Welcome provided an outstanding tour of Madrid. It helped us to see so many highlights of Madrid in the time that we had available. Our driver was friendly, knowledgeable and exceedingly helpful. He helped make our trip a wonderful experience! We're looking forward to coming back with our kids and will use their services again.
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the city's largest building and the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.
Puerta del Sol
The famous Madrid square has been throughout history the focal point of transportation and of intellectual and economic activity.
Calle Gran Via
Gran Vía (literally "Great Way") is a street located in central Madrid, mostly dedicated to entertainment with many cinemas, bars and restaurants to enjoy the best tapas.
Madrid's Plaza Mayor is one of the most famous landmarks in Spain and has a rich history dating back several hundred years.
Puerta del Sol
Calle Gran Via
Puerta de Alcala
Palace & Fountain of Cibeles
Temple of Debod
About the ride
If you are looking for a whole day tour that gives an in-depth look at Madrid’s most iconic and historical sites, then the “Best of Madrid" tour is the one for you. Although it is possible to walk or use public transportation to explore this beautiful city, a private, personalised tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned car is definitely a much more enjoyable way to see it. On the morning of your tour, your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you on your tailor-made journey through the most popular sites in Madrid. Every aspect of your tour is customizable, and points of interest can be added or taken away, however, the following itinerary is one we suggest to use as a base.
You will begin your tour at the Bernabeu Staduim, home to Madrid’s pride and joy, Real Madrid FC. From there you will drive down the picturesque Paseo de la Castellan towards Salamanca, Madrid’s most exclusive neighbourhood. This vibrant quarter is full of designer boutiques, fine dining restaurants, lovely little tapas bars and even the world-famous Plaza de Toros. There are so many unique photo opportunities in Salamanca, but the best has to be outside Las Ventas, the biggest bullring in the world.
Your next stop will be in the oldest neighbourhood in Madrid, Calle Gran Via, where you will have the chance to take a relaxing walk through the stunning Botanical Gardens of Parque del Oeste. This stop is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy the magical history of the Temple of Debob. From the Botanical Gardens you will also have the chance to marvel at the majestic architecture of the Royal Palace of Madrid, reconstructed in 1755. Close by is the historical Atocha railway station, the Triumphal Arch and some of the city’s most stunning fountains.
Your driver will then take you through the cosmopolitan square Puerta del Sol, to Madrid’s spiritual centre, Playa Mayor. In this traditional neighbourhood you can make a stop for lunch in one of the many tapas restaurants, or ask your driver for a personal recommendation. After your delicious Spanish meal, you will then head to Madrid’s renowned museum district to visit some of the most culturally significant museums in the city. In this area you will find the Prado Museum and the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida.
You can then choose to visit some of Madrid’s most iconic squares such as the Plaza de Colon, Plaza del la Villa and Plaza de España, which is home to the ever popular Monumento a Cervantes. For a touch of history at the end of your tour, your driver will also take you to Madrid’s historic quarter’s most famous parks, Casa de Campo and Retiro. You will then return to your Welcome car to be returned safely to your chosen accommodation, or one of the stops you’ve seen throughout the day.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
I highly reccommend this company. We have been to Madrid several times and we wanted to see some sights that aren't your typical tourist attractions. Our driver and guide Aitor arrived at our hotel right on time and took us on a wonderful half day tour. He took us to places we never would have found on our own and he was so knowledgable. It was a very enjoyable morning and Aitor got us to our plane with plenty of time to spare.
We made a great choice hiring Welcome to take us around Madrid. Our driver, Joshua, was interesting and intuitive about what we would like to see and his lunch suggestion was perfect. We only had one free day, and we were able to make the most of it on this day tour. The scenery was breathtaking and the shops were incredible. Next time we are in Madrid, we will definitely hire Welcome, again, for another tour.
We had the most fantastic day tour with our guide and driver Aitor. He picked us up promptly at the agreed time and could not do enough for us. He was good fun, knowledgable and considerate and took us to many places we would never have experienced alone, also incorporating a coffee stop at an authentic coffee bar and a fabulous lunch with the best tapas ever at a traditional Spanish restaurant- we had an amazing day - thank you Aitor and thank Welcome.
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and Snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Best of Madrid tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with wet weather gear if rain is expected. In addition, please note that religious sites require modest attire- knees and shoulders must be covered.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
We strongly recommend booking your tickets for the Prado Museum in advance. You can ask your Welcome driver about prices, times and general information on tickets.
SPECIAL NEEDS & ACCESSIBILITY
Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.
Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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