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“See the city in style” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Madrid City Tours

Madrid City Tours
Carrera de San Jeronimo 15, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 911231177
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$14*
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Ranked #55 of 143 Tours & Activities in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Make the most of your trip to Madrid, the capital city of Spain, by taking a guided tour in Madrid to enjoy the colorful history and major attractions of this beautiful city. Madrid City Tours offers a wide array of Madrid excursions for individuals and private groups. When it comes to sightseeing Madrid, our guided tour in Madrid offerings take you to some of the most spectacular locations of the city. Madrid City Tours is an online travel website featuring Madrid excursions, including tours and trips along with information on hotels and accommodations.
Henderson, Nevada
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“See the city in style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This trip, especially if you are 65 + is a great bargain at 9E for the day. We did both route 1 and route 2. Each is about an hour, and the narrative, through headphones, is given in many languages. The tour tells lots of interesting facts about the buildings, statues, fountains, and surrounding areas of Madrid. You can ride the whole hour straight through or hop off to see more of a location and catch another bus, just by showing your ticket. There is an upper deck which can have the tarp top rolled back for better viewing.
Great fun on a. Ice day.

Visited October 2013
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“Disappointed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This tour cost 21 Euro. The man we bought our tickets from encouraged us to add an additional day for 4 Euro but we did not. I recommend you also do not, and I might consider skipping this tour altogether.

I have used these tours before, and some of them are excellent. My philosophy is that even if it isn't quite a bargain, at least you get a nice commentary about the city and a free way to jaunt around the city between sites. However we found that neither of these benefits panned out for us.

First, the commentary was awful. It was clear and available in many languages. They even have a kids channel (English) with simplified commentary. However the commentaries were brief and simplistic separated by many minutes of terrible music. We did not pay to listen to music. There is no reason that the music couldn't have been replaced with with more about Spain's history, which is rich with plenty to discuss. Also, sometimes the commentary was about a building that we had already passed, so that we had no idea what was being discussed. I complained about this and they blamed it on their GPS system, which is of no concern to me. We pay for them to work these details out, right?

Second, we found that when trying to take the bus to simply get around town we were told the bus we got on was going out of service after 2 stops and that we had to get off and wait. More out of service buses arrived so that after 15 minutes of waiting there was a giant throng of anxious people. Finally after enough complaints they decided to put one bus back into service. The whole affair seemed like a comedy show, with staff on the phone negotiating with HQ and customers milling about wondering what was happening. We should have just walked.

This bus company needs to step up their game.


Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great way to see the City of Madrid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Enjoyed riding both bus lines to see Madrid on our first day there. The recorded commentary was clear and informative. It was nice to hop on and off as we explored the city.

Visited September 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Great way to see Madrid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

An excellent way to see Madrid with 2 different routes, the old Madrid and the new Madrid. Great value for money and friendly staff.

Visited August 2013
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Oliveira de Frades, Portugal
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“Madrid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

In Madrid, it's important to visit the Plaza Mayor, a place where you can do almost everything: eat at excelent restaurants with terraces or indoors, street show, specially for children, but which adults also like to see, take photographs of the beautiful buildings all around, shop at the little souvenir shops.
At the same time, you can make a trip in Madrid using one of the panoramic buses, which will show you be best of Madrid, a give ideas for your night strolls.

Visited August 2013
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