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Madrid: Private Sightseeing Segway Tour for 1, 2, or 3 Hours

1. Madrid: Private Sightseeing Segway Tour for 1, 2, or 3 Hours

An easy and fun way to meet the most emblematic places of Madrid is a tour by Segway. Visit the Old Madrid, New Madrid, Retiro Park or all. It is a one-hour tour which will pass through places as well known as: The Almudena Cathedral. The Royal Palace. Templo Debod.The Opera Square. Puerta del Sol or The new city as Prado Museum, Pza Santa Ana, Pta Alcala, Church of Jeronimos, etc or one hour in Retiro Park. For 3 hours, your guide suggests that you enjoy the Segway by designing your own ride. The fatigue will be minimal, with maximum fun thanks to the great Segways! You will go accompanied by an expert guide.

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Madrid: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

2. Madrid: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Climb aboard a comfortable electric bike with pedal assistance and journey through the history of Madrid with ease. Learn the story of the Spanish capital, from the days of the Habsburgs through to the 21st century. Discover attractions, such as the Plaza de Puerta Cerrada at the site of a Christian wall built in the Middle Ages. Depart from Plaza San Miguel and glide along the narrow streets to Calle Toledo and Plaza del Conde de Barajas to find a number of artisan shops. Discover one of the city’s gastronomic centers at the ornate San Miguel Market, and then navigate the cobblestones of Plaza Mayor at the heart of the 17th-century city center. Marvel at Casa y Torre de los Lujanes, the oldest civilian building in the city. Get an amazing view of Plaza de Oriente between the Royal Palace and Royal Opera Theater. Go to Plaza de la Armeria to see the main entrance of the palace and Almudena Cathedral. Visit the Sabatini Gardens in the palace complex, and see the glorious flora of the Campo del Moro. Escape the traffic and journey along the banks of the Manzanares River. Enjoy the tranquility of the area and the freedom to ride where you please. End at the Templo de Debod, gifted to Madrid by the Egyptian government following the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

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Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

3. Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

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Madrid River Segway Tour

4. Madrid River Segway Tour

Start your Segway tour with a brief visit to the Royal Palace. After, you will descend to the Manzanares River to reach La Puerta de San Vicente and the Puente del Rey, which provided the passage from the Royal Palace to the Casa de Campo.   You will then have time to admire the Segovia Bridge, a Renaissance work by Juan de Herrera, before reaching the Bridge of Andorra and the Bridge of Toledo. One of the most beautiful of Madrid, the bridge is baroque style and was ordered to be constructed by Felipe IV who ordered.   From this, you will continue to the Pasarela de La Arganzuela bridge, the most modern in Madrid. After enjoying time in this green area, you will go back to the center through the Puerta de Toledo, stopping at the church of San Francisco el Grande. Finally, you will visit the Plaza de Oriente and pass through the Cathedral of La Almudena. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure through Madrid!      

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Madrid 60-minute Segway Tour

5. Madrid 60-minute Segway Tour

After a brief safety training, your 60-minute Segway tour starts at the Cervantes monument at Plaza de España, dedicated to the the writer of one of the world's greatest literary masterpieces, Don Quijote de la Mancha.  You will visit Madrid’s famous Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral, as well as the Temple of Debod, that was given to Spain as a gift in 1968 by the Egyptian government. Afterwards, quickly dive into the outskirts of Madrid’s old town, seeing even more interesting places such as the Opera square. If you are short of time or just want the thrill of driving a Segway, this experience is the right choice for you.

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Madrid: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

6. Madrid: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover the history of Madrid and see the most important highlights of the city during this 2-hour private guided walking tour. Start your adventure in the Paseo del Prado. Stroll under the trees and see famous monuments such as the Neptune fountain. Then, continue to see the Congress of Deputies and House of Cervantes, the greatest writer in the Spanish language. Walk to Plaza de Santa Ana while your local guide tells you the stories and anecdotes of Romantic Madrid in the 19th century. Arrive at the incredible Puerta del Sol, famous for its statue of the Bear and the Arbutus. Then, make a turn and see the Plaza Mayor, located in the heart of the Austrias neighborhood. Explore the Plaza de la Villa, built during Madrid's Medieval period. Look up at the amazing Almudena Cathedral, which was built on an old mosque, like many cathedrals in Spain. Finally, finish your guided tour at the entrance of the Royal Palace.

