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Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Take some time getting to know Madrid while riding through the city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice, or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid. Commentary is available via a headphones audio system in 14 different languages. Route 1 • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Vía, 14 • Gran Vía, 30 • Gran Vía, 54 • Plaza de España • Princesa esq. Alberto Aguilera • Plaza de la Moncloa • Teleférico • Templo de Debod • Puerta de San Vicente • Puente de Segovia • Puento de Toledo • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco el Grande • Catedral de la Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo de Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía • Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid Route 2 • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes • Plaza de Neptuno High Season: March to October 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Low Season: November to February 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial Entrance Ticket

2. Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a visit to the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and discover the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish Golden Age. See how Italian and Flemish artistic forms blend together and learn of the era of Philip II. Explore the building that houses several different purposes. First, the monastery of San Lorenzo el Real was created for the monks of the order of St. Jerome. Explore around and learn of Emperor Charles V and his wife who once lived there. Experience the untouched layout of the building, which to this day is largely unaltered. From the Library to the palace, walk through and find the Basilica, erected in 1574, and ponder the artwork that took years to complete.

Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

3. Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

Leave Madrid in the morning and travel 50 minutes to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit the baths upon arrival and then begin the tour of the San Lorenzo Monastery. Learn the long history of Spain, specifically the reign of Felipe II. See the building that best summarizes the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish “Golden Age” and is named a World Heritage Site. See places like the Patio de Reyes, Cloister, Chapter Rooms, The Basilica (except on Sundays), The Pantheon of Kings and Infants, and the Royal Rooms. Travel to the Valley of the Fallen located in the Peña de Cuelga Muros after leaving San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit its surroundings and the basilica carved into the rock, and the burial place for 33,847 people who died in the Spanish Civil War. Be amazed by the great granite cross that is visible from kilometers away.

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

4. From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

Embark on a full-day guided tour to the UNESCO-listed cities of Avila and Segovia from Madrid aboard an air-conditioned bus. Marvel at Avila's cathedral and most emblematic monuments on a walking tour. Sep inside the Alcazar of Segovia with entrance tickets and a guide. Take a walking tour of Avila, one of Spain’s oldest cities. Marvel at its well-preserved, castle-like walls dating from the 11th century. Enter the old quarters which house important Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the city’s 12th-century Gothic cathedral. Walk by the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, admdire the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, and visit the central town square of Plaza Mayor. Take a short walk through the city’s old streets to the Convent of Saint Teresa. Then, continue on to Segovia, a city rich in historical monuments. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. Soak in its rich architectural heritage by following your guide to the Gothic-style Cathedral. Finally, cross the Canonjías neighborhood until you come to the Alcazar of Segovia, one of the most spectacular fortresses in all of Spain. After admiring its exterior, step inside to discover its legends and glorious past.

Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

5. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the Goya Statue outside the Prado Museum and begin your guided tour of its vast collection.  See the work of a variety of great European artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens, and El Bosco. Discover some of the collections on display, which date from the Romanesque period to the 19th century. The museum contains more than 8,000 paintings, 9,000 drawings, 5,500 prints, and over 900 sculptures. See some of the 1,300 works currently on display in the main building. Learn about the history of European art, and the story behind some of the works on display.

Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

6. Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

With over 80 years of history, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is one of Madrid's most important monuments. Tour Spain's largest bullring, experiencing how it feels to be the bullfighter, the bull, and amongst the onlooking crowds enveloped by the immense Neo-Mudéjar structure. Designed by José Espeliú, the Plaza de Toros was built in 1929 to accommodate the rising status of the country's national passion, and attracted some of the best bullfighters in history as well as celebrated personalities and luminaries into the stands. Fans included Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Greta Garbo, Orson Welles, and Sophia Loren. At under an hour, the tour provides an easy fit into even the busiest of holiday schedules, and offers a fascinating overview into one of Madrid's cultural and social pillars.

Madrid: Palacio de Liria Tour

7. Madrid: Palacio de Liria Tour

Marvel at this neoclassical building, one of the most important private residences of Madrid. Learn about the history of one of Spain’s most distinguished lineages through documents, pictures, sculptures, tapestries, and other works. As you roam the halls, feel the traces of centuries past and get to know not only the history of one of Spain’s most well-known families but also some of the major events in the history of Spain and the world. Explore this collection of historical items and art which has been collected over the course of more than 500 years. Take in the paintings of great masters like Goya, Velázquez, Murillo, Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Rubens, Titian, Palma Vecchio, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Madrazo, and Winterhalter.

Madrid: Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Local Market

8. Madrid: Paella and Tapas Cooking Class with Local Market

Meet your expert guide near one of Madrid’s most historic markets, where neighborhood residents have been shopping for over a century. Head inside to discover a gastronomic haven of delicious, high-quality Spanish products that form the building blocks of local cuisine. After stopping at several stalls to learn about some of Spain’s most essential ingredients, you’ll enjoy a typical aperitif of sweet vermouth and light tapas. Now that you have a solid understanding of Spanish food basics, it’s time to get hands-on. You’ll head behind the scenes of one of the most exciting restaurants in Madrid’s Huertas neighborhood into a beautiful cooking space reserved just for your small group. Here you’ll meet your instructor, a talented chef who’s studied at the Basque Culinary Institute in northern Spain and worked under a Michelin-starred chef in NYC. Over the next few hours, he’ll help you make a selection of traditional tapas representing the best of regional Spanish cuisine, along with the star of the show: authentic seafood paella. You’ll sit down to enjoy your homemade lunch and dessert with your choice of beer or wine, and head home with a deeper knowledge of Spanish cuisine (and several easy and delicious recipes to recreate in your own kitchen).

Madrid: Archaeological Museum Skip-The-Line Ticket

9. Madrid: Archaeological Museum Skip-The-Line Ticket

Experience the Archaeological Museum of Madrid at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of some of the most prominent items in the collections of the Archaeological Museum of Madrid. Put on your headphones and discover the Diadem from Caravaca de la Cruz, The Priest of Cádiz and the Beast of Balazote through the power of storytelling, while learning historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. The content of the tour is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into Iberian history and beyond, and relate to the exhibits in the Archaeological Museum of Madrid in an entirely original way.

Madrid: Lázaro Galdiano Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

10. Madrid: Lázaro Galdiano Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

Experience the Lázaro Galdiano Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to learn about the curiosities housed in the collection of the Lázaro Galdiano Museum. Put on your headphones and discover the Triptych of Johannes Hispalensis, the portrait of Lady Sondes and El Greco’s St Francis in ecstasy through the power of storytelling. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, this history of its collections and some of the most important gems it contains. You will be able to relate to the exhibits in an entirely original way.

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Sensational trip. Good bus. The guide Fernando was SPECTACULAR. Attentive, with excellent knowledge of the places visited, prompt, friendly. Worth every penny, I recommend. The only drawback was being able to find the VPT, as the numbering on Spanish streets is strange. On the one hand, growing. On the other, decreasing. And I messed up. Other than that, all jewelry, go without fear

We loved the bus tour around the city. Very informative. Staff were very helpful and polite. If there was one little negative feedback is that not all audio outlets work on board. We had to change our seats several times to find one that worked.

Fabulous museum! Really too much to see in one visit. We highly recommend seeing it with a guide who can share the background information and help create a greater appreciation. Our guide, Mya, was knowledgeable, engaging, and fun!

Worth the value and more! Book this you will not regret it. It was an unforgettable day.

The real thing, both really exciting and educational