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Madrid in the Morning: Highlights Sightseeing & Skip-The-Line Prado Museum Guided Tours

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri

  • Duration

    Approx. 5 hours 15 mins. (09:00 start of Madrid Highlights: 3 hour approx.+ 12:45 start of Prado: 1,5 hour approx.)

  • Start time

    9am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts at San Nicolás 15 (next to 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.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Prado Museum

Key Highlights

  • A perfect combo tour of Madrid sightseeing and Prado Museum
  • Learn about Madrid’s rich history, culture, art and architecture
  • Drive past Plaza de España, Oriente, Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía and Castellana
  • Visit Prado Museum for the world’s largest collection of Spanish paintings
  • Admire the works of European masters like J. Bosch, El Greco, Velázquez and Goya
  • Study over 15 masterpieces like Las Meninas and the Holy Trinity at the Prado Museum
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers are accepted!

Overview

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. Enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through the historic city center, stroll around Plaza de la Villa, the famous Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Oriente, visit the magnificent Puerta de Toledo, and pass by Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol square and the Las Cortes quarter on your way to the Paseo del Prado.

Observe the architecture of the Old Madrid arriving into the Las Letras Quarter.

Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. You will also be seeing Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city.

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.

Inclusions

  • One hour guided walking tour
  • Radio guide system
  • Admission to the Prado Museum
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
  • Local official guide

Exclusions

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The tour will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Once you finish the guided tour, the entrance ticket will not be valid to get in again.

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).

We reserve the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary due to events celebrated in the city or force majeure operational reasons without prior notice.

Some of the paintings might not be available despite belonging to the permanent collection for reasons out of our control. In those cases, the itinerary will be modified to comprise another painting with similar artistic value and sign.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers per guide

Customer Reviews

  • beverly j munro
    Madrid tour and Prado visit

    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...

    Australia 09/11/2015
  • Björn Odemark
    Mediocre sightseeing tour and excellent guiding in the Prado Museum

    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...

    Sweden 12/20/2014

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