10 Nov A Weekend in Spain
A Weekend in Spain
Madrid can surprise you with it’s historical places, monuments, cuisines, and nightlife.
On the other hand, Toledo is much more historical than Madrid. Both cities were inherited by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. You may find plenty of synagogues, mosques, and churches during your journey.
Day 1 / 9 February 2023 / Thursday ISTANBUL – BOGOTA
The first day of our trip starts by moving to Madrid after the ticket and customs procedures. After our approximately 4-hour flight, we set out to explore Madrid with our guide and private bus waiting for us at the airport. On the panoramic city tour we will take, Gran Via, the main street of Madrid, one of the most crowded capitals of Europe with a population of 3.5 million, will welcome us as if to say “Bienvenido”, then pass by Paseo de la Castellana and visit the Bernabéu Stadium, Puerta de Alcala, Sibeles. We will see the Monument, the Bullring (Las Ventas), Neptune Square, Atocha Train Station. After we leave our tour bus, we will start to wander the streets of Madrid. During our tour in the city center of Madrid, the Temple of Debod moved from Ancient Egypt to Spain, the Plaza de Espana with the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Pancho, the Royal Palace, the Plaza de la Villa square, the 9-door Plaza Mayor and finally the heart of Madrid, Sol Square. After a short free time, we go to our hotel where we will stay. Overnight stay at our 4* hotel in Madrid.
Day 2 / 10 February 2023 / Friday BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we arrive in Toledo after a short journey. Before visiting the historical city, we will have the chance to get to know the whole city from a bird’s eye view with the city view that will fascinate us during the panoramic tour around the Tajo river. In 1560 II. On this trip we will take in Toledo, which was put under protection by winding around the Tajo River, which was the most important cultural, commercial and military center of the period, until the Capital of Felipe’s empire moved to the city of Madrid, and put on the World Heritage List by UNESCO, we will see you with the unique works of El Greco. Toledo Cathedral, which has added fine arts to its reputation and elegance, Zocodover Square, the heart of the city, Alcantara Bridge that connects to the city by crossing the Tajo River, Bisagra Gate, which has witnessed all the historical events of the city, and We will visit the streets of the past with the character of the Middle Ages, accompanied by the narration of our guide. After the free time given to us, we visited a factory where the most important equipment of the knights period, steel armor, shields and swords, and the world-famous Toledo Steel, which has a well-deserved title in this field, were produced with traditional methods, and we mastered the steel masters’ strong hammer blows in a blazing fire. We will closely observe the way they shape their works, and we will see the craftsmanship of filigree masters made of 24-carat gold wire on steel plates, which are known as Damascus, by meeting the handcraftsmanship of the steel in the Andalusian period. We also recommend you to taste the mazapa, a bitter almond dessert known worldwide for Toledo’s unique flavor, before the return trip. Overnight stay at our Madrid hotel.
Day 3 / 11 February 2023 / Saturday BOGOTA – LIMA, PERU
After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we will get to know one of the most important art centers in the world and in Spain. In the museum, which hosts more than ten thousand works, we will have the chance to get to know many artists and their works, which are famous in the country and around the world. The collections of artists such as Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Rubens, Del Bosco, Tiziano, El Greco will take us back centuries. After our museum tour, after a short walk in the Retiro Garden, we will evaluate the rest of the day freely. Overnight stay at our Madrid hotel.
Day 4 / 12 February 2023 / Sunday LIMA, PERU
After breakfast, we go to the airport to complete the check-out process at our hotel and return to Istanbul. After the baggage, ticket and passport procedures, we make the Madrid-Istanbul flight with Turkish Airlines. Welcome to Istanbul after a 4-hour flight. See you on new trips…