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Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) Tours - page 5

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The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) houses one of the finest art collections in the world, specializing in European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. Thousands of European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art are on display throughout its halls, and they represent merely a fraction of the total collection. Highlights include works by Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco. Perhaps the most famous paintings are “Las Meninas” (The Maids of Honor), an inventive self-portrait by Velázquez, and The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych from Hieronymus Bosch.

The Basics
The Prado is to Madrid what the Louvre is to Paris, and that means just about every visitor to the Spanish capital makes a stop here. Travelers have plenty of buy-ahead options for touring the collection—everything from a basic entrance ticket or skip-the-line access to a private guided tour. Choose a standard admission ticket or a city attraction pass that also offers entrance to Almudena Cathedral, the Fine Arts Circle (Círculo de Bellas Artes), the Madrid cable car (Teleférico), and the Barcelona Wax Museum (Museu de Cera). The museum is often included as a stop on guided city sightseeing tours. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This museum is a must-see for art lovers.
  • The museum offers a free locker and cloakroom at all entrances.
  • Nearly the entire museum, with the exception of areas in the Villanueva building, is wheelchair accessible.
  • If you’re looking for later works of art, Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum features a post-19th century art collection.

How to Get to the Prado Museum
Travelers visiting the Prado Museum independently can get there by taking the Madrid metro to Banco de España (Red Line 2) or Atocha (Light Blue Line 1). The latter is about a 10-minute walk from the museum entrance.

When to Get There
As one of Madrid’s most popular attractions, the Prado Museum often has long ticket lines, especially on summer weekends. Lines are much shorter or nonexistent in winter. To beat the crowds, especially during the peak summer season, buy a skip-the-line ticket. You can also plan to arrive a few minutes before the ticket office opens or in the late afternoon when most crowds have departed and Spaniards are enjoying their afternoon siesta.

A Short History of the Prado
In 1785 King Carlos III commissioned the Prado as a natural science museum to accompany the neighboring botanical gardens. When it opened in 1819, however, its purpose had shifted to displaying an extensive art collection gathered by Spanish royals.


Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid 28014, Spain
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm, Sun and holidays: 10am - 7pm, closed Jan 1, May 1, December 25
Admission: Adults: €15, free for students ages 18-25 and children under 18
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Private 8-hour City Tour of Madrid with driver & guide with pick up & ticket

Private 8-hour City Tour of Madrid with driver & guide with pick up & ticket

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Rather than spend vacation time negotiating cabs and buses, book a private tour of Madrid that gives you the benefit of a guide and the freedom to tailor your sightseeing. Travel by chauffeured private vehicle, and choose to cover must-sees such as the Plaza Mayor and more, as you learn their history. Plus, enjoy skip-the-line entry to your chosen sight—perhaps the Prado, Royal Palace, or another historical highlight.
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  • 8 hours
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$602.34
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$602.34
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Enjoy a whole day in Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

Enjoy a whole day in Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

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Live the city like you have never thought before in this 10-hour tour that allows you to freely enjoy the city of Madrid in a comfortable and fun way. This tour gives you the opportunity to spend a day squeezing Madrid and how much it can offer you. Ask our guides and they will recommend the best stops, the places to eat or buy and the buildings you have to see and photograph before leaving. Make your stay in Madrid an unforgettable experience and take a great memory of this wonderful city! We comply with the measures to reduce contagion by the Spanish Ministry of Health's COVID19 for guides and means of transportation. * Note: in winter tuk-tuk have protective layers against rain and wind. They also have blankets so that our clients do not get cold.
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  • 10 hours
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$220.30
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$220.30
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Madrid Art eBike Tour

Madrid Art eBike Tour

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Pedal through Madrid without breaking a sweat on this electric bike tour focused on the city's art. Follow your guide, who will take care of all navigation and provide insightful commentary; you can just focus on the scenery and the experience. Stop by some of Madrid's world-renowned museums, pedal through picturesque neighborhoods, and snap photos of city landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
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$47.08
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3 hrs. Private BIKE TOUR, Madrid FULL EXPERIENCE

