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Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

1. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your expert guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado. Explore the Salamanca neighborhood, ride through Plaza de Colón, and discover the National Library.

Madrid: Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

2. Madrid: Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

Visit Madrid’s iconic Royal Palace to admire this important landmark and take photos of its exterior at sunset. 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.

Madrid Royal Palace Guided Visit

3. Madrid Royal Palace Guided Visit

Immerse yourself in the history and of the majestic Royal Palace of Madrid, accompanied by an expert local guide. Take a guided visit to the beautifully furnished and decorated Royal Palace of Madrid, the former residence of the Spanish kings. Admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the Royal Chapel, visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your guide. Admire the exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take a look of the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II before ending the tour.

Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

4. Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

Explore Madrid’s past and see its contemporary side as well on a comprehensive sightseeing bus tour, which ends with a guided visit to the Royal Palace.  Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. There will be stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring where your guide will share some insights on this famous monument. The last sights you will see on the first part of the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid. But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Royal Palace. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a guided visit to the same. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace.  Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931.  Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square.

Private Tour: Lookout Points & Círculo Bellas Artes

5. Private Tour: Lookout Points & Círculo Bellas Artes

Experience Madrid from above with a visit to three unique panoramic terraces, which you won’t find in any travel guide. Discover the contrasts between the modern side of the city and its past on the Gran Via, one of the main streets in the city. You can also enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Madrid. At the first terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view of Plaza de España as well as a fascinating view of the Royal Palace on the other side. The second terrace offers a bird's-eye view of Plaza del Callao on the Gran Via, the Chamberí district, and the bustling north. Admire the third largest Christian dome of San Francisco El Grande Basilica in the La Latina district, where the famous El Rastro flea market is located. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink (included in the tour). You’ll finish the tour at an impressive panoramic point that clearly presents the proportions of the city. See the Buen Retiro Park, the Prado Museum, the Salamanca district, Chueca, and the Madrid Atocha railway station.

Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

6. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

Madrid Highlights Tour and Entrance to the Royal Palace

7. Madrid Highlights Tour and Entrance to the Royal Palace

Discover the main sights of Madrid on a 2.5-hour orientation tour, and visit the most important monuments, squares and commercial avenues. Learn the history of the Spanish capital, from the old Habsburg and Borbon quarters, to the contemporary developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Discover the art deco buildings of the Gran Vía. Go to Plaza de España at its western end to see 2 of the city’s most impressive skyscrapers. Venture into Ciudad Universitaria (University City) to see the Palace of Moncloa, official residence of the Prime Minister of Spain since 1977. Continue down Calle Mayor to Puerta del Sol, where you will discover the clock with the bell that marks the traditional eating of the “Twelve Grapes” on New Year's Eve. Marvel at the monumental gate of Puerta de Alcalá, and go to Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square) for a complimentary soft drink at the Hard Rock Café. Continue along the wide Paseo de la Castellana to the Real Madrid stadium of Santiago Bernabéu. See some of Madrid’s most striking contemporary architecture in Plaza de Castilla, including the Caja Madrid Obelisk. Then, go inside the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish kings, and look at the opulent furnishings of the official reception rooms, Royal Chapel, Throne Room and private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

8. Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá. Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street. Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.

Madrid: Best of Madrid Walking Tour

9. Madrid: Best of Madrid Walking Tour

Discover why Madrid is the famous destination that it is in Spain. You'll learn many times Madrid was designated the capital of the country, and will be taken to the best sightseeing spots the city has to offer throughout a walking tour. Madrid is the center of culture, trade, and social development in Spain. This tour offers you the chance to discover sights such as the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol (the heart of Madrid), Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles, and Puerta de Alcalá. All the monuments, historical buildings, anecdotal sights, and snapshots that every traveler would love to capture and take back home are included. Get ready to experience Madrid from a different perspective with a unique experience conducted alongside an experienced and passionate local.

Madrid: Guided Walking Tour with Professional Photographer

10. Madrid: Guided Walking Tour with Professional Photographer

Enjoy the highlights of Madrid and let a professional photographer capture pictures of you on this guided walking tour in Madrid. Get digital access to your photos to ensure that you can share them across all your social media accounts. Start your tour by meeting in Plaza de Oriente square where you can get some shots in front of the Royal Palace. Stop at the Royal Theater on the way to the colorful and lively San Miguel Market. Continue to Puerta del Sol square where you can take a picture with the most famous clock in Spain. Pass by Plaza Mayor in the center of the old city. Strike a pose in front of the spectacular façade of the Four Seasons hotel. Finally stop at the iconic Metropolitan Building where you will have the opportunity to get shots of the century-old Gran Via street which is full of lights and charming old architecture.

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What people are saying about Gran Via

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 293 reviews

We booked a 'Historic Tour'. Our guide Virginia was very good. She had great stories about the history of Madrid and her English was perfect. The tour took 1.5 hours which was exactly what we wanted.

A very enjoyable way to see the main tourist attractions especially when our guide was as knowledgeable and friendly as Pablo who speaks perfect English

Great city tour around Madrid. Javier was very informative with his history of this beautiful city. We all enjoyed our Tuk-Tuk experience. Thank you .

Wonderful, friendly guide! Great way to become oriented with the city ( especially early in the trip!) would highly recommend

Really enjoyed the trip. Had a very good English speaking guide who shared the information with great enthusiasm!