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Great tour with a fantastic guide!

We had an absolutely wonderful time on this trip, and would recommend it to anyone visiting Madrid but looking to get out of the city for a day. The company did a fantastic job organizing everything and keeping the tour on schedule. We had no problems at all. Tamar, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and a joy to spend the day with. This experience is definitely worth it. You’ll have a great time, eat some great food, meet some great people, and learn a bit about Spanish history.


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Amazing experience!

Highly recommended! I enjoyed every second of this experience. The guide was very knowledgeable, very professional land staff and very passionate pilot. I will repeat this with no doubt!


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A Wonderful day Trip

We went for Segovia day trip along with a farm visit via WE Madrid and it was one of the best day spent as a family . Our almost 3 year old daughter had a blast at the farm seeing all the animals and their homes in real. What made the trip memorable was the warm people who put all of it together . Especially our wonderful guide , Dylan. Thank you so much for such a lovely trip and we look forward to more experience with We Madrid . If you happen to be in Madrid , make sure this trip is on your agenda to experience beautiful Spanish country- side and culturally rich Segovia !


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Great tour of Toledo

I prefer the small group type of tours and We Madrid sure seems to be the operator to go with. The van was small but spacious, plenty of leg room for my 6'2" frame. My guide Ignatio was great, very well spoken and willing to answer any questions that we had. Our tour was on both Spanish and English so there was occasional standing around waiting around for all involved to get the info in their language. Interestingly our guide referred to the English part of the tour as his (mi familia) family and the Spanish as his boys (mi chicos), quite endearing.


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Amazing day with hot air balloon and sightseeing in Segovia

Very professional travel agency. We had an amazing day with hot air balloon and sightseeing in Segovia. The day was perfectly planned. And very well organized! Absolutely to be recommended!:)


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Great ebike experience!

Great tour across the whole city of Madrid on cool ebikes. Matteo did a great job of making us feel comfortable and safe and sharing many of the highlights across the city. Highly recommend. Thanks!


Day Trips from Madrid

There are so many things to do and see in Madrid! It’s no wonder you may be tempted to stay there for your whole vacation. Just imagine the Prado, the Royal Palace, and the Plaza Mayor in combination with tapas tours and enjoyable strolls through Retiro Park. However, don’t let yourself overlook all the fascinating gems around the capital! There are plenty of unusual day trips from Madrid to enjoy!

Set right in the heart of the country, Madrid offers so many options for day tours! From the beautiful walled city of Ávila to the politically charged El Escorial, don’t miss your chance to explore the legendary Kingdom of Spain!

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Make the most of your Spanish adventure & explore more nearby beautiful cities!

Enjoy a comfortable ride on a bus, train, or in a private van, and uncover the country’s cultural diversity and traditions with a licensed guide! Cathedrals, royal palaces, medieval artifacts, animal farms, and much more! Search for your perfect getaway among the featured products, and enjoy your vacation to the fullest!

Best Day Trips From Madrid: Highlights

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Madrid Day Trips: Know Before You Go

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Known For

History & Culture

Activity Type

Madrid Day Trips

Yearly Visitors

10 Million +

High Season

July & August

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

Best Day Trips From Madrid: Highlights

  • Toledo tours from Madrid. Known as ‘the city of three cultures’ (Christian, Muslim, and Jewish), this UNESCO World Heritage site boasts unique architectural gems. During your day trip to Toledo from Madrid, explore, among other landmarks, the city’s medieval castle and the Church of Santo Tomé that holds some of El Greco’s most famous paintings. After the visits, enjoy tasting sessions of local produce.

  • If you are searching for day trips near Madrid, choose Ávila. Located northwest of Madrid, the city is famous for its imposing 2,500-meter walls (Muralla de Ávila) and a museum dedicated to Santa Teresa de Jesus. Also called Teresa de Ávila, the noblewoman was a prominent figure in the Spanish Renaissance and the Catholic Church. Besides, the city offers churches, palaces, and a 13th-century cathedral to discover.

