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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.
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Experiences
  

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.
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holidays
  

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.
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holidays
  

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.
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holidays
  

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.
Worldwide
journeys
  

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Luxury holidays to Madrid

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    Luxury holidays to Madrid
    Located at the geographical heart of Spain is Madrid, a lively and passionate capital city with a laid-back lifestyle. Atmospheric cobbled streets link bustling squares which are filled with pavement cafes, whilst tree-lined boulevards are overlooked by neo-classical buildings. Our luxury holidays to Madrid feature some of the best four and five star hotels in the city, including elegant hotels and more boutique properties.
    Visitors to Madrid will find plenty to fill their days. Art and culture play an important role, primarily thanks to the three world-class art museums which make up Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art, home to works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francisco de Goya. Illustrating the city’s rich history are the sights of Old Madrid, including the lavish Royal Palace, the grand Plaza Mayor, and the city’s spiritual centre – Puerta del Sol. There are plenty of designer shops to browse throughout the city, as well as small boutiques and flea markets which visitors might stumble across. It is after dark that Madrid really comes alive as the streets, parks and open-air cafes fill with people of all ages and the bars and clubs remain open until dawn. What better way to recover from a late night than to while away a morning in the Parque del Retiro, strolling through the beautiful gardens and perhaps hiring a rowing boat on the park’s tranquil lake. For those who wish to escape the energetic city, a number of towns are located nearby which make for an interesting day trip.

    Local highlights

    Numerous squares including the historic Plaza Mayor, the setting of bullfights and executions during the Spanish Inquisition. The Royal Palace, a lavish building which was constructed in the 1700s and is still used today for state occasions. The Prado Museum, one of the largest art galleries in the world which contains an impressive selection of Spanish paintings including works by Goya and El Greco. Reina Sofia Museum, displaying modern works including Picasso’s ‘Guernica’. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, based on a private art collection which illustrates the history of western art and includes pieces by Goya, Degas and Renoir. Retiro Park, formerly used by the royal family and now a popular spot for relaxation. The Teatro Real, an important opera house with performances of opera and dance. Almudena Cathedral. Gran Vía, a famous street which is lined by theatres and  shops. Debod Temple, an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Madrid in the 1960s. The Santiago Bernabéu Football stadium, home to Real Madrid. El Rastro Market, an open air flea market which is held on Sundays. Ventas Bullring where bullfights take place every week during the bullfighting season.

    Travel arrangements

    By air: Madrid-Barajas Airport is the largest within Spain, and is served by a huge number of flights to the UK and other destinations around the world. There are a number of daily flights from London airports with British Airways, as well as flights with low-cost airlines to regional airports. Madrid airport is linked to the city centre by metro and bus. 
    By rail: High speed trains run between Madrid and other cities in Spain including Barcelona, Seville and Valencia. It is also possible to travel from Paris to Madrid, although it is necessary to travel via Barcelona.  

  • A Grand Tour of Spain

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    Discover the highlights of Spain by car and by rail

    Andalucia and Madrid by rail

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    Rail holiday travelling to Madrid, Granada, Cordoba and Seville

    Castles palaces and windmills of Castille

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    See the famous sights of central Spain, including Madrid, Segovia, Avila, Toledo and Cuenca.

    From Madrid to Andalucia

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    Travel from Spain's capital down into Andalucia, passing the famous windmills and vineyards.

    Spanish art and architecture tour

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    Enjoy a brief introduction to the artistic and architectural heritage of Spain
  • Hospes Puerta de Alcala - Luxury holidays to Madrid

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    The 5 star Hospes Puerta de Alcala in Madrid is in the thick of the city on Independence Square.

    Hotel Urban - Luxury holidays to Madrid

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    The grand 5 star Hotel Urban promises style and sophistication in Madrid’s cultural centre.

    Hotel Villa Real Madrid - Luxury holidays to Madrid

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    The 5 star Villa Real Madrid is a classic among the capital's luxury hotels, centrally located in Madrid.
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    Spain FAST FACTS

    Capital
    Madrid
    Airport
    the main gateway to Spain is Madrid’s Barajas airport, although many airlines serve other centres, particularly Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia.
    Currency
    Euro (£1=1.24 Euros)
    Size
    195,000 sq miles
    Population
    46 million
    Average temperature
    Climate varies dramatically from region to region, with the meseta (high tableland of central Spain), Ebro basin and Andalucia scorching in summer (up to 45 degrees Centigrade), cold and dry in winter. The Mediterranean coast and Balearic Islands get a little more rain than Madrid, and the south can be even hotter in summer. The Mediterranean, particularly around Alicante, also provides Spain’s warmest waters (reaching 27°C or so in August). Barcelona’s weather is typical of the coast – milder than in inland cities but more humid.

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