When touring a foreign city many times travelers fall into two categories: those who enjoy an organized approach to sightseeing and those who prefer spontaneity to structure. At Auto Europe we recommend a mixture of travel styles which should allow individuals to make the most of their time abroad. Plan to participate in guided tours, but try to choose some which leave room for curiousity-fueled exploration.
There is much to gain in having a local, historically educated tour guide introduce you to part of a city, providing insight into the many cultural complexities of top attractions. This is especially true to those planning to tour Madrid, a city with an overwhelming number of "must-see" destinations. In an effort to help travelers craft the perfect vacation itinerary, Auto Europe has compiled a short list of our favorite guided tours in Madrid. We hope that providing some excellent ideas will enhance your trip and inspire you to see more while traveling in Spain.
What better way to get your bearings of this massive metropolis than by surveying the city from above. On a Madrid Rooftop Tour, patrons will be guided to various rooftop vistas spread throughout the city, enjoying views of Madrid?s iconic skyline and numerous monuments, while basking in the awe, of this picturesque, urban landscape that blankets the horizon. Don?t forget to bring your camera, as this tour boasts a nearly limitless number of photo-taking opportunities, providing perfect material for all of your travel photo albums.
Sample some of the best local delicacies, while enjoying the dynamic energy and fun-filled happenings of Madrid's top-tier nightlife scene when you take this evening tapas tour. Discover the locals' best kept culinary secrets, and experience the relaxed Madrileno lifestyle, as you are led to some of the most exciting tucked-away spots, quenching your appetite with a variety of local cuisines, and washing it down with glass of Spanish wine. Exploring the city with a night of local tapas is one of the best ways to tour Madrid.
Are you eager to learn of the myths and legends that have earned their place in Madrid's rich cultural history? If you answered yes then the Legends of Old Walking Tour is perfect for you! Discover the mystical stories, superstitions, and legends of Madrid, as you explore some of the city's most commonly overlooked destinations, from the shadowed ceremonies said to have taken place at the Church of San Jose, to the haunted halls of Casa de las Siete Chimeneas. The tour closes with a stop at a chocolatier shop for a late-night desert snack: the perfect way to warm back up after a night marked by bone-chilling mysteries and eerie tales.This is easily one of the top attractions in Madrid, Spain.
Sure, we're a car rental company, but savvy travelers know that some of the most densely populated and congested areas of this big, beautiful city are best explored via bus or on foot. A hop-on, hop-off bust tour of Madrid is an excellent way to discover new parts of the city while enjoying the freedom to linger at your favorite attractions in Madrid and skip those which you find less interesting.
A variety of ticket options are available and travelers are invited to disembark at any stop along the bus route to tour sites, shops and monuments. When you're finished exploring or ready to move on just hop on the next bus - your ticket covers you for the entire day!
As Spain's capital city, Madrid is surrounded by small, yet historically rich towns and villages. Each offers travelers unique and interesting stories and travelers who plan ahead and rent a car in Madrid are free to zip outside the city to place Madrid in its proper context.
Just outside the city sit the quaint towns of Segovia and Avila, both with deep ties to Roman and medieval history. These cultural and historic roots are evident in the many ancient ruins and the dark-age architecture scattered throughout the landscape. For those travelers interested in the roots of European civilizations, a full-day guided tour of the ancient Roman encampments and medieval monuments surrounding Madrid may be a perfect break from the overwhelming and hectic city environment of the capital.
Like many European nations' capital cities, Madrid's soccer team is a well known athletic power-house. The team, Real Madrid CF, is one of the most popular and well respected soccer teams in the world. Home games draw nearly 100,000 excited fans to the stadium. On a tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, patrons will enjoy unfettered access to the inner-workings of the stadium. Whether you are curious about the view from the presidential sky box or want to explore the storied locker room tunnels or step onto the hallowed grounds of the pitch - with a Santiago Bernabeau Stadium Tour you'll have VIP access to one of the top sports facilities in the world. The tour also includes access to the Real Madrid Museum where you will learn about the history of the team, from its inception to modern day, and fans will want to purchase authentic team merchandise at the gift shop. For fans of soccer, this tour is certainly one of the top attractions in Madrid, Spain - we consider it an absolute must.
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