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Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

1. Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid. Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local. Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour & Lunch at Sobrino de Botín

2. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour & Lunch at Sobrino de Botín

Begin at the statue of Francisco Goya, where you’ll meet your expert guide and start your exploration of the Prado Museum. Before skipping the line and heading inside, your guide will set the scene of the storied halls you’re about to enter. Your extensive tour of the museum will span 15–20 masterpieces that highlight Spain’s fascinating history, including the influence of the monarchy on art. You’ll learn about the characters and events that served as inspiration for these pieces and get to know the artists behind each one. Delight in the master strokes of Velazquez, Goya, Bosch, and so many more as you wander the museum’s halls. Next, discover another aspect of Madrid’s history on a stroll through the charming Literary Quarter, where many of Spain’s literary geniuses have trodden these very paths. Along the way, you’ll stop at a century-old tavern to whet your appetite and try one of Madrid’s classic aperitifs. Afterward, it’s time to step inside the world’s oldest operating restaurant, Sobrino de Botín. Cooking and perfecting the same delicacies since it opened its doors in 1725, eating here is a chance to explore both Madrid’s cuisine and its history. What’s more, before it opens its doors to the hungry lunchtime crowd, you’ll get to take a VIP tour through its hidden underground tunnels, historic kitchens, and storied dining rooms. Hungry yet? Time to get off your feet and sit down to a delicious three-course lunch. The star of Botín’s menu is suckling pig, slow roasted in the original ovens from when the restaurant first opened, joined on the plate by seasonal vegetables. Enjoy a specially prepared dessert afterward, along with plenty of Rioja red wine throughout the meal. Take the opportunity to chat with your guide during this intimate meal and get insider tips for the rest of your time in Madrid. By the end of your meal, you’ll have checked two must-visit sites off your list and gained a unique insight into Madrid’s past and present.

Tonight Madrid with optional Flamenco Show

3. Tonight Madrid with optional Flamenco Show

Starting from Plaza Mayor, meet your guide and begin a leisurely evening walk around Madrid. Discover the Bourbons district, which was constructed to reflect the architectural taste of King’s Charles III. Walk past exceptional sights as you learn local anecdotes, mysteries, and secrets. Gaze up the Prado Museum façade, and walk along the Golden Triangle of Arts, a group of three world-class museums. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere of Madrid, walking with the guide through long streets and centric squares, such as Puerta del Sol where Spaniards celebrate New Year's Eve and the twelve strokes. Experience the nightlife of the metropolis that never rests. If you chose, the option with Flamenco show, at the end of the tour, the guide will lead you to ablao Flamenco Torres Bermejas. Taste a glass of “fino” as you admire the stunning furnishings of the Tablao which were inspired by the Alhambra palace. The Moorish decorations will make you feel that you have been transported to Andalucia.

Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

4. Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

Take a trip to one of the best-preserved palaces in Europe, enjoy a delicious lunch, and then tour one of the world's finest galleries in this inclusive experience. Start your day of culture at the Royal Palace, a symbol of the Spanish Monarchy from the Habsburg to the Bourbon dynasties. Take in its perfectly executed architectonic beauty as your guide explains its charm and decoration, and shows you the precious art held within. Next, take a gentle stroll through the historic city center towards the Literary Quarter. Stop for a delicious inclusive lunch of small and sharing plates, together with a drink of your choice. Then, head for your afternoon destination: the famous Prado Museum. Your expert, art historian guide will help you make the most of your visit to a place regarded as the pride of Spanish art.

Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

5. Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

Discover the most emblematic locations related to Madrid's soccer culture on this guided walking tour. Afterward, sample local dishes on a food tour then explore the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on a guided tour with entry included. Soccer TourJoin a specialized guide for a tour designed for soccer lovers. Start the route at Puerta del Sol, where you will learn about the square's importance in Madrid's soccer history and gain an overview of its architecture and history. Continue through the Barrio de las Letras and Plaza del Ángel to Plaza de Santa Ana, where you can see the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. Stroll along the central boulevard to see one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. Food Tour Enjoy a gastronomic route through Madrid while discovering some of the most iconic places in the capital, such as Puerta del Sol, Barrio de las Letras, and the Prado Museum. Sample two tapas dishes each served with a drink in Casa Larra, one of the capital's most iconic bars, and Bocata de Calamares in Plaza Mayor. Santiago Bernabéu StadiumImmerse yourself in the history and secrets of Real Madrid CF on a guided tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with access to restricted areas and entry tickets included. Start the visit with a panoramic view of the stadium before visiting the museum. Take a unique photo with photomontages of the players for a souvenir of your action-packed day.

