- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 342
Spend four days exploring the Spanish capital of Madrid. Stay in moderate accommodation and get to know the city with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass and discover its famous museums, cathedrals, parks, and palaces. You’ll also get skip the line access to the Royal Palace and enjoy a small group city tour in style.
This 4-day Spanish vacation lets you enjoy the best of the Spanish capital while focusing on the city sights that interest you most.
Your trip to Spain is all about Madrid, the Spanish capital and one of the few cities in the world that truly deserves the label “vibrant.” In the past, the city was home to royalty and artists, and today it remains home to some of the best nightclubs, bars, and restaurants the world over. During your time in Madrid, you’ll choose from two Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour itineraries that give you incredible access to the city and come with audio commentary and a city map. The Blue Route is perfect for Madrid first-timers, taking you to Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the famous art gallery trio of Museo Reina Sofia, which houses Picasso’s Guernica, the enormous Museo del Prado, and Museo Thyssen. The Green Route includes the museum of natural sciences, Puerta del Sol, Museo Esculturas, and the city’s superb archaeological museum. The next day, a sightseeing tour takes you to Retiro Park and the Bullring, Plaza de Colon, and the Royal Palace, where you’ll skip the line to access the 18th-century palace and see its many historical treasures.
At the end of your time in Madrid, head to the airport to continue your onward journey.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 342
Itinerary View Trip Map
Madrid Airport to Madrid City Hotels
The Ganivet Hotel is located in the historical center of Madrid, close to the major sights and attractions of the city such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia. Also, it is in the trendy tapas and restaurants area (La Latina, Cava Alta and Mercado de San Miguel). The Ganivet Hotel is equipped with the most complete and modern facilities. Its careful design environment combines the classicism of Old Madrid with a trendy and cozy decor.*Images from VFM Leonardo, Inc.
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Madrid City Tour Hop On-Off Pass 1 Day
The easiest way to see the city is on double-decker buses. With one ticket you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered through a headphone audio system in fourteen different languages. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 7 and 15 minutes. Route 1 takes about 80 minutes and Route 2 lasts about 65 minutes.
Route 1 (Blue):
Museo del Prado, Puerta de Alcala, Barrio de Salamanca, Plaza de Colon, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Templo de Debod, Teatro Real, Palacio Real, Puerta de Toledo, San Francisco El Grande, Catedral Almudena, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Circulo Bellas Artes, Museo Thyssen, Museo Reina Sofia, Jardin Botanico and Museo del Prado.
Route 2 (Green):
Plaza Neptuno, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza de Colon, Museo Esculturas, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Nuevos Ministerios, Santiago Bernaeu, C.S.I. Cientificas, Museo Lazaro Galdiano, Serrano, Museo Arqueologico, Puerta de Alcala, Alcala, Puerta del Sol, Plaza de las Cortes and Plaza de Neptuno.
Madrid Highlights + Skip the line guided tour Royal Palace, AM
Take in the many contrasts Madrid offers its visitors as we take our coach and head to the Plaza de Oriente, then to the Debod Temple, where we will stop for a walk and take pictures accompanied by our guide. Next our coach will head towards the Plaza Mayor where we will be able to visit la Plaza de Villa and Puerta del Sol. We will then continue on for our visit to Carrera de San Jeronimo Street, Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament), Neptuno's Square (Famous artistic fountain), Paseo Del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofia Museums), Atocha Railway Station, Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square (Famous artistic fountain), Alcala Street, Alcala's Gate, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (Bullring) where we will make our last stop. To conclude we will return to the coach and end up seeing Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (Home of Real Madrid CF), Paseo de la Castellana Street, Plaza de Colon (Columbus Square), National Library, Gran Via Street, Plaza de Espana, Plaza de Oriente.
The Royal Palace was built in the XVIII century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Habsburg. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe and a symbol of the permanence and consolidation of Madrid as the capital of the Kingdom. The Palace was the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931. To date, the most stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown are celebrated there: audiences, dinner parties, signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation in which foreign ambassadors present Credential Letters to His Majesty the King.
We will visit the Armory Square (exterior of the palace), the Grand Staircase, the King Charles III's Apartments, the Queen's Apartments, the Banqueting Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Throne Room and the Crown Room. After the guided tour, you may visit on your own the Royal Armory and enjoy the views from the viewpoint of the Armory Square.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the official acts to be celebrated in the palace.
Madrid City Hotels to Madrid Airport
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 3 nights’ moderate accommodation
- Madrid City Tour Hop On-Off Pass 1 Day
- Madrid Highlights and Royal Palace shared excursion, including skip the line access
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
Not exactly what you are looking for? Let us know! We can customize this itinerary. This can also be done on a private basis (please enquire).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
28 Aug 2019
As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.