Private tour of history and culture in Madrid
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Half-Day Madrid Walking Tour

History, culture and tapas in the Spanish capital

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Enrique's TEAM | about the guide

This half-day Madrid walking tour is a fun and informative way to discover the Spanish capital. You’ll enjoy a leisurely walk through the streets of Madrid with your local guide who will show you some of the city’s main attractions and hidden treasures. Learn about the city’s Muslim origins and contemporary history; sample delicious tapas during a well-earned break; and find out more about daily life for “madrileños”. This unique experience will take you from the bustling Plaza de España, past Madrid’s very own Egyptian temple and into La Latina, a lively bar-filled district popular with locals. The tour ends in the historic center at the splendid Plaza Mayor.

(1 reviews)
  • Madrid
    Spain
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Madrid, walking tour, Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor, La Latina, Madrid highlights
transport :
By foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Kids are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Espagnol/Spanish (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- A tapa and a drink at the end of the tour - Private guiding services

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch - Personal shopping - Transport from/to your hotel

ITINERARY

Starting from your hotel, we will begin the walk trough the city of Madrid (depending on the hotel's location, the tour can have a variable itinerary). This is a brief walking tour for the travelers to familiarize with the city and its history and then understand what to do with the extra time they have in Madrid. We could wander through the Cuartel del Conde Duque, past the Templo de Debod and San Antonio de la Florida and through the Jardines del Moro. You’ll then discover Las Vistillas San Francisco el Grande, La Latina, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de la Villa. Bookings should be made at least two days in advance. If you have any special requirements, please indicate this when making your booking.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Madrid City Center

about
your guide

Enrique

MADRID

languages :
Espagnol/Spanish, Anglais/English

Born and raised in Madrid, I am a professional tour guide with a degree in art history and a PHD in nineteenth century art. Passionate by tour guiding and tourism in general, I decided eight years ago to create my own company with a little team of local experienced guides, speaking English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, German and Russian. Also a blogger, I love to write articles about Madrid's history and legends. Little streets, hidden places, secret stories... There are a lot of unknown parts in the Spanish Capital and I enjoy bringing people there and showing them how locals live. With us, you will have a true perception of Madrid, going through the best foodie haunts during a gastronomy tour, discovering the history of Madrid sculptures, visiting the different neighborhoods, and learning how to play card games in local tavernas. We have decided to start doing tours in Lisbon as well as it is one of the major cities in the Iberian peninsula, and believe or not we consider Portugal and the Portuguese as our brothers. I have a close connection with some friends in Lisboa which I met in my tourism guiding career, so we decided to join forces and start offering in their city the concept of uniqueness that has built us! Portugal and Spain have a very close relationship in many ways, but history is the one that connects us the most, especially after the addition of Portugal to Spain in around 1580 by the king of Spain Felipe II. Also on the times of the catholic kings and through the "Tratado de Tordesillas" which divided the Atlantic Ocean and "The new world" in two parts, one for the kings Isabel y Fernando and the Other for Juan II king of Portugal. As a lover of this city for its unique feeling and the passion for our beloved Peninsula, the project began on the hands of our trusted colleagues in the Portuguese side, and here we are... trying to make visitors enjoy and love as much as our team does, the greatest corners of this amazing land called "The iberian Peninsula" NOTE : my tours could also be guided by Ignacio or Marta.

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1 reviews

average rate :
david
United States - 11.05.2017

Enrique is simply put the best guide I've ever had. I get a private guide in every city I travel to and I was blown away by Enrique's knowledge, ability to educate and entertain at the same time, and overall blast to be with. HIGHLY recommend Enrique.

Half-Day Madrid Walking Tour Private tour of history and culture in Madrid
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 1 customer reviews
Product description: This half-day Madrid walking tour is a fun and informative way to discover the Spanish capital. You’ll enjoy a leisurely walk through the streets of Madrid with your local guide who will show you some of the city’s main attractions and hidden treasures. Learn about the city’s Muslim origins and contemporary history; sample delicious tapas during a well-earned break; and find out more about daily life for “madrileños”. This unique experience will take you from the bustling Plaza de España, past Madrid’s very own Egyptian temple and into La Latina, a lively bar-filled district popular with locals. The tour ends in the historic center at the splendid Plaza Mayor. Customer reviews:
Half-Day Madrid Walking Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Enrique is simply put the best guide I've ever had. I get a private guide in every city I travel to and I was blown away by Enrique's knowledge, ability to educate and entertain at the same time, and overall blast to be with. HIGHLY recommend Enrique.