  • For a fairytale-like experience (both in summer and winter), book a Madrid to Segovia day trip. Here, you can find some of Spain’s most spectacular historical relics! Feast your eyes on the UNESCO 1st-century Roman aqueduct, the most exceptional example of Roman engineering in Spain. Or, head to the Alcázar of Segovia, built atop a near-unscalable hill at the confluence of two rivers.

  • Another idea for a one day trip from Madrid is a tour to El Escorial. Discover the magnificent Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo and the Basilica. Afterward, complete your day tours from Madrid with one of the most famous and controversial attractions: the Valley of the Fallen. Located in the Guadarrama mountains, the memorial to the fallen in the Spanish Civil War features the world’s largest stone cross. Also, the site is a former burial place of Spain’s fascist dictator Francisco Franco.

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Madrid day trips will surely leave a lot of happy memories. With so many beautiful places to admire and enjoy, not a single traveler can remain indifferent. To make your impressions last longer, take pictures! Besides, check out these most instagrammable locations:

  • Madrid - Enjoy the greenery of the Sabatini Gardens in the Royal Palace.
  • Segovia - Marvel at the incredibly well-preserved ancient Roman aqueduct.
  • Granada - Admire the stunning beauty inside the palace complex of Alhambra.
  • La Mancha - Take a snap of the Consuegra Windmills, one of Miguel de Cervantes’ primary sources of inspiration!
  • Cuenca - Capture the historic architecture of the breathtaking hanging houses.

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Madrid Day Trips: Know Before You Go

  • If you are traveling during the summer months, get ready for high temperatures and the scorching sun - use sunscreen and bring a hat.

  • To fully enjoy Madrid day tours, wear comfortable shoes. Don’t let aching feet get in the way of your exploration of some of the most famous cities in Spain!

  • Day excursions and weekend trips from Madrid are among top-rated tourist activities, so make reservations in advance. Otherwise, you will be running the risk of missing the experience altogether!

  • For the cheapest guided tours around Madrid, book online. Browse through the available products to find exclusive offers, and discover related sightseeing activities at reasonable rates!

  • Besides one day trips from Madrid to a single location, you can also book a package that includes half day trips to two or more locations. For example, Toledo and Segovia are the most popular sites to visit on the same day.

  • If you are searching for a more personalized experience and would like to travel at your own pace, private tours from Madrid could make a perfect option for you.


What is the best day trip from Madrid?

Top places to visit around Madrid Spain include:

  • La Mancha, the land of Don Quixote;
  • El Escorial and The Valley of the Fallen;
  • Cuenca, with its famous hanging houses;
  • Wine regions (e.x. Ribera del Duero);
  • Madrid to Cordoba day trip;
  • Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of Cervantes;
  • The multicultural city of Toledo;
  • Ávila, with its ancient city wall;
  • Salamanca day trip to see Spain’s first university.

Can you do a day trip to Seville from Madrid?

First-time travelers often ask, “Can you do a day trip to Barcelona from Madrid?” “What about Seville?” Technically, it is indeed possible to go on a day trip from Madrid to Barcelona or Seville.

However, it is not advisable to consider these destinations for a day tour, since both cities are located too far* from Madrid to make the visit worthwhile. The same applies, for example, to a day trip to Valencia from Madrid.

At the same time, if you are still planning to discover the cities, the best means of transportation to consider would be high-speed trains (known in Spain as “AVE trains”).

* To go from Madrid to Seville, you will need to cover 390 kilometers, while the distance between Madrid and Barcelona is approximately 504 kilometers.

How many days do you need in Madrid?

There are quite a few places to visit in Madrid. As a result, for a complete introduction to the capital’s lifestyle and its highlights, you might need at least a weekend or 4 days in Madrid.

If you are planning to stay for longer, consider taking some of the day trips from Madrid Spain offers. They are by far the best way to explore the region and learn more about Spanish history and culture.

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