Tour departs from Madrid
Arrival to Madrid.
ARTISTIC MADRID HALF DAY CITY TOUR WITH THE ROYAL PALACE AND THE PRADO MUSEUM
This visit is to the two most famous structures of the city: the Royal Palace, the home of Spanish Royalty from the 18th century until the time of exile of king Alfonso XIII. Today it is used as the setting for official receptions by the present King of Spain, Juan Carlos I. The Prado Museum is one of the world’s great art galleries. It displays paintings from the 12th to the 18th century. The most famous exhibits are those of Velázquez, Goya and El Greco.
MADRID TAPAS TOUR (Wine & Tapas)
A Tapas tour through the city center to taste the famous Spanish Tapas. The bars should not be forgotten because they are where one of the most deeply-rooted of all traditions of Spain is carried out: the tapeo (Tapas are essentially snacks. Bigger portions that are ordered to make up part of a meal are called raciones).
CULTURAL MADRID HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Visit the museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia of Modern Art (closed on Tuesday) inagurated by the Spanish Kings Juan Carlos I and Sofia the 10th September 1992. Permanent collections of the most important spanish artists: Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gargallo, Gutiérrez Solana, Tápies, Chillida and Julio González. The Retiro Park, Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza Carlos V and Paseo de la Castellana.
FLAMENCO SHOW EVENING
(dinner & show or show & drink)
Driving through the streets of Barcelona by night, you may admire the illuminated fountains, monuments and plazas. A dinner will be enjoyed at a Tablao Flamenco including wines and coffee. Afterwards watch a typical Flamenco Show where a performance of flamenco folklore will thrill you. OR just to watch the Show with one drink included.
TOLEDO HALF DAY EXCURSION
One of the oldest and most interesting historical cities of Europe, reflects the many cultures that have formed it, and perhaps better than any other city reflects the many moods of Spain’s art and history. Visits are made to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, the ancient Jewish Synagogue and the Jewish quarter.
AVILA AND SEGOVIA FULL DAY EXCURSION
Avila, a fortified city situated on an hilltop in the heart of Castile, is best known as the birthplace of Santa Teresa and for the impressive medieval walls, the oldest and best preserved in Spain. A visit will be made to the Convent of Santa Teresa, built on the site where the Saint was born, the old jewish quarter, the Royal Monastery of Santo Tomas, founded by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel and the Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral.
Continue to Segovia, universally famous for the Aqueduct, an imposing engineering marvel dating from Roman times. Here there is also a visit to the Alcazar, an enchanting fairytale fortress castle and the jewish quarter.