Tuk Tuk tours in Madrid: a different way of exploring the city

Madrid is one of those cities that always has new, exciting things to offer. In other words, there are many interesting things to do in Madrid. The capital city of Spain never sleeps, as we can see when we wander through its streets at night: there is always a light glimmering in the distance, ready to welcome us to the city’s endless possibilities. We could even say that Madrid is an experience, and how we enjoy it is up to us. This is why today we will be exploring Madrid in a different way: through Tuk Tuk tours.

These trips are arranged by Eco Tuk Tuk, an eco-friendly alternative that only uses electrical vehicles. Thanks to their services, we can visit Madrid without harming the environment, and in a fun way too. Will you join us on this ride?

The eco Tuk experience: a fun ride with great views

Tuk Tuk tours in Madrid

Tuk Tuk tours offer a fun way of visiting Madrid. | Eco Tuk Tuk

It might sound like a First World problem, but the tourist’s life can sometimes be too exhausting, considering all the planning and watching and walking it involves. Who would want to spend more time moving around and waiting for transport to arrive than actually enjoying the city? Sometimes we just need to rest a little, but we do not want to waste time either. For instance, Madrid bus tours are quite interesting, although they might be too touristy. Tuk Tuk tours offer a nice alternative in that sense.

Madrid is full of possibilities, but it is also extremely large. We could spend a whole year living there and still not have the chance to visit all of its most important landmarks, like Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza Colon, Gran Vía, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, museums such as the Thyssen Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia Museum… Hence, the success of all the different Madrid city tours: because they are fun, effective and comfortable. One can just sit back, relax and enjoy admiring the streets, squares and rich architecture of such a diverse city. This way, we can make the most of one day in Madrid. Needless to say, kids are more likely to enjoy a nice sightseeing tour than a long walk through the city. There are many fun activities for children in Madrid, and Tuk Tuk tours could fall into that category.

2 tours in Madrid to make the most of Spain’s capital

There are different Tuk Tuk tours for all tastes

There are different Tuk Tuk tours for all tastes. | Eco Tuk Tuk

Whether you are passionate about history or you just love contemplating beautiful buildings and parks, there is a tour that is perfect for you. Tuk Tuk Madrid will show you around the most relevant spots in Spain’s capital. There are different types of tours to try out: Tuk Tuk Madrid limo tours, private tours… and the Tuk Tuk Madrid prices have excellent rates too. These are some of the most popular trips.

Welcome tour: a two-hour crash course on Madrid

Some of the Madrid tours stop at the market of San Miguel

Some of the Madrid tours stop at the market of San Miguel. | Eco Tuk Tuk

Through this Tuk Tuk tour, one can visit all the must-sees in Madrid in the average time span of a film. For instance, it will take us to the San Miguel market, which was built more than 100 years ago. Its beautiful iron structure hosts diverse stalls with gourmet tapas, making it the perfect stop for a “tapas tour”: delicious food under great architecture, what else could we ask for?

The tour will unveil the secrets of the most important landmarks in Madrid, like the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple surrounded by water; the Neo-classical gate known as Puerta de Alcala; the Prado Museum, one of the best art museums in the world where we can find artworks like Las Meninas by Velázquez; and the fountain of Cibeles, a jewel of marble statues. We will also be able to explore the true lifestyle of Madrid by riding through popular neighbourhoods like La Latina, where the streets are always full of life.

Palacio de Cristal in the Buen Retiro Park

The “Glass Palace” in the Buen Retiro Park. | Shutterstock

The trip will have a splash of green when we ride across some of the most beautiful parks in Madrid: the lungs of the Spanish capital. We will get to know the Sabatini Gardens, with their lovely hedges shaped in Neoclassic style. They are guarded by the stunning Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Retiro Park, the most popular one in Madrid, is also on the list. This natural gem full of trees, lakes, statues, and beautiful buildings like the Palacio de Cristal (“Glass Palace”) will be the cherry on top of the tour.

A trip to the past: exploring Madrid through its history

The Almudena Cathedral, a beautiful historical building in Madrid

The Almudena Cathedral, a beautiful historical building in Madrid. | Shutterstock

There is a historic Madrid tour that lets us experience the past of the city through its most emblematic landmarks. On this trip, we will be able to visit stunning historical buildings, and we will learn interesting facts about them thanks to the guides provided both in English and in Spanish.

To start with, we will pass by the impressive Almudena Cathedral, a 19th century gem with beautiful bell towers, as well as the majestic Royal Palace. Other interesting historical spots include: the fountain of Neptune, the church of Los Jerónimos, the Neo-classical gate of Puerta de Alcalá, the fountain of Cibeles and the Bank of Spain.

There are many other corners in Madrid we will discover through these Eco Tuk Tuk tours, and some of them could be put on a list of secret treasures scattered all over the city. Others, however, are only meant to be spotted by each traveller’s eyes. Secret details and nuances, like a peculiar, colourful building, a charming narrow street, or a beautiful window guarded by a bird, only noticeable by those paying attention to the intricate beauty of the city that never sleeps. At the end of the day, Madrid is an incredibly detailed picture, and exploring it from a different perspective will always be an interesting experience.

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