Your trip to Madrid starts here!
The capital of Spain is a city of parks, wide streets and impressive monuments. Madrid is almost 650 metres high, has more than 3 million people and is rich in various museums and tourist attractions. Looking through the streets you will notice the unique contrast between the old and new Madrid. It is a very welcoming city where you will certainly feel at home yet have no trouble finding things to do. Here you will lose yourself in the many large chain stores, beautiful boutiques and countless tapas bars.
The more than 80 museums and more than 2000 historical, both artistic monuments contribute to the overall picture of this world city. A true cultural heritage what will make it for tourists an unforgettable visit, time and time again.
Complete day programmes available through the whole city. Madrid is the ideal city to combine a cultural visit, an active day of sightseeing and a day shopping! The day programmes are fully tuned to your liking.
Our host families are located in the Centre of the city, Atocha. If you prefer another area in the city, please request this option, we will then review the opportunities available.
Your custom programme
Our programmes are fully customizable. Standard day programmes contain the most requested attractions.
If, after seeing one of our standard day programs want to adjust something, you can easily consult with your personal travel agent to apply a change.
The best way the reach Madrid is by plane. If you prefer coming by bus, we will create for you a quote upon request. It is also advisable to make intermediate stops at a bus trip in, for example, Paris. Also for this we can tailor a programme. Ask for the options with your personal travel agent. For English-speaking clients this is Barrie Nispeling.
Multiturismo try to make the process as easy as possible for you. We have a clear step-by-step plan to guide you through the process. This will also be gone through in detail with your personal travel agent.
Click here for an overview: “Your complete trip in 6 easy steps“.
If interested, you can easily request a quotation without any obligation. For this you can use the form quotation request. You can expect a response within 1-2 business days.
ACTIVITIES IN MADRID .
The following activities can be added to your day trip Madrid. If you want to build yourself a day programme you can choose from the selection below!
- MUST VISIT
- WORKSHOPS / COURSES
Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries. Behind the walls of Toledo is an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, forts, mosques and synagogues. This great diversity of artistic styles makes the city a true open-air museum. A day trip to Toledo is definitely a must during your stay in Madrid.
Palacio Real, or Royal Palace, stands on the place where in the 9th century the Moors built their first fort. The Palace was built in the early 18th century by order of King Philip V. The gigantic complex has up to 2800 rooms. Today, it is still used for certain occasions. The Sabatini and Campo del Moro gardens are among other attractions of the Palace, as well as the different facades. Of particular interest among the many rooms are the Royal Guards room, the columns room, the Hall of mirrors and King Charles III’s room. It also contains paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco and Caravaggio.
SANTIAGO BERNABÉU STADIUM
The breathtaking construction work, the Bernabéu stadium, is a football Temple first class. Built in 1947. After the many adjustments and alterations can there today over 81000 spectators in to look at their club Real Madrid. The stadium is named after the President, Santiago Bernabéu, who at the time was moved money to build the stadium. Football fanatic or not, everyone will be very impressed after this tour by the rich history and many exciting stories.
The Bullfight, or corrida, has existed for thousands of years. The natives, Hispanics, revered the Bull as a god. The form has since been changed, however the target, killing the bull, has remained the same. During this show, you will have none of this. An animal-friendly show in an arena, in which the art of “dancing with the bull” is demonstrated. The Matador, or bullfighter, is dressed in traditional clothing and shows how he’s in control of the giant muscled bull. A very impressive display.
With olive trees as far as the eye can see, olive oil in every kitchen and the mass production of olives, a visit to an olive oil mill is almost unthinkable. A large part of Andalusia’s economy is thanks to the ideal climate for growing olives. The production of this is nowhere near as easy as often thought. To create the perfect taste, many factors are required. See with your own eyes how the olive oil is extracted from the olives.
Spain has traditionally been one of the most important wine-producing countries in the world. What the wineries in Spain so interesting, is the rich history and passion for the profession. Learn all about the production process and see with their own eyes how the wine from grape to drops is manufactured. And after the visit to the winery it is of course possible to the manufactured product.
No dance is more typical than the Spanish Flamenco. Enjoy this enchanting whole traditionally executed show while enjoying a snack and a drink. In the meantime you will learn the various rhythms and claps everyone with it. Continue to stretch out and enjoy the dancers either, for the daredevils, one should at the end also, have a dance. Guaranteed to be a highly entertaining and memorable day.
The best horses come from Spain, this is a well known fact. Andalusia is the birthplace of “The Pure Spanish Thoroughbred”, one of the biggest horse breeds to have ever existed. The Spanish Thoroughbred was a very popular horse and quickly became a striking symbol of the Spanish Empire. During the show, you get to see what all these horses are capable of. With great perfection horses are seen as never before. You don’t have to be a horse lover to enjoy this stunning show.
Arco de la Victoria
Arco de la Victoria is a triumphal arch. It dates from 1956 and built in the time of dictator Francisco Franco. The tribute is due by the victory of the Spanish army during the civil war. This bow is located on the Plaza de la Moncloa. The architect was Arregui.
This park is the most popular attraction in Madrid. Especially on weekends. The park dates back to 1632 and was part of the Royal Palace. It was not until 1868 that the general public were able to come here walking. Other features of this great impressive park are the many pictures and a beautiful rose garden.
