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Madrid, Spain
Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

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icon1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

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Overview

A hop-on hop-off Madrid sightseeing tour by open-top double-decker bus is the perfect introduction to this incredible city. Select a 1- or 2-day ticket that lets you board and disembark at any of the stops along two interconnecting routes, so you can explore city sights at your own pace. Hