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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) with a licensed guide, and discover the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with your direct entry access. Also known as the "Palacio de Oriente" due to its close proximity to Plaza de Oriente on the east side of the palace, today the building is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies, and official events. The Palace has an extensive collection of upholstery, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and works of art including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. You can also stroll through some of the private rooms where royalty lived, the throne room and the royal dining rooms, as well as the mirror room of Charles IV's reign. Admire the rich ornamentations of official rooms, each one revealing its own personality. Visiting the Royal Throne room, the Gala Dinner room and the Royal Chapel.

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From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

2. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday then embark on the 1-hour journey to the historic city of Toledo. Soak up panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide then set out on a guided walking through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your expert guide. After the walking tour, enjoy plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. To enhance your trip, you can also opt to take part in a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, providing unparalleled views of the city. You can also add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above mentioned religious sites and more.

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Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

3. Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

Explore the historic center (Centro) of Madrid by Segway on a 2-hour guided tour, and see monuments from the city’s Hapsburg past, including royal palaces and public squares. Meet your guide by the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide gently down narrow streets and wide boulevards to sights such as the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the vast official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Learn the history and culture of the city as you enter public spaces, such as Plaza Mayor. Built during the reign of Philip III (1598–1621), the huge rectangular square is surrounded by 3-story residential buildings with 237 balconies facing the plaza. Experience everyday life in the city at the Mercado de San Miguel food market. Constructed in 1916, the market is the finest example of cast-iron architecture in Madrid. See some of the local and regional produce on display at the market’s 33 stalls. Learn more about the history of Spain along the way, and get tips on what to do during your stay in Madrid.

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4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

4. 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

Discover the sights and sounds of Portugal on a 4-day package tour from Madrid, crossing the scenic region of Extremedura en route to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Learn about the Spanish conqusitadors at Trujillo, and the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in Belem. See old trams on the streets of Alfama, and learn about the apperance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima. Accommodation will be at a 4-star hotel in central Lisbon, with optional evening activities and day tours for your pleasure. Day 1: Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon Depart Madrid at 08:00 and drive through the scenic Extremadura region of Spain, stopping in historic Trujillo to discover a city enriched by the Spanish conquistadors. You will have time to wander the city center to see stunning medieval and Renaissance buildings, such as the main Plaza Mayor, where an equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro stands guard. Continue across the border to Portugal, and check in to the 4-star Hotel Lutecia on arrival in Lisbon. Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus, the Portuguese capital is a delight to explore at night. You can join an optional fado show to experience the typically melancholic folk songs of Portugal, or relax on your own at leisure. Day 2: Lisbon Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Marvel at the medieval Castle of São Jorge, overlooking the Alfama from its hilltop location, and see old trams trundling down the cobblestone streets. Continue to Belem, dominated by the fortress Tower of Belem and ornate Monastery of Los Jeronimos. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure, or take an optional excursion to the fairytale palaces of Sintra, and the glorious beaches and resorts of the Estoril Coast and Cascais. Day 3: Lisbon - Fatima - Lisbon Today you will visit one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Portugal on a day trip to Fatima. Learn the story of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children as they tended their flock in the Cova da Iria. You will be free to explore sites such as the Sanctuary of Fátima and Chapel of the Apparitions. See the mosaics and stained glass windows of the Basilica, and enjoy some quiet time in the Holy Trinity Church. Return to Lisbon for your overnight stay. Day 4: Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid Depart Lisbon and re-cross the border with Spain en route to Madrid. Stop at the historic walled city of Caceres, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 for its beautiful mix of Roman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Discover some of the 30 remaining Islamic towers, and glorious Renaissance palaces, as you wander the narrow streets at leisure. Continue to Madrid for the end of tour services.

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Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

5. Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare typical tapas with the help of a professional chef. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Spain and prepare 10 small dishes that explain each region of the country. Get tutorials on traditional techniques and local ingredients and benefit from personalized attention during the 2.5-hour class. Make authentic dishes such as gilda (pepper and anchovy skewers) from the Basque Country and pan tumaca (bruschetta) from Catalonia. Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Spanish sangría. Get a gift of the recipes you created and an apron as a keepsake.

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Madrid at Night Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

6. Madrid at Night Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

Visit Madrid’s iconic Royal Palace to admire this important landmark and take photos of its exterior at night. Another fascinating site on this 3-hour tour is the Gran Via, where you'll walk along the most famous street in Madrid and join in the nightlife of the city’s residents. On your walk along this important thoroughfare, be sure to look up and take in the lavishly decorated buildings that are all around you. Some of the most eye-catching of these are the Edificio Metrópolis or Metropolis building and the Telefónica building, a skyscraper built for the Spanish telecommunications company in the 1920s. The ending point of the tour is the Plaza Major, one of the oldest squares in the city. Located in the center of Madrid, it is just a few meters from the Puerta del Sol. Take a leisurely walk past the main restaurants and bars and stop to enjoy some great food and drink after the tour as you continue enjoying the night in Madrid.

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Madrid City Bus Tour and Reina Sofia Museum Ticket

7. Madrid City Bus Tour and Reina Sofia Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Accompanied by a local expert guide, begin your 2.5-hour tour at Ferraz St. Pass through Gran Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor street, Puerta del Sol, and Puerta de Alcalá until the Bullring. Visit Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Reina Sofia Museum. See the masterpieces of famous artists including Gaudí, Miró, and Picasso. 

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Madrid: Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Tour

8. Madrid: Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Tour

Meet your guide at the arranged meeting point then begin your visit to the Prado National Museum, regarded as one of the finest art galleries in the world. Avoid the crowds and long waiting times as you enjoy skip-the-line entry, meaning more time to discover the museum's wonders. Inside, follow your expert guide on private tour of the museum and listen to fascinating information about a selection of the masterpieces on display. The museum houses the largest collection of Spanish paintings in the world, ranging from Romanesque artworks to pieces from the 19th century. The museum’s vast quantity of paintings allows you to retrace the entire career of the most importance Spanish artists, and showcases the distinctive evolution of their techniques over time. Highlights of the museum include more than 50 pieces by Velázquez, including the enigmatic “Las Meninas” and “The Spinners.” You can also find over 100 works from Francisco Goya, such as the famous royal portrait “Charles IV of Spain and His Family”, the paired paintings “La Maja Desnuda” and “La Maja Vestida”, as well as the renowned “Saturn Devouring His Son.”

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Madrid: Unlimited Pocket WiFi 4G Internet

9. Madrid: Unlimited Pocket WiFi 4G Internet

Rent a portable Wi-Fi and discover Spain. With this package you can avoid having to buy a high-cost data package in advance, and there will be no need to charge or change a sim card. Avoid expensive data roaming charges and connecting to unsecured public internet points. You will also save yourself the time looking endlessly for free WiFi. Your 4G connection speed won't be reduced at any level of data usage, and this unlimited package allows you to watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more.

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Madrid: Book a Local Friend

10. Madrid: Book a Local Friend

Madrid is a city so full of life and culture and although it may be impossible to see it all in just a few hours, getting an authentic and memorable impression of this beguiling city is not impossible with this personalized tour. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Madrid that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Madrid you will love.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 548 reviews

Very knowledgeable guide. Lots of information on this tour and it was for the right amount of time. Beautiful palace and well worth a visit!

Very pleasant visit. The guide was very friendly, punctual. The visit was very enjoyable for us.

Smooth trip at good price, Barbara a good bi lingual guide for walking tour

Took some extra time to set up but at the end it worked great.

Ismael was very kind and knowledgeable!!! We loved this tour!