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  • Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour)

    1. Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off 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 (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Catalonian, Euskera, and Galician). 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 Franc...

    You can travel around the city, see the sights and get on and off as many times you want too.

  • Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    2. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your expert guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and La Latina and see the House of Cervantes and the La Latina Theatre. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Church of Los Jerónimos, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado. Explore the Salamanca neighborhood, ride through Plaza de Colón, and discover the National Library.

    Our driver was Ivan and he was very good. We really enjoyed our tour and his descriptions. Definitely will higley recommend him.AAA +

  • Madrid: Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour for up to 4 People

    3. Madrid: Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour for up to 4 People

    The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Madrid (depending on option chosen) in a fun tuk-tuk vehicle. Get comfortable and meet your driver/guide then set out on a sightseeing adventure through the vibrant streets of Spain’s capital city. During the tour, visit a selection of Madrid’s most iconic landmarks, monuments, sights, museums, neighborhoods, and more. As you explore learn about local traditions and culture, you'll gain a better understanding of life in Madrid. You’ll also stop at a number of hidden gems that only locals know about to see a more authentic side of the city. At the conclusion of your unforgettable trip, simply sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

    we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.

  • Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

    4. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

    Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. ...

  • Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

    5. Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

    Explore Madrid’s past and see its contemporary side as well on a comprehensive sightseeing bus tour, which ends with a guided visit to the Royal Palace.  Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. There will be stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring where your guide will share some insights on this famous monument. The last sights you will see on the first part of the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Cast...

    The bus tours was poor. Guide spoke the minimum required it seemed. Palace tour was excellent! Informative and engaging guide. Palace is amazing.

  • Madrid: 1-Way Luxury Transfer between Airport and Hotels

    6. Madrid: 1-Way Luxury Transfer between Airport and Hotels

    Sit back and relax in a Mercedes E class sedan on this 20-minute transfer between the Madrid airport and the city center. Your experienced, English-speaking driver will be waiting for you in the exit hall, holding a sign name with your name on it. As you make your way into the city, the driver will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You’ll find this transfer, priced for a group of up to 3 passengers, both reliable and convenient. Services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you require a transfer from the airport, for a special occasion, or for business, you’ll experience top-quality service at an affordable price. You’ll have bottled water and an English-language newspaper available during your ride, and, if you like, the driver can take a route that enables you to see sites such as El Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, or Paseo de Castellana.

    Our flight was slightly longer than planned and our driver was aware of this himself and was at our collection point with no worries

  • Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

    7. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

    Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

  • Madrid: Best of Madrid Walking Tour

    8. Madrid: Best of Madrid Walking Tour

    Discover why Madrid is the famous destination that it is in Spain. You'll learn many times Madrid was designated the capital of the country, and will be taken to the best sightseeing spots the city has to offer throughout a walking tour. Madrid is the center of culture, trade, and social development in Spain. This tour offers you the chance to discover sights such as the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol (the heart of Madrid), Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles, and Puerta de Alcalá. All the monuments, historical buildings, anecdotal sights, and snapshots that every traveler would love to capture and take back home are included. Get ready to experience Madrid from a different perspective with a unique experience conducted alongside an experienced and passionate local.

  • Panoramic Madrid and Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    9. Panoramic Madrid and Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    During a panoramic tour of the Spanish capital you’ll see the most important buildings, monuments, squares, and avenues, and hear about Madrid’s history from the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the modern-day city. On this 2.5-hour program, you’ll take in the Gran Vía, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, and more. See Columbus Square, making a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a complimentary soft drink refreshment, before heading to the Real Madrid stadium, Santiago Bernabéu. You can customize your visit of the Bernabéu, seeing all the hidden corners and legendary places you’ve only seen before in pictures. Explore the stadium at your own pace, for as long as you wish, on any day of the year. Every Madridista’s dream can now come true thanks to the Stadium Tour.! Look around the stadium with no limits, and experience the tunnel to the loc...

    The stadium tour, which is what we really wanted, was sold out through this and all other partners. But we were able to book this combo package and, even though we had already explored the city on our own for three days, we still saw sights we hadn't seen alone. Also, the stadium tour was outstanding. No lines, self-guided and no time limit. This is THE way to go, even if you do only want to see the stadium!

  • Madrid at Night Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

    10. Madrid at Night Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

    Visit Madrid’s iconic Royal Palace to admire this important landmark and take photos of its exterior at night. Another fascinating site on this 3-hour tour is the Gran Via, where you'll walk along the most famous street in Madrid and join in the nightlife of the city’s residents. On your walk along this important thoroughfare, be sure to look up and take in the lavishly decorated buildings that are all around you. Some of the most eye-catching of these are the Edificio Metrópolis or Metropolis building and the Telefónica building, a skyscraper built for the Spanish telecommunications company in the 1920s. The ending point of the tour is the Plaza Major, one of the oldest squares in the city. Located in the center of Madrid, it is just a few meters from the Puerta del Sol. Take a leisurely walk past the main restaurants and bars and stop to enjoy some great food and drink after the to...

    This was informative , exciting and very absorbing . The walk incompassed the culture of the city and its architecture which is stunning and vibrant. My advice is to do it on the first night in town , it’s set us up for the days head giving us a brilliant overview. The city is so centred that walking is the best way to see it .

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What people are saying about Gran Via

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,978 reviews

Fantastic way to start your Madrid visit. a quick, yet thorough overview of all major city highlights, monuments and neighbourhoods. My guide Belen was fun, knowledgeable and quite passionate about her beautiful city of Madrid.

I did a present for my daughter and my sister Who are in Madrid for tourism. They enjoyed very much the tour in tuk tuk and told me that it was wonderful, the driver too. Thank you so much

Our driver was Ivan and he was very good. We really enjoyed our tour and his descriptions. Definitely will higley recommend him.AAA +

we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.

Well organized and very informative. Highly recommended