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$118.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Madrid Combo Tour: Toledo and Aranjuez Royal Palace Day Trip

Morning Tour: Toledo A highlight of any visit to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with wonderful architecture, is seeing The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, the famous painting by 16th-century master El Greco. Toledo was the setting for many of El Greco's art, and you’ll see this painting – one of his most famous – at the Church of St Tome.Toledo is known for its art and history and has a landscape that combines Arabic, Mudejar, Gothic, medieval and Renaissance architecture. Surrounded by the River Tajo, the atmospheric walled town is crammed with churches and museums. Sights you’ll see include the amazing 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, the medieval castle, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan of the Kings Monastery and the Victorio Macho Museum.Afternoon Tour: Aranjuez In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful architecture and regal atmosphere of Aranjuez, which sits at the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers. Your local guide will lead you the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), part of Aranjuez’s UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape. It is a Spanish Royal Site – the spring residence of Spanish kings since the late 1800s. Admire the decorative styles, and see the Throne Room of Elizabeth II, the Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island. The palace gardens are so beautiful, they inspired Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo to compose his Concierto de Aranjuez.After relaxing in the gardens, you head to the Gran Casino of Aranjuez to have a little fun and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink. Your guide will show you around, and then you can try your luck at the tables if you wish.

$66.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Aranjuez Royal Palace Half-Day Tour from Madrid

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Royal Palace of Aranjuez, AranjuezThe Royal Palace, where we will appreciate the variety of decorative styles, especially the China Chamber Porcelain and the Throne Room of Elizabeth II; The Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island which are characterized by great variety of vegetation and tree species.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Museo de Faluas Reales, AranjuezThe Museum of Royal Feluccas (a type of long and narrow light boats, used in ports and rivers) was built in 1963 and exhibits the boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus River.These include a gondola belonging to Philip V, although the ship actually dates to the reign of Charles II; and the boats of Charles IV, Ferdinand VII and Elizabeth II.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$118.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Madrid to El Escorial Monastery and Aranjuez Palace Day Tour

Morning Tour: El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the FallenThe Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real was built by King Philip II to house the remains of his parents, Charles I and Isabella of Portugal. The Renaissance complex combines a palace and monastery, and features a wonderful collection of art. On your visit, follow your guide on a tour of the complex, including the Pantheon of Kings and the basilica.Six miles (9.5 km) north of El Escorial lies the Valley of the Fallen, a vast basilica built into the side of a mountain and topped by a gigantic granite cross. The monument was built by Spanish dictator General Franco to remember the casualties of Spain's Civil War. Take a guided tour inside the basilica and admire the spectacular valley landscape surrounding the complex.Before you continue to Aranjuez, have free time to grab lunch (own expense) and relax before the second part of your day trip.Afternoon Tour: AranjuezContinue your trip to Aranjuez, a town of beautiful architecture and a regal atmosphere that lies 28 miles (46 km) south of Madrid.Your guide will lead you the Palacio Real (Royal Palace). The palace is a Spanish Royal Site – the spring residence of Spanish kings since the late 1800s. Admire the decorative styles and see the Throne Room of Elizabeth II, the Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island.

$182.68 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Balloon flights over Madrid, Segovia or Toledo

You can choose your city, Segovia Madrid or Toledo. Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage city in 1985. It is the most representative of the national territory both for its scenic flight as its peculiar interest aerology so perfect for our ballooning.The views snowfall of the main peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama make during the winter months our flight takes an entirely different stamp. The balloon can admire both the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the Aqueduct dating from the second century after Christ. Segovia is located north of the Community of Madrid a few 80 km of the capital making it a tourist attraction of being grade. During the flight, and if the wind allows, we can go up to 2000m altitude.Toledo, historic town and declared a historical-artistic complex in 1940, UNESCO subsequently granted the title of World Heritage Site in 1986. From the air can spot the Rio Tajo passing through Toledo, El Alcazar and medieval architecture City enjoys it so important. Located south of Madrid 85km away. The height during the flight Toledo is max. 400m.Aranjuez, located south of the Community of Madrid. It is famous for its Royal Palace and its gardens prices and the cultural landscape of Aranjuez was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.

