Fascinating, fun and fashionable; Spain's capital city, is famous for its beautiful tree-lined boulevards, expansive parks, and neoclassical architecture. There are many art museums studded around the city, containing masterpieces by artists such as Velázquez, Goya and Picasso. Other famous attractions include the various Palaces of Madrid, football stadium and sunny “plazas”. There are also countless restaurants and bars serving up everything from haute-cuisine to free tapas. Booking one of the many Madrid tours is the best way to ensure you pack in all the main sites and attractions in Spain’s capital!
Madrid is a cosmopolitan city of culture, “cañas” (the Spanish word for a small beer) and clubs.
The largest city in Spain is also home to hundreds of museums, restaurants and a seemingly endless list of top Madrid attractions. This can be overwhelming! Choosing to tour the city in a group or take a private guided tour will allow you to see the best side of the city (and may include skip-the-line access to top spots!).
Which tour of Madrid is best for you? Check out the different types of guided tours, to find the ones perfectly suited to your vacation needs!
Museo del Prado, Parc de Retiro, Plaza de Torros...how can you see it all in one day? If you are short on time and want to pack as much sightseeing as possible into one day, then a bus tour around Madrid is the best option! For city sightseeing, Madrid can be dauntingly large. By bus, you are guaranteed to see all the highlights with panoramic views! Also, you can choose to take an open top bus; enjoy cruising through the city with the wind in your hair.
Get comfortable shoes on and prepare to see the city on foot? Madrid guided walking tours are some of the best ways to move around the center. You can choose to walk alone and navigate the cobbled streets and maze of the old town or, book one of the many Madrid tours walking around the city.
For food-lovers, with a tapas tour Madrid is the right city for you! While museum lovers can choose one of the many Madrid private tours of the Prado museums or palaces.
Some of the best ways to experience a city are on foot, to get a really authentic taste of the daily life of a “Madrileño” (someone who lives in Madrid). Wander around the city like a local pedestrian. Madrid is crowded in the center, especially during peak times, so if you choose the Free Tour Madrid offers then be warned and watch your pockets! For a truly relaxing, and VIP experience, a private tour ensures you escape the crowds and jump those queues.
Many cities in Spain have a late night culture, but Madrid truly is Europe´s answer to the “City that Never Sleeps”. You will see everyone from elderly couples to children wandering the main avenue Gran Via (the Spanish Broadway) right up into the early hours of the morning! For an authentic Spanish night with an expert local, book a Madrid city tour by night. See the city come alive ‘after hours’ and enjoy the top attractions under a starry sky.
All that sightseeing in Madrid will really work up your appetite! Luckily the city is famous for its gastronomy. From cheap eats to world-famous restaurants, and dive bars to sophisticated cocktail lounges, Madrid has it all! If you take pleasure in perusing long menus and sampling a variety of tapas, then some of the best Madrid sightseeing tours involve tasting the gastronomic specialties.
The “Golden Triangle of Art” is the term often referred to three of Madrid’s most famous museums: the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. The city is internationally renowned for its enormous collection of art by masters through the centuries. Are you an art lover, history buff or would you like to learn something new at one of the museums throughout the city? With a private tour guide, Madrid will no longer be a maze of museums.
There is so much to see and do in Madrid! The Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, countless flamenco shows, boutique shops, and concerts - something for everyone! Book a full day Madrid city tour to ensure you have a whirlwind and action-packed time. If you are feeling active try the Segway tour Madrid is best seen on wheels! Or you could take a biking tour and work up an appetite for eating and drinking around the city. For lovers of fine wine, there are many Madrid wine tours! Some of them combine trips into vineyards in the rolling hills surrounding the city.
Football fans out there? Definitely check out the Madrid Stadium Tour to see where the magic happens. Choosing to go accompanied by a Madrid tourist guide could mean you get exclusive local treatment!
Madrid gets really hot in the summer! If you choose to come in July or August make sure you bring plenty of water, a hat, and sunscreen. Throughout the year you can enjoy the city, although, during the winter, temperatures are quite chilly. The best time to tour Madrid would be in the spring!
Of course! The guided tours are available in a variety of languages, meaning there are plenty of Madrid tours in English. Most of the tour guides themselves are multilingual. Spanish locals will love it if you speak their language though, so bring a phrasebook and have fun!