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Madrid City Tour

Paseo del Prado
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Address: Calle Felipe IV s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 902 02 47 58
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Madrid City Tour is the touristic bus to discover the history and...

Madrid City Tour is the touristic bus to discover the history and emblematic monuments of Madrid. Our 'Hop on & Hop off'bus service will take you to the most important places and you will be able to stop and get on again as many times as you wish.

We offer you two routes because we want to assure you accomplish your sightseeing holidays.

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Easy way to get around Madrid.

We chose this bus tour because you can get on and off when you please. There are two circular routes (1 & 2) and the bus stops have a tour bus picture on them to help you identify... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I chose the red bus tour because you can hop on and off the bus. The 2 day ticket is great value for €25. The red bus tour offers 2 lines. Line 1 is historic Madrid and line 2 is modern Madrid. We spent our first day travelling around historic Madrid stopping at many of the attractions.... More 

Antonio B, Gerente at Madrid City Tour, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with Madrid City Tour. We are really pleased to hear how well you spent your visit. We will keep on working in order to give excellent customer service. Kind regards. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We chose this bus tour because you can get on and off when you please. There are two circular routes (1 & 2) and the bus stops have a tour bus picture on them to help you identify where to get on. We bought our tickets on the bus as we wanted to make sure we got a seat before... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I wish this was the first purchase/to-do when I got to Madrid. There are 2 routes. A modern Madrid route and an old Madrid route. I did the old Madrid route. It hits the tourist spots and you can get off and explore if you like. Did the full loop which takes about 1.5 hours to get a lay of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The bus was nice. The staff were nice. The problem is that this company had obviously sold far more tickets than they had capacity for and didn't stop selling. We couldn't get on the first bus that arrived at the first stop on the historical route. We squeezed on the second, standing room only or a seat at the back... More 

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Antonio B, Gerente at Madrid City Tour, responded to this review

Dear Client, We are sorry that your experience with our tourist bus tour wasn´t satisfactory. We apologise if you didn´t feel comfortable during a part of the route due to the high occupancy of our buses. Moments of peak occupancy of the buses may occur when the public affluence is high. We thank you for the positive comment about our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Bought our ticket, then waited 40 minutes for bus, got on bus, no seats and no place to put earphones to listen to commentary. Then an announcement to say commentary not working! Go off at plaza mayor, then went back to get on - waited 50 minutes, three yellow buses passed in that time. There was no apology, people were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Saw bad reviews. Thought is may have just been a bad time of year. WRONG. Waited 40 min, said the location was closed and had to go up the street behind the building. Went there. Waited another 20 min. Bus pulls up across busy street and only has room for 3 people. They say bus another bus will be there... More 

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Antonio B, Gerente at Madrid City Tour, responded to this review

Dear Client, We regret that your experience wasn´t satisfactory. The satisfaction of our customers is our prime concern. Although we do our best to guarantee the regular frequency of our buses, this frequency may vary depending on external for our service factors like the traffic conditions. We would be grateful if you send us a private message or an email... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Tour number 1 gives you a highlight of the old Madrid in an hour and a half. You can hop on and off as you wish and the ticket is good for one day. Pros: good audio commentary. Cons: don't plan on taking great photos since the bus is moving and it is difficult to get a good angle. Still... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this from the bus that we waited over 40 minutes for. There are no seats so we are standing and can't listen to the commentary so this is basically worthless. They are letting so many people on to stand and it's a horrible experience. Wish I had listened to the reviews. Don't do it.

Thank fancy_shazza
Antonio B, Gerente at Madrid City Tour, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for sharing your opinion. Unfortunately the frequency of our buses may be affected by factors which are out of our control, like the traffic conditions. It is possible that peaks in the occupancy of our buses happen due to high customers demand. We apologise for the inconveniences and we hope that they didn´t spoiled your trip.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Found commentary to be super boring. Some of the routes we found to be of no interest. Wait times were longer than expected and rather confusing. Some buses would stop at regular bus stops but not pick up at the same spot. Would not recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Got the one day ticket and though it was very good had no problems with getting off and then waiting for other bus , the comentry on the headphones also good

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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