Express Tour of Madrid in a Private Electric Tuk Tuk


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From $41.85

185 reviews   (4.94)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

A 60-minute tour of Madrid so you can get to know the city at a glance in a comfortable and fun way. We will recommend the best areas to visit on a tour that will give you an idea of what the city can offer you. Ideal for a first contact with the place and for a quick visit, if you are little in the city you can get to know it completely with Eco Tuk Tuk.

Turn your stay in Madrid into an unforgettable experience and take home great memories of this wonderful city!


What's Included

Accompanying Guide

What's Not Included

Tip


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In case of customer delay, the activity will be reduced based on the time lost, which may cause a change in the fixed route. The activity will be canceled if the delay is greater than 15 minutes and the amount paid will not be refunded
  • Minimum age two (2) years
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The tuk-tuks are reserved privately, and the price is set based on the number of tuk-tuks needed for the group, the legal maximum being 4 passengers per tuk-tuk. Price for the 1-hour tour: between 1 and 4 people, total price €85 (1 tuk-tuk); between 5 and
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Babies are not allowed
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • In winter the tuk-tuks have protective layers against rain and wind, and have blankets to keep them warm
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The tour itinerary may vary due to street closures or demonstrations on the day of the tour
  • The tuk-tuks do not have a trunk, so you cannot take child seats, wheelchairs, suitcases or large packages.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Plaza de Santa Ana
Plaza de Santa Ana is an open space in the Cortes neighborhood, in the Centro district of Madrid. It dates from 1810 and throughout its history it has undergone numerous urbanization processes that have modified its appearance with varying degrees of success.

• Admission Ticket Free

Royal Palace of Madrid
Today the palace is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies and official events since the kings of Spain reside in the Palacio de la Zarzuela. The Royal Palace is also called the Palacio de Oriente.

The construction of the Royal Palace began in 1738 and the works lasted for seventeen years. Shortly after its completion, in 1764, Carlos III established his habitual residence there. The location of the palace was the same one that occupied the Palace of the Austrias, destroyed by a fire during Christmas Eve of 1734.

The Palacio de Oriente is surrounded by the Campo del Moro gardens and the Sabatini gardens. The first, to the west, date from the Middle Ages; the latter were created in the twentieth century and are in the north. The Campo del Moro can be visited during the day.

• Admission Ticket Free

Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena
The Almudena Cathedral is the most important religious building in Madrid. On June 15, 1993, it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II, becoming the first consecrated cathedral outside Rome.

The Almudena Cathedral Museum gathers dozens of objects that tell the story of the diocese of Madrid. In the twelve rooms that the museum has you will see from mosaics to episcopal shields and ornament.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mercado San Miguel
Opened in May 1916 as a food market, this centennial establishment becomes in May 2009 the first gastronomic market in Madrid. During 2018 the market experiences a period of consolidation of much of its gastronomic content, with renowned chefs nationally and internationally.

• Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de las Cortes
The Palace of the Spanish Courts, was built on the site of the former convent of the Holy Spirit that was used as the seat of Congress between 1834 and 1841.

On the main facade, a staircase ascends to the neoclassical porch, with six imposing striated columns, of a Corinthian order, on which the triangular pediment decorated with reliefs of Ponciano Ponzano rises. The emblematic lions that flank the entrance are the work of the same sculptor and were cast with the iron of the cannons captured during the war in Africa. Under the pediment, the chiseled bronze door opens only on very marked occasions.

Among the rooms of the building, symmetrical, highlights the well-known Session room, but also the library or the Conference room, better known as the "lost steps" room.

• Admission Ticket Free

Fuente de Neptuno
Both gods occupy prominent positions within the Greek mythological hierarchy and rival in the sports field, since the fans of Atlético de Madrid celebrate their victories in the square of the god of the sea, while that of Real Madrid does so in that of Cibeles.

As part of the original Ventura Rodríguez project, both sources were initially confronted, looking at each other on the side of Paseo del Prado. Both Cibeles and Neptune experienced restructuring and transfer processes at the end of the 19th century, finally occupying the center of the Cibeles and Cánovas del Castillo squares, respectively.

• Admission Ticket Free

Prado National Museum
Singularly rich in paintings by European masters from the 16th to the 19th centuries, according to art historian and hispanist Jonathan Brown "few would dare to doubt that it is the most important museum in the world in European painting."