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Highlights of Madrid: Walking Tour with Private Guide

7. Highlights of Madrid: Walking Tour with Private Guide

On this 4-hour guided walking tour you’ll see all the important sights of Madrid. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will tell you about the city’s history and share some interesting anecdotes and legends as well. A stop for tapas and a drink at the end of the tour is included. You’ll be met by your guide at your hotel. Your guide will then take you to the impressive and photo-worthy Templo de Debod, San Antonio de la Florida, and the lovely Jardines del Moro. You’ll also see Las Vistillas, San Francisco el Grande, La Latina, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza de la Villa, before the tour concludes. If you are hungry afterwards, your guide would be happy to recommend a restaurant, and a table can be reserved for you for lunch. Please note: the weather may impact this walking tour, so you should be prepared for rain even though Madrid is generally not a very rainy place. Also, if you have any special requirements or would like to end the tour at a different spot, please indicate this when making your booking.

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Madrid: Sunset and Night Lights eBike Tour

8. Madrid: Sunset and Night Lights eBike Tour

Climb aboard our bikes for an eco-friendly journey across the history of Madrid. Learn the story of the Spanish capital through a different route, where the beauty lies in the illumination of the city. The route adapts to the sunset, so the actual stops vary regularly to catch the most beautiful daylight. Depart from Calle Santiago and follow our expert guide along the narrow streets to Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and Plaza de Oriente to savour all the beauty and charm of the central district of Madrid. As the sun begins to go down, marvel at the splendid façade of the Catedral de la Almudena before heading to the Palacio Real, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, built on top of a Muslim fortress in the 9th century. From there, take an easy ride to the Temple of Debod, an actual Egyptian temple given as a present to the city of Madrid, and relax while the sunset light creates a magical atmosphere all over the place, reflected on the clear waters of the lake that surrounds the temple. The charming atmosphere will accompany you to Plaza de España, where you’ll meet the statue of Miguel de Cervantes and the House of Gallardo, one of the best examples of the Art Nouveau style of architecture in the city, bathed in the most beautiful light of Madrid. Then you can admire the illumination of the Plaza de la Ópera before heading back to the starting point, just when the night awakes...

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Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

9. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

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Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

10. Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

Enjoy the sights of Madrid as you cycle through the city, enjoying the freedom and convenience of traveling by bike. This 3-hour excursion takes in all of the city's major landmarks. The tour begins at the steps of Madrid's famous Templo de Debod. This is actually one of the few Egyptian temples found outside Egypt today. From here you'll cycle past the Royal Palace, and continue on to the Cathedral of La Almudena, Plaza de la Villa, and the San Miguel Market en route to the city’s main square - Plaza Mayor. After visiting the Plaza, cycle through some of the city's traffic-free zones to the Plaza de Santa Ana, then down to the Prado Museum. Afterward, climb up a gentle hill to arrive at Retiro Park. Leaving the park by the imposing Alcala Gate, the tour continues toward Calle Serrano and Plaza de Colon. Wind your way through the lively streets, past the boutiques and cafés of the Chueca district, to Calle Fuencarral and then Plaza de España.

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Very friendly guide and who took the time to help us as it was our first time riding a segway. The city is beautiful and very large so don't hesitate to book a 2 or 3 hour tour.

Great activity another original way to visit the city. Top activity with a perfect guide. Easy and fun even at 50, which is the case for us.

Saw a lot of key sights and areas of the city in a short period of time. Caspar took a lot of time and trouble to make the tour enjoyable.

Excellent very original activity and above all an excellent very patient guide, who speaks perfect French and friendly.

Super helpful and friendly guide! Nice information and tour!