In this package you will discover Madrid and its most famous monuments but also enjoy its culture and gastronomy.
- Accommodation in central 4* hotels (2 nights)
- Buffet breakfast
- Equipped conference room
- 1 lunch cocktail conference
- 1 lunch in local restaurant
- 2 dinner in local restaurants
- Team building activity & sight seeing
- Modern A/C motor coach for all transportation as itinerary
- English speaking local guide
- 2 frees
Day: 1 Home city-Madrid Arrival transfer & Conference
Arrive late morning at the International Airport Barajas in Madrid. Meet your assistant for the transfer to your hotel.
Conference with lunch cocktail finger food.
Transfer for dinner at local restaurant
Restaurante Sobrino de Botín
It’s not every day that you can eat in the oldest restaurant in the world (the Guinness Book of World Records has recognised it as the oldest.) Established in 1725, it has also appeared in many novels about Madrid, most notably Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, and Frederick Forsyth’s Icon and The Cobra. The secret of its staying power is its fine cochinillo (roast suckling pig) and cordero asado (roast lamb) cooked in wood-fired ovens; the angulas (baby eels) is probably beyond the reach of most. Eating in the vaulted cellar is a treat.
Day: 2 Madrid Full day program
IPad Scaventures are a combination of sightseeing, gaming, team building, information, laughter, and a little exercise. They are fun, creative, high-tech, and paperless. And every hunt we deliver is customized for our clients and the area they are exploring. Teams follow instructions and clues on the itablet to search for items, find locations and complete challenges. Along the way, teams will also answer trivia questions – all for points. The team with the most points wins.
Transfer to your restaurant for a farewell Flamenco dinner:
Located in the Lavapies quarter of Madrid, a barrio with deep ties to the history and culture of flamenco in the city of Madrid. Founded in 1985, Casa Patas has been the cultural focal point of the Madrid flamenco scene from its inception.
Dinner at El Café de la Opera
Rediscover familiar and new operatic pieces as you dine. Accompanied by piano, the waiters at El Café de la Opera perform arias, duets, and zarzuela (songs from the Spanish lyric theatre) as they serve you a 3 or 4 course meal, which includes a glass of cava.
Day: 3 Madrid-Origin Morning at leisure & Transfer
Free morning to do some shopping.
Early afternoon transfer to the International airport of Madrid for your flight back home.
“Frank and the Forocio team were wonderful in working to make our Study Abroad program a success with the large group of students we traveled with. Every detail was well organized and allowed us to enjoy the trips without worry. The tour guides they chose for us were professional and knowledgable. Frank checked in on us after every trip to ensure things had gone smoothly. We can’t imagine having traveled without them! We highly recommend Frank and Forocio!”
Ryan M. Bessett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics Department of Writing & Language Studies University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
We are back in Manila now and I just want to say thank you for helping us make our travel to Europe a great and memorable experience. It’s one of our best trips together as a family and we could not have made it possible without your kind assistance. Please give our regards to Angelo our driver. He did great! I’m looking forward to working with you on our future travels again!
Eco Hotels Inc.
“The group arrived back to Hungary during the weekend. We already have some feedback from passengers: they were very-very satisfied with all the hotels we had during the trip. Everything was just perfect, bus was nice too, they all had a brilliant time in beautiful Spain. Thank you so much once again for your help with Camino del rey. Talk to you soon again about our trip in 2018.”
Baraka Travel Agency
“College of DuPage has been working with Forocio for the past eight years. Their team has helped organize several of the cultural excursions for our summer study abroad program in Spain. Forocio has provided reliable services, professional and expert guides, and nice accommodations for our students in a variety of locations throughout the country. One of the highlights of the program is a guided tour of the Alhambra in Granada. The guides have always been so knowledgeable and passionate about sharing their expertise with our group. We would highly recommend Forocio during your stay in Spain.”
Donna Gillespie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
College of DuPage – U.S.A.
“Son los mejores ofreciendo tours a medida, personalizados y se ajustan a tu presupuesto sin problema. Su profesionalidad contribuye a nuestra más absoluta tranquilidad en cada viaje que hacemos con nuestros grupos. Son más de doce años de confianza en los cuales hemos contado con ellos no sólo como proveedores de nuestros viajes sino con todo lo que tiene que ver con traslados privados locales, excursiones o reservas en restaurantes. ¡Prestan un servicio excepcional!”
