Madrid, the capital of Spain, is one of the most important cities in the world. It combines the modern with the cultural, the artistic and the ancient, the result of centuries of captivating history.
On this tour you will see multi-faceted Madrid as she really is. Starting from the Arab-fortress origins to the court days, during the reign of Philip II and that of Charles III, you will see the development of this great city. This is the period when some important building schemes were undertaken and finally, present day Madrid, became one of the most important European capitals.
Approx 2.5 hoursStart time
09:00am and 3:00pmMeeting Point
Tour starts from San Nicolas street nº15 (Corner with Plaza de Ramales).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour returns to your original point of departure
You will be picked up from designated meeting point. Accompanied by a guide, you will travel in deluxe air-conditioned coach to explore the Spanish of Spain, Madrid.
This city tour will show you many well-known areas, monuments and sights of Madrid. We highlight some of the more interesting places you will see on this tour.
We’ll drive past the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterised by Phillip II and his Renaissance and Baroque style buildings like those in the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa.
We will visit the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. We will admire the works of José Bonaparte in the XIX century, such as the elegant Plaza de Oriente and The Prado Museum.
We'll drive past such well-known avenues as those of Gran Vía and Castellana and famous squares such as the the district of Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla, Parque del Oeste, University Campus, commercial and financial zones of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium..
During the tour, we will visit the famous Hard Rock Café. A soft drink is included and will be offered to you when you are there
At the end of the tour the bus will return to Plaza de Espana, 7, Madrid.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm your departure details.
Children (0 - 5) year free but drink is not included.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
English, French, Spanish and Italian options are available
The tour was absolutely excellent and a great way of seeing the beautiful city of Madrid on a short stay. The guide was very good and we saw a lot of the Old city which I...Mrs Kathy Ryder, Ireland, 08/Apr/2014
We appreciated the advice given by the tour guide about pickpockets. She is very knowledgeable but do wish the tourists would stop talking when the tour guide is introducing us...Margaret J Wong, Australia, 13/Jul/2013