Planning a trip to the vibrant Spanish capital? Let us help you plan an unforgettable trip with these unique tours in Madrid. Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado or a foodie, there’s something for everyone. Read on to discover the 7 unique tours in Madrid that await you.
If you’re a bit short on time, a bike tour of the city may be just what you’re looking for. Bravo Bikes offers tours of all the major sights in Madrid, including the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and the Prado Museum. Perfect for cyclists that are used to cycling in a city environment, it’s a fun way to see the city and get a bit of exercises in for the day. If you have more time, and are up for a bit of a challenge, Bravo Bikes also offers bike tours to popular day trip destinations from Madrid. Ride to Segovia to see the Roman aqueducts, or to Toledo to visit the Alcazar.
Spaniards are proud of their cultural heritage, which includes the passion-filled musical style and dance called Flamenco. Learn about the origin and history of Flamenco with Ogo Tours and then visit the place to shop for Flamenco clothing, instruments and accessories. To cap off the experience, you’ll watch an authentic Flamenco show in one of the oldest Tablaos (Flamenco venues) in Madrid.
Segway tours have been popping up in cities all over the world, but this one comes with a sweet Spanish treat at the end. Standing on an electric, two-wheeled vehicle, you’ll stop by popular landmarks across the city. Without breaking a sweat, take in the sights at Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol and the Almudena Cathedral. To finish off the tour, you get to indulge and enjoy a decadently sweet treat of churros con chocolate at Mercado San Miguel.
Madrid Food Tour
Enjoy an authentic taste of Spanish cuisine with a gastronomical tour of the city. Madrid Food Tour offers guests a tasty cultural experience that is sure to leave you satisfied. This experience is much more than just a eating at bars and restaurants. Madrid Food Tour take you on a journey through the history of the city, introducing you to local food artisans and chefs and of course, giving you a taste of Madrid’s best dishes.
Spanish Civil War Sites Tour
History comes alive with Spanish Sites, as they take you on a tour to key sites from the Spanish Civil war. The Spanish Civil War is one of the most important events in Spain’s modern history, and ended with thousands dead and a dictator in power. Learn more about the the conflict, and how it has influenced Spain today on this historical tour.
Hot Air Balloon Tour
For an experience that will take your breathe away, why not book a hot air balloon tour? Aerotours offers a unique view of Madrid’s natural surroundings. As you slowly ascend upwards towards the sky, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the mountains, the Guadarrama river and monuments like the Castle of La Mocha. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!
Contemporary Art Tour
If you’re an art lover, you’ll be happy to know that Madrid is home to a number of wonderful art museums, including the Prado and Reina Sofia. These museums house pieces from the biggest Spanish artists that ever lived. However, if you want to discover the current art scene, than a Contemporary Art tour is your best bet. The Art Gallery Tour takes guests to a number of contemporary art galleries showcasing the works of Spanish artists. Don’t know much about contemporary art? The Art Gallery also offers an Initiation Tour, which explains how art galleries work, the different techniques and formats used, and how to appreciate Contemporary Art.
What’s the most unique tour you’ve been on? What’s your favourite way to tour a city?