Acoustic buskers line central avenues and serenade infatuated couples as taxis whiz around buzzing roundabouts. Leafy green trees often shimmer beneath the sun's powerful rays while locals flock to large plazas to bask in the summer heat.
In the morning hours, your plane will coast along the tarmac at Madrid's Barajas International Airport. Soon, you will pass through customs and meet your private driver. You will be whisked past beautiful churches and stoic fortresses as you are led through Madrid's impressive downtown. You will learn about the week's exciting gastronomic adventures and enjoy a few hours of relaxation as you settle into your five-star accommodation.
Then, you can take the city by storm as you embark on a tour of the capital's major highlights. You will amble down Madrid's enchanting streets alongside your expert guide as locals greet you with friendly faces. You will soon grow to love the city center and will even step inside the famed Prado Museum to see internationally acclaimed works of art by artists, such as Francisco de Goya and Diego Velazquez. In the evening, you will delight in an illustrious dinner at the Plaza Mayor, which is where the city reaches its peak enthusiasm. Bands will play, and charismatic vendors will sell souvenirs to passersby. The main plaza will glow as restaurant-goers chatter over a glass of red wine. Here, you will be able to choose from a plethora of tapas delights and enjoy the scenery from a luxurious patio.