Madrid & Surroundings Self-Drive Vacation

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Spain’s capital city offers the culture and appeal of a sophisticated modern city, while retaining the charm and elegance of its early years. This self-drive adventure will give you the freedom to explore the city or venture out and visit Toledo or Cuenca at your leisure. Visit the city’s 18th century Royal Palace, explore Retiro Park and savor a few plates...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Combine the beauty and history of Madrid, with its fascinating surrounding regions!
    • You have the choice - follow our suggested itinerary, switch the order around, or customize your own!
    • Known as the "city of three cultures", don't miss a visit to Toledo, a city with a great wealth of impressive monuments.
    • Enjoy the charming, 4-star Eric Vokel Madrid Suites located in a trendy neighborhood.
    • Try the Gaudeamus Cafe, a restaurant on top of an old University, don't use the elevator or you'll miss the building!

What's this trip about?

    Spain’s capital city offers the culture and appeal of a sophisticated modern city, while retaining the charm and elegance of its early years. This self-drive adventure will give you the freedom to explore the city or venture out and visit Toledo or Cuenca at your leisure. Visit the city’s 18th century Royal Palace, explore Retiro Park and savor a few plates of tapas at one of the local bars. Feel free to take a drive out to the medieval city of Toldeo or the UNESCO World Heritage City of Avila. Visit Segovia, which lies on high ground between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers. Madrid is such a central location to enjoy as a home base- you’ll be in a perfect location for day trips to El Escorial, San Lorenzo and Cuenca.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityMadrid
End CityMadrid

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain

Attractions

  • Ávila
  • Castile-La Mancha
  • Cuenca
  • Madrid

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Ruins & Archaeology

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Madrid (MAD)
    • Manual shift economy car rental for duration
    • 5 nights in Madrid at the Eric Vokel Madrid Suites
    • Hotel taxes

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Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Madrid!

Accommodation: Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments: Madrid Suites

This capital of Spain offers the culture and appeal of a sophisticated modern city, while retaining the charm and elegance of its early years. Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and make your way t...

Day 2: Madrid - Toldeo

Following breakfast, set out for Toledo – approximately 45 miles southeast of, and one hour from your hotel. This marvelous city enjoys a picturesque location upon a hill – and behind its medieval walls lies much evidence of its rich history. In the Middle Ages Christ...

Day 3: Madrid – Avila - Segovia

Today, you should head to the medieval city of Avila, 70 miles northwest of your hotel, and approximately 75 to 90 minutes away. Sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains, the Old Town of Avila has been a World Heritage City since 1985. Avila’s medieval walls protect a...

Day 4: Madrid – El Escorial

From Madrid, drive approximately 35 miles northwest (45 minutes) to El Escorial. This spectacular monastery-palace stands in the heart of the Guadarrama Mountains, and was built between 1563 and 1584, in honor of St. Lawrence (San Lorenzo). Its artistic wealth include...

Day 5: Madrid - Cuenca

After breakfast, make your way to the magical, medieval fortified city of Cuenca – located approximately 105 miles southeast of Madrid (estimated driving time is 1.5 – 2 hours). This UNESCO World Heritage Site lies between Júcar and Huécar river canyons – and it will ...

Day 6: Depart Spain

Following breakfast (or depending on the time of your return flight), make your way back to the airport and return your rental car, in preparation for your journey home.

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Price per day$288
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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Accommodation

,Check In - Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments: Madrid Suites Madrid, Spain Safeguarded by its historical value, Eric Vokel Madrid Suites is a gorgeous, charming and incredibly refurbished property. Its outstanding location in the Malasana district, next to the Gran Via, allows guests to experience and enjoy a more pure, authentic Madrid. This central district, now the height of fashion, has great public transportation links that make it incredibly easy to get to any point of the city. Its 17 apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with designer appliances (including Nestle Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine) and kitchenware, living/dining room and private bathrooms with a bathtub or shower. Two bedroom/one bath apartments sleep up to two people, while the 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments can sleep up to six. Additionally, the property offers 24-hour automatic check-in machines; free local calls; complimentary Wi-Fi, internet and lobby computer for guests' use; and free "Eric's Corner" in the lobby, with extras such as coffee, tea, sugar, dishwasher detergent, etc. Daily cleaning and food delivery service can be requested.
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All Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable except that for flights to/from the United States, you may cancel the ticketed reservation without penalty and receive a refund provided that you cancel the reservation within 24-hours after making it, if the reservation is made one week or more prior to a flight's departure. non-refundable  All tours will incur a $50 fee per change to any land components plus any additional incurred costs. For air changes penalties vary. Minimum fee for changes to airline reservations is $100 per person per segment. Spelling corrections to clients’ names after tickets have been issued are subject to airline change fees. If documents have been issued a shipping fee will apply to send revised travel documents. Changes made inside of 45 days are considered a cancellation. Fees are subject to adjustment at any time at the Operator’s discretion. If you are booked in a double or twin room and your roommate cancels, you will be responsible for the single supplement. Name changes and transfers of reservations are not permitted.

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