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Private Tour: Prado Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Madrid, Spain
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more


Enjoy an enriching cultural experience on a tour of Madrid’s Prado Museum with a private guide. Sail past the long lines and crowded entrance hall at Madrid’s immensely popular Prado Museum with a priority access pass. Tour the museum with your guide in order to maximize your cultural experience; admire artistic masterpieces by the likes of Velazquez; and gain fascinating insight into the history and cultural significance of the artworks.
  • Private guided tour of Madrid’s Prado Museum
  • Skip the line with your priority entrance ticket and head straight inside the Prado Museum
  • Learn about King Charles III who commissioned the building to be built in the late 18th century
  • See masterpieces by influential European artists like Hieronymus Bosch and Fra Angelico
  • Admire Velazquez’s Las Meninas painting, and discover why it's one of the most talked-about works in Western art
Greet your private guide outside of the Prado Museum and immediately immerse yourself in the resonant culture within. Admire the neoclassical splendor of the building then glide past long lines of tourists awaiting entry with your priority access pass and begin discovering the 9,000 paintings and sculptural arrays that reside within. 
Hear engaging tales about the museum’s history from your guide as you stroll through artfully lit rooms replete with artistic masterpieces. Admire Velazquez’s renowned Las Meninas and marvel at pieces by Italian pioneers such as Fra Angelico and Tinteretto. Gain insight into the stylistic features of periods like Renaissance and Baroque and absorb the aesthetic beauty of paintings by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.
Bid farewell to your guide inside the museum after your tour and continue to explore independently if you wish to.


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Excellent tour with Manuela. She was...
Thomas G
, Jun 2018
Excellent tour with Manuela. She was prompt, very knowledgeable. This 2 hour private tour hit all of the highlights of pictures you must see when visiting the Prado. She then dropped us at the cafe where we had some refreshment and we were then free to explore further on our own. An excellent way to be introduced to the Prado. Her expert commentary enhanced the experience.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you very much for your comment, Manuela knows your opinion about the tour. We hope you come back soon and can visit with us more museums and cities around Madrid. Thank you very much. Best regards.
I booked this tour for my family as...
, Feb 2018
I booked this tour for my family as I really wanted them to see this museum because its, in my opinion, one of the best in the world. My mother and I could spend days on our own in an art museum but my father and two sisters need information to be fed to them as its just not their thing. I thought this would be the perfect tour to please everyone- you see all the highlights, hear about the background and artist, but the timeline is not too short nor too long. This ended up being one of our favorite tours as everyone was satisfied and pleased with the time and information. Years later one of my sisters went with a study abroad tour where they didn't have any sort of guide and she was still able to explain information about the paintings!
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you very much for your comment, we are glad that you and your family like the tour. We remain at your disposal when you return to Spain. Best regards.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and...
, Sep 2017
Our guide was very knowledgeable and helped us to see many different perspectives in the art. Definitely would recommend this tour
The tour was terrible. She had...
Michele J
, Jun 2016
The tour was terrible. She had little knowledge of the art, was unprepared and on her phone. Worst!
We were able to wedge this into a 1...
, Apr 2016
We were able to wedge this into a 1 1/2 hours between other tours and our guide was very flexible. We hit it right when it was not very busy right before it opens for free in the evenings for locals and it was perfect timing. Our guide was wonderful and picked just the right pieces and commentary to leave an impression. Especially neat was her explanation of the changing perspective of a table in a work, as you move around the gallery.
It was okay but we couldnt...
Maria V
, Sep 2015
It was okay but we couldnt understand much our guide. He was nice but his english articulation was not so good. He did take us to the most important pieces of the museum and did his best to speak clearly, but sometimes, it was hard to understand.
The tour guide was excellent and we...
Barbara L
, Sep 2015
The tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed the Prado very much.
Our very knowledgeable guide not...
Nancy V
, Aug 2015
Our very knowledgeable guide not only escorted us to the highlights of the museum but set the paintings in their historical context and discussed why each was important.
We only had 24 hours in Madrid with...
, Jun 2015
We only had 24 hours in Madrid with a requirement to see the great paintings of the Spanish School in the Prado. We were very happy to have booked the Skip the line tour with Marie. Marie was well informed, delightful and had been guiding Prado and other museum tours for over 25 years. Her stories were fun, lovely sense of humour and managed us around the plethorah of people to see what we wanted to see. The bonus for us was the 10 Picassos which were on exhibition from Basel. I would recommend this tour to anyone who specifically is timebound and wants to see specific galleries in the Prado.
Maria was fantastic, so...
Antonia K
, May 2015
Maria was fantastic, so knowledgeable. she taught me things about the paintings I never knew. the Prado is an amazing art collection, don't miss it if you are in Madrid and higher a guide like Maria to teach you about the art. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Product code: 5903PRADO

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