When taking a trip to Barcelona we dream of immersing ourselves in a unique and fascinating city. Of marvelling at the fantastical architecture of Antonio Gaudi; taking in the colourful sights, sounds and smells at La Boqueira food market; meandering down La Rambla seeing the street entertainers and stopping for a glass of crisp fresh cava at any time of the day!

In Madrid the atmosphere is rather different – here lives The King of Spain and a tour of his palace and a day visiting the Golden Triangle of Art lead by the world famous El Prado Museum sets the scene of Royal grandeur. Then relax as the “Madrileños” do by boating in the park, shopping in the flagship designer stores and finally having a dinner of tapas and beer as you hop from bar to bar in the old quarters.