Madrid Gastronomic City Tour with Cívitas Metropolitano Tour

6. Madrid Gastronomic City Tour with Cívitas Metropolitano Tour

Savour Madrid's gastronomy with this guided and themed gastronomic route through the city that will lead you to the Wanda Metropolitano tour. Live this exclusive experience organised by Bstadium, in which you will make different stops to enjoy the best tapas in the capital, you will learn the most curious stories related to football and Madrid and you will visit one of the best stadiums in the world. 1. TOURISTIC ROUTE 'MADRID AND FOOTBALL' (10:00H). Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing tour around Madrid themed for football lovers. Walk around the most emblematic places and learn about the most surprising stories linked to the main clubs in the capital. Led by a specialised guide who will reveal fascinating anecdotes and stories related to football and sport, get to know Madrid in a totally original way. The tour starts at Puerta del Sol, at the foot of the mythical statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, with an explanation of the square, its symbolism, the Presidency building, the clock, its traditional signage, etc. We will continue through the Barrio de las Letras, Plaza del Ángel to the beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana, where we will come across the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. We will advance along Calle del Príncipe to the Teatro de la Comedia and arrive at the recently refurbished and luxurious Plaza Canalejas. We will then continue on to the Congreso de los Diputados and from there we will arrive at the Plaza de Neptuno. From there and through the central boulevard we will enjoy part of one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. We will continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. At the end of this amazing tour we will enter Gran Vía to enjoy Madrid's busiest and most modern shopping area. 2. GASTRONOMIC ROUTE (12:30H) Enjoy a gastronomic route through Madrid while discovering some of the most iconic places in the capital, such as: Puerta del Sol, Barrio de las Letras, Museo del Prado... or iconic football places such as Neptuno and Cibeles. This route will have two gastronomic stops: Pavía bacalao + drink: Casa Larra, one of the most iconic bars in the capital. Bocadillo de calamares + drink: Plaza Mayor, a must if you visit the centre of the capital. 3. WANDA METROPOLITANO TOUR (16:00H) Tour the new Atlético de Madrid stadium on a guided tour that will reveal all the club's secrets and culminate in a visit to the Museum. You will also have access to the exhibition "25 years of the doublete" to immerse yourself in the history of Atlético de Madrid. IMPORTANT: The booking starts at 10:00 and will end with a visit to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium at 16:00.

Madrid: Skip the line Royal Palace & Prado Museum Tour

7. Madrid: Skip the line Royal Palace & Prado Museum Tour

Madrid is packed with art, architecture and culture and on this tour, you’ll experience the best of it with an expert local guide. Your day starts when you skip the line to the Royal Palace. Your guide will tell you how the discovery of the Americas created this amazing building and funded the powerful dynasties that once lived here. On your guided visit, you'll see the palace's chapel, the king and queen's dressing rooms, and the grand halls that make up the world's largest in-use royal palace. Leaving the palace, you’ll walk the medieval streets of central Madrid, stopping at famous landmarks like the Plaza Mayor and the Puerta del Sol as your guide tells your story of how the city went from an outpost of a crumbling Moorish empire to the preeminent Catholic power in Europe. Next, you’ll stop for coffee and churros with chocolate. After this mid-morning snack, you’ll be ready to continue exploring the streets of Madrid as you head towards the Prado art museum, home to one of the greatest collections of European art in the world. You’ll enter with skip-the-line tickets and enjoy a full tour of the museum’s highlights, including works by Caravaggio, Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Bosch, Tintoretto and more. Your guide will tell you the stories behind the art and help you understand what makes each piece so celebrated. You can choose to either spend more time enjoying the art or get recommendations for what to see, do and eat from your guide before heading off. Sites Visited: Palacio Real (guided inside) Prado Museum (guided inside) Plaza de la Villa Plaza Mayor Puerta del Sol Literary Quarter

Madrid: Day Tour with Prado Museum & Royal Palace Tickets

8. Madrid: Day Tour with Prado Museum & Royal Palace Tickets

Madrid hosts one of the most acclaimed museums in Europe: the Prado Museum. But that’s not all! Since 2020, the area surrounding the museum and the Retiro Park are listed as Unesco World Heritage due to the outstanding value of the works that pedestrians can find along this unique promenade. The Landscape of Light & Prado Museum Tour in English, Japanese, Korean or Chinese will not only allow you to enter Spain’s most important museum with a fast-track ticket, but also to understand what the works inside and around this art temple mean for Madrid and for all of Europe. After a lunch break (included) to taste some Spanish tapas, the afternoon continues with the old town, know as the Habsburg Madrid. Starting from Puerta del Sol, you will find a neuralgic spot where you will hear about landmarks like the famous Tio Pepe ad, or Spain's 0 kilometer where all roads start from. Then, you will explore Madrid's old town, discovering highlights like Plaza Mayor, the San Miguel Market, and even the glorious San Ginés chocolate store, where you will have a churros and chocolate tasting! At the end of the tour, you will get a fast-track ticket to access the Royal Palace with an audioguide to visit the monument at your own pace. If there is a palace in Europe that you can't miss, that is the Royal Palace of Madrid! With more than 3,000 rooms, this is the biggest palace in Europe, twice the size of Buckingham Palace in London! The Prado Museum and the Royal Palace are usually fully booked several days in advance. Book now before all our tickets sell out!

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What people are saying about Museo del Prado

Our guide was extremely efficient as he took us to the main highlights of the Prado, offering us a superb analysis of the key works of Bosch, el Greco and Goya among a few we saw. This museum is a definite must to be visited with a knowledgeable guide, Alejandro. IBE tours came through with flying colours. Thank you again… and of course, skip-the-line saves precious vacation time.

Our guide was a lovely women whose name I missed when she introduced herself. (I have a hearing deficit.) She was prompt, professional, and enthusiastic. She adjusted her presentation for the groups’ benefit due to crowded conditions in the museum. Her knowledge and love of the Prado and the masterpieces it holds made this a very unique experience for me.

Very good guide who adapted well to a diverse group of 11. The Prado is enormous. We would have been lost and wandering around in a cloud without a guide. Got to see many of the highlights.

This tour was excellent. Ismael, our guide was very atentive and very knowledgeable. I recommend it 100%.

With Ismael, who was our guide, everything was perfect, enjoyable and easy.