WALKING TOURS – CALENDAR
My spring schedule is still up in the air – may add a tour or two to this calendar.
March 11 (Wednesday), Discover Lavapies: Madrid’s multicultural neighborhood has changed from traditional Madrid to artsy local to Chinese to Moroccan to sub-Saharan to Pakistani in a very short time. Now bits of all those things co-exist; this is a great neighborhood for ethnic restaurants, ethnic grocery stores, people watching and some fun surprises.
March 17 (Wednesday), Food Lovers-Center. Yummy walk to discover places for pastries, cheese, bread, chocolate and some cute cafés or restaurants.
March 24 (Tuesday), Wall Walk: Walk around the perimeter of Madrid’s 12th century wall, with a peek at the 9th century wall, with history, legends and urban layout. 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.
Travelling off and on, schedule unclear so for now no Madrid walks, though may add some later
May 26 : Old Shops – Plaza Mayor. Traditional commerce near Madrid’s Plaza Mayor: hats, shoes, herbs, and that cowbell you’ve been wanting for your front door.
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.
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
PRICES: 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.
Special deals: 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.