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Madrid Hop On Hop Off Bus City Sightseeing Tour

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Get to know Madrid by boarding a double-decker bus and admire the city's cultural and architectural magnificence. Explore the city at your own pace and make the most of your visit.


A fun and convenient way to discover the city is on our double decker buses. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered through a headphones audio system. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city.

Blue Route

  • Museo del Prado

  • Puerta de Alcala

  • Barrio de Salamanca

  • Plaza de Colon

  • Plaza de Cibeles

  • Gran Via

  • Plaza de Espana

  • Templo de Debod

  • Teatro Real

  • Palacio Real

  • Puerta de Toledo

  • San Francisco El Grande

  • Catedral Almudena

  • Plaza Mayor

  • Puerta del Sol

  • Circulo Bellas Artes

  • Museo Thyssen

  • Museo Reina Sofía

  • Jardin Botanico

  • Museo del Prado

Green Route

  • Plaza Neptuno

  • Plaza de Cibeles

  • Plaza de Colon

  • Museo Esculturas

  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales

  • Nuevos Ministerios

  • Santiago Bernabeu

  • C.S.I. Cientificas

  • Museo Lazaro Galdiano

  • Serrano

  • Museo Arqueologico

  • Puerta de Alcala

  • Puerta del Sol

  • Plaza de las Cortes

  • Plaza Neptuno

Frequency 7 to 15 minutes

Duration Route 1 Blue: 80 minutes, Route 2 Green: 65 minutes

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Operating Hours

  • March to October: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • November to February: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Available Languages

  • Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese

Disabled Access All buses for this tour are wheelchair accessible.


  • Discounts booklet

  • Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

  • Map

  • English audio guide
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1 Day Family Ticket for the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Tour includes access for 2 adults 2 children. The ticket is limited to 1 per family. At time of booking, select 'one' pass for the quantity.

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may wife and me are so very happy to ride this tour bus!... the driver and the tour guide are so very gentle and nice!... they are so very lovely companionship on tour!.. May Almighty God Bless to all!!... see u again on our next tour for my lovely childrens.

mon & dolly

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Madrid City Tour Bus

9:00 to 22:00 - March to October
10:00 to 18:00 - November to February

Voucher Exchange Procedure:
Please present your VELTRA voucher to the bus driver at any of the stops along the route.


Route 1 (Blue)
Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)
Frequency: 7-15 minutes

Museo del Prado
Puerta de Alcalá
Barrio de Salamanca
Plaza de Colón
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 Sofía
Jardín Botánico
Museo del Prado

Route 2 (Green)
Duration: 65 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: 7-15 minutes

Plaza Neptuno
Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Colón
Museo Esculturas
Museo de Ciencias Naturales
Nuevos Ministerios
Santiago Bernabéu
C.S.I. Científicas
Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Museo Arqueológico
Puerta de Alcalá
Puerta del Sol
Plaza de las Cortes
Plaza de Neptuno

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Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

Additional Note(s)
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  • Audio guide is available in Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese. Kids’ Channel is available in English and Spanish.

  • You can begin your hop-on hop-off tour at any of the Madrid City Tour stops by showing your voucher when getting on board.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 1.

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may wife and me are so very happy to ride this tour bus!... the driver and the tour guide are so very gentle and nice!... they are... so very lovely companionship on tour!.. May Almighty God Bless to all!!... see u again on our next tour for my lovely childrens. more

mon & dolly

This is a really fun and relaxing way to see Madrid and get a feel for the city. After you've seen 2-3 museums and your feet... are killing you... get on the bus, sit up top if the weather is nice, and ride. Be sure to ride BOTH loops in their entirety. Very worthwhile. Thoroughly enjoyed it. more


Nice, recommended!!!


Fantastic and easiest way to see this beautiful city. Saved money too booking through City Discovery.


The old Madrid route was excellent. The new Madrid, apart from the stadium, was boring.. wouldnt recommend it. I suggest the hop o...n hop off does a tour of palace, cathedral, and staduim and drop the new Madrid tour, and just have one big tour. The bus outside was cold! Heaters would be fantastic. Service was excellent. Staff very courteous and we could get our tickets straight away on the bus. Concierges at hotels should promote the hop on hop off. A hop on hop off walking tour through the little streets the bus cant drive through would be excellent. more


friendly and helpful staff, easy to find stops,


Amazing tour. Excellent value for money.


We love it. I recommend it to my friends.


