City Sightseeing Madrid City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Food Tastings

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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2140MADRIDHOPON
Discover Madrid’s highlights aboard an open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus. Step aboard and watch the passing sights on both the two interconnecting routes. Admire the spectacular Royal Palace, hop off to visit the Prado museum, and see the mighty Bernabéu stadium. Choose a 1-day or 2-day ticket and hop on and off at any of the 37 stops to create your own sightseeing itinerary. Listen to the informative onboard audio commentary, and upgrade to include a Madrid Essentials Passport to enjoy a string of delicious local wine and food tastings.


  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of 37 stops around the city. Then, hop on and off as you wish, or remain aboard for the entire loop. The two routes interconnect, so you can switch between them — your ticket is valid on both.

Follow Route 1 (Blue Route) around historical Madrid with its grand royal buildings. Hop off at the Paseo del Prado to visit the magnificent Prado; disembark to explore the Royal Palace, or sit back and admire the Belle Epoque buildings of the Gran Vía, Madrid’s main thoroughfare.

Switch to Route 2 (Green Route) to focus on 19th- and 20th-century Madrid. Delve into elegant Salamanca, Madrid’s first bourgeois enclave; and travel the Paseo de la Castellana past skyscrapers, museums and the legendary Santiago Bernabéu — home to Real Madrid FC.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Madrid Essentials Passport:
Upgrade to include the Madrid Essentials Passport with your hop-on hop-off tour and experience the Spanish capital like a local! The passport entitles you to a range of Madrid’s best culinary tastings, including wine, olive oil and other delicious food experiences.

View the Itinerary for a list of hop-on hop-off stops and Madrid Essentials Passports activities and experiences.

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You may board the Madrid City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour at any of the stops around the city.
Departure Time:
Buses depart every 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the season:
  • March to October: from 9am to 10pm
  • November to February: from 10am to 6pm

Valid from the time of first use, for the consecutive days selected.


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1-Day Ticket
Code: 1DAY

Unlimited use of Madrid City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour for 1 calendar day

USD $23.97
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2-Day Ticket
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Unlimited use of Madrid City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour for 2 calendar days

USD $28.54
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1-Day Ticket + Essentials

Unlimited use of Madrid City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour for 1 calendar day + Madrid Essentials Passport

USD $35.38
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2-Day Ticket + Essentials

Unlimited use of Madrid City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour for 2 calendar days + Madrid Essentials Passport

USD $39.95
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City Sightseeing Madrid City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Food Tastings

Madrid City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour (depending on option selected)
  • Discount booklet
  • Tour map/guidebook
  • Onboard audio commentary with headsets, available in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Catalan, Galician and Basque
  • Madrid Essentials Passport (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Madrid Essentials Passport (unless option selected)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Buses are adapted for passengers with reduced mobility. The features include an automatic access ramp, reserved space for wheelchairs with safety clamps and fastenings, and an extended ramp and kneeling system to the right of the bus
  • Hop-on hop-off tickets are not available for infants aged from 0 to 6 years old, as passes are free of charge
  • Please note that due to some building works in the area, the Puerta de Alcalá stop will be temporarily cancelled
Route 1 - Blue Route (80-minute full-loop duration):
  • Museo del Prado
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Barrio de Salamanca
  • Plaza de Colon
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Gran Vía
  • Plaza de España
  • Templo de Debod
  • Teatro Real
  • Palacio Real
  • Puerta de Toledo
  • San Francisco el Grande
  • Catedral Almudena
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Círculo Bellas Artes
  • Museo Thyssen
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • Jardin Botanico

Route 2 - Green Route (65-minute full-loop duration):

  • Plaza de Neptuno
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Plaza de Colón
  • Museo de Esculturas
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • Nuevos Ministerios
  • Santiago Bernabéu
  • C.S.I. Científicas
  • Museo Lázaro Galdiano
  • ABC Serrano
  • Museo Arqueológico
  • Puerta de Alcalá *
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Las Cortes
Schedules and departure times are subject to change without notice. *Please note that due to building works in this area, this stop may be temporarily omitted

Madrid Essentials Passport Included Tasting Experiences:
  • Tasting of three wines at a winery
  • Tasting of Iberian specialities, including Manchego cheese
  • Tasting of Spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • Coffee at a stylish Madrid coffee lounge
  • Tasting of churros (fried dough sticks) at typical Madrid chocolate shop
  • Glass of sangria or beer at a Madrid patio (June to October only)
  • Typical Spanish tapa (small plate) at one of six traditional Madrid taverns (paella, Spanish omelette, croquettes, fried green peppers, alioli potatoes or chicken wings)
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Eugene B, October 2015

Very easy way to se a lot!

Reviewed by: Paul G, October 2015

Enjoyed the tour. Had the same problem with this tour as with EVERY tour with hop on hop off through Europe. It is not clear where to catch the bus. No maps that can be seen are printed on the internet and often if there is a location listed- it is so general as to not be able to be found. I would not buy tickets in advance for any of the tours. Look up the tours locally and buy the ticket on the bus. There are several companies and you should go with the first one you find, not do a scavenger hunt for a bus in a strange city.

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