During 2 hours on segway in the Heart of Madrid you will visit not only the historical city center with its narrow streets, its markets and famous squares such as Plaza Mayor or Puerta del Sol but also you will touch the huge park of Retiro, the Royal Palace or the Almudena Cathedral. The group will traverse the old Madrid, the Literature Quarter, the vertical garden of Caixa Forum and the Art Promenade with its Prado Museum until getting to Retiro Park. The tour will glide through its wide avenues where we will have the chance of enjoying riding a real segway in an open space. The tour will stop at the most representative monuments: the fallen angel statue, the rose garden, the cristal palace and the big lake. Leaving the park, we will meet the Alcalá Gate and follow the street Alcalá towards the city centre and Puerta del Sol. We will have passed by the magnificent Cibeles Palace, Bank of Spain, building Metrópolis and Calatrava chuch. We will then continue through one of the most lively streets of town – Arenal Street- until meeting the queen Isabel II in the Opera Square. The tour will head to the Royal Palace & the Orient Square, place where we can take advantage to take a great picture, to finish visiting the interesting Almudena Cathedral.
It was indeed a different experience to do a site seeing on a SEGWAY. Especially when u have excellent guide Mr.Jefer who trained me to ride the Segway and also explained even the smallest of the details about the city which made my tour a perfect one.Thanks again Jefer for everything and thankx Rene also for the support.Will defenitely come back soon .
Anudev R, Doha, Qatar
The Buen Retiro Park is a large and popular 1.4 km2 (350 acres) park at the edge of the city centre, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá and not far from the Prado Museum. A magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events, it is one of Madrid’s premier attractions. The park is entirely surrounded by the present-day city.
History of the park and palace
In 1505, at the time of Isabella I (r. 1474–1504) the Jeronimos monastery was moved from an unsuitable location elsewhere to the present site of San Jeronimo el Real Church, and a new monastery built in Isabelline Gothic style. The royal family had a retreat built as part of the church. King Philip II (r. 1556–1598) moved the Spanish court to Madrid in 1561. Philip had the Retiro enlarged by his architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, and formal avenues of trees were laid out.
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We were a party of four, traveling with our 2 young kids ( 20 and 22 y/o). We were lucky to be shifted to this company from another segway company that was overbooked, They treated us like family and we started the tour on time. Our guide Marcos was the best guide we have ever had. He was joyful but with excellent knowledge of the city, monuments and history. This guide is studying political sciences and journalism!!! He stopped in the most beautiful places and helped us take some awesome pictures. He even recommended additional places to visit, giving us the insider help.
The tour extended well beyond the paid time as he was not in a rush at any time.
The Segways were brand new and with the latest technology. Very safe.
It was a splendid tour, one that we will remember all our life. This is the best way to known a city, especially a new one. You can ride mostly the entire city without effort. I recommend to do this tour your first day at the city, so you can use the information there after.
I highly recommend this tour as it cover places, parks and sites other companies don’t. And I highly recommend Marcos as a guide. Thanks for all Marcos!! and thank to Euro Segway for an excellent service.