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Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided

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Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided

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Overview

Discover all that Madrid has to offer, including art, architecture, culture and history, during this 4-hour combined sightseeing tour and Prado museum visit. Combine two of Madrid’s most popular excursions in one trip, starting with an exploration of some of the city’s most interesting attractions by luxury coach, including the Plaza Mayor, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and the Los Austrias neighborhood. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Prado Museum, investigating the most famous works in this sprawling institution with a guide. Your combined coach tour and Prado visit also includes complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Combine two best-selling Madrid tours and do them in one day
  • See top Madrid attractions on a morning city tour by coach
  • Learn about Madrid’s complex history and different rulers, from Moorish sultans to Bourbon kings
  • Admire the architecture of Los Austrias, Calle Mayor, Gran Via and more
  • Explore the Prado Museum in the afternoon with an expert local guide
  • Marvel at European masterpieces like Velazquez’s Las Meninas and El Greco’s The Annunciation
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Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum.
Bilingual tour in both Spanish and English.
Individual radioguided system for Prado Museum guided tour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

C. de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

C. de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Explore the incredible cultural treasures, amazing architecture and fascinating history of Madrid during this 4-hour combined coach sightseeing tour and skip-the-line visit to the Prado Museum. If you're looking for a big dose of Madrid culture in a short period of time, this excursion combining two of the city's most popular stand-alone tours is a great option.

Spend your morning exploring some of Madrid’s most famous attractions on a 3-hour sightseeing trip via luxury coach bus. During your trip you’ll learn about the city’s incredible wealth of architecture and history, starting with the city’s Moorish quarter before continuing to the neighborhood of Los Austrias, which is known for its importance to Habsburg-era Madrid. Check out the city’s iconic Plaza Mayor and then make a stop at Madrid’s Royal Palace. Proceed next to the more modern section of Madrid, traveling down Gran Via, passing through the trendy Salamanca district and stopping by Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to the Real Madrid football club. Then take a 2-hour break before continuing your afternoon tour.

In the afternoon you’ll meet your guide in front of the Prado Museum, skipping the line with a priority-access ticket. During your visit you’ll follow your guide as they explain some of the museum’s most famous works, including Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, El Greco’s The Annunciation, Velazquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s The Family of Carlos IV, among others.

For a full run-down of each half your day’s activities, please read the itinerary details below.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Puerta de Toledo
Did you know its construction dates back from the Napoleonic era?
Pass By:  
Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace
Pass By:  
Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena
Almudena Cathedral
Stop At:  
Plaza Mayor
Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. First build during the Habsburg period, it was the hearth of Madrid at the time.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol
Pass By:  
Paseo del Prado
Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums
Pass By:  
Paseo de la Castellana
Paseo de la Castellana
Pass By:  
Cibeles Fountain
Cibeles Square
Pass By:  
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history. Welcome to the Bernabeu Tour, where you will see the stadium as you have never seen it before. Get ready to feel the excitement of being on the pitch itself, the thrill of pre-match tension, the glow of past glories and the long history that has molded one of the world’s best football teams.
Pass By:  
Puerta de Alcala
Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city.
Stop At:  
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
We will make our last stop in this iconic bullring
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Gran Via
Gran Via
Stop At:  
Prado National Museum
But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Prado Museum. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a tour to the same. Follow your guide through the Museum on a visit of the most important paintings. Admire great European artworks by el Bosco, el Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Rubens. Discover the aim of the original building and why it changed to hold one of the most important art galleries in the world. The current exhibition holds more than 1.000 paintings of four different centuries. Let your guide show you around the site and learn about some of the most important works and its backstories. Did you know the royal collection represents the museum’s foundation? Once your guided tour finishes you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
  • On rare occasions, Prado Museum may be closed with little notice due to private functions taking place; impacted bookings will be offered an alternative date to visit or a full refund
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot
  • Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is possible that some of the paintings that are in our program were not available, despite belonging to the permanent collections of the three museums, because it was assigned for some exhibition, in this case, would be replaced by another painting with a similar artistic value.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided.

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Macarena
mgeller05
, Sep 2019
We had a really great tour guide. The overall experience was very good. Except that the bus was 45 minutes late. Our tour guide was Macarena and we’re very pleased with our tour. She’s very knowledgeable & easy to talk to. We were told that we will be refunded. When should we expect a credit to our account.
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El Prado
Lourdes_O
, Jul 2019
Our guide Miriam was amazing, she was so knowledgable about all the artwork. She made our visit not only pleasurable but interesting.
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Madrid/Prada
Steve_k
, May 2019
The guide was the best. His English was very good and his knowledge of Spanish History was excellent, but most impressive was his guided tour through the Prada Museum and his detailed knowledge of each artist he pointed out and what the details of each painting meant.
star-3
Could take the tour, protesters
m0nicalewis
, Oct 2018
Had to cancel tour due to protesting. However the tour guide notified us early and let us know what was happening.
star-5
We were a group of 5 adults and 4...
Cau_T
, Jun 2018
We were a group of 5 adults and 4 youths who recently took this tour on June 16, 2018. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get a great overview of Madrid. We especially loved the Prado Museum guided tour. Our tour guide was the main reason we enjoyed the Prado museum so much. You can look at a painting and see oil, colors, etc, but you're really seeing NOTHING. But, when you get a well-informed history lesson and explanation of what you're looking at, it's a totally eye-opening experience and understanding of the work of art!
star-5
What a great way to see a LOT of the...
Laureen B
, Mar 2018
What a great way to see a LOT of the highlights in the City. Enjoyed seeing the bullfighting arena and all of the beautiful buildings throughout the city. Our tour guide through our brief visit to the Prado was fantastic and did a great job of explaining what the artists were representing, what was happening at the time in history, etc. - very well done!
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It would have been fantastic but...
John_M
, Feb 2018
It would have been fantastic but many of the significant paintings were in Australia at that time!
star-4
The afternoon Skip the Line Prado...
Thomas B
, Dec 2017
The afternoon Skip the Line Prado guided tour was spectacular. It was 5-star. I cannot imagine trying to see the Prado without our guide. Her explanation of the key aspects of the paintings and sculptures we saw gave depth and meaning to our experience. Once the guided tour portion of the tour was over, we were free to explore the Prado on our own--a great benefit The morning sightseeing tour of the City was a very good introduction into the layout of Madrid. I would have enjoyed more of the City, and could have traded-off the 30 minutes at the Hard Rock Café for 15, and another 15 on the road.
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The City Tour was ok. It's a good...
dothedew2
, Oct 2017
The City Tour was ok. It's a good overview of Madrid. The tour was in Spanish and English and the switching back and forth was a little distracting. The best part was the Prado tour. It was a small group and we hit all the highlights of the museum. The tour guide did an excellent job with explaining each painting.
star-5
Loved the tour... It was really hot...
Pahola
, Oct 2017
Loved the tour... It was really hot be prepared to stay hidrated!! Prado tour is really precise!

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