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.
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.
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
01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15:
English Tour: Daily
French Tour: Monday at 0900h (09:00am), Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 1500h (3:00pm)
Approx 2.5 hours
Start time: 0900h (09:00am) and 1500h (3:00pm)
Duration: Approx 2.5 hours
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.
Tour returns to your original point of departure
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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