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Madrid: 24 or 48 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Madrid: 24 or 48 Hour 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: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour (with E-bike Option)

2. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour (with E-bike Option)

Children from 7 years and older can attend this tour with a regular bike. Also child seats up to 22 kg weight are available. Cruise through Madrid on this guided bike tour as you take in many of the city's highlights. Ride on convenient cycle paths, in pedestrian zones, and through parks so you won't have to navigate traffic. Have the option to finish your tour with tapas and a refreshing beverage.  Start your tour with a short explanation about how to safely ride your bike. Make your way to Plaza de Oriente and hear the stories about the creation of the statue of Filip IV, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the San Nicolas Church. Admire the some of the oldest buildings in the city at the Plaza de la Villa and absorb the bustle of the Mercado San Miguel. Pass through the grand squares of Plaza Mayor and Santa Ana, before viewing the living wall of the Caixa Forum museum.  Pass the Prado Museum, Retiro Park, and Puerta de Alcalá before making your way to Puerta del Sol. Add to your experience by selecting the tapas option and enjoy 3 pinchos and a drink and the end of your tour.

Madrid: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Day or Night Tour with Guide

3. Madrid: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Day or Night Tour with Guide

Experience Madrid's electric energy and vibrant culture by day or night on an open-top panoramic sightseeing bus tour. Learn about the rich history of the city with an onboard guide, and admire Madrid's sights, including the Royal Palace, Biblioteca Nacional, and more.  After boarding the bus, head through the heart of Madrid to see iconic cultural spots like the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums. Feast your eyes on the city's most beautiful buildings, such as Palacio de Cibeles, Estación de Atocha, Edificio Metrópolis, and Catedral de la Almudena. In this immersive, al-fresco experience, you'll feel the warm Spanish breeze on your skin and enjoy the city's buzzing atmosphere like never before. Admire lush parks like the Reales Jardines Botánicos and Parque de Atenas. Listen to your guide's bilingual commentary, and learn about Madrid's rich history and cultural importance. There has never been an easier way to discover Madrid's beauty and charm.

Madrid: Old Town Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

4. Madrid: Old Town Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Madrid at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Start your adventure by downloading the app onto your phone. In a matter of minutes, you're ready to begin your day exploring some of Madrid's historical buildings, markets, and royal history. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Choose where you start, then simply follow the maps on your device to find your way around the heart of Madrid. At each stop, be ready to solve riddles in order to unlock the next location on the tour route. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, stop for a coffee, local snacks, or a break at any time. Enjoy a tour that's entirely on your schedule.  Start your tour at the Prado Museum! Visit the world famous Puerta Felipe IV. Take photos in the unique El Retiro Park and admire the fairytale Puerta de Alcalá. The National Archaeological Museum of Spain will leave you speechless as its unique exhibits amaze. Learn about the Cibeles Fountain, used in all the celebrations of the famous Real Madrid! The unique Edificio Metrópolis is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. The bustling and historic Plaza Mayor will be your next step. The church of San Ginés, one of the oldest in Madrid, is waiting for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Plaza de Oriente with its captivating architecture, in the historic center of Madrid.

Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

5. Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Get a new perspective of the Spanish capital as you discover the city's best landmarks with a local guide. Madrid's many contrasts are symbols of its rich history, with medieval façades and architecture standing alongside slick modern buildings.   Meet at the activity provider's office and kick off the experience with a 1-hour walking tour through the streets of the historic city center of Madrid. Then board an air-conditioned bus for a ride through the city. Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Marvel at the famous gate that dates back to the Napoleonic era. Then, see the oldest bridge in Madrid and drive along the Manzanares River from where you'll take in incredible views of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. 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 del Sol on your drive to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most picturesque streets in the city and see the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team's victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. Stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring, where your guide will share some insights on the monument. To conclude, return to the coach and finish of the tour by exploring Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, also known as the Broadway of Madrid. Starting March 1, 2020, this tour will begin with a 1-hour guided walking tour.

Madrid: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Extras

6. Madrid: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Extras

Explore the best of Madrid on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24 or 48 hours. Enjoy multilingual audio commentary and learn fascinating facts about Madrid's culture and history as you sit back and relax on an open-top bus. Get 2 walking tours when you book a 48-hour ticket. Hop-off at the stop next to the impressive Prado Museum to discover the staggering collection of Spanish and international masterpieces from the likes of Rubens and Rembrandt in Spain’s most famous museum. Visit the Reina Sofia Museum, one of the world's largest modern art museums that offers an array of 20th-century masterpieces. Finish your visit to Madrid’s golden triangle of art at the Thyssen National Museum, which showcases a vast mix of European art. Be sure to visit the Palacio Real — Europe's largest palace and home to the Spanish Royal family. Marvel at this spectacular palace, which boasts 870 windows, 240 balconies, and over 3,400 lavishly furnished rooms. Hop-off at Plaza Mayor, Spain's biggest square, for a stroll, and be sure to visit the famous Gran Via for a shopping trip or tapas tasting. Head to the amazing Templo de Debod, a temple donated by the Egyptian government in the 2nd century. With many more attractions besides, enjoy the freedom to see what interests you most. Both ticket options include a self-guided walking tour via QR code. If you book the 48-hour ticket, take 2 extra walking tours to explore Spain’s capital further. Learn about the history of the Habsburgs on a 1-hour “Madrid of the Austrias” walking tour, and find out more about art on a 1-hour tour of the “Art Walk.” Bus Stops: 1. Museo del Prado 2. Puerta de Alcala 3. Barrio de Salamanca 4. Plaza de Colon 5. Plaza de Cibeles 6. Gran Via 14 7. Gran Via 32 8. Gran Via 54 9. Plaza de Espana 10. Templo de Debod 11. Puerta de San Vicente 12. Puerta de Toledo 13. Gran Via de San Francisco 8 14. Colegiata - Mayor 15. Atocha 116 16. Jardin Botanico

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

Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

8. Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

Meet your private guide at Plaza de Cibeles, and begin your 2.5-hour tour learning about the monuments around the square. Continue to Retiro Park, Madrid’s popular and vast green space. Explore the park and see Madrid’s oldest tree and the San Jeronimos Church, where King Juan Carlos was crowned in 1975. Visit the Prado Museum with your private guide. Skip the lines and head straight into one of the world’s most important art museums. Admire works by artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco and Goya. The Prado guided tour lasts around 1 hour and you’ll cover all the must-see works of art. Your tour ends inside the museum, where you are welcome to stay after the tour.

Madrid: 1-Way Luxury Transfer between Airport and Hotels

9. 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.

Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

10. Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2 or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green lungs of the city in the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully down the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literature Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of Spain’s temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll find the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the Iglesia de los Jerónimos. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel” one of the only sculptures of the Devil. Apart from its monuments, Retiro Park is an ideal place to experience an electric bike. As you depart the park, pass over the largest street of Madrid and see sights such as Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Cibeles

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(4,304 reviews)

Had a blast, even on a wet day. Good people, quality cycles and a great guide, thanks Gabriel for a fun and informative ride!

On time, and it exactly matches what the brochure mentioned... waiting with our name when we leave the airport.

it was very convenient to hop on and off. you are able to visit all the major attractions at your own leisure.

very knowledgeable guide. had funny anecdotes. was careful about safety since we were riding in the city

Nice course of the route! Buses should run more often to the bullring and Plaza Castille.