Madrid Highlights and Skip The Line Prado Museum

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Discover some of Madrid’s most famous attractions!

This experience combines all the elements of the Madrid Highlights sightseeing tour with skip-the-line admission to the world famous Museo del Prado, where you will discover one of the world's finest collections of art.

Our guide to Madrid Highlights and Skip The Line Prado Museum

Discover the culturally diverse character of Madrid on this panoramic sightseeing bus tour of the city’s highlights which includes a handful of stops and plenty of photo opportunites.

Half day panoramic tour on bus that will take you around the city while listening the guide’s explanations. We will depart from Plaza de Oriente, and little bit later we will stop at the fabulous Egyptian temple of Debod. The temple was a donation from the Egyptian government to Spain as a sign of gratitude for the help provided in saving the temples of Nubia.

From all the temples donated by Egypt this is the only one that is located in a public place. Back to the bus we will go to the lowest section of the city, next to the Manzanares River, where we will have a great view of the Royal Palace and the Almudena’s Cathedral. Then we will go to the Habsburg’s quarter where we will see the highlights of the Madrid downtown such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and Puerta del Sol.

On the bus we will pass through some of the five ancient gates that gave access to the city, among them Puerta de Alcalá is the most famous one. The gate has a neoclassical style that looks like the Roman Triumph Arches. From the bus we will continue seeing lots of important places such as Plaza de Neptuno, paseo del Prado, Plaza de Cibeles and Las Ventas bullring, where we will stop for a few minutes. The tour will finish with Santiago Bernabeu stadium

Please note, if the weather permits, the itinerary includes convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring. These will always be accompanied by your guide.

Prado Museum

Continue to the world famous Museo del Prado - Prado Museum which houses one of the finest art collections in the world. It displays thousands of European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art throughout its halls - and this is only a fraction of their collection!

Contemplate in the Museum as greatest masterpieces as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosh, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velázquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.

The tour finishes at the Prado Museum, so you can continue to explore the museum on your own should you wish.

Departs

Daily. Does not operate 1 Nov 20 - 25 Mar 2021.

Start times

9.00am. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.

Duration

Around 4.5 hours.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Madrid Highlights and Skip The Line Prado Museum

  • Comfortable shoes are recommend for this tour. 
  • Please note that the tour ends at Prado Museum.
  • Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.