If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.
*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.
What does an ideal city look like? Let’s sit down together and make a list. I’m sure great food will be one of the first points. So will an assortment of varied architectural features that lead the eye to new heights and a vibrating and always fresh art scene. This is Madrid. With the warmth of its people in every interaction, you will fall in love with this city that our expert guide will present to you in this live online experience.
Madrid is the pulse of Spain. Who better than an expert guide to introduce you on this live online experience to the absolute highlights of this historic city.
Our journey begins with the halls of the largest royal palace in Europe, the Royal Palace of Madrid that once held a Muslim-built Moorish fortress, the Alcázar. From its foundations dating back to the 10th century, travel through time and space to its current state as the “official” residence of the Spanish royal family. Walk through centuries of history touching upon the architectural influence of Muslim amirs and the Christian royals who took over. See how this magnificent building was equipped with opulent rooms and how the royalty expanded their residence over the centuries. Our expert storytelling guide weave their unique knowledge of the city and will set the tone for the history and culture in Spain’s capital city of Madrid.
Walk into the Madrid de los Austrias or the Madrid of the Austrians. The city’s old center - a neighborhood where 16th century history lies upon the eclectic run of surrounding architecture. Visit the imposing Playa Mayor and learn about the influence of the Hapsburgs - a fascinating place that once held rituals from bullfighting, to executions and coronations. Of course, any tour of Madrid wouldn’t be complete without discussing tapas, a fascinating culinary tradition.
From Plaza Mayor and onto the main square of Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s liveliest neighborhood and the central focal point for all roads throughout Spain, catch your breath for a moment among its famed statues and points of hidden interest. Continue walking and reach a world-class institution - the Prado Museum. Visit famed works of art including celebrated artist Velazquez’s Las Meninas (among others). Art rules Madrid’s and your guide will present the most famous of it.
Right behind the Prado Museum you will find the tranquil and picturesque El Retiro park, a green space fit for a King (and those Spanish Queens). This once royals-only park is completely surrounded by the modern city and is part of the local’s everyday life, filled with lagoons, statues and more.
For a city that has reinvented itself over and over again Madrid is a first-rate capital whose blend of history, art, and traditions keep us wanting more. By the end of this live online experience you will have already made a list of all the places you will want to visit when traveling to Madrid and that your guide has forever endeared to you!
With any online tour, you'll also receive a $10 gift voucher which you can use to book any Secret Food Tour, valid for 2 years!
All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
As soon as you book your tour, we’ll email you all the details including the date and time for your virtual experience. All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.
Even though your camera doesn’t need to be on during the tour, our guides appreciate interacting with participants so feel free to switch it on and talk to our guides.
Please note you can join the tour at any point in time. If you are running late, you can join when you can but please note these tours are non-refundable.
All of the experiences are live and the guides will not be able to pause the tours if you need to leave for a few minutes
Please utilize the “Chat” section of your Zoom dashboard to ask the Coordinator a question and at the time-frame for Q&A with the Guide, the Coordinator will select questions sent in by guests to ask our Guide.
You are unable to share your link past the number of passengers you have booked for. If you purchase multiple passengers for one tour you will be able to share your link with them by forwarding the booking confirmation email.
All of the tours are non-refundable. You may reschedule your tour provided you offer a 96 hours’ notice.
If the cancellation is our own fault, you will be offered to reschedule your tour, or a voucher for equal credit or alternative a refund.
All tours are conducted using Zoom. The email will include a direct link to join the live experience at the speculated time and date.
Before joining the tour, you will need to have installed Zoom on the device you will be using. To check your requirements you can go directly to this website.
If you joined a cooking lesson or any other experiences that may involve the preparation of food or drinks, you will receive an email with all the recipes discussed during your tour. You will also receive a link that links to our Trip Advisor page so you can review the experience.
For the Italian Cooking Classes, you will receive a PDF with recipes for the classes. Please note that the pasta and sauce selections will vary depending on ingredients available to our Chefs with unpredictable grocery availability during this time.