Weekend Madrid

Weekend Madrid

4 days

Price from: Please Consult
Duration: 4 days

This is a sample of a weekend group travel package to Madrid, Spain. 

Included in tour:

- 4 nights in a four-star hotel

- 3 buffet breakfasts and 1 dinner 

- transfers to/from the airport

- 6h highlights tour 

- tickets to Royal Palace

- 6h tour to Toledo

- tickets to Toledo's Cathedral

- full assistance

As Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid is steeped in cultural and artistic heritage, offering a vast array of things to do and sights to see.

This group package is perfect for all groups that want to spend a weekend (or few days) in Madrid, one of the most attractive and friendly European capitals today.

Enjoy the charming city with an internal tour of the Royal Palace, Plaza Espana, Plaza de Sol and Gran Via street. Explore the Old Quarter, Debod temple, Paseo de la Castellano and much more. The next day you'll depart on a full day tour to the medieval city of Toledo, just 50 km outside Madrid, and Spain’s former capital.

You will also enjoy a traditional “welcome” Spanish dinner, with fine wines on your first day. 

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Duration: 4 days, 3 nights. 

Hotel sample: H10 Tribeca.

The whole program is just a sample and can be customized upon your request. You can make modifications as you need them, including adding/removing excursions, dinners, and activities. The tour fee will change accordingly.

 

We also offer travel packages that combines visits to two of Spain's largest cities, and biggest rivals - Barcelona and Madrid

 

Day 1

Meet’n’Greet in the airport by our representative. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Check-in. Relax with some free time in the afternoon. Enjoy a traditional dinner comprising typical Spanish food - a full course with delectable wines. 

 

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel. Pick up for a full day city tour. Some of the main highlights you will see include:

Royal Palace: Spain’s Royal Palace is one of the largest in Europe, and visitors are sure to be in awe of the regal columns, gold decor and extensive number of statues outside. The interior is equally impressive, with a collection of court paintings, frescoes and even a Stradivarius collection. Tickets are included.

Gran Via: known for its bright lights and shopping, Calle Gran Vía is one of Madrid’s most famous streets. The ''Fifth Avenue'' of the city, you’ll be able to find anything you need, including restaurants, stores and many of the city’s renowned theatres.
 
Plaza Espana: famous for its statue of Miguel Cervantes, the Plaza España is located just off the famous Gran Vía street and near the Royal Palace. Built in the early 1900s, the city of Madrid has recently voted on reforming the Plaza, which will soon incorporate  greater number of trees and flowers for city-dwellers and tourists to enjoy.
 
Plaza Mayor: one of the most breathtaking sites in Spain, this plaza has 237 balconies facing the center of the square, where a statue of King Felipe III on his horse sits pretty. Dating back to the 1600s, the Plaza Mayor is now a site of outdoor cafes and restaurants where wandering tourists can relax, enjoy a drink and soak up the fantastic atmosphere.
 
Puerta Del Sol: one of the best known and busiest locations in Spain, this public square is the perfect meeting place to start exploring Madrid. With the famous Tio Pepe sign, the emblematic bear statue and a beautiful clock tower, this plaza (originally one of the gates in the city wall during the 15th century) is not to be missed.
 
Mercado San Miguel: famous for its cast-iron columns and many market stalls featuring Spanish culinary delights, the Mercado de San Miguel is a dream for visiting foodies. Sample Iberian ham, Manchego cheese or simply wander past the stalls and admire the huge range of delicious foods on display.
 
Templo de Debod: although this temple dates back to the 2nd century BC, it was gifted to Spain and moved to its current location in Madrid in 1968. While it may seem odd to see an Egyptian statue in the middle of a European city, the Templo de Debod is one of Madrid’s most beloved attractions.

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Optional sights to enter:

- Visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (famous home stadium of FC Real Madrid)

- Visit the Museum Prado to see one of the world's most impressive paintings collection

Free evening.

 

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel.

Six-hour tour to Toledo, a gorgeous medieval city just 50 minutes outside Madrid. Toledo was the former capital of Spain, and a place where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together for a few centuries. Stroll through the charming, narrow streets, see old squares, thick walls, and fully immerse yourself into the atmosphere of a medieval town. A visit to the Cathedral of Toledo is included.

Toledo is an incredibly cultural city; it has seen numerous cultures and dynasties pass through its walls, as well as wars, royalty, and artists. The legacy it guards is an essential part of Spanish culture so visiting Toledo is bound to be a unique experience. Discover the best sights:

Mirador del Valle. Enjoy spectaculars view of Toledo from the splendid Mirador del Valle, a fantastic viewpoint where one can view the entire city. There are magnificent views of the river, the imposing Alcázar, the tiny winding streets and the Cathedral.

Toledo’s Cathedral is one of the most important places to visit in this beautiful city. It is a grand monument built in Gothic style with obvious French influence. Some scholars believe it is the most impressive building built in this particular style in the entire country. It was completed toward the end of the 15th century, over 200 years after construction began. There are several masses each day. Tickets and a tour are included.

The Juderia district (Jewish Quarter). The Juderia district is what used to be the city’s Jewish quarter, and nowadays is one of the most beautiful parts of the city with some excellently preserved buildings. Translating to ‘the city of the Jews’, a tour through the Juderia will enable visitors to learn what life was like under Muslim and Christian rule. Explore and immerse yourself in their culture and architecture.

The Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes is a Franciscan church that was built under the reign of Elizabeth of Castile, one of Spain’s most powerful queens. The church was built with the intention of being used as the royal mausoleum. The building is a breathtaking example of the Elizabethan-Gothic style that was predominant in Spain under the monarch’s reign. It was also meant to serve as a memorial for a recent military victory, the Batalla del Toro. It is a long, narrow structure, with many chapels decorating the sides. The ceiling is particularly remarkable as it was designed in the mudéjar style, with clear Arab influence.

La Puerta de Bisagra is a magnificent structure that provides access to the city. The Puerta de Bisagra was originally built by the Arabs when they inhabited the city during the last few centuries before the first millennium. It was reconstructed in the 16th century but some of the original structure can still be seen today. The name comes from the Arabic, ‘Bab-Shagra’, meaning something along the lines of ‘the door, that leads to the field’. The exterior is composed of an arch of triumph, accompanied by two beautiful semi-circular towers, and crowned by the city’s imperial coat of arms.

Cross the Puente de San Martín - this medieval bridge was built over the Tajo river and is one of Toledo’s symbols. From the bridge, we have an excellent panorama of the old town.

Later you'll arrive back to Madrid where you can enjoy your evening as you please.  

 

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel.

Free time to take pictures and buy souvenirs, if time allows. 

Transfer to Madrid’s airport.