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Experience the energy of Spain with a private tour that combines the best of Madrid, Toledo, and San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Begin your exploration in Spain's capital city and see its famous attractions including the Prado Museum. Then make your way to ancient Toledo sights and as a tour highlight discover royal San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
City:
Madrid, Toledo, El Escorial
Duration:
7 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,597
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid - the fabulous capital of Spain! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

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Day 2
Madrid Old Town Tour & Flamenco Show

Following breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de los Austrias - the amazing old town of the Spanish capital.

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Day 3
Visit to the Prado Museum

Enjoy your last breakfast in Madrid and prepare to check out from your hotel. Your guide meets you and takes you on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

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Day 4
Exploring Treasures of Toledo

After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights. Today's program includes visits to the Duomo with its famous Bell-tower and its Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

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Day 6
Optional Day Trip to Segovia

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel you have the day free to continue exploring the city on your own or joining our carefully-planned optional tour.

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Day 7
Departure

This is the last day of your amazing Spanish adventure! After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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Price

$2,597
Deposit $520
Regular package

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotel in Madrid;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Regular class train tickets Madrid - Toledo, Toledo - Madrid, Madrid - El Escorial, El Escorial - Madrid;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid - the fabulous capital of Spain! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2: Madrid Old Town Tour & Flamenco Show

Following breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de los Austrias - the amazing old town of the Spanish capital that treasures historical monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries when Spain was ruled by the House of the Hapsburgh.

During the tour you take a walk around Plaza de Oriente, enter the gorgeous Royal Palace called Palacio Real, see the beautiful exteriors of the Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Almudena and stroll through Major Street.

Next you proceed to Plaza de la Villa, stop by St. Michel's Market and walk down the picturesque Cava de San Miguel. Your tour finishes at iconic Plaza Mayor and breathtaking Puerta del Sol.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have some time at your leisure to prepare for one of the highlights of your trip - visit to Flamenco performance.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Visit to the Prado Museum

Enjoy your last breakfast in Madrid and prepare to check out from your hotel. Your guide meets you and takes you on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

During the tour you pass the Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles, and three monumental fountains: Cibeles, Apolo and Neptuno. Next you proceed to the Spanish Parliament building, see the Atocha train station and explore the area of the Golden Triangle of Art made up of three most important art museums of Madrid - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemitza and the Reina Sofia.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to one of the world's greatest art galleries and Madrid's top cultural sight - the Prado Museum. This venue houses a unique collection of Spanish fine art displayed in the halls and rooms of this 18th-century Neo-Classical building. You see the most significant gems of the museum's collection, including the famous masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael and Rubens.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Exploring Treasures of Toledo

This day is devoted entirely to the exploration of Toledo - the former Spanish capital and one of the oldest towns in Europe.

Following breakfast in your Madrid hotel you walk to the train station and enjoy a 30-minute train ride to Toledo (regular class train tickets to and from Toledo are included).

Upon arrival, your local guide meets you at the train station and takes you on a city tour around the mesmerizing landmarks of the ancient Toledo.

During the tour you walk through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, explore the fortified city walls and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval architecture, including the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo and Sinagogue (entrances included).

After the tour you return to Madrid by train and spend an overnight in your downtown hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Optional Day Trip to Segovia

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel you have the day free to continue exploring the city on your own or joining our carefully-planned optional tour.

Optional tour: Day trip to Segovia
During the tour you visit the remains of the Roman Empire as seen at the Aqueduct of Segovia. Discover how this residence of some of the kings of Castilia - one of the most important medieval groups of buildings in Spain. Finally, admire the "Lady of the Cathedrals" and view the most spectacular castle in Spain, Alcázar, which was built as a fortress but has also been used as a royal palace, state prison, college, and military academy. Transfers to and from Madrid by train. After the tour you are taken back to Madrid and have the rest of your evening free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Departure

This is the last day of your amazing Spanish adventure! After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included

 

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotel in Madrid;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Regular class train tickets Madrid - Toledo, Toledo - Madrid, Madrid - El Escorial, El Escorial - Madrid;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Cibeles Palace and Fountain, Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Capital and largest municipality of Spain located on the Manzanares River in the heart of the country, Madrid is the outstanding political, economic and cultural center of Spain.

El Oso y El Madroño, Puerta del Sol, Madrid

Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain

Puerta del Sol is a bustling square located in the very heart of the capital of Spain. Many historic sights and popular landmarks on the renowned square have made it to our days and are major Madrid tourist attractions.

Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Prado Museum, considered one the greatest museums of art on the globe, is Spain's main national art museum and the proud owner of the best single collection of Spanish art on the planet. 

Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

The Buen Retiro Park meaning the "Park of the Pleasant Retreat" is one of the biggest parks in Madrid and is among its main attractions

Toledo, Spain

Toledo, Spain

Toledo is a small fortificated town and one of the most important centers of European medieval history. There is probably no other town so well conserved in its historical style.

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Package type Price
Regular package
$2,597
Deposit $520