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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 • 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: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

2. 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: Archaeological Museum E-Ticket & Audio Tour

3. Madrid: Archaeological Museum E-Ticket & Audio Tour

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.

From Madrid: Segovia Guided Tour with Alcazar Admission

4. From Madrid: Segovia Guided Tour with Alcazar Admission

Begin your tour with a drive from Madrid to Segovia. Admire the famous Roman Aqueduct, then enjoy a guided walking tour through the city’s medieval streets. Visit the outside of the Gothic Cathedral, and the inside of the Alcazar Fortress – one of the most spectacular castles in Spain.

Madrid: El Retiro Park Self-guided Audio Tour

5. Madrid: El Retiro Park Self-guided Audio Tour

Discover the park of El Retiro in Madrid with a self-guided audio tour. Gain insights into the this iconic Madrid landmark with an app that is available offline. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept. Start your tour from the Royal Church of Saint Jerome and continue to explore the rest of the park. Visit various fountains, unique buildings, and monumental landmarks. Pause and continue the tour whenever you wish. Store the tour conveniently on your smartphone. Take the tour alone or with your friends or family.

Madrid: Don Quixote de la Mancha Windmills & Toledo Tour

6. Madrid: Don Quixote de la Mancha Windmills & Toledo Tour

Explore la escarpada campiña de Castilla-La Mancha y vea los históricos molinos de viento que inspiraron la famosa novela de Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote. Luego, visite la histórica ciudad de Toledo y disfrute de una maravillosa experiencia gastronómica degustando una variedad de productos locales. Reúnete en el centro de Madrid y emprende tu aventura a través de la región de Castilla-La Mancha en busca de los icónicos molinos de viento que se hicieron famosos por la novela Don Quijote. Siéntese y relájese mientras sale de la concurrida ciudad y sumérjase en las vistas de la escarpada campiña española en una minivan con aire acondicionado. Recuerda las aventuras de la obra maestra de Cervantes y descubre una antigua región de la Península Ibérica, lejos de las bulliciosas ciudades y los centros turísticos costeros. Detente a admirar los molinos de viento gigantes que sirvieron como antagonista de Quijote. Descubriremos el interior de dos molinos de viento donde aprenderemos sobre su arte y su maquinaria original del siglo XVI. Luego, dirígete a la histórica ciudad de Toledo para disfrutar de una experiencia gastronómica en el corazón del casco antiguo. Pruebe las delicias locales, como un delicioso jamón de bellota de Extremadura, jamón ibérico y una variedad de quesos, acompañados de una copa de vino. Después de la degustación de comida, disfruta de unos 90 minutos para explorar más de la ciudad, descubriendo sus numerosos edificios históricos. We will also visit one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Spain "El Mirador del Valle2, a magical landscape of the city of Toledo. Luego, relájate en tu viaje de regreso a Madrid después de un día de exploración. También recibirás fotos de tu experiencia después de que el recorrido haya concluido.

Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial Entrance Ticket

7. 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.

Madrid: Royal Palace Audio Guide and Entry Ticket (ENG)

8. Madrid: Royal Palace Audio Guide and Entry Ticket (ENG)

Enter one of Europe's rare palaces, an official residence of Heads of State that is open to the public. With an included entry ticket, embark on an in-app audio tour that allows you to immerse yourself in the unique regal ambiance of Spanish Court life and indulge in the exquisite decor. Begin by downloading the audio guide to your phone. Next, head to the Royal Palace, scan your pre-purchased entry tickets at the entrance, and get exploring. Marvel at courtyards, art collections, and 18th-century architecture up close. Learn about each room from your audio guide. Step into the rooms that attract two million visitors annually, yet remain exclusive during official events. Uncover the past of this historically significant site, where every square meter holds memories of the influential figures of the Spanish monarchy. See artwork by the likes of Goya and Bosch. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Madrid from two royal gardens: Campo del Moro, Sabatini Gardens, and Casa de Campo, Madrid's largest green area. At the end of your visit, take a moment to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink (not included in the price) at the park's restaurant.

Madrid: Royal Palace of Madrid Audio Guide- txt not included

9. Madrid: Royal Palace of Madrid Audio Guide- txt not included

Let the whispers of centuries guide you through the Royal Palace's magnificent halls. Our informative Audio Guide unveils the rich tapestry of Spain's royal history, showcasing the splendor of grand rooms, ceremonial chambers, and artistic treasures that have witnessed centuries of royal life. Our audio guide provides insights into the architectural styles that define the palace's character, from the Baroque to the Neoclassical, giving you a deeper understanding of its design evolution. Our guide lets you set the pace, allowing you to linger before each masterpiece, capture photographs, and create memories that mirror the elegance of the Royal Palace. Simply click the link in your voucher and start listening!!

Madrid: Must-See Landmarks & Attractions Self-Guided Tour

10. Madrid: Must-See Landmarks & Attractions Self-Guided Tour

Explore Madrid at your own rhythm through this captivating interactive walking tour game. As you wander the city on foot, you'll have loads of fun by taking on a range of thrilling challenges, ensuring maximum excitement and fun! Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Palacio de Cibeles", "Puerta de Alcalá", "Parque del Retiro", "Palacio de Cristal" and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Banco de España Metro Station" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Fountain of the Fallen Angel. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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What people are saying about Community of Madrid

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 experience to live Spain's history! Like travelling through time.

Great way to get around town without constantly hiring taxis.