Enjoy Madrid from a unique perspective as you embark on a guided Segway tour. This is a unique and fun way to admire some of the top sights of the city, including the “Madrid de Los Austrias”. Explore the streets and monuments of the old parts of town. For your own comfort and safety, we limit the tour to 10 people.
Meet your friendly guide in Central Madrid and start with a practice session to get familiar with your two-wheeled personal transporter. Only once you feel comfortable with the Segway Ninebot, you will follow the team into the streets of the old parts of the city.
You will start from Calle San Nicolás (San Nicolás church) to the Lepanto garden and Plaza Oriente where the famous equestrian statue of Philip IV on horseback stands, heading towards Plaza de la Catedral de la Almudena that faces the Palacio Real. You will then slide through the Viaducto de Segovia before entering the typical old district of La Latina where you can admire the Iglesia de San Andrés, the plaza de la Paja, the Iglesia de San Pedro, the Palacio Arzobispal, the Palacio Del Cordón, and the Basílica de San Miguel. From there you will reach the famous plaza de la Villa, where you can see three buildings, the Casa de la Villa which was the Town Hall before 2007, the Casa Cisneros and the Casa y Torre de Los Lujanes.
Moving on through the shaded streets of La Latina and you will head to Mercado San Miguel which is the mecca of gastronomy in Madrid. You will then cross the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Madrid’s main square located right in the center of the city)
You will head off to the Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, go past the Palacio de Santa Cruz where the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Foreign Ministry) is located near the Iglesia de Santa Cruz.
Then you will across the Plaza del Ángel and go straight by the Calle Huertas in the Cortes area. You will pass the Palacio de Marqués de Ugena, the Real Academia de la Historia and the Monasterio las Trinitarias heading down to the Paseo del Prado close to the Real Jardín Botánico, you will then follow the Museo del Prado and the Iglesia San Jerónimo as the Real Academia de la Lengua Española.
You will continue to pass between la Bolsa de Madrid and the Ritz hotel.
You will take up the Paseo Del Prado to arrive after the Museo Naval in Plaza de Cibeles.On this site you can see the Fuente de Cibeles, the Palacio de las Comunicaciones, and the Banco de España after which you will then head towards the Fuente de Neptuno and pass outside the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (the Palacio Villahermosa) and the Palace Hotel to arrive Plaza de las Cortes where the Congreso de los Diputados is located.
You will then head up to the Calle del Prado past the school Ateneo to the Plaza Santa Ana where there are the Teatro Español and the Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria. You will go down the typical streets of Cortes where you will find many bars and tapas restaurants before joining the kilometer zero of the famous Plaza Puerta Del Sol with its clock tower of the Real Casa de Correos and the famous statue and symbol of Madrid: the bear and the arbutus. You will discover off the beaten track small streets between Callao, Gran Vía and Ópera where you will be to see the Monasterio de Las Descalzas Reales before joining the Teatro Real.
You will ride along the gardens of the Palacio Real to pass under the Plaza de España and go join the Templo de Debod (or Templo de Amon) where you can admire the magnificent view of the Casa de Campo forest and the river.
The tour will end with a visit to the Iglesia de San Ginés, a church located on the Way of St. James.
From 8 years