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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Overview

Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate, its Palacio Real, and Cybele's Fountain. Along the way, tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This tour of Madrid offers both morning and afternoon departure times.
  • Panoramic sightseeing coach tour of Madrid
  • Admire top city attractions such as the Royal Palace of Madrid and Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)
  • Marvel at Baroque and Renaissance architecture in Madrid’s beautiful Plaza Mayor
  • Cruise down avenues such as Gran Vía and Paseo de la Castellana
  • Listen as a guide reveals insight into the city’s history and heritage
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Local official guide.
Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
One hour guided walking tour.
Radio guide system
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
C. de San Nicolás, 15 , C. de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid 28013

9:00 AM
Plaza de Oriente , Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Take a sightseeing overview tour of Madrid during this exploration of the city by air-conditioned bus. During the course of your ride you're sure to get a sense of the many centuries of history, landmarks, culture and architecture that give this unique Spanish capital its distinct charm.

Start your discovery of the city by choosing to depart in the morning or later in the afternoon, then meet up with your guide at the Plaza de España in central Madrid to board your bus and start your excursion. Head first to the Barrio de la Morería, where you'll get a sense for the city's ancient foundations that date back to the medieval era. Hear about the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, a historic Arabic fortress that once occupied the area, and admire the elegant design of the city's Royal Palace, located nearby. Continue next to Madrid Rio, where you'll pass across the picturesque bridges, Puente del Rey and Puente de Segovia.

Proceed by bus next to the Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, two iconic city plazas that exemplify the baroque and renaissance styles favored by Spanish monarch King Philip II in the 16th century. Move on to Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles), arguably one of Madrid's most famous sights, along with the elegant neoclassical beauty of the Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá).

Drive next along Madrid's broad Gran Vía avenue, along with its Paseo de la Castellana towards Barrio Salamanca, where you'll have a chance to explore a more modern version of the Madrid cityscape. Then drive past the city's renowned Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (home of Real Madrid,) Spain's National Library, and the famous Las Ventas bullring, ground zero for Spain's bullfighting tradition.

Finish your excursion at Plaza de Oriente, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de la Villa
Check in at our office and join us on the first part of the tour, a one-hour walking tour through the streets of the historic city center of Madrid. Discover emblematic places you cannot miss! Stroll around Plaza de la Villa, the famous Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Oriente.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Puerta de Toledo
Then board one of our air-conditioned buses for a ride through the city. Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Did you know its construction dates back from the Napoleonic era?
Pass By:  
Royal Palace of Madrid
See the oldest bridge in Madrid and drive next to the Manzanares River, from where you will have great views of the Royal Palace
Pass By:  
Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena
Have a great views of the Almudena Cathedral.
Stop At:  
Plaza Mayor
Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. First build during the Habsburg period, it was the hearth of Madrid at the time.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Puerta del Sol
Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Prado National Museum
Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum.
Pass By:  
Cibeles Fountain
Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories.
Stop At:  
Puerta de Alcala
Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
The last sights you will see on the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible (only folding chairs). You must be accompanied by someone who can assist you thoroughly.
  • Infants aged 5 years and under, are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • 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).
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour.