The perfect way to start your Spain and/or Madrid you a great overview of what you're gonna see in the coming ho...urs/days....we did a complete circular route (Red Route) to gain points of reference and then got on and got off all day long. Second day was to return to various places we wanted to see more of. Stops are at all the most relevant places, and the bus attendants (and drivers) were very helpful. Thanks, Bob & Wendy T more


Well organised. Regular buses were clean, airconditioned and the staff were very helpful and friendly


This is the best way to tour the city, hands down. We loved the hop on/off option.


We enjoyed both routes as they were quite different. The contrast between the medieval town centre in Route 1 and the business/res...idential/university districts in Route 2 were great. Very convenient for us to hop on in Grand Via and covered all the sites we wanted to see. Nice and cool in the shade on the top deck. more


Some of the outlets for the audio were so static so maybe they should be checked
We usually ride the first round th...
en on the second time around we get off to the places we wanted to check out.


We used the metro to travel from our Hotel at Alcobendas to the Bernabeau where we had a tour of the stadium. Afterwards we picked... up the bus for a tour of the city, hopping on and off as we pleased. We had a 2 day ticket and it was a truly wonderful experience. more



Denise Emilia

I was pleased with my order procedure and support. Everything was fast and without problems. I recommend.


Very good way to visit the city in a short time. With 2 routes all the main attractions can be seen. High frequency of the buses a...nd friendly staff. more


While ordering I am satisfied with:n- good information about inndividual toursn- clear and easy bookingn- immediate confirmationn-... quick voucher deliveryn- possibility to check the booking statusn- possibility to change date of a tourn- reorder discount coupons more


Great service!


Perfect way to explore the city without taking the metro or taxis. The route really covers all the interesting sights and areas of... Madrid. Buses were in perfect conditions and the audioguides were working fine.
We never had to wait more than a few minutes for a bus to come and the stops were well indicated.




you can see all the interesting monuments of the city. Easy to visit something and then go on with the following bus


I went on the 2 day ticket and used it a lot, the information through the earphones was good but sometimes behind because of traff...ic around Madrid but that was not their fault more


Best way to see Madrid whilst busy we always managed to get a seat. Busses were frequent and staff were very helpful


Excellent, and the staff were wonderful ! Many Thanks :-)


We always like to do the hop on hop off buses when we first tour a city to see where we want to explore during our vacation.


It is very convenient not to waste time buying tickets


It's a must do, shows you all places you need to visit.


The staff was very polite. Easy to take the bus, I highly recommend city discovery. We have been traveling with them since 2013.

Elzebir Kimball-Nunez

This was an excellent way to see all of the sitest in Madrid and figure out the layout of the city and what I wanted to come back see. The staff were very helpful. more


Bus was clean and the narrative was great. The bus came to each stop pretty often.


We used it during our honeymoon trip to Spain.
It was very convenient, because you can ride briefly around the city and th...
en go back to the places that interested you the most and walk around at your own pace.
Japanese audio-guide was also very helpful for us as private travelers.

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I used it with my family - 6 people in total. It's very convenient way to go around Madrid effectively.
Also it was go...
od to know the distance in town between places, as we decided to continue sightseeing on our own the next day.
I recommend it to everyone.

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We used the bus, as it seemed helpful to move from one place to another.
But in fact it was so nice that we have even passe...
d my destination to go for another extra round.
The sun in summer is so strong in Spain that we recommend you to sit on under the roof on the second floor of the bus.
It was nice to feel the breeze. We really enjoyed the tour, as we could go around major sightseeing spots in Madrid.

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There are 2 courses available that allows you to enjoy sightseeing spots effectively in Madrid. Both courses are excellent and hig...hly recommended. You can walk around the old town or to visit the home stadium of the famous football team Real Madrid, a bull ring and shopping area. You can take this bus to know where everything is in Madrid so you can plan your travel well suited to your own schedule!

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The Madrid hop on hop off sightseeing tour takes you by double-decker bus to numerous stops on two inter connecting bus routes aro...und the city including the Royal Palace, the Prado museum, the mighty Bernabéu stadium and more. With the one day ticket I was able to listen to the informative onboard recorded audio commentary on board, which is available in many languages, as I sat back and relaxed. There was even a separate children's commentary to inform the kids at their own level. I took my 2 kids with me and we would simply hop off at any stop that interested us to walk around and sightsee in depth. We enjoyed experiencing Madrid's most noteworthy attractions, sights, and shopping and dining areas at our own pace.

It was easy to buy tickets on the internet which are instantly confirmed so you can print them out. The print out in exchanged for tickets on the bus which you need to keep and present to the assistant each time you get back on the bus. The company also gives you a discount voucher booklet with quite good savings on retail, restaurants and activities. We saved money during our stay with the booklet. There's something for everyone.