$801.28 Cultural & Theme Tours

Madrid & World Heritage Cities - Self Drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL MADRIDPass By: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez AirportArrive at Madrid airport, meet with the rent-a-car representative to pick up your rental car and head towards the beautiful city of Madrid to check in and explore the city. The Spanish capital is one of Europe’s liveliest and most elegant cities, boasting beautiful boulevards, vast parks, bustling plazas, and numerous historic churches and palaces. Madrid is also home to the legendary ‘golden triangle’ of art galleries, which house some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces. Overnight in Madrid. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*Day 2: MADRID – SEGOVIA – AVILA (170 Km – 2 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Palacio de Los VeladaAfter a delicious breakfast at the hotel, head towards sensational Segovia. Visit the Gothic cathedral and the Alcazar, which was one of the inspirations for Disney’s Cinderella castle. See also the awe-inspiring Roman aqueduct, which dates from the reign of Emperor Domitian in the first century and cuts through the city centre. Continue to Avila and stroll the beautiful streets of its old town, surrounded by uninterrupted medieval walls. The perimeter of more than 2.5 kilometres is dotted with 88 towers and nine gates. Behind the ramparts is a city of immense beauty and heritage. Visit the fortified Gothic cathedral and the Romanesque Basilica of St Vincent. Stroll through its ancient streets, with Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles evident, and take in the splendour of the Plaza de Santa Teresa. Overnight in Avila. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Palacio de los Velada or similar 4*Day 3: AVILA – SALAMANCA (110 Km – 1.5 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Sercotel Artheus CarmelitasAfter a delicious breakfast at the hotel, discover Spain’s most venerable seat of learning, visiting the University of Salamanca, as well as the old and new cathedrals. Salamanca University is the third-oldest in the world and the college gives the city a lively buzz, unlike the rest of Castile. At the time of the university’s founding in 1134, Salamanca was in the Kingdom of Leon. Head to the heart of the action at the magnificent Plaza Mayor and savour the inspiring atmosphere. Every corner of Salamanca exudes history! Visit the Irish College, the Casa de las Conchas palace, the Monterrey Palace, the Art Noveau and Art Deco Museum at the Casa Lis. If time permits, catch a glimpse of the Clavero Tower, the convents of Las Dueñas and St Stephen, as well as the baroque Clergy Church. Overnight in Salamanca. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Altheus Carmelita or similar 4*Day 4: SALAMANCA – CACERES (200 Km – 2hrs)Pass By: Parador de CáceresIndulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel and head towards Caceres to explore its magnificent historic centre. Not to be outdone by its provincial neighbour, the medieval walled old town of Caceres is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with fortified homes, Renaissance palaces, and historic churches. The walled area is compact and there are two main clusters of monuments. In the Santa Maria-Golfines area, you can find the Renaissance Toledo-Moctezuma Palace, as well as the Co-cathedral of St Mary while the area around the Plaza de las Veletas-Plaza San Mateo is dominated by the 15th century Cigüeñas Palace.Overnight in Caceres. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Parador Caceres or similar 4*Day 5: CACERES – TOLEDO (260 km – 2.5 hrs)Pass By: Sercotel Alfonso VIBegin your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel. Then, drive to Toledo and wander through ancient streets dominated by the stunning cathedral and the legendary Alcazar overlooking the River Tagus. The old town boasts buildings from almost all periods of the Spanish history. Visit the cathedral and admire the Gothic vaulting and the elaborate altarpiece. Admire the numerous works of art such as frescoes, stained glass, altarpieces, and paintings signed by artists like El Greco, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Rubens, and Goya. Continue to Santo Tome Church where El Greco’s epic canvas ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’ is displayed or just stroll the beautiful streets of Toledo. Overnight in Toledo. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Alfonso VI or similar 4*Day 6: TOLEDO – ARANJUEZ – MADRID (100 km – 1.5 hr)Pass By: Hotel NH Madrid VentasHave breakfast at the hotel and prepare for a new adventure heading towards Aranjuez. Upon arrival, enjoy the city and visit the Royal Palace and gardens. In the gardens, find the inspiration to Joaquin Rodrigo’s famous ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ classical Spanish guitar piece, based on his experiences at the palace gardens. Then, drive to Madrid for check-in at your hotel. Enjoy your last night in Spain´s paradisiacal capital. Overnight in Madrid. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*Day 7: DEPARTURE MADRIDPass By: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez AirportBegin your last day in Madrid with a tasty breakfast. Then, at the appropriate time, head towards the rental company to return the vehicle. The rent-a-car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal for you to catch your departure flight back home. Breakfast includedMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$867.57 Cultural & Theme Tours

