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Madrid: City Walking Tour & Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

1. Madrid: City Walking Tour & Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

Explore the highlights of Madrid's Old Town on a city tour with a guide, including skip-the-line entry to the Royal Palace with a tour. Stop by beautiful squares like Plaza de la Villa and Plaza de Oriente as you learn about their history. Finish with a guided tour of the impressive Royal Palace. Start the tour at Calle Mayor, a bustling central street in the Old Town. Cross the Plaza Mayor and see its statue of Felipe III. Next, head to the San Miguel market and browse its stalls of authentic Spanish cuisine. Continue to the Plaza de la Villa, one of the most well-preserved historic squares in the city. Learn about its history as the former site of the Madrid Town Hall. Make your way to the Plaza de Oriente, which leads to the Royal Palace. From there, enjoy skip-the-line entry to the palace and take a guided tour of the largest royal residence in Europe. See its courtyards, art collections, and 18th-century architecture up close.

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour (with E-bike Option)

2. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour (with E-bike Option)

Cruise through Madrid on this guided bike tour as you take in many of the city's highlights. Ride on convenient cycle paths, in pedestrian zones, and through parks so you won't have to navigate traffic. Have the option to finish your tour with local snacks and a refreshing beverage.  Start your tour with a short explanation about how to safely ride your bike. Make your way to Plaza de Oriente and hear the stories about the creation of the statue of Filip IV, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the San Nicolas Church. Admire the some of the oldest buildings in the city at the Plaza de la Villa and asorb the bustle of the Mercado San Miguel. Pass through the grand squares of Plaza Mayor and Santa Ana, before viewing the living wall of the Caixa Forum museum.  Pass the Prado Museum, Retiro Park, and Puerta de Alcalá before making your way to Puerta del Sol. Add to your experience by selecting the tapas option and enjoy 3 pintxos (small plates) and a non-alcoholic drink and the end of your tour.

Madrid: City Highlights Guided Vintage Bike Tour

3. Madrid: City Highlights Guided Vintage Bike Tour

"Experience Madrid in the most immersive way possible by exploring its iconic and essential places. Our tour takes you on a journey through the city's stories, legends, and emblematic corners on comfortable vintage bicycles, making it easy and adding a touch of adventure to reach even the most distant places. In only 3 hours you will become a madrilenian. Visit : Caixa Forum & art triangle Prado Museum & San Jeronimo la real church Retiro Park & retiro Palace Alcalá's Gate & Gran Vía Sun's Gate & the Bear and the Madroño Tree Real Palace & Orient Gardens Plaza de la Villa & Old Madrid Plaza Mayor Literary Quarter & house of Miguel de Cervantes

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

4. 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.

Madrid: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Small Group Tour

5. Madrid: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Small Group Tour

Enjoy with our official guides a wonderful Walking Tour to the Royal Palace with the freedom offered by the tour with our radio system. Don't wait and skip the line at the Royal Palace through preferential access with us. You will know the history of this great palace. twice as big as Buckingham Palace? . It is an essential place to visit during your stay in Madrid, you will get to know its architectural style of Italian baroque, its halls, the parade ground. Today it is used by the Spanish Royal House to celebrate the most important receptions. Learn about the hearings, dinners and signing of agreements held over the years. Stroll through the Plaza de la Armería. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furnishings. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, Throne Room, and Banquet Hall, among others. Once your guided tour is over, don't forget to take your best photos from the Plaza de la Armería viewpoint.

Madrid: Monumental City Center Segway Tour

6. Madrid: Monumental City Center Segway Tour

Join a comprehensive Segway tour that will take you to the most outstanding places and monuments in Madrid's historical center. Enjoy having a guided tour for your group. Start with a brief introduction on how to maneuver a segway. Once you're comfortable, embark on your tour of Madrid. First stop will be Plaza de Ópera, then continue to the vibrant Plaza Mayor, a symbol of the city and one of Madrid's most recognizable landmarks. Continue to Plaza de la Villa, the stunning Royal Palace, and the Almudena Cathedral next to it. You will also glide past Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de España, and the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple. As you go, hear interesting facts and stories about the Spanish capital and its monuments from your guide. Finally, make your way back to the starting point and return your Segway. An unforgettable experience where you can get to know in a short time the most important places in the center of Madrid. our experienced guides will also be able to recommend the best places to visit in Madrid. We will provide you with a map, free mineral water and you can use our free luggage storage service. Only for Getyourguide clients.

