Sample ItineraryHere’s a taste of what you can expect from a Queer Plans vacation…
Saturday: Welcome to Madrid
Whatever time you arrive, we’ll pick you up from Madrid Barajas Airport, so there’ll always be a friendly face to greet you.
Afternoon: Free to explore, rest, sleep off jet-lag, until the rest of the group arrives…
Evening: Welcome drinks reception on the rooftop of the Axel Hotel.
Sunday: Introducing Madrid
Morning: We’ll take you to the hipster hotspots of La Latina and Lavapies, with time to check out some bargains at the vintage paradise of the El Rastro flea market.
On the way we’ll get some traditional street food, tapas.
Afternoon: A lavish picnic in the stunning Retiro park, filled with beautiful sculptures, monuments and galleries.
Enjoy the park, relax in the sun, take a nap or go and explore the cruising ground…
Pre-dinner: VIP reception at Axel Sky Bar for Premier package holders.
Evening: Dinner at Bodega del Los Secretos, a magical space located in Madrid’s oldest winery, then drinks at the gorgeous Nubel Bar, part of the Reina Sofia Museum.
Optional clubbing at…
DLRO Live, Kubrick or Black & White
Monday: Exploring Madrid
Morning: Brunch at Federal, one of the hippest hangouts in trendy neighbourhood, Sol. An Aussie-run cafe, you’ll be sure to get awesome coffee here.
It’s time for some culture and history, with a visit to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), Plaza de España and Templo de Debod – an Egyptian Temple given to Spain in the 1960s.
Afternoon: Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, an iconic European landmark, then free time to relax until dinner.
Evening: Dinner at Asturianos. Experience what the New York Times named one of the best places for chefs to get ‘real’ Spanish food.
Then, we’ll help you get to know Chueca nightlife at pubs and bars, with a visits to La Kama, one of Chueca’s hottest gay cocktail bars, and then Black and White, one of the pioneer bars in the gay neighbourhood of Chueca.
Optional clubbing at….
Kubrik, a gay pop club with shows in the heart of Chueca.
Tuesday: Find your Madrid
Morning: Take a shopping trip down Calle de Serrano in the heart of Madrid’s Salamanca district, for luxury designer goods, runway-inspired high-street pieces, top international boutiques and the best porcelain homewares from leading Spanish brands.
We’ll have lunch at Bazaar, with fantastic views of the passing boys and Mediterranean / Asian fusion food to keep you happy inside.
Afternoon: We’ll learn to Flamenco dance with a professional teacher. You can even use your new skills in the clubs later…
Afterwards, there’ll be time to explore the inside of one of Madrid’s most beautiful ‘house museums’, the Cerralbo Museum.
Evening: A delicious italian dinner at the Bosco de Lobos restaurant inside Madrid’s stunning Architect’s College (Colegio de Arquitectos).
Optional clubbing at…
DLRO Live or Kubrik, from midnight till 5:30am.
Wednesday: Outside Madrid
Morning and Afternoon: We’ll take you to one of Madrid’s beautiful UNESCO-protected historic neighbours, Toledo.
There’ll be time for culture, history, food and photography.
We’ll eat at the stunning Restaurante La Ermita, which has some of the most gorgeous views in the city.
Evening: Some time to rest and freshen up before a special dinner at the Axel Hotel with some of Madrid’s biggest gay influencers.
Thursday: Mountain adventures
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel and then we’ll travel together outside the city to Madrid’s idylic mountain region.
Afternoon: A hike through a hidden forest in the mountains. We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant, and return to Madrid for dinner.
Evening: Tonight there’s an exclusive QueerPlans indoor pool party where you can swim and sweat with our influencers! With DJs, drinks and surprises in store.
Friday: Making memories
It’s your last day, so you’re free to do whatever you’re longing for… Just let us know.
Otherwise, we’ve prepared a great opportunity to hone your photography skills, off the tourist track, with a special photography workshop and tour… you’ll get some unique shots (and views) of Madrid, just 15 minutes from the hotel.
Evening: Tonight’s the night, with the main QueerPlans party at our favourite nightclub!
We’ll have performances, drag queens, gogo dancers and all the hottest guys from Madrid. And of course, some extra special surprises from our influencers.
Saturday: Hasta luego
Morning: Goodbye brunch at Axel Hotel You may want a few hours sleep after last night’s party…
Afternoon: Pickup from the city to the airport every hour during the day.
Images of Madrid provided by MADRID DESTINO, CULTURA, TURISMO Y NEGOCIO S.A.; for more information, go to www.esmadrid.com