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Madrid Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest city in the country. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a rich history and culture. It is is home to many museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks, such as the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, and the Royal Palace of Madrid. The city is also known for its lively nightlife and its many tapas bars. Below is an extensive list of things to do while in Madrid. If multiple activities interest you, check out the Madrid Explorer Pass or All-Inclusive Pass for additional savings.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Madrid Walking Tour

On this tour, you'll visit some of Madrid's most iconic streets, squares, and landmarks. These include Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor (the scene of spine-chilling events during the Spanish Inquisition), the Royal Palace (the largest functioning Royal Palace in Europe), and its statue-filled gardens in Plaza de Oriente.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11am

Price

Free!

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Royal Palace Fast-Access

Take a journey through the history of Spain and its monarchy with this fast-access ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 3:30pm

Price

$18 per person

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Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Discover the highlights of Retiro Park with an expert guide. Enjoy typical Spanish cuisine with a tapas tasting in a famous bar.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 5:30pm

Price

$26 per person

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Old Town Toledo Tour

Discover the picturesque streets of Toledo on this guided walking tour with a bus transfer from Madrid. Enjoy free time to soak up the history and culture, and have the option to add attractions to your tour.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am and 10am

Price

Starting from $24 per person

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Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour

Explore the cities of Andalucia on a 4-day tour from Madrid. Go to the former capital of Hispania Ulterior at Cordoba, stroll the orange-scented streets of Seville, marvel at the Alhambra in Granada, and explore the co-existence of 3 faiths in Toledo.



Duration

4 days

Availability

Mondays at 8am

Price

$615 per person

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Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

Visit Madrid's largest bullring, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas; one of the city's most important cultural landmarks. This short tour of José Espeliú's grand Neo-Mudéjar monument provides an unmissable insight into Spain's sporting passion and history.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 5:30pm

Price

$17 per person

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IKONO — A Sensory and Photographic Experience

Develop your senses through immersive activities, colors, smells, and textures and immortalize the moment with your camera with an entrance ticket to IKONO.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$16 per person

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Puy du Fou España and "El Sueño de Toledo"

Explore the crafts and food at the Puy du Fou España. Then witness the dazzling "El Sueño de Toledo" night show and take a journey through Spanish history performed by dancers and acrobats. Round-Trip Transfers are offered separately.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Wednesdays - Sundays from 12:30pm - 1am

Price

Starting from $27 per person

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Torre Bermejas Flamenco Show and Dinner

Enjoy the art of flamenco with this Madrilenian flamenco show which takes inspiration from the Torres Bermejas in Granada. Dance, song, and guitar will envelop you in this emotional show. You can also try some typical Spanish tapas.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm

Price

Starting from $27 per person

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Aladdin The Musical

Do you dream of flying to a whole new world? Make all your wishes come true by booking these tickets for Aladdin, the musical. One of Disney's most popular shows arrives in Madrid straight from Broadway.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday at 8pm

Price

Starting at $47 per person

Alternative

The Lion King Show - Starting from $30 per person


Pub Crawl

Don't waste your time in Madrid in tourist trap bars. This pub crawl takes you to four of the best spots in town, including one of Madrid's hottest nightclubs, to ensure that you have a great night out. Party with like-minded people and enjoy free shots and discounted drinks at each place.


Duration

4 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10pm

Price

$19 per person

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Wine Tasting

Enjoy a half-day tour to visit a local winery and discover the Spanish secrets of wine production. Includes a typical wine tasting.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am

Price

$98 per person

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Madrid Night Tapas and Drinks Tour

Mix a bit of light history and culture with some great Spanish food and drink on a tapas tour of Madrid. Discover the city's tapas culture on a fun and social night and get a feel for the real Madrid.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 8pm

Price

$63 per person

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Al Ándalus Hammam Spa

Experience a traditional Hammam Spa in the heart of Madrid and relax during your stay in the capital of Spain. Connect with the Moorish history of Spain at the Andalusian Arab Baths.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday - Thursday from 10am - 10pm

Price

Starting from $60 per person

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Hot-Air Balloon Flight

Admire the medieval city of Segovia from above on a hot air balloon adventure. See the historic landmarks, celebrate the landing with a glass of cava, and if you choose to, enjoy a 3-course lunch.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7am

Price

$190 per person

Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

Discover the beauty of the Sierra del Guadarrama National Park and immerse yourself in the serenity of the area. Follow the trail and experience horseback riding with breathtaking mountain scenery.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:30am and 6pm

Price

$71 per person

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Photoshoot in Plaza Mayor

Book an exclusive photoshoot with a professional photographer at Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Have a professional photographer capture high-quality digital photos of your visit to this iconic location.


Duration

15 - 45 mins

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 7pm

Price

Stating from $38 per group of 8

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Leathercraft Workshop

Practical, crafty travelers will love the opportunity to learn Spanish leathercraft techniques, some of which haven’t changed in centuries. In the heart of Madrid, make a personalized leather item with the help of an experienced instructor. Craft a wallet, belt, coin purse, or something you design yourself. You’ll receive the undivided attention of your instructor as this is a private workshop.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am

Price

$56 per person

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Atletico Madrid Stadium & Museum Tour

On this tour, you'll discover all the secrets of the Cívitas Metropolitano, the stadium of Atletico Madrid, and experience a journey through the history of one of the most important football teams in Spain. You can also choose to visit the Territorio Atleti Museum!



Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 11:30am, 1pm, 4pm and 6pm

Price

$25 per person

Alternative

Bernabéu Stadium Tour - $22 per person


Faunia

Skip the hassle with this entry ticket to Faunia in Madrid and enjoy your day amongst nature and wildlife.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 11am - 6pm

Price

$21 per person

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