3 hrs. Private BIKE TOUR, Madrid FULL EXPERIENCE

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With so much to explore in Madrid, a bicycle offers the perfect way to cover plenty ground while stopping easily for a closer look at major sights and hidden curiosities. On this private bike tour, cruise through the Spanish capital with a guide who knows the best routes to take for maximized sightseeing. Learn about Madrid’s history and culture along the way, and take advantage of a flexible itinerary for a customized ride.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.25
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Drive Through Madrid in a Classic Car

Drive Through Madrid in a Classic Car

Enjoy seeing the city in a classic car that’s easy to fall in love with. Our collection includes: a convertible Rolls Royce Corniche III (1982) known as being the favorite of Frank Sinatra, a Ferrari Dino Gt 308 (1976) that was once owned and driven by Elvis Presley, a Volkswagen Transporter T1 (1961) van that was originally created based on a sketch by a Dutch businessman, a convertible Citroën Mehari (1977) that was driven by Charlton Heston in the 1971 movie The Omega Man, and a Mini Cooper 30th Anniversary (1987) driven through Venice in the original movie, The Italian Job. For this unique experience in the beautiful city of Madrid, we will tour places that will create unforgettable memories. Enjoy the most luxurious mode of sightseeing in Madrid on board a classic car from our private collection. Regardless of the weather, you’ll get to know emblematic monuments and buildings while making stops to take pictures.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Christmas lights tour in Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

Christmas lights tour in Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

Madrid dresses up for Christmas and at Eco Tuk Tuk we want to show it to you with this 90-minute tour so you can enjoy it in a comfortable and fun way. The city is known for its illuminations at this time of year and on this tour you can enjoy its unique decoration known throughout the world. And don't hesitate to ask our guides to take photos of you. Make your stay in Madrid an unforgettable experience and take a great memory of this wonderful city! We comply with the measures to reduce contagion by the Spanish Ministry of Health's COVID19 for guides and means of transportation. * Note: in winter tuk-tuk have protective layers against rain and wind. They also have blankets so that our clients do not get cold.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid Sightseeing Bus Tour With Optional Bernabeu Stadium Visit

Madrid Sightseeing Bus Tour With Optional Bernabeu Stadium Visit

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See the highlights of magnificent Madrid on a 2.5-hour bus tour of the city’s most important plazas, monuments, buildings, and boulevards. Learn fascinating facts with onboard commentary, and see landmarks old and new, from the historic quarters of the Hapsburgs and Borbón royal families to more modern sections. Explore the Santiago Bernabeu stadium (home to Real Madrid) and upgrade to include a tour of the stadium or a cable car ride boasting panoramic city views.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid Full Day Small Group Tour in English, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese

Madrid Full Day Small Group Tour in English, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese

If you don't have much time in Madrid and you want to discover all the must-sees, this is definitely your tour! In this itinerary you will visit the most famous monuments in town like Puerta de Alcalá, Cibeles Fountain, El Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta del Sol. Furthermore, you will get a fast-track ticket to discover Madrid's most important attractions: the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Lunch is included at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, another one of Madrid's top museums!
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  • 9 hours
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$181.06
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Private Walking Tour Madrid de los Borbones

Private Walking Tour Madrid de los Borbones

With the arrival of the Casa de Borbón to the Spanish throne, Madrid became a powerful European capital, its streets and squares were sanitized and widened, and monumental areas were created to pass to posterity. Many of the best-known symbols of Madrid belong to this period, which is also full of fascinating stories that will surprise you, you can't miss it!
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  • 2 hours
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$12.07
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Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

