Exploring the capital city of Spain may sound like a breeze, but to get to the true essence of this beloved metropolis, you may need some help.

Take a look at some of the most informative and exciting Madrid guided tours available here at Spanish Trails.

 

Tasting Madrid: Food, Wine and Great Company 

This tour is perfect for foodies looking to branch out from their comfort zones and try the authentic foods of Spain. Common Spanish foods such as Manchego sheep cheese, Iberian ham, and olive oil will be featured, as well as other less well-known regional foods that most foreigners haven’t even heard of! Return home bragging about the patatas bravas (first sautéed and then fried potatoes with special sauce), pulpo a la gallega (octopus in the Galician way), or even chicharrones (fried pork belly) that you were brave enough to try.

Pig is a very common sight on a Spanish menu, perhaps because eating pork was a sign that you converted to Catholicism during the times of the Spanish Inquisition, so Madrid has no shortage of ham and chorizo dishes. In addition, it might surprise you that this land-locked city is home to the second-largest fish market in the world! Chalk it up again to the importance of religion in the country’s long history – strict Catholics don’t eat meat on Friday, so it was very important to have fresh seafood brought into the city. Spain was home to the number one restaurant in the world in 2013 and 2015, so trust us when we say that Spaniards know what they’re doing.

 

Madrid Insider: Hours of Fun Exploring the City 

The city is a wonderful sight; known for elegant avenues and vast parks, such as the famous Parque del Buen Retiro (one of the largest parks in Madrid), the capital city is a must-see during any trip to Spain. Madrid calls particularly to art-lovers, as it is known for its multitude of museums and galleries scattered around the city that host a rich collection of art. We recommend Museo del Prado, Museo Sorolla and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía for a true journey into Spanish art.

A common winter sight on stately Madrid sidewalks is seeing a madrileño tucking into some churros con chocolate, but it doesn’t have to be winter for you to indulge! Football fans will fall in love with the famous Real Madrid C.F. (although supporters of FC Barcelona might not fall in love with you) and young people will be drawn to the hip, student vibe of the city. With more than eleven universities in Madrid, there is an abundance of nightlife and student-centered activities around the area.

 

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen: History Right in Front of Your Eyes

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, more commonly known as simply El Escorial, is one of the Spanish royal sites. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a luxury home and are looking for inspiration, visit this beautiful piece of architecture just 30 miles northwest of Madrid. After 500 years this building has become a great asset to the location. The stunning architecture and elaborate, luxurious interior make it a palace fit for any royalty. El Escorial served as a multitude of different things during its long history, including; a monastery, basilica, library, school, pantheon, university, museum and even burial ground! The many roles this edifice has played in its storied past certainly makes for an intriguing place to see and learn more about the famous Spanish Civil War.

 

Hiking the Mountains of La Pedriza: Climb High in the Great Outdoors

This mountain is one of beauty and intrigue. By visiting La Pedriza, you can take time away from the busy city and enjoy a peaceful stroll alongside the mountain. Most Spaniards don’t even know about La Pedriza, making it the perfect place to explore without being disturbed by crowds.This is also a perfect location for the more adventurous of us and those who love a challenge to rock climb and hike the mountain itself.

Movie-goers can search for the exact spots where El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Conan the Barbarian were shot. For those of you not familiar with any of the afore-mentioned films, take time to brush up on them, then wander through the fields where Don Rodrigo Días de Vivar rode on horseback or where Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan vows revenge for his parents death. If you’re not a cinematic aficionado, there’s still much beauty to be appreciated in the idyllic mountains. For city slickers tired of the hustle and bustle of urban life, La Pedriza gives a much-needed dose of nature and tranquility.

 

Wines of Spain Vineyard: Enjoy Spain’s Finest Wines

If you want to try your favourite Spanish wines in the country in which they were made, or simply love a good drink, this is the perfect tour for you. Spain is one of the top exporters and producers of wine on the globe, as well as the number one worldwide producer of organic wine. Add this fact to a long history with wine, and you will discover the Spanish are professionals when it comes to this (practically) national drink. Sherry and sangria are particularly known as Spanish wines, but there are a host of other options to try.

