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Puerta del Sol

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As the central hub of Madrid, the Puerta del Sol makes a popular starting point for sightseeing tours of the city, with a vast number of hotels, hostels and tourist apartments lying on or near the plaza. The famous public square, laid out in its current form back in the 1850s, was once the site of the city’s gates, whose sun emblem gave the area its name – Puerta del Sol translates to ‘the Gate of the Sun.'

Not only is the square a key navigational landmark but it’s also home to a number of iconic sights. The 18th century Real Casa de Correos is best known for its monumental clock tower – the city’s principal timekeeper and the centerpiece of the city’s lively New Year’s Eve celebrations – and by its entrance lies the famous Kilometer Zero stone, the official starting point for Spain’s 6 National Roads, laid out in 1950. Take a moment by the legendary stone to ponder the square’s turbulent history - the 1766 Esquilache Mutiny, the 1808 resistance against Napoleon’s troops and the 1812 coronation of Fernando VII all took place on this very spot. A number of prized statues also overlook the square, most notably the ‘El Oso y El Madroño’ (the Bear and the Strawberry Tree), a bronze work by sculptor Antonio Navarro Santa Fe that is known as the official symbol of the city.

Despite its historic roots, Puerta del Sol and its surrounding streets are one of the most modern and liveliest areas of the city, with bars, restaurants and shops crammed in among the period architecture. With so many of the city’s principal attractions within walking distance, it’s the perfect location for a mid-sightseeing coffee break.

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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a history and tapas walking tour in Madrid, including dinner. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, to feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria, and typical liquors.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights of Madrid by Bike

Highlights of Madrid by Bike

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Admire the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a bicycle tour of Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, cycle at a leisurely pace to important monuments like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Stop intermittently to listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide, and to capture photographs of Madrid’s historical and architectural highlights. All safety equipment is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
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7-Day European tour exploring best of Spain and Portugal

7-Day European tour exploring best of Spain and Portugal

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Discover the best of Spain and Portugal on a 1-week adventure. Visit the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Granada, Malaga, Seville, Lisbon, and Toledo during the week. Discover famous monuments such as the Royal Palace, Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, Alhambra, Plaza de Espana, the Alcazar of Seville, the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and much more as you learn about the history and culture of each place.
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  • 7 days
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Private 8-hour City Tour of Madrid with driver & guide with pick up & ticket

Private 8-hour City Tour of Madrid with driver & guide with pick up & ticket

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Rather than spend vacation time negotiating cabs and buses, book a private tour of Madrid that gives you the benefit of a guide and the freedom to tailor your sightseeing. Travel by chauffeured private vehicle, and choose to cover must-sees such as the Plaza Mayor and more, as you learn their history. Plus, enjoy skip-the-line entry to your chosen sight—perhaps the Prado, Royal Palace, or another historical highlight.
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  • 8 hours
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Madrid Custom Private Tour with Optional Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

Madrid Custom Private Tour with Optional Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

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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.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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$165.91
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Tapas, Taverns & History Tour in Madrid

Tapas, Taverns & History Tour in Madrid

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In Spain, culture and cuisine are inextricable. Experience Madrid’s historical and culinary highlights on an evening walking tour, perfect for beating the capital’s scorching daytime heat. In between critically acclaimed tapas bars, you’ll learn about the ancient history of Madrid’s Old Town and sample local specialties washed down with sangria, Spain’s favorite summer beverage. This small-group tour is limited to 10 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
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$122.08
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Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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See the influence of centuries of art, culture, architecture, food, and politics on modern-day Madrid on this private, guided tour of the old city. Learn about the people and events that happened here and see iconic sights like the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral and more. Smell and sample food in the tapas-filled stalls of the San Miguel market and learn why it’s also called Habsburg, Madrid.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Buggy: The Tour (3h - up to 5 people)

Buggy: The Tour (3h - up to 5 people)

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For first time Madrid travelers, the best way to get your bearings is to book a sightseeing tour. But don't settle for a one size fits all group tour experience, when you can enjoy this personalized, private tour that takes you to the top sights—from monuments and plazas to churches and parks. Best of all, since it's only your guests participating, you can break for photos whenever you'd like, and even ask your driver to adjust the itinerary.
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  • 3 hours
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Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid

Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid

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Discover many of Madrid’s attractions and cruise effortlessly around Retiro Park, the city’s green oasis, on this Segway tour. Traveling by electric personal transporter, glide around the park’s beautiful highlights, seeing the lake, Crystal Palace, and monuments including the famous Fallen Angel statue. Plus, take in other landmarks such as cobbled Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Segway training and a helmet included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid at Night Private Walking Tour

Madrid at Night Private Walking Tour

Visit the fascinating city of Madrid at night with its beautiful lights on this walking tour where you can enjoy a different way to appreciate the city!
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  • 3 hours
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$99.87
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7-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo from Madrid

7-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo from Madrid

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See the best of Andalusia on this 7-day tour, beginning in Madrid. Spend two days exploring the Spanish capital independently, and then travel through the iconic Don Quixote countryside to Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo over the course of the week. Check off top sights, including the rose-hinted Alhambra in Granada and Toledo’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, and enjoy a combination of both guided tours and free time. Six nights of accommodation, select meals, transport and the services of a professional guide are all included.
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  • 7 days
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3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour of Madrid w/ Private Tour Option

3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour of Madrid w/ Private Tour Option

