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Madrid Introduction

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Highlights

  • This orientation tour provides the perfect introduction to Madrid
  • You will stop at the popular Hard Rock Café for a drink
  • The tour is available in a choice of languages
  • The tour is conducted in a deluxe air conditioned coach

Overview

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 we'll show you a multi-faceted Madrid as she really is. Starting from its 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, one of the most important European capitals.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from Plaza de Espana, 7, Madrid. 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.

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Reviews

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

With little time available to us in Madrid, the coach tour enabled us to see all the major sights of the city in air-conditioned comfort and with an informative guide. The break... ms j a reeves

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15:
English Tour: Daily
French Tour: Monday at 0900h (09:00am), Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 1500h (3:00pm)

Duration

Approx 2.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am) and 1500h (3:00pm)
Duration: Approx 2.5 hours

Meeting point

Tour starts from Plaza de Espana, 7, Madrid. (the closest Metro Station is Plaza de Espana on Line 10, located 3 minutes walking distance from the terminal).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Tour returns to your original point of departure

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Inclusions

  • Guide (English & French speaking)
  • Return transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Drink at the Hard Rock Cafe

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the 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.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • French guide available on request, please specify your language of preference in the special request section at the time of booking.
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  • 4.5Reviews (3)
  • "Best experience to get to know the town. Very knowledgeable tour guide, very helpful." 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...
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