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Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

1. Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

Climb aboard a self-balancing Segway to explore the most beautiful park in Madrid. Start with an introduction to the electric vehicles, and once you are comfortable on the Segway, glide over to the so-called "Barrio de las Letras" ("Literary Quarter") where some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega, used to live. Journey down Calle de las Huertas to reach the Prado Museum, a world-famous temple of art. Then, follow your guide past one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid. See the magnificent facade of the Iglesia de los Jerónimos before arriving at Retiro Park. Ride around the park for about 40 minutes and see landmarks such as the lovely pond, Crystal Palace and monument representing Lucifer's fall from Heaven. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of gliding along the park's large avenues. Depart the park and make your way back to the start point, passing the Puerta de Alcalá (Alcalá Gate), Palacio de Cibeles (Cybele Palace) and Puerta del Sol at the true heart of the city.

Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

2. Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2 or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green lungs of the city in the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully down the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literature Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of Spain’s temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll find the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the Iglesia de los Jerónimos. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel” one of the only sculptures of the Devil. Apart from its monuments, Retiro Park is an ideal place to experience an electric bike. As you depart the park, pass over the largest street of Madrid and see sights such as Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

Madrid: Evening Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour with a Local

3. Madrid: Evening Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour with a Local

Get an authentic taste of local bites and drinks on this guided tasting tour around Madrid. Explore local favorites like La Latina and Plaza Mayor on foot, tasting Spanish specialties, traditional sweets, wine, and more along the way. Your tapas adventure begins in Plaza de la Villa, the old main square in central Madrid. After a brief introduction to the city and its tapas credentials, head towards Mercado de San Miguel, the first gourmet market in all of Spain, for the first of many food tastings. Try traditional vermouth and taste some of Spain’s most succulent olives. Enjoy a glass of wine and sample some of the best cheeses on offer in the market. Next, head to the pulsating barrio of La Latina to explore its narrow lanes and fascinating history. La Latina is ultra-trendy and is popular with locals for its vibrant food and drink scene. Visit a tiny restaurant off the beaten path that is well known for its traditional tapas dishes - with a fusion twist! From there, you will head back to the oldest part of Madrid and you will learn about the city’s history and food culture along the way. Your guide will point out some artisanal stores where you can pick up authentic, handmade souvenirs.  Your next stop, right in the heart of Plaza Mayor, is to try the iconic bocadillo de calamares, the famous sandwich of the city. Back on the streets, your local guide will point out interesting sights and alternative food and drink stops for you to explore on your own.  At the penultimate stop, try some of Madrid’s most famous croquettes at a heritage tavern, originally built in 1860 and which only specializes in these treats. Your final stop will be at of the most iconic spots in Madrid. Finish your tapas adventure with local dessert and sweet wines in yet another historic location. This joint has been run by the same family for over 100 years, serving a traditional Spanish dessert that might just remind you of something familiar. Once you’ve finished your dessert, your guide will take you back to Puerta del Sol, where they can help you out with directions back to your accommodation or ideas on where to go next.

Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

4. Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2-hour bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green oasis of the city at the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle through a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully across the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literary Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of this temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll discover the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the San Jerónimo el Real Church. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel”, one of the only sculptures of the Devil in Spain. As you depart the park, pass through the largest street in Madrid and see sights such as the Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

Madrid: Private Photo Shoot and Professional Images

5. Madrid: Private Photo Shoot and Professional Images

Experience Madrid like never before, and hire a professional bilingual photographer for an exclusive photo session at some of the cosmopolitan city’s most beautiful locations. Your personal photographer guide will create stunning images of your time in Madrid as you discover its Hapsburg charms. The documentary style photography is unobtrusive, natural and perfect for capturing special occasions, or simply as a record of the everyday moments of your vacation. With so much to see, and so much delicious food and wine at your fingertips, enjoying Madrid is easy. But set your sights higher, dress to impress, and make every memory a moment to savor Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, including Huertas, west of the Paseo del Prado. Also known as "El Barrio de las Letras" it’s where many famous writers lived and worked. Now a traditional neighbourhood popular with tourists, its numerous bars and tapas joints provide a picturesque backdrop. Go to the bohemian enclave of La Latina near Plaza Mayor, or pose against the lovely surroundings of the Barrio Retiro. You are free to choose your own location(s) to suit your style and personality. At the end, you will be provided with access to a private online gallery to view your photos, and a portfolio of up to 60 poster size and quality pictures to keep.

Madrid: Spain's Greatest Minds Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Madrid: Spain's Greatest Minds Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore a different, romantic, and more modern side of Madrid in this walking tour of 2.5 hours where you will get to explore and know deeper about the greatest minds of the Spanish culture and some of the most impressive buildings and monuments that were created in the Enlightenment time, times full advances in the knowledge of people, times where the knowledge started to be more valuable and with this, improvement in the daily life of millions of people, improves that are visible until today. Get to know the Majestic Madrid with us Departing from the centric Puerta del Sol, our charms guide we’ll take you to the most modern area, the romantic area, in there your guide will immerse you into the minds of the greatest Spanish thinkers and the way the used to live and why they are considered still so brilliant. As well as the history, you will discover the artistic side to the city, see areas popular for nightlife, and discover modern architecture. Some of the places you'll visit in this tour are: •Puerta del Sol •Carlos III •Barrio de Las Letras •Plaza Santa Ana •Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Lorca, Hemingway and more. •Huertas Area. •Ateneo de Madrid •Spanish Parliament •Triangle of the Art •Paseo de Prado •Neptuno, Apolo and Cibeles •Comunications Palace •And more…

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What people are saying about Huertas

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 239 reviews

We loved our trip with Paloma! The original route we had chosen was unavailable due to a parade and road closures so Paloma consulted us on what we wanted to do and came up with a new plan. She was the highlight of the day - professional, funny, and comforting. None of us had ridden Segways before, but with her guidance, we were zooming around in no time. Loved seeing the sights so effortlessly and felt very safe with Paloma’s guidance. My kids both want Segways now!

It was a great chance to try both foods and drinks that are favorites in Madrid. Wines and Vermouth. The Gildas and the shrimp were our favorites. Chocolate and churros were a great way to end the night. Our guide was very good!

A wonderful way to see the whole park! Paulo was a fabulous guide - informative, interesting, empathetic and willing to stop for photos. Enjoyed it very much and highly recommend the experience.

We did the tour with our 3 kids and we all really enjoyed it! It is easy to use, even for us that had never ride a Segway before and great fun! Borja, our tour guide was excellent!!

our guide was knowledgeable & knew skegway well - i felt very safe with him leading us -