View the main attractions of Madrid on a 3-hour bike tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. You’re fitted with an electric bike for easy riding or a classic bicycle if you’d prefer to do the pedaling. Set out to explore Spain’s central capital from west to east, including highlights such as Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Catedral de La Almudena (Almudena Cathedral), and town squares like Plaza de Oriente and Plaza de España.
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  • 3 hours
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Expert PLUS tour of Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

Expert PLUS tour of Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

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240 minutes of fun on the most complete tour of the city of Madrid. Eco Tuk Tuk explains a city of contrasts, the history of old Madrid with its narrow streets and its centuries-old buildings and that of the great avenues and modernity, the old Madrid and a Madrid like you have never seen in the comfort of the tuk -Electric tuk and with the guides who know the city so that you do not miss any detail. Make your stay in Madrid an unforgettable experience and take a great memory of this wonderful city! We comply with the measures to reduce contagion by the Spanish Ministry of Health's COVID19 for guides and means of transportation. * Note: in winter tuk-tuk have protective layers against rain and wind. They also have blankets so that our clients do not get cold.
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  • 4 hours
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Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

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Take a relaxing spin through Madrid’s favorite green oasis on a guided 2- or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. It's a fun and eco-friendly way to explore this outdoor gem in the heart of the city, plus other landmarks like the Literature Quarter, Alcala Gate, and Puerta del Sol along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Weekend Trip to Madrid with Private Transfers and Private Tours

Private Weekend Trip to Madrid with Private Transfers and Private Tours

Enjoy a private weekend in Madrid. Day 1: Private arrival transfer. Pick up is set from the Madrid airport and we drop you off at a Madrid city center hotel Day 2: Private city tour of Madrid. Entrance tickets included to Royal Palace. Private official tour guide and separate chauffeur and luxury vehicle. Total duration of 4 hours. This can be done on day 2 or on the same day of arrival. Day 3: Private walking tour of Madrid. This includes the Parque del Retiro as well as entering into the Prado Museum. Entrance tickets are included. Private official tour guide included for 4 hours. Day 3 or Day 4: Private departure transfer. This can be done on Day 3 after the private walking tour or on day 4 if you wish to stay another day. This private transfer includes pick up from your hotel in Madrid city center and drop off at the Madrid airport. This is a completely private experience and this is why we can do it in as many days as you like: the departure transfer can be on day 5.
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  • 3 days
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Pedicab: Back to the Past (1h30 - up to 3 people)

Pedicab: Back to the Past (1h30 - up to 3 people)

You and a friend can climb on board a an electric tuk-tuk for a private tour of Madrid's ancient history. View all of the most important buildings from the 9th century to today while listening to insightful narration from your guide. Stops include the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, and others.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$121.62
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Tuk-Tuk: The City Center Tour (1.5h - up to 4 people)

Tuk-Tuk: The City Center Tour (1.5h - up to 4 people)

If you are looking for an overview of Madrid, this tour is for you. During this tour of the City Center of an hour and a half you will see all the best known monuments and places in the capital. Let yourself be guided through all these mythical places and end the tour by positioning yourself and oriented within the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$153.55
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Private transfer from the airport to the center of Madrid or Barcelona

Private transfer from the airport to the center of Madrid or Barcelona

Travel from the city center to the airport and vice versa in a comfortable, simple and safe way. We take you in a comfortable vehicle with a professional driver and with all the security measures so that you reach your destination without worrying about anything. We offer one-way or round-trip transfers from any hotel in central Madrid and Barcelona to their respective airports. Provide us with your hotel address and flight number, and we will take care of everything else.
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  • 25 to 45 minutes
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$36.00
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Private Tour - Majestic Madrid

Private Tour - Majestic Madrid

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Discover the most majestic part of Madrid. Walk along the enlightened Madrid and discover the change that the city experienced along the 18 Century. Discover why and how the city changed with the arrival of the Bourbons and get to know the secrets kept inside the most monumental part of the City. Prado Avenue, Prado Museum, Retiro Park, Cristal Palace and Alcalá's Arch will be some of the stops of the trip full of beauty and curiosities.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$196.55
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Running tour (6k) - Must see Madrid

