Nat Geo Day Tour: A Regal Experience, Madrid's History and Cuisine
History & Heritage

Nat Geo Day Tour: A Regal Experience, Madrid's History and Cuisine

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
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  • Delve into Madrid’s rich history with access to the Royal Palace and a tour of Casa Botin.
  • This tour is led by a local historian, who will share intriguing facts and insider stories throughout.
  • Enjoy an exclusive guided tour and a meal at Casa Botin, the world's oldest restaurant.

Based on our commitment to sustainable tourism, all National Geographic Day Tours meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council criteria, and a portion of the proceeds from these tours goes back to the National Geographic Society to fund research and sustainable programs around the world.

What to expect

Delve into Madrid's rich history and culture on this National Geographic Day Tour, taking you to the Royal Palace and Madrid’s most historic neighborhood, followed by lunch at the oldest restaurant in the world.

The tour starts at the Royal Palace, where the Bourbon Dynasty's opulent lifestyle and governance come to life. Marvel at the resplendent rooms and lavish chambers, decorated with ornate furnishings, exquisite artworks, and captivating artifacts.

With a local historian as your guide, stroll through the historic heart of Madrid de los Austrias, unveiling the intriguing tales of Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Step into Spain's Golden Century, a time of flourishing theaters and the enigmatic shadow of the Spanish Inquisition. Trace the fascinating stories and connections of the vibrant Manila galleon trade.

End your adventure with a tour and lunch at Casa Botin, the world's oldest restaurant. Founded in 1725, the place has been frequented by literary legends like Hemingway and Greene, and even the former King Juan Carlos I had his reserved spot on the first floor. Discover the history of the restaurant, which began as an inn for commerce and dining, before learning how the renowned artist Francisco de Goya once washed dishes in its kitchen to support his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Indulge in a tapas-style meal consisting of traditional Spanish cuisine as you take in the incredible surroundings.

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What's included
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Calle Bailen, C. de Requena, esquina, 28013 Madrid, España

Meeting point:
Punto de Información Turística Palacio Real.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • this tour is wheelchair accessible
  • activity level is light
  • you'll spend one hour walking – 2km approx.
  • this tour can host a min. of 3 and a max. of 12 people
  • toilets are present at the Royal Palace and Casa Botín restaurant
  • lunch will be served at Casa Botín Restaurant
  • drinks included are coffee, house wines, water
  • lunch includes starters such as, acorn-fed Iberian ham, pure sheep's cheese, homemade croquettes, squid Andalusian style, garlic prawns. Main course will be roast suckling pig or roast lamb. End your lunch with an assortment of desserts Botín
  • menu for children up to 12 years of age includes: 1 plate soup, 2 chicken or beef fillet with french fries, ice cream or flan, water and bread
  • vegetarian and celiac menu options are available. Any preference should be communicated to the guide so that they can communicate it to the restaurant

Remember to bring:

  • comfortable shoes
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Rutas Madrid
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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