See the sun rise around you on an exciting hot-air balloon ride over one of Spain's gorgeous medieval cities: Toledo or Segovia! Choose the city you want to visit and then take to the skies, flying above sites like Toledo Old Town or Segovia Aqueduct; the views are worth the early start! After an hour in the air, touchdown to enjoy a sumptuous Spanish brunch with a glass of cava while receiving a souvenir photo, video and flight certificate. Make your own way to and from the launch field or upgrade to include round-trip transport from central Madrid.
Start your hot-air balloon experience with a pickup from your centrally located Madrid hotel or alternatively, meet direct at the launch site ' either near Toledo or Segovia depending on the option selected.
On arrival at the site, watch your brightly colored balloon inflate while listening to a comprehensive safety briefing with your pilot. Then, step inside your balloon's basket and take to the skies. Each basket comfortably holds between 10 and 16 people, so there's plenty of room for you to sightsee as you soar gently up and away.
Have your camera ready to capture panoramic views while gliding through the early morning skies. If you book the Toledo experience, have your camera ready to capture views of the historical city's Old Town, the River Tajo and the Alc'zar of Toledo. As you pass above the city, your pilot will talk to you about Toledo's rich history and its links to El Greco, a much-lauded Spanish Renaissance painter.
If you book the Segovia experience, glide over the medieval city ' a UNESCO World Heritage Site ' and admire sites like Segovia Aqueduct, one of the area's best-preserved Roman monuments. Hear about the city's impressive Gothic architecture while cruising above Segovia Cathedral and have your camera ready to capture photos of the alc'zar, framed by the mountains.
After an hour in the air, listen to your pilot's instructions for a smooth landing. Once back on the ground make your way inside the on-site caf' to enjoy your typically lavish Spanish brunch. Meals change according to seasonality and what's available on the day of your tour, but typical meals include slices of Iberian chorizo and sausage, cured cheeses and bread. In the winter, a warming soup is often served.
Relax as you eat, and after receiving your souvenir photo, video and flight certificate, toast your group with your glass of sparkling cava; it's the perfect way to celebrate your Spanish hot-air balloon flight! Finish your experience either at Toledo, Segovia or your Madrid hotel, depending on option selected.