Absolutely excellent. Very well organised. Prado tour exceptional.
Great to see all the Museums in Madrid and more...Don't miss the visit to El Palacio Real, and El Teatro Real
(the main Opera House in Madiri)
No lines...and all is paid for with the card...
Doing what: Madrid Card
Great trip. Our guide was fluent in English (she switched between the English and Spanish speaking group members) and was very knowledgeable about the history of the artwork and the Prado museum itself. Our free time after the tour was ideal to go back and revisit the works at a more leisurely pace. Highly recommend it for first time visitors to the Prado.
We are museum people and I am so glad I got this! It was definitely worth it and so easy to get in and out of museums!
Doing what: Madrid Card
What a great experience! Well worth the price to skip the line - which was substantial. The tour guide was absolutlely phenomenal; knowlegable, well-spoken and with a great sense of humor. She was able to hit all the Prado highlights and provide a real sense of the art and the role of the artist within their time. Just a fabulous experience.. Highly recommend!
Tour guide was a little stiff and distant. She seemed very knowledgeable, though. The Prado tour guide was phenomenal! She was very knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic about her job and getting us to enjoy our experience. The only downside was that we did not realize until we were at the Prado that we were responsible for our own transportation back from the Prado to our hotel. It would have been nice to have either received a reminder email beforehand, or have been reminded when we checked in in the morning. Also, when we check in in the morning, there was so much confusion over what tours were boarding at the main office that we couldn't hear any tour guide announce their tour. The main office is very small and there hundreds of people waiting on the sidewalk to be called. Add the noise from the traffic and it wasn't organized very well and a bit off-putting.
We recently spent a week in Madrid, and this was a great way to start the week. This tour gives you a nice overview of the city. After this tour, we were able to decide what else to see and do in Madrid. The Prado Museum tour was interesting and enjoyable.
We met the tour guide at the appointed place and time outside the museum, and although there were no crowds that day, it was convenient to go in immediately. The size of our group was perfect with about 8-9 people requiring either English and Spanish explanations. I loved that the guide focused on the Spanish artists. She was extremely knowledgeable, and she gave us a broad understanding, along with details, of the artist's key pieces. It could be overwhelming to see/comprehend all of the paintings without the assistance of an expert such as our tour guide. Due to translating in both languages, the guide extended our time by half an hour, to ensure that we saw as much as possible, which was appreciated. The Prado is a wonderful art museum, well organized, with an outstanding collection. It is not to be missed!
Our Museum guide was awesome! She had a real love for the artwork and conveyed it with her descriptions. You can walk around any museum and look at pretty paintings but its so much better to know the history behind them. I would do the Prado tour any day and skip the city tour.
The combined tour was a great way to start my trip in Madrid. It was a bit confusing at first because we we're actually supposed to meet in front of Julia's travel across the street from the plaza and check in. Three tours were grouped together for the bus tour then we split up for our individual tours which required some cris-crossing the city. The tour of the Prado was very informative as the museum is very large and the guide pointed out the main works of three prominate Spanish artists. She spoke good English and was attentive and interesting. I would recommend.
The bus tour was only ok because the sight line for tourists to see out the windows is not good. We could not see most of the buildings and monuments because they reach for the sky and the bus windows did not go up high enough. Also, even though the tour guide did a very good job translating from Spanish to English (as I speak both, I was aware of the good translating that occurred), there should have been more interesting facts given about each site. Lastly, our guide did a terrific job touring the Prado with us. She gave a lot of interesting and important information that helped bring the works of art come to life.
The Prado Museum tour was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable but was initially distracted and needed to make a personal phone call to deal with a personal issue. Once she made the phone call, she was totally focused on the tour. Also, it was frustrating to exchange the voucher for the entrance tickets as the VIATOR voucher was not specific to exactly where this exchange should take place. I went to the Info both just outside the entrance of the Prado but the person there was not helpful.
Another disappointing experience. It was not very clear the exact meeting point but when we did find it our guide did arrive 10-15 min before the tour began to greet us. We thought we were off to a great start only to be waiting another 40 minutes because the wrong tickets were issued to us and there was no official Prado Museum guide available for us. We had to wait until another guide was reached. Ultimately after wasting 40 min out Viator guide took some of us in and others in our group waited for another guide. And then once we got started we were pretty much rushed through because we all had prior commitments that we had to go to. The only positive was that our Viator guide was very knowledgeable and per request she did show us the main paintings but we did not have the opportunity to experience the real essence of the Prado Museum. I am giving this tour only 2 stars instead of 1 only because our guide was knowledgeable other than that, I do not think it is appropriate to wait 40 minutes (may have been 45 min) after we paid decent money for this tour only for our experience to be rushed and cut short. Once again very disappointed.
This tour was described as viewing just the highlights of the Prado. The pace was brisk and at times it was difficult to understand our guide making any type of comprehension or reflection very challenging. In hindsight I think I would purchase the audio guide for a self-paced experience through the museum. The description of the tour indicated it would be a one and a half hour tour, ours was just at one hour.
Tour did not match up as advertised. Supposed to be a 3 hour morning tour, a break and then 1.5 hour Prado Museum tour. We received a 2 hour morning tour followed by a 1 hour Prado Museum tour.
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