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History, Government & Politics Trips to Madrid

From £205.00

Overview
Reasons to Visit
Popular Itinerary
Places to Stay
What You Say
  • Overview

    The history of this city can be appreciated in a variety of places. Salamanca is a beautiful and traditional Castilian City. Full of monuments and churches its university is one of the Oldest in Spain. Visit the two Cathedrals, the University building as well as the famous Plaza Mayor one of the most beautiful Baroque style squares in Spain. Take a day trip to Escorial & Valley of Fallen, the town of El Escorial is home to the Monastery San Lorenzo el Real, built during the period of King Philip II.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. Day Trip to Avila & Segovia

      Visit two magnificent Castilian cities in one day, beautiful fortified Avila and ancient roman Segovia. Avila has a perfectly preserved mile and a half of medieval walls with 88 watchtowers and nine gates which encircle the town. Segovia has the spectacular Roman Aquaduct running through the centre and is also home to the most spectacular castle in Spain the Alcazar.

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    2. Day trip to Toledo & Aranjuez

      Toledo is only an hour from Madrid and is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Spain, surrounded on three sides by the deep gorge of the River Tagus. Highlights include the towering fortress Alcazar and its ring of Gothic and Moorish walls. Include a stop in Aranjuez, the palace which once served as the official spring residence of the Kings and Queens of Spain.

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    3. Day Trip to Escorial & Valley of Fallen

      The town of El Escorial is home to the Monastery San Lorenzo el Real built during the period of King Philip II. The monastery is the Pantheon of the Spanish Kings as well as a Palace, Monastery and Church. The Valley of the Fallen is an impressive memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War.

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  • Popular Itinerary

    Day 1 

    Morning: Depart UK airport for flight to Madrid

    Afternoon: Arrive in Madrid and transfer to your accommodation.

    Evening: Guided Walking Tour of Madrid followed by evening meal.

    Day 2

    Morning: Visit the Palacio Real

    Afternoon: Visit the Prado

    Evening: Flamenco Show.

    Day 3

    Morning: Day trip to El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen

    Evening: Tapas Evening Meal

    Day 4

    Morning: Visit the Bernabeu Stadium

    Afternoon: Transfer to airport for return flight

    Evening: Arrive UK

  • Places to stay
    • Hotel Mediodia

      One of the most classical hotel buildings in Madrid, the hotel is located in the centre of Madrid within walking distance of many attractions including the Prado, the Reina Sophia Art Museum and the Retiro Park. The nearest metro station is ‘Atocha’. The hotel has 24 hour reception, lounge, luggage room and a hotel safe.

    • Hostal Marlasca

      Located in the heart of the Madrid, a few steps from the Puerta del Sol, this hotel is ideally placed for seeing all of the city's attractions including the Royal Palace and El Retiro park.2-4 bedded rooms, all with private facilties, TV, telephone, safe & air conditioning.

  • What you say

    Overall, the trip was excellent. The activities were well-planned and timed; the students really enjoyed their stay and all wish to return to Madrid which was the entire purpose of the trip. Thank you!

    The Clarendon Academy

     

    No further support could be provided... absolutely everything was taken care of.

    Carshalton Boys Sports College

     

    Everything that could have been done was done - the service was excellent from both the Tour Consultant and the Tour Planner

    St Ambrose High School

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