Top Experiences in Madrid

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When visiting Madrid, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's history and culture through various activities. If you're interested in exploring the streets of Madrid with a knowledgeable local guide, you might enjoy an outing similar to this guided city walk where you'll visit Plaza Mayor and Templo de Debod. For art lovers and history buffs, consider something similar to this Prado Museum visit, where you'll view masterpieces by artists like Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya, followed by a traditional meal at Botín, the oldest restaurant in the world. If you'd prefer a food-focused excursion, you might enjoy an outing like this jamón ibérico workshop, where you'll learn about the curing process, and carving techniques, and savor tapas and wine with your host.
Guided City Walk
5.0
(4)
4 hours
·
Private
Join a local guide as you explore the streets of Madrid and learn about the city's unique, diverse, and fascinating city. As a private experience, you can cater your half-day walk to your specific interests. However, some popular sites that offer essential views into Madrid's past and cultural...
Museo del Prado
Prado Museum & Lunch at Botín
5.0
(4)
4 hours
·
Small group
Combine art and history with a visit to Madrid's famed Prado Museum, followed by a traditional meal at Botín, the world’s oldest restaurant. As you explore the Prado Museum, you'll stop to admire about 20 masterpieces that highlight Spain’s storied past. Your guide, an expert in art and history,...
Prado Museum
Short Prado Museum Visit
5.0
(3)
1.5 hours
·
Small group
Considered the most important museum in Madrid (and one of the most popular in Europe), the Museo Nacional del Prado is perfect for anyone interested in Spanish, European, and international art—though, even novice art enthusiasts will enjoy this activity. With the help of a professional guide and...
The Royal Palace, Madrid
Royal Palace Guided Experience
4.8
(4)
3 hours
·
Private
Join your local guide on a walk through the streets of Madrid, making your way to the city's exquisite Royal Palace. You'll skip the lines and learn all about this 18th-century monument, built atop the site of a medieval Moorish Alcázar and where the Bourbon Dynasty lived until 1931. Wander from...
Tapas, Taverns & History Walk
4.8
(4)
4 hours
·
Small group
Pair classic tapas with century-old taverns and Madrid's history as a local guide shows you how you can't tell the city's story without its food. Your guide makes this experience unique by blending Spanish food and history, making them come to life in tapas bars, historic plazas, and twisting...
Enjoy an interactive, hands-on cooking class
Paella Cooking Class & Market Visit
5.0
(1)
4 hours
·
Small group
Learn how to make one of Spain's most iconic dishes: paella. With the help of a local chef, you'll go through all the steps, starting with a visit to one of the best markets in Madrid. After gathering all your ingredients, you'll set up your supplies and get to work, first preparing sangria and...
Jamón Ibérico Workshop
5.0
(1)
1.5 hours
·
Private
One of Spain's identifying factors is its Jamón Ibérico, considered one of the world's top delicacies. While in Madrid, you'll enjoy a workshop with a master carver, learning everything about the product, from raising the pigs to curing the meat. Of course, you'll also learn the authentic carving...
(Photo courtesy of MadSnail Travel)
Prado Museum Visit with an Art Historian
5.0
(1)
3 hours
·
Private
Whether an art expert or novice, visiting the Museo Nacional del Prado with an art historian is one of the best ways to make the most of your time at the museum. After meeting your private guide at your accommodation, you'll stroll through the streets of Madrid, making your way to El Prado....
(Photo courtesy of Eco Tuk Tuk)
Tuk-Tuk City Adventure
5.0
(1)
2 hours
·
Private
Though Madrid's historic core is relatively compact, seeing all the fantastic sites takes time. You can make the most of your trip by exploring its historical monuments via a private electric tuk-tuk (emissions-free). As you cruise around the city, your guide will help you understand Madrid's...
Visit the UNESCO City of Toledo
4.5
(2)
8 hours
·
Private
Explore the historic town of Toledo on a day trip from Madrid. This city has a fascinating past where Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities are said to have peacefully coexisted. You can see evidence of this history by visiting some of the city's main sites, which include a 15th-century...
