Madrid

No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this is one city which really knows how to live.

 

Top 5: Madrid

1. Culinary Capital of Spain & More Bars than any city in the World

2. Tickets to watch Real Madrid in La Liga

3. Aventura Amazonia Tree-Top Adventure

4. Visit the Home of Bullfighting at Las Ventas

5. Tapas themed Tour of Madrid

 

 

A Long Weekend in Madrid

Day One

 

Following arrival at Madrid Barajas Airport, transfer to your Accommodation by Luxury Coach

Following arrival & Check-In, explore the local area

Tonight, you will be met at the Hostel by a Guide who will lead you on a Tour of Madrid via the best Tapas Restaurants

Multi-Stop Dinner including Paella, Patatas Bravas, Croquettas, Chorizo & Tortilla Espanola

 

Day Two

Wake Up to a Continental Buffet Breakfast

Transfer to a local Rugby Club ahead of your first game

TOUR MATCH ONE

Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality

Transfer north to Amazonia Aventura for an afternoon of Climbing, Zipwiring & Traversing through the Mountains above Madrid

Return to the City for Dinner at Hamburgesa Nostra 

Day Three

Continental Breakfast 

 

Head to Las Ventas for a Tour of the home of Bullfighting at the Plaza de Toros

Light lunch

Transfer to a local Rugby Club for your final Tour Match

TOUR MATCH TWO

Post Match Dinner, Reception & Hospitality

Return to Madrid

End of Tour Dinner at Goiko Grill

Day Four

 Continental Breakfast Breakfast

 

Morning at leisure for sightseeing

Check-Out & Transfer to the Airport

Flight home

Key Information

The Rugby

Rugby thrives in and around Madrid. The city boasts two of the 12 teams competing in the top tier of the Division de Honor de Rugby and 4 in the second tier. As with other cities in Spain, the game of Rugby has strong routes in the Universities, with many clubs setting up as the traditional 'old-boys' or alumni set-ups. 

Youth Rugby is booming, great clubs like CRC Pozuelo have thriving youth sections with influence from ex-pat coaches and local rugby people alike. 

Train

Renfe, the Spanish Rail Network, provides an outstanding Fast-Train service, which makes traversing the country very easy and relatively affordable. 

Combining Madrid with Barcelona, Seville, Malaga or Lisbon as a multi-stop tour is made easy by travelling great distances in short times courtesy of the AVE Train. 

Air

Madrid Barajas is a major International Airport with connections through both Budget and Chartered carriers across the World. 

From the UK, Ryanair have recently opened up numerous routes into Madrid which is a great alternative to the beach resort locations popular with northern Europeans since the dawn of tourism.

 

 

Top Hostel

 

The U-Hostel on Calle Sagasta is a top rated, group friendly hostel located a brisk 10-minute walk to Plaza del Sol & other central locations. 

The Hostel offers large, comfortable multi-bed rooms as well as salubrious twin and double rooms for group leaders and parents. 

A self-catering kitchen, on-site bar, chill-out areas, meeting rooms and large restaurant offers amenities aplenty to create a suitable base for your visit to Madrid. 

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Hotel Puerta De Toledo is a recently renovated Hotel located in the southern part of the city centre. It is an exceptional base from which to tackle your tour of Madrid. With El Rastro Market, La Latina and the Vicente Calderon Stadium all nearby, Madrid’s highlights are on your doorstep.

The Hotel offers a superb buffet breakfast, late-opening bar, complimentary Wifi and scores a tidy 8.1 rating on booking.com.

 

 

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