This combo tour provides the perfect introduction to Madrid. Start with an orientation tour of the city. You will see the medieval origins of the city, Renaissance and Baroque buildings right through to contemporary Madrid. Continue to the world-famous Prado Museum, one of the world’s finest collections of European art. An expert guide will lead you through hundreds of years of art history.
You will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will explore Madrid’s rich history. We'll drive past such well-known avenues as those of Gran Vía and Castellana, we will also see Famous squares such as the Plaza de España, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Atocha, Neptuno, Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá, Colón, Plaza de Castilla.
You will see the areas of major historical relevance such as that of the Austrias, the Bourbons and Salamanca, the Oeste and Retiro parks, and the magnificent Bullring.
The tour continues with a visit to the Prado Museum, Spain’s major art museum that features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The Prado Museum tour will be conducted in chronological order. Starting with the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516) are displayed. Continue to discover the works of El Greco (1540-1614) and Velázquez (1599-1660) ending with Goya (1746-1828).
The tour will view and discuss over 15 key pieces – these include Las Meninas, The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Knight with His Hand on His Breast, The Second of May 1808 and the Holy Trinity.
About The Supplier: A true blue Spanish company handling the increasing inbound tourism in Spain, Julia Travels is a premier travel operator and part of the parent company of GRUPO JULIÀ.
4.5 hoursStart time
Make your way to the Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (corner Plaza Ramales)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the Prado Museum
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.
The tour will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).
Morning tour excellent. Prado long and drawn out as guide gave information in english then we had to wait whilst he gave information in Spanish. Tour took twice the length of...beverly j munro, Australia
The sightseeing tour by bus was mediocre. For example it was not possible taking good photographs through the bus windows because of its optical properties. The guidance of the...Björn Odemark, Sweden
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