Upon arrival to Madrid airport, your friendly, professional chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall. You will soon get a phone call from our team to check in. Bienvenidos a España!
MADRID…. a uniquely fun European capital that mixes sophistication, aristocracy, hedonism and world class art. Many of our tour start in Madrid, as it’s a lovely city to visit with excellent luxury hotels and wide variety of culinary attractions from historic old town restaurantes and mesones, to classic tapas & wine bars to avant-garde gourmet Michelin-starred restaurants. Madrid is a city of contrast: ostentatious fountains, marble statues, splendidly beautiful plazas, a shopping mecca and happy well dressed people strolling aside wide tree-lined boulevards to beautiful and stress-busting parks like El Retiro. Next you might discover an ultra-modern hotel and chic roof top bars overlooking a historic medieval plazas and the ubiquitous charming cafes and bars on nearly every street.
Our clients Madrid favorites include the incredible art of the Prado & Reina Sofia Museums, gorgeous Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace.To feel the urban vibe of Madrid don’t miss the Gran Via Boulevard inspired by New York’s Broadway or world class soccer of legendary teams like Real Madrid or Athleticó de Madrid.
ALHAMBRA & GRANADA…. the Moors last outpost in Spain is all about the mind-blowing Alhambra, a hilltop citadel, palace and gardens that brings to life many fantasy of 1001 Arabian Nights. With our expert guides your adventure will go beyond mass market by adding their insider savvy, legends and history that most tourist might never discover on their own. This includes the Alcazaba, Nazarí Palaces, Palace of Charles V and Generalife Gardens, all with fantastic view over the small city of Granada down below the Alhambra citadel. Arrive to Granadawith our chauffeured transfer on a comfortable drive of 1:15min from Málaga on Spain’s newish highway system.
CÓRDOBA…..Córdoba boasts the mezmerizing Mezquita, the city’s medieval mosque and now a Cathedral. After you walk through over the 2000-year-old Roman bridge, enter the orange-tree-filled patio overlooked by the old minaret tower, now part of the Catedral de Córdoba. Pass through huge doors into the cool stone interior of the Mezquita with over 800 columns with arches. To some it seems almost like a fantasy forest. Others feel they were given a glimpse back to a time when Moorish Spain was at the peak of its power and beauty and Córdoba was the among the largest and richest cities in Europe. Be sure to explore some of the flower-lined lanes of the Juderia or old Jewish quarter and be on the lookout for numerous Roman remains. Cordoba was the Roman capitol for southern Spain & southern Portugal for over 3 centuries. Among the culinary charms of Córdoba is rabo de toro, berenjenas frita ( an eggplant tempura) and salmorejo, a thicker version of gazpacho a famous chilled Andalucian soup made with lots of healthy extra-virgin olive oil.
SEVILLE….is known for the passion of the flamenco guitar & dance, the scent of the orange trees that line many streets as well as the love for the good life of food, drink, sunshine and a type of good humor known as cachondeo. Seville is one of a kind and was Spain’s colonial capital is the world capital of tapas cuisine. On your insider’s tour of Seville, discover the Moorish fortress, palaces and gardens ofthe Alcazar where Game of Thrones has been filming ( we did tours for them, great people!). Don’t miss the Plaza de España or the largest gothic Cathedral, the Tomb of Christopher Columbus, the food markets, modern architecture like Las Setas (the local name), artist studios, ceramics workshops, fine 16th century art from Spain´s Golden Age and some of the most fun-loving locals in Europe await you in Seville. We can offer touring via carriage rides of the Maria Luisa Park, private flamenco dance or guitar lessons, excursions to wineries, olive oil mills, Roman ruins, medieval hilltowns Pueblos Blancos or Royal Horse School or real working bull ranches. Upon request, MagicalSpain can arrange a variety of activities like cooking classes, paella with a family, tickets to soccer matches or flamenco concerts, hiking or biking or wine & tapas tasting + options for gourmet and relaxed tapas dining.
SAN SEBASTIAN…. a traditional sea-side favorite of Spanish Royalty and nobility, San Sebastian is a classically beautiful European resort town with a bit of influence from nearby France. It is set on a post-card-pretty natural harbor and surrounded by rolling hills but the biggest attraction is the fantastic Basque cuisine. Enjoy pretty produce and fish markets that you can visit before enjoying a traditional al fresco apertif of the local tapas which they call pintxos. Upon request MagicalSpain can use our insider contacts to arrange an invitation-only meal at a private gastronomic club, a cherished tradition among the Basque. Try the refreshing Txakoli, a zippy regional white wine cultivated near the sea that combines very well with the excellent Basque cooking. Upon request, MagicalSpain can arrange a variety of activities like hiking or biking or wine & tapas tasting. There are options for Michelin-starred gourmet or informal dining
BARCELONA… a dynamic city known for the ecletic designs, regional pride and as the cruise ship capitol of Europe. Check out the designer architecture of Anton Gaudi and his creative structures that led some to call him genius and others a madman. You might enjoy the popular monuments like Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Jewish quarter or hilly Parc Guel. There is also the bustling Barrio Gotico old town. Like the rest of Spain, Barcelona has a deep devotion to the good life of eating, conversing and drinking well with your favorite people when ever possible. Private chauffeured excursion options: include Girona, Tarragona, or Dalí art museum.
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MEDITERRANEAN MÁLAGA…. a revitalized yet ancient coastal city, founded by the Phoenicians, & conquered by Romans and Arabs, Málaga is set against the Mediterranean Sea and forested mountains of southern Spain. With some of Spain’s best tapas as well as excellent fish and seafood, Málaga is becoming a foodie destination and is proud of native sons and 2 Michelin-starred chefs, Dani Garcia and Jose Carlos along with a huge selection of fine tapas and wine bars. Between meals you can enjoy a Roman amphitheater and above it up the steep hill, is Málaga’s Alcazaba, a palatial Arab fortress built in the 11th century by the Moors. But to really understand the city’s history, remember that perhaps the 20th century’s #1 artist, Pablo Picasso was born here and you can enjoy the Picasso Museum, in a 16th-century palace with remnants from Phoenician times underneath. It unviels the richness and depth of culture that make Spain a diverse and moving destination. You can also discover Antonio Banderas favorite places in Malaga. Upon request, MagicalSpain can arrange a variety of activities like cooking classes, tickets to soccer matches or flamenco concerts, hiking or biking or wine & tapas tasting. There are options for gourmet and more informal dining
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The bond that unites Spain is passion — for food, country and the good life. Whether you discover the exotic Moorish charm of Andalucia, the fine food & wines of Northern Spain’s Basque region or explore Roman ruins and medieval castles in western Spain’s Extremadura, on our curated luxury adventures, you enjoy more your way.
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