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Madrid City Breaks
Best time to go: March to July
3 Nights | from £625pp
Holiday type: Tailor-made
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Included in your A&K Madrid City Break:
- Private half day walking tour with one of our expert guides
- Entrance fees to the Palacio Real
- Return flights
- Private luxury transfers
- Accommodation including breakfast
Services of your dedicated A&K Concierge to book additional private tours, restaurants & spa treatments, to tailor your break to suit you
Beautiful and beguiling, Madrid is a city that’s full of Latin energy and zest for life; a city that well and truly knows how to live. From the moment Madrileños hit the pavement in the morning, café con leche in hand for desayuno on the go, to hitting the pillow at night after an alfresco dinner at 11pm, this is a population that knows how to live the good life. Madrid excels at many things: sports, culture, shopping, even architecture, and yet it’s quieter than other Spanish cities so it’s often easier to get under its skin. The nightlife here is the stuff of legend, with more bars than any other city on Earth, from cocktail salons to nightclubs packed to the rafters with a happy crowd that’s keen to samba into the small hours.
As one of the richest culinary capitals in Europe, the foodie scene is erupting with gusto, fully embracing the innovation of Spain’s gastronomic revolution while staying close to the enduring traditions of Spanish cuisine – it’s no surprise that the world’s oldest restaurant can be found here. Few cities can boast an artistic pedigree quite as pure as Madrid’s, which has art-lovers returning time and again to stroll around the city’s amazing galleries and museums, viewing the legacy of self-important Spanish royals of centuries past. Paseo del Prado is home to three of the world’s best galleries, and the best bit? Visit at the right time and it won’t cost you a penny.
A 14th century palace, now under the auspices of Relais & Chateaux, Orfila’s sedate grandeur and tranquil, residential location is in marked contrast to the city’s bustle, only a short walk away. Rooms effortlessly blend 19th century European furniture with modern technology, echoing the history and vibrant modernity of cosmopolitan Madrid on your doorstep. We love the rooms that overlook the peaceful courtyard garden, enhancing the impression of being in a veritable oasis in the heart of the city.
For over 100 years, the Ritz has been ‘the’ place to stay for the great and good visiting Madrid; just have a look at their Golden Book which has documented visiting dignitaries and celebrities since King Alfonso XIII first signed it at the hotel opening in 1910. With highlights such as the Prado Museum and the Parque del Buen Retiro a figurative stone’s throw away, you’d be hard pressed to find a better location. The constant buzz surrounding the hotel’s restaurants, bars and terraces reflects its status as the place to be and to be seen.
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At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this four day suggested city break will cost from:
• £625 per person, staying at Hotel Orfila
• £750 per person, staying at Hotel Ritz
Including flights, breakfast, private transfers, half day walking tour and entrances.
Prices based on two people sharing in low season and subject to availability.
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Spain is best visited in the springtime, when the temperatures are generally warm and comfortable. Autumn is equally comfortable, though less green and the landscapes are drier. July and August are very hot.
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