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"Any travel company can arrange tours," says Alonso Alvarez de Toledo, cofounder of the Madrid travel specialist Made for Spain. "We connect our clients with people we know." And Toledo and partner Virginia Irurita know everyone: They can set up lunch with an aristocrat, a private cooking lesson with a chef like Richard Stephens of La Gamella, or a shopping spree with Lorenzo Caprile, who recently made dresses for Princess Letizia. Rates begin at $2,500 per week; 34-91/310-7070; www.madeforspain.com.