Gran Vía Tours

1,561 Reviews
Lined with high-end shops, restaurants, and bars of all types, Gran Via cuts through the heart of Madrid. The bustling street comes alive at night when locals eat, drink, and mingle into the wee hours. Gran Via is also known for its 20th-century architecture, including the Edificio Metropolis, which stands at the head of the thoroughfare and boasts a magnificent rooftop statue of Winged Victory.

The Basics
Meaning "Great Road,” Gran Via is a main thoroughfare in Madrid, built to connect Calle de Alcalá to Plaza de España. There are several hotels in the area, as it is well located amongst the cafes, clubs, and popular attractions such as the Prado Museum and Retiro Park. Just about every Madrid city tour will stop along the street, with visits to other popular points of interest such as the Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the bullring of Las Ventas. Both group and private tours are available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The street is a must-see for architecture lovers, shoppers, night owls, and first-time visitors.
  • Gran Via is included in most sightseeing tours of Madrid.
  • There’s a lot to do on Gran Via, so don’t forget your comfortable walking shoes.

How to Get There
Gran Via is easily accessible by public transportation; metro lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 stop along the street at Santo Domingo, Callao, and Gran Via stations.

When to Get There
Strolling Gran Via is a very different experience by day and night. While daytime hours are popular for shopping at the high-end boutiques along the street, it’s after the sun goes down that the thoroughfare really comes alive.

Things to Do on Gran Via
While primarily known as a shopping and bar-hopping street, there’s plenty more to do on Gran Via. Sample cocido madrileño (chickpea-based stew), Madrid’s most famous culinary specialty, at one of the area restaurants, catch a film in an art deco movie house, tour the art collection at Convento de las Descalzas, or spend some time people-watching in the always bustling Plaza España.
Location
Address: Madrid, Spain
clock-o
Hours: Daily
ticket-star
Admission: Free
Read More

29 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Flamenco Show at Torres Bermejas in Madrid

Sit on the edge of your seat at Torres Bermejas, a ‘tablao’ (flamenco venue) established in Madrid in 1960. At this unique locale that mimics the Arabic motifs, tiles and wood-carved ceilings of the Alhambra in Granada, you’ll watch an unforgettable flamenco show, accompanied by a glass of red or white wine. Upgrade your 80-minute experience to include dinner with your choice of a seasonal, fandango or guajira menu featuring traditional Spanish cuisine.
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
From
$40.28 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
From
$40.28 USD

Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and intriguing history of Spain’s spectacular capital on a half- or full-day walking tour of Madrid with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests prior to your tour then enjoy a customized itinerary that promises to satisfy all cultural cravings. Enjoy complimentary public transport and pre-planned logistics as you discover significant sights such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid whiles listening to commentary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: Flexible
From
$50.52 USD
See Details
  • Duration: Flexible
From
$50.52 USD

Madrid Walking Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show

The sun that constantly shines on Madrid can make daytime exploring an exhausting endeavor. This 4-hour evening tour allows you to stay cool and see Madrid’s sights illuminated by night. Tick off highlights such as the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), Plaza Mayor and Gran Via, and receive recommendations for popular nightlife destinations. Small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$20.00 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$20.00 USD

Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour

Enhance your experience of Spain’s captivating capital on a full-day tour of Madrid’s cultural and historical highlights. With a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the opulent grandeur of the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real); stroll amid the grand beauty of Plaza Mayor; and immerse yourself in local life during a visit to Gran Via, Madrid’s most famous neighborhood. Learn about the rich historical heritage of the city from your expert guide and receive personalized attention on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From
$14.40 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From
$14.40 USD

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

Add some modern art to your Madrid sightseeing trip thanks to this flexible-length bus tour and admission ticket to the Reina Sofia Museum. Immerse yourself in Madrid’s history and its future as you discover landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España, and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid). Then enjoy skip-the-line access to the Reina Sofia’s unparalleled collection of masterworks, including Picasso’s ‘Guernica' and works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Juan Gris. A guide, your entrance ticket, and pickup from select hotels are all included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$39.13 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$39.13 USD

Madrid Private Full Day Walking Tour with Lunch

Ideal for travelers with limited time in Madrid, this private 8-hour walking tour allows you to tick off more major Madrid attractions in less time. Alongside a personal guide, you’ll absorb the grandeur of Plaza Mayor, stroll down the bustling Gran Via boulevard, and admire the iconic clock tower in Puerta del Sol. Stop to sample ‘barquillo’ (Spanish liquor) and feast on a 3-course meal accompanied by wine and soft drinks in a popular local restaurant. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private, fully customizable tour.  
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
$151.91 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
$151.91 USD

