periods
01 April 2022 - 31 October 2022
Experience
Cultural
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Discover the vibrant capital of Spain, Madrid. Feed your mind with fascinating facts and awe-inspiring landscapes as you wander around the city's preserved architecture, beautiful gardens, world-class museums and art galleries.

Highlights

Enjoy a guided visit to the magnificent Prado Museum hosting more than 8000 paintings and more than 700 Sculptures of the great European Artists as el Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Rubens. 

Marvel at the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall of the Royal Palace, built in Italian Baroque Style and home today to the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown

Wander around Toledo's Old Town, declared a World Heritage City in 1986 and reach its majestic Cathedral!

Discover the vibrant sights of the city of Madrid with a 4-day tour into the heart of the country's culture and history. Wander around Neo-classical monuments, gardens, and museums and sample the city's famous tapas. Take a look at the lives of the royalty with a guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. Feel like a royal, walking around the majestic parts of the palace including the Kings Apartments, the Banqueting Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Throne.

You'll also visit the Imperial city of Toledo, one of the oldest towns in Europe that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Get awestruck by the city's artistic beauty and explore its rich history as the “City of the Three Cultures.

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Included

3 nights in Madrid at Catalonia Gran Via- 4*
Return Transfers to Madrid Airport
Royal Palace and Prado Museum tour
Toledo half day morning tour

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1
Madrid Airport → Madrid

Meet assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Madrid at Catalonia Gran Via.

Madrid Airport → Madrid
Day 2
Madrid

After breakfast, start your Royal Palace and Prado museum tour (approx 3 hours).

Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace. Did you know its size doubles the one of Buckingham Palace? Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931. Nowadays, it still is a great example of the establishment of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom. Today, it holds the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown. Know the audiences, dinner parties and signature of agreements celebrated through the years. Walk around the Armory Square. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall, among others. Once the guided tour finishes, board your bus to go to the Prado Museum.

Follow your guide through the Museum on a visit of the most important paintings. Admire great European artworks by el Bosco, el Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Rubens. Discover the aim of the original building and why it changed to hold one of the most important art galleries in the world. The current exhibition holds more than 1.000 paintings of four different centuries.

Overnight stay in Madrid at Catalonia Gran Via.

Breakfast
Madrid
Day 3
Madrid → Toledo → Madrid

After breakfast, make your way to the office in central Madrid (details upon booking) and start your Toledo half day morning tour (approx 5 hours).

Leave the city towards Toledo aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches. Dive into its history and discover a perfect mix of Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures. Wander around its Old Town, declared a World Heritage City in 1986. The more than 2000 years of existence have given the city a huge historical importance. Did you know it once was the capital of Spain? Get to know the city fantastic heritage and discover how the coexistence of the three cultures throughout the centuries influenced its current architectural style.

Follow your guide through the city cobbled streets until you reach the Cathedral. Built on the remains of an Arab mosque, its construction started in the 13th century. Today, it is one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals of Spain. Admire the magnificent façade and the huge bell tower before getting inside. Visit its interior and Sacristy, full of masterpieces of the former art museum it was. Amongst them, see fifteen paintings by El Greco.

At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to enjoy the city at your own pace before returning to Madrid.

Overnight stay in Madrid at Catalonia Gran Via.

Breakfast
Madrid → Toledo → Madrid
Toledo
Day 4
Madrid → Madrid Airport

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your next destination.

Breakfast
Madrid → Madrid Airport

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Local currency
Euro

Hotel options

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía
Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía

Madrid
The Catalonia Gran Vía hotel is located in the heart of Madrid , a few meters from Plaza Cibeles and Puerta del Sol. Located in an early 20th century building very close to the Prado Museum and the Thyssen Gallery , this hotel with charm allows you to fully enjoy the cultural offer of Madrid. The hotel offers all its visitors, a terrace with a swimming pool,  Bloved and Veggie Corner restaurant , free WiFi connection throughout the hotel , a terrace with views of Gran Vía, 4 rooms to celebrate all kinds of events and  a fitness area. The Catalonia Gran Vía hotel is located in a building dating from the early 20th century. Its eclectic style is visible on the façade and the main marble staircase, which have been preserved in their original version. To accommodate the facilities of a hotel, expansion works were carried out linking the adjoining building, achieving a warm and comfortable hotel.

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Best of Madrid

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Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

  • This tour may be booked on a private basis year round at additional cost. Please contact our team for a custom quote.

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Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

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