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.
Madrid has its own beauty. Madrid stimulates and inspires. Madrid is an experience.
* DOES NOT include meals: We will take detours to different grocery store locations for your grocery shopping meals.
Saturday 30 and Sunday 31
* dates may vary 1 or 2 days
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.
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.
Transfer to Madrid airport to take the flight home.
Hostel Generator Madrid: LODGING IN MADRID NEAR GRAND VIA
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.