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Plaza de Oriente Tours and Activities

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One of the last great monumental squares of Imperial Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente boasts an enviably grand location, flanked by the magnificent Royal Palace to the west and the Teatro Real opera house to the east. Although originally planned by Joseph Bonaparte, the plaza wasn’t finished until 1844 under the reign of Isabel II, opening to the public in 1850.

Laid out by architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer, the plaza features a set of beautifully landscaped gardens, punctuated by a series of 44 statues depicting prominent Spanish monarchs. Most famous is the 17th-century bronze equestrian statue of Felipe IV, designed in 1640 by Italian sculptor Pedro Tacca. The iconic figure shows the King’s stallion rearing up on its hind legs – a striking sight which towers 12 meters high over the central walkway.

A popular location for state occasions and public addresses, the tranquil oasis makes a scenic location for a stroll, especially at night when the palace and gardens are dramatically lit up. A number of cafés also line the square, offering great views of the formal gardens, most famously the Café de Oriente, with its terrace viewing area proving a big hit with tourists.

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3 hour Madrid Bike Tour

3 hour Madrid Bike Tour

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With limited time to explore Madrid, it can be tough to see all the top sights. On this bicycle tour perfect for travelers hoping to see more in less time, you can visit several of Madrid's most notable sights, in only a few hours. Just grab your helmet, hop on your bike, and let your guide lead you through some of Madrid's most scenic neighborhoods, like Malasaña and Barrio de Las Letras, with several stops along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.70
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$30.70
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.48
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$56.48
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Segway Ride in the Old City of Madrid

Segway Ride in the Old City of Madrid

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An efficient, eco-friendly Segway is one of the best ways to explore the dispersed yet dazzling landmarks of Madrid. Tick off top attractions such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), and Almudena Cathedral as you cruise the city on a Segway. No previous Segway experience is required to enjoy this tour — the self-balancing Segways are incredibly easy to use and require only a short orientation session. Small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.25
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$31.25
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Sunset in Madrid by segway

Sunset in Madrid by segway

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Be enchanted by the magic of Madrid on a Segway tour of the city by night. Follow a knowledgeable guide as you explore illuminated landmarks and nascent neighborhoods under the balmy cover of darkness; steer you self-balancing Segway to alluring attractions like Teatro Real, Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace of Madrid and gain a unique perspective of the luminescent landmarks. Feel the vibrancy of Madrid’s nightlife as you explore in a small group limited to only eight people.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.74
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$48.74
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Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner

Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner

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Treat your taste buds to this 3.5-hour walking tapas tour of Madrid! Gain insight into the cherished Spanish culinary tradition from your local guide as you visit four or five eateries around the city on a lunch or dinner tour. Sample authentic tapas like Iberian ham, locally produced cheeses and paella, accompanied by regional wine or beer at each stop. All tapas and drinks are included, so be sure to bring your walking shoes and your appetite!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$98.72
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$98.72

Treasure Hunt, Madrid Urban Adventure

Treasure Hunt, Madrid Urban Adventure

With the help of the magical items that will be given to you, you will have to use your skills to find and decipher the challenges and places to which the GPS compass will take you to. This will help you walk/navigate along Plaza del Sol, The Royal Palace, the medieval streets of Madrid and more of the city center. We will meet at Plaza de Santa Ana where I will explain to you the dynamics of the game, and how to use the GPS. From there you will go on your own, discovering the city at your own pace. In this adventure you will learn the secrets and stories of Madrid, without having to go with a guide. During the walk you can stop to take a break or drink a cup of coffee and continue. I will be close to the starting point, in case you need help at some point. This experience is great as an original gift, or to try with your kids and friends. Travel through the times of queens, kings and knights. Join the adventure and let's find the treasure of the king together!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$22.10
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$22.10

Running tour (6k) - Must see Madrid

Running tour (6k) - Must see Madrid

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Welcome to this personal running tour of Madrid. Our guides all have great knowledge and experience of Madrid and we will take you on a running guide tour around the centre of Madrid. We will cover most of the main attractions during our run and this will also give you a great overview of Madrid and how the city is laid out. This is great if you want to continue exploring on your own later during your stay. The tour also covers areas of history, day to day life in Madrid, great restaurants and bars. You have the chance to ask us for recommendations and tips on how to make your stay in Madrid as memorable as possible. At some attractions we will do a full stop for your guide to give you some information as well as having time to take some photos. The tour guide will also point out additional sights etc. during the run between the stops. We will run as fast as the slowest member of the group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.98
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$42.98
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Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid

Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid

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Explore Madrid by electric bike on a 2- or 3-hour sightseeing tour through the heart of the city. Enjoy the flexibility to pedal as much or as little as you want, using the bike’s electric assist so you can cruise with little effort. Visit historic neighborhoods, bustling plazas, gardens, and a path along the Manzanares River, with all necessary equipment provided. Departures are available throughout the day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.60
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$43.60
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Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid

Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid

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Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Madrid Highlights 10km Running tour

Madrid Highlights 10km Running tour

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Welcome to this personal running tour of Madrid. Our guides all have great knowledge and experience of Madrid and we will take you on a running guide tour around the centre of Madrid. We will cover most of the main attractions during our run and this will also give you a great overview of Madrid and how the city is laid out. This is great if you want to continue exploring on your own later during your stay. The tour also covers areas of history, day to day life in Madrid, great restaurants and bars. You have the chance to ask us for recommendations and tips on how to make your stay in Madrid as memorable as possible. At some attractions we will do a full stop for your guide to give you some information as well as having time to take some photos. The tour guide will also point out additional sights etc. during the run between the stops. We will run as fast as the slowest member of the group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.98
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$42.98
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Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros

Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros

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Get a great orientation to Madrid’s historic heart with a fun and eco-friendly Segway tour. Cover more distance than walking to see some of the city’s most important monuments in a short amount of time, including the Almudena Cathedra, Royal Palace, and Puerta del Sol, and finish on a sweet note with a stop for traditional Spanish churros and hot chocolate at a famous local bakery.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.74
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$48.74
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Fun segway tour around Madrid 1h

Fun segway tour around Madrid 1h

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For Madrid sightseeing with a fun twist, don't settle for a sleepy walking tour when you can glide around the city on your speedy Segway, to several of Madrid's most emblematic sights. Start with a quick training and then get to exploring, from Plaza de San Miguel and Plaza de Ramales to the steep streets of Madrid de los Austrias—which you climb with ease on your Segway.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.75
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Madrid ebike fun and sightseeing tour (11 am and 3:30 pm)

Madrid ebike fun and sightseeing tour (11 am and 3:30 pm)

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Experience Madrid on two wheels on this guided bicycle tour. Gear up with a bicycle and a helmet.  In the company of your guide, set out into the city and hear stories about Madrid’s history. Ride past some of Madrid’s highlights, including Catedral de la Almudena, Palacio Real, Jardines de Sabatini, Puerta del Sol, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.74
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Madrid Up and Down eBike Tour

Madrid Up and Down eBike Tour

Save your energy and see the city during this guided sunset tour onboard an electric bike that does the work for you. See the sights like Retiro Park and Casa de Campo and easily head upward to overlook Madrid from the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple given to Spain as gift and assembled in the Western Park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.75
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Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

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Madrid’s Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and the Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) are two of the city’s most popular attractions. Ensure you see them both on two consecutive days, and bypass crowds with skip-the-line entrance tickets. Alongside a guide, explore the opulent chambers of the Royal Palace, highlights of which include the Official Lounges, the Royal Armories, and the Royal Pharmacy. Then, on a different day, marvel at the masterpieces housed within the Prado Museum, home to thousands of European artworks.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias

Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias

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We propose that you learn more about the origins of the city from the urban, historical and architectural point of view since the arabs founded it at the end of the 9th century, following with the conquest of the city by Alfonso VI of Castilla in the 11th century or the moment when Felipe II decided to fix the capital in Madrid, in 1561. We will begin in front of the Royal Palace, reviewing its history since the Arabs built the Alcázar, the defensive castle when Madrid was founded till the moment Felipe V ordered to built the Royal Palace as we know today. From there, we will learn more about the history of the Cathedral and the the new Royal Collections Museum designed by Tuñón and Mansilla. We will enjoy the only rests we have of the Walls built by the arabs. Crossing the Viaduct of Segovia, we will enjoy the views of the forest called Casa de Campo, the green lung, three times bigger than Central Park, the King’s private hunting site until 1931 and a Civil War front, stopping at a viewpoint from which we will enjoy the views of part of the cornice of Madrid. We will continue the walk trough La Latina where the muslims lived for centuries. Walking throught these old small streets and squares we will arrive to Plaza de la Paja where we will find the Palace of the Vargas and the Church of San Andrés where San Isidro were buried, close to the Museum of San Isidro. We will continue our walk discovering some of the rests of the Christian walls built in the XIIth century. Crossing Cava Baja full of old taverns and bars of tapas, we will arrive to the Square of Puerta Cerrada, one of the old gates of the old city. Mercado de San Miguel will be other of one stops where you could have a drink and tapas after visiting Plaza de la Villa where the old City Hall of the city is located. From there you will learn the history of Plaza Mayor, the best example of castillians squares, built 400 years ago.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.63
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Madrid Top10 eBike Tour

