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Discover the spectacular sights of the Spanish capital in a smooth and speedy GoCar on an independent tour of Madrid. Fitted with GPS navigation systems, the modern vehicle ensures easy discovery of significant landmarks like Palacio Real and Plaza del Toros. Select from three different itineraries and explore the capital independently according to your own schedule. Enjoy clearly delivered directions that guarantee a smooth and stress-free sightseeing experience. 

Highlights

  • Self-drive GoCar tour of Madrid with GPS navigation
  • Explore Madrid independently with a choice of itineraries
  • Take the 1-hour tour to see attractions in Madrid’s Old Town, like Palacio Real and Almudena Cathedral
  • Admire cosmopolitan city sights, such as Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas bullring, on the 2-hour tour
  • See one of Madrid’s famous soccer stadiums -- Santiago Bernabeu or Vicente Calderón – on the 3-hour tour if you wish

What You Can Expect

Madrid GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

Take a GoCar tour around Madrid!

Make your own way to the GoCar rental facility and collect your modern mode of transport. No experience is necessary to enjoy this alternative sightseeing experience, simply listen to a comprehensive briefing from a qualified instructor then don your protective helmet and set out to explore. 

Listen to detailed audio commentary as you pass each legendary landmark in your three-wheeled GoCar, gaining fascinating insight into the history of Spain’s glittering capital. Explore according to one of three suggested itineraries and enjoy the security of clear directions and historical insight as you drive.     

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each tour.    

Itinerary

1-Hour Tour:
Take in the sights of Madrid’s Old Town on this tour of the city’s historic center. Drive past Plaza de España – the lavish square in the middle of Maria Luisa Park – and pass Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, home to Plaza Mayor – an impressive monument built during the time of the Hapsburg period. Listen to commentary explaining the era, and of the Hapsburg's role in shaping Madrid to the city as it stands today – with a wealth of grandiose architecture and monuments. 

Marvel at the extravagance of the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and puzzle at the sight of Temple of Debod – an Egyptian sanctuary in the heart of the city! The city’s beautiful Almudena Cathedral (or Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena to give its due) is included in your 1-hour tour, as well as the Latina, Huertas and Santa Ana neighborhoods.

2-Hour Tour:
See top city attractions on a route around downtown Madrid, taking in highlights like Gran Via – the vibrant street that showcases early 20th-century architecture – and Parque del Retiro, Madrid’s most popular park. See Neoclassical monuments and fountains as you pass Plaza Cibeles, and admire Alcalá Gate (Puerta del Alcalá) – a perfect backdrop for iconic photos of Madrid!

Stop to see monuments celebrating Sir Christopher Columbus in Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square) and head to Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas – the world-famous bullring in the heart of Madrid’ Salamanca neighborhood.

3-Hour Tour:
Either combine the itineraries on the 1-hour and 2-hour tour, or combine the 2-hour tour itinerary with a visit to a famous Madrid famous soccer stadium. Simply choose on the day! If you decide to see a soccer stadium, then choose between Santiago Bernabeu Stadium -- home of Real Madrid – or Vicente Calderón Stadium, where the rival Atlético Madrid team play.

Customer Reviews

Chudomira K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

it was an amazing tour. It's an adventure in the middle of the city. The staff was kind and polite. I was happy to try it!
Thank you!

Gabriela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Very nice experience.

William C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Brilliant !! Really good fun. The car was a real novelty and the Sat Nav really does keep you on track.

Kimberley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

I only have one word for this tour. FUN. driving the streets of Madrid in a gocar . This will bring the kid out
of anybody.

Matthew G

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

The actual tour in the gocar was great fun and an excellent way to see many parts of Madrid with the flexibility to plan your route and stop off at your leisure and the GPS system was very clear and easy to follow. However the pick up point and procedure were poor and unprofessional

Reza M

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2015

You are all on your own with the car in the city with a GPS talking to you through car stereo. Good luck to hear anything with the noise of the city and open car! You have to insure the car or take the chance of paying a fortune even if someone hits you. This expense was told us when we got there. Having an international driving license or translated one is the other extra charge 30 overall too expensive with lots of risks.

Manjit D

1 star rating: I do not recommend this May 2015

Rubbish,first lost our booking then arrived 15 mins late in a battered dirty car with dodgy sat nav.we set off and almost immediately the satnav went wrong,one second we were on the route the next we were off it but we had only moved 3 feet.this carried on it was so annoying .

Maxwell B

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

First, these are not really cars but 3 wheeled motorcycles that are not in mint condition like the pictures. Our GPS malfunctioned from just normal driving so be warned that this can turn into more of an adventure that bargained for. Just know what you are getting in advance.
Side note: Be aware that if you are from the US, you can only legally drive with your license transcribed which they didn't tell us until we got there and didn't offer us the option to do this (apparently it takes several hours if they do offer it).

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