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Insider's Madrid

#33 of 228 Tours in Madrid
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Address: 28004 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 699 49 31 93
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Our food and Tapas Tours, the Botin Experience and Flamenco Discovered are...

Our food and Tapas Tours, the Botin Experience and Flamenco Discovered are some of our most popular tours alongside our Private Walking Tour

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Fab flamenco class experience!

We visited Madrid last weekend for my sisters hen weekend and booked a flamenco class through Insider's Madrid for a group of 17. The class was so enjoyable and our instructor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
Jenna W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited Madrid last weekend for my sisters hen weekend and booked a flamenco class through Insider's Madrid for a group of 17. The class was so enjoyable and our instructor Cristian was fab, we had such a great laugh! I would definitely recommend this experience if you want to embrace the Spanish culture and have some fun whilst in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a private guided tour and then dinner at the Botin Restaurant. Phil was our guide at the restaurant before dinner. We had a wonderful experience with Phil, he was extremely knowledgeable of the restaurant history and very friendly. We were able to see all of the restaurant before they opened for dinner without the crowds which was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Our family of 7 adults was introduced to Madrid with a private walking/food tour led by Heather on the evening we arrived. It was fabulous!! I cannot imagine a better way to start a 10 day visit and it has set a new high bar for how to begin family vacations and new city adventures. Beyond the tour itself was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I took two tours through "Insider's Madrid": a private walking tour, and one of the Botin Restaurant. Both tours were fantastic and I highly recommend them, but this review will focus on the walking tour. My walking tour of Madrid was with David Gillison, who is exceptionally personable and a lot of fun. We got along like old friends, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Our guide pablo was warm , considerate and energetic... We have a 2 year kid... He adjusted our tour completely on the whims and fancies of the kid and showed tremendous patience... His indepth explanation of city of madrid, paintings of prado and reina sofia , history of toledo , present politico social system of spain was amazing... We got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Wonderful introduction to Madrid! Since it was our first time in Madrid, we booked a private walking tour with Insiders Madrid. Our guide was David Gillison, an Australian who has lived in Madrid for 10 years, gave us a wonderful four hour tour of several neighborhoods and sights, including El Retiro Park, the area around the Prado and La Reina... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

At the last minute after hearing from a participant on a tapas tour about their experience at the Botin restaurant (through Insider’s Madrid), I researched and booked the Botin tour. I was hoping to get lucky given the last minute booking and our limited schedule, and lucky we got. We met Phil two days later at the restaurant, prior to... More 

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insidersmadrid_com, Owner at Insider's Madrid, responded to this review

Dear Juniorm009, we also feel very luck that you took the time along with our other reviewers to write a comment. Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed getting to see behind the scenes with Phil. He also loved showing you around Botin. Very best wishes, Joanna More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We booked Insiders Madrid Botin Experience prior to our recent visit to Madrid. We received a prompt reply confirming our reservation, and providing details of the agenda for the evening. We arrived at Botin's a few minutes early and a staff member kindly invited us to wait inside for our guide. A short time later we were greeted by our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We met Phil outside the restaurant and he was very friendly and talked to us about our time in Madrid then told us about the restaurant (the history, its architecture, the owners, etc.). Then we went to all the different levels and he told us about each one and the significance of the designs of the different parts of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

After hearing about the world's oldest restaurant "Botin" of course I wanted to try it while visiting Madrid. Had I just booked a table myself I would have missed so much! With the tour we entered the restaurant an hour before opening and were led through the different levels, from Hemingway's table, to the downstairs old wine cellar. We could... More 

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Staying in Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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