Madrid, Spain

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clock-o2 days (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 10 more

Overview

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

Look for Madrid’s unusual Bear and Strawberry Tree statue at the Puerta del Sol stop on this tour. This quirky bear is the city's official symbol, and well worth a photo or two.
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:

Itinerary

Route 1 - Blue Route (80-minute full-loop duration):
  • Museo del Prado
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Barrio de Salamanca
  • Plaza de Colon
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Gran Vía
  • Plaza de España
  • Templo de Debod
  • Teatro Real
  • Palacio Real
  • Puerta de Toledo
  • San Francisco el Grande
  • Catedral Almudena
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Círculo Bellas Artes
  • Museo Thyssen
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • Jardin Botanico

Route 2 - Green Route (65-minute full-loop duration):

  • Plaza de Neptuno
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Plaza de Colón
  • Museo de Esculturas
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • Nuevos Ministerios
  • Santiago Bernabéu
  • C.S.I. Científicas
  • Museo Lázaro Galdiano
  • ABC Serrano
  • Museo Arqueológico
  • Puerta de Alcalá *
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Las Cortes
Schedules and departure times are subject to change without notice. *Please note that due to building works in this area, this stop may be temporarily omitted

Reviews

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, Nov 2018

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.

S
, Oct 2018

Worked well to get to sites except the royal palace where we were able to get there but waited 40 minutes before we took a taxi because there were no buses arriving.

s
, Oct 2018

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?

T
, Oct 2018

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.)

W
, Sep 2018

The tour provided an excellent overview of Madrid and was especially well done. The audio was clear and the volume was good. The historical comments were well timed. The GPS worked as expected.

d
, Sep 2018

Great price for 2 day ticket for senior! Good overview with stops at important sites. Headphones in varied languages and a canopy on upper deck of bus

C
, Sep 2018

Being able to see the sights of Madrid and get on and off as your please is a good experience. The bus itself, was not the best. The lines were very long to get on, and the buses were always very crowded. There was no live commentator everyone was given headphones to plug into their seat, and from there you could choose from about 15 different languages to list to the commentary in they had a version for kids in English and one in Spanish. The commentators said very little, and you didn't really learn much from them. Also, many of the headphone jacks in the seats were not working, so if you sit down, make sure the one in your seat works. The seats also have USB ports for charing your phone, which was great, as well as free wifi which worked most of the time.

Be aware if you take this tour at night. The drivers do not tell you this, but once it is 10pm, the bus will stop wherever it is they do not go back to the main plaza, and for us at least, they let us very far away and it was difficult to navigate home.

Other than that, I would suggest this a good way to see the city. Just be aware of the bad things from this tour.

L
, Sep 2018

Took this city tour some 3 years ago and thought it was great, but now I felt a bit disappointed. In several stops there was just so many people waiting and the buses wont let everyone in. Having to wait for an available space in the sun for over 20 mins is not fun. Some of the headphone plugs didnt work so you miss the explanations. Also, maybe they may change a bit the route to avoid construction zones since the bus gets stuck for too long. Still, this can be a good way to get the highlights of a city in a short time.

A
, Sep 2018

We are able to get the different site with ease being in busy city like Madrid . I would recommed this tour to see the city .

K
, Sep 2018

It took some time to find the stop. Clearer signage is needed for designated stops. Buses were extremely crowded.


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