Explore Madrid; home of the Royals, where you can visit the enormous city center public garden known as El Retiro, the Prado museum and the Plaza Major - one of the finest squares in Spain which also has many alluring qualities to attract the visitor. Enjoy a number of days in Madrid, with local English speaking Guides and exploring by yourself. Immerse yourself in the city and discover the beauty of its culture. Use a 24 hrs art pass - allowing you free admission to more than 40 museums in Madrid, visit the Royal Palace and the famous El Prado museum, and enjoy a three course Spanish dinner with Flamenco show. Then escape the city to the tranquility of the recently converted Parador de Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO site, which is housed in a magnificent seventeenth-century building, the former Santo Tomás Dominican Convent and School. Located only 26km from the city, it will give you a totally different experience of Spanish culture.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Madrid.
For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), a SIM card with 1Gb of data, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
See and do exactly what you feel like today with your 48 hour Madrid Card. The Card is an electronic smart card offering free admission to more than 50 museums and monuments in Madrid, including the major ones. The card also entitles you to visit the Planetarium, a guided walking tour from the "Discover Madrid Program", use of a Cable Car, visit Faunia Biologic Park, Imax Cinema or the Royal Palace. You can also benefit from discounts in more than 100 establishments including shops, restaurants, shows, rent a car and leisure centres for adults and children. You will also obtain a guidebook with information on the museums and establishments that are included on the scheme and a map of the city. Exchange your voucher for a Madrid Card at: Madrid Tourist Board, Plaza Mayor 27 between 9.30am and 8.30pm or at Metro Travellers Information Centre.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you through the narrow and steep streets of the oldest part of Madrid, discovering the history and emblematic locations such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Sol and Plaza de la Villa. (No entrance fees included).
Enjoy a three course typical Spanish dinner with wine and mineral water before watching a breathtaking perfomance of Flamenco. Located in the Old Quarter of Madrid, Corral de La Moreria Flamenco is an authentic tablao (place where flamenco is performed) where singers, guitarists and dancers share their talent to make you feel the art of 'Flamenco'.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private transfer from Madrid to Toledo.
Enjoy a half day walking tour through the streets of Toledo and learn the history of this UNESCO heritage site.
"Holy Toledo" isn't just an expression! A unique and richly diverse city, Toledo features Arab, Jewish, Christian, and even Roman and Visigothic elements. A beloved national landmark, the Toledo that so inspired El Greco in the 16th century has remained relatively unchanged since his time. Old churches and houses fill the city, where you can still stroll through streets barely wide enough for a man and his donkey, let alone an automobile. (No entrance fees included.)
Meet your driver for a private transfer from Toledo to Madrid.
Built at the direction of King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the Westin Palace (5*) was recently restored to its original splendor. Set near the Prado, notable museums, and historic monuments, it was ranked as the #1 hotel in Spain in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008 Gold List. The magnificent building, highlighted by an enormous stained glass dome, has long been a center of Spanish society. Among the many amenities are meeting rooms, restaurants, and a newly renovated fitness center overlooking the city. The 468 guest rooms and spacious suites have been updated with all modern conveniences and are exquisitely decorated with antique furnishings and original mahogany and plaster details.
Fontecruz Toledo Hotel (5*) located in historic city center of Toledo, is a luxury, exclusive and elegant hotel. It is conveniently situated only 200 meter away from the Catedral of Toledo. It has 40 comfortable double rooms and a few luxurious suites which offer excellent lodging conditions, probably it's the most exclusive and luxury hotel in the city center. The hotel's Fitness Club & Spa is the only one in the historical city center, offering a wide selection of health & beauty treatments, massages and wraps. It possesses a fascinating feature by integrating elements of the ancient Roman hydraulic system along with various walls from the Arab-rule period. In addition, the Fontecruz Toledo Hotel has a great gym equipped with the latest technology sport equipment and a bar specialising in preparing delicious coctails. The hotel's restaurant, Belvis, managed by chef Adolfo Muñoz offers excellent modern and elaborated cuisine.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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