Soul of Spain - Self Drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL MADRIDPass By: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez AirportArrive at Madrid airport, meet with the rent-a-car representative to pick up your rental car and head towards the beautiful city of Madrid to check in and explore the city. The Spanish capital is one of Europe’s liveliest and most elegant cities, boasting beautiful boulevards, vast parks, bustling plazas, and numerous historic churches and palaces. Madrid is also home to the legendary ‘golden triangle’ of art galleries, which house some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces. Overnight in Madrid. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*Day 2: MADRIDPass By: Hotel NH Madrid VentasEnjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Discover all the main sights and attractions driving through famous locations like the Paseo de la Castellana, the Plaza de Los Cibeles, and the Gran Via. Visit the Royal Palace - Europe’s largest - and the Reina Sofia Museum of modern and contemporary art. The Royal Palace has more than 3,000 rooms and the appearance of those seen during the guided tour is an eclectic mix, ranging from cluttered Victorian to exotic oriental décors. Works of art by great masters such as Caravaggio, Velazquez and Goya adorn the walls while period furniture graces every room. The lavishness and opulence of the interiors stand in contrast to the sober baroque and neo-classical exterior, which faces the Almudena Cathedral and overlooks the Campo del Moro gardens. The Reina Sofia Museum boasts one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world. Admire works by Spanish masters such as Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso, whose vast and haunting Guernica is complemented by an exhibition of other works and resources, which help put the iconic painting in context. Overnight in Madrid. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*Day 3: MADRID – ARANJUEZ – TOLEDO (100 Km – 1,5 hrs)Pass By: Sercotel Alfonso VIDepart after breakfast at the hotel, heading to charming Aranjuez. Visit the Royal Palace and gardens. Find the inspiration to Joaquin Rodrigo’s famous ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ classical Spanish guitar piece, based on his experiences at the palace gardens. Continue to Toledo and check in to your hotel on arrival.Overnight in Toledo.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Alfonso VI or similar4*Day 4: TOLEDO – SALAMANCA (240 Km – 3,5 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Sercotel Artheus CarmelitasExplore the historic core of Toledo after a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Discover this living museum, which evokes the mix of Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures of medieval Castile. Wander through ancient streets dominated by the stunning cathedral and the legendary Alcazar overlooking the River Tagus. The old town boasts buildings from almost all periods of the Spanish history. Visit Santo Tome Church – where El Greco’s epic canvas ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’ is displayed – and the former synagogue, with an interior that presents one of the best-preserved examples of Mudejar architecture in Castile. Then bid farewell to Toledo and drive to Salamanca. Overnight in Salamanca.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Artheus Carmelita or simila 4*Day 5: SALAMANCAPass By: Hotel Sercotel Artheus CarmelitasDiscover Spain’s most venerable seat of learning after having breakfast at the hotel. Salamanca University is the third-oldest in the world and the college gives the city a lively buzz unlike the rest of Castile. At the time of the university’s founding, in 1134, Salamanca was in the Kingdom of Leon. Head to the heart of the action, at the magnificent Plaza Mayor and savour the inspiring atmosphere. Every corner of Salamanca exudes history! Visit the Irish College, the Casa de las Conchas palace, the Monterrey Palace, the Art Noveau and Art Deco Museum at the Casa Lis. If time permits, also catch a glimpse of the Clavero Tower, the convents of Las Dueñas and St Stephen and the baroque Clergy Church. Overnight in Salamanca.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Artheus Carmelita or simila 4*Day 6: SALAMANCA – AVILA – SEGOVIA (200 Km – 2,5 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Eurostars Plaza AcueductoDepart after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Avila. Stroll the streets of the city´s old town, a place still surrounded by uninterrupted medieval walls. The perimeter of more than 2.5 kilometres is dotted with 88 towers and nine gates. Behind the ramparts is a city of immense beauty and heritage. Visit the fortified Gothic cathedral and the Romanesque Basilica of St Vincent. Stroll through its ancient streets, with Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and take in the splendour of the Plaza de Santa Teresa. Continue to sensational Segovia with its Alcazar, which was one of the inspirations for Disney’s Cinderella castle. See also the awe-inspiring Roman aqueduct, which dates from the reign of Emperor Domitian in the first century and cuts through the city centre. Overnight in Segovia.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Eurostar Plaza Acueducto or similar 4*Day 7: SEGOVIA – SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL – MADRID (110 Km – 1,5 hrs)Pass By: Hotel NH Madrid VentasBegin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Then, head to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. This pretty and prosperous town is the location of one of Spain’s most important Renaissance monuments, the magnificent monastery of El Escorial, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex also served as the royal palace of Philip II, who was among the two dozen monarchs whose final resting place is the Pantheon of Kings. Other attractions of El Escorial include the Hall of Battles, where large frescoes depict important Spanish military triumphs, the lavish library with frescoed ceilings, and the breathtakingly beautiful basilica. After admiring this lovely city, continue to Madrid and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Madrid.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = NH Ventas or similar 4*Day 8: DEPART MADRIDPass By: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez AirportBid farewell to Madrid after breakfast at the hotel, driving towards the airport. Drop off the car at the rental office. The rent-a-car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal to catch your departure flight back home. Breakfast included.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.