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Best Tours In Madrid To Discover The Spanish Capital

Clare
Published Jul 06, 2017

There is so much to do in the incredible capital of Spain that it may be daunting to decide where to start! Why not take a look at these tours to help you start to discover this city? From exploring museums to tasting the traditional tapas, here are eight different types of tours you can do, while in Madrid!

1. Segway tour (from 39.77 USD per person)

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If you’re looking for a laugh while also touring the city, a Segway tour is the perfect tour for you. Choose from a 1.5 or 2.5-hour tour and see the city on your Segway! A great way to get your bearings in a new city.

Madrid Segway Tour 2017

Address: Meeting point at a central location in Madrid, groups limited to 10 people.

Price: from 39.77 USD per person

Duration: Differs depending on the tour you choose, check tour site for more information.

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2. Tapas tour (From 46 USD per person)

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Looking to take in the culture of Spain and also fill your stomach? Why not have a tour through Madrid at night for some tapas? The small dishes served throughout the city are the main style of eating in Spain. Visit four tapas bars with your tour guide and learn about tapas culture and Spain’s history, in a small tour size of up to eight people.

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Address: Hotel pick up and drop-off.

Price: From 46 USD per person

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

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3. Skip the line at the Royal Palace (from 50.08 USD)

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If you want to explore Madrid’s Royal Palace, why not take a tour? You’ll get to see a myriad of Madrid’s historic sights while skipping the otherwise long line! With a tour approximately three to four hours long, this is the perfect way to see so much of Madrid in a short amount of time.

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Address: Tour departs from the meeting point in central Madrid and concludes after the Royal Palace Tour.

Price: from 50.08 USD

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

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4. Take a rooftop tour for a bird's-eye view of Madrid

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If you are looking for a more aerial view of Madrid, why not take to the rooftops on a rooftop walking tour? Reach the top of three or four rooftops, for breathtaking views of the city and learn about the history of Madrid in this unique way.

Rooftop Walking Tour of Madrid

Address: Meet at a central location in Madrid, near the Embajadores metro station.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

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5. Prado Museum Tour (From 45 USD per person)

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The Prado Museum, in Madrid, has some of the most priceless works of art in the country, and the entire world. Grab a tour and learn more about artists such as Velazquez, El Greco, and Bosch, while also skipping the lines of the museum. The tour ends inside the museum, where you are free to continue exploring this incredible space!

Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

Address: Meeting Point outside of the Prado Museum entrance

Price: From 45 USD per person

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6. El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid (From 77.39 USD)

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If you are looking for a half-day trip from Madrid, why not visit the El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen? This monastery is the final resting place of Charles I and Isabella of Portugal, as well as other Spanish royalty. You’ll then make your way to the Valley of the Fallen, a vast basilica carved into the mountains. This is an excellent way to see the sights that are just a short distance outside of the city center of Madrid.

El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

Address: Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Price: From 77.39 USD

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

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7. Take a bike tour (From 28.45 USD)

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If Segways are not exactly your style, why not try another mode of two-wheel transportation, by taking a bike tour through Madrid? See all of the sights on your bike in an approximately three-hour tour, while learning about this incredible city. Tours are limited to 20 people, which leaves room for an in-depth tour! See places like the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, the Egyptian Templo de Debod and St Ann´s Square!

Madrid Bike Tour

Address: Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Price: From 28.45 USD

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

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8. Private tour of the city (From 47.23 USD)

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If none of these options interest you and your party, a private tour of Madrid is always an option! This is the perfect way to see exactly what you want to see, as the entire tour can be geared to cater you and your party’s interests. Get picked up by your tour guide and driver at your hotel for an approximately three-hour tour of the city, seeing all the sights, eating the food, and experiencing Madrid in this incredible, personalized way.

Private Tour: Madrid City Tour

Address: Pick up and drop-off from your hotel, starting at 48 USD per person

Price: From 47.23 USD

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

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Meander through Madrid on your travels!

Madrid is such a vibrant and colorful city, with so much history and culture. Whether you are walking through the streets, tasting the food, learning about the culture, or walking through the museums to see priceless works of art, Madrid is a city that encompasses European city life, like no other. Choose from any of the tours above, to help you get your bearings in a new city and learn about Madrid like you’ve never experienced before!

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Clare Fitzgerald is a recent graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and an honors Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She continues to pursue...Read more

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