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star-5
city tour was worth
Naina_B
, Oct 2018
the palace was too good worth a visit, in spite of missing our bus the lady in office helped us in getting to another stop which i really appreciate it and we started from next stop
star-5
Perfect way to see Madrid during a...
Joanne F
, Sep 2017
Perfect way to see Madrid during a long layover. Historical, informative and time to stretch your legs.
star-5
Great introduction tour of the city...
Monica L
, Jun 2017
Great introduction tour of the city of Madrid. Recommend this to be your 1st tour upon arrival.
star-3
Had expected to see more, Mostly...
Suzanne_K
, May 2017
Had expected to see more, Mostly disappointed as everything shown was on the left side of the bus and we were on the right.
star-3
If you want quick overview of Madrid...
Michael_H
, Apr 2017
If you want quick overview of Madrid in less than 3 hours this will do, but just had a feeling we were missing some key sights. Tour guide was good'' but the English speakers seemed to get the short end of the conversations several times.
star-3
We arrived thirty minutes late for...
Modesto R
, Dec 2016
We arrived thirty minutes late for this tour. The Travel agency arranged for us to join the tour as the bus was proceeding slowly through Madrid's holiday traffic at 345pm Sunday. We met the bus about 10 minutes walk from the our original meeting place and as the group was just coming back from a trip to the Mercado de San Miguel. The travel guide was good and was providing the tour in Spanish and in English. We made two fifteen minute stops at the Columbus plaza and at the Bullfight stadium for pictures if you wanted to do so. She would point out the Prado, and the other significant buildings. She pointed out the reason for the Sunday traffic, being the beginning of the long holiday season for the locals beginning with the Feast of the Immaculate COnception and then Christmas. It was early December and the day is short and by 5:00 one can hardly see the buildings but we stayed in the street longer until they turned the Holidays lights on in the streets and in the Plazas. The bus was luxurious and well appointed. Maybe the experience would have been different if we had come earlier to start the tour at the Royal Palace. We should have joined the 11 am tour. Traffic would have been less and we would have had better views.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Disappointed with Julia's Travel...
SusanM_S
, Dec 2016
Disappointed with Julia's Travel guide on this afternoon tour. Although it was a rainy Friday afternoon, and we saw everything as indicated on the tour, she made no effort to make our group's experience a positive one. We were dropped off to fend of ourselves during a 15 minute break to find a coffee and washroom and then when we all returned punctually at the bus, the driver and our guide were no were to be found. Fortunately, we had a fabulous guide from Julia's Travel on another tour the next day!
star-3
In this tour, you will probably be...
Christopher C
, Oct 2016
In this tour, you will probably be traveling with other groups. You may feel it to be disjointed, especially if it's being given in 3 languages simultaneously. But overall, you will learn interesting facts about the current state of Madrid. Do not let your children sleep on the bus. Yes, someone tried. Always wear your seatbelt. And do not walk around the bus while it's in motion. Yes, someone also tried that. Such is the law. If the police see it, they will not fine the bus driver, tour guide or tour company. Only you get to pay a fine of 200 Euros. Not optional. Do try to adult.
star-2
We expected the tour guide could...
Irene
, Apr 2016
We expected the tour guide could talk more about the city instead of just the names of the places.
star-1
You need to update your website as...
Peter R
, Feb 2016
You need to update your website as the joining instructions on the voucher were unclear and the website says:- Start your discovery of the city by choosing to depart at either 9am or 3pm, then meet up with your guide at the Plaza de España in central Madrid to board your bus and start your excursion The bus now goes from the underground carpark at the Royal Palace. We ended up missing the 9am tour as we were at the wrong place and had to re-book for the 3pm tour.
star-3
Good introduction to madrid if haven't...
Andrea_A
, Oct 2015
Good introduction to madrid if haven't been before.
star-5
saw al we needed to see to get out...
john_d
, Sep 2015
saw al we needed to see to get out bearings for the next few days
star-3
In general it's a good tour...
Sylvie L
, Aug 2015
In general it's a good tour, especially because of the guide. However, the stop at the end is totally useless and a waste of time. People who really wants to go at the Hard Rock Cafe can go on their own, it should not be part of the tour.
star-5
Totally enjoyed our city tour but most...
Ilene Q
, Jul 2015
Totally enjoyed our city tour but most importantly our tour guide Javier was the best.
star-4
The GUIs was great and the tour but...
Aussie
, Jun 2015
The GUIs was great and the tour but we didn't realise there was a fair bit of walking involved and I Karen do suffer with bad knee so I thought that part didn't suit me but overall, well worth it.
star-3
This was ok. I thought it would be...
valkuy71
, Jun 2015
This was ok. I thought it would be an open bus. We did a couple of stops. I don't think I'd do this particular tour again. I liked the hop on/off tour better.
star-5
Great way to see the city at the...
Nela_A
, Apr 2015
Great way to see the city at the beginning of your stay in Madrid.
star-5
Our guide was great!! He really made...
Denisse C
, Apr 2015
Our guide was great!! He really made this tour fun and gave us lots of information about Madrid! He answered everyones questions and made this tour a great one. Great way to start our vacation in Madrid! We came back to places that he recommended, totally worth the money!!!
star-1
Tried to reschedule after airline...
Jane M K
, Apr 2015
Tried to reschedule after airline mechanical problems resulted in a 12 hour delay. Called US Viator to notify about problem. Told to call vendor on arrival. Vendor said, Talk to Viator then hung up. Viator International had us on hold for 5 minutes and then disconnected, TWICE. We ended up using a Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour instead.
star-3
Good introduction to the city. Worth...
Susan P
, Mar 2015
Good introduction to the city. Worth doing. Wasn't keen on the Hard Rock Cafe stop.

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