Spring Break in Madrid, Spain (March 1-8, 2018)

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Spring Break in Madrid, Spain (March 1-8, 2018)

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TOUR PRICE:  The price for this awesome, air-inclusive adventure is only $1149.00 per person based on double occupancy (two to a room).  Air taxes/surcharges are $90.00 additional.  The single supplement is $254.00 for the week.   Space is limited to a maximum of 45 passengers.  Penn State alumni will receive half off on transportation to/from the airport.  Contact us for more information.

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Madrid, in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, is truly one of the great cities of Spain.  The museums alone warrant paying a visit to this remarkable capital.  The Prado, for instance, contains over 4000 masterpieces by such artists as Goya, El Greco, Boticelli, Velazquez and others, ranking it right up there with some of the greatest European museums, including the Louvre in Paris and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.  The Museum of Modern Art is another incredible gem worth visiting in Madrid, if for no other reason than that it houses Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica, and the Bullfighting Museum can take you into the history of this controversial "art."  

If museums are not your thing, have no fear, for there is much else to see and do in Madrid.  A visit to the Royal Palace, which contains over 2000 rooms, would make for a fun way to experience the opulence of the world of Spanish kings and queens.  You can follow up your tour of the royal residence by participating in a Spanish version of a pub crawl, called a tapeo, which involves visiting tascas (tapas bars) in order to sample the vast array of delicious bite-sized portions of food called tapas, which are normally washed down with wine, beer or sherry.  (The best place for tapas is near the Plaza Mayor and Puerto del Sol.)  If sightseeing and tapas are not enough excitement for you, why not let your hair down and experience the beauty of a Flamenco show at the Casa Patas, which Frommer's guidebook describes as "one of the best places to see 'true' flamenco" in all of Madrid.    If you have never seen a Flamenco show, you simply must do so in Spain--it is one of the sexiest and most emotionally riveting displays you will ever encounter.

If, after a few days, you find that you've already given Madrid a good look, you might want to take advantage of Madrid's excellent geographical position and do some sightseeing outside of the city.  Two fantastic towns worth visiting include Segovia, whose El Alcazar is one of the most photographed fortresses in the world, and Toledo, which in addition to its own impressive Alcazar, is home to one of the greatest Gothic cathedral's in the world.  The Roman Aqueduct, also located in Segovia, was built during the 1st century under the Roman Emperor Trajan, and was still functioning until just a few years ago.  In addition to Segovia and Toledo, other options outside of the city include San Lorenzo de El Escorial, El Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen), and Avila.  

TOUR FEATURES:   Round trip non-stop air transportation to/from Madrid, Spain out of Philadelphia International Airport on American Airlines;  six nights in the lovely, well-reviewed and centrally-located four stars Paseo Del Arte Hotel (one of my favorites in Madrid);  complete buffet breakfasts daily;  a half day guided sightseeing tour of Madrid, including entrance to the Royal Palace;  optional excursions to Segovia and the Valley of the Fallen, Toledo and to an evening Flamenco performance; and a pre-departure orientation with snacks sponsored by ArawjoTours, LLC.  As on all of our tours, we will be offering optional bus transportation to/from the Philly airport.  The price is normally $55.00 pp round trip based on an average group size of 40 or more.  Penn State alumni may take advantage of our half price offer for this transportation.