The best luxury experiences
Madrid is a cosmopolitan capital city that offers unique luxury experiences to those who seek them out. Quality of life is key to those who live here and it shows in the diverse luxury options available to visitors. From decadent dinners to first class shopping and everything in between, you will have an unforgettable time in Madrid. Choose the VIP option to skip the lines, learn the history from the experts, and experience all the European magic of Madrid’s best activities and exclusive locations.
Discover everything Madrid has to offer with some of our top picks listed below and check the best things to do in Madrid.
Madrid is no stranger to fine dining and is the home to an impressive 21 Michelin Star Restaurants. The exclusive restaurant DiverXO has the distinct honour of being awarded three Michelin stars. You will have to plan ahead to eat here, their schedule is booked out months ahead of time.
A multi-course feast at any of these gourmet establishments is an unforgettable experience for the senses. From Spanish to Japanese to Mexican, there is a gourmet restaurant inspired by all types of cuisine in Madrid. Decide what you are in the mood for and treat yourself to something amazing.
If you want to get in the kitchen yourself, take a cooking class with a gourmet chef and learn a new signature dish. Then you can return to your home country with something more special than a souvenir.
Rent a Luxury Car
There’s no better place to drive a European luxury sports car than through the romantic Spanish streets of Madrid.
Driving the car to one of the many day trips close to Madrid, like the historical palace of El Escorial or the walled city of Toledo, will be much more relaxing than rushing to catch a crowded train or a bumpy bus. If you want to really relax, hire a personal driver for the weekend and watch the Spanish countryside move by from the comfort of the back seat. Going to Toledo with a personal driver is definitly the best things to do in Madrid.
Luxury shopping is abundant in Madrid if you know where to look. The bustling street of Gran Via is where many visitors head first. While Gran Via is worth a trip for the iconic buildings, this street is mostly fast fashion stores and crowded outlets.
The best luxury shopping street is located a few miles east, in the high-class Salamanca barrio (neighborhood) of Madrid. Here you can walk down the “Golden Mile”, where all the top luxury clothing, cosmetic, and jewelry boutiques are. This stretch of designer fashion begins at Madrid’s Plaza de Colón, home to the impressive National Library and Archeological Museum.
Treat yourself to an exclusive luxury experience by working directly with a personal shopper who will cater your shopping trip to your personal style and desires. There’s nothing like having a top expert handpick the most flattering and stunning pieces for you. Make sure you don’t skip some of the smaller, more exclusive boutiques that are full of hidden gems in the side streets!
A private museum tour
Why bother with the hundreds of selfie-taking tourists standing in front of your favorite masterpiece when you can book a private tour of a world-class museum? Some of Madrid’s most famous museums, like the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, will open their doors before or after closing times for private guided tours.
If that is a bit too extravagant for your tastes, a private tour during opening hours at any of Madrid’s fine museums will allow you to skip the massive slow-moving lines snaking around the Prado and Reina Sofia Museum.
Go to the Opera
Put on the nicest clothes you have packed and experience the performing arts in Spain’s world-class Teatro Real. Front row seats will give you an unimpeded view of the magic and the romance of the opera. Located directly across from Madrid’s impressive Royal Palace, this storied white stone building hosts everything from classic operas to intricate ballet to traditional passionate flamenco dancing. There is something for everyone here.
Come during the daytime for an exclusive tour of this 19th-century building and learn its unique history. For decades, this prestigious Opera house hosted the most famous European performers. If you are lucky, you might hear the opera singers rehearsing.
VIP tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour
Real Madrid is the heart and soul of athletics in Madrid. The iconic team of Real Madrid has an amazing modern stadium. Skip the crowds and the lines and have the exclusive experience of a private one-on-one tour.
The tour includes a panoramic tour of Bernabeu Stadium, access to the Real Madrid dressing room, presidential box, and pitch. Don’t forget to buy a shirt at the official Real Madrid Store on the way out.
If you want to experience the pure electricity of Real Madrid and its fans first hand, buy VIP box tickets for their next game. You will be sitting comfortably in center field, where you are close enough to see everything.
Bianka Rose Cramblit