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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.
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.
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.
Wonderful tour around the city followed by a great tour of the Prado museum. A must do tour!
The panoramic tour was great and Prado visit was very educational.
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.
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!
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.
The tour was informative and we had a good, condensed tour of The Prado. Both guides were very good.