Prado Museum Tour & VIP Botin Lunch

Visit two Madrid icons in one epic half day tour with an expert art and history guide.

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Includes: Guided tour of the Prado Museum & two food stops - including a full lunch with wine at Botin, the world's oldest restaurant.
Tour Size: Semi Private
Times: 9:45am
Duration: 4 Hours

What's Included

  • Try suckling pig—the specialty dish at the world's oldest restaurant, Sobrino de Botín.
  • Step into the kitchen at Botín for a behind-the-scenes tour before they open to the public.
  • Breeze past other groups in the museum and connect over an intimate lunch with just five other travelers.
  • Get one-on-one time with your guide—an expert in art, history and Madrid.
  • Make the most of your time in the Prado Museum on a curated, 1.5-hour tour of the highlights.

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. While there are vegetarian options, please note that the highlight of Botin Restaurant is the suckling pig! This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease. This tour includes at least 2 km of walking; therefore, we do not recommend this tour for guests with mobility issues.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    There are two things you have to do in Madrid—and we’re doing both today. Your guide, an expert in art and history, will bring the essential paintings in the Prado Museum to life for you, so you don’t have to worry about navigating the 7,000+ pieces of art on your own. Then, your small group of just six people will settle in for a three-course meal at Botín, featuring their specialty dish, suckling pig.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    There’s no more fitting spot to meet than right in front of Francisco Goya’s statue! Before entering Spain’s greatest art collection, your expert guide will set the scene for the dramatic stories you’re about to hear.

    And into the Prado you go! Your 1.5-hour Prado tour will cover around 20 masterpieces that highlight Spain’s storied past. You’ll discover the characters and events that inspired these works of art, and you’ll go beyond the paint and into the minds of those behind them. From Velazquez and Goya to Bosch and Titian, your expert guide will give you a firm footing to appreciate and understand each painting.

    Next up, you’ll be whisked away for a stroll through the picturesque Literary Quarter, known as the stomping grounds for many of Spain’s literary greats. You’ll pop into a century-old tavern to open up your appetite and enjoy Madrid’s most traditional aperitif!

    Finally, it’s time to head to the world’s oldest restaurant—Sobrino de Botín—for a three-course Spanish feast. Wave goodbye to the crowds outside Botín as you’re invited in before opening to explore the empty restaurant. Your expert guide will walk you through hidden escape tunnels and history-filled dining rooms before sitting down to a three-course meal.

    The star of lunch is the roasted suckling pig, which is made in 300-year-old ovens. It’s paired with market-fresh vegetables and dessert. All of this, of course, is washed down with plenty of Rioja red wine. Take advantage of this time to speak with your guide—in such a small group, this is the perfect moment to get expert answers to all your burning Madrid questions.

    We’ll part ways after lunch, and in just one morning you’ll have crossed two Madrid essentials off your must-see list. Where most tourists barely scratch the surface, you’ll know how these two icons fit into Madrid’s larger story.

    And as with all Devour Madrid tours, you’ll receive our Devouring Madrid guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Prado Museum
    Places we'll visit Huertas neighborhood

    See two Madrid icons, the Prado Musuem and Sobrino de Botín, linked by a walk through Madrid's Literary Quarter.

    Ending point Plaza Mayor
    The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 2 kilometers (1.3 miles) and there is seating at both of the food stops.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 6 people, and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just one person.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious kids and teens who would enjoy learning about Spanish history through the masterpieces of the Prado, and who would enjoy the magic of eating a delicious roast lunch at the world's oldest restaurant. We offer child and teen pricing and guests under 18 will be served non-alcoholic drinks. Teens and children must bring a valid ID to receive the reduced pricing for Prado Museum tickets.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are). Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Our tours are available as private experiences for groups of 6 guests or more. We also offer customized private experiences for groups of 11 or more. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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