Patrick K Ireland
We have always found that the best introduction to a city visit is th do a sightseeing tour where you learn somthing about the city and also see some of the sights. In this case, we saw the Royal Palace which was very good and we found out the locations of the three big museums and saw the main sights. So over the rest of that day and the two next days of our visit we managed to see all of the three museums and saw many of the sights. We did something similar with Viator when we visited Milan in March 2009 and feel it is a must to get the best out of a short city visit.
Frances R USA
Great tour. Our tour guide was awesome. We had her on another tour earlier in the week and it was nice to see her again. Even went back later in the day to check out the gift shop.
MARILYNN R USA
Fantastic, one of the best preserved palaces in Europe with respect to original contents and decor.
Cliona W Ireland
Maybe because of the time of year our group of 4 got a guide all to ourselves which was brilliant. She was extremely knowledgeable and the palace was well worth seeing. She also walked us around some of the streets off the beaten track which was really nice given the main streets were so busy. We would never have had the nerve to head off like that on our own so it was great for getting your bearings and finding your way around. Excellent.
It was a very hot day. The palace is beautiful and the history is very interesting. Nice part of town.
For me, the best part of this tour was when we had actually completed the bus tour which was comfortable and informative and started the palace tour. The sightseeing component has a few options Prado museum, Real Madrid stadium, Palace. By the time we reached the palace, the museum and stadium visitors had been dropped off and we had an intimate tour group and this was clearly or guide's thing - she had a genuine passion for the site and she managed to convey that to us.
Great tour of the city! We got to see all of the important places and pick where we wanted to go back and spend more time. The Royal Palace tour was very informative.
It was quite good, only marked down because I have now been to Barcelona. Barcelona was great.
A good way to start the visit to Madrid and a good intruduction. Very comfortable being on the bus. However the tour was in both, english and spanish which was distracting as locations changed quickly as the bus moved along and it was hard to keep up.
Lovely city to explore by bus. Our tour guide was excellent and was very well versed and knowledgeable about the city, its history, and especially the Royal Palace. Great not to have to queue in line for entrance to the palace. It is definitely inspiring and worth seeing. Only thing to note is that we had to make our own way back from the palace, as it was the final stop for the bus, which we were not told of.
Very nice tour had some trouble locating Julie office. A map or directions would be helpful. Staff at Julie office were nice and made arrangements for us.
Solid tour that is a great way to start off one's trip to Madrid. The tour details all of the spots to be in Madrid, which can be used to pick what areas you want to visit in your free time. The Royal Palace Tour was great as well, and is truly a sight to behold. If you are looking for a tour of Madrid that won't drag on, then this tour is the perfect fit.
This was a great tour but the tour guide while very knowledgeable, could have been a little more friendly.
The tourist office was very convenient but lacked restrooms. The customer reps were helpful.
Tour itself was informative and the Palace tour was beautiful and interesting. Tour guide was knowledgeable.
We had free time after the Palace tour and we were able to see the changing of the guards.
We had only one whole day to spend in the city, and this is a good tour to enjoy the city highlights.
Would definitely recommend.
An excellent tour, although hurried- not a foult of the guide, just a fact of trying to fit so much into such a short period of time, Informative, and well planned. Saw a lot, got a lot of information quickly, which allowed us to plan the rest of the week's sightseeing.
Terrence R United Kingdom
Good trip, excellent guide. Bus sight seeing tour was ok but difficult to see all the buildings fully, being restricted by the coach roof etc. Stop at hard rock cafe was welcome. Royal Palace was excellent, guide really excelled in her guided tour in the staterooms, full of information and very interesting.
This tour was great. Our three kids enjoyed very much. The guide spoke English very well and was very friendly. My kids rated her the best out of the five tour guides we had had. She was excellent! Highly recommend this tour and guide.
Good viewing points, tour guide English was understandable, average knowledge, she was thoughtful and pleasant, courteous, well groomed. This was my second Toledo tour, both were slightly above average.
the royal palace was awesome and the guide was really informative, but the guide is switching from english to spanish.
Unfortunately the weather on the day was wet and cold but Julia Travel did a marvellous job in conducting the city tour on a tour bus. The guide was OK but could have been a little more informative on some of the areas we visited, The tour of the Palace was also very good with the same guide and it was very difficult for her as there were big crowds to contend with.
Overall it was a sightseeing tour Royal Palace tour that I would recommend and use the same company