Ewan was a fantastic host and guide! He led us through the museum highlighting important pieces and ones that were requested. He was very adaptable to all needs. Would request him on another tour.
Discover the dramatic history and rich culture of Spain through two of Madrid’s most famous institutions: the Prado Museum and the Sobrino de Botín restaurant, named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world!
Head straight to the must-see paintings at Prado Museum (no waiting in line required!) as you discover the dramatic history of Spain through art in a fascinating and succinct 1.5 hour tour. The characters, artists and events that made these works possible will come alive as you make visit approximately 20 of the most famous artworks. You'll see works by masters like Velazquez, Goya, Bosch and Titian, and gain a firm footing to appreciate and understand each masterpiece.
Then, after a morning the in the museum, make your way to Madrid’s gorgeous Literary Quarter and see remnants of Spain’s Golden Age. Stroll the streets that were frequented by Spain’s literary greats before diving into a century-old tavern for a traditional Madrid aperitif.
Thirst quenched, head to the oldest restaurant in the world for a leisurely lunch complete with slow-roasted pork and red Rioja wine! Demystify the living history inside Botin, from its escape tunnels to the table still reserved for writer Ernest Hemingway, before tasting the roasted house specialty from the nearly 300+ year old ovens. You'll dine as Goya, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Kings of Spain and others did!
We were the only guests on the tour and had an amazing time with Joy. Joy weaved the historic and cultural elements as we viewed the key masterpieces inside the Prado. This is certainly an excellent way to experience the Prado, without getting lost amongst...More
We were touring Spain with a larger group and had a free day in Madrid. We had heard about this tour and fortunetly signed up - we're so glad we did! Ewan, our Devour guide promptly met us and two other couples at the Prado...More
Hola! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a special review. Visiting the Prado with Ewan is indeed a special event, his breadth of knowledge and passion for Spanish art gives context and breathes life into many of the paintings in...More
I joined the Prado and Botin Lunch hosted by the wonderful Joy. Joy was very knowledgeable in art and Madrid's history and showed such genuine enthusiasm in hosting and sharing her love for the city. I guess people have read other reviews of the tour....More