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  1. Spain
  2. Madrid
  3. Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Madrid: Full-Day Private History and Legends Walking Tour

Product ID: 20955
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Take a comprehensive walking tour of Madrid, with a leisurely break for lunch – Spanish style! With a personal guide, you will see historic neighborhoods and pop into traditional taverns to taste local food and drinks.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or outside your accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Spanish capital
  • Enjoy a traditional Spanish 3 course lunch with corresponding Spanish wine or Madrid´s beer
  • Tour Madrid with a private guide for a more personal service
  • Walk and explore at a relaxed pace with frequent stops
Full description
We are inviting you for this full-day walking tour with a local guide, which will give you a comprehensive introduction to the city. You will visit the historic neighborhoods that have grown up during its long history, from its time as part of Moorish Spain, through the Courts of Castille and the Napoleonic Age, until the modern-day. This is a private tour, which allows you enjoy the intimate experience and together you will walk through the historic center from your hotel lobby, through sights such as Parque de las Vistillas, San Francisco el Grande and Puerta de Toledo.

You will visit Plaza Mayor and walk down the Gran Via, Madrid’s showcase shopping district and a testament to early 20th-Century Art Deco architecture. You will take in the Puerta del Sol, where Madrileños celebrate New Year’s Eve by eating a grape on the toll of each bell welcoming in the New Year. During the walk you will have the chance to try some "barquillo," the local liquor of Madroño, and to taste some "Callos a la Madrileña" or "Cocido," served in an authentic atmosphere. Madrid has been the hometown to many different cultures, and you will get to explore its intimate neighborhoods, walking along one of the oldest streets in the city to La Latina.

The route you follow takes you through the old city, from the Madrid of the Austrias to the first Muslim area, which formed the origins of the city. It includes an overview of the most important sights, talking about its history and legends as you pass sites such as the magnificent royal Plaza de Oriente, and pop into small taverns to try traditional vermouth with the locals. But, perhaps most importantly, you will break for the day and enjoy a typical Spanish set-menu lunch, lingering for a couple of hours, breaking bread, drinking wine and putting the world to rights as you feast on simple yet utterly delicious food.
Includes
  • Metro tickets if needed to go from your hotel to the place where the tour starts
  • Lunch (main course, second course, one drink, bread and dessert or coffee)
  • One drink towards the end of the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to monuments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This is a walking tour, and it will start at the selected time from your accommodation. in the center of Madrid. If your hotel is outside of the center, please contact the tour operator to arrange the meeting point
• Extra cash estimate: Euros 20 based on a guest that wants to visit some of the historic sights on the tour, such as San Francisco el Grande
• This tour is accessible for people with disabilities including those who use wheelchairs.