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Madrid: Toledo and Segovia Guided Tour with Avila Option

1. Madrid: Toledo and Segovia Guided Tour with Avila Option

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Toledo, Segovia and visit the historic and beautiful Alcázar. Choose between a shared or private tour experience departing from Madrid. Your journey into Toledo begins with a breathtaking view of the city at the Mirador del Valle, a perfect opportunity to snap a stunning panoramic photo. As you enter the old district of Toledo, a walking tour will guide you through the historical Jewish quarter. The second half of your excursion takes you to the historical city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the impressive Roman aqueduct, its impressive cathedral, and marvel at the architecture from ancient Roman and medieval times.  Saving the best for last, you’ll be led to the Segovia Alcazar, one of Spain's most famous castles from the 12th century. Afterward, take some time to explore the city on your own, along with insider tips from your guide to discover hidden gems.  Enhance your experience with an optional tour of the city of Avila. Start your guided visit at the Four Postes viewpoint and admire the skyline of this ancient city. Then, follow your guide through the historic streets. Stroll past the San Vicente Church, the city walls, and the impressive Cathedral of Avila. Hear the history behind each turn and explore the plazas of Adolfo Suárez and Mercado grande.

Madrid: Museum of Illusions Ticket

2. Madrid: Museum of Illusions Ticket

Discover the Museum of Illusions, Madrid, and explore a mysterious world of illusions. Once inside, encounter funny and amazing tricks which aim to teach you about vision, perception, and the human brain. Every illusion is designed to surprise you, showing you that sometimes things are not always as they first seem. Enjoy this experience with your parents, your partner, your grandparents, or friends. The museum is a unique place filled with incredible attractions, where madness and fun are guaranteed. Make sure your phone is fully charged, and take photos which will blow your friends' minds back home.

Madrid: Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

3. Madrid: Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

Following a pickup from the meeting point north of Madrid, head towards the Sierra del Guadarrama National Park. Then enjoy a trail ride in the beautiful park offering an array of wildlife, historic monuments, and stunning mountain scenery. No matter if you're a beginner or an experienced rider, the horse riding adventure is suitable for all levels. Located in the countryside, you will come across unspoiled settings, hotels, and restaurants where you can rest and recover your strength after the horse ride. Get off the beaten track and discover breathtaking sights along the way, such as the Monastery of El Escorial, La Granja de San Ildefonso or the city of Segovia.

Madrid: Palacio de Liria Tour

4. Madrid: Palacio de Liria Tour

Marvel at this neoclassical building, one of the most important private residences of Madrid. Learn about the history of one of Spain’s most distinguished lineages through documents, pictures, sculptures, tapestries, and other works. As you roam the halls, feel the traces of centuries past and get to know not only the history of one of Spain’s most well-known families but also some of the major events in the history of Spain and the world. Explore this collection of historical items and art which has been collected over the course of more than 500 years. Take in the paintings of great masters like Goya, Velázquez, Murillo, Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Rubens, Titian, Palma Vecchio, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Madrazo, and Winterhalter.

Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

5. Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

Get the most from your visit to the Royal Palace, by joining a tour conducted by a professional guide and skipping the long ticket lines. Learn about the building’s history and its large collection of artworks. A visit to the palace is a must for any visit to Madrid. The Royal Palace has a total area of 199,000 m² and consists of 3478 rooms, being the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It was ordered to be built by King Felipe V on the remains of the Royal Alcazar, which was destroyed by a fire in 1734. During this tour you will learn about the palace’s collection of musical instruments, among which the Stradivarius Palatinos is one of the most important. The Royal Palace hides many years of stories and secrets that the guide will tell you during this guided tour. You’ll also see many impressive paintings, sculptures and upholstery that have been well preserved.

Madrid: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

6. Madrid: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

7. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Cruise through Madrid on this guided bike tour as you take in many of the city's highlights. Ride on convenient cycle paths, in pedestrian zones, and through parks so you won't have to navigate traffic. Have the option to finish your tour with local snacks and a refreshing beverage.  Start your tour with a short explanation about how to safely ride your bike. Make your way to Plaza de Oriente and hear the stories about the creation of the statue of Filip IV, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the San Nicolas Church. Admire the some of the oldest buildings in the city at the Plaza de la Villa and asorb the bustle of the Mercado San Miguel. Pass through the grand squares of Plaza Mayor and Santa Ana, before viewing the living wall of the Caixa Forum museum.  Pass the Prado Museum, Retiro Park, and Puerta de Alcalá before making your way to Puerta del Sol. Add to your experience by selecting the tapas option and enjoy 3 pintxos (small plates) and a non-alcoholic drink and the end of your tour.

Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

8. Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

Explore the streets of the Spanish capital with a local guide. Learn about the history and food of Madrid while sampling traditional tapas at local hotspots. Try Iberian ham, manchego cheese, churros, and more. Take in major attractions such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and San Gines Church. Begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some of the most popular tapas bars in Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as Iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros. You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market, the Austrian neighborhood, and the San Gines Church. During your tour, you will learn more about the history of Madrid as well as about the tapas tradition, being able to ask as many questions as you like during your tour.

Madrid: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Small Group Tour

9. Madrid: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Small Group Tour

Enjoy with our official guides a wonderful Walking Tour to the Royal Palace with the freedom offered by the tour with our radio system. Don't wait and skip the line at the Royal Palace through preferential access with us. You will know the history of this great palace. twice as big as Buckingham Palace? . It is an essential place to visit during your stay in Madrid, you will get to know its architectural style of Italian baroque, its halls, the parade ground. Today it is used by the Spanish Royal House to celebrate the most important receptions. Learn about the hearings, dinners and signing of agreements held over the years. Stroll through the Plaza de la Armería. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furnishings. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, Throne Room, and Banquet Hall, among others. Once your guided tour is over, don't forget to take your best photos from the Plaza de la Armería viewpoint.

From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

10. From Madrid: Ribera del Duero, Peñafiel, and 2 Top Wineries

Explore the winemaking region of Ribera del Duero during a guided day trip. Take guided tours of 2 top wineries to learn about the winemaking process and sample local food and wine local to the region. Travel by luxury Mercedes to visit 2 hand-picked selected wineries. The first stop is one of the World’s best wineries according to the magazine Wine & Spirits, in the lands near Aranda del Duero. Take a guided visit to the cellars where we will learn about the history of the family winery and its handcrafted wine production, following it from the soil to the bottle. Then, led by an expert oenologist, discover how the unique climate and soil from the region of Ribera del Duero contribute to the character of the wines you will taste. After the first visit to the vineyard, explore the town of Peñafiel, an enclave in the center of the Ribera del Duero. Here you will have free time to explore its narrow streets and have lunch on your own. Continue the day visiting an award-winning vineyard, discovering their great technology applied to all processes to deliver a high quality premium wine, a true passionate expert will join during the whole visit to describe every little detail about the wine-crafting. After discovering the origin and history of one of the most stunning wines in the region and the ecological process of its production during an exclusive and personalized experience. Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Porto.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Amazing! This was the best experience! I highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting Madrid! You can not leave without trying it. Raul was our guide and he was truly amazing! Definitely the best activity I did in my stay in Madrid.

It was awesome! Highly recommend it to everyone. Vasili is great and speaks terrific English and is knowledgeable about history of Madrid. Get this done on first day you’re there to see everything before planning rest of your vacation.

Getyourguide saved me for the trip in Madrid. Trustworthy German service.

Guide listening to us and very comfortable with the subjects of the visit

Amazing experience, Marino and his horses was very friendly and patient.