Madrid: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

7. Madrid: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Visit Madrid's major sights on a guided walking tour of the historical center. Visit the Plaza de España, admire the Royal Palace, take a walk down Calle Mayor, and more. Meet your guide in the historical quarter and begin your tour of some of the top local sights. Visit the Templo de Debod, a 2200 year-old Egyptian temple that was gifted to Spain and brought to Madrid, stone by stone. Next, take in panoramic views of Madrid from the Parque del Oeste. Afterward, visit one of the city's most important squares at Plaza de España. Check out the statue of Cervantes, the famous writer who penned Don Quixote. Continue on to the Plaza de Oriente, a spectacular garden square containing a collection of 20 sculptures depicting historical kings of Spain. Admire the equestrian bronze sculpture of King Philip IV, designed by Galileo and Velázquez. See the outside of the Catedral de la Almedena and admire its majestic Gothic architecture. Visit the outside of the Royal Palace of Madrid, right next to the cathedral. Learn about the historical and artistic significance of this opulent structure. Next, take a walk down Calle Mayor, Madrid's old main street. Be transported back to the 15th century among its cobblestone streets, narrow alleys, and squares. Visit Plaza de la Villa, the heart of old Madrid and home to City Hall. Discover its historical buildings and the statue of Álvaro de Bazán, the Grand Admiral of the Spanish Armada. Take a stroll through the Mercado San Miguel, famous for its tapas and delis. Finish your tour at Plaza Mayor, Madrid's main square. Soak in the historical atmosphere as you stand among some of the oldest taverns in the world.

Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

8. Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

Climb aboard a futuristic self-balancing Segway and head out on a 2-hour tour that will take you through the history of Madrid, Spain’s capital since 1561. Experience an eco-friendly journey from the House of the Hapsburgs to the 21st century. Explore sights including the Plaza de La villa, one of the fist squares in the centre of Madrid. Departing from Plaza San Miguel, just opposite one of the city’s gastronomic centers at the ornate San Miguel Market. You’ll glide along the narrow streets to Calle del Codo and Plaza del Conde de Barajas. Navigate the cobblestones of Plaza Mayor, the heart of the 17th-century city center, and marvel at Casa y Torre de los Lujanes, the oldest building in the city. Ride your Segway along the Manzanares River, away from the traffic and the crowds, enjoying the tranquility of the area and the freedom to ride where you please. The final stop of the tour is a visit to Madrid’s Egyptian temple, in the middle of Madrid, the Templo de Debod.

Madrid: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

9. 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.

Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

10. Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Get a new perspective of the Spanish capital as you discover the city's best landmarks with a local guide. Madrid's many contrasts are symbols of its rich history, with medieval façades and architecture standing alongside slick modern buildings.   Meet at the activity provider's office and kick off the experience with a 1-hour walking tour through the streets of the historic city center of Madrid. Then board an air-conditioned bus for a ride through the city. Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Marvel at the famous gate that dates back to the Napoleonic era. Then, see the oldest bridge in Madrid and drive along the Manzanares River from where you'll take in incredible views of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city.  Spot significant sights such as the Puerta del Sol on your drive to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most picturesque streets in the city and see the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team's victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. Stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring, where your guide will share some insights on the monument. To conclude, return to the coach and finish of the tour by exploring Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, also known as the Broadway of Madrid. Starting March 1, 2020, this tour will begin with a 1-hour guided walking tour.

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The tour was wonderful! David is a history teacher so we could explore Madrid in a very privileged way! He knows a lot and we can feel his passion. Also he is so funny and a great photographer what improved a lot the experience! And I strong recommend make the tour as soon you get Madrid because David give a lot of tips about other places must go in Madrid. Thank you, David! I had an incredible moment that I will never forget!!! Hasta luego!

An excellent tour of Retiro Park. Celia was a fantastic guide - attentive and super friendly. We were very happy to spend most of the tour in the park as it is much easier than navigating the busy streets of Madrid! It might be helpful to give an I dictation in the title or description of the tour of where it is going to be held (eg mainly covering Retiro Park on a one hour tour).

My partner and I really enjoyed this visit, one of the best we have done. To do on the first day of your arrival, because there are some great places to visit. Very knowledgeable guide, I highly recommend.

i absolutely loved this tour! some of the hills were a struggle but it was well worth it!!! the views and the things i learned were amazing!

Sergio is very knowledgeable and he made it very interesting. We didn't have to queue which is a bonus.