Faro de Madrid
Faro de Madrid is designed by Perez Arroyo. It is a tower of 92 metres high. There is an elevator that can take you all the way up. From the top there are endless pretty city views. The tower was built in 1992 when Madrid was named the European capital of Culture.
Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Arribal, formerly has a fascinating but horrid history. Infidels were on this square in the burned and there were public executions. Three times the square is completely destroyed by fire. Also beautiful things such as Royal Weddings and Knight tournaments took place. On the outskirts there are shops, bars and restaurants. It is a lively square with Street musicians and artists.
This Royal Theatre is one of the most important opera houses. From the opening in 1850 to the present day, the building is subject to many restorations and is heavily used for many purposes. This makes it difficult to discover a dominant architectural style, however, contributes to the charm of this imposing edifice.
This Cathedral is a museum about the history of the Church and the Archdiocese of Madrid. Admire the bright Interior based on the neo-Gothic style, which is a surprisingly modern impression, the new mosaics and enjoy spectacular views of Madrid from the dome.
The Prado Museum is known as the biggest art gallery in the world. It is now one of the main tourist attractions of Spain. It also exhibits sculptures, drawings, coins and other works of art. But no doubt it is the large collection of paintings, which has worldwide acclaim. It houses more than 8,600 paintings, of which they exhibit less than 2000 due to lack of available space.
This is probably the most famous and popular tourist street in Spain. It was mainly dedicated to entertainment with many cinemas, theatres, musicals, night clubs and bars. The construction of the Gran Vía is started in 1910. Permanently packed with shoppers and tourists has the street her aptly named “the great Avenue”. Beautifully quirky Art Nouveau and Art Deco facades adorn the buildings.
Puerta del Sol
This so-called “gate of the Sun” is one of the best known and busiest places in Madrid. The name of the port is due to the rising sun which adorns the entrance, since the port is aimed to the East.
Enjoy the Andalusian cuisine with all your senses and discover the inner chef in this unique and fun experience. Enjoy the smells, textures and flavours of the best products of the season. During the workshop you will learn from the chef the techniques and tricks of the trade that will help you to make delicious Paella or Tapas. At the end of the workshop, there is only one thing to do: enjoy your tapas and match this with fine Spanish wines and cava’s. ¡Buen provecho!
Everywhere around Andalusia you can see the typical tiles. Concentrated in Córdoba the buildings are tiled with the history of the Arab in combination with the Catholic periods. Each building has its stories due to the ceramics in and around. With this workshop, you will have the opportunity to own a piece of history. Create a tile in the traditional way. Learn some history and learn to appreciate the city and its buildings more afterwards.
Where you can learn a language faster when in the country itself. The lessons are in Spanish or in English. In addition, the level of the groups are matched, so that the lessons are for everyone to follow. During classes, there can be varying intensities, especially for those who like a challenge!
The Rumba dance has its origin in Africa and it portrays the man in an aggressive manner, while the woman a defensive position. The name Rumba is Spanish and literally means “Party”. The dance has become a very internationally known dance and knows his various versions. Similarly in Spain this magical dance is often performed in a typical way. Learn the basics and enjoy!
During the ceramics workshop this family business will not just introduce you to the artform of clay-making, but you will also learn the various leg-and painting techniques. Learn how to work with the guidance of a professional. Clay kneading, turntable and paint are part of the workshop. At the end everyone gets the opportunity to buy hand made works of art as souvenirs for a very reasonable price.
During the workshop you will be in the arena-capea posted with the bull, however is this originally for the novice Bullfighter. So is there no bull in the ring, but the female, the vaca. These are slightly smaller and have smaller horns. What the less dangerous in the ring with these beasts. During the workshop you will learn how you can dodge the vaca and various other techniques to itself does not get injured. A guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush.
Would you like to master a typical Spanish dance? Let a professional dance teacher lead you and create the Foundation for a great flamenco dancer. Learn the rhythms, steps and attitude within a short time. Who knows, maybe there is a flamenco King/Queen somewhere in you.
ACTIVE IN THE CITY
Also for some variety in the cultural & educational trips, you can count on us. In order to be able to burn some energy, we offer excursions in Madrid, such as:
-Paintball at one of the many great outdoor playgrounds,
-Swimming in outdoor water park,
-Karting on the indoor karting course,
And guided bike tours by (near) Madrid.
PARKS & GARDENS
A definite must during your visit to Madrid is to visit at least one of the many beautiful parks. The city holds home to a host of impressive creations. Discover the historical background of the 8 hectare Royal Botanical Garden with its fountains, ornaments and statues. Or the Buen Retiro park; the first Madrid’s largest park full of sculptures and monuments. Or take a visit to the former royal hunting estate, which is currently the largest park of Madrid, Casa de Campo park.
Terra mitica is a theme park located in Benidorm, Costa Blanca. The park is divided into 5 themed zones: Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Iberian Peninsula and the Islands. When Paramount bought most of the shares in 2000 of the park, the park got the name Paramount Parks Terra Mítica. In 2004, Paramount Parks decided to sell the shares. The region of Valencia took the park.