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“Disappointing commentary”
Review of Madrid City Tours

Madrid City Tours
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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #72 of 271 Tours in Madrid
Type: City Tours, Tours
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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.
Vancouver
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Disappointing commentary”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

The buses ran frequently and were easy to spot but the English commentary was disappointing. The voice was clear but the content and presentation was boring compared to other similar tours I've been on. There were also long stretches of just music. There was only mention of buildings specificallly on the route itself, so for example no mention of the Mercado de San Miguel or any info on Old Madrid as of course the bus could only go along the road next to it.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Madrid City Tour”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very good hop on hop off service. Audio works well. Two routes cover important sights. At €21 good value.

Visited October 2012
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El Paso, TX
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“Good overview of the city”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a classic hop on hop off tour. It is good but the tour in English is just OK. People running the bus are not very friendly or helpful, but this is a great way to see the city. It cost 21euros for one day and 25 for two. Do the two days and you can use it as a metro/taxi substitute. Overall well worth the money and it comes often. Rout 1 is the main rout and rout 2 does some of the same stops and goes out by the soccer stadium. Rout one takes about an hour and half and rout two about an hour. Do rout one when you first arrive and you will have a good overview of what you want to do!

Visited October 2012
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Paris, France
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129 reviews
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“Great way to see the highlights”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This bus tour, is the Madrid installment of the famous Hop-on, Hop-off bus tours, widespread over the globe by now.

Positive :

- Comprehensive tour of the city's highlights
- Quite good commentary, with all the basics covered
- Very short waiting times, busses can be seen all over the city center, all day long
- Runs until late (22:00)

Negative :

- Expensive for 1 day : € 21, where 2 days is € 25. .. I suppose that is to prevent it from being used as a regular public transport service
- The tickets are per day, and not per 24 hours, as they do in most places . So if you want to step in later in the day, it really becomes expensive.
- Some guides/crew have the tendency to try and upsell other venues during the commentary..rather annoying

Overall, it was a pleasant experience for us and since we didn't know the city it allowed us to plan our subsequent visits for our weekend; Just make sure you get on there early.

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Kielce, Swietokrzyskie, Poland
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“I do not recommend.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Not much can be seen from the bus. Price very high, if you do not use the bus to commute to the center. Bought at 19.00 pm for 21 euro ticket is valid for 2-3 hours, until the end of the day. Staff not warned that a one-day ticket is not valid for 24 hours, but only until the end of the day. When we took the bus was falling heavy rain and cold. At the top it was impossible to sit. On the lower deck could not see through the windows covered with stickers and a pair. I do not recommend. It is a pity to spend money on it.

Visited September 2012
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