Flamenco & Tapas Night
4.3
(3)
4 hours
·
Small group
Enhance your walking tour of Madrid by pairing it with local tapas and a Flamenco show. With a professional and local guide leading the way, you'll stroll through the city's center, focusing on three historical and foodie neighborhoods: Los Austrias, the Literary Quarter, and La Latina. As you...
Toledo Family Experience & Sword-Making Workshop
4.0
(1)
7 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a self-guided family adventure to the historic city of Toledo, once Spain's capital in the 16th century. With your prebooked tickets in hand, you'll hop on the regional train from Madrid to Toledo, a quick and smooth 30-minute ride. Enjoy watching your kids' faces light up as the Spanish...
Family-Friendly Prado Museum Visit
1.5 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a kid-focused exploration of Madrid's most important museum (and one of the most popular in Europe), the Museo Nacional del Prado. Learning about art and developing an appreciation for it is known to help kids express their ideas and creativity. With this in mind, you and your family will...
Lavapies Street Art & Graffiti Walk
3 hours
·
Private
Take a step away from Madrid's grand monuments and museums and visit one of the city's most multi-cultural and cutting-edge neighborhoods. Join a local guide on a walk through the neighborhood of Lavapies, which hosts an incredible cocktail of cultures, vibrant art, live music, and a young and...
Local Markets Experience
4 hours
·
Private
Join a passionate foodie and visit a few of Madrid's famed public markets, an excellent way to experience local culture and customs. You'll learn about the city's history, social norms, traditional recipes, and interesting food facts as you walk through the aisles of vendors selling goods like...
Family-Friendly Royal Palace Visit
1.5 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a kid-focused visit to Madrid's Royal Palace, arguably the city's most significant monument and a symbol of the country's heritage. The palace provides plenty of family-friendly entertainment, including stories of eccentric past royalty, rooms filled with historical (and lavish) tools and...
Family-Friendly Walk in Toledo
3 hours
·
Private
Explore the historic city of Toledo, once Spain's capital in the 16th century, with your family. Besides its unique past, impressive buildings, and incredible viewpoints, Toledo is home to two things that kids tend to love: sweet marzipan and steel swords. Let your private guide help you discover...
Enjoy learning the history of El Escorial (photo courtesy WeWorldExperience)
El Escorial, Valle de los Caidos & Segovia Day Trip
10 hours
·
Small group
Explore the evolution of Spanish power by visiting three important monuments highlighting the 20th century, the Renaissance, and the Middle Ages. You'll start with the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen) and view the largest Christian cross in the world, then head to the 16th-century...
Let a segway take you around the city faster (photo courtesy of WeWorld Experience)
Segway City Exploration
2 hours
·
Small group
Explore Madrid with the help of a professional guide and a fun segway that lets you zip across the city. After meeting your guide, a safety briefing, and a quick safety test, you'll head out on your 2-hour guided tour of Madrid, stopping at all the iconic sites and monuments. Some highlights...
Segovia City Tour & Hot Air Balloon Ride
6.5 hours
·
Small group
Discover Segovia by land and air as you tour the city's ancient and medieval streets and fly over its skyline and countryside. This adventure starts in the morning with a thrilling and scenic hot-air balloon ride, letting the wind guide you over the spires, aqueducts, and rolling fields. After a...

Experiences in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain
Best Things to Do in Madrid

Many argue that Madrid is Spain's most cultural city, as its central location draws people, gastronomy, traditions, and customs from around the country. In Madrid, you can dive deep into Spain's history and culture with walking tours of its diverse neighborhoods, evenings experiencing its distinct tavern culture, and tastes of staples like jamón Ibérico and padrón peppers. Then, peruse the world-renowned Prado Museum, enjoy dinner in the world's oldest restaurant, learn all about Spanish royalty, or take a day trip to one of the nearby historic cities and villages.

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