Sr. Admin Coordinator
University of CaliforniaEducationAbroadProgram– España
“El colaborar con aliados comerciales como Forocio fortalece el intercambio entre México y Europa, además de la confianza, atención, resolución y requerimientos especiales para todo tipo de clientes, nos sentimos muy halagados de contar con partners como Forocio y nuestros clientes aún más”
Coordinador de grupos
(Viaje España y Europa)
“I personally have been working with Frank for nearly 4 years. During that time he has organized logtistics for 6 university travel courses. Thanks to FOROCIO, our programs have been able to incorporate multiple city visits seamlessly. From city guides and buses in Morocco to trains and planes throughout Europe, I know when working with Frank we have access to the best options in terms of times, prices, and logistics. He continues to keep our budget and needs in mind in order to provide our groups with just what they need.”
If you would like more I am more than happy to write additional specifics. I truly am grateful for all you have done to make my job easier and would like to support FOROCIO in any way.
Advisor, Office of International Studies Abroad
University of San Diego – U.S.A.
“Hace varios años que trabajamos con Forocio desde Uruguay, contratando servicios para grupos de estudiantes en toda Europa continental. Estando tan lejos precisamos de operadores confiables disponibles 24/7 que nos puedan ayudar y apoyar, ofreciéndonos lo mejor para nuestros clientes en cualquier circunstancia. En Forocio hemos encontrado este respaldo y tranquilidad para operar con estudiantes. Una gran empresa no se destaca cuando no ocurren inconvenientes, si no, cuando ocurren, están disponibles para solucionarlo rápidamente brindando tranquilidad y confianza.”
Gerente Dept. Educativo
Viajes Sin Fronteras – Uruguay
“We are using Forocio service since 2010 and were amazed with their professionalism and excellent service organized a very detailed and nice tour tailored for all our School trips in Spain or other cities in Europe. The itinerary was perfect, the tour guides and drivers were very good & professionals, always picked our group’s up on time. Their staffs worked very hard to make the trip a success, the teachers & students are all had an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I will definitely and highly recommend Forocio to others who will visit Spain or Europe cities.”
Arrow Travel Agency Ltd. – Central, Hong Kong – China
(Viaje España y Europa)
“We’ve been one of the more difficult to please clients of Forocio, however Frank has always been very efficient, accommodating and extremely patient with us, resulting in a fantastic business relation. I trust their judgment about the destination and the new ideas they always come up with. Well done and keep it up always.”
Holiday Bazaar Ltd – Kenya
(Viaje España y Europa)
“Forocio coordinated two weekend excursions for my study-abroad group. Both trips were impressively well-planned and reasonably priced. We had access to knowledgeable guides, a fantastic (also knowledgeable) bus driver, and a schedule that was perfectly balanced between sight-seeing and free time. I was also particularly impressed by the professionalism and reliability of Frank, the director. When a student’s minor emergency resulted in a two-hour delay to one of the trips, Frank personally assisted in shifting our full schedule of activities to accomodate the delay (no easy feat!). I whole-heartedly recommend Forocio to other educational travel coordinators, and I look forward to using their services again.”
Faith S. Harden
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ – U.S.A.
“Well all is positive and always has been with your great organization and your wonderful self Frank. We have always been delivered what your company has always promised and has rather exceeded our expectations with our complete satisfaction. Your honest attention to even the minor most concern was always addressed with complete professionalism and dedication and I am proud to acknowledge that Forocio is our BEST and MOST RELIABLE partner in Europe. ALL THE BEST AND THUMBS UP TO FOROCIO!”
President & CEO
Ozone Travel – Lahore, Pakistan
(Viaje España y Europa)
“I am so appreciative and thankful for all the extra attention you are giving this group. You are an extraordinary operator. I’ve been in business for 25 years and this is the best and most help I’ve ever received- and without any grumbling!… it was a great trip- and everything was well organized… You worked so hard to make this trip successful- I am very happy with you and your company and look forward to working together again. Thank you.”
