Madrid Holidays by Rail

S pain’s historic capital boasts elegant boulevards, lush landscaped gardens and some of Europe’s greatest art galleries. But beyond the architecture and museums, there’s also a vibrant beating heart that manifests itself in an infinite variety of nightlife –  myriad dining options along with tapas bars and clubs which open late in the evening and close at dawn.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Madrid

Vincci Centrum Hotel

​The Vincci Centrum is a boutique hotel close to the main street of Gran Via and the Puerta del Sol. Stylish bedrooms feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access and flat-screen TVs. There is also an onsite restaurant and tapas bar, as well as a lounge bar with international newspapers.

Tryp Atocha Hotel

Located in Madrid’s famous arts district, close to museums, the botanical gardens, and just a short walk from the Atocha train station, this modern, stylish hotel is well situated to help you make the most of all the city has to offer. Bedrooms are comfortable and offer a host of modern amenities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a safe.

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

Recently granted conservation status by the city authorities, this beautiful building provides a warm welcome for guests who want to stay in the stylish heart of the Spanish capital. Bedrooms artfully combine classic style and modern expectations, with guests having access to a pillow menu, and Wi-Fi as well as other comforts. There are also three restaurants, a fitness centre and a rooftop swimming pool.

Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques

This converted 19th Century palace is a luxurious retreat from the bustle and heat of Madrid. Rooms are richly decorated whilst also providing a wide range of creature comforts including a safe, Wi-Fi and a pillow menu. The hotel offers guests three restaurants and two cocktail bars as well as a fitness centre, spa and a seasonal swimming pool overlooking the adjacent royal palace.

Suggested Tours in and Around Madrid

Walking Tour of the Prado

The sheer size of Madrid's most famous gallery can be slightly overwhelming, so a 2-hour guided tour in a small group is the perfect introduction. The tour includes entrance fees.

from £50 per person
Gourmet Guided Tapas Tour

Meet at 8.30pm and embark on a culinary adventure with a local guide. You'll visit four local tapas restaurants where you can enjoy two or more dishes with wine pairings.

from £50 per person
Day Trip to Segovia & Toledo

Discover two UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities in one full day tour which also gives you access to the Alcazar of Segovia and Toledo's magnificent cathedral. It's also possible to get rail tickets to Toledo - which is only half an hour from Madrid by train.

from £50 per person

Blogs About Madrid

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