Retiro Park

Retiro Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: Retiro Park Segway Tour

1. Madrid: Retiro Park Segway Tour

Discover Madrid's iconic Retiro Park in a unique and fun way with this guided tour by Segway. Learn all about this green public space from your guide, see the oldest tree in the city, and seen fountains, monuments, and more. Explore the green heart of Madrid by Segway on a guided tour of the impressive Retiro Park. Get a short training session before you set off. Learn more about the history of the park, built as a retreat for the Spanish royal family and now home to more than 15,000 trees. Join the locals who come to stroll along the avenues or row boats on the lake. Hear about different features, such as the beautiful Rose Garden by Cecilio Rodriguez and the huge eucalyptus and cedar trees of the Jardín de Vivaces. See an old cypress tree – believed to be the oldest tree in the city – in the formal French-style Parterre Francés. Marvel at the glass pavilion by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco and encounter fountains and other features, such as the monument to Alfonso XII, an artificial mountain and the only statue in the world representing the devil.

Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

2. Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

Come and enjoy the newest and safest model of Segway, the "Genuine i2 Segways". Always in the safety hands of your guide, in this experience you will discover how to use your authentic Segway in a magical atmosphere that only the Madrid skyline can create. Your tour will be adapted to your skills levels. If this is your first time, you need only 5 to 10 minutes to become an expert. After the training, you will be shown the Madrid you want to see, including the main sights and secret nooks known only to the locals. Examples are the vantage point of the Mirador del Factor with its stunning panoramic views of the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, where the mountains make the perfect background. The tour will continue to the Almudena Cathedral. You will admire the temple and discover that it holds the title of being the last Spanish cathedral to be completed, and is one of the few cathedrals in Spain to suffer the ravages of the civil war, before being finally consecrated less than 25 years ago. You will travel through Habsburg Madrid, the oldest part of Madrid, containing beautiful narrow streets reminiscent of Madrid's most ancient times. If you like longer tours, the Retiro park is a perfect setting to feel how a perfect urban combination is created by the blend of city and nature. Glide through a green path of forests, historic gardens, parks and many more places to be discovered with the best guides on this Segway tour. Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

3. 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: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

4. Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike 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: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk Tuk

5. Madrid: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Best of Madrid: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in Small Groups

6. Best of Madrid: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in Small Groups

See the best sights of Madrid in a fun and relaxed way on this guided bike tour. The distance covered is around 9 miles, during which your guide will tell you about the legends, art, and gastronomy of the city. The tour will get you acquainted with Madrid's most popular tourist attractions, such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Retiro Park. Make several stops along the way where your guide will give you more information about Madrid's sights. Enjoy a 20-minute break halfway through. Bike and helmet are included.

Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

7. Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

Take a detailed tour of the park with an expert professional guide. El Retiro is the main park in the city of Madrid, a favorite place among both locals and visitors. Wwalk, run, visit historical monuments, see exhibitions, relax with friends or simply enjoy a stop for lunch. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous parks in the world and one of the main attractions of Madrid. On this tour, your guide will take you on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace, the Philip IV Gate, as well as some sites that are not listed in the guides. At the end of the visit, your guide will recommend things to do such as relax on the grass, enjoy an ice cream or even rent a boat and explore the famous lake of the park.

Madrid: Private Sightseeing Segway Tour for 1, 2, or 3 Hours

8. Madrid: Private Sightseeing Segway Tour for 1, 2, or 3 Hours

An easy and fun way to meet the most emblematic places of Madrid is a tour by Segway. Visit the Old Madrid, New Madrid, Retiro Park or all. It is a one-hour tour which will pass through places as well known as: The Almudena Cathedral. The Royal Palace. Templo Debod.The Opera Square. Puerta del Sol or The new city as Prado Museum, Pza Santa Ana, Pta Alcala, Church of Jeronimos, etc or one hour in Retiro Park. For 3 hours, your guide suggests that you enjoy the Segway by designing your own ride. The fatigue will be minimal, with maximum fun thanks to the great Segways! You will go accompanied by an expert guide.

Madrid: El Retiro Park Self-guided Audio Tour

9. Madrid: El Retiro Park Self-guided Audio Tour

Discover the park of El Retiro in Madrid with a self-guided audio tour. Gain insights into the this iconic Madrid landmark with an app that is available offline. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept. Start your tour from the Royal Church of Saint Jerome and continue to explore the rest of the park. Visit various fountains, unique buildings, and monumental landmarks. Pause and continue the tour whenever you wish. Store the tour conveniently on your smartphone. Take the tour alone or with your friends or family.

Madrid: Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

10. Madrid: Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Explore Madrid from the comfort of a Tuk Tuk on this guided city tour. Experience some of the city’s most popular sights and learn about each one from your driver and guide. Choose from a 1-, 1.5-, or 2-hour tour. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and head to the Los Jeronimos neighborhood to begin your private Madrid sightseeing tour. From here, make your way past the emblematic Retiro Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo del Prado, the Royal Palace, and more, making stops along the way to take in each of the attractions. At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel. 

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What people are saying about Retiro Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,064 reviews

We had a great time on the tour! Our guide David knew a lot about Spanish history, and was able to provide a lot of context about the city of Madrid, while still remaining very interesting and staying on topic about the buildings and other things we saw during the tour. The tour itself covered a lot of ground and was very nice. We were also really content of the bikes and the store, very clean and well kept.

We had a brilliant time, fun way to see some of the city. Sara was our guide & was lovely giving us info along the way & took some great family pictures. Would recommend. Thankyou x

Very good experience to discover Madrid differently ! Nico, our guide, was very good and gave lots of very interesting explanations !!! I would definitely recommend …

Learned alot about Spain I had no idea about. Tour helped give me my bearings and gave me comfort for getting about myself afterwards

John did a great job. Really fun! 2 hours was just right. Clean ride and blanket.