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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. Upgrade to include a Madrid Essentials Passport with access to local wine and food tastings.


  • 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
  • Upgrade to include a Madrid Essentials Passport to enjoy a string of delicious wine, food and tapas tastings

Why Our Insiders Chose 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.

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What You Can Expect

Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Food Tastings

See the sights of Madrid City on an enjoyable hop-on hop-off tour

Take a seat on an open-top double-decker bus for a 1- or 2-day 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.
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Madrid Essentials Passport:Upgrade to add on the Madrid Essentials Passport and experience the Spanish capital like a local. You'll taste the best of Madrid including coffee, cheese, wine, olive oil and other culinary specialties.
View the Itinerary for a list of hop-on hop-off stops and Madrid Essentials Passport activities and experiences.

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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
Madrid Essentials Passport Included Tasting Experiences:
  • Tasting of three wines at a winery
  • Tasting of Iberian specialities, including Manchego cheese
  • Tasting of Spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • Coffee at a stylish Madrid coffee lounge
  • Tasting of churros (fried dough sticks) at typical Madrid chocolate shop
  • Glass of sangria or beer at a Madrid patio (June to October only)
  • Typical Spanish tapa (small plate) at one of six traditional Madrid taverns (paella, Spanish omelette, croquettes, fried green peppers, alioli potatoes or chicken wings)

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great way to see the city. I would recommend getting the tasting package. It allows you to go down streets that you would otherwise miss. Ask about the extended routes and enjoy.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I thought it would be necessary to take 2 days for the new and old section. Not necessary. One day is plenty. Madrid is not that big after all. We did the two lines in one day and had enough time to spend over an hour in the El Retiro park. I suggest you only take one day.

Roshawn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The best way to see the city. A tour worth doing.

Eleanor C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is the best way to get your bearings. We use the City Tiur bus in every city we've been in. It's awesome!

Nick B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really good service, really well informed staff, excellent routes. An ideal way to see the city / get your bearings and explore

Catherine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great way to explore the city!

Jacqueline A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, did both routes to really get our bearings in the city. Worthwhile trip

Dana V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Well organized, comfortable - with a choice between an air-conditioned bottom deck and an open top one - and worth the price. The only thing I would improve is the closing hour:10pm. Bearing in mind that Spain is on Central European time GMT1, the sun still shines at 9:30pm and it's hardly time to wrap it up.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

the best way to see madrid in a short amount of time

Eva Mary A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We went to all the favourite and important places. I recommend trop off and on to all the people who want to see tha sightseeing of Madrid

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