Discover all that Madrid has to offer, including art, architecture, culture and history, during this 4-hour combined sightseeing tour and Prado museum visit. Combine two of Madrid’s most popular excursions in one trip, starting with an exploration of some of the city’s most interesting attractions by luxury coach, including the Plaza Mayor, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and the Los Austrias neighborhood. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Prado Museum, investigating the most famous works in this sprawling institution with a guide. Your combined coach tour and Prado visit also includes complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Café.
Combine two best-selling Madrid tours and do them in one day
See top Madrid attractions on a morning city tour by coach
Learn about Madrid’s complex history and different rulers, from Moorish sultans to Bourbon kings
Admire the architecture of Los Austrias, Calle Mayor, Gran Via and more
Explore the Prado Museum in the afternoon with an expert local guide
Marvel at European masterpieces like Velazquez’s Las Meninas and El Greco’s The Annunciation
Explore the incredible cultural treasures, amazing architecture and fascinating history of Madrid during this 4-hour combined coach sightseeing tour and skip-the-line visit to the Prado Museum. If you're looking for a big dose of Madrid culture in a short period of time, this excursion combining two of the city's most popular stand-alone tours is a great option. Spend your morning exploring some of Madrid’s most famous attractions on a 3-hour sightseeing trip via luxury coach bus. During your trip you’ll learn about the city’s incredible wealth of architecture and history, starting with the city’s Moorish quarter before continuing to the neighborhood of Los Austrias, which is known for its importance to Habsburg-era Madrid. Check out the city’s iconic Plaza Mayor and then make a stop at Madrid’s Royal Palace. Proceed next to the more modern section of Madrid, traveling down Gran Via, passing through the trendy Salamanca district and stopping by Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to the Real Madrid football club. Then take a 2-hour break before continuing your afternoon tour. In the afternoon you’ll meet your guide in front of the Prado Museum, skipping the line with a priority-access ticket. During your visit you’ll follow your guide as they explain some of the museum’s most famous works, including Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, El Greco’s The Annunciation, Velazquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s The Family of Carlos IV, among others. For a full run-down of each half your day’s activities, please read the itinerary details below.
We were a group of 5 adults and 4 youths who recently took this tour on June 16, 2018. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get a great overview of Madrid. We especially loved the Prado Museum guided tour. Our tour guide was the main reason we enjoyed the Prado museum so much. You can look at a painting and see oil, colors, etc, but you're really seeing NOTHING. But, when you get a well-informed history lesson and explanation of what you're looking at, it's a totally eye-opening experience and understanding of the work of art!
What a great way to see a LOT of the highlights in the City. Enjoyed seeing the bullfighting arena and all of the beautiful buildings throughout the city. Our tour guide through our brief visit to the Prado was fantastic and did a great job of explaining what the artists were representing, what was happening at the time in history, etc. - very well done!
The afternoon Skip the Line Prado guided tour was spectacular. It was 5-star. I cannot imagine trying to see the Prado without our guide. Her explanation of the key aspects of the paintings and sculptures we saw gave depth and meaning to our experience. Once the guided tour portion of the tour was over, we were free to explore the Prado on our own--a great benefit
The morning sightseeing tour of the City was a very good introduction into the layout of Madrid. I would have enjoyed more of the City, and could have traded-off the 30 minutes at the Hard Rock Café for 15, and another 15 on the road.
The City Tour was ok. It's a good overview of Madrid. The tour was in Spanish and English and the switching back and forth was a little distracting. The best part was the Prado tour. It was a small group and we hit all the highlights of the museum. The tour guide did an excellent job with explaining each painting.