Carew Travel Consultants – United States of America
“Having collaborated with Forocio for the first time in 2009, I can honestly say that they are professional and work with a really helpful staff. We had a few groups visiting Spain, and all of our passengers came home with a lifelong memory. They had a really good time, and were satisfied with your services. You did a brilliant job, see you next time!. ”
BarakaTravel Agency – Hungary
“Como directora de un programa de study-abroad, me encanta trabajar con Forocio. Frank y su staff dan un servicio personalizado excelente. Siempre puedo contar con ellos para ayudarme a organizar cualquier viaje para mis alumnos y, trabajando con ellos, sé que los viajes van a ser de buena calidad a precios muy razonables. ¡Yo recomiendo Forocio a todo el mundo! ”
Resident Director Alcalá ProgramInstituteforStudyAbroad
Butler University UAH
“Intrax Education Abroad, one of the leading North American providers in faculty led study abroad programs has been working successfully with Forocio International Friends for a number of years. Over the past year we have seen an increase in our group offerings to Spain due to the excellent work of the Forocio team. Without exception, every student group that we have sent to Spain with Forocio has been extremely satisfied with their attention to detail and high level of customer attention and service. Our organization works with tour operators all over the world and Forocio stands out head and shoulders above all!” ”
Operations Manager Intrax Education Abroad
“From transportation and hotels to guided visits, Forocio offers quality excursions at competitive prices. Frank and his team are exceptional, and Forocio’s customer service and willingness to adapt to our program requirements has resulted in first-rate travels throughout Spain and wonderful memories for our students. Indeed, even with a program as large as ours (80-100 students), Forocio has provided excellent accommodations, comfortable and spacious motor coaches, exceptional guides in both Spanish and English, and does it all while maintaining quality and an economical price. And, to top it off, Forocio makes sure that everything is taken care of for you by making all arrangements and staying in contact at all times. This is an honest and trustworthy company that is genuinely interested in their client. Higly recommended. ”
Chad M. Gasta
Director, Western European Studies Program
Iowa State Universit
“Back from Sevilla, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and Forocio for organizing the trip for us. Everything went well… We all had a great time: the hotel accommodations were good, and the hotel food was good too. I want to especially commend our guide Pablo Carbajosa, who is an excellent guide, and a very lovely person. We truly enjoyed his sense of humor, his knowledge, his kindness, as well as his impressive linguistic abilities. I hope we can have another trip with Forocio, if not this year, then next year. I am going to give your address and information to the next Field Directors, who may contact you even before they get here next year. Best wishes, and once again, thank you very much!”
St. Marys University
“Another successful ISU trip in Spain! Thank you for all that you do for us.”
Howard Van Auken, PhD Bob&Kay Smith
Entrepreneurship Fellow Professor of Management Iowa State University
“Trabajamos con Forocio desde hace más de 20 años con total satisfacción tanto por parte de nuestros clientes como nuestra. Es una empresa seria y fiable. Los precios son muy competitivos y se esmeran por complacer las necesidades de los clientes. Mientras la relación siga siendo tan buena como hasta ahora, seguiremos trabajando y recomendando Forocio para reservas hoteleras y viajes.”
Estdio Internacional Sampere
“For the last 6 years Forocio has been essential to our study-abroad program in Madrid. Their rare combination of expertise, dependability, and affordability makes our program run smoothly and makes my life much easier. Our extended field trip to Barcelona is the highlight of our summer and the meals Forocio arranged for us were exquisite. My students bragged to their friends from other programs about the hip restaurants we went to in Spain.”
George A. Carlsen
Director of the Madrid Summer Study Abroad Program
“We have worked with Stefan Schmuckle and Forocio since 2012, taking groups of American university students to Europe during the month of January. Our groups have ranged in size from 23-32, and we have visited five cities per trip, ranging from Barcelona to St. Petersburg, Russia. We have always sought the elusive combination of acceptable price point and comfortable accommodations – and Stefan has always delivered. Not once have we had a guide or transport fail to show up on time or arrived at a hotel that was not only expecting us but ready for early check-in. Stefan even handled all the flights between the European cities. We could not be more pleased with Forocio and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Janie Spencer, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
“Just wish to express my appreciation for helping and organizing a very successful experienced with all our groups and individuals. It was overall an enjoyable trips Thank you for your patience, trust and attention to details and most importantly, for accommodating to our many requests with a feeling that we are at our homes and with our families. After a long relationship I can admit that you are the number one travel agency that provides the level of superb services and professionalism, and after all I would like to thank you for never refer back to us for money or financial issues …
Well done Forocio team we do appreciate your hard work.”
Vladimir Travel & tourism Lebanon
“ Forocio es un sinónimo de servicio ,profesionalismo y cercanía con el cliente.
Hemos tenido la oportunidad de hacer grupos , servicios privados, reserva de hoteles, guías y consulta de cualquier tema sobre nuestros mutuos clientes, son unos socios comerciales que juntos hacen la diferencia para que tus clientes regresen contentos y quieran repetir.
Sus precios justos y te dan las opciones que pidas para siempre estar en precio de acuerdo a las necesidades del cliente sin afectar el servicio.
Por ahora, eso es todo y me despido de usted no queriendo perder la oportunidad de reiterale mis sentimientos de congratulación y agradecimiento por todo lo recibido de Stefan Schmückle y todo su equipo.”
BCeuropa Travel Management