Best of Madrid Private Welcome Tour

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  • 3 hr

Explore the highlights of Madrid on this private tour to welcome you to the city, including the iconic Plaza Mayor and the amazing El Retiro Park.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Explore the highlights of Madrid, Spain’s stunning capital city on this three-hour welcome city stroll and get a feel for its vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of your private guide.
  • Discover the highlights of Madrid as you learn about the history of the city.
  • Begin at the vast Plaza Oriente at the mighty equestrian statue of King Philip IV. 
  • Stroll through the iconic Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city, admiring its elegant porticos whilst enjoying the warm Spanish climate and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Admire the awe-inspiring Gothic Catedral de la Almudena
  • Hear stories of the Royal family as you stand at the doors of the exquisite Royal Palace.
  • Wander down the elegant boulevardspausing by monuments, markets and other marvels! 
  • Stop in front of the magnificent Opera House for a photo. 
  • Enjoy the vibrant buzz of the delicious food market of San Miguel. 
  • End with an enjoyable privately guided tour of the incredible Parque El Retiro with its amazing lake, statues, thousands of trees and gorgeous palatial style museums.

Madrid is a city of vast plazas, elegant boulevards, magnificent palaces, awe-inspiring Gothic churches, world-renowned art museums and vibrant, delicious food markets. It is also famous for its many green spaces and manicured parks. Enjoy the balmy climate and relaxed atmosphere of the Spanish capital on this welcome and orientation city stroll that takes in all the major highlights from Plaza Mayor to the Royal Palace and ends with a guided walk through the stunningly beautiful El Retiro Park, famous for its man-made lake, many statues of famous Spaniards, thousands of trees and palatial-like museums.  


Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
No tickets are required

Other inclusions
Gratuities, food & drink are not included

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

El Retiro Park
The green heart of Madrid, hosting an array of gardens and monuments.

Monument to Alfonso XII
An equestrian statue of the monarch in the centre of Buen Retiro Park, offering the best view over the lake.

Palacio de Cristal
The extraordinary glass and iron palace built to display the flora of the Philippines in 1887.

Palacio de Velázquez
This beautiful neoclassical building is an exhibition hall located in Buen Retiro Park.

Plaza Mayor
This colossal square has hosted a variety of events over its 400 year history, from street markets to public executions.

Puerta del Sol
The centre of Madrid's New Year celebrations, and mile zero of Spain's network of roads.

Plaza de Oriente
A historic square with some fabulous sculptures, located right at the entrance to the Royal Palace.

Royal Palace of Madrid
Home to an astounding art collection, this palace is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family and is today used for state ceremonies.

Teatro Real
'El Real' is one of Europe's great theatres, and the major opera house of Madrid.
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