Madrid is the ideal destination for babymoon plans. The city is accomodating, general affordable and walking friendly. If you are planning to take a babymoon vacation to Madrid, and anywhere else for that matter,it is best to ensure all is well with your gynecologist and other medical professionals.
What is a babymoon trip?
So what is a babymoon vacation?It is a vacation taken by a couple while pregnant. The intention is to take time out to relax and enjoy moments as a couple before the bundle of joy arrives. In general, babymoon trips and vacations are done in the second trimester of a pregnancy. This is just after the tormentous first trimester for many mums-to-be due to morning sickness and before the delicate third trimester when flying, for instance, is prohibited. If you come to Madrid for a babymoon vacation,we certainly recommend the following plans:
Guide to babymoon visit in Madrid:
Spanish Gastronomic Experience
Food Tour: Enjoy a customised private food tour with a local food guide where you will taste Spanish gastronomy at its best. The family owned tour company, Spanish Tapas Madrid, will make sure that the parents-to-be are comfortable and well-fed. These tailored food events will take into account any food intolerances and medical recommendations. On the private tour you will be taken to 3 to 4 gourmet restaurants, to eat the most authentic Spanish dishes accompanied by a narration of the historical and cultural context of gastronomy in Madrid.
Chocolate Tastings: Madrid offers a variety of delicious chocolate tasting experiences. You can take part in a formal chocolate tasting experience with 6 artesanal non-commercial chocolates and 2 glasses of cava (the partner of the pregnant woman will leave the tasting in a great mood). This encounter lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours and it is available in Spanish or French language with a discounted cost of €18/person. Other chocolate tasting options include visiting the temples of chocolate in Madrid like Chocolateria de San Gines, where well-known locals and international stars have eaten the typical Madrileño custom of eating churros with hot chocolate. If you still crave cacao derivatives,we recommend Valor and Pasteleria La Mallorquina ,emblematic pastry shop in Madrid and cafeteria in Puerta del Sol, for exquisite chocolates in-situ or even to take away.
Romantic Picnic Plan : If you would rather do your own thing, then a romantic picnic on the banks of Madrid Rio, Templo de Debod, Parque Juan Carlos or Retiro Park. The cheapest option is simply buying food from any of the numerous sandwich shops like Rodilla or Pan & Company.On the other hand,Picnic Madrid,offers more gourmet and pricier options.
Bucket List Spanish Food: For a local experience, you can simply go to specific restaurants to try typical Madrileño tapas and dishes like the Spanish Tortilla, a variety of croquettes from Croquetería Ven y Verás, a squid sandwich from the centric Bar Campana in one of the Plaza Mayor exits.If that is not enough, you can do have lunch or dine in the oldest restaurant in the world according to Guinness World Records.
Spiritual Retreat and Pampering:
Caroli Health Spa: Pamper yourselves with a spa circuit and a 30 minute massage. It is a good idea to make sure immersion in a spa environment is ok during pregnancy at that stage.
Deluxe Fish Pedicure: Indulge in a relaxing and luxurious pedicure with Gurra Rufa fish for 30 minutes as well as facial concluded with a massage with chocolate. This irresistible babymoon getaway costs €30/person and you will be treated like royalty. To top it all, Las Termas de Ruham, offers cava and sweets as you get pampered.
Spa and Gastronomy: Esenzia will gratify you with an outstanding foodie and VIP lifestyle experience where clients enjoy spa for 1 hour in a sauna or Turkish bath, a choice of a relaxing or relieving massage of 25 minutes and multiple individual and shared tapas,various desserts AND drinks, all for €56/person. Moreover, rules like enforcing silence in the centre or requiring mobile phones to be placed in lockers, demonstrate that this Japanese philosophy lifestyle spa takes relaxation very seriously!Esenzia will provides you with spa shoes, a robe and a towel.
