Connecting through Madrid is a good enough excuse on its own for Americans to spend a day or longer in this city. Now, Iberia has established a program that can also help save money: Stopover Hola Madrid. The Madrid stopover can occur en route to or returning from the traveler’s overseas destinations.
What’s Included in Hola Madrid?
The program offers discounted prices at hotels, museums, restaurants and transportation to and from the airport. Travelers who sign up receive the following benefits:
- 25% discounts on domestic flights during the stopover for visitors on Iberia, Iberia Express orIberia Regional/Air Nostrum to any of the Iberia group’s 32 Spanish destinations.
- Free public transport card valid for two days.
- Special discount on a car rental from Avis.
- Discounts on stays at Meliá hotels.
- Special offers for those who use the Booking to reserve hotel rooms.
“Hola Madrid” customers will also get special discounts for visiting and/or in the restaurants at the city’s top art museums, the Prado, the Thyssen Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofía. These are all located within easy walking distance of each other along the Paseo del Prado boulevard.
“Hola Madrid” customers will also get free beers from La Cervecista de Mahou-San Miguel, special services in the El Corte Inglés department store,discounts on sightseeing, dining and flamenco tours arranged by Viator, or on longer excursions with Alsa are also available under the program.
Iberia offers currently 100 flights each week to Madrid through Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico. It also flies non-stop from San Francisco to Madrid during the summer season. From the Spanish capital, U.S. travelers can continue their trip to Iberia’s other 32 destinations in Spain, 68 in Europe and eight cities in Africa and the Middle East.