Made for Spain & Portugal (SPAIN DMC)

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Claudio Coello 65 Primero, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Tel: 01134 (0) 91 448 72 75   Fax: 01134 (0) 91 448 45 81
Email: jh@madeforspainandportugal.com   Website: www.madeforspainandportugal.com

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Made for Spain was founded in 1999 to provide customized services and itineraries for visitors to Spain. The owners of the company, Virginia and Alonso, use their extensive knowledge of Spain and its people to provide your clients a unique experience while traveling in Spain. Through their many contacts with guides, museum curators, winery owners and chefs, they are able to offer an inside look at Spain. Many of these personal contacts become lasting friends to your clients. Spain is a fascinating and rich country with a wide range of interests for travelers. Made for Spain can meet any cultural requirement, from history to wine and cuisine, from Moorish and modern architecture to Jewish heritage. They can also create fun experiences, from canoeing to biking and hiking, from surfing to ballooning and golfing. Their guides are very experienced and, in addition to knowing the history and architecture of Spain, they know all the wonderful local shops, markets and restaurants, and can introduce clients to the real lifestyles of the Spanish people. Made for Spain can provide a magical lasting experience.

Made for Spain is excited as they are expanding their bespoke tours to include Portugal in 2016.

Made for Spain has been nominated for Best DMC in the world by Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine.

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Virginia Irurita – Founder & Co-Owner
*Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
*Travel + Leisure A-List Agent 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
*2014 Wendy Perrin Wow List – Trusted Travel Expert for Spain

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*Awarded Best Virtuoso On-Site 2011 & 2012
*Awarded Best Virtuoso Voyager Club Experience 2014
*Awarded Best Local Destination Management Company by Luxury Travel Advisor 2015

Special Promotions

Andalucía Like You Have Never Experienced Before

Let your clients see Andalucía in a new and exciting way. Below are new tours and experiences in and around Seville, including day trips from Seville to Cádiz, Jeréz de la Frontera and the southern countryside.

Immersion into the Land of Iberian Jamón

This day trip will have your clients heading an hour and a half northwest of Seville, to the Sierra de Aracena, to visit a family-run Iberian pig farm and learn the secrets behind the famed Iberian Jamón. Pricing from 1,147 Euros for 2 people, including local host, farm visit and tasting, lunch and car & driver.

Biking and Eating Your Way Through the Spanish Countryside

Show your especially active clients a different side of Spain with a mountain bike ride through the Andalucían countryside ending in a lunch of traditional local dishes. Pricing from 1,095 Euros for 2 people, including local host, mountain bikes & helmets, bike delivery & return, snacks, lunch and car & driver.

Sherry Wine in Jeréz: From the Grape to the Glass

This day trip to Jeréz is fully dedicated to the wine the town is famous for – sherry! Pricing from 1,149 Euros for 2 people, including local host, tapas lunch, private winery visit and car & driver.

Cheese, Wine and Olive Oil in the Grazalema Mountains

This foodie day trip will take your clients two hours south of Seville, to Grazalema Natural Park, the most beautiful mountainous region in southwestern Spain. Together with their local host, your clients will visit three different small local producers in three different areas, all specializing in local delicacies: wine, cheese and olive oil.  Pricing from 1,214 Euros for 2 people, including local host, private visits, lunch and car & driver.

Art and Food Experience in the Old Town of Cadiz

Another fabulous option for a day trip from Seville is the city of Cádiz located on the coast, just an hour and a half south.  The Phoenicians founded Cádiz 3,000 years ago, making it the oldest city in western Europe. Cádiz was an important trading post for the Carthaginians and was occupied by the Romans before the Visigoths defeated them. The city unfolds around the sea and has always been important as a seafaring town with strong ties to the nearby African continent from where adventurers and merchants came and opened up the New World of the Americas. Prices from 870 Euros for 2 people, including local host, entrance fees, tapas lunch and car & driver.

Half Day Arts & Crafts Walking Tour of Seville

Although there are many fantastic options for day trips from Seville, there are many new and unique ways to enjoy the Andalucían capital itself. For clients who have already experienced the highlights of Seville, we suggest living and breathing the stunning art that the city is known for on our Arts & Crafts Walking Tour. Pricing from 507 Euros for 2 people including local host, private visit to workshops and ceramics making.

Please reach out directly to Made for Spain & Portugal for more details on the above and additional experiences.  All of these promotions are subject to availability and change.

SHOPPING IN MADRID

Mencia González-Barros works exclusively with Made For Spain, and Travel + Leisure named her one of the World’s Greatest Tour Guides. She is a fashion designer by trade and owns the very hip and trendy boutique Arquitectura Humana. Private tours of the already established designers of the Salamanca neighborhood and the up-and-coming designers of the Chueca quarter are 2 of her favorite tours.

THREE-MICHELIN-STAR RESTAURANTS OF SPAIN

Combine the most luxurious hotels with fine dining at the very best restaurants in Spain during our 11-day trip. Embark on a culinary adventure, opening your mind and expanding your palate, visiting every 3-Michelin-star restaurant in Spain. The Michelin guide awards 3 stars to those restaurants judged to offer the most exceptional fine-dining experiences. In addition to dining in the eight 3-Michelin-star restaurants, you will have time to take in the local sites at each destination. This trip combines world-class gastronomy, wonderful guides, superb locales and choice of hotel; it needs to be booked well in advance.

HALF-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

See Madrid, Barcelona or Granada through a different lens while learning to take a more beautiful photograph. Professional photographer Jaime Gros, who has collaborated with photographers in the Spanish editions of Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ, will meet you at your Madrid hotel and escort you to parts of the city not often visited by travelers. Your perspective of the city and skills as a photographer will be enhanced as you receive tips on composition and light. This tour can be enjoyed with a point-and-shoot camera, a camera phone or more sophisticated equipment. (Barcelona and Granada use a different photographer guide.)

Escorted tour: 3.5 hours.

“LIFESTLYE TOURS”- A COMPLETELY NEW APPROACH TO TRAVEL

The magic of travel lies in creating long-lasting memories, by connecting with locals and absorbing their way of life. Made for Spain is now offering a new way of exploring their country — Lifestyle Tours. Lifestyle Tours are a departure from architectural and art-historian-driven touring, as they are not history-based. They focus on authentic experiences to give the guest a real sense of place and its people.

Lifestyle Tour experiences can include: strolling through the old streets of a city, visiting food markets, experiencing an artisan’s shop or an artist’s studio, exploring trendy areas and entering a fashion designer’s atelier. Experiencing the local Spanish gastronomy and wine is essential to the adventure, as is sitting in an outdoor café discussing the day’s escapades.

Special Promotions

Jewish Heritage of Iberia Click here to view sample itinerary.

Small Wonderful Villages of Andalucia Click here to view sample itinerary

Spain Highlights Click here to view sample itinerary

General Information

OWNER / OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Alonso Álvarez de Toledo

OWNER / MARKETING DIRECTOR
Virginia Irurita

Made for Spain Can Provide:
• Shore Excursions
• Hotel/Restaurant Bookings
• Cars and Drivers/Car Rental
• Guided Tours
• Shopping Tours
• Architecture/Art Tours
• Biking/Hiking
• Wine/Olive Oil Tastings
• Cooking Classes
• Flamenco Classes
• Private and Exclusive Venues
• Weddings and Honeymoons
• Villa Rentals
• Lifestyle Tours
• Rail and Airline Tickets
• FITs

Made for Spain also provides on-site services for Virtuoso, Signature and Ensemble.

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