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Madrid with AD

Join Indagare and Architectural Digest to explore the sophisticated Spanish capital’s palace homes and apartments in the company of top designers and diplomats, where you will discover astounding private art collections—and more—behind closed doors.


What to Expect

The crown jewel of the Iberian plain, Madrid is a city made for the sophisticated traveler. On this special Insider Journey, go behind closed doors into the city’s finest palaces and private homes to meet with curators, diplomats, aristocrats and others for viewings of exceptional art collections and historical interiors—with stops at top museums, galleries, tapas restaurants and private clubs along the way.

  • Enter Madrid’s finest private palaces and villa estates to meet with their owners—including top designers like Michael S. Smith and Lorenzo Castillo, as well as former ambassadors and aristocrats—for dinner receptions and viewings of fantastic private art collections.
  • Enjoy expert-guided touring at Madrid’s best art museums, galleries and historical sites, with an emphasis on the work of the Spanish Masters as well as top contemporary artists.
  • Experience a private tour of the iconic Prado museum before it opens to the public.
  • Take a history- and art-focused day trip to explore the palaces and gardens of the medieval towns of Aranjuéz and Toledo.
  • Meet for festive group meals at Madrid’s finest private clubs and other special venues.
  • Tour one of Spain’s most beautiful cities with AD’s Decorative Arts Editor Mitchell Owens, as well as the founder and CEO of Indagare, Melissa Biggs Bradley, for an insider’s perspective.
  • Find a home away from home at the AC Santo Mauro, one of Madrid’s most stylish hotels.
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  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Style Mavens , Foodies

This Journey's Host

Architectural Digest is a vibrant celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well. Today AD publishes nine international editions, as well as a website, and its brand has immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and style. On this journey, you will be joined by Mitchell Owens, AD’s Decorative Arts Editor. Owens has held editorial positions at leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, and has written about interior decoration, architecture, art and landscape design for publications ranging from The World of Interiors to Out, of which he was a founding editor. On this journey, you will also be accompanied by Indagare’s founder and CEO, Melissa Biggs Bradley.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    Mitchell Owens and Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From
    To be announced


  • Five nights’ stay at the AC Santo Mauro hotel in Madrid
  • All meals and beverages indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Touring with expert guides, as well as your Indagare and AD hosts
  • The services of our Madrid partners and emergency contacts


  • International air transportation to and from Spain, as well as airport transfers and travel insurance
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in meals
  • Personal items and expenses, including additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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