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$119.99 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

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Aranjuez Royal Palace Half-Day Tour from Madrid

On this half-day tour from Madrid, enjoy the beautiful architecture and regal atmosphere of Aranjuez, which lies 28 miles (46km) south of Madrid 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.

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Madrid Super Saver: El Escorial Monastery and Aranjuez Royal Palace Day Trip from Madrid

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.

$184.59 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.

$403.80 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Tour: Aranjuez from Madrid

Start your tour from your centrally located hotel in Madrid and head out 50 Km to the south where the great villa of Aranjuez lies. This is the most southerly city of the province. Once you are there, you will have the opportunity of visiting some of the following most interesting sites in town. The Prince’s Garden In fact, it is not just one garden, but several. With a 7 Km perimeter and covering 150 hectares. It is one of the largest gardens in Spain, 32 hectares bigger than El Retiro Park in Madrid. It is a landscaped garden that follows the English and French fashions of the end of the 18th century, although there are some older elements, such as the ‘Spring Garden’ and the ‘Pier of King Fernando VI'. The Prince’s Garden is surrounded by the river Tajo, and along the paths are a great number of plant species, many of them brought from distant lands. Its most important architectural works are the garden gates, the Apollo fountain, the ‘Chinescos’ pond, and the ‘Labrador’ house. Royal Felucca Museum It is situated inside the Prince’s Garden, and it contains one of the most spectacular collection of boats used by the Spanish monarchs to navigate the river Tajo. Aranjuez Royal Palace In the 16th century, Philip II of Spain ordered the old ‘Maestral’ house of Aranjuez to be replaced by a new building which became the foundation of the present Royal Palace. The work was never completed, and the site was virtually abandoned until the reign of Philip V of Spain in the 18th century. Later, successive monarchs extended and renovated the building. During your tour of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez you can visit the following: The Musicians’ Antechamber - the Throne Room - the Arab Salon - the Porcelain Room - the Queen’s Bedroom - the Dance Hall - the Banqueting Room - the Hall of Mirrors - the King’s Office - the Salon of Chinese Art.. The Parterre Garden The garden lies next to the east façade of the Royal Palace. It is laid out in the French-style, and is also known as ‘Little Versailles’. It contains some spectacular fountains, such as Hercules and Anteus, the goddess Ceres, and the Nereids. Among its attractions special mention must be made of the Chilean Auracaria pine, or Monkey Puzzle tree, an specimen in the province of Madrid. The Island Garden Can be reached via the Parterre garden. This garden is so-called as it is surrounded by the river Tajo, and separated from the Palace on its southern side by an artificial stream, which forms the famous ‘Castanets Cascade’. It is an example of an Italian-Flemish renaissance garden. Its fountains recall Greek mythology: the fountains of Venus, Apollo, Bacchus, etc. Parejas Square It has a enormous size and a semi-open aspect. Its name is derived from the paired ‘horse dancing’, which was avidly watched from the balconies of the buildings that enclose it.

$184.59 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Aranjuez with Optional Transport from Madrid

Start your hot-air balloon experience with a pickup from your centrally located Madrid hotel or alternatively, meet direct at the launch site in Aranjuez depending on the option selected. On arrival at the site, watch your brightly colored balloon inflate while listening to a comprehensive safety briefing with your pilot. Then, step inside your balloon’s basket and take to the skies. Each basket comfortably holds between 10 and 16 people, so there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee as you soar gently up and away. Have your camera ready to capture panoramic views while gliding through the early morning skies. Have your camera ready to capture views of the historical city’s Old Town, the River Tajo and the Palace of Aranjuez. After an hour in the air, listen to your pilot’s instructions for a smooth landing. Once back on the ground make your way inside the on-site café to enjoy your typically lavish Spanish brunch. Meals change according to seasonality and what’s available on the day of your tour, but typical meals include slices of Iberian chorizo and sausage, cured cheeses and bread. In the winter, a warming soup is often served. Relax as you eat, and after receiving your souvenir photo, video and flight certificate, toast your group with your glass of sparkling cava; it’s the perfect way to celebrate your Spanish hot-air balloon flight! Finish your experience either at Aranjuez or your Madrid hotel, depending on option selected.