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Sample the culinary secrets of Madrid as you taste and tour your way the historic center of the city. You’ll visit eight delicious stops with your group, as your guide fills you in on the rich culture and history of Madrid, and the Spanish approach to food. Your tour will include tastings of savory tapas, sweet treats, and Spanish wines and cider (or a non-alcoholic substitute).
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  • 3 hours
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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  • 4 hours
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Private Guided Segway Tour with Flexible Duration in Madrid

Private Guided Segway Tour with Flexible Duration in Madrid

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Go sightseeing in Madrid on a Segway, the personal transportation device that provides a fun ride. Stop outside the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the Temple of Debod — an ancient Egyptian temple in downtown Madrid. Roll through vibrant cultural hubs such as Plaza de Isabel II (Opera Square), Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Santa Ana, and Puerta del Sol. Choose from a one-, two- or three-hour private tour led by a knowledgeable guide who provides full instruction on Segway operations; no prior experience is needed.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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3 hour Madrid Bike Tour

3 hour Madrid Bike Tour

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With limited time to explore Madrid, it can be tough to see all the top sights. On this bicycle tour perfect for travelers hoping to see more in less time, you can visit several of Madrid's most notable sights, in only a few hours. Just grab your helmet, hop on your bike, and let your guide lead you through some of Madrid's most scenic neighborhoods, like Malasaña and Barrio de Las Letras, with several stops along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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Historic + Modern Premium Tour

Historic + Modern Premium Tour

The historical + modern tour in Vintage is a different experience because it is done in a unique car in the world, designed to give the customer a maximum care service, full of comfort and glamor. The explanations during the tour provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between taking the convertible car or carrying the transparent hood closed. The premium service takes an extended tour and stops to rest and take photos in the most picturesque places of the tour.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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$157.84
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Historic Madrid + Modern

Historic Madrid + Modern

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The historic tour in Vintage is a different experience because it takes place in a unique car in the world, designed to give the customer a service that is at the maximum care, full of comfort and glamor. The explanations during the tour provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between carrying the unpacked car or carrying the transparent hood closed.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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$110.50
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4-Hour Private Night Walking Tour of Madrid: Custom Tour

4-Hour Private Night Walking Tour of Madrid: Custom Tour

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Experience the local culture and vibrant energy of Madrid at night, when the city truly comes alive. On this private, 4-hour tour, set off with a savvy guide during the early evening hours on a tour that can be completely customized to suit your interests. See iconic landmarks illuminated as night falls, and discover tucked-away treasures that only locals know. At the end of the tour, rest your feet and drink in the city’s famous nightlife at an authentic tapas bar.
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  • 4 hours
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$186.21
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Pub Crawl in Madrid

Pub Crawl in Madrid

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Hit the town for a fun and social night out on a pub crawl through Madrid. Experience the city’s famous nightlife at four different bars and clubs where ‘madrileños’ go to party. Let a guide lead the way, and make new friends as you join a group of other fun-loving travelers and backpackers. Kick things off with a free shot at each bar, and enjoy discounts on additional drinks. Upgrade to a private tour to soak up the night's itinerary with just your own group.
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  • 5 hours
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$14.81
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Pedicab: All Madrid's Tour (3h - up to 3 people)

Pedicab: All Madrid's Tour (3h - up to 3 people)

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Get a comprehensive tour of Madrid's four zones—Madrid de los Austrias, La Latina, Sol, and Retiro—in just three hours aboard an electric pedicab. Your party of three people will get an overview of the city and can find places you may like to return to later. This is a great tour for first-time visitors or those short on time; touring in an electric pedicab means you can cover lots of ground in just three hours.
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  • 3 hours
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$221.96
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Private 8-hour Walking Tour of Madrid (Prado & Royal Palace tickets) w/ pick up

Private 8-hour Walking Tour of Madrid (Prado & Royal Palace tickets) w/ pick up

Maximize your time in Madrid with a private guide and a personalized tour that lets you explore the city at your own pace. Wander around the historic Puerta del Sol neighborhood, browse the shops along Gran Via, and peek inside the lavish Royal Palace. Stop along the way to tuck into some traditional tapas (own expense) and take photos of the city’s many landmarks, then end the tour with a visit to the Prado Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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$381.69
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Emblematic Madrid Segway Tour: City Center and Retiro Park

Emblematic Madrid Segway Tour: City Center and Retiro Park

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If you have limited time for Madrid sightseeing, don't miss this speedy Segway tour where you're whisked around the Spanish capital to see the top sights. As you follow your guide through the city, you can find your way to top Madrid landmarks. Highlights include architectural gems like the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral, bustling public squares including Puerta del Sol, and a cruise through Madrid's expansive Retiro Park—all in just a few hours.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$42.10
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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Coast through Madrid on a 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric Segway scooter during this 2- or 3-hour tour of the city's highlights and landmarks. On the 2-hour tour, follow your guide through the city center, passing locations important to the capital city's history and culture such as the San Miguel market, the royal palace and Plaza Mayor. Choose the 3-hour tour to add time traveling through the urban park El Retiro and down the Paseo del Prado. Instruction and use of all equipment included; no experience necessary.
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  • 2 hours
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$47.26
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Haunted Madrid:The truth behind the legends.

Haunted Madrid:The truth behind the legends.

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Get off the beaten path with this alternative walking tour of Madrid, focused on the city's myths and legends. Travel with a small group of just 10 people or fewer who are also interested in the ghost stories and paranormal tales of Madrid. Stop by streets, hospitals, and other buildings reputed to be haunted, walking from Puerta del Sol to Plaza Mayor.
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  • 2 hours
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$26.66
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