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

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

    This 3-hour bike tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Madrid in a fun and relaxed way. The distance covered is around 9 miles. You'll be accompanied by a guide, who 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. You'll make several stops along the way when your guide will give you more information about Madrid's sights. Enjoy a 20-minute break halfway through. Bike and helmet are included.

    The bike tour is an excellent way to see Madrid in three hours at least the most important sites. Had a Guide by the name of Vesilly who is very knowledgeable historian of the city. I would totally recommend this tour in the beginning of your stay in Madrid. And then explore parts of interest on your own afterwards.

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

    2. 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: Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour for up to 4 People

    3. Madrid: Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour for up to 4 People

    The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Madrid (depending on option chosen) in a fun tuk-tuk vehicle. Get comfortable and meet your driver/guide then set out on a sightseeing adventure through the vibrant streets of Spain’s capital city. During the tour, visit a selection of Madrid’s most iconic landmarks, monuments, sights, museums, neighborhoods, and more. As you explore learn about local traditions and culture, you'll gain a better understanding of life in Madrid. You’ll also stop at a number of hidden gems that only locals know about to see a more authentic side of the city. At the conclusion of your unforgettable trip, simply sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

    we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.

  • Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

    4. 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 ...

    It was awesome, 3 of the guys that went with me quickly got a handle of the segways ..but me, but our guide was expectacular and handled his and mine at the same time. Super cool guy who was also very knowledgeable about history, the park beautiful. Loved every minute.

  • 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: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

    6. Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

    Take a detailed tour of the park with an expert professional guide. El Retiro is the main park in the city of Madrid, a favorite place among both locals and visitors. Wwalk, run, visit historical monuments, see exhibitions, relax with friends or simply enjoy a stop for lunch. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous parks in the world and one of the main attractions of Madrid. On this tour, your guide will take you on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace, the Philip IV Gate, as well as some sites that are not listed in the guides. At the end of the visit, your guide will recommend things to do such as relax on the grass, enjoy an ice cream or even rent a boat and explore the famous lake of the park.

    A fantastic guide, and turned out to be a private tour for the 4 of us. Excellent walking pace, great itinerary and a lovely visit to the park. Highly recommend.

  • Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

    7. 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. A...

    Good experience. Interesting to learn the rules of cyclists on the road. Guide Javier was a nice host.

  • Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

    8. 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: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

    9. Madrid: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

    Start your tour with a visit to Cibeles Palace. This beautiful building, located at the intersection of Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, was built in what at that time was known as the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Enter the building with your guide and get to know the opulent interiors. Then, head up to the rooftop for incredible views over Madrid and the Gran Vía.  After this, continue your tour by walking up Alcalá Street to enter Retiro Park. Find out how, in the 17th century, the Count-Duke of Olivares designed a space for the recreation of the king and his court, giving rise to the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Learn about how in 1868 the park became a municipal space and since then many elements have been added to its heritage. Listen as your guide explains the historical context behind the park's most outstanding attractions. Marvel at the size of the Big Pond and be dazzled by the bea...

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What people are saying about Retiro Park

The bike tour is an excellent way to see Madrid in three hours at least the most important sites. Had a Guide by the name of Vesilly who is very knowledgeable historian of the city. I would totally recommend this tour in the beginning of your stay in Madrid. And then explore parts of interest on your own afterwards.

It was awesome, 3 of the guys that went with me quickly got a handle of the segways ..but me, but our guide was expectacular and handled his and mine at the same time. Super cool guy who was also very knowledgeable about history, the park beautiful. Loved every minute.

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

The best bike tour I’ve been on, loved it and met lovely people. Guide Vasily was brilliant!

we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.