Although wine production took a turn for the worse when Franco rose to power, since he believed the drink should chiefly be used for church sacraments, Spanish wine was the Romans’ beverage of choice and the muse of Picasso, and its legacy continues today. Picasso spent much of his time in the wine country, and even sometimes slept in the vineyards underneath the stars. Therefore, it makes sense that many small towns structured around the wine business feature in his work, not to mention the bottles and glasses of wine also in many paintings.

Picasso wasn’t the only Spanish artist to take inspiration from Spain’s preferred type of alcohol. Dalí wrote an entire book dedicated to wine grapes and their origin, appropriating artwork and collages in the process. Clearly Spanish artists have good priorities.

 

Get in touch

Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Spanish Trails today and book your space on one of our tours. You can also find out more about other available trips via our website.

When you visit the glorious city of Madrid, you want to make sure you get the most out of your trip, seeing and experiencing everything you want before you head home. In oder to ensure you feel like you have really experienced Madrid, here at Spanish Trails, we have created day trips and traditional Madrid tours which are designed to suit a range of interests.

If you want to taste all the amazing delicacies Madrid has to offer, you will enjoy the food and wine tours, which include a mouthwatering vineyard and farm fresh tour. The art and cultural tour is ideal for those who want to get out and about and discover all the wonders of the beautiful city of Madrid, but if you want something a little more adventurous and challenging, we have the option of our active tours, which includes an exciting hiking experience.

Our traditional Madrid Tours are full guided, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost and are all done by English speaking guides who know the City like the back of their hands. You can book a tour via our website or if you would like to get in touch, we have a contact form – just fill out your details and we will get back to you.

Madrid is the capital city of Spain and as such, there are lots of thing to enjoy here, no matter what interests you may have. Whether it’s a taste of the local culture or experiences you prefer, there is something for everyone if you try our traditional Madrid walking tours.

What to expect

With our 3 hours walking tour, you will be part of a small group and you will visit all the main attractions in the city, taking in the history and culture as you go. The tour will be taken by a knowledgeable guide, who will be able to answer all your questions. If you want to enjoy the city to its fullest, the walking tour is the ideal way to do it. With our tours, you will be in a group of like-minded people, so you will be able to have a chat and get to know others who are enjoying the same experience.

Get in touch

If you’d like to request a tour, you can do this via our website. Otherwise, just fill out the contact form and we will get back to you. Let us know when suits you, we’ll set it up and all you need to do is come along with appropriate clothing and you’ll be all ready to go!

Madrid is a city which never sleeps and with so much to see and do, it can be difficult to know where to start! With our day tours, you can experience different aspects of Madrid, depending on what you enjoy doing. If you’d love nothing more than to try out the local delicacies, you’ll find the food and wine tour has everything you want to tantalise your taste buds. Other options include the outdoor adventures for those who are feeling more active and the city experiences, if you don’t want to miss any of the famous landmarks of Madrid. We are also currently organising multi day tours, watch this space as they are coming soon!

What we offer

With all of our trips, you will have an English speaking tour guide, who will tell you all you need to know about the city. You can ask as many questions as you want and you can guarantee you will learn a lot about Madrid during your trip.

Book your trip today

You can book your tour of Madrid via or website. We have options for booking immediately or alternatively, you might want to set a specific date of your visit. Get in touch today for the start of this adventure!

Madrid is one of the most loved cities in Spain and with so much to do, it is easy to understand why. If you choose to visit Madrid, you will want to ensure you see everything it has to offer and to get the very most out of your trip to the city, you might want to embark on one of our day trips and tours, which are tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our Tours

If you enjoy walking and you really want to see all the sites of Madrid, our 3 hour historic Madrid walking tour is the perfect way to do it. With this tour, you will get the chance to see all the famous sites and really explore Madrid and all that it has to offer. We also have 4 and 6 hour walking tours, depending on how much you want to see of the city (and how much exercise you want!) If you want to taste the finest cuisine of Madrid, you will enjoy the food and wine tasting tour.

Get in touch today

You can request a tour directly from our website. Alternatively, if you’d like to have a chat with us about any specific requirements, you can reach us via the contact form on our website.

