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"Made in Spain" Artisanal Tour

Tour Description

Join us for this unique “Made in Spain” tour of Madrid's artisan and craft shops. Spain offers a wide variety of beautiful crafts and art, from ceramics and jewelry to crafted leather and guitars. Have you ever fantasized of having your own shoes tailor made for a perfect fit?  We will talk to the artisans themselves and listen to their techniques. You can browse their displays and consider having them make something customized to your preferences.  This is not obligatory nor an expectation.  Often, these artists are happy someone is taking an interest in their work and are excited to provide insights on their expertise.

This tour offers a different view of the creative side of Madrid and allows you to dive deep into the artist's creativity. We can also talk about crafts that are famous in other regions you will be traveling to, what to look out for, and where you can get the right price.  If you enjoy viewing the culture from the local crafts perspective and learning about the history through the ancient methods of building and making things by hand, this is the tour for you.

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary and cards of the places we visit
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Visits to numerous artisans in the city center
    • Opportunity to learn from the artisans themselves about their respective crafts
    • Option to buy crafts if you choose or get a business card
    • Learn about the neighbourhoods in Madrid that offer wonderful choice in boutique shops

    We will start our Made in Spain Artisanal Tour at a central location at the Starbucks located in Plaza Neptune.  This could be your hotel if it is central. Please inquire.

    Plaza de Neptuno
    Barrio Letras
    Puerta del Sol
    Plaza Mayor area

    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. 

     

      Details

      Duration: 3h
      Start:  10:00am
      Start point: Outside Starbucks, Plaza Neptuno.
      If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour.

      *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $35 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

      Optional for this tour:
      We can combine this tour with an introduction to tapas or a market walk. 

      Other information:
      We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

      Join us for this unique tour exploring Madrid´s wealth of artisan and craft shops. Spain offers a wide variety of beautiful local crafts and art, from ceramics to jewelry to clothing and shoes and even handmade guitars.

      While sometimes the best place to find authentic crafts is in small villages, Madrid offers several gems--shops where beautiful wares that are still made by hand, as they have been since medieval times--and the Madrid Artisan Tour takes you to visit a hand select few of them. Whether you are an artist yourself or a person with a keen eye for good quality, this tour will bring you a better appreciation of the talent that is offered.


      We'll see how silk fans are hand painted, how wineskins are constructed, how ceramics are painted and fired, and much more, talking with the artisans at each stop. This tour is a must for anyone interested in bringing back authentic and unique souvenirs, or anyone who is simply fascinated by traditional handicrafts and art.


       

      Price per Group
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      Group Size:
      $345.00

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