NEW TO VIATOR

Party in Madrid with best places and VIP tables

Our places are the best in Madrid nightclubs,we offer exclusive discos and VIP tables,and discounts for all clubs in Madrid.
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
From
$46.03 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
From
$46.03 USD

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace during a 3-hour excursion. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods, during which the city's palaces and central squares like Plaza Mayor and Puerto del Sol changed dramatically. Then visit the Spanish Royal Palace (Palacio Real) where you'll see the royal collections and admire its Baroque details. Finish your day at Madrid Rio, the city's newest public park. This Madrid sightseeing tour also includes all entrance fees and a soft drink refreshment.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$51.79 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$51.79 USD

Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur

Get the royal treatment as you explore Madrid on this 4-hour city tour with a private luxury vehicle and included chauffeur. Travel in style as you sightsee on your own terms, customizing your day’s itinerary to meet your needs. You might learn about Madrid’s medieval heritage in the Barrio de la Morería, admire the elegant Royal Palace or discover Madrid’s famous bullring. Use your day as you see fit! A private guide, driver and luxury vehicle, plus round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$67.90 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$67.90 USD

Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

Experience the best Madrid has to offer on this 3-hour combination excursion covering a Real Madrid stadium tour and city sightseeing trip. Stop by the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a behind-the-scenes visit inside this legendary team’s locker rooms, bench and presidential box. Then continue on an exploration of the architecture that has shaped this Spanish capital, exploring the city’s Moorish origins along with the key structures of its Habsburg and Bourbon eras. This Madrid combination trip also includes admission for the Bernabeu tour, a guide, transport by coach and free drink at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$62.14 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$62.14 USD

Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided

Discover all that Madrid has to offer, including art, architecture, culture and history, during this 4-hour combined sightseeing tour and Prado museum visit. Combine two of Madrid’s most popular excursions in one trip, starting with an exploration of some of the city’s most interesting attractions by luxury coach, including the Plaza Mayor, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and the Los Austrias neighborhood. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Prado Museum, investigating the most famous works in this sprawling institution with a guide. Your combined coach tour and Prado visit also includes complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$66.75 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$66.75 USD

Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this 2.5-hour panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá), its Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles). Along the way you'll tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This overview tour of Madrid also offers both am and pm departure times plus a complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$33.37 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$33.37 USD

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

Discover the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a 2.5-hour coach tour of Madrid. From the comfort of a luxury coach, gaze at arresting landmarks like Real Madrid football stadium, Calle Mayor and Palacio de la Zarzuela, the largest palace in Europe. Stop at the Hard Rock Café for a refreshing beverage and gain valuable insight into the rich history and culture of Madrid from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$49.48 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$49.48 USD

SPECIAL OFFER

Super Saver: Toledo and Segovia Plus Madrid Walking City tour

Combine two popular tours at a discounted rate with this Madrid Super Saver, which combines a day-trip to Segovia and Toledo with a comprehensive walking tour of Madrid. On a 10-hour excursion, delve into the UNESCO-listed beauty of Toledo, famed for the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and its Jewish Quarter, and explore the medieval city of Segovia. Then, on a different day, take a 5-hour walking tour of Madrid’s highlights.
  • Duration: 18 hours
From
$89.10 USD
$111.00 USD  $21.90 USD savings
See Details
  • Duration: 18 hours
From
$89.10 USD
$111.00 USD  $21.90 USD savings

Customizable 4-Hour Private Tour of Madrid with Chauffeur

Feel like Spanish royalty thanks to this private, customizable, 4-hour tour of Madrid aboard a chauffeur-driven luxury vehicle. Travel through Madrid in style, picking and choosing the sights that best match your unique interests. Among the attractions you might select are the medieval neighborhood of Barrio of la Morería, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid) or the city bullfighting ring at Las Ventas. Your private guide and vehicle, plus skip-the-line entrance to one monument and round-trip hotel transport, are covered.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$115.08 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$115.08 USD

Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Combine two incredible tours and save money with the Madrid Super Saver tour; delve into the medieval myriad of Toledo, a treasure trove replete with El Greco artworks and ancient architecture, and discover the best of Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. In the morning, see Madrid's spectacular sights on a comfortable coach. Visit Gran Via and the Castellana and see, too, Plaza de España and Puerta de Alcala. Then head to Toledo in the afternoon to stroll along the cobbled streets and hear of the city’s rich history from your guide. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back in Madrid.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
From
$89.76 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
From
$89.76 USD

