I have rented a tiny apartment in Madrid for the month of May for myself and four children ages 13, 11, 8, and 3.
We are set with our Madrid plans but, of course, we want to see Toledo, Segovia, Barcelona, Sevilla, and Granada, etc. I am on a tight budget and would prefer to not pay for hotels - since we have the apartment and we are too many for one room but I do not have an adult for the second room- if we can day trip to these places. But, then again, will the traveling back and forth to Madrid be more expensive than to just take a hotel. What makes logistical and financial sense?
Ideally, we would do a walking tour in each place (the kids really enjoy walking tours) and see the major site in each town. Recommendations for walking tours/guides and sites are appreciated too. The children LOVE history and learning from guides with adults - we are not looking for kiddie-stuff.