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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.

    Lovely ride trough the city, lovely guides, Lara and Mar were knowledgable and super nice. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

    2. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

    Pick up your bike and listen to a short explanation of how to ride the bike safely. Embark on your 3-hour cycling tour which encompasses convenient cycle paths, pedestrian zones, and parks so you won't have to navigate dangerous traffic. Begin the tour by heading to the literal center of Spain at the Puerta del Sol where you will see the 0km sign. Then, cross into the Malasaña neighborhood in the direction Plaza de España. Pass by the statues from the book Don Quixote written by Cervantes. There will be various stops to take photos and take a break to have a drink. The guide frequently stops at places of interest and will tell you stories or anecdotes behind what you see. The guide will also share his personal experiences of his time living in Madrid. Next, cycle into Parque del Oeste to see the Egypt Templo Debod. Here you can enjoy great views over the west side of Madrid and you mig...

    The tour was really nice. The guide had a very good knowledge about the city, was extremely friendly and could explain things well. Bikes are very good and pretty new. All was functioning.

  • Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

    3. 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 Chue...

    Our guide was Alex and he was very knowledgeable about Madrid. He took us to some very interesting places and gave us lots of ideas of where to visit.

  • Madrid: “Money Heist” and Retiro Park 3-Hour Walking Tour

    4. Madrid: “Money Heist” and Retiro Park 3-Hour Walking Tour

    Meet your local guide at Cines Callao where the tour begins. From there, set off on a walking tour through the bustling streets of Madrid and admire the city’s impressive buildings and famous fountains. Listen to stories of Madrid’s history as you take in the sights, including the Monument to Alfonso XII, Plaza de Cibeles, and the Bank of Spain. Later, walk along the iconic Prado Boulevard and through Retiro Park, considered one of Europe’s most beloved treasures. Along the way, discover hidden secrets behind the hit TV series “Money Heist” and visit the places it was filmed. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen Madrid through the eyes of a local, passed by famous landmarks and buildings, and learned about the city’s remarkable history.

    Sharon was a magnificent guide. He was so knowledgeable of Spanish history, and he really blended it nicely with information about the making of Money Heist.

  • Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

    5. Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Meet the professional guide at Puerta de la Independencia and embark on a journey through the 290-acre park, learning the history of the statue of Alfonso XII, the Crystal Palace, the Great Pond, the Parterre, the Felipe IV Gate, the Royal Astronomical Observatory, and the Artichoke Fountain along the way. You will also see the San Isidro ruins from the Romanesque period and contemplate architectural, sculptural, and landscape ensembles constructed between the 17th and 21st centuries. Learn how the Retiro was used as an urban park in 1767 when Carlos III agreed to use it for recreational events and in 1868 was taken under the ownership of the Madrid City Hall. During the French invasion, a big part of the original layout was destroyed and vestiges from the 17th and 18th centuries still remain.

  • Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

    6. 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

  • Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

    7. Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

    Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2-hour electric 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 se...

  • Madrid: 3-Hour XXL Segway Tour

    8. Madrid: 3-Hour XXL Segway Tour

    Explore the historic center of Madrid in the company of a local guide on a 3-hour Segway tour from Plaza de España to the urban oasis of El Retiro park. Meet your guide by the statue of Cervantes on Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide through the city streets of the old city center. Marvel at buildings built during the reign of the Hapsburg rulers. The itinerary eventually leads to the Paseo de Prado, famous for its “Golden Triangle” of world-class museums. Enter the vast urban park of El Retiro. Declared an area of “Bien de Interés Cultural,” the dense, tree-lined avenue of the Paseo de Prado is one of the oldest urban areas of the city with sights such as the Reina Sofia Museum, Bolsa de Madrid (Stock Exchange), and Congreso de los Diputados (National Congress).

    I had the. Chance to be guided by Axel . Good explanations and interesting choice…!

  • Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    9. Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    Discover the monuments and people of Madrid on an intimate cycling tour and see places not accessible to other modes of transport. Whether travelling alone or with friends, the 3-hour bike tour is the perfect way to spend your time in the city. You will be in the company of a knowledgeable English-speaking monitor, who will provide useful tips and advice about what to do and see while in Madrid. Pedal through Plaza Mayor, the Paseo del Prado, home of the legendary Prado Museum, and the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), official residence of the Spanish monarchy. See the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and ride through the city’s landmark Parque del Retiro. You will stop en route at various points of interest, to hear the fascinating history and stories of Madrid’s people and places. Get to know all the must-see attractions of the Spanish capital, and discover spots away from the typica...

    Our guide Job was excellent and Madrid is a beautiful city with good streets. However, the route took us onto a number of large thorough fares with heavy auto traffic and this was a bit stressful.

  • Madrid: 2.5-Hour Panoramic Bus Tour

    10. Madrid: 2.5-Hour Panoramic Bus Tour

    Climb aboard a panoramic bus for a whirlwind sightseeing tour of Madrid, and get your bearings in the Spanish capital as you learn its long history, from the Habsburg Empire to the present day. You will see the most important buildings, avenues, and squares in the city, from the historic quarters of the Courts of Castille to the state-of-the-art stadium of the Real Madrid football team. Drive down Gran Vía to admire the Art Deco buildings, such as the Telefónica headquarters and Edificio Grassy. Marvel at the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España, and see the official residence of the Spanish Prime Minister in Moncloa Palace. Discover where Madrid celebrates New Year by eating grapes in Puerta del Sol, and look at the Neo-classical Puerta de Alcalá just outside Retiro Park. Pass the historic Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the largest bullring in Spain, and continue to a square named ...

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What people are saying about Retiro Park

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based on 584 reviews

Fantastic tour! Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic. This tour enabled is to get an overview of Madrid highlights and then decide what we wanted to explore further. I absolutely recommend this tour!

The tour was really nice. The guide had a very good knowledge about the city, was extremely friendly and could explain things well. Bikes are very good and pretty new. All was functioning.

Sharon was a magnificent guide. He was so knowledgeable of Spanish history, and he really blended it nicely with information about the making of Money Heist.

Great way to see Madrid is on a bike. Fun tour with a small group, knowledgeable guide and stopped for tapas. Recommend!

Lovely ride trough the city, lovely guides, Lara and Mar were knowledgable and super nice. We enjoyed it a lot.