- By Kevin
- On Oct 31, 2017
- Travel Tips
If you're planning your Madrid vacation now?How to make the most of your visit to Madrid?Here're the answer.Madrileños love going out on the town,and the paseo por la noche(evening stroll)is a cherished ritual.If possible,avoid visiting during summer when the heat is oppressive.Spring or fall are the best times to appreciate Madrid.If you just have short time there,two choises below may suit for you.
Take A Sightseeing Tours
If you want to see the city's top attractions without the hassle of navigating your way around the city,the four-hour Madrid Combo:City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Tour blends two of the city's most popular tours.Enjoy a three-hour tour around the city in an air-conditioned coach,learning all about Madrid's culture and history,and then save time and skip the lines with a fast-track entrance ticket into the Prado Museum,included in your tour.For a more intimate way to see the sights,consider the Madrid Segway Tour,which includes a safety briefing,helmet,English-speaking guide,and either a 1.5 or 2.5-hour city tour.This is a small-group excursion with a maximum of 10 people.
Take A Day Trip Tours
Picturesque towns steeped in history and beautiful scenery surrounds Madrid,and the easiest way to explore them is on a day trip tour from the city.These tours allow you to sit back and relax on an air-conditioned coach without worrying about driving and finding your way,and many include entrance tickets to key attractions.The full-day Avila and Segovia Day Trip includes a tour of these World Heritage-listed cities and entrance to the Basilica of San Vicente in Avila and the Alcazar in Segovia.More history and culture awaits on the Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip,where you can admire masterpieces from El Greco and stroll the city's medieval streets.The tour covers guided walking tours and entrance to the Church of St.Tomé,the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca,and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.Choose the full-day tour and you also score entrance into the Cathedral of Toledo.You can explore more World Heritage-listed splendor on the El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen tour.This five-hour day trip from the city includes transport by air-conditioned coach,entrance fees,and a local guide.You also have the option to add a half-day Madrid sightseeing tour.