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Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Product ID: 33328
See the masterpieces of Madrid’s Prado Museum and tour historic neighborhoods on a combined 5-hour excursion, and learn about famous artists and notorious kings. See Madrid’s more contemporary architecture of the Gran Via, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the highlights of Madrid by deluxe, air-conditioned coach
  • Learn about Madrid's expansion after the War of Independence from the French
  • Visit the legendary Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas Bull Ring
  • Explore the streets of the Hapsburgs, Bourbons and more
  • Tour the galleries of the Prado Museum
  • See masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, Greco, and Bosch
Full description
Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art.

Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via.

See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá.

Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street.

Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.
Includes
  • Guided panoramic tour
  • Air-conditioned motor coach
  • English/Spanish Official guide (depending on option selected)
  • Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. The ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time
  • Individual radioguide system for Prado Museum guided tour
  • Skip-the line access to the Prado Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs from Julia Travel, C/ San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
• Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the city (demonstrations, sports events, cultural events, official acts, and public works)
• It is possible that some of the paintings mentioned in the program are not available for viewing, despite belonging to the permanent collections of the three museums
• Convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, will be made if the weather permits, always accompanied by your guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We had an exceptional guide Francesca she was knowledgeable and hilarious she had a way for you to learn the history as well as the meaning the artist was trying convey I recommend this agency and your for the art lovers that don’t fully understand it the plus perk to this was we walked right in while there was a General Admission line with people standing that was as long as a line for a Disneyworld line at space mountain

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July 12, 2019

very well organised, very informative

you get the best of Madrid in just 5 hours. the tour is by bus, so it is not convenient to take pictures. I suggest to book this activity on your first day in Madrid - it gives you an overview of what is worth seeing and you can plan your following days accordingly.

April 20, 2017

tour cancelled - spanned she public holiday. Not refund received.ripof

October 21, 2017

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Product ID: 33328