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Nearly missed our time slot as we were waiting at one entrance , but not by the right statue. Where there are a lot of entrances and statues perhaps a map sent out at time of booking would be an advantage. We phoned our guide who gave us directions and waited for us. She was a first class guide. I think her name was Irene. She explained not only the paintings but how the art work was achieved . I have never understood cubism, but she opened our eyes to some of the paintings. She spent a long time with us and also allowed us to have our own free time. Thorougly recommend this tour.
Wonderful experience with a very personable and knowledgeable young female guide.
Wonderful tour of the best museums in Madrid! Our guild was extreamly knowledgeable, knew her art history very well, and answered all questions. I recommend!
Avoiding the lineups is essential and this pre booking facilitated that. Guide was knowledgeable and flexible obtained tickets for us for the visiting exhibit at no extra charge.
Don't waste your time. This is not the experience advertised. Large group with late entry.
Great Tour, thanks to the guide we have learned a lot about the Prado and Reina Sofia museum. Our teenager kids were amazed with the explanations and knowledge of our guide. This is highly recommended tour.
Irene was a wonderfully knowledgable guide and gave us a really good introduction to the Prado and Reina Sofia
stellagibbs United States of ...
A wonderful guide who was knowledgeable about all aspects of both the Prado and the Reina Sofia museums.
Well worth the tour to skip the lines at the Prado and have an experienced guide take us to the highlights in a way that helped us appreciate the evolution of art styles during that time period. After some free time in the Prado, we took a short walk to the Reina Sofia and saw the cubist and surrealist movements in modern art. Highlight was Guernica, and the guide's explanation of what was happening at the time during the Civil War and the bombing in Guernica made it all the better. Her explanation of the theories of what Picasso was painting were fascinating.
excellent and informative guide. Time was well managed.
Very comprehensive covered most of the places that the hop on hop off buses do. Guide was very good and as there were onky 4 of us at the palace, we virtually had a private tour. Would recommend it
Our tour guide was most impressive. Very educated in the arts, well spoke, professional, polite and had to translate both in English and Spanish to group. She did an excellent job. I think her name was Elaine.
The young lady never quit explaining about art from the start to the finish of tour. I wanted to give her a bottle of water for I know her throat had to be quite dry. By far the best of all the tours we took. She also renewed our faith in tours after our disastrous experience we had in Granada with the same tour company that Viator subbed out to. This is one tour guide that you should definitely make sure you keep around!
I really enjoyed this tour led by a former art history student and she was able to score some tickets to the special Bosch exhibit which was unexpected and great and fit perfoectly between the Prado ytour and the Reina Sophia tour.
Great tour of the city! informative and just the right amount of time to get a sense of the city.
Easy access isn't accurate. I had envisioned getting inside the Prado a full 15 minutes before the crowds beat down the doors, but that's not what happened. Instead, the group taking this tour met with the guide about 15 minutes before the museum opened, and then she stood in a line for official guides, I believe to get our tickets and that took a bit because it was quite crowded that day. There were lots of other guides there who also were giving early access tours to small groups.
By the time we got inside the museum is was about 25 minutes after the doors had opened to the public. I didn't see any other groups going in before the opening time, but maybe I just didn't see them.
That being said, our guide took us straight to all the highlights, and provided terrific information about the pieces and the artists. The Prado is a big place and I discovered it's easy to get lost in there, even with a map, so having someone take you around is nice. She gave us some free time to explore the Prado on our own before we walked over to the Reina Sofia, which is how I found out how easy it is to get lost in the Prado.
All in all, I recommend this tour to those who don't have the time or desire to spend all day wandering through the museums.
I booked this because of the early access to the Prado and we still waited in line 25 minutes. Also tour was conducted in both English and Spanish and both groups had to wait around while the other group listened to what had just been said in the other language. Lots of wasted time! Guide was very good and it was impressive as she switched back and forth but added lots of standing time. She made arrangements for any of us to see the Bosco exhibit which was great. I went back and looked at the description of the tour and would not have booked it if the English/Spanish bit had been mentioned. All our other tours booked did not do this. There might have been folks who needed Spanish but another guide was provided and groups split, not one as was here. Reina Sofia was impressive but again lots of waiting for the second group to hear explanation when we could have moved on. Guide great, tour organization poor
Much too fast. Ear whispers were poor quality.
Although this tour was worth the price, it was bilingual. Since the majority of our group spoke Spanish, our guide seemed to spend more time speaking Spanish. Still, it was a great way to get an overview of Madrid. We did the optional museum and chose Regina Sofia. The museum was fine but the art is unusual.
Disappointing. We expected to see more 'masters', but was shown more Spanish history type pictures,
Great way to get an overview of two enormous museums and the important works they contain. Bosch exhibit is not be missed. Our guide Irene was fantastic. Engaged all of the tour members completely!
An excellent tour with an informative guide.
this was an excellent tour. introduced me to Goya as an artist
Daniel W USA
Irene is a very knowledgable guide who brought insight to the most significant pieces in these two great museums.
Excellent experience. The guide was professional and well prepared for our tour. She did a great job of explaining everything in both Spanish and English. Knowledgeable about the works of art and very interesting to listen to. Would highly recommend her.
The guide was excellent!
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