Guests will be picked up in Madrid at 9:00am. The first segment of this tour will be sightseeing across the city by bus. We will drive past many of Madrid's most iconic sites, like the Gran Via, the Plaza Espana, the University of Madrid, Moncloa, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Las Ventas, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, the Santiago Bernabeu, Plaza Castilla, and the Fountain of Cibeles. After the sightseeing tour, we will make our way to the Royal Palace, the official residency of the Spanish royal family. Afterwards, guests will be dropped off to end the tour.
Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more.
The Gran Via, oftentimes referred to as "The Spanish Broadway," is a central avenue in Madrid with some of the finest shops in the city, not to mention one of the most active nightlife scenes of any European city.
This large public square in Madrid features a huge monument to Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's most widely-read writer, that hovers over bronze sculptures of Cervantes' two iconic characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
Moncloa Palace in the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid has served as the residence of the Spanish Prime Minister since the late 1970s.
The Calle Mayor is a major thoroughfare in Madrid which ties into the city's history, with many old and historic buildings lining it.
The Puerta del Sol is the central point of Spain's radial network of streets, with a plaque marking it as "Kilometer Zero", and one of the busiest parts of the city.
This monument is designed in the neo-Classical style, and stands near Madrid's city center, reminiscent of the old medieval gates to the city, although this gate stands alone.
Las Ventas is considered the home of bullfighting in Spain, constructed in 1929 after the sport had risen to high prominence. In addition to bullfighting, the venue also plays host to tennis matches and live concerts, such as Radiohead.
Columbus Square in Madrid is dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose statue stands on a tall monument high above. The plaza features a second monument with quotes by philosophers and famous Spanish leaders and the Gardens of Discovery.
La Castellana is a wide avenue that cuts North-to-South through the very center of Madrid, one of the city's busiest streets, and home to some of its most famous buildings including the Puerta de Europa and the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Home of legendary Real Madrid Club de Futbol, perhaps the most famous sports team in the world, the stadium was opened in 1947 and is the second-largest of any European soccer team, behind only arch-rivals Barcelona's Camp Nou.
Along the Paseo de la Castellana lies the Plaza de Castilla, a large public square and convergence point for some of the Madrid's busiest streets. At its center lies the Caja Madrid Obelisk and the Puerta de Europa towers are on its north end.
The centerpiece of the plaza that bears the same name, the Fountain of Cibeles features a statue of an ancient Phrygian goddess sitting atop a lion-drawn chariot, who has been adopted as a symbol of the city of Madrid.
This Baroque palace is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, although it is only used for state functions. Built in 1738, the palace is nearly 1.5 million square-feet, and contains paintings by many European greats.
*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.
Hotel pick up and drop off: Complimentary pick-up service available from various hotels. Please click here to check the pickup locations and time. You will be transfered back to the hotel you picked up after the tour ends.
For those not using the hotel pick up service, please meet at the departure point above.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Entrance to the Royal Palace
A brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a complimentary soft drink refreshment. (except on special event days)
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Transport in comfortable, air conditioned bus
Guide service inside the museums or attractions (except when
indicated), lunch, hotel drop off.
Any private expenses.
Gratuities to guides, driver, and tour manager.
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