Visit Madrid and its Golden Triangle
of Art with expert art historians Dr
Richard Stemp or Gayna Pelham. Tour
the world-renowned Museo del Prado,
an extraordinary gallery with unrivalled
collections by masters such as Goya,
Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, Titian and
Bosch. Nearby is the Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museum, with more than 1,000 pieces of
art spanning eight centuries. The Reina
Sofia Museum, where Picasso’s Guernica
hangs, completes the Golden Triangle
and features an extraordinary array of
predominantly 20th-century Spanish
art. You will also visit the fortress city of
Toledo with an in-depth look at one of
Spain’s greatest artists, El Greco, who
spent much of his life there.
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Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Madrid with Air Europa and
transfer to your hotel. Afternoon walking tour,
passing through the historic Hapsburg and
Bourbon quarters of the city. Stay 4 nights
at Hotel Paseo del Arte (or similar). Evening
welcome dinner. (D)
Full-day tour of the Museo del Prado. More
than 2,300 paintings have been incorporated
into the collection, as well as thousands of
drawings and sculptures. Time will be spent
focusing on the Spanish school, as well as
international contributions from western and
southern Europe with works spanning the
12th to 19th centuries. (B)
Drive to Toledo, known as the ‘City of Three
Cultures’ and now a Unesco world heritage site,
where Arabic, Jewish and Christian cultures
have co-existed for centuries. Explore Toledo’s
artistic and cultural legacy in the form of
churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and
synagogues. Learn about El Greco, the famed
painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish
Renaissance, whose life and works are mapped
in the El Greco Museum, with some of his
masterpieces still found in the spectacular gothic cathedral and the Church of Santo Tomé.
In the afternoon return to Madrid. (B)
In the morning walk to the Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museum, which provides a series of highlights
of European art spanning eight centuries, rather
than an all-encompassing view of any particular
period or artist. In the afternoon, visit the Reina
Sofia Museum, which focuses predominantly
on Spanish modern and contemporary art, in
particular works by Picasso, Miró and Dalí. In the
evening there will be a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a lecturer who has specialist
knowledge of the destination and its culture, as
well as an experienced local guide.
Based in 3- and 4-star
This tour involves some long walks
and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
The 4-star Hotel Paseo Del Arte in Madrid is ideally located in the historic district of the city amid the renowned Golden Triangle of Art comprised of the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums.
Features: 260 en suite rooms, bar-cafe, restaurant.
Room amenities: Flatscreen satellite television with international channels, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, desk, minibar, hairdryer, safety deposit...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
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AEM2017: 4 Nights
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