Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing And Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain,
  • Return Details :
    Museo Nacional del Prado, Calle de Ruiz de Alarcon, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See Madrids top city sights from the comfort of a luxury coach, and then spend your afternoon exploring Spains national museum the Prado with an expert local guide! This exciting combo tour offers the perfect introduction to the city, showcasing its history, culture, architecture and art. After visiting neighborhoods like Los Austrias and seeing star attractions like Madrid Royal Palace (Palacio Real), visit the Prado Museum with a skip-the-line ticket to learn about legendary European artists such as Diego Velazquez on a tour.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Skip the line

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Templo de Debod, Madrid

Debod Temple

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Mayor, Madrid

We make a new stop and we will be able to visit la Plaza de Villa and Puerta del Sol

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Carrera de San Jeronimo, Madrid

Carrera de San Jeronimo

Pass By: Plaza de las Cortes, Madrid

Las Cortes

Pass By: Paseo del Prado, Madrid

Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofa Museums

Pass By: Estacion de Atocha, Madrid

atocha Station

Pass By: Cibeles Fountain, Madrid

Cibeles Square

Stop At: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid

Bullring

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history. Welcome to the Bernabeu Tour, where you will see the stadium as you have never seen it before. Get ready to feel the excitement of being on the pitch itself, the thrill of pre-match tension, the glow of past glories and the long history that has molded one of the worlds best football teams.

Pass By: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid

Royal Palace

Pass By: Plaza de Espana, Madrid

Plaza de Espaa

Pass By: Gran Via, Madrid

Gran Via

Pass By: Barrio de Salamanca, Madrid

Barrio de Salamanca

Stop At: Prado National Museum, Madrid

The building that today houses the Prado national museum was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, by orders of King Charles III.
The Museum's first catalogue, published in 1819, included 311 paintings, although at that time its collection comprised just over 1,510 pictures from the various Reales Sitios (Royal Residences). The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's compilation as we know it today, increased significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs.
It is thanks to them that we can contemplate in the Museum masterpieces such as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velzquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.

Duration: 3 hours

Itinerary:

Madrid City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours)
Meet your guide in central Madrid and start your 3-hour morning coach tour. Since its foundation, Madrid has had a succession of different rulers, with each one stamping his or her mark on the city. The different styles of architecture amassed throughout the ages are incredible to behold; you'll see influences from surrounding countries, as well as the different art eras that are prevalent in so much European architecture.

Start with a look at the city’s Moorish Quarter to learn about Madrid’s Arabic (Moorish) roots, seeing sights like the Arabic fortress, and then move on to an area known as Los Austrias or Habsburg’s Madrid, in reference to the Habsburg Dynasty who once ruled. Travel along Calle Mayor, seeing Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa -- two of the town’s main squares – and then continue to a neighborhood lavished with Bourbon treasures to see A-list attractions such as Madrid Royal Palace.

Hear tales of the eccentric kings and dignitaries of the different eras, and then visit some of the city’s more modern sites. Travel down Gran Via to see the hustle and bustle of Plaza de España, and then see the streets of Salamanca – Madrid’s trendiest neighborhood where bars spill onto the streets. Stop for a look at Las Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and then finish your tour with a drink at Madrid’s Hard Rock Cafe. Spend two hours at leisure before your afternoon Prado Museum tour starts.

Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour (1.5 hours)
Meet your guide near the Prado and head straight inside with your priority-entrance ticket. As Spain’s National Art Museum, the Prado’s size and complexity means a visit to it can be overwhelming, so let your guide introduce you to its highlights on your 1.5-hour tour.

Learn about the museum’s history as you walk around admiring the artwork. Having started out as the idea of King Charles III in the late 18th century, the original Neo-Classical building soon outgrew itself, and so two further annexes were added to hold the ever-growing collection of art.

Explore the works in chronological order, starting with the Bosch exhibition to see masterpieces like The Garden of Earthly Delights, and then continue through to rooms devoted to Greco – a much-celebrated Spanish Renaissance painter, sculptor and architect. See his oil canvas painting The Annunciation, and then visit one of the most influential pieces of artwork in Western history – Velazquez’s Las Meninas. Finish with a look at Goya’s incredible The Family of Carlos IV.

Your tour finishes inside the museum, and you can continue exploring independently if you wish.

Inclusions

Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. The ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time

Monolingual guided tour at Prado Museum

Individual radioguided system for Prado Museum guided tour

Entry/Admission - Prado National Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat

On rare occasions, Prado Museum may be closed with little notice due to private functions taking place; impacted bookings will be offered an alternative date to visit or a full refund

Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot

Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers