Madrid City Break - 4 Nights
It's always a good time to visit Spain. That's because this country, in southern Europe, has all the ingredients to make your visit an unforgettable experience – including cities which bear the marks of a rich mixture of cultures, monuments and natural spaces awarded the World Heritage designation by UNESCO, some of the world's most important museums, beaches to suit everybody, a pleasant climate all year round, the healthy Mediterranean diet, typically Spanish traditions such as flamenco and bullfighting. This is a place where life is always enjoyed to the utmost.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructure and has the status of having a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history. In Madrid, you will stay in the heart of the city at the newly opened, contemporary Hotel Convencion Madrid, near the upscale shopping area of Goya Street, and a short walk from the renowned Retiro Park and Museo del Prado. You'll spend your days visiting historic sights and taking in the culture and artistry of this unique city. And, enjoy the lively atmosphere to be found in its streets at any time of the day or night.
- Roundtrip economy class airfare to Madrid
- 4 nights hotel accommodations at the Hotel Convencion Madrid
- Taxes and fees
- Why We Love This Package
- Lots to do, day and night: In Madrid you will never run out of things to do. Your days will be filled with sightseeing, people watching from an outdoor cafe and visiting cultural sites. In the evening, the city is vibrant and full of life; you could be out until the wee hours!
- It's Spain: Spain is an unforgettable mixture of the past and present. The history and culture that has endured for centuries is ever-present but blended in a complimentary way with the new, more cosmopolitan trends of the future.
- Are four nights not enough? We've also given you the option to add a 5th and 6th night to your vacation!
Advertised package prices are based on select departures from Nov 1 to Dec 15, 2013 as noted on the calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website on Apr 1, 2013 and may not represent current prices.
Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services from New York to Madrid. Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.
- Snack bar
- Room service - limited hour
- Gift shop
- Shops in the hotel
- Air conditioning
- Laundry room
- Currency exchange
- Laundry service
- Entire property is non-smoking
- Front desk - safety deposit box
- Multilingual staff
- Front desk - 24 hour
- City tour
- Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
- Private parking
- TV Lounge
- Internet/Email services
- Business Center
- Meeting Room
The capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid is in the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula and a city of great monuments, world-class museums and modern boulevards. The contrasts of the old and new merge with gleaming skyscrapers set close to 17th-century chapels. Explore all that the famous Prado art museum has to offer, enjoy tapas as you hop from one bar to the next, or revel in the centuries-old sport of bullfighting.
What to see:
Museo Nacional del Prado
A one-time Spanish Royal art collection is now recognized as one of the world's finest collections of European art. The Spanish Masters collection is a must-see including Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez and works by Goya, El Greco and Murillo.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Catalan architect Oriol Bohigas called this sprawling modern art museum "the ugliest building in Spain," but inside is a world-class collection with emphasis on 20th-century Spanish artists including Dalí, Miró, and Picasso, and also including the work of other international artists.
Madrid's Royal Palace is the official residence of the King of Spain, though it's only used for state ceremonies today. A handful of the palace's 2,800 rooms are open to the public. Visitors can view the Royal Armory and artwork by masters such as Caravaggio, Veláquez and Goya. Don't miss the well-manicured gardens.
This famous plaza in the heart of Madrid stood outside the city wall during medieval times. The square has seen a long list of public spectacles over the years, including burning of heretics, bullfights, and festivals. Numerous cafes and restaurants line the square today, with street performers adding to the lively scene.
The collection at this art museum compliments both the Prado and the Reina Sofia. On display are Italian primitives, works from the English, Dutch, American and German schools, as well as plenty of works from the Impressionists and Expressionists.
Jardines del Buen Retiro
At the edge of the city center, the 350-acre Jardines del Buen Retiro is the largest park in the city of Madirid. Once owned by the Spanish Monarchy, today it is a public park filled with sculptures, monuments and a peaceful lake.
Puerta de Alcalá Gate
Important Italian architect Francesco Sabatini designed this granite neoclassical gateway in 1774, and the monument marked the eastern edge of the city until the mid-1800s. Angels and cupids hover over the gateway's five arches.
Casa de la Villa
The old town hall and former prison of Madrid is situated in the charmingly historic Plaza de la Villa. Although the government left the building in 2007, visitors can pop in to take a tour of the many rooms decorated with 17th-century frescoes, including work by Goya.
Casa de Cisneros House
Next to Casa de la Villa (and connected by an arched passageway) in the Plaza de la Villa is this 16th-century palace that was restored at the beginning of the 20th century. Take a look inside the Tapestry Room, which contains an impressive collection of textile art.