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Overview

Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this 2.5-hour panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá), its Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles). Along the way you'll tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This overview tour of Madrid also offers both am and pm departure times plus a complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • 2.5-hour panoramic sightseeing coach tour of Madrid
  • Admire top city attractions such as the Royal Palace of Madrid and Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)
  • Marvel at Baroque and Renaissance architecture in Madrid’s beautiful Plaza Mayor
  • Cruise down beautiful avenues such as Gran Vía and Paseo de la Castellana
  • Listen as an expert guide reveals insight into the city’s history and heritage
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour
Take a sightseeing overview tour of Madrid during this 2.5-hour exploration of the city by air-conditioned bus. During the course of your ride you're sure to get a sense of the many centuries of history, landmarks, culture and architecture that give this unique Spanish capital its distinct charm.
Start your discovery of the city by choosing to depart at either 9am or 3pm, then meet up with your guide at the Plaza de España in central Madrid to board your bus and start your excursion. Head first to the Barrio de la Morería, where you'll get a sense for the city's ancient foundations that date back to the medieval era. Hear about the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, a historic Arabic fortress that once occupied the area, and admire the elegant design of the city's Royal Palace, located nearby. Continue next to Madrid Rio, where you'll pass across the picturesque bridges, Puente del Rey and Puente de Segovia.
Proceed by bus next to the Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, two iconic city plazas that exemplify the baroque and renaissance styles favored by Spanish monarch King Philip II in the 16th century. Move on to Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles), arguably one of Madrid's most famous sights, along with the elegant neoclassical beauty of the Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá).
Drive next along Madrid's broad Gran Vía avenue, along with its Paseo de la Castellana towards Barrio Salamanca, where you'll have a chance to explore a more modern version of the Madrid cityscape. Then drive past the city's renowned Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (home of Real Madrid) and the famous Las Ventas bullring, ground zero for Spain's bullfighting traditions.
Finish your excursion at Plaza de Colón, where you'll disembark from your bus to enjoy an included refreshment at the Hard Rock Cafe followed by a return to your departure point to conclude the trip.

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n
, Oct 2018

the palace was too good worth a visit, in spite of missing our bus the lady in office helped us in getting to another stop which i really appreciate it and we started from next stop

J
, Sep 2017

Perfect way to see Madrid during a long layover. Historical, informative and time to stretch your legs.

A
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

M
, Jun 2017

Great introduction tour of the city of Madrid. Recommend this to be your 1st tour upon arrival.

d
, May 2017

Had expected to see more, Mostly disappointed as everything shown was on the left side of the bus and we were on the right.

M
, Apr 2017

If you want quick overview of Madrid in less than 3 hours this will do, but just had a feeling we were missing some key sights. Tour guide was good'' but the English speakers seemed to get the short end of the conversations several times.

M
, Dec 2016

We arrived thirty minutes late for this tour. The Travel agency arranged for us to join the tour as the bus was proceeding slowly through Madrid's holiday traffic at 345pm Sunday. We met the bus about 10 minutes walk from the our original meeting place and as the group was just coming back from a trip to the Mercado de San Miguel. The travel guide was good and was providing the tour in Spanish and in English. We made two fifteen minute stops at the Columbus plaza and at the Bullfight stadium for pictures if you wanted to do so. She would point out the Prado, and the other significant buildings. She pointed out the reason for the Sunday traffic, being the beginning of the long holiday season for the locals beginning with the Feast of the Immaculate COnception and then Christmas. It was early December and the day is short and by 5:00 one can hardly see the buildings but we stayed in the street longer until they turned the Holidays lights on in the streets and in the Plazas.
The bus was luxurious and well appointed. Maybe the experience would have been different if we had come earlier to start the tour at the Royal Palace. We should have joined the 11 am tour. Traffic would have been less and we would have had better views.

S
, Dec 2016

Disappointed with Julia's Travel guide on this afternoon tour. Although it was a rainy Friday afternoon, and we saw everything as indicated on the tour, she made no effort to make our group's experience a positive one. We were dropped off to fend of ourselves during a 15 minute break to find a coffee and washroom and then when we all returned punctually at the bus, the driver and our guide were no were to be found. Fortunately, we had a fabulous guide from Julia's Travel on another tour the next day!

C
, Oct 2016

In this tour, you will probably be traveling with other groups. You may feel it to be disjointed, especially if it's being given in 3 languages simultaneously. But overall, you will learn interesting facts about the current state of Madrid.

Do not let your children sleep on the bus. Yes, someone tried. Always wear your seatbelt. And do not walk around the bus while it's in motion. Yes, someone also tried that. Such is the law. If the police see it, they will not fine the bus driver, tour guide or tour company. Only you get to pay a fine of 200 Euros. Not optional. Do try to adult.

O
, Sep 2016

Ok way to see the city, but nothing special


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