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Madrid Discoveries Walking Tour

Tour Description

Our kid-friendly Madrid Discoveries Walking Tour provides an excellent introduction to the city of Madrid and it´s fascinating culture that is unique to other important cities in Spain. The history is vast in Spain and there is a lot to cover from the Romans to the last Dictator, Franco.  We will try to condense that history into a story that is understandable and fun through images you will be seeing on our walk.

Our Madrid Discoveries tour includes walking the historic streets of Old Madrid, including stops along Paseo del Prado, Barrio de las Letras, Plaza Santa Ana, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta del Sol.  When there is a point of interest, we will check it out from local artisans to typical cafes and restaurants or even a boutique market where there is something delicious to try.  Our guides are local and who better to give you the scoop. We will give you insight as to the best places to go for certain interests whether it is having great tapas, discovering local crafts or an interest in specific museums. We can touch on all of them. This is a family friendly tour and we can modify to be interesting for the kids. Kids under 18 go free on this tour.

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Take a stroll in the famous writer´s quarter of Madrid in Barrio de las Letras
    • Visit gourmet and traditional markets in Madrid while enjoying the atmosphere and scene of how locals eat and shop.
    • Pass through some of the most beautiful plazas in Madrid including Santa Ana, Plaza Mayor and Plaza Oriente
    • Insiders look at our secret places that hold a lot of history, architecturally and artistically
    • Let your kids experience first hand the life of locals

    Meeting point is outside Starbucks at Plaza Neptuno

    • Plaza de Cervantes
    • Plaza de Santa Ana
    • Puerta del Sol
    • Calle Arenal
    • Plaza de Oriente
    • Plaza de la Villa
    • Mercado de San Miguel
    • Plaza Mayor

    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. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you are an avid guitar player and would like to see where guitars are made. We also like to know if kids are in the group.

    Duration: 3h
    Start:  10:00 am
    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. 

    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

    This is our most popular walking tour in Madrid specially with kids. Though Madrid is Spain's capital and largest city, it often feels like a smaller town how it reveals Spain´s traditional side. Its friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere make visitors feel warm and invited. With it´s amazing attractions, it is not a surprise why it is a top city to visit. The Prado Museum is a gem for art lovers--as are the Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums and the Royal Palace--and the city's many public parks and squares invite strolling and relaxing at any time of the year. Madrid is famous for its nightlife, and options range from fabulous restaurants to theater and an array of concerts. If you want to go local, consider a flamenco show or tapas and even all night dancing.

    The Madrid walking Tour aims to provide a comprehensive discovery and introduction to the best of what the city has to offer so you can make every minute of your visit count. Our guide will provide you with insight to the country´s unique history, customs, traditions, food, and people. The itinerary will include approximately three different neighborhoods, you will stroll the picturesque streets with your guide discussing different time periods including Madrid´s origins and Spain´s role as an important European country from the early centuries to the present. While the history is vast, your guide will provide you with a snapshot taking in the architecture, monuments and historic squares as well as centuries´ old restaurants that are a must to really get the broad picture of the Spanish traditions. You can even pop in for a business card in case you want to revisit an interesting stop. In addition, your walk will cover some local artisans, specialty shops, and historic streets learning about the festivities, daily hangouts and typical tapas to get a sense of how the locals live in this energetic city. 


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