• Dr. Cros is an independent scholar and researcher with an international career at leading institutions, with ample teaching experience and a cosmopolitan background.  Her academic credentials speak for themselves, but she has a dynamic career alongside or beyond that, and she is also passionate and knowledgeable about Madrid.
  • Dr. Cros will help you discover and decode the history, art, and customs of Madrid.  Think of it as enlisting the help of a friendly local resident with a deep understanding of the city and what it has to offer. Choosing AcrossMadrid will enhance your cultural experience, including a valuable insight into the city’s current affairs.  
  • Dr. Cros offers something genuinely different. She can provide a fascinating visit to lesser-known museum collections, offer insight into local cuisine, or explain current municipal and national events.  Other tour companies lack this type of deep, academic knowledge. AcrossMadrid explores themes that you might not find in printed guidebooks or any other tour on offer in Madrid.
  • Dr. Cros is fiercely independent. She refuses to take commissions or sponsorships from any shop, hotel, restaurant, or other business or institutions. She is truly independent! If she recommends somewhere, it’s because she has been there first and goes back often, purely for good service and quality.
  • Dr. Cros is approachable and down-to-earth despite her excellent academic credentials. Our clients want to go beyond “the facts” printed in every guidebook and repeated over and over on many conventional tours.  They have inquisitive minds and want the insider experience, led by somebody genuinely enthusiastic, reliable, and highly qualified. 
  • Dr. Cros believes that education should be affordable and accessible. Our prices are moderate, and we offer discounted rates to students and children, as well as a reduced price for families of four or more members.
  • Our groups are small-size, but there is no minimum number per group: the maximum is 6 people for the Prado Museum, up to 8 for the other itineraries. For group visits, we will balance the needs of each group member. No minimum number of guests is required for a tour to run.  If there is only one person signed up, we will still lead that visit.
  • We can run some of our itineraries for large student groups at a very affordable price. If you are interested in offering your students an unforgettable learning seminar in Madrid, please contact us to book a visit to the Prado Museum or a tour on the Spanish Civil War in Madrid.
  • We are great with children, and we have ample experience designing and leading specific child-focused itineraries.  
  • We can accommodate your special requests and mobility issues.  We can certainly ensure that your experience is not hampered by mobility issues.
  • We are a compassionate, cruelty-free company. We do not support or endorse bullfighting. We won't take you to or facilitate tickets to bullfights.
  • We donate part of our profits to charitable and non-for-profit organisations as part of our commitment to social justice and education.
  • We respect all institutions and museums that admit in-house guides only, such as Patrimonio Nacional sites. We are, however, fully qualified to conduct tours in most sites in and around Madrid.
  • Dr. Cros delivers superb, flexible service, top-quality teaching, and a powerful, engaging insight into Madrid's past and present.

Read what our clients have to say on our Testimonials page.

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