Madrid Top10 eBike Tour

Visit Madrid’s historic neighborhoods, popular plazas, and cultural attractions on this 90-minute electric bike tour of Spain’s capital city. Riding an eBike around the city is not only fun and effortless, it is also more efficient than walking, driving, or public transportation. Plus, with a guide leading your small group, you won’t have to worry about navigating the confusing streets or missing any of the highlights.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.15
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Combo:Toledo and Segovia Plus Royal Palace of Madrid

Combo:Toledo and Segovia Plus Royal Palace of Madrid

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Combine two of central Spain's most popular tours at a great value with this combo tour from Madrid. In one day, visit both Toledo and Segovia— ancient, UNESCO-listed cities known for remarkably well-preserved landmarks like the Cathedral of Toledo and Segovia’s old Roman aqueduct. The next day, get a glimpse into into the once-lavish lifestyle of Spanish monarchs with a guided tour of the opulent chambers, chapels, armory, and gardens of the Royal Palace of Madrid, one of Europe’s most lavish palaces.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

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Feel like a true Madrileño (Madrid resident) during this 3-hour private walking tour covering the city’s top sights and hidden secrets. Relive the 16th through 19th centuries as you learn about Madrid’s royal Habsburg and Bourbon families, discovering the secret history and fascinating anecdotes of these dynasties. As you walk, you’ll visit the Plaza Oriente, the Royal Palace, Cibeles Square, San Miguel food market and tour the architecture of Gran Vía. A professional art historian guide, plus hotel pick-up and drop-off are covered.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$405.21
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Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Madrid

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Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Madrid

This tour combines walking, playing and learning. There are no extra costs, no entry fees , no objects, no guides. Everything you need is included in the app we offer. You will have an amazing time wandering around the city and learning info about the most important attractions of the city. It is highly recommended for families, friends, couples, students, companies and team building activities. The tour supports English, German, Italian, French and Spanish
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.36
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$44.20
$8.84 savings
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$44.20
$8.84 savings
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Toledo Half-Day Trip from Madrid

Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Toledo Half-Day Trip from Madrid

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Combine two incredible tours and save money with the Madrid Super Saver tour; delve into the medieval myriad of Toledo, a treasure trove replete with El Greco artworks and ancient architecture, and discover the best of Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. In the morning, see Madrid's spectacular sights on a comfortable coach. Pass by Gran Via and the Castellana and see Plaza de España and Puerta de Alcala. Then head to Toledo in the afternoon to stroll along the cobbled streets and hear of the city’s rich history from your guide. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back in Madrid.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.09
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$92.09
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Essential Madrid Bike Tour

Essential Madrid Bike Tour

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Embark on a comprehensive guided tour of Madrid, traveling like the locals do: on a bike. With a guide leading the pack to point out the sights and provide directions, you can focus on pedaling and taking in the scenery. Pass most of the city's key historical, cultural, and architectural landmarks while listening to in-depth guided commentary. Cycle along the Manzanares River, down Calle del Toledo, and through Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, among other important spots.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.08
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$31.08
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Madrid

Private City Kickstart Tour: Madrid

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Get personalized tips from a local guide during this private tour in Madrid. Explore the city on foot including the top historic and architectural landmarks such as Puerta del Sol. Catch a glimpse of Madrid’s culture and lifestyle as you stroll through a local market and buzzing plazas. Learn about where to find some of the city’s best churros.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.82
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Segway Tour Fast View

Segway Tour Fast View

30-minutes Segway Madrid Tour. Perfect for people with limited time to spend. Visit the main attractions of Madrid such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. No previous Segway experience is required on this tour. Small group tour limited to 16 people.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.75
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Should I book Plaza de Oriente tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Plaza de Oriente can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 65 Plaza de Oriente tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Plaza de Oriente 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Plaza de Oriente costs USD 3.99. Guided Plaza de Oriente tours start around USD 3.99 per person. See all 65 Plaza de Oriente tickets and tours on Viator.
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