Prenatal Yoga: Receive empathetic yoga classes from Agnes Sellgren. She became an instructor after receiving lessons while pregnant, therefore she really knows what she is talking about! Above all,her classes are pretty cheap at €15/class and €45 for 4classes. She gives the classes in English, Spanish or Swedish.
Entertainment & Amusement:
Flamenco Classes: Do you possess a sassy Flamenca deep inside of you?Then this dance class and passionate spectacle is for you! El Tablaíto La Gloria boasts of its reputation as the ONLY Tablao (defined as a lub dedicated to Flamenco dance and song) that ALSO gives flamenco classes. This show offers an unbeatable value for money at €14/class of a duration of 1.5hours.
Flamenco Show: A rivetting flamenco show with internationally renowned singers, dancers and guitarists perfoming from an 18th-century palace. This show is an excellent introduction to Flamenco for first-timers.You receive a choice of drink between sangria, wine, beer, soft drink, water or coffee with your Flamenco show ticket.
Sightseeing & Cultural Visits:
Museums: Check out artworks only located in Madrid like Las Meninas by Velazquez in Museo del Prado, La Guernica by Picasso hanging in Museo Reina Sofia or the breathtaking watercolor paintings by Sorolla in Museo Sorolla. Avoid standing on your feet in long queues by getting skip the line tickets here for Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum. A heads up: Both Museo del Prado and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza offer free of charge entrance times here
City Tour Bus Madrid: Also knows as Hop On and Off Bus, this option is great when you just don´t feel like walking! You can sightsee and get off the bus when you want. With 37 stops and Madrid attractions, the bus ride also allows you to cover many parts of Madrid in a shorter time. There is WIFI on the Hop On and Off bus and the tour audio is available in 14 languages!
Teleferico(Cable Car):This option allows you to enjoy aerial views of Madrid AND get to have a picnic in Casa de Campo park if you choose. The duration of the cable car ride from its origin to casa de Campo is 11 minutes in the air.
Panoramic Lookouts: Take in the panoramic views of Madrid from Faro Mirador de Moncloa at 92 m in the air with a cost of €3/person, from Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle) you will see Gran Via street and Cibeles fountain at a cost of €4/person ,from the majestic Centro Centro you will view the Castellano Avenue, part of Calle Alcala and Gran Via. Getting up to the roof of Centro Centro costs €3 and is free on the 2nd,15th and 9th of November.
Day tour to Toledo, Segovia: Since by its very definition,a babymoon vacation,means you probably won´´t be travelling after the new-born,then its so worth it to explore the sorroundings of Madrid. Trips to Toledo with its rich cultural and religious history and Segovia´s glorious acqueduct from the Roman times ,will allow you to enjoy and contrast other landscapes, artictectural influences and even gastronomy. Moreover, these excursions can be done in one day without excessive physical fatigue. If you go to Toledo, you can join this guided tour of the cathedrals and gain priority entrances.
Something for the daddy-to-be:
Santiago Bernabeu Tour: The Real Madrid Stadium is one of the most visited attration in Madrid, let alone Spain. For football or soccer fans, and just for curiosity sake,this stadium is worth exploring.You can see the trophy room, sit where the players and coaches sit during matches and contemplate the Cathedral of Soccer Dreams from the stands. Avoid standing in long queues and lines with the Santiago Bernabeu Tour skip the line ticket.
Wanda Stadium Tour: Revel in the newly inagurated Atletico de Madrid stadium.Its modern installations and player facilities like dressing room,press room,tunnel and pitch immerse you in the real ¨Colchonera spirit¨,The Wanda Stadium skip the line tickets are instantly delivered online here.
Bus Tour Las Rozas Village: This Outlet Store Village is really posh and offers top-notch international brands at affordable prices. The facilities are well-kept and there are lots of benches to rest and pause between each store visit.Moreover,the many of shop assistants can speak English and are willing to help with a smile. As an international traveller,enquire about applying tax-free shopping benefits in your purchases. This babymoon trip might just allow you to get some cute, high-end yet affordable baby clothes.