A hop-on hop-off Madrid sightseeing tour by open-top double-decker bus is the perfect introduction to this incredible city. Select a 1- or 2-day ticket that lets you board and disembark at any of the 37 stops along two interconnecting routes, so you can explore city sights at your own pace. Hear onboard audio commentary and check out Madrid’s many plazas, museums and theaters with the provided map and guidebook.
Hop-on hop-off bus tour of Madrid
Create your own itinerary and travel around the city on an open-top, double-decker bus
See top Madrid attractions such as the Royal Palace and Gran Vía
Follow two different routes and hop on and off at any of the 37 stops
Choose a 1-day or 2-day ticket and listen to the informative audio commentary on board
Receive valuable discount vouchers and a tour stops guidebook
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Sightsee on your own schedule with this Madrid hop-on-hop-off tour, which includes a map and guidebook, too.
Take a seat on an open-top double-decker bus for a 1- or 2-consecuitive days sightseeing tour of Madrid that lets you create your own itinerary. This hop-on hop-off Madrid bus tour offers 37 stops along two routes that interconnect around the city — your ticket is valid on both. Remain on the bus for each loop while you listen to onboard commentary via an audio headset, or hop on and off at any stop to explore city sights on your own (admission fees are not included). Follow Route 1 (Blue Route) to view the Belle Epoque buildings of historical Madrid. Disembark to explore the Royal Palace, Almudenao Cathedral and the Prado museum, or admire the Gran Vía, Madrid’s main thoroughfare. Switch to Route 2 (Green Route) to focus on 19th- and 20th-century Madrid. Travel past skyscrapers and the legendary Bernabéu stadium — home to Real Madrid FC — along the Paseo de la Castellana. Perhaps stroll through the elegant bourgeois enclave of Salamanca, or visit the city’s many museums with a focus on archaeology, sculpture, natural science and more. View the Itinerary for a list of hop-on hop-off stops:
Terrible traffic combined with road construction in Madrid makes any bus tour an impossibility. It took 30 minutes to move only 30 meters. And since you can’t get off until you reach a designated bus stop, you are just trapped on the bus. Avoid at all costs.
We took both the Route 1 and Route 2 tours, on two days. When one is jet lagged, it is the ideal way to get an overview of Madrid, in comfort. We do this on our first days in all major cities. One needs to be flexible however, because there was a Catalan Independence demonstration occurring in Madrid, and the municipal authorities closed or blocked streets, necessitating multiple detours and canceling some sites, and stops, and terminating the tour before its end. Beyond the control of Madrid City Tours, but, I think they should have extended the ticket into the next day, so one could see those missed sites.
I had an extended layover passing through Madrid. This tour was super easy to get to without a car, I was able to take both lines of the tour, seeing new and old parts of the city. A great way to see a lot of the city with little time! Would definitely recommend.
the Hop on HOp off Viator tour was fun and informative.
We would like to suggest that Viator allow you to just show your paperwork on your phone, since we had to struggle to find somewhere to print out our confirmation. Also the on bus announcers should learn how to control the volume on their announcements, we were knocked out of our seats each time one of the announcements happened.
We did the hop on hop off tour on our first day in Madrid (a Wednesday afternoon). It takes a long time to go around because of the traffic. It was a pleasant day, so we enjoyed being on the top part of the bus in the sun. The rest of our time in Madrid, we walked. Everything is very close if you stay in the city center.
With the heavy traffic in Madrid and limited visibility on the busy streets we did not find this as worthwhile as similar bus tours in other cities. It was also very hot when we were there August and that definitely made it less enjoyable. Try and go early in the day maybe?
Picked up right outside the hotel (one block away) and took us to all if the sites. I would recommend checking to ensure the sites are not under renovation before booking tickets to them (Sagrada, Park Guell, etc.)