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Madrid Explorer *NEW*

6 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Viva la vida in Spain's vibrant and vivacious capital.

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    Madrid, Spain

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      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Set your watch to the fiery pace of Spain's effervescent capital - a passionate encounter with Don Quixote, Count Orgaz and the delicious Madrilenian flavours of tapas. Embrace la buena vida on this spellbinding sojourn admiring the treasures of el Prado, Toledo's famous synagogue and the remnants of Rome in Segovia.


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      Trip code: MADK

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      8 Meals
      • 5 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 3 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Madrid and Toledo

        • Orientation in Segovia

        • See trendy Gran Vía, the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain

        • View Plaza España in Madrid, the Roman Aqueduct and Alcázar in Segovia

        • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Church of Santo Tomé and Toledo Synagogue in Toledo


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid

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      Madrid Sightseeing and Prado Museum

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      Day 3

      Toledo Excursion with Chocolate and Churros Tasting

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      Segovia Excursion

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      Depart Madrid

      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid Day 1 - Arrive Madrid

      Live it up in the soulful Spanish capital of Madrid - a city that truly never sleeps and whose creativity, rich traditions and vibrant lifestyle are yours to explore today. Later, meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an evening orientation drive to the city's iconic sights, followed by a memorable Welcome Reception of traditional Spanish tapas to kick start our in-depth exploration of this effervescent city and its surrounds.

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Madrid Sightseeing and Prado Museum Day 2 - Madrid Sightseeing and Prado Museum

      Enjoy a mesmerising encounter with centuries of history and fascinating cultural highlights as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Madrid with your Local Specialist. See Plaza España, trendy Gran Vía, the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain of Don Quixote fame. We'll visit the renowned Prado Museum, with one of the finest collections of European art dating back to the 12th century where you can view the likes of 'Las Meninas', Francisco Goya's haunting collection of 'Black Paintings' and the whimsical art of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. The rest of the day is yours to embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid's vibrant streets.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Toledo Excursion with Chocolate and Churros Tasting Day 3 - Toledo Excursion with Chocolate and Churros Tasting

      Travel to the clifftop city of Toledo today, where you'll join your Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of the city's quaint streets. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - the Burial of Count Orgaz, and the synagogue, the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. Spend some time ambling through the city's streets and shopping for ceramics and leather before returning to Madrid. This afternoon we take you for a delicious Cultural Insight into a renowned and historic chocolateria where you'll indulge in the spicy, sugary flavours of churros. Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to your hotel. This evening, we enjoy a Regional Meal at a well-known eatery that has been a meeting place in Madrid for intellectuals, writers and artists since 1888.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 3

      Day 4

      At Leisure or Optional Experience to Avila Day 4 - At Leisure or Optional Experience to Avila

      Today is yours to soak up the spirit of Madrid. Indulge in local flavours and aromas at the Mercado de San Miguel or to take a stroll through Buen Retiro Park. Once a royal garden, today this retreat is the green heart of the city, lined with beautiful sculptures and monuments and almost impervious to the bustle of Madrid's streets all around. Alternatively consider a full day Optional Experience to Avila, the 'Town of Stones and Saints' so named for its exquisite churches that lie within this UNESCO-listed fortified city's walls. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Segovia Excursion Day 5 - Segovia Excursion

      Journey to the walled town of Segovia today to explore its victorious origins. Admire the extraordinary Roman Aqueduct, by far the most impressive Roman structure in Spain - delivering drinking water across its impressive 160 arches to the people of Segovia in ancient times. We'll view the fairy-tale Alcázar of Segovia and the medieval and Moorish architecture that has shaped this city. We return to Madrid this evening, joining our Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a memorable Spanish paella Farewell Dinner and celebration of a mesmerising encounter with Madrid and the iconic cities that surround it.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Depart Madrid Day 6 - Depart Madrid

      For now, it's time to say a fond adios to Spain and your newfound friends as your Spanish holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Cultural Insights
        Indulge in the traditional flavours of churros served with delicious chocolate, a time-honoured Spanish tradition

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Madrid and Toledo

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Madrid and Toledo

        • Orientation in Segovia

        • See trendy Gran Vía, the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain

        • View Plaza España in Madrid, the Roman Aqueduct and Alcázar in Segovia

        • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Church of Santo Tomé and Toledo Synagogue in Toledo


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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