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Madrid incl. Toledo & Segovia - 5 Nights
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Madrid incl. Toledo & Segovia - 5 Nights

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If you are looking for a European break with beautiful weather, delicious food and plenty of culture and history, then look no further than this holiday to the Spanish capital with excursions to some of the best sights in the surrounding area. 

On your guided tour you will take in some of Madrid’s highlights including the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza del Oriente, and visit the historic cities of Toledo and Segovia on two full day included excursions. There will also be plenty of free time to explore and discover Madrid at your own pace.

With direct flights, accommodation, transfers and expertly guided tours with our local guides, there has never been a better time to visit this fascinating part of Spain.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Airport
Madrid- Barajas airport is located 13km northeast of Madrid. Journey time into the city centre is approx. 30 minutes.
Climate

Madrid has a continental Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry and spring/autumn tends to be pleasant, warm and sunny.

Food & Drink
Spanish food tends to be delicious, healthy, and full of flavour. Tapas, paella, fresh fish, grilled meat, seafood and chorizo are just some of the many things you can expect to find on the menus here. The food of the region is perfectly complemented by beautiful local wines.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl

Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sampson

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

 

Holiday highlights

The Royal Palace (Palacio Real) 

The official residence of the King of Spain, the Royal Palace is the largest building in Madrid and the largest Royal palace in Western Europe.  It was built on the site of the old Alcázar, the Moorish castle that was destroyed by fire in 1734, and the old city wall around this area may still be seen.

Habsburg Madrid 

The imperial legacy of Habsburgs Carlos I, Felipe II and their successors can best be seen in the area surrounding the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's official central point. A short stroll west lies Plaza Mayor, a popular stage over the centuries for royal festivities and bullfights, and today thronged with open-air cafes. 

Parque del Buen Retiro 

After a heavy round of the art galleries and city sights, a stroll in Madrid's loveliest public gardens is one of the best ways to end the day. The artificial lake at the park's centre is watched over by Alfonso XII's massive mausoleum and the sphinx-laden Egyptian Fountain. There are boats for hire, summertime puppet shows for kids, and a plethora of buskers and tarot readers at weekends.

Alcázar of Segovia 

The Alcázar of Segovia is an incredible sight, high above the city on a rocky crag with its many towers and turrets. Used a fortress and royal palace since the 12th century, inside you can  tour the palace, visit the artillery museum and climb the Tower of Juan II for panoramic views of the city. 

Toledo

In the Middle Ages, Toledo became a symbol of religious tolerance where Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together peacefully. Set on a hillside overlooking the Río Tajo, Toledo became known as the “city of three cultures” and was declared a world heritage site in 1986.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Airport
Madrid- Barajas airport is located 13km northeast of Madrid. Journey time into the city centre is approx. 30 minutes.
Climate

Madrid has a continental Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry and spring/autumn tends to be pleasant, warm and sunny.

Food & Drink
Spanish food tends to be delicious, healthy, and full of flavour. Tapas, paella, fresh fish, grilled meat, seafood and chorizo are just some of the many things you can expect to find on the menus here. The food of the region is perfectly complemented by beautiful local wines.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl

Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sampson

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to Spain

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Evening

Travel to Spain

Upon arriving in Madrid, you will be met by our local representative in the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2 – Madrid City Tour

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Morning

Madrid City Tour

Start your day with a guided walking tour of Madrid, where you will see the Puerta del Sol with its famous clock, the impressive Plaza Mayor, the town hall and La Almudena cathedral. The tour ends on Plaza del Oriente, which was created during Napoleon’s occupation of Spain, 200 years ago. Here you may choose to visit Palacio Real, one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Europe.

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Afternoon

At Leisure

The afternoon is free to explore Madrid at your own pace. Among the city’s highlights are its 9th century city walls, the ‘Four Towers’ business district, and the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’, which is home to three of the city’s most important art museums.  

Day 3 - Toledo

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Full Day

Excursion to Toledo

Today, head out on a full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo. The city is beautifully situated on the banks of Spain’s longest river, the Tagus. Take a walking tour of the historic centre of the city and visit the 13th century Gothic cathedral, one of the biggest in the world.  You will have some free time to explore the town at your leisure. Highlights include the fascinating Jewish quarter with its synagogue, and the Church of Santa María la Blanca. Toledo’s most famous resident is the artist El Greco, and you can visit his former home, La Casa del Greco, or seek out some of his artworks, such as his masterpiece “The Funeral of Count Orgaz”, which is housed at the church of Santo Tomé.

Day 4 – At Leisure

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Full Day

At Leisure

Spend the day exploring Madrid at your own pace. We recommend you try one of the hundreds of great tapas restaurants dotted around Madrid or relax in one of the many plazas for which the city is famous. Plaza Mayor is the most famous of these and has been the centre of Madrid life for centuries.  

Day 5 – Segovia

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Full Day

Excursion to Segovia

Today you will embark on a full day excursion to Segovia, home to several Romanesque churches and picturesque squares. Segovia’s most iconic landmark is its almost 30 metre high aqueduct which dominates the area. Spend time exploring the old town, with its winding streets, old buildings and fascinating Jewish Quarter. The final stop on your tour will be the Alcázar, or castle, with its massive walls, towers and turrets. The castle was frequently used as a residence by the Spanish Court. Enjoy some free time to explore the Alcázar and the town at your own pace before beginning the journey back to Madrid.  

Day 6 – Return Home

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Morning

At Leisure

Enjoy your final day at leisure in Madrid. This is the perfect opportunity to do some last minute shopping, or to relax in one of Madrid’s many squares, where you can have a drink and admire the city some more.

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Evening

Return Home

In the evening, you will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía 4

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía is located in the heart of Madrid, just a short walk from Plaza Cibeles and the Puerta del Sol. Built in 1917, this charming building features beautiful stained-glass windows. The hotel is close to several key attractions, including the Prado Museum and t... read more read more read more

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía is located in the heart of Madrid, just a short walk from Plaza Cibeles and the Puerta del Sol. Built in 1917, this charming building features beautiful stained-glass windows. The hotel is close to several key attractions, including the Prado Museum and the Thyssen Gallery, making it a great choice for taking in Madrid's cultural offerings. Guests will also enjoy the shops of Gran Via and the views from the hotel's rooftop terrace.

Hotel address
Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía
7-9 Calle Gran Vía
28013 Madrid
Spain
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Holiday Inn Madrid Piramides 3

Holiday Inn Madrid Piramides is well placed for sightseeing in Spain’s capital.  Puerta de Toledo, the gateway to the historic city centre, is within a 10 minute walk and there is a metro stop outside the hotel, giving easy access to many of Madrid’s historic and cultural at... read more read more read more

Holiday Inn Madrid Piramides is well placed for sightseeing in Spain’s capital.  Puerta de Toledo, the gateway to the historic city centre, is within a 10 minute walk and there is a metro stop outside the hotel, giving easy access to many of Madrid’s historic and cultural attractions.  In the evenings, enjoy a choice of cafes, restaurants, tapas bars and entertainment venues in the vibrant La Latina district.

Hotel address
Holiday Inn Madrid Piramides
Paseo de las Acacias, 40


Madrid
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*Some hotel facilities are seasonally operated and may not be available at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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