A Skip-the-Lines Walking Tour of Historical Madrid and the Royal Palace

Tour Number

Activity Level

389828


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Children are always welcome

Friendly: No.
At the Royal Palace there is an elevator, we will skip any obstacles which impede to do the visit properly.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy a 4-hour private tour to the city's historical quarters and the Royal Palace


Our private tour will start at Plaza de Oriente, a beautiful square with wonderful gardens. Then, we will enter the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Spanish kings, located at the site where the foundation of Madrid took place.

Discover the oldest quarter of Madrid, the Madrid of the Habsburgs, the first neighborhood of Madrid when Madrid became the capital in 1561. In this district we will enjoy the magnificence of its architecture at the Plaza de la Villa, a beautiful square where it is possible to admire some of the nicest and oldest buildings in the city.

We will also learn about the multiple events hosted at the Plaza Mayor throughout the centuries. Walking down, we will cross to Cava Baja to know the oldest inns in Madrid and some of the most typical locals bars and restaurants of the capital.

Of course, the Puerta del Sol couldn't be left out as it is the heart of the city and probably the most famous square in the whole of Spain.

Itinerary

The tour starts at agreed upon location or at Plaza de Oriente with its sculptures and beautiful gardens.

We will then visit the Royal Palace for about and hour and 15 minutes, which is the perfect time to enjoy its elegance and magnificence. The walking tour starts when we go out from the Palace to discover the Madrid of the Habsburgs, the first neighborhood of the city after being proclaimed the capital of the former empire.

On our visit to the neighborhood, we will stop at the Plaza de la Villa to contemplate some of the oldest and most charming buildings of Madrid.

Our next stop will be the Plaza Mayor, one of the most beloved historical sites where multiple events during Spanish history took place. Walking down, we will discover one of the most typical streets of the old district, the Cava Baja to learn a little bit about Spanish food and to discover a few surprises.

We will continue towards our last stop, the Puerta del Sol, considered the most vibrant square in Madrid and also one of its symbols.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet up at your hotel or at any place in the city centre, although I would suggest starting at Plaza de Oriente, whose subway station is Opera.

End location: It can be at any place of the city centre or at your hotel.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

We will walk
If it is necessary we can take a taxi (see What's Extra)

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide for the duration of the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EUR - 11 euros for the ticket at the Royal Palace
Should you wish to buy a cup of coffee, snacks or drinks
Personal expenses or souvenirs
A coffee costs between 1,30 to 2,5 euros

What’s Extra

Entrance fees
Snacks, lunch, drinks
Taxis or transportation (if needed)
Souvenirs

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but I can arrange for a car and driver upon request. Or, if you have rented a car yourself, I can drive it so that you can enjoy the tour and the landscape.

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