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Madrid on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Spanish capital’s cultural and architectural highlights. Select between a morning and afternoon departure, and then embark on a panoramic coach tour with a guide. See prominent landmarks like Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España and Real Madrid FC’s football stadium. Stop at Madrid’s atmospheric Hard Rock Café for refreshment and gain free admission to the globally renowned Museo del Prado after your sightseeing tour concludes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$48.33 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$48.33 USD

Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

Feel like a true Madrileño (Madrid resident) during this 3-hour private walking tour covering the city’s top sights and hidden secrets. Relive the 16th through 19th centuries as you learn about Madrid’s royal Habsburg and Bourbon families, discovering the secret history and fascinating anecdotes of these dynasties. As you walk, you’ll visit the Plaza Oriente, the Royal Palace, Cibeles Square, San Miguel food market and tour the architecture of Gran Vía. A professional art historian guide, plus hotel pick-up and drop-off are covered.
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$379.77 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$379.77 USD

Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid

Riding in an open-air tuk-tuk is a great way to see the city up close and in a short time. Sit back, relax and let your driver take you on a tour. Get acquainted with the city by selecting an existing route or customize your tour by selecting which sights you want to see and how much time you want to spend at each one.
  • Duration: 50 to 120 mins
From
$115.07 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 50 to 120 mins
From
$115.07 USD

Madrid Highlights, Toledo Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

Discover the best of Madrid by day and by night on a great-value combo tour that fits three popular tours into a single day. Get an overview of the Spanish capital on a morning sightseeing bus tour that covers all the most important monuments, and then take a side trip to the UNESCO-listed city of Toledo, known for its rich multicultural heritage. Back in Madrid, enjoy a night on the town with an authentic flamenco show at a historic, Arab-style venue.
  • Duration: 13 hours
From
$113.93 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 13 hours
From
$113.93 USD

Bilbao Old and New Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Get acquainted with Bilbao old and new in one trip with this small-group walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll around the landmarks of the cobbled Old Town (Casco Viejo) and cross the River Nervion to view the turn-of-the-century buildings and avenues of the New Town, learning how it developed during the 1800s. On route, enjoy a ‘txikiteo’ or ‘poteo’ bar crawl, tasting 'pintxos' (skewered tapas) at various drinking spots.
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$92.06 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$92.06 USD

Madrid Sightseeing Tour by Bus

Sample the greatest hits of Madrid’s amazing wealth of historic buildings, avenues, and squares during this 2.5-hour sightseeing bus trip. Admire the architecture along iconic Madrid thoroughfares such as Gran Via and Calle Mayor, and visit famous plazas such as Puerta del Sol. After a brief break for a complimentary soft drink at the Hard Rock Café, check out Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (home of the Real Madrid football team) and the fountain of Cibeles. A guide and hotel pickup are also included to simplify your trip.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$31.07 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From
$31.07 USD

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day and Madrid Segway Tour

Experience two of Spain’s most impressive monuments, El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen, plus a 90-minute Madrid Segway tour, during this 5-hour day trip. Wander through the halls of El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before paying your respects to the dead from the Spanish Civil War at the Valley of the Fallen. Finish the excursion by rolling past top Madrid sights by Segway.
  • Duration: 7 hours
From
$107.02 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 7 hours
From
$107.02 USD

Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Public Transportation

Discover Madrid’s historic highlights and modern energy on a private, half-day city sightseeing tour. Let a knowledgeable guide show you a local’s perspective on the city’s most iconic monuments and hidden treasures, including the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Paseo de la Castellana and Alcalá Gate. Ride public transportation with your guide to explore areas outside the city center and get a real taste of daily life in the Spanish capital.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$48.33 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$48.33 USD

Discover Madrid from Barcelona by High Speed Train

Explore Madrid from Barcelona in just a day with the help of a high-speed train. Hop on at Barcelona Sants station and cruise to Madrid in just over 3 hours. Take advantage of the Madrid City Tour to visit major attractions like the Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Bernabeu Stadium, and more, hopping off whenever you wish. In the evening, board a train at Madrid Atocha Station for a speedy return to Barcelona.
  • Duration: 12 hours
From
$303.81 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 12 hours
From
$303.81 USD


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785