Guided tour

Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

4.9 / 5

69 reviews

Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

From US$ 44.15 per person

Get the most out of your time in Madrid on an official 2-hour Segway tour. Glide through the city center to see Hapsburg highlights and historic monuments, such as the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor. Go to the cast-iron Mercado de San Miguel food market.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Hapsburg monuments and royal buildings of Madrid
  • Segway through the historic "Centro" of Madrid
  • Go to the Mercado de San Miguel to experience everyday life
  • Admire the Palacio Real and neighboring royal buildings
  • Marvel at the 237 balconies overlooking Plaza Mayor
  • Learn more about the history and culture of the Spanish capital
Full description
Explore the historic center (Centro) of Madrid by Segway on a 2-hour guided tour, and see monuments from the city’s Hapsburg past, including royal palaces and public squares. Meet your guide by the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide gently down narrow streets and wide boulevards to sights such as the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the vast official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Learn the history and culture of the city as you enter public spaces, such as Plaza Mayor. Built during the reign of Philip III (1598–1621), the huge rectangular square is surrounded by 3-story residential buildings with 237 balconies facing the plaza. Experience everyday life in the city at the Mercado de San Miguel food market. Constructed in 1916, the market is the finest example of cast-iron architecture in Madrid. See some of the local and regional produce on display at the market’s 33 stalls. Learn more about the history of Spain along the way, and get tips on what to do during your stay in Madrid.
Includes
  • Segway i2 rental
  • Training session
  • Helmet and safety equipment
  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • Drink
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Calle Martín de los Herós 13, 28008, Madrid

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    • The minimum age for this activity is 10 years old
    • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, or those who have had recent surgery
    • You should weigh between 45 and 120 kilograms (99 to 264 pounds)
    • You should be able to step on and off the Segway without assistance (similar to climbing and descending stairs)
    • Comfortable, closed shoes are preferable to sandals and high heels
    • Be sure to protect yourself sufficiently against sun exposure during the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 69 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    The Segway’s were fun.

    The tour was fun - we had 2 hours - I don’t think that the 1 hour or 1.25 hours would have been long enough to get to grips with the Segway and pick up the city info. The initial directions were very poor due to the construction at the Plaza Espagna and necessitated a call to head office in Barcelona. However our guide (Miguel) was lovely and patient and had us up and running in no time. The poor initial instructions marred the tour initially but Miguel soon overcame our initial frustration.

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    June 2, 2019

    Class!

    Booked the tour in German. As there was unfortunately no German guide available at that time, I was contacted by GYG and transferred to an English tour. Guided tour was great Francisco did a great job explaining the Segways and bringing us closer to the sights. Extremely fun tour just recommended!

    June 30, 2017

    Hola! Die Tour war wirklich super gut und wir können sie uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen! Wir waren nur zu zweit und haben extra noch eine deutschsprachige Tourführerin bekommen, ohne danach gefragt zu haben - sehr aufmerksam! Die Führung selbst war auch super gut, wir haben ganz viel gesehen, viele Infos bekommen und das Sagwayfahren war super praktisch und hat total Spaß gemacht! Schade, dass man nur 5 Sterne vergeben kann!

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    October 13, 2021

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