Madrid: 1.5-Hour Tour with a Local
- Small group
- Duration options: 1.5 - 2 hours
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Ignacio (Nacho) lead us on a comfortable paced walk through the heart of Madrid. During his well-paced walking tour (with rest stops for roof top views, snacks, and drinks) we strolled through the vibrant history and modern marvel that is today's Madrid Cities’ center. He took the time to educate us as to where and how we could eat affordable like the locals, or splurge for culinary delight. During our walk through the parks, back streets, plazas and major boulevards he made sure we knew where we were in conjunction to our Hotel as well as the major sights and landmarks. We can now navigate Madrid’s myriad streets with the best. He gave us the knowledge and the history behind the sights we saw which has allowed us to go back and choose what we wanted to invest more time at. A wonderful time with a true professional.
This tour is great for getting to know Madrid’s history in a short amount of time. We got to walk around like locals getting to know the various neighborhoods of Madrid and also got to see tourist highlights (like the palace) towards the end. Only gave it 4 stars instead of five because it felt a bit rushed and focused a bit too much on technicalities in the history, but it was still a fun and informative tour.
This was informative , exciting and very absorbing . The walk incompassed the culture of the city and its architecture which is stunning and vibrant. My advice is to do it on the first night in town , it’s set us up for the days head giving us a brilliant overview. The city is so centred that walking is the best way to see it .
This tour was excellent and Sean our guide was an expert on both Spanish and Madrid history. He was very engaged and genuine in his pride and passion for his city and country. He even provided local restaurant recommendations per our request. Super nice tour!
The guide, Irene, spoke English very well and was very kind. She explained things clearly and allowed questions. I would highly recommend this tour particularly on your first or second night in Madrid.