Well organized and good coverage of subjects. I would like to commend our special guide for the Prado segment of our tour. She was very professional and happy to be with.
I purchased my viator card here in UK, and found it very useful when in Madrid - as I wanted to visit the museums. I wry much enjoyed my visit to Madrid, so much to see and the people were so friendly.
Doing what: Madrid Card
Going to an art museum like the Prado, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the quantity of work. Having a guide who is going to point out approximately 25 works that are the "highlights" of the massive collection and then having time to wander through the museum at your leisure is really the way to go.
My 3 traveling companions and I enjoyed our Skip the Line Tour of The Prado in Madrid very much. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting things about the paintings we saw. He kept the group together and was attentive to those who needed help. After the guided tour we stayed to see other areas of the museum not on the guided tour.
We enjoyed the City tour, once we found the bus! The main Plazas and landmarks of the city were shown to us and the guide told us about their history. The part we liked best the the Prado Museum tour - otherwise we would have found the Museum overwhelming.
First class tour, and the guide in El Prado was superb, a private tour around the most important pictures with her was something money can't buy. Learnt more about El Greco, Goya and Velasquez than I have in a lifetime of visiting museums.
Our tour of the Prado was a wonderful experience. The tour focused El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. Our tour guide was very knowledgable about Spanish art history. She engaged the group with insightful questions and encouraged group participation and interpretation.
Again if you come to madrid you have to visit prado and there was only 2 of us on the tour with a very knowledgeable guide
We were met promptly by our guide Nooria (not sure of spelling). She proved extremely knowledgeable, was most personable, and gave as good a tour of a large museum collection as I have ever had. The tour ended much too soon, but we were grateful for guidance about how to proceed on our own.
The tour was informative and we had a good, condensed tour of The Prado. Both guides were very good.
The tour worked for an overview of Madrid from a bus. The guide had to translate the information into two or three languages so patience was needed. The Prado Museum tour was good and again, translations were in three languages. Bravo to the talented guides.
On the other hand, we also took two private tours in Madrid. There's no comparison. If you can afford it, take private tours.
They do not pick you up at your hotel - you have to get to Plaza d'Espana where they keep you waiting with not nearly enough room - you get on the bus and drive a round for a little while then get off and do a walking tour of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol - the guide SMOKED with no regard for the fact that it was blowing right into our faces behind her - quite spoilt the whole thing - in complete contrast the lady in the Prado was keen and enthusiastic and made up for it!
Wonderful tour around the city followed by a great tour of the Prado museum. A must do tour!
Take this tour. It is a great overview of Madrid, its palaces, architecture and art galleries with some walking in order to experience the small winding streets and plazas. The quick entry into the Prado (skip the line) is particularly useful but the best part was the guided tour where we saved hours trying to find the key artists and their masterpieces. Our guide spent extra time with us (4 people!) and we learned so much about each artist and the period in which he painted.
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