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

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.

ToursRunning tour (10k) - Highlights of Madrid
From $35 per person
1 hour 30 minutes

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.

ActivitiesMadrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner
From $74 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.9 (66)
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.
Activities3hr. Best of Madrid Tour by bike + tapas
From $31 per person
3 hours
4.9 (74)

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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ToursHistoric Madrid + Modern
From $113 per person
1 hour 40 minutes
5 (2)
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.