Plaza Colon, Madrid: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 • Templo de Debod • Puerta de San Vicente • Puerta de Toledo • Gran Vía de San Francisco • Colegiata Mayor • Atocha 116 • Jardín Botánico de Madrid • Museo del Prado 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 61 • Serrano, 66 • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá 25 • 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

Madrid: Wax Museum Entry Ticket

2. Madrid: Wax Museum Entry Ticket

Brush shoulders with some of the most important figures in history, and mingle with the famous faces of today's pop culture, this timed entry ticket to the Wax Museum Madrid. Capture selfies and have fun posing with these incredible wax creations. See recreations of iconic scenes and environments from major events and historic time periods that help you to learn about the central characters and storylines of Spanish and world history. Behold the might of the Roman Empire, pay homage to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, hang out with the legendary explorer Christopher Columbus, the first figure created for the opening of the Wax Museum in 1972. Marvel at a miniature bullring, and meet the heroes of Star Wars and the current Spanish royal family. Share your thoughts with the wax figure of Donald Trump. View lifelike recreations of the world's best athletes and music stars. All are possible at the Wax Museum Madrid! Discover the artistic process of these handmade figures that require a rigorous attention to detail. Learn about how these creations are made over the course of a 6-month process.

Madrid: Christmas Lights Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

3. Madrid: Christmas Lights Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Ride aboard an electric tuk-tuk vehicle and come across Madrid's most attractive Christmas light decorations. Join a tour meant to fill you with the joy of the holiday season and stop by some of the most visited landmarks in the city, witnessing how the lights enhance their beauty. Meet your guide and hop aboard to begin your ride through Madrid's most popular neighborhoods. Drive along iconic streets and avenues for a panoramic overview of the decorations, and enjoy multiple short stops to explore and snap photos along the way. See the Cibeles Fountain, Puerta de Alcala, the Plaza Colon, and immerse yourself in famous avenues, like Calle de Velazquez, Calle de Ortega y Gasset, Calle Serrano, and Calle Goya.

Madrid: Christmas Light Tour tickets at the upper floor

4. Madrid: Christmas Light Tour tickets at the upper floor

The Christmas Bus is ready for you and your loved ones to enjoy the dazzling experience that the Madrid night offers from the top floor of the open-top bus. Enjoy privileged views and take the opportunity to take the best photos of the magical atmosphere of Madrid at Christmas on a night tour sitting on the top floor of the Christmas Bus. Be attentive to the guide's explanations so you don't miss any detail of the Christmas lighting with which Madrid wants to celebrate Christmas this special year with all the Madrilenians and its visitors. Madrid is going to shine like never before this Christmas! Don't miss the opportunity to experience it with our lights tour! Itinerary: ·Departure from the Alfonso XII tourist bus stop: ·Alfonso XII Street ·Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V ·Paseo del Prado ·Neptuno Fountain ·Paseo del Prado ·Cibeles Square ·Alcalá Street ·Puerta de Alcalá ·Velázquez Street ·José Ortega y Gasset Street ·Serrano Street ·Goya Street ·Plaza de Colón ·Paseo de Recoletos ·Plaza de Cibeles ·Plaza de Neptuno ·Felipe IV Street ·Alfonso XII Street ·End of the route: Tourist Bus Stop at Calle de Alfonso XII. Due to traffic limitations during these dates, the route may be altered, in which case the organization will always propose a similar alternative route.

Madrid: Christmas Lights Tour by Private Eco Tuk Tuk

5. Madrid: Christmas Lights Tour by Private Eco Tuk Tuk

See the festive side of Madrid during a private tour of the city's Christmas lights while riding in an electric tuk-tuk. Pass by the museums of Paseo del Prado, the Fountain of Neptune, and other illuminated landmarks. Meet your guide on Calle de Antonio Maura and board an auto rickshaw to begin your tour. Discover twinkling lights that brightly decorate the exterior of some of Madrid's most famous sites and monuments like the National Library of Spain and Cibeles Fountain. Ride through the elegant neighborhoods of Salamanca and Retiro, whose streets are lined with designer boutiques, fine-dining restaurants, and luxury hotels. Marvel at the facades of the Church of Saint Jerome the Royal, Museo del Prado, and Palacio de las Cortes. Take in incredible views of the Puerta de Alcalá in Plaza de la Independencia and the Fountain of Neptune in Plaza de Cánovas, both highlighting neoclassical style.

Madrid: Christmas Lights Tour by open-top double decker bus

6. Madrid: Christmas Lights Tour by open-top double decker bus

See Madrid sparkle at night on a magical Christmas Lights Tour, featuring live English and Spanish commentary from one of Santa Claus's helpers! Experience the magic of Christmas in Madrid aboard a special festive open-top double decker Big Bus Tour. See Madrid's most famous landmarks lit up at night and marvel at the city’s spectacular Christmas light displays, while being entertained by one of Santa’s Little Helpers sharing live, Christmas-themed commentary! This limited-time tour is extremely popular with both tourist and locals alike. Hop on-board to capture the true essence of Madrid during the festive season. Embark on a 45-minute Christmas Night Tour aboard an open-top double-decker bus. Experience breathtaking views of the city's illuminated landmarks at night Immerse yourself in the enchanting magic of Madrid's glittering Christmas lights displays. Delight in live festive commentary by Santa's little helper, available in both English and Spanish.

Madrid: Private Tuk-Tuk City Highlights Tour

7. Madrid: Private Tuk-Tuk City Highlights Tour

Live 90 minutes of experience for the most desired Madrid in electric tuk tuk the highlights tour is designed for the most demanding visitors, it is a combination to explore medieval Madrid to modern Madrid. An adventure that will make you travel back in time in the Spanish capital made up of its narrow streets in the historic center and large avenues in the modern neighborhoods where the most important activities are located, its museums and luxury shops. Visit the Temple of Debod declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Panoramic tour of Madrid with tapas tasting

8. Panoramic tour of Madrid with tapas tasting

Discover Madrid on an "All-in-One" Panoramic Tour with a live tour guide, Vip Class panoramic bus, photo stops and tapas tasting. Enjoy the best views of the capital of Spain in a unique tour. You will get to know the most emblematic places of Historical Madrid, Gastronomic Madrid and Modern Madrid including 4 photo stops (without getting off the vehicle) to be able to take the best photos in the most outstanding monuments of the city. 2 stops with vehicle drop off are also included; a stop for a tapas tasting with a drink included in a traditional tavern, and another stop at Las Ventas bullring to take the best pictures from outside the vehicle. The tour starts and ends at Plaza de España.

Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

9. 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 Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid. But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Royal Palace. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a guided visit to the same. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace.  Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931.  Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square.

Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

10. Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá. Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street. Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.

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It was awesome. The combination of actors and wax puppets were so cool. And the Horror part of the museum was epic.

I recommend it. I travelled with my family to Madrid and it was a lovely activity to do together and see the city.

So convenient to see from his and then hop off if interested. Great for a rainy day as well!

I thought amazing. It is an experience to know everything in a single day.

Great way to get around town without constantly hiring taxis.