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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  Varies
Get a unique view of Madrid aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are two tours covering all of the city's highlights, from historical sites and monuments to the modern Madrid of skyscrapers and cosmopolitan architecture. The Madrid City Hop-on Hop-off Tour enables complete flexibility to hop on and off as many times as you like so you can explore Madrid at your own pace. With the choice of either a one- or two-day pass, this is a fantastic way to see all of the major sights of Madrid.


  • Madrid hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Choose from 1-day or 2-day unlimited-use tickets
  • Two interconnecting routes show you the best of Madrid
  • Hop on or off wherever you choose from one route to another
  • Onboard commentary
  • Open-top buses for an incomparable view of Madrid

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What You Can Expect

Madrid City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Madrid City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

On this Madrid sightseeing tour, you can hop on and hop off the open-top double-decker bus as many times as you want. The two routes are interconnected, so you can easily hop between them to discover the best of Madrid. The ticket is valid on both routes.

Route 1 - Blue Route (80 minutes)

This route focuses on the historical part of Madrid. Philip III and Philip IV enlarged and embellished the city, but the Bourbons brought new cultural and architectural tastes. It is to them that Madrid owes the spectacular Royal Palace, the Paseo del Prado and the Puerta de Alcalá. A drive down the Gran Vía, the capital's most important road during the first half of the last century, offers insight into its unique architectural diversity and outstanding examples of the Belle Epoque, such as the Casino de Madrid and the Palace Hotel.

Route 2 - Green Route (65 minutes)
This route focuses on the modern part of Madrid. The 19th century saw expansion in the city. The Salamanca neighborhood was built and became a residential area with the site of the first bourgeois homes. Also developed was the Paseo de la Castellana, where the city's palatial mansions give way to modern skyscrapers of great architectural value. These structures are testaments to Madrid's position as one of Europe's most cosmopolitan, attractive and modern cities.

See Itinerary section below for a full list of stops.

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Route 1 - Blue route (80 minutes)
  • Museo del Prado
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Barrio de Salamanca
  • Plaza de Colon
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Gran Vía
  • Plaza de España
  • Templo de Debod
  • Teatro Real
  • Palacio Real
  • Puerta de Toledo
  • San Francisco el Grande
  • Catedral Almudena
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Círculo Bellas Artes
  • Museo Thyssen
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • Jardin Botanico

Route 2 - Green route (65 minutes)

  • Plaza de Neptuno
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Plaza de Colón
  • Museo de Esculturas
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • Nuevos Ministerios
  • Santiago Bernabéu
  • C.S.I. Científicas
  • Museo Lázaro Galdiano
  • ABC Serrano
  • Museo Arqueológico
  • Puerta de Alcalá *
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Las Cortes
Schedules and departure times are subject to change without notice.

*Please note that due to some building works in the area, this stop will be temporally cancelled.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Staff were really friendly and we were able to see parts of Madrid that we wouldn't have been able to without the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely fantastic way to see the sights of the city. Buses run about every 8 mins, and made easier by ordering e tickets before hand. We bought a 2 day pass and well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

easy to get off at stops and see sights then hop on. Several of the stops when we changed routes
were difficult to find where the other bus route stop was located. We had to search around a bit.
Great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Perfect for getting around all of Madrid. This tour stopped at the best photo opportunities and there was a new one just about every 5 minutes. Would recommend to anyone's first time in Madrid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent. We don't have to wait long to catch for the next bus. Staff are friendly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Helpful and courteous staff. Excellent value. Thoroughly enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Just what we expected. We made a day out of the hop on / off bus, got off where we wanted to explore like the soccer stadium. Commentary on audio gave us the basic info about the areas, and the bus gave us a good basic feel for Madrid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Es muy buena opcion para conocer la ciudad. Los tur extendidos y el paseo nocturno un Plus conveniente

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent. Does what it says and very efficient.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good tour.

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