Madrid Art and Design

4 days/3 nights

From only £249pp


4 days/3 nights From only £249pp

The greatest Spanish painters – including Velazquez, El Greco, Goya and Picasso are all represented on this tour, along with Titan, Rubens and a bizarre collection from Hieronymus Bosch!

Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’ is home to three of the world’s most important art museums, with collections spanning from the 10C to present day.  What better place for students to develop an appreciation of art and engage with a variety of genres!

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK.  Explore the city. 

  • Day 2

    Prado Museum.  Sketching time in the Royal Botanic Gardens.  Flamenco Show.

  • Day 3

    Reina Sofia Museum.  Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 

  • Day 4

    Free time in Madrid.  Departure to UK.


Enhance your trip

  • This is not a museum in the usual meaning of the word. This is the true house of an XIX century spanish aristocrat, and it is really interesting to visit. Try to imagine that you are really visiting the marquis in 1889, during the spanish-american war
  • A small, lesser-known museum with an excellent collection of Spanish post-impressionist and early 20th-century art.
  • This decorative arts museum is probably the best in Spain. One can understand how the Spanish lived in the past by looking at all the exhibits.
  • The Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid (CBA) is a private, not-for-profit cultural institution. Ever since it was set up in 1880, it has played a major role of international scope in the field of cultural creation and diffusion.
  • The official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, the architecture of the Palace of Madrid is a unique and beautiful product of the 18th century. The royal family do not reside in the palace any more so you are free to wander its halls and gawk at the many lavish rooms.
  • Housing not only priceless pieces from Spanish artists throughout the centuries, but also many influential collections from wider Europe. Dedicated to the stunning work of Jose Lazaro Galdiano in the mid 19th century.
  • A stunning former chapel housing the remains of the renowned artist Fransico de Goya, this museum is a unique and fascinating experience for all. Take a trip to the National Monument and find out more about the life and work of Goya.
  • What better way to supplement all the souvenir photos you’ve taken than with your own personal sketch of this stunning area of Madrid? Retiro Park is the largest in Madrid and is home to a vast array of plant life just waiting to be sketched!
  • Gain a different perspective of the city by taking a ride on the cable car. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of all the famous monuments and landmarks from high above.
  • The world renowned Rastro flea market is the perfect opportunity to find some one of a kind bargains. People travel far and wide to visit the market and see what weird and wonderful things they can get their hands on!
  • For a truly Spanish cultural experience, a flamenco show is a perfect evening of entertainment. And why not soak up this Spanish tradition even more by giving it a go yourself!