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Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

1. Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Get a new perspective of the Spanish capital as you discover the city's best landmarks with a local guide. Madrid's many contrasts are symbols of its rich history, with medieval façades and architecture standing alongside slick modern buildings.   Meet at the activity provider's office and kick off the experience with a 1-hour walking tour through the streets of the historic city center of Madrid. Then board an air-conditioned bus for a ride through the city. Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Marvel at the famous gate that dates back to the Napoleonic era. Then, see the oldest bridge in Madrid and drive along the Manzanares River from where you'll take in incredible views of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city.  Spot significant sights such as the Puerta del Sol on your drive to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most picturesque streets in the city and see the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team's victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. Stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring, where your guide will share some insights on the monument. To conclude, return to the coach and finish of the tour by exploring Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, also known as the Broadway of Madrid. Starting March 1, 2020, this tour will begin with a 1-hour guided walking tour.

Madrid Royal Palace Guided Visit

2. Madrid Royal Palace Guided Visit

Immerse yourself in the history and of the majestic Royal Palace of Madrid, accompanied by an expert local guide. Take a guided visit to the beautifully furnished and decorated Royal Palace of Madrid, the former residence of the Spanish kings. Admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the Royal Chapel, visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your guide. Admire the exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take a look of the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II before ending the tour.

Madrid: Half-Day Alcalá de Henares Tour

3. Madrid: Half-Day Alcalá de Henares Tour

After gathering at the Monument to Felipe IV in Plaza de Oriente, depart from Madrid in the direction of Alcalá de Henares. Once there, begin to explore the native city of Miguel de Cervantes, the greatest writer of Hispanic Literature. Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to many secrets of this famous character. Through its streets you can also find elements of the different cultures that have been part of Spain throughout the centuries. Learn how the rich historical and artistic heritage of this city is reflected in its imposing monuments, among which you will see the Cathedral of the Holy Children, the Palace of Laredo, the picturesque Calle Mayor, or the centennial University of Alcalá. This guided trip is a perfect option to spend half a day, a mere 20 minutes away from Madrid.

Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

4. Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

Experience Madrid through its food culture on a tapas walking tour through various bars in the center of Madrid. Together with a culinary expert guide, you’ll discover authentic signature cuisine, gourmet products, and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid. Start the tour at the famous San Miguel Market, where you’ll taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao. After the San Miguel Market visit, head to La Latina and enjoy traditional Croquettes in the renowned street Cava Baja. Continue the tour through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you’ll taste delicious Spanish omelet and cod tapas, mushrooms tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or cider. After your tapas walking tour, experience another side of Spanish culture. Flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, is the most authentic and popular expression of Spanish culture. Enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the fantastic atmosphere of The Tablao Flamenco, a hidden treasure in the center of Madrid. Enjoy a complimentary drink during the show.

Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

5. Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente, the outside of Sabatini's Gardens, the Almudena Cathedral, the Plaza de la Villa, the core of Medieval Madrid and the winding streets around it, San Miguel Square and the famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Prado Museum. The Magnificent 18th-century building holds masterpieces by Spanish masters including Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Ribera, and Murillo. It also displays works by important foreign painters including Raphael, Rubens, Bosch, and Titian.

Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

6. Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá. Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street. Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.

Segway Tour: highlights of Madrid in a Small Group

7. Segway Tour: highlights of Madrid in a Small Group

Enjoy a new and fun experience on a segway, in an extensive tour of the old part of the city, the so-called Madrid de los Austrias, accompanied by our guide who will show you from the Temple of Debod, to the Puerta del Sol passing through the Royal Palace of Madrid, The Almudena Cathedral, Plaza de la Villa (the heart of Medieval Madrid and its surrounding winding streets), Mercado San Miguel, Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and more. Small group limited to 6 people to ensure a more personalized experience.

From Madrid: Private Day Trip to Alcalá de Henares

8. From Madrid: Private Day Trip to Alcalá de Henares

Travel to the ancient city of Alcalá de Henares on this private tour of Madrid. Visit the UNESCO's world heritage site-listed historical center with guide on a 4-hour tour. Learn about the Roman roots of this facinating city. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Madrid. Relax on the ride to Alcalá de Henares. Stop in the historical old town to meet your local guide. Find out where the author of 'Don Quixote' was born at the Cervantes Birthplace Museum. See the garden surrounding the Laredo Palace. Admire the unique brick styling of this neo-Mudejar building. View the past home of Castilian monarchs and the current home of the Diocese of Alcalá de Henares at the Archbishop’s palace. Marvel at the well-preserved medieval fortifications that still enclose the Archbishop's palace. Watch as your guide shows you the 16 remaining towers. Return to your accommodation in Madrid.

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What people are saying about Calle Mayor

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 87 reviews

The tapas tour was my first time in Madrid and took us to some traditional gems with interesting history and insights on the way. The group was very friendly, and now I have new friends! Our guide was so nice and explained very well. The flamenco was exceptional with a glass of wine. I really enjoyed the show. The tapas bars and the flamenco theater, the highlights of the tour. I highly recommend it.

It was my first food tour and my first flamenco show in Spain, and I loved it. The drinks and tapas tasting was very nice, with a variety and unique combinations that I never taste. Our guide was so friendly and have a full of knowledge about Madrid history, I really appreciated the kindness of the guide. Thanks for this tour.it's a great experience to live, I highly recommend it.

The tapas tour took us to some traditional gems with interesting history and insights on the way. The flamenco was exceptional with a glass of wine and some some cheese and olives. Our host Agustin was excellent and clearly has an excellent relationship with the tapas bars and the flamenco theatre. Would highly recommend.

The tour guide was the highlight of this tour, behind the amazing food. The guide was very kind and patient and was aware if you need any requirements to eat due to allergies and more. And at the end, we were able to enjoy a flamenco show, which was incredible and so funny. I recommend 100%

Agustin was an amazing tour guide and so personable. He gave us great insight but also was caring, conversations flew consistently!