International Art Tour
Explore the Treasures of Madrid

Wednesday 25 - Sunday 29 November 2020

This will be a very special tour of Madrid and Toledo in the company of expert Gijs van Hensbergen who will offer wonderful insights into Spanish art. You will enjoy private visits to some of Madrid's finest museums and private collections, including the Museo del Prado, the Sorolla museum and the collection of the Duke of Alba.


Highlights of this year's International Art Tour include a private evening visit to the Museo Sorolla to appreciate the collection of the acclaimed 'John Singer Sergeant of Spain', as well as the stunning Moorish Garden. On the second day, explore the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain's great museum of twentieth-century art and home to Picasso's iconic Guernica (1937). During our time in Toledo, see the Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes, a burial place for catholic monarchs in the fifteenth century, and the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida, a Neoclassical chapel decorated with astounding frescoes by Francisco Goya.

You will also experience delicious local cuisine throughout the trip, enjoying dinners and lunches at celebrated restaurants, including Taberna La Entrenida, Paradis Madrid, Sobrino de Botín and El Rincón de Esteban.

Your Guide

Gijs van Hensbergen is an art historian, food critic and Hispanist. After training at the Courtauld Institute of Art for a BA and Postgraduate research in History of Art, he worked for the Knoedler Gallery, in London and New York. Gijs is also a guest lecturer for countless galleries and museums.His projects and TV work include a collaboration with John Richardson on 'A Life of Picasso' (2010-12) and he also scripted the award-winning South Bank Show on Sir Antony Caro-Sculptor. He appears frequently on BBC4 and Radio 4, TV3 and TV España.


The 5* Hotel Villa Real is ideally situated on Plaza de las Cortes, behind the Royal Palace so only a few minutes' walk from the Prado and in the heart of the city. This lovely hotel boasts an ancient art collection, with works displayed in the rooms and public spaces. The hotel features a bar, restaurant and gym. We have reserved Superior rooms (approximately 25 sqm / 270 sqft).


£2,610 per person

Single room supplement: £275 per person

Price without flights: £2,360 per person

How to book

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For enquiries, please contact Art Tours on 0207 449 9707 or by email at

To book your place, please complete and return the booking form with a 20% non-refundable deposit.

All bookings must be received by 1 May 2020.

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