Routes to enjoy the most luxurious Madrid

“It is not the life of a rich man, but it is very rich,” says Camilo’s well-known song. And the truth is that in Madrid you don’t have to be on the list of the richest in Spain to enjoy many of the most luxurious options in the capital.

Plane ride through Madrid

The excursions and guided activities agency Civitatis offers a two-seater plane trip through the skies of Madrid. They are in charge of picking up participants from their hotel or accommodation (up to four people can attend, even if the flight takes place in shifts). Passengers receive a half-hour talk on air safety and, subsequently, take off towards the chosen route. The three available options are The route of the castles (heading north, the plane flies over the castle of Coca and that of Arvalo), The nature route (the Sierra de Guadarrama, the Natural Park of Pealara and the Sierra de Gredos) and The route of the cities (walk through the Alczar, the aqueduct of Segovia, the walls of vila and the monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial). The activity has a cost of 144 euros, takes place every day at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and you can reserve a place here.

Shopping tour to Las Rozas Village

Armani, Bulgari, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Munich, Samsonite, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Tous, Versace, Zegna, Loewe, G-Star … Las Rozas Village offers more than 100 boutiques of national and international firms with great discounts during all year. This tour allows you to enjoy a truly personalized shopping experience in a privileged outdoor environment. The route departs from the center of Madrid three times a day, at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. It has a price of 18 euros and can be reserved here.

Hammam Al ndalus, a bath in history

Being able to relax in a traditional Hammam in the heart of Madrid is possible. It is an ancestral tradition that connects with the Andalusian past of the city through its Arab baths, located in an old cistern with hundreds of years old on Atocha street. The experience lasts an hour and a half and consists of a bath alternating between its three rooms of water at different temperatures: the cold pool, at 18C, the warm one at 36C and the hot one, where the water reaches 40C. When booking, the client can choose between the relaxing massage, made with essential oils that leave the skin soft and perfumed, or the bath mix, cleansing the skin plus relaxing massage, a treatment performed on the traditional hot stone of the Hammam with a cotton fiber glove called kessa“and a paste of natural red grape soap. The reservation can be made from 55 euros here.

Ham cutting class with Iberian tasting

At number 80 Calle Mayor in Madrid, attendees receive a master class on ham cutting. An expert in the field will teach the basic keys: the correct position of the hands and the knives on the piece, the quality of the cut, the grain, the texture, the aroma, the color, the level of fat… At the same time, while explaining how ham is cut into thin slices, the local staff tells the story of acorn-fed ham, starting with the pastures where pigs graze and ending with the cutting and curing stages, always in search of the highest levels of excellence. When the participant finishes his piece, he can taste the slices of ham that he has cut. The class, lasting an hour and a quarter, concludes with a tasting of Iberian products (tenderloin, chorizo, salami, cheese and bread). The class is taught every day, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and costs 25 euros here.

Madrid private tour

Couples, families or groups of friends can have a guide at their service by booking a private tour. The itinerary is modified and adapted to suit the users, although there are points of interest that are always present, such as the Retiro Park, the Puerta de Alcal, the Plaza and the Palacio de Cibeles, Gran Va, the Puerta del Sol or the Plaza Mayor. But depending on the taste of the users, the walk can take the San Miguel Market and the Plaza de la Villa or move to the Almudena Cathedral or the Royal Palace. Although it is not necessary to choose, the route can be two and a half hours long or last until five. Can be booked here from 60 euros.

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