Madrid Custom Private Tour With Optional Prado Museum Skip The Line Ticket

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up our guests in central Madrid at the place of their choice
  • Return Details :
    Flexible
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A guided tour inside The prado museum, a visit to Palacio real, Europe's largest palace, and a stroll in the shaded park of the Spanish royal family. With this custom tour, you pick what you want. As you join a born-and-raised local, you make the most of all that Madrid has to offer. You tell your guide ahead of time what you want to see and we pre-plan your perfect day in Madrid complete with complimentary transportation. This way, you can absorb the city as soon as your guide picks you up at your hotel. Treat yourself to an exciting local perspective tailored to your interests. Whether you like history, art, food, or anything else, your guide will help you make the most of your time in Madrid.

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Make the most of your time in Madrid with this premium service. Discuss your interests ahead of time with your guide, then simply look forward to discovering Madrid according to a personalized itinerary complete with transport and recommendations from your local guide. On the day of your tour, your guide meets you at your hotel. You can make any final adjustments as you set out to see Madrid's legendary landmarks.

Venture to the Royal palace of madrid to admire the structures imperial majesty. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets into The prado museum to experience the masterworks of Velasquez, El Greco, and Goya. Discover secluded secrets like El rastro, the citys old flea market. Marvel at the neoclassical splendor of the ancient Alcal Gate.

And enjoy the sweet life of Madrid like a local.

See the Itinerary for a sample full-day tour.

Itinerary:

Sample Itinerary     
9:30am: your friendly, private guide meets you at your hotel. Make your way to Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, the city’s most famous and most central square. Then head to Plaza Mayor, hop onto Teleférico, the city’s scenic cable railway. Have your camera ready as you enjoy the mile-long climb through scenic views of the city. Spy sights such as the old railway station Principe Pio and the Manzanares River.           
11:15am: Follow your guide to Gran Via, the main thoroughfare in Madrid. Stroll along this bustling street, lined with shops, eateries and bars. Take in what makes Madrid so special: its unique mix of Art Deco, Vienna Secession, neo-Mudejar and Plateresque architecture.                  12:30pm: When hunger strikes, stop off at a deli to try cocido, a local dish made of chickpeas, vegetables and meat. Or perhaps head to a tapas bar and sink your teeth into a selection of tantalizing Spanish dishes.                
1:30pm: Pass by Glorieta de Bilbao, a star-shaped roundabout. Continue to the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés, once the city’s Jewish quarter. Stroll down the streets and see Spanish shops sandwiched among African store-fronts, Asian stalls and Indian cafés. Listen as your guide talks about the Movida Madrileña, the countercultural movement that began in Madrid in the 1970's after the death of dictator Franco. Then, discover hidden venues that are the center stage of Madrid's vibrant music scene.         
3pm: make your way to El Rastro, the popular open-air flea market in Madrid. Weave your way through the stalls crammed with bric-a-brac. This is a great place to find souvenirs or trinkets for your family.       
4pm: Jump into a cab and travel in style to the district of Retiro. Here, see some of Madrid’s showstoppers. Choose the Prado Museum (with our optional skip-the-line tickets) or Almudena Cathedral. Discover Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) and Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá).           5pm: End your tour at the lush Parque del Buen Retiro ( translated ‘Park of the Pleasant Retreat’). Stroll past the park’s many sculptures and take in soothing views of the gardens and lake. Relax with a refreshing drink and talk with your guide about your plans for the evening — your guide will be more than happy to help you find the perfect dinner reservation.    

Then, bid your guide a reluctant farewell and head to a popular local restaurant for dinner.

Inclusions

Local guide

Customized tour planning services

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Full-day chauffeur/airport transfer

Skip-the-Line ticket to Prado available on request / +15 per adult

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please follow the instructions displayed in the voucher details to process your customized itinerary with the supplier

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Mar-2020

    First... if you want to get a true visit of the Prada museum.... get Marta.. she is AMAZING... normally you would not get me thru the door without falling asleep.. she has opened our eyes to art and interpretation... she made this tour 5+. She is passionate about art and history and the city.. can’t say enough nice things about her.. she was the cherry on top of our visit to
    Madrid... will be a return destination for sure!!!

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Kristina was an incredible guide! Very engaging and did everything to help meet our needs.
    Here’s my thoughts. The survey provided by the company was not helpful. Although I identified what I thought I wanted to see they were my available. I missed it was a walking tour. Somehow I thought would drive different sites and visit. I don’t think Christina was given our completed survey. I will say she did an excellent job of accommodating our wants and desires and still help us see important parts of Madrid. We loved what she showed us. Absolutely get this tour to schedule the afternoon with the guide at the Prado Museum. Our very thoughtful guide left us with directions as she was committed. We would have loved to continued with her. Please do this. There are so many incredible artists and stories to learn. You need a guide to help you navigate. This was great but I would have changed the few things I mentioned.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Marta was absolutely lovely. I arrived running late and very Harries. She patiently helped me sort out some personal stuff and took me on an abbreviated (at my request) tour. She was very well informed and gave me some great tips for the rest of my stay. Would recommend her and the service to anyone and everyone!!

  • 13-Aug-2019

    This tour was great! Nacho was knowledgeable, friendly and helped us understand the history and layout of Madrid. Would highly recommend!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a great tour and our tour guide gave us the opportunity to do what we wanted which was walk and explore all of the different neighborhoods in Madrid. Our tour guide was very good and very excited to show us the different neighborhoods of her city. She was patient and let us stop to take photos and shop along the way while she explained some of the historical and current aspects of each neighborhood.

  • 25-Mar-2018

    Just an ok tour.

  • 25-Jan-2018

    My mother and I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Luis David Zapata Madronal was incredible. He planned the tour in such a cohesive, enjoyable way that we were able to absorb and understand all the information and really grasp the chronology of events. After 4 hours of walking we really had a good sense of the history of Madrid. We highly recommend this tour.

  • 18-Dec-2017

    It was a long day very knowledgeable guide didnt make it to a few places but in general the tour was good

  • 12-Nov-2017

    Excellent day tour in Madrid - highlights but also local insights. Highly recommended.

  • 08-Nov-2017

    What a great day! Pedro was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the city of Madrid and the architecture. I would highly recommend this tour!