Madrid Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Optional Prado Museum or Royal Palace

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Encompass all the marvels that constitute the rich and impeccable history of Madrid. The architecture of the city reflects Spain's inheritance from various influences that is brilliantly preserved and integrated with the modern culture of Madrid. Skip the line at the Royal Palace and visit this beautiful landmark!

Highlights
  • Panoramic tour throughout the marvelous architecture and of Madrid and sites central to its culture and history
  • Tour of the delights of modern Madrid, including a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe with a free drink
  • Entrance to the Prado Museum, and its comprehensive galleries that contain the finest of Western art

Description

So many buildings in Madrid look like palaces that you will feel as if you are transported to a kingdom of different cultures and times. Enjoy the architectural beauty of the edifices of cultural and historical significance so proudly preserved by the Spaniards.

See the Medieval Arabic fortress, Barrio de la Moreria, and the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, which still stand strong and imposing throughout the wars and natural disasters of centuries.

Stroll down Calle Mayor and admire the scenic spot of Plaza Mayor, a site for bullfights, public executions, traditional markets and football games. See the inspiration that 18th century Austrian architecture brought to Spain in Bourbon Madrid. Make a stop to the Hard Rock Cafe Madrid, where you can enjoy a free drink and experience the bar and club culture of the city that never sleeps!

Make a wish on the Cibeles fountain, an homage to the goddess Cybele in the form of a beautifully ornate statue of the goddess on a chariot dragged by two lions. Appreciate the nearby Neptune fountain which honours the god of the sea with his mighty trident and sea horses.

See the impeccable Puerta de Alcala, a neo-classical monument commissioned by Charles III with a goal of transforming Madrid from a drab villa to a kingdom of regal structures. As you can see on this tour, this goal was realized magnificently.

Finally, visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, which is the official residence of the royal family but is used for ceremonies and state functions. Its beauty and grandeur surpasses that of any other castle in Europe, and was vaulted in stone and brick during its construction, rendering it indestructible over the centuries.

Includes

  • Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe

  • English-speaking guide
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Madrid Panoramic Sightseeing Tour in the Morning
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Take a panoramic tour of Madrid by coach to see its exquisite buildings (Renaissance and Baroque-style) and the city's beautiful avenues. Learn about Jose Bonaparte’s architectural work of the 19th century including the world-famous Prado Museum (exterior view).

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check in at Julia Travel Office

  • Madrid of the Hapsburg era

    Pass through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and his Renaissance and Baroque style buildings like those in Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa.

  • Madrid of the Bourbons

    Visit the Madrid of the Bourbons and learn about the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. You will get to admire the works of José Bonaparte, such as the elegant Plaza de Oriente and The Prado Museum.

  • Contemporary Madrid

    Discover contemporary Madrid with sights such as: Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla, Parque del Oeste, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium.

  • 12:00

    Tour Ends at Plaza de Oriente underground parking

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Madrid Half Day Sightseeing Tour plus Fast Track Entrance to Prado Museum
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Half-day sightseeing tour of Madrid plus skip the line access to Prado Museum. Prado Museum has an impressive collection of European paintings including Goya, Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, Tiziano, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and much more.

Duration: 5 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe / Admission / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check in at Julia Travel Office

  • 09:00

    Madrid Sightseeing Tour

    See the main sights of Madrid with landmarks ranging from the Medieval period to the modern day.

  • 12:00

    Prado Museum

    Located in central Madrid, it is the main Spanish national art museum, featuring collections of European art from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection and currently comprises of 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings.

  • 13:30

    Tour Ends at Prado Museum

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Madrid Half Day Sightseeing Tour plus Fast Track Entrance to Royal Palace
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Half-day sightseeing tour of Madrid plus skip the line access to Royal Palace. The palace is majestically situated in Plaza de Oriente in front of Catedral de la Almudena. A must-do for any visitor to Madrid to learn about Spain's history of monarchs.

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe / Admission / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check in at Julia Travel Office

  • Madrid Sightseeing Tour

    See the main sights of Madrid with landmarks ranging from the Medieval period to the modern day.

  • Royal Palace

    Former Residence of the Spanish Royal Family, it was built in the XVIII C. and forms one of the most beautiful palatial complexes of Europe with the Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens and the Campo del Moro. Inside its porcelains, tapestries, furniture, armours and paintings can be admired.

  • 13:00

    Tour Ends at the Royal Palace

The guide, Isabel is very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Although it was raining she was still willing to walk us around and show us the places. She even provided additional information.

Sunita

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  • (For Check-In) Julia Travel Office (Calle San Nicolás, 15, Madrid, Spain) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Plaza de Oriente (Plaza de Oriente, Madrid, Spain) Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Julia Travel Office (Calle San Nicolás, 15, Madrid, Spain) Time: 08:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Plaza de Oriente (Plaza de Oriente, Madrid, Spain) Time: 12:00:00

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Reviews

The guide, Isabel is very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Although it was raining she was still willing to walk ...us around and show us the places. She even provided additional information. more

Sunita

Very good tour!

Randall

Very good tour of the city, and excellent guided tour of the Prado Museum. Our guide Carmen was wonderful - very informative and ...interesting, and with a god sense of humour! more

Graham

A fascinating tour of Madrid, followed by a wonderful guided tour of the Prado Museum. Our guide Carmen was excellent - very info...rmative and interesting, and with a good sense of humour! more

Graham

Very interesting experience! Unforgettable.

thecla

The guide was very good

Paola

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