TourCrafters offers Madrid package starting at US$904


LIBERTYVILLE, IL – Madrid is truly a shopper’s paradise: from the Mercado de San Miguel (where you can buy everything from 100 kinds of cheese to books), to the fashionable boutiques of Calle Serrano (Loewe’s shops are a highlight) and El Cortes Ingles (the city’s leading department store).

To take advantage of these attractions, as well as the city’s historic monuments and innovative restaurants, TourCrafters has put together a 5-day/4-night package starting at US$904 that includes air fare on Iberia from New York, fuel surcharges, a choice of hotels, daily breakfast, and a “welcome” deal at El Cortes Ingles that covers a 10 percent discount on all purchases, a free glass of Spanish wine, and a tapa. The Madrid package is valid from November 1 to March 31 except for the Christmas/New Year holiday period.

The package offers a choice of seven hotels, from the modern 3-star High Tech Cliper (US$904), which is very close to the Gran Via’s shops, to the elegant 4-star Emperador Hotel (US$1,027), which is actually on the Gran Via, Madrid’s main street. Add-on air fares are US$30 from Boston and Washington, DC; US$45 from Chicago; US$145 from Miami and Houston; and US$240 from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include airport taxes that can be as high as US$116. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking. For additional information about the Madrid package and other packages to Paris, Nice, Sicily, and Istanbul, visit , click Special Offers, and then Markets of Europe. For reservations, call 800-482-5995.