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Plazas, Palaces & Paintings

Journey to Spain, past and present. With Madrid as your home base, enjoy time at leisure to discover the vibrant capital city, and visit the historical gems of Toledo, Ávila and Segovia with the help of an expert guide. Delve into Spain's fascinating history as you visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, then relax and explore Madrid at your own pace.

Location:

Madrid, Toledo, Segovia and Avila

Location:

Madrid, Spain (MAD), Toledo, Spain, Segovia, Spain, Spain

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Madrid (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Madrid
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 More Moments activities included:
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid (English-speaking guide; French available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday)
    • Skip the line visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid (English-speaking guide; French available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday)
    • Full-day excursion to Toledo
    • Full-day excursion to Ávila and Segovia
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Madrid.

Day 2

Welcome to Madrid

Upon arrival in Madrid, take a private transfer to your hotel, your base for the next 7 nights. The rest of the day is yours to explore this magical city.

Day 3

Madrid : Sightseeing

Enjoy a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour, followed by a guided skip-the-line visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

More Moments Activities Included:
Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace of Madrid:
  • From the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the modern city, discover Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit Gran Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana up to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and much more.

  • Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, the beautifully furnished and decorated former residence of the Spanish kings. On this guided visit, admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4

Madrid: Toledo Excursion (approx. 165 km)

Meet with your guide and head to Toledo for a full-day excursion. After visiting this medieval city's highlights, continue with a panoramic tour, which will circle around the city from the other side of the river to admire the views.

More Moments Activities Included:
Toledo Excursion:
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautiful medieval city. See the restored Alcázar de Toledo, an impressive fortified building that now houses the museum and library of the Spanish Army. Continue to visit Plaza del Ayuntamiento and marvel at the inside of the famous Primate Cathedral of Toledo, with its magnificent Gothic style. Stroll through the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets to visit the Church of Santo Tomé, which houses a famous El Greco painting. Also included—a visit to the Victorio Macho museum and a short audio-visual movie about the city. 

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5

Madrid : At Leisure

Explore Spain's capital city at your own pace. If you like, check out the Museo del Prado or enjoy warm pastries on a sunny patio.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6

Madrid: Ávila & Segovia Excursion (approx. 291 km)

Delve into Spain's fascinating history with a full-day excursion to Ávila and Segovia where you'll be able to visit the cathedral and the Alcázar.

More Moments Activities Included:
Ávila & Segovia Excursion:
  • Journey to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites today: Ávila and Segovia. The city’s thick walls serve as reminder of Avila’s military and religious past, while the impressive cathedral demonstrates the city’s character and identity. Visit the Basilica of San Vicente and the Convent of Santa Teresa, then head to Segovia to admire the monumental Roman aqueduct, great plaza, its narrow streets lined with splendid mansions and a visit to the cathedral and the Alcázar.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7 & 8

Madrid : At Leisure

Enjoy two days at leisure to explore the city as you wish. Madrid is home to fantastic museums, beautiful public squares and charming boutiques. Take in an art gallery, browse the shops or relax at one of many charming cafés.

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts

Day 9

Madrid - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Madrid airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
Hotel Ganivet(or similar)
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
NH Nacional(or similar)

Room Specifications

Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.