I would give rate the Madrid city tour a 3/5 but the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tour 5/5!!! The tour was nice to see the city. We chose to do an english tour thinking the tour would be completely in english. However the guide would say everything in spanish and then repeat what she had said in english. As for the stadium it was absolutely INCREDIBLE. As someone who is not even a soccer fan I truly enjoyed this tour! It was very interactive an a great experience!
Very cool stadium tour. Lots of walking down stairs, though. Tour was great!
The bus tour was very informative-it gives you a good sense of the size and different areas/eras of Madrid. Saw lots of things that we wouldn't have had time to see on foot. Go at the beginning of hol so you can see what you might want to go back to. Not so good for taking photos. Bernabeu was ace!
Great Tour! Very Informative of the city and a very good price!
Very good tour and very informative guide. Would recommend it.
HOWEVER, make sure you use the loo before you get on the bus. There was a toilet on the coach but it was locked and there was no key available!! About an hour and a half into the trip there was a stop at the Hard Rock Café to have a drink and thank god there were toilets there. It was a VERY long wait though!
That really was the only downfall ... it wouldn't be a pleasant experience if you had children with you!
A trip worth doing though and the Bernabeu Stadium tour was fantastic,
Good coach tour covering the west of Madrid that the hop on hop off does not cover. Guide gave English commentary which explained the history of the city and why it's architecture is as it is. Did not feel that the commentary was as good as the Spanish version ( the majority of the tour bus came from Argentina). After a couple of hours the coach dropped us off at the Bernabeu. We had to exchange our passes given at the coach office for entry tickets at the (poorly signed) stadium ticket booths. The stadium tour takes about two hours and does not have a guide. This allows visitors to follow the tour signs at their own pace. Interesting interactive displays. After finishing the tour you have to make your own way back to the centre of the city. The easiest option for this is to take the hop on hop off bus directly outside the stadium for €10 per person and you get a day ticket or get a bus from the same bus stop for €1:50 but this does not go to the centre. The Bernabeu tour is not suitable for wheelchair bound people as there are stairs and steps to negotiate and no ramps or lifts.
The Tour was great, big,bus with an English speaking guide
little tricky to find the travel agent meeting point but all in all it was good
This was a wonderful tour! The only slight issue was the fact that the tour guide was not always understandable (in either language). Also, the stadium part of the tour was a self tour (no one ever explained that to us) and the bus didn't wait for us -- we had to take public transportation back to the hotel!! As it turns out, it was fine for us-our children are avid soccer fans! But it would have been better to know at the outset of the tour that we were going to be dropped off and forgotten!!
Throughly enjoyed the tour of the stadium especially thier tropies. Standing on the pitch of the ground was awesome feeling too.
My husband and I enjoyed the Madrid City Tour and the Bernabeu Stadium on our recent trip. The city tour was excellent and was really enhanced by our guide, who was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We bumped into her the next day and she remembered us and asked how our trip was going. So professional! The Bernabeu was well organised and interesting and we could visit all parts of the stadium. However, we need to say that the prices for photos were not told to us until the last minute and were rather expensive for many people. We were offered a large photo for 17 euros and, as there were small ones availalbe for 12 euros then that was not good. A shame.
Unfortunately it was pouring down with rain when we did the Madrid City tour but we did get to see all the major sites from the comfort of the coach. We finished our tour at the Bernabeu Stadium and thoroughly enjoyed it! It's a magnificent stadium and you could do the tour at your own pace. We were there nearly two hours! I think it was a real highlight of our weekend stay in Madrid!
Suzy D Australia
The city tour was extensive and interesting. It gives you a good guide as to what you may want to see. The stadium tour is self-guided but very good, and it is easy to get back to the city as there is a train stop right out the front of the stadium. Well worth doing if you have limited time or as an introduction to the city.
Emily United Kingdom
Good trip, saw most of Madrid and Bernabeu was a good insight.
GILBERTO B Venezuela
Is a good tour for the people that want to know Madrid and don't have much football history or much time.
Neil R United Kingdom
The Madrid City Tour was only booked as a means to get to the Bernabau Stadium. However, we were impressed with the tour and would recommend it on its own. The Bernabau did not disappoint either, and for any football fan it is a must. We were especially lucky because it was the day after they had been presented with the league cup and the place was buzzing. Be aware of the "surprise" included in the city tour: it was a twenty minute visit to a gift shop. I can only assume the shop was owned by a friend or family member, and did not enhance the trip at all.
It was very exciting to see the stadium and actually get down on the field. However, I expected this to be a guided tour, not just a self-guided tour. Also, I did not realize we had to find our own transportation back to the hotel after the tour was over.
Your of the stadium is well worth doing although the Madrid City Tour did not really give you much information and guide didn't seem interested in telling you more than her script no interaction