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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
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$33.80
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Madrid Highlights 10km Running tour

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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
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$33.80
$42.25
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Madrid by bus one day

Madrid by bus one day

Visit Madrid at your own pace and without haste in the two-story tourist bus. You can go up and down all the time as many times as you want with the same ticket and get to know the history of Madrid through a headphone audio system available in fourteen languages. LANGUAGES: Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese. Children's Channel is available in English and Spanish.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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$33.80
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Ernest Hemingway's tour with a Local

Ernest Hemingway's tour with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Ernest Hemingway was very much in love with Madrid and returned there many times in the 1920s, 1930s, and up to his final visit in 1960s, in order to eat, drink, and enjoy the Spanish culture. Hemingway found Madrid so inspirational that he even set several short stories and novels there, and he called Madrid the most Spanish of all cities. This is your chance to find out why! From locations associated with the Civil War to his favourite eating and drinking places, let us discover the charm of Madrid through the eyes of Hemingway! And if the time of the day is right, you can even stop for a drink in some of his favourite bars as we stroll through the centre of Madrid and I tell you more insider stories of the great American writer's affair with Madrid :-)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$47.08
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Private Tours during 5 days in Madrid with private pick up and entrance tickets

Private Tours during 5 days in Madrid with private pick up and entrance tickets

This is a completely Private Experience. It can be done is 5 days, 4 days or even 3 days. The arrival and departure transfers can be adapted to fit your own needs. Private Transfer: Private Madrid airport transfer and hotel drop off in Madrid Private tour Of Madrid with entrance tickets to Royal Palace included. For this tour you will have an official tour guide and separate driver in a luxury vehicle for 4 hours. Private tour of Segovia from Madrid. You will have a private luxury vehicle and separate driver for 8 hours. You will enjoy a 3 hour guided visit of Segovia with an official tour guide once in Segovia. Private tour of Toledo from Madrid. For this tour, you have a private luxury vehicle and a driver for 8 hours. Your Private official tour guide will meet you in Toledo for a 3 hour guided visit. Private departure transfer. This is a private transfer form your hotel in Madrid to the Madrid airport.
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  • 5 days
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$1,391.78
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$1,391.78
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Private tours in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona with transportation included

Private tours in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona with transportation included

This is a completely private experience. Day 1: Arrival private transfer in a luxury vehicle with chauffeur Day 2: Private 4 hour tour of Madrid with entrance tickets to Royal Palace. Official tour guide and chauffeur for 4 hours. Day 3: Private 8 hour tour of Toledo from Madrid. Official tour guide in Toledo for 3 hours and chauffeur for 8 hours. Day 4: Fast train to Barcelona. Stop in Zaragoza for a 4 hour private tour. In Zaragoza enjoy a private 4 hour tour with chauffeur and separate official tour guide. Day 5: Private 4 hour tour of Barcelona. Official tour guide and chauffeur for 4 hours. Day 6: Private 4 hour Gaudi tour in Barcelona. Entrance tickets to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell included. Official tour guide and chauffeur for 4 hours. All our tours have official tour guides and separate chauffeurs in a luxury vehicle. ****This experience can be customized and it can start from Barcelona and finish in Madrid with the inverse schedule.
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  • 7 days
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$2,046.03
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Tuk Tuk: The Fantastic Tour (3h- up to 4 people)

Tuk Tuk: The Fantastic Tour (3h- up to 4 people)

What’s more fantastic than leaving Madrid knowing it, being part of it and ultimately being Madrileño. During this Fantastic tour you will not only make a complete tour of the city, its history, its monuments, its neighborhoods and its customs, but you will end up getting to know it completely and ultimately leaving as a local.
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  • 3 hours
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$282.53
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$282.53
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