Private Tour of Madrid
On your private tour of Madrid, you will explore the royal and noble character of Madrid with skip-the-line access to the Royal Palace, and discover why Madrid is considered a global center of culture, overflowing with art galleries with works of some of the country’s most famous sons including Goya, Velázquez and of course Picasso.
Our specialist tours are also designed to acquaint you with classic madrileños style. As a result, we take the time to explore and sample the vast culinary delights dished out everywhere from the city’s food markets through to its wealth of Michelin-starred and neighborhood establishments. Madrid is a vibrant city with an effervescent nightlife, as such, your private tour experience will conclude with the energy, passion, and colors of a Flamenco performance, Spain’private magical most famous style of dance.
With so much choice on offer, the benefits of enjoying a curated experience designed by our specialist Madrid tour planners are evident. Quite simply, there is no finer way to explore Madrid than with your Magical Spain private guide for the day. We ensure that you enjoy privileged skip-the-line tickets for each attraction, and benefit from our guide’s ability to weave the myths, legends, and historical characters seamlessly into your guided tour experience.
Highlights of the Private Tour of Madrid:
Madrid Morning Tour
Your luxury tour of Madrid begins with your guide collecting you from your accommodation in the morning as we make our way downtown to explore the “aristocratic heart” of Madrid. The magnificent Royal Palace, Plaza del Oriente, San Miguel Food Market, and more.
Skip-the-Line Private Tour of the Royal Palace
The first site on our Madrid private tour itinerary is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, The Royal Palace. Once the HQ for the Spanish Empire stretching from Florida to California, Mexico, and South America, the 18th-century palace is the largest in Western Europe, meaning there is no time to waste as you can enjoy skip-the-line access to begin your private tour!
Your guide will discuss the history and intriguing tales of the Spanish aristocracy with you as you explore:
- The ornate and symbolism rich exterior
- The opulent main staircase, by Spanish designer Francesco Sabatini
- Hall of Columns, where many prestigious and significant ceremonies were held
- State dining room,
- Royal chapel
- the resplendent royal throne room
- Royal Armory where you will find weapons used as far back as the 13th Century
- Plaza del Oriente the Royal Square featuring magnificent sculptures of former Kings of Spain
Tapas, Food, & wine in Madrid
You will certainly need to refuel after such a momentous tour in the morning, thankfully you are in Madrid, one of the centers of world gastronomy!
Before embarking on your tour, your planner will discuss lunch options with you to tailor the experience to your exact tastes. We offer Michelin-star dining experiences, or you may wish to eat as the locals do and visit the San Miguel Food Market with your guide.
Tour of the Prado Museum
The Prado museum is one of the most important in all of Europe, hosting a world-class collection of highlights of European art. These works provide a unique overview of Spain’s rich history, from its golden age to its slow extinction as her empire was broken up by revolution or by new, younger, stronger imperial forces.
There are simply too many pieces on display to note them all here, but of special consideration will surely be “Las Meninas” by the great Spanish artist Diego Velazquez’s Las Meninas, considered by some to be the best painting in the world. The other Spanish master is, without doubt, Francisco de Goya. You can follow this complex man through the stages of his life, from dutiful palace painter to political revolutionary and scandal-monger to the frustrated genius of his ‘black paintings’.
Your tour planner will be in touch to discuss which masterpieces you would like to spend the most time with your guide here, but highlights of the Prado Art Museum include:
- Hieronymus Bosch’s fantastic triptych, the Garden of Earthly Delights.
- A collection of Goya’s work including The Family of Charles IV, La Maja Desnuda and La Maja Vestida, Third of May 1808, & the Black Paintings
- Rogier van der Weyden – The Descent from the Cross
- The Birth of the Milky Way by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens
- Artemisia Receiving Mausolus’ Ashes (Sophonisba Receiving the Poisoned Cup) by Rembrandt.
- The Holy Family and The Cardinal by Italian master Raphael
Evening Tour of Madrid
Madrid is a city known for its sparkling nightlife. Your private guide will contact you to discuss how we can best plan your evening’s activities for you to enjoy quality time with insider experiences from food, wine, art, theater, and dance, or meeting our local contacts like chefs, artists, or winemakers to conclude your evening tour of Madrid in style.
For example, you may wish to round off the night with a flamenco performance in Corral de la Morería, the oldest flamenco theater in Madrid, where the dazzling colors, emotive dance, and scintillating sounds of the Spanish dance form have been performed for over 60 years.
Whatever you desire, whether it’s a walking tour of the city center at night, enjoying some fine wine on a rooftop bar watching the sunset, or enjoying an evening of classical music in Madrid’s National Auditorium, we can arrange it for you.
Optional Madrid Experiences
By request, further activities can be arranged such as La Liga soccer games, cooking lessons, flamenco shows, Aranjuez, Chinchon, El Escorial Monastery, Cuenca, artisan gourmet olive oil, fine Spanish wine tastings, or Michelin-starred dining or discover world-class art of Picasso or Sorolla.
Meet the Founder of Magical Spain
Hola! I’m Dan O’Beirne C.E.O of Magical Spain, and an American family man who settled here over 20 years ago.
At the heart of Magical Spain lies my two passions in life, travel, and family. After working in the Health and Wellness sector back home in the U.S, my desire to travel led me to Spain where I met my beautiful wife-to-be, and where we now live with our young son. As our relationship blossomed, so did my love for the country, cultures, and people here. It was only natural then that Nuria and I should work together to create Magical Spain as a platform to share this passion and insight into Spain with our American clients.
Contact Our Private Tour of Madrid Specialists
Our tours are kept to small private groups to provide the best possible experience for our clients. As such we are able to customize our itineraries to suit your interests, needs, and requirements.
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