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.
The Prado is awesome and gets 5 stars. Our tour guide barely spoke English, and poor thing, she was disabled and walked with a cane, which was totally not her fault, but our tour, as a result, was extremely slow! I am so surprised this was our guide. I am really being generous with the 3 stars; her English was very limited. I would have understood Spanish much better, as I am bilingual, but my husband is not. We ended up parting ways early so that we could cover more ground. The Prado is too great to not see as much as possible.
Loved this card, made all the museums so east to access. Would recommend it for everyone.
Doing what: Madrid Card
OK-- this tour is for someone who wants to say "I've been to the Prado" but not spend in depth time there. We knew this in advance so i wasn't surprised. My husband was ready to leave once the tour was done. I was able to convince him to stay another hour and explore on our own. We only saw the "tip of the iceberg". Should have planned to spend more time on our own there.PS there was NO line in September to "skip[" and we could have bought tickets and did it on our own for much less. Im sure thats NOT the case in the busy summer months!
Not the best tour. Got to drive around the city with very little stops and the Prado tour was quick and not impressive. I had high hopes for this tour but aadlynit let me down.
Excellent art historian took us around the museum in a very small group it was great
Our guide was lovely and did everything she could to make our experience one to remember. The Prado Cafe is excellent too.
The card was good to have to avoid the long lines especially at the Prado.
Doing what: Madrid Card
Once we located our tour guide. We immediately went inside the museum. Our guide was very knowledgable of a lot of the art work and stories of famous artist. No photos are allowed inside the Prado. But plenty to photograph on the outside. Once our guide was finished with her guided part. We still had plenty of time to see all other art works. This is a must see for all art lovers.
The panoramic tour was great and Prado visit was very educational.
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