Tour Overview

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What's included

  • Complimentary private transfers on arrival and departure (Madrid Airport) 
  • Luxury transport with  experienced English-speaking drivers
  • Accredited English-speaking guide 
  • Luxury four star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome Brunch
  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Knitting Classes with renowned Designer and Tutor Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches
  • Entrance to the 3 day Love Yarn Madrid festival!
  • 1 workshop at Love Yarn Madrid chosen by you 
  • Shuttle Service to and from Love Yarn Madrid
  • Wooldreamers Artisan Yarn Makers exclusive tour in the La Mancha Region
  • Local yarn store visits
  • Don Quixote Adventure including the famous Windmills, Belmonte Castle and Museo Casa Dulcinea del Toboso
  • Exclusive Mont Reaga Vineyard tour and wine tasting 
  • Flamenco Show
  • Exclusive Tapas cooking class 
  • Afternoon in the fabulous city of Toledo 
  • Visit to the world famous El Rastro Market
  • Entry into the following: : La Almudena Cathedral Madrid, Royal Palace of Madrid, Museo de Traje, Museo Casa Dulcinea del Toboso, Belmont Castle

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour:

  • 2 full knitting workshops with Carol including materials. 
  • Wooldreamers Artisan Yarn Makers exclusive tour
  • Entrance to Love Yarn Madrid Festival and access to all social and market places 
  • Shuttle Service to and from Love Yarn Madrid festival 
  • 1 festival workshop chosen by you 
  • Local yarn store visits
  • Yarn and patterns are included in all workshops, you just need to bring your own needles, sizes will be advised

Overnights for this tour

NH COLLECTION MADRID GRAN VIA

This new, sophisticated 4-star hotel is situated right in the heart of Madrid with stylish, comfortable rooms with hardwood floors. The architectural gem has pride of place on a key corner of Gran Via, called Madrid’s Broadway due to its proximity to theatres. It is also one of the best shopping districts of Madrid!

The eighth and ninth floor house one of the hotel’s most striking features: its unique 360-degree rooftop terrace and its restaurant, Picalagartos. Thanks to its position, the rooftop offers one of the most beautiful views of Gran Vía and the city’s most emblematic rooftops.

All rooms are air conditioned with rain effect showers, coffee machines flat screen tvs. Each room has a professional hairdryer, safe, bathroom amenities and free Wi-Fi.

Day 1 - Day 1: Welcome to Madrid!

Transfer to your Madrid city centre hotel and meet with your fellow knitters and your tour guide for a welcome a Welcome Brunch before setting out to explore La Almudena Cathedral! Although only consecrated by Pope John Paull II in 1993, it was over 100 years in the making and the crypt is the last resting place of many historic noble families of Madrid. 

Visit some of the local yarn stores before a Welcome Drinks Reception and dinner. 

Overnight NH Collection Madrid Gran Via – welcome brunch and dinner included.

Day 2 - Day 2: Explore Madrid and enjoy a tasty Tapas Class!

After breakfast, we start the day with a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Situated in beautiful gardens, the breathtaking building with 3418 rooms, is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Spain. Enjoy exploring the opulence, artwork and treasures of this centuries old wonder. Relax with lunch (included) at a nearby restaurant.

Time to roll up your sleeves and get creating Tapas at The Cooking Clubhouse! The in-house professional Chef will guide you through some of Spain’s most iconic tapas recipes. You will be welcomed with a glass of Cava and shown to your personalized cooking stations where you will work in pairs to make traditional Spanish tapas!

Day 3 - Day 3: Wooldreamers and a Don Quixote Adventure in the La Mancha Region

Travel into the La Mancha region and visit WoolDreamers. Everything they do is focused on heritage, roots, artisanship, nature and humanity, encompassed in excellence and authenticity. Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour that gives you complete insight into the yarn making process and receive a little gift! 