Having never been to Madrid before I researched the best sights to see before I travelled making a list of all the places I wanted to go. All were either a stop on the hop on hop off bus, or just a short walk from a stop. The hop on hop off bus is a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. We used the bus as a way of working out exactly where we wanted to go on our first day in Madrid. With the two bus routes interchanging we were able to sit on the bus and sight see and work out exactly which stops we wanted to see later. We actually did a loop without really getting off much at all, and then did another one knowing exactly where to get off. This was good for us as we had an entire day to fill in.


The bus was very useful and very convenient for Madrid sightseeing. It's a good way to get a general overview of the city and... see some of the most important landmarks, such as Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Gran Via or the Royal Palace.

First we used the red route to take a round of the city to get the general idea of Madrid and then green to see Las Ventas Bullring. There are only 2 departures to Las Ventas, so you need to be careful with your time.

Overall the whole tour was very useful and made our Madrid sightseeing much easier during the next couple of days, as we learned where the most interesting spots are. The departures were frequent, so we always managed to find a seat at the top deck.



The two routes offer a good overall impression of Madrid both historical and modern. The buses are modern and clean and have a ve...ry good commentary in multiple languages although on route 2 the commentary was slightly behind the locations being explained. If you get a good seat that you are happy with then I'd recommend that you take one circuit on the whole route first and then get off at places of interest the second time around. The only reason i haven't given this 4 stars is because at certain places on route buses arrive full and you may have to wait for one or two later buses before you are able to continue your journey. Overall it is well worth doing and is good value for money as both routes take over 60 minutes depending on traffic. more

Rob Parker

Very good when we only have short time to explore the city. Onboard staff was kind and helpful.


The hop on/hop off tour bus is a great way to orientate oneself with the city. 
There are two routes and you can alternate ...
between them.  There are plenty of them
and we never had to wait more than 10 minutes to catch one.
Cost is Euro 17.00 for two days but you can get it slightly cheaper if you book online at
Please note : entry to Real Palace is free to EU citizens on
Wednesdays so don't forget to take some ID along with you.
The Teleferico is a must and costs approx Euro 5.00 per person
Overall a good experience.


Great value when booked through City Discovery. A must for all travellers in Madrid service is frequent and informative.


A good way to see the city and you can use it until midnight which is good esp if it gets to hot in the day


it a quick way to see the city. the only thing is that the email stated that we take the email to the travel agency and they will ...give us the tickets for the bus.. but then the travel agency said no just to go to the bus.. at the bus they told us to go to the travel agency.. after two phone calls they let us just stay at the bus.. they really need to clarify with each other what where to get the tickets so that the guest is not running from one place to another... more


It would be better to explain the extended tours ahead of time. So that people know the difference.


Perfect way to tour the area at your own pace! Totally recommend it!


The tour covers Madrid's most important areas. It is easy to change buses to cover both types of tours.


The HOp On- Hop Off Tours are always a great orientation to the city. I love the flexibility you have to get off and then later back on another bus. more


A great way to have a quick and interesting overview of the beautiful city of Madrid! Very pleasant for our group (7 families) and... also good for our participant in a rolling chair. more


Excellent way to get to know the most relevant attractions of Madrid. Many of them are places you just want to see, so just riding... in the bus is fine. And others you get down and dedicate the time.
Couple of watch-outs:
- Not always easy to find the bus stops, particularly in those places where you can transfer between the 2 routes. It took us a while to realize they were indicated in the regular bus stops.
- Not very clear about the timings for the extended routes. If you have the opportunity, make sure to ask to the bus personnel early on so you can plan in advance.


Easy to find a stop to get on and change voucher for a ticket. A very good way to get your bearings when you first arrive. Then yo...u can plan where to go and use the hop on and off
to get there. Extended route was a bonus.


Very good tour!


The HOHO buses are always generally a good value when you have limited time in a city. It allows you to see all of the attraction...s and possibly more than you knew about. Good starting point of what you really want to see. more


good option


Comparing to Barcelona hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, Madrid buses have been petty less in number and buses were mostly full an...d unable to accommodate some passengers, In this regard, some tourists have wasted their limited time waiting at the bus stops. more

Wittanarat Gajaseni

We walk a lot and as the group was big and the guide not have microphone, no all listen well to the guide.

Was not...
clear about what really include the tour, and on the first place the group was not happy, but on the 3st place when we can sit and expend time talking and knowing the tradition, we felt better.

The guide did everything for rescue the group at the end, we will end happy. The food and the 2 last place was very nice.

We meet a wonderful people and that was a very special plus.

Regard the price, I think you need do some enhacement and that will be great tour.


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