WALKING TOURS – CALENDAR
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As always, you have a semi-formed group (at least four people) get in touch and maybe we can add a few people and do any of the city or country walks – mouseover MADRID in menu at top to see drop-down menu with lists of most popular city and country walks.
October 3, Tuesday. Wall Walk: Walk around the perimeter of Madrid’s 12th century wall, with a peek at the 9th century wall. Not much of either wall remains, but this is a great way to discover streets and squares you might not find on your own. You’ll want to return many times with friends and family. Start 10am / end about 1.30pm. Meet / end: near Opera metro
October 9, Monday. Meet Madrid’s Markets: Discovery tour hitting four of Madrid’s traditional neighborhood markets. All are different: different construction period, different neighborhood makeup, and different sizes. We’ll check out who’s selling and who’s buying, as well as what’s for sale. This tour does not use the well-known Paz or San Antón markets, but rather true neighborhood markets. We’ll end at one of the biggest and best, hopefully in time to do some shopping. Start 10am / end about 2pm. Meet near Puerta del Angel metro (near Principe Pio) / end near Cuatro Caminos
November 7, Tuesday: Casa de Campo park and Spain’s (un)Civil War Come explore the east side of Madrid’s mega park: the Casa de Campo. We’ll learn about the general layout of the park and try some of the trails. This huge park was front line during the battle for Madrid in the Civil War (1936-1939) and even today we can see trenches, gunner pits and more. Walk includes a solid introduction to this important part of modern Spanish history. Wear good walking shoes, bring your water bottle and a snack. Suggest you schedule some time for a post-walk drink or snack at one of the cafés around the lake. Start 10am / end about 2pm. Meet / end at Lago metro.
November 16, Tuesday. Food Lovers – Center: Yummy tour covering traditional and trendy places for food near the Plaza Mayor. Some restaurants but mostly shops, everything from chocolate to cheese to tea and back again. Get some ideas for holiday treats! Start 10am / end about 2pm. Meet / end near Plaza Mayor
November 29, Wednesday: Discover the Weekday Rastro: Come learn secrets of Madrid’s flea market so you can get the most out of your Sunday experience – and see what it’s like during the week, an active commercial area in a typical Madrid style. Start 10am / end about 2pm. Meet near Tirso de Molina / end near La Latina
City Walks: usually 10AM – 2PM. // Country Walks: please ask as times vary.
Groups: minimum 6 / maximum 10 people for most walks. Spouses and friends welcome, see prices below.
SIGNUP: Required for all walks, preferably at least 48 hours ahead for city walks and 72 hours for country walks, farther ahead is better. Visitors (not local residents, guests of INC / AWC / US Embassy): signup in last seven days prior to the walk, maximum four people per group. Please email Anne at anne.expattrips (at) yahoo.es
Members of International Newcomers Club (INC), American Women’s Club (AWC), workers at USA Embassy and US military, plus their spouses, parents and children: 15 euros / person
Everyone else: 19 euros / person.
Living in Madrid, like the walks but not a joiner or have time issues? Ask about frequent-walker deals.
University students on study-abroad program? Ask about student discount.