Continue to Castillo De Belmonte, a medieval castle on the hill of San Cristobal. Like a fairy-tale, the castle is in the form of a six-pointed star with a turret at the top of each point. Visit Enjoy the spectacular views across the La Mancha plains. Return to Madrid for a relaxing evening. 

Overnight NH Collection Madrid Gran Via – breakfast and  lunch included.

Day 4 - Day 4: Knitting with Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches and Flamenco!

After breakfast, join Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches for the first of her two knitting classes today! Take your cables to the next level with two colour cables and reversible cables. In this class, we will review chart reading basics and then move on to working cables with two colours, so that they look like they almost float across the surface of your work! 

Time for more fun at the award winning Corral de la Moreria Flamenco Show! Enjoy a lovely pre-show dinner before experiencing the magic of music and dance with some of Spain’s top performers. 

Overnight NH Collection Madrid Gran Via – breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5 - Day 5: Time for Love Yarn Madrid and Tapas and Cocktails!

It’s festival time! Our shuttle service will get you to the location of Love Yarn Madrid in good time before opening. Enjoy the many stalls, workshops and countless activities for fans of knitting, croche and macramé! 

Our return shuttle will be there at the Day 1 close to bring you back to our hotel. As it is Valentine’s Day, we will get together to celebrate knitting love with tapas and cocktails!

Overnight NH Collection Madrid Gran Via – breakfast and dinner included.

Day 6 - Day 6: More Love Yarn Madrid and time to yourself to explore

It’s Day 2 of Love Yarn Madrid! Our shuttle service will get you to the festival locationin good time before opening and once again you can enjoy the many stalls, workshops and activities. Our return shuttle will be there at the Day 2 close to bring you back to our hotel. The day is yours to explore, dine and relax at leisure and spend as much time as you like at Love Yarn Madrid. 

Overnight NH Collection Madrid Gran Via – breakfast included.

Day 7 - Day 7: More Love Yarn Madrid, El Rastro Market and an Afternoon in the gorgeous city of Toledo!

Day 3 of Love Yarn Madrid commences and our usual shuttle service is available. Of course, you may be all yarned out at this stage so we have some optional activities for you. 

Sundays in Madrid mean one thing: the El Rastro market so of course we have to visit! This sprawling open-air market is on every weekend so you can treasure hunt through more than 700 stalls. You can find centuries-old antiques, vintage furniture, war memorabilia, records, paella pans and every type of souvenir. El Rastro market is also a gathering place for madrileños. Locals come every Sunday to shop, stroll, and grab a bite at the generations-old tapas bars.

This afternoon we visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Toledo, once the capital of Spain! Situated at a high vantage point overlooking Rio Tajo, is was known as the city of three cultures.’ The Gothic cathedral, musuem and fortress are just some of the visitor hotspots, or you may prefer to amble through the winding medieval streets and stop off at one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars. Make sure to try the region’s famous Manchego cheese! Return to our hotel for a Farewell Dinner! 

Overnight NH Collection Madrid Gran Via – breakfast and dinner included
 

Day 8 - Day 8: Adios Madrid!

As we transfer you to the airport, bid farewell to Madrid, but remember you are bringing great memories, new skills and new friends with you! 

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Tour Prices

  • Non-Knitter Partners & Friend

Do you have a partner or friend that doesn't knit? They are welcome to come along, ask our sales representatives about our non-knitter discount!

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Cancellation 60 days or more prior to itinerary start date – Full deposit is forfeit.
  • Cancellation 59 days – 31 days prior to itinerary start date – 50% of total paid is forfeit
  • Cancellation 30 days or less – 100% of total paid is forfeit

Postponements:

Should you wish to change your tour to one of our other available tours or to a different date, you can do so subject to availability. An amendment fee of €500 per person will apply. Within 60 days of the tour commencement date, cancellation fees will apply.

Accommodation Type 10th February 2025
Per Person Sharing €3,999
Single Occupancy €4,998

Prices in other currencies are indicative only. Please note that we charge in Euro.

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