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Excellent guide who had a very detailed understanding of local history and the arts. Well worth doing.
Very informative and forthright tour guide. Very good tour
Tour was informative. Enjoyed the churros and chocolate. Royal Place had many rooms with a variety of decor.
A little too much walking if you ask me. The Royal Palace was absolutely fantastic.
The early spring morning was crisp but clear and the group small (4 pax). We were able to explore everything on foot. The visit to the Royal Palace alone made the excursion worth the while.
This was a good value and we really enjoyed our guide. Our only complaint wasthe tour was cut short. We were the only couple on this tour so perhaps the tour was done more quickly because of fewer people.
Together with my wife, we were the only 2 tourists on this tour. This would explain why the tour was shorter than advertised in the broshure. Overall I was very satisfied.
We had the advantage of being the only clients, which made our tour especially individual, but I believe that they normally restrict numbers to 5 or 6.
As we had limited time in Madrid, the walking tour with our guide Maria, was a great way to get an overview of the city and a bit of history along the way. The Royal Palace was a highlight and having our own guide to explain the various rooms was very informative and interesting.
Since we were in Madrid on Good Friday, our tour was pretty much just us. The tour guide Clara was really good, very knowledgeable and professional. We walked around the city and toured the Palace. The palace was very impressive . bring your walking shoes!!
THIS WAS OUR FAVORITE TOUR. TOUR GUIDE WAS EFFICIENT AND DID A NICE JOB SHOWING US AROUND OLD MADRID, STOPPING FOR A COFFEE AT THE PALACE WAS A NICE EXPERIENCE
The tour was fine; the guides both very nice. For my own personal taste, it's all about the telling of stories during the tour, and not just "this is 200 years old, this was the market square" and so on. There weren't enough of those on this tour for my taste. On the positive side, it was a great overview of the central part of Madrid and the rooms of the Royal Palace. The group was a good size and the guides were great at answering any questions. I would recommend the tour as a good starting point for a Madrid trip.
THIS TOUR WAS MAINLY ABOUT THE ROYAL PALACE WHICH WE FOUND VERY IMPRESSIVE AND INTERESTING. THE WALKING TOUR OF MADRID WAS QUITE SHORT AND I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT IF YOU WANTED A COMPREHENSIVE TOUR OF THE CITY. MAKE SURE IT IS THE PALACE THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE ON THIS TOUR.
The guide was very knowledgeable but she didn't introduce herself or the only other couple on the tour and knew nothing about the complimentary chocolate and churros that we all understood were part of the tour - my main incentive for booking!
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Thanks Isabel for the very personalised tour.
I didn't like the fact that we had to go all the way to the Bernabeu football stadium just to drop 2 persons there. Football stadium was not part of the city tour. Our tour guide was very good but Madrid is not a very interesting city so you are better of visiting Royal Palace with a guide and on your own Museo del Prado Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo National Reina Sofia. Open top city tour bus would be a better choice for getting an idea about Madrid’s main sites.
Initial guide was poor and the actual walk didn't actually cover that much of central Madrid. The descriptions/talk by the tour guide was limited. However, the tour of the Palace and the different guide was very good. Overall disappointing!
Not that great. The tour guide was uninspired and it showed. We only had three in our group but the tour was just flat. No enthusiasm or drive. Sort of like sleep walking though a tour. The guide seems to be indifferent and talk more about politics and social issues than history.
Nice palace but the tour was a bit underwhelming. Seemed a long walk by the time we finished the palace and I couldn't be bothered doing the second half. Tour guide was nice but a bit difficult to understand at times.
Worst tour in my whole visit. Very slow paced, could probably do all the site visits myself and will be no worst at the end. The group was made of French, Spanish and English speaking tourists so the guide had to repeat everything in french, spanish and english. She did not seem to take the time to explain properly and only spoke the bare minimum. Very disappointed.
We ended up being the only 2 on the tour so it essentially was a private tour, not bad right? Well, it seems our guide came in at the last second and was eager to get the trip over with. There was no narrative from the guide. If my wife and I did not keep asking questions the guide was content to be silent and just keep walking. On these walking tours the most important component is the guide. They can make or break the tour... this one was broken.
The Tour Operator was not very helpful or friendly upon our arrival. This was booked as a small group, English speaking tour. It started out that way with 8 English speaking 2 of them also spoke Spanish tourists, but after waiting for almost an hour, we were handed off outside the Royal Palace to another guide who was giving a Spanish tour to 20-25 people. So our Small Group, English tour just turned into a large group Bilingual tour!!!! So obviously our tour through the Palace took at least twice as long as it should have. In fact by about 1/2 way through, the 6 English only speaking tourists left. Us included. Very disappointing, not what we paid for, bait and switch. We had three tours while in Spain, two of them a travesty. I expect something from you if you want to keep my business. That is up to you!