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Madrid City Explorer tour

Madrid City Explorer

Great Value Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
4 days
From: $ 1,467 $ 367 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • See every inch of lively Madrid, from its beautiful parks to its bustling streets and plazas.
  • Visit Madrid's Golden Art Triangle and see tons of masterpieces in one place!
  • Experience Madrid's signature cultural offerings, from a fiery flamenco show to a thrilling bullfight.
  • Take advantage of your city-center accommodation and walk to tons of sights and attractions.
  • Indulge in mouthwatering traditional cuisine. Try churros con chocolate, tapas, and local wine!

Short Description

Escape to the vibrant capital city of Madrid! Explore magnificent museums, stroll through gorgeous parks, and take tons of pictures in front of the city's most iconic landmarks. Try delicious tapas, enjoy your very own private tour of the city, and perhaps even see a Flamenco show.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Madrid
End City Madrid

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Madrid (MAD)
  • Private round-trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Madrid at Hotel Catalonia Puerta del Sol or Hotel Catalonia las Cortes
  • Private Madrid sightseeing tour (2-hours)
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Madrid!

Accommodation: Catalonia Puerta del Sol and Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes

Feel the vibrant beauty in the air as you land in Spain's gorgeous capital city. Enjoy a private transfer to your luxurious accommodation, settle in, and spend your first evening at leisure. Stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, then treat yourself to an authentic meal of delicious Spanish tapas.

Transfer to hotel

Day 2: Madrid

Begin your day with your very own private tour of the city! Cruise through Madrid in a luxury car and relax as your English-speaking guide shares his extensive knowledge with you. Discover why Madrid is of such great cultural and political importance while you feast your eyes on stunning views of the Royal Palace, the Sabatini Gardens, Campo del Moro, and much more.

Be sure to visit the Puerta de Alcala, go shopping on the Gran Via, and explore the historic Templo de Debod!

In the afternoon, consider exploring the "Golden Triangle of Art" in Spain's art capital, Madrid. Come face-to-face with countless masterpieces in the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and the Reina Sofia National Museum - all within steps of each other!

Madrid Private Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour private tour of Madrid, by luxury car with an English-speaking driver. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance. By the end of this tour, you will have gained a complete vision of Madrid. Enjoy a panoramic view of the old part of the city. You will also approach the facade of the Royal Palace; the 18th century left its neo-classical mark on the splendid Royal Palace complex, the Sabatini Gardens and Campo del Moro, located in the city center. The church of San Francisco El Grande, the fountains of Paseo del Prado, the Toledo Bridge, and Puerta de Alcalá are also good examples of this splendid style.

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Day 3: Madrid

Start your day by taking tons of pictures at the magnificent Plaza Mayor. Walk around this cobblestone plaza, admire its gorgeous architecture, and grab a warm cup of cafe con leche! Then, in just a few steps, find yourself at Puerta del Sol, one of the busiest squares in all of Madrid.

After this, head to postcard-worthy Buen Retiro Park. Stroll through this enormous park and come across tons of magnificent monuments, buildings, and gardens. Rent a rowboat and float on the lake in front of the stunning Monument to Alfonso XII! From there, find Paeso de la Argentina and walk alongside historic sculptures in this open-air museum. Lastly, be sure to visit Palacio de Cristal, a striking glass and metal palace that's nestled right in the middle of this gorgeous park.

In the evening, treat yourself to a delicious last-night dinner, and be sure that it includes Madrid's famous meat: jamón ibérico. Spend tonight seeing a vibrant flamenco show or a traditional bullfight! And of course, try the scrumptious, traditional dessert of Madrid: churros con chocolate!

Day 4: Depart Madrid

Squeeze all of your souvenirs into your luggage and meet your private transfer to the airport. Find your gate, board your plane, and spend the flight home scrolling through pictures and dreaming about your next adventure.

Transfer to Madrid airport (MAD)

Fly home!

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This was my first time planning a trip out of the country. I read previous reviews who had a good experience with Great Value Vacation. Our trip was amazing! The booking and reservations were easy to use with the vouchers provided. The staff was helpful. The only downside was I upgraded to have an automatic vehicle and they gave me a stick shift. It took a while to get sorted out but other than that I loved my trip! I will definitely use great value vacations again when I book my next trip. I opted for the additional wine tasting package and I did not regret it! I recommend adding those additional tours to get a more complete experience.
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