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Secrets of El Retiro: Private Walking Tour with a Gay Guide

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from US$ 89.25 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Listen to fascinating stories about the Spanish royal family at El Retiro
  • Your guide will share the historical background and interesting insights about the places you see
  • See the major highlights of Paseo del Prado as well as Chueca, the gay district of Madrid
  • It’s a private tour – keep your questions ready for the guide
  • Gain insights into the gay community in Madrid and some of the favourite LGBTQ spots
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Overview

    Unravel the royal secrets of El Retiro and see some of the historic landmarks in Madrid with this private guided tour.

    Meet your guide at your hotel doorstep and head to El Retiro, Madrid’s largest city park and belonged to the Spanish royal family until the late 19th century. See a gorgeous collection of gardens, sculptures, official buildings and a pristine lake spread over 350 acres, as your guide takes you around the park and spills secrets and fascinating anecdotes about the erstwhile royal residence. You will stroll past the major highlights of the park such as the Crystal Palace, the Gate of Philip IV and the Royal Observatory.

    You will continue your tour to Paseo del Prado, where you will walk past the beautiful Prado Museum, the famous Cibeles Fountain and the impressive City Hall. Your guide will also take you to the gay district of Chueca, full of shops, bars and restaurants.

    During the course of the tour, you guide will also tell you about the LGBTQ community in Madrid focusing on its history, lifestyle and nightlife.

    About the Supplier: Rainbow Gay Tours bring the avant-garde side of Barcelona to the fore. Their private tours are conducted by gay tour guides who will give you all the detailed information on what you see. The entire Rainbow team is LGBTQ and insider experts in LGBTQ culture in Barcelona. They will not only discuss the city’s culture and history during the tours but also about the LGBTQ lifestyle, history and much more.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    3 hours approx.

    Start time

    April to October: 10am and 5pm | November to March: 10am and 2pm

    Meeting Point

    Good news!  You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking.  Don’t worry if you haven't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Ending Point


  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up
    • Private tour guide
    • A welcome pack with a bottle of water, a city map
    • Public transport tickets


    • Hotel drop off (you will be out and about)
    • Food and drinks (it is a feast for your eyes only!)
    • Entrance fees, unless specified (enjoy the outdoors)
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!).

    Slip on some comfy footwear – This tour involves a fair bit of walking.