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Essential Free Tour of Old Madrid

Your Guru: 4U Madrid
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4.8
313 ratings
  • Madrid
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2h

About the Guru

We are a group of professionals in love with Madrid. Our mission is to accompany you on your journey through the emblematic places in the city while telling you the most relevant facts of Madrid’s history. We tell you those details that you’ll miss in a walk alone and we give you practical advice, to make your visit to the capital of Spain, something totally unforgettable. ... More

We are a group of professionals in love with Madrid. Our mission is to accompany you on your journey through the emblematic places in the city while telling you the most relevant facts of Madrid’s history. We tell you those details that you’ll miss in a walk alone and we give you practical advice, to make your visit to the capital of Spain, something totally unforgettable. Fall in love with Madrid with us!

About the Tour

Join us to get to know the Barrio de los Austrias , that emblematic area of the capital populated by tourists and natives, where the traditional meets the current and the traces of monarchical dynasties, republics, dictatorships, democracies, uprisings and attacks converge. Through those streets of a virtual medieval layout, art, gardens, monuments, gastronomy and history are perfectly mixed , which makes Madrid one of the most visited cities in the world and the inspiration of the most varied creators, who for centuries they have paid homage to him with their work.
Stroll with us through the most essential Madrid, where you will discover the true origins of the capital , its past of fire and water , the same landscape that powerful kings, miraculous saints and attractive bandits traveled through, the town of palatial intrigues and the plebeian cliques , the squares of unjust executions and the corners of furtive romances, the place of war and reconstruction… the Madrid of yesterday and the Madrid of today! Let's walk, get to know and enjoy the city, let's go through the Austrias neighborhood together.

This tour ends at the Plaza de Oriente.

We will wait for you!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We are waiting for you with the purple umbrella (Portal No. 6 of Puerta del Sol, in front of the ZAPSHOP shoe store)

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 8 people.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (313)

4.8
By category
Professionalism
4.67
Fun
4.68
Expression
4.79
Quality
4.61
Route
4.56
James
29 Jun 2022 Brisbane
Verified booking
Travelled in family - May 2022

Guide cancelled last minute, quite unprofessional.

Response from 4U Madrid
Unfortunately the NATO summit took place the same day of our tour and mobility was affected all along our route; and I explained it to you one week in advance -not “last minute”, but seven days- suggesting other options of activities. You mentioned in our conversation that all your other activities were also canceled for the same reason. I’m very sorry that you didn’t find my messages useful, but it was a very unique occasion and the authorities asked us citizens to avoid the area. I hope you found other interesting activities out of the affected area.
Carlos
19 Jun 2022 Valladolid
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Henry
18 Jun 2022 Madrid
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Ha sido una mañana maravillosa, Patricia es una gran guía, conocimiento, lenguaje, detalles, anécdotas relacionadas con la historia asociada al recorrido, totalmente recomendable.

Carmen
25 May 2022 Buenos Aires
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

No sé presentó , a pesar que le mandé mensaje me decía que el tour ya había salido y nunca estuvo ..no había manera de confundirme, estaba donde indicaba que debía estar .. lo ideal es informar que el paseo no se hace , porque uno programa el día en función de las actividades que reserva

Response from 4U Madrid
Muy buenas Carmen, como te informamos por mensaje nuestra guía se encontraba cerca de la tienda vodafone, más cerca de nuestro punto de encuentro, debido a lo complicado que está la zona por las construcciones, tenía el paraguas abierto y esperando por vosotros en todo momento hasta el punto que tuvo que continuar con el recorrido porque habían más personas en él, lamentamos que no se haya podido dar y esperamos que regresen en alguna otra ocasión y podamos disfrutar juntos de esta preciosa ciudad, saludos!
Daniel
01 Mar 2022 Salzburg
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Feb 2022

Super Tour, witzig und informativ gemacht, würd ich sofort wieder machen ;)


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!