The 10 best tours and excursions in Madrid


This list of best tours and excursions in Madrid It will help you complete a visit to one of the cities with a greater cultural and leisure offer in Europe.

Tour the Gran Vía, soak up the best art in its important museums, see monuments and palaces, take a cane on the terrace of some beautiful square, relax in the Retiro park, cover the neighborhood of La Latina or San Mercado Miguel, looking for a bargain in El Rastro or getting lost in the Chueca or Malasaña neighborhoods, are just some of the many experiences the city offers.
And if you have some extra days, near Madrid you have cities with a great history like Toledo, Segovia, Ávila or the Monastery of El Escorial, which you can visit in a day by train, car or bus from the capital.

Based on the many times we have visited the capital, on our last visit we wrote this guide of what to do in Madrid in 4 days, we have made a list of what we believe, are the 10 best tours and excursions from Madrid.

1. Excursion to Toledo

Toledo is one of our favorite cities in Spain and one of the best excursions in Madrid of a day Known as the city of the three cultures, since Christians, Jews and Arabs lived together for centuries, Toledo preserves buildings and monuments of all of them, which makes it an authentic open-air museum.
Also declared a World Heritage Site, this old walled medieval city has many places of interest from the moment you cross the main entrance, the Bisagra Gate, a moment that we are sure, you will not forget.
In addition to walking throughout its historic center, we recommend following this Toledo guide in one day and completing this list of places to visit in Toledo essential.
A good option to learn more about the history of the city is to book this guided tour in Spanish by the Toledo of the 3 cultures.
To go from Toledo to Madrid the fastest and most comfortable option is to take the high-speed train from Atocha Station, which takes half an hour. Another cheaper alternative, if you do not have a car, is the bus from the Elliptical Square Station, although the journey takes more than an hour.

Another option, which is very worthwhile, is to book some of these excursions from Madrid with a guide in Spanish to explore the city knowing the history of each place:

2. Guided tours of Madrid

Madrid is a city to live day and night, enjoying a perfect combination of art and culture with leisure and good food. Its historic center concentrates the most famous squares, buildings and streets starting from the Royal Palace of Madrid to Puerta del Sol, among which is the magnificent Plaza Mayor, one of the most essential places to visit in Madrid.
You can follow the route through Madrid walking to the Puerta de Alcalá, located next to the Retiro Park, an ideal place to walk and disconnect from the city and then leave on one of the sides of the park to meet the Prado Museum, holder from one of the most important art collections in the world and not far from the Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, two other essential visits in Madrid.
At sunset we recommend walking along the Gran Vía full of theaters and large buildings to the Temple of Debod, to see one of the best sunsets in the city.
And at night you can not miss the neighborhoods of La Latina, Malasaña or Chueca or the covered markets such as San Miguel or San Antón, ideal for tapas and enjoy the atmosphere.

To know the history and not miss anything important about the city you can book some of the best tours in Madrid with a guide in Spanish:

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Map of the best excursions from Madrid

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