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Address: Plaza Biombo 5, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 644 38 73 59
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

MadSnail Travel specializes in carefully designed PRIVATE walking tours in...

MadSnail Travel specializes in carefully designed PRIVATE walking tours in Madrid. We offer authentic local and cultural experiences, native local guides speaking in total in 7 languages, flexibility of the private service and a full customization of the tours. This year we have extended our service to Lisbon.

Our tours are performed in a relaxed, fun and very personal manner. They are available in English, Spanish, Greek, German, Italian, French or Russian.Our customers can chose from half-day or full-day walking tours. Full day tour includes traditional Spanish lunch and refreshments, and the shorter tours include refreshments only.

One of the options is our signature gastronomic private tour Gastronomix, which offers an exciting mixture of raciones and wine with history and culture.During the tour our guides are happy to offer any advise as to you about Madrid attractions, restaurants, bars and things to do on your own. They are ready to answer any of your questions regarding sightseeing and other matters.

We also organize alternative touristic activities in Madrid such as private guided visit to Prado Museum, Queen Sofia Museum and Thyssen Museums with "skip-the-line" service, private walking and karting tours in Retiro Park, private tours to other parks and smaller art museums of Madrid, as well as private visits to wineries around Madrid.

MadSnail Travel was born in 2008 in Madrid and offers travel experience closely connected to the destination, its culture and ways of living. We aim to help preserve cultural heritage of Madrid and Spain by inspiring visitors' interest and curiosity.

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Enrique was a great tour guide. He did not have a set agenda, but instead took us on a great and varied walking tour of Madrid that reflected “our vibe” – all the while imparting... read more

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enrique was a great tour guide. He did not have a set agenda, but instead took us on a great and varied walking tour of Madrid that reflected “our vibe” – all the while imparting lots of relevant and interesting information (and stopping for a beverage or 2). Perhaps most notably, unfortunately for Enrique he walked right into the middle... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enrique was not only knowledgeable about Madrid's history, but he had just the right personality for us. We would recommend him to anyone who is interested in Spain's history and how Madrid fits into it all. A well-worthwhile investment in half a day.

Thank David A
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I took the tour and had an great time. Enrique's knowledge of the history of Madrid excellent and the 4 hours flew by. I would highly recommend the tour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I can't recommend Mad Snail Travel Private Tours enough!!! Enrique's knowledge and passion to do with all things Madrid / Spanish history and art is infectious. He draws you in from the start and has many a quirky story to tell along the way bringing the tour to life! I would also recommend you let Enrique guide you around Reina... More 

MadSnail_Travel, Manager at MadSnail Travel Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation. Enrique is happy to have motivated you to keep learning and we are excited you enjoyed the tour. Hope we'll see you again in Madrid. More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the best tour we ever took. Enrique is a fun and knowledgeable guide. We were able to customize the tour and even during the tour Enrique was very flexible. He taught us about Madrid history and took us through 100 of years of it. He also showed us local spot where to eat and drink "cañas". This a... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Enrique is a wonderful guide. He loves Madrid and the tour will orient you to the city. Enrique will energize you, which is a skill you will thank him for when you're walking a lot. We took the walking tour of Madrid, and loved learning history and culture. But apart from that you'll have a good time and we loved... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Enrique is a wonderful guide- knowledgable, interesting and very entertaining. We loved his introduction to Madrid, as he gave us a fantastic overview of the city, and showed us both historical sights as well as modern hipster Madrid- loved the Ramones fan club, and the stories of taverns and the joys of vermouth. I would highly recommend this tour- its... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Crazy name, wonderful people. We did a walking tour with Nacho (Ignacio) who, with excellent English, explained the who, what, where and when of what we were seeing. Having tried to see Madrid on our own on a prior day, we actual now understood what we were seeing, and then saw much more of the "non Touristic" side of the... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

MadSnails misfortune that Madrid's weather was not cooperating with us. A cold wet dreary day was not the best time to walk the streets of Madrid but we tried. Our guide was a trooper and did his best to have us see some sites and be able to survive the day. If we return to Madrid we would use MadSnail... More 

Thank williamc640
MadSnail_Travel, Propietario at MadSnail Travel Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear William: Thank you for your comment, we feel very sorry that your experience could not be rated excellent due to the weather that day in Madrid which as you said was cold and rainy! But we really hope to have you with us again sometime soon, so the experience can go from normal to excellent! We also thank you... More 

Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I'm sure all of the guides are good but you will be lucky if you get Nacho! You really experience the life of a local and experience the hidden gems of Madrid. Nacho gave us so many tips that the rest of our stay felt truly authentic.

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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