Its main attraction lies in the wide presence of Velázquez, El Greco, Goya (the most widely represented artist in the museum), Tiziano, Rubens and El Bosco, of which he has the best and most extensive collections that exist worldwide, a what should be added outstanding sets of authors as important as Murillo, Ribera, Zurbarán, Fra Angelico, Rafael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Patinir, Antonio Moro, Van Dyck or Poussin, to name just a few of the most relevant.

• Admission Ticket Free

Jeronimos
Popularly known as "Los Jerónimos", its official name is that of Parish Church of San Jerónimo el Real. It is located next to the Prado Museum, at the back, and is late Gothic with Renaissance influences from the early 16th century. Although there is little left of the original building, it has been remodeled and restored many times over the centuries.

His name refers to his special relationship with the kings of Spain, to begin with it was built by order of the Catholic Monarchs and throughout history it became the place of spiritual retreat of several monarchs. In addition, for centuries it has been the scene of royal investiture in the absence of a cathedral and the wedding of Alfonso XIII was also held here, for which the great stairway leading to its door was built in 1906.

• Admission Ticket Free

Puerta de Alcala
This monumental door, built by mandate of Carlos III to replace a previous one dating from the 16th century, was inaugurated in 1778.

Designed by Francesco Sabatini, it is a granite arc of triumph of neoclassical style, the first built in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, a precursor to others known as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Unlike the Puerta de Toledo or San Vicente, it has five openings instead of the usual three.

The two facades of which it is composed show different decorations, making the inner face easier (initially the one facing the city, which includes the four virtues: Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Fortress) than the exterior, chaired by the royal shield and with greater decorative wealth, which was what those who entered Madrid saw.

It receives its name for being located next to the road that led to Alcalá de Henares.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cibeles Fountain
Surrounded by the buildings of the Palacio de Buenavista (Army Headquarters), Palacio de Linares (Casa de América), Palacio de Comunicaciones (formerly the Post Office headquarters and currently the City Council of Madrid) and Banco de España.

The fountain represents the Roman goddess Cibeles, symbol of the land, agriculture and fertility, on a car pulled by two lions, the mythological characters Hipomenes and Atalanta. The goddess and the lions were carved in marble and the rest in stone. The sculpture of the goddess is the work of Francisco Gutiérrez. The two lions have been sculpted by the Frenchman Roberto Michel.

The goddess is an icon for the followers of the Real Madrid football team, since the Madrid team titles are celebrated, as well as the successes of the Spanish soccer team.

• Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de Cibeles
Designed and built by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi as the headquarters of the Post and Telegraph Society of Spain, it was inaugurated in 1909. In 1993, it was declared a Site of Cultural Interest with a Monument category.

Following patterns of rationality and functionality, the building represents the union of tradition and modernity. Built in stone, iron and glass, the Cibeles Palace sits on a site that had housed the former recreational gardens of El Buen Retiro.

• Admission Ticket Free

Banco de Espana
All a decorative waste, awarded at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts of 1884. The building was built with the aim of providing the National Bank with a seat more in line with the importance of its functions, such as the single issuance of coins and bills for everything Spanish territory

The interior of the building can only be visited by groups of educational centers and universities. Exceptionally, also by non-profit cultural and associative entities.

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Fun and interesting
471deirdreh, 29-09-2022
Belena waa charming and funny and made an ordinary tour fun and interesting with good stops for stretching our legs and seing the sights as well as sprinkling in history and culture in a great and funny way She created trivia wuizzes and gave us inside scoop insights lots of fun and great teacher
Fun and good value
Deirdre Hughes
Great way to familiarise yourself with Madrid
O4767DPjans, 26-09-2022
We have just come back from a wonderful weekend break in Madrid. We decided to do the Tuk Tuk tour a couple of hours after we had arrived to familiarise ourselves with the city before visiting the main attractions on foot the next few days. It was a great way to see the main sites. Alvaro our guide was great and had great knowledge of the city and its history.
Good way to get a quick look at Madrid.
Nancy W, 25-09-2022
David was an excellent driver and guide! We only had an afternoon in Madrid so we wanted a one hour overview of the city. He showed us so many interesting places as well as quaint neighborhoods in Madrid. Great way to get a quick overview. It was a nice tuk tuk as well!
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cherylw491, 16-09-2022
It was a great but maybe too quick (1 hour) tour of central Madrid. Our English speaking tour guide was very personable. Unfortunately they had expected rain and the tuk tuk was encased in a clear vinyl cover which obstructed a great view of everything he was showing us.
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Stay25612060410, 16-09-2022
This was an amazing expirience. They took us to some of the best historics site in Madrid. Irene was fun, engaging, entertaining and fun. I had a blast and will do it again.




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