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Madrid: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

1. Madrid: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

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: City Highlights Tuk Tuk Tour

4. Madrid: City Highlights Tuk Tuk Tour

Explore Madrid from the comfort of an electric tuk-tuk on a guided tour. Experience some of the city’s most popular sights and learn about each one from your driver tour guide. Choose from a 1, 1.5, or 2-hour tour. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and head to the Los Jeronimos neighborhood to begin your private Madrid sightseeing tour. From here, make your way past the emblematic Retiro Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo del Prado, the Royal Palace, and more, making stops along the way to take in each of the attractions. 

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

5. 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: Iconic Retiro Park Segway Tour

6. Madrid: Iconic Retiro Park Segway Tour

Discover Madrid's iconic Retiro Park in a unique and fun way with this guided tour by Segway. Learn all about this green public space from your guide, see the oldest tree in the city, and seen fountains, monuments, and more. Explore the green heart of Madrid by Segway on a guided tour of the impressive Retiro Park. Get a short training session before you set off. Learn more about the history of the park, built as a retreat for the Spanish royal family and now home to more than 15,000 trees. Join the locals who come to stroll along the avenues or row boats on the lake. Hear about different features, such as the beautiful Rose Garden by Cecilio Rodriguez and the huge eucalyptus and cedar trees of the Jardín de Vivaces. See an old cypress tree – believed to be the oldest tree in the city – in the formal French-style Parterre Francés. Marvel at the glass pavilion by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco and encounter fountains and other features, such as the monument to Alfonso XII, an artificial mountain and the only statue in the world representing the devil.

Best of Madrid: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in Small Groups

7. Best of Madrid: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in Small Groups

See the best sights of Madrid in a fun and relaxed way on this guided bike tour. The distance covered is around 9 miles, during which your guide will tell you about the legends, art, and gastronomy of the city. The tour will get you acquainted with Madrid's most popular tourist attractions, such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Retiro Park. Make several stops along the way where your guide will give you more information about Madrid's sights. Enjoy a 20-minute break halfway through. Bike and helmet are included.

Madrid Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

8. Madrid Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Madrid at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Start your adventure by downloading the app onto your phone. In a matter of minutes, you're ready to begin your day exploring some of Madrid's historical buildings, markets, and royal history. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Choose where you start, then simply follow the maps on your device to find your way around the heart of Madrid. At each stop, be ready to solve riddles in order to unlock the next location on the tour route. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, stop for a coffee, local snacks, or a break at any time. Enjoy a tour that's entirely on your schedule.  Start your tour at the Prado Museum! Visit the world famous Puerta Felipe IV. Take photos in the unique El Retiro Park and admire the fairytale Puerta de Alcalá. The National Archaeological Museum of Spain will leave you speechless as its unique exhibits amaze. Learn about the Cibeles Fountain, used in all the celebrations of the famous Real Madrid! The unique Edificio Metrópolis is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. The bustling and historic Plaza Mayor will be your next step. The church of San Ginés, one of the oldest in Madrid, is waiting for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Plaza de Oriente with its captivating architecture, in the historic center of Madrid.

Madrid: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

9. Madrid: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

Your adventure begins when you meet our friendly tour guide and other travelers at the designated meeting point. Before departure, our tour guide will give you a comprehensive briefing on safety procedures and an overview of the exciting activities planned for the 3 hours bike ride. The journey begins with an exciting exploration of the lush landscape of Retiro Park. Enjoy the tranquility of this green oasis and get used to riding an e-bike with ease. As you ride the winding paths of the park, you will feel the views of the city that await you. We left the park and entered central Madrid, where the heart of the city beats strongest. Admire the grandeur of Fuente de Cibeles, Madrid's symbol of luxury, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Plaza Mayor, a historic square full of character. Next on our itinerary is the majestic Palacio Real, where Madrid's rich history and magnificent architecture come to life. Enjoy the royal surroundings as you bike through the streets, capturing the essence of the city's royal past. Halfway through the trip, we'll stop at a traditional market, immersing you in the vibrant local culture. Here we invite you to taste some traditional Spanish "tapas" (please note that this experience is not available on Sundays or public holidays and there is a minimum of 5 participants). At the end of your tour, you will leave with a heart full of memories, having explored the best monuments, culture and cuisine of Madrid, while enjoying the ecological comfort aboard our electric bikes. Join us on this unforgettable expedition, the perfect combination of adventure, history and gastronomy in the heart of Madrid!

Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Retiro Park

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,525 reviews

Abdul was a knowledgeable, personable and funny tour guide. He kept a great pace during the tour and gave a great introduction of Madrid in three hours. I wish we had more time because Abdul made interesting and showed many hidden gems in the city. I will definitely recommend this tour to my friends and family. Also, strongly recommend the e-bike option because we had more fun and still got to exercise. Great job, Abdul. Keep up the great work!!!!

So glad we chose this over other tours. Laura was entertaining and knowledgeable and spoke English very well. We were able to get to parts of the city that the bus tours can only dream of. Laura took care of us well and adapted her tour around our interests. Thoroughly recommend doing a tuk-tuk tour to anyone with an hour to spare in Madrid.

Excellent high-level way to see the sights and get a better idea of what activities you want to explore in greater depth. Our guide was great. Offered a personalized tour based on our wants and gave us plenty of time to stop off and take pictures and videos at the major sight locations. Would definitely recommend.

It was a really fun way to see some of the city. Our guide Juan was very knowledgeable, looked after us very well on our Segways and made the trip very enjoyable in general. Would definitely recommend for others.

This is a must if you are going to Madrid, we only got the 24hour pass and we got great value out of it.