Arriving in the vibrant capital of Madrid, you will be hosted by locals who are passionate about their city and will introduce you to some tapas, ¨Madrileño style”. At Iconic Journeys we want our guests to be fully immersed in the local culture and enjoy life exactly how the locals do.
Madrid has a lot to offer so it will be our base of operations for the first 3 days. Your hotel will be conveniently located in the city center, near all the city sights and sounds, allowing you to take in the authentic Spanish lifestyle. If you have a craving for culture and art then Madrid will be a tough competitor to beat. Iconic Journey’s will take you to the ¨Art Triangle¨ where the world famous El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums are located. It is here that you will be able to enjoy an exclusive, expertly guided, private tour of the Prado after the doors have been closed to the general public.
For an incredible shopping experience let our local expert show you where to find the best buys, both in price, quality and only exclusively available at Madrid´s Golden Mile. Later on relax and immerse yourself in a truly Spanish experience by enjoying a private Flamenco class and show.
Madrid never sleeps and the Madrileños love to wine and dine! At night, a world-renowned two Michelin Starred chef will be hosting you in his private lab for an experimental gastronomic experience. Open up your senses and discover some of the techniques that Spanish chefs have used to redefine the boundaries of modern cuisine.
Departing from Madrid, a private helicopter will take you to visit the majestic Segovian castle. Here you will experience a private tour and have the opportunity to savor traditional local food paired with wines in a finely selected restaurant.
Visit both Ribera del Duero and Rioja, two of the world’s most popular red wine regions. Iconic Journey’s will mix it up, not only giving you the chance to visit some of Spain’s top wineries but also bodegas (boutique wineries). Discover your inner peace and visit a 12th century, Spanish monastery which is now part of the Relais & Châteaux collection, and is surrounded by some of the most exquisite views. During your visit to the Rioja and Ribera Vineyards you will experience and enjoy the terroir, climate and the passionate people who work excessively hard to create these precious wines. The next day unwind and relax at your luxury hotel and look forward to a delectable dinner prepared by a Michelin starred chef.
As we venture north, you will visit the elegant city of San Sebastián in the Basque Country. Here you will have the opportunity to spoil yourself and enjoy an exclusive lunch within the Basque gastronomic culture. The chefs in Basque are not only professional but are true gastronomic connoisseurs and are an important component to the country.