Visit Madrid on a weekend ELI tour

2 days and 1 night

Group size: 

20 - 25 travelers

Tour en Madrid
Visitando Madrid
Tour ELI Madrid
Madrid Tour

Explore Madrid with your classmates and an ELI Schools guide

You will live moments that you will remember for a lifetime!

Madrid, the capital with a thousand options. Madrid, lively and vibrant at all hours, is famous for being an open city with all kinds of people from all over the world. In addition to its famous museums, busy streets with all kinds of shops, world cuisine restaurants or an unbeatable nightlife, Madrid will surprise you with its quiet and charming historical corners, with traditional centuries-old bars and family where friends meet. Madrid has an authenticity that is difficult to match. It is welcoming and diverse. Madrid is undoubtedly one of the most interesting cities in Europe.

Your tour package includes

  • Roundtrip flights. ELI group meeting and departure from Dublin airport.
  • Sightseeing walking tours through the highlights of Madrid.
  • Expert tour guide.
  • Ticket for all public transfers.
  • 1 night in a shared room at Hostel Generator Madrid.

Featured included

Madrid has its own beauty. Madrid stimulates and inspires. Madrid is an experience. 

  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Reina Sofía National Art Center
  • Prado Museum
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Town Hall Casa de la Villa and Casa de Cisneros
  • Royal Palace
  • Buen Retiro Park
  • Plaza Mayor of Madrid
  • And much more …

* DOES NOT include meals: We will take detours to different grocery store locations for your grocery shopping meals.


Tour Madrid (1)


JULY 2022

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31

* dates may vary 1 or 2 days

PRICE € 250

Day 1: Arrival day

Round trip flights. Meeting of the ELI group and departure from Dublin airport.

Hop aboard your morning flight to Madrid. 


Welcome to Madrid! It’s time to settle in and meet our tour guide and other group members before enjoying a walking tour.

Madrid is a city to enjoy life. For us, there is no better way to know and experience Madrid like a local than taking a look at its gastronomy. On this tour you will discover the history and evolution of tapas. It is important to know that tapas is a deeply rooted way of socializing in Spain, while enjoying hot and cold sandwiches accompanied by a good wine or beer.

In the evening, we will head into town for a fun and social evening on a pub crawl. 

Day 2: Departure Day

Walking tour of the best highlights of the city of Madrid. We will begin the visit in the Plaza Mayor, which was originally the market in the town of Madrid.

Strolling along the Calle Mayor we will arrive at the Plaza de la Villa, where we find some of the oldest buildings in the city, as well as their contrasted architectural styles. From there we will continue to the Royal Palace, which occupies the same place where the Alcazar of Madrid was.

Later we will visit the Almudena Cathedral. We will also visit the Plaza de Oriente, surrounded by the Royal Palace and the Madrid Opera. The tour will end by discovering the secrets of Puerta del Sol and getting to know the famous statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. 

Flight home

Transfer to Madrid airport to take the flight home. 

Information prior to the departure of your tour to MADRID

Don’t be in doubt! We present you where it will stay, how you got there and what you should know about your destination before you go.



Generator Madrid is located in the heart of the city, right next to the bustling Grand Vía, at the corner of Calle de Silva and Calle de San Bernardo. As you walk out of our front door, you will have many options to choose from with cultural centers, artistic venues, the best bars and the best restaurants in town. Conveniently located in the best part of the city center, our accommodation allows guests to enjoy some of the most striking architecture in Madrid, you can’t miss it! Originally built in 1930, the former gas station is now a 5-story building designed with the Generator flair, but punctuated with local flair. Expect to feel right at home with Spanish interiors and vibrant modern design.

Relax on our terrace with a cocktail after discovering all that the Spanish capital has to offer or relax and make new friends in our cafeteria. You will feel at home in our luxury hotel in Madrid. 

Vuelos tours


  • Roundtrip flights are one more thing that we handle to make your trip as easy as possible thanks to our alliances with the main airlines.
  • Airport transfers at your destination.
Vuelos tours

Frequent questions

  • To enter Spain, US and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date that extends at least six months after the date of re-entry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • No visa is required for US or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a US or Canadian citizen, you should contact the consulate of your destination country to find out their specific entry requirements.
  • You will walk for at least 4 hours a day through moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with few hills or stairs.
  • Travelers must be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions can increase the number of walks on your tour.
  • At times, you should feel comfortable handling your own luggage.
  • ELI Tours and the tour guide accompanying your group cannot provide individual and special mobility assistance to travelers on the tour. The tour guide’s responsibility is to ensure that the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and cannot be relied upon to provide continuous, individualized assistance to a single traveler.
  • If you have mobility problems or physical restrictions, please contact our sales team.
  • Roundtrip flights booked through ELI Tours arrive and depart from Amsterdam. An ELI Tours representative will escort the group from Dublin Airport and return.
  • The rest of the transportation included in this tour is in public motor vehicles.
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one piece of hand luggage per person due to storage limitations in transportation and transfers, which may include train or flight connections.
  • Please contact the airline (s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for their flights, which may include flights during the tour in addition to your roundtrip flights to and from the tour. Please note that your flights included in the tour may have more restrictive luggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you decide to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Please note that you are responsible for baggage charges incurred on all flights.
  • Be sure to tag your luggage and store valuables, medications and documents in your carry-on bag.
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate different temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rain gear.
  • A pair of sturdy walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack fancier clothes if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entry can be denied on this basis).
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc .gov.
  • If you have medication that you take on a daily basis, make sure you have enough for each day of the tour, as well as any delays encountered.
  • In Spain, have breakfast like a local with just a cake and a coffee. Then, enjoy a three-course lunch with a Spanish staple like salty seafood paella or grilled meat and chips. Dinner is less abundant than lunch and is served until late, between 9:00 PM and midnight. Snack on small plates called tapas at any time of the day.
  • All destinations visited on this tour operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Type C, E or F plugs with two small round plugs.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter as well as a voltage converter if you plan to use your own hair dryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • The air conditioning force in European hotels is often not as strong or as cold as you might be used to in the US or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is generally seasonally regulated and centrally controlled by the hotel.
  • Your hostel can provide hair dryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, although some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the coaches.
  • Contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming rates.
  • All destinations visited on this tour are one hour before Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours before Eastern Time (ET).
  • You will use the euro in all EU destinations.
  • Better exchange rates are generally available abroad, although it is worth asking your local bank for currency to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly recommend that you accept debit / bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit / credit cards at ATMs on the international Cirrus and Plus networks, but be sure to check with your local bank for withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company about your travel plans so they don’t mistake your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and companies mainly accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not yet have at least one debit or credit card with a chip, we recommend that you request one from your bank before your tour.
  • All optional paid excursions will be available for purchase while on your tour.
  • Please note that if you pay for an excursion by credit card during the tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions can only be purchased in advance. Check the website of the paid tour (location) for more information.
* ELI Tours currently requires all tour participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. These requirements are in addition to the destination requirements listed below due to group welfare and / or operational viability.