Historic Madrid: private tour of the old town

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Mercedes G.

Madrid
English, Portuguese, Spanish (Native)
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 9 people

In this 3 hours exclusive private walking route of Madrid we will discover its most emblematic areas, monuments and buildings, and we will learn about the history and legends of the city. We will walk through the Madrid de los Austrias quarter, developed from the 16th century. As we stroll through the fascinating historic center of Madrid, I will surprise you with interesting anecdotes about the capital's past, traditions and folklore that survive in the legendary palaces and churches.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

Madrid's main square

World's oldest restaurant recognized by Guiness Book

Mercado de San Miguel

Iconic picturesque food market

Plaza de la Villa

Old medieval square

Almudena Cathedral

Royal Palace

Plaza de Oriente Gardens and Opera House

Emblematic place for having a cup of hot chocolate with the typical "churros" pastries

Encarnación and Descalzas Reales monasteries

Legendary monasteries built in the 16th and 17th centuries

Ending Point

Plaza Mayor

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee

What‘s not included

Hotel pick up (possible to add under request)

Food and drinks

Tips

Important Information

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We will visit the most iconic streets, squares and landmarks, including the Plaza Mayor (main square), the Mercado de San Miguel (a charming wrought iron covered market), the Plaza de la Villa (one of the main centers of medieval Madrid), the Royal Palace (the largest functioning Royal Palace in Europe) and its statuary-filled gardens in Plaza de Oriente, as well as the Almudena Cathedral Church. We will also see the Opera House and walk through the main shopping streets where we will get to know the traditional centenary shops and old taverns in operation for the last 150 years, and much more.

By doing a customized private tour, I will show you the best spots to take amazing photos, and we can even sit where the locals go to have the popular Iberian ham snack or the typical calamari sandwich; a cup of hot chocolate with churros pastries at the must-see "San Ginés" chocolate shop, and visit the oldest restaurant in the world recognized by the Guiness Book: the unmissable “Botín”, from inside its kitchen. It will be an unforgettable way to feel and experience the vibrant spirit of Madrid step by step.

Approximate duration of the tour: 3 hours (am or pm)

Please feel free to contact me to customize the tour according to your requests.

I can also arrange to go to the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium & Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Football Stadium, Las Ventas Bullring, museums, Flamenco show, and more under request.

For 1 or 2 travellers please contact me to discuss price.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$200/ per group

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