A Different Way to Explore Madrid’s Top Sights

The Spanish capital is famed for its bars, nightlife and of course, its tapas
The Spanish capital is famed for its bars, nightlife and of course, its tapas | | © Michael Brooks / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

With so many iconic landmarks and world-class sights, Madrid has it all. For a fresh take on the delights of the Spanish capital, choose from these handpicked tours and experiences that will keep you away from the crowds in a totally unique way.

Spain was the world’s second most visited country in 2019 after France, and every year, the Spanish capital welcomes more than 6m travellers – making it the country’s most visited city. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow the pack. Home to world-renowned art, historical landmarks, medieval alleyways, iconic boulevards and grand parks, this is a dynamic city steeped in history and culture. And now you can experience the capital from a completely new perspective. From a sunset tour of the sights to a spin through Chueca, Madrid’s LGBTQ neighbourhood, these tours will allow you to discover a new side to this vibrant city.

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Tours

Welcome to this personal running tour of Madrid. Our guides all have great knowledge and experience of the city.We will cover most of the main attractions during our run and this will also give you an overview of Madrid and how the city is laid out. This is great if you want to continue exploring on your own later during your stay. The tour also covers areas of history and day-to-day life in Madrid, including the restaurants and bars.You have the chance to ask us for recommendations and tips on how to make your stay as memorable as possible.At some attractions we will have an extended stop for your guide to give you some information, as well as for you to have time to take some photos. The tour guide will also point out additional sights during the run between the stops. We will run as fast as the slowest member of the group.

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Tours

Enjoy a memorable day out in Segovia & Escorial and escape the hustle and bustle of Madrid with this horse riding experience in the Escorial surroundings, after visiting Segovia and the famous aqueduct. Enjoy the breathtaking views while living a unique experience and learning the basics of horse riding. Take home exclusive memories in this small-group day out in the countryside! Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.

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Activities

Delve into Spanish history and culture on this 3.5 hour Madrid historical walking tour with food tasting and dinner. Stroll through the winding centuries-old streets of Madrid’s city centre, while your guide illuminates the history of highlights such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, and Puerta del Sol. Along the way, stop at some of Madrid’s most popular family-run tapas bars to sample the local specialities, paired with Spanish wine, sangria and liquor.

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Activities

The Best of Madrid guided bike tour offers you the opportunity to have a nice, peaceful and easy ride along the city of Madrid with the company of other travellers and our expert local guide.In this 3-hour bike tour, we will visit the most iconic areas if Madrid and beautiful hidden places.We will have the chance to soak up the atmosphere of an authentic local market, having the opportunity to enjoy some real Spanish tapas.You will be doing what the locals do, with the company of a real local guide who knows the city like the back of his hand.

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Activities

Enjoy a night of opera and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiters, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike. Enjoy renditions from well-known operas such as La Traviata, plus traditional zarzuelas – comic Spanish opera-style songs – while enjoying a delectable 4-course meal with wine.

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Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid’s tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle. In a small group, with an average maximum of 10 people, you’ll visit Madrid’s tucked-away corners and feast on tasty treats you would never discover on your own, leaving you with a lasting feeling for Madrid and its people, and an appetite for its fabulous food and drink!

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Class

A picture says more than a thousand words! During this unique 3 hour workshop, your private host and photography expert will show you all the tips & tricks for you to create the best Madrid street photography.

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Tours

The historic tour is a different experience because it takes place in a unique vintage car, designed to give the customer a service that is at the maximum care, full of comfort and glamour. The explanations throughout provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between travelling with the roof open or closed.

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