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The best guided tours and visits in Madrid

May 17, 2022

Free tours

One of our favourite ways of exploring the city is by joining a free tour. It is an ideal way to discover Madrid with the help of a local resident or a person who is an expert in art and history. In addition, you will usually be in the company of other travellers, which allows you to meet people. They are available in a wide range of languages and themes, and it is customary to tip the guide according to your satisfaction with the tour. Some of the companies that organise these tours are Civitatis, Guruwalk, Madrid a Pie and Buendía Tours, among others. 

Guided tours to other sites near Madrid

As we already mentioned in this post, the area around Madrid has a lot to see, and if you prefer to visit these places with an expert, you can take guided tours to Segovia, Toledo, Avila, and many more places, from Madrid. Find more information on this website.

Bicycle tours

Not too keen on the idea of walking around the city? You might be more inclined to take a bike tour: Discover Madrid by bike! Madrid Bike Tours provides this option. You can choose between a private or group tour, as well as which parts of the city to visit: Retiro Park, Madrid city centre, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and much more. 

Guided tours in museums

Another popular option, especially when visiting museums and monuments, is to take a guided tour. These tours may involve a guide or an audio recording that you can listen to during the cultural tour. This service is usually available at all of Madrid's most popular tourist spots: The Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Royal Palace, the Escorial... You can visit their respective websites for information on prices and opening times.

Gastronomic tour

What better way to get to know Madrid than by exploring its gastronomy? After a long day of delving into the city's history, you can take part in a tour of the bars that provide the best tapas and Spanish wines. Find more information here. Enjoy your snack!

Dramatised tours 

Being told about the history of Madrid is interesting but having the opportunity to see it in a theatrical format on the original stages of the events is even better. If this is something that appeals to you, you can go on a dramatised tour of Madrid in the times of the Inquisition, with a guide and actors who will take you on a journey through time.

Guided tours of Madrid with the family

The youngest members of the family can also enjoy a tour of the city and discover all of Madrid's secrets in an interactive and dynamic way. If you come with children, an excellent option is to book a special tour for families

Finally, there's nothing better than ending a day of sightseeing in Madrid by relaxing in your fully equipped apartment in Gran Vía. Book your stay at Gran View Apartments now and enjoy all the comforts to make your holiday an unforgettable experience. We look forward to seeing you!

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