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Tour guide very disappointing, did not have very much information about the city. Even though we were 4 of a family in the group, she could not be heard, and did not make any effort to make the tour interesting. Later we had another guide for the palace who was better
This was not as bad as Toledo, but the guide was second-rate and again there was "bait and switch" involved. A tour advertised as in English was once again bi-lingual- taking twice as long and imparting half as much info. The groups size was also lied about. When we got to the palace- another group joined us- making us at least 12 people instead of the stipulated 6.
Did not enjoy this tour at all. We had a less-than-enthusiastic tour guide who walked so slowly that it put us to sleep. It was also advertised as an English tour but we had some Spanish people in the group which meant that the tour guide had to speak in English and Spanish. We did not learn much on the tour and could have done all of it by ourselves. Definitely not worth the money spent. I am sure this depends on the guide you get and we were just unlucky.
Rate #1/2 of a starI missed the city meeting point for the Madrid small group tour. Went to the Palace to connect with my tour there. On my approach to the group I overheard the tour guide give a glib uninteresting description of one of the palace rooms. The audio described tour offered at the Palace was superior with much more historical information which brought the Palace to life. I would not recommend this tour.
We were very sorry as this was (a) not a small group and (b) not a walking tour. It simply was not what we had read about. The speaker was very nice and spoke English well , so you do have very nice leaders. But we left the tour. It was an expensive mistake.