Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: City Tour by Private Eco Tuk-Tuk

1. Madrid: City Tour by Private Eco Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

2. Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

Go beyond the usual tourist's perspective of Madrid's main sights on a guided tapas tour. Taste tapas like the locals do and discover hidden spots in the very heart of Madrid. Enjoy at least 12 tapas at four different places, as well as a glass of wine at each location. Find something special at each venue, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine, or the atmosphere. Go to a bar, enjoy your wine and free tapas, order something extra to eat if it catches your fancy, and, once you’ve finished, move on to the next venue. It's as simple as that. Get ready to taste your way around Spain with a range of dishes and wines from various regions of the country. Learn about the origins of the dishes, and hear anecdotes about Madrid from your guide.

Madrid: Private Sightseeing Segway Tour for 1, 2, or 3 Hours

3. Madrid: Private Sightseeing Segway Tour for 1, 2, or 3 Hours

An easy and fun way to meet the most emblematic places of Madrid is a tour by Segway. Visit the Old Madrid, New Madrid, Retiro Park or all. It is a one-hour tour which will pass through places as well known as: The Almudena Cathedral. The Royal Palace. Templo Debod.The Opera Square. Puerta del Sol or The new city as Prado Museum, Pza Santa Ana, Pta Alcala, Church of Jeronimos, etc or one hour in Retiro Park. For 3 hours, your guide suggests that you enjoy the Segway by designing your own ride. The fatigue will be minimal, with maximum fun thanks to the great Segways! You will go accompanied by an expert guide.

Madrid: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. Madrid: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover the history of Madrid and see the most important highlights of the city during this 2-hour private guided walking tour. Start your adventure in the Paseo del Prado. Stroll under the trees and see famous monuments such as the Neptune fountain. Then, continue to see the Congress of Deputies and House of Cervantes, the greatest writer in the Spanish language. Walk to Plaza de Santa Ana while your local guide tells you the stories and anecdotes of Romantic Madrid in the 19th century. Arrive at the incredible Puerta del Sol, famous for its statue of the Bear and the Arbutus. Then, make a turn and see the Plaza Mayor, located in the heart of the Austrias neighborhood. Explore the Plaza de la Villa, built during Madrid's Medieval period. Look up at the amazing Almudena Cathedral, which was built on an old mosque, like many cathedrals in Spain. Finally, finish your guided tour at the entrance of the Royal Palace.

Madrid: Small Group Literary Quarter Tapas & Wine Tour

5. Madrid: Small Group Literary Quarter Tapas & Wine Tour

The Literary Quarter is one of Madrid’s liveliest and most charming areas. Get ready to experience the best that the area has to offer as you taste your way through its outstanding collection of tapas and wine bars. Start things off with a stroll through the vibrant neighborhood, Barrio de las Letras. Get a sense of atmosphere through the beautiful architecture that surrounds you and see where Spanish writers and poets lived during the Golden Age of Spanish art. Your first destination is a family-run restaurant whose owner creates tapas inspired by their upbringing, so you know it’s going to be good. Try two types of vermouth and three cold tapas dishes. You’ll even learn to build your first drink using the classic "sifón" preparation. From there you'll walk by the home of Miguel de Cervantes to a neighborhood institution with a history that dates back to the 17th century. You’ll be treated to two white wines and two tapas while you learn tips on decoding Spanish wine and reading a wine label like a pro. You’ll then follow your guide to the final stop of your tour, a centennial tavern in the heart of the Literary Quarter. This historical landmark nearly closed down forever before three local chefs brought it back to life. It's the perfect place to end your evening with two glasses of red wine paired with a selection of hot tapas and bread.

Madrid: City Bike or E-Bike Tour

6. Madrid: City Bike or E-Bike Tour

Enjoy the sights of Madrid as you cycle through the city, enjoying the freedom and convenience of traveling by bike. This 3-hour excursion takes in all of the city's major landmarks. The tour begins at the steps of Madrid's famous Templo de Debod. This is actually one of the few Egyptian temples found outside Egypt today. From here you'll cycle past the Royal Palace, and continue on to the Cathedral of La Almudena, Plaza de la Villa, and the San Miguel Market en route to the city’s main square - Plaza Mayor. After visiting the Plaza, cycle through some of the city's traffic-free zones to the Plaza de Santa Ana, then down to the Prado Museum. Afterward, climb up a gentle hill to arrive at Retiro Park. Leaving the park by the imposing Alcala Gate, the tour continues toward Calle Serrano and Plaza de Colon. Wind your way through the lively streets, past the boutiques and cafés of the Chueca district, to Calle Fuencarral and then Plaza de España.

Madrid: Spain's Greatest Minds Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Madrid: Spain's Greatest Minds Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore a different, romantic, and more modern side of Madrid in this walking tour of 2.5 hours where you will get to explore and know deeper about the greatest minds of the Spanish culture and some of the most impressive buildings and monuments that were created in the Enlightenment time, times full advances in the knowledge of people, times where the knowledge started to be more valuable and with this, improvement in the daily life of millions of people, improves that are visible until today. Get to know the Majestic Madrid with us Departing from the centric Puerta del Sol, our charms guide we’ll take you to the most modern area, the romantic area, in there your guide will immerse you into the minds of the greatest Spanish thinkers and the way the used to live and why they are considered still so brilliant. As well as the history, you will discover the artistic side to the city, see areas popular for nightlife, and discover modern architecture. Some of the places you'll visit in this tour are: •Puerta del Sol •Carlos III •Barrio de Las Letras •Plaza Santa Ana •Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Lorca, Hemingway and more. •Huertas Area. •Ateneo de Madrid •Spanish Parliament •Triangle of the Art •Paseo de Prado •Neptuno, Apolo and Cibeles •Comunications Palace •And more…

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Our guide was great with good knowledge and stories about tapas, Madrid history and more plus she took us to terrific tapas restaurants. This was our favorite tour in Madrid and we were full h til the next day!

The guide , Carlos, obviously enjoys his job and has a passion for wine. He shared great knowledge of wines from different Spanish regions and was an entertaining host for the evening.

Noemi was friendly and knowledgeable. Each tour stop was planned and timed perfectly for our enjoyment of the many different tapas Madrid has to offer.

Marina was fabulous and showed us to wonderful and delicious tapas bars. A must do if you aren’t sure on what to eat/drink in Madrid.

The tour was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. She also kept the tour fun as well.