As the capital city of Spain, you’d be right to expect a lot from a trip to Madrid – and you won’t be disappointed. Madrid is a city which is full of life – and there is plenty to do and enjoy here.

We have compiled the very best of Madrid, through our range of different tours – to suit all tastes. If you want to try out all the delicacies the city has to offer, you will love our food and wine tour, which also comes with a knowledgeable guide, who can answer all your questions.

Madrid is also known for its cultural and art experiences and we have a range of tours to suit your needs.

If you prefer a break with a bit more adventure, you will enjoy our outdoor tours, which includes an impressive mountain hike.

Our tours allow you to experience Madrid with other like-minded people and will ensure you get to see all the parts of the city you are really interested in.

You can request a tour via our website or if you would like to contact us with any questions, you can fill out the form and we will get back to you.

When you visit the glorious city of Madrid, you want to make sure you get the most out of your trip – and see everything you want before you head home.

We have created day trips and tours, which are designed to suit a range of interests.

If you want to taste all the amazing delicacies Madrid has to offer, you will enjoy the food and wine tours, which include a mouthwatering vineyard and farm fresh tour.

The art and cultural tour is ideal for those who want to get out and about and discover all the wonders of the beautiful city of Madrid.

If you want something a little more adventurous and challenging, we have the option of our active tours, which includes an exciting hiking experience.

The great thing about the tours is that you get to meet other people, which is ideal if you are travelling alone. You also get a fully guided experience, so you can discover new things about the city, as you travel around.

You can request a tour via our website or if you would like to get in touch, we have a contact form – just fill out your details and we will get back to you!

When you visit the glorious city of Madrid, you want to make sure you get the most out of your trip – and see everything you want before you head home.

We have created day trips and tours, which are designed to suit a range of interests.

If you want to taste all the amazing delicacies Madrid has to offer, you will enjoy the food and wine tours, which include a mouthwatering vineyard and farm fresh tour.

The art and cultural tour is ideal for those who want to get out and about and discover all the wonders of the beautiful city of Madrid.

If you want something a little more adventurous and challenging, we have the option of our active tours, which includes an exciting hiking experience.

The great thing about the tours is that you get to meet other people, which is ideal if you are travelling alone. You also get a fully guided experience, so you can discover new things about the city, as you travel around.

You can request a tour via our website or if you would like to get in touch, we have a contact form – just fill out your details and we will get back to you!

As the capital city of Spain; tourists flock to Madrid in their droves – and no wonder, when you consider the art, culture and buzzing atmosphere, which combines to make this such a thriving place to be.

It can be easy to visit a city like Madrid and not get a chance to see its full potential – which is why our day trips and tours are well worth considering for your next trip.

Whether you want to get a chance to explore the most popular landmarks, taste the delicacies or indulge in the greatest wines of the Spanish vineyard – there really is something for everyone.

With a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor – you won’t be disappointed when you book one of our popular tours.

As a boutique travel agency, we offer personal tours, which are both informative, entertaining and provide you with the opportunity to meet other like-minded people.

You can request a tour via our website, where you can let us know what type of tour you are interested in and the dates which are most suitable to coincide with your visit.

Not quite ready to book but interested in hearing more? Just fill out our contact form and we will get back to you.

Madrid is a popular city for tourists and with so many activities to enjoy and sights to see, it is clear to understand why so many people visit the capital of Spain on a regular basis.

If you are new to visiting the city, you will benefit hugely from our tours, which will ensure you get to experience all that Madrid has to offer.

You can learn about the local history and the culture of Madrid and gain a deep understanding of the life of the residents of the city.

We aim to provide visitors with a truly personalised and unforgettable experience, where they can enjoy the local attractions without having to fight their way through crowds. We are always one step ahead of the rest and ensure your tour is as enjoyable as possible.

The tours are informative, interesting and you are free to ask our guides any questions you may have about life in Madrid.

You can also try out the local delicacies and sample some wine as you enjoy working your way around the city.

You can request a tour via our website or you can use our contact form to get in touch with us with any queries you may have.