- 3-hour hot-air balloon experience over Toledo or Segovia including Spanish brunch
- Enjoy incredible bird’s-eye views of Toledo Old Town or Segovia Cathedral
- Soar through the skies while hearing tales about the city below
- Enjoy a typical Spanish brunch and glass of cava after your hot-air balloon flight
- Take home a souvenir photo, video and flight certificate
- Round-trip transport from Madrid included, if option selected
What You Can Expect
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 Alcázar 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 alcázar, 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 café 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.
This was my highlight excursion in Madrid. I felt safe with Jose, the balloonist, who took us up to 3000 feet. I was scared at first but quickly got into the quiet serene views of the castle and old town Segovia. Glad I took a jacket! After we landed, we cheered to bubbly and snacks. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you!
We opted for the free transport from our hotel a little outside the centre of Madrid and were not disappointed, especially as the pilot (whose English was very good) took us back afterwards. It's an early start (5.30am) from Madrid but certainly well worth it, and we were back around midday so had the rest of the day to enjoy. We certainly think that Segovia was the best choice, with great views of this wonderful old city. Finally, I would say that, for first timers, the very large basket, holding about 16 people, definitely felt safer that some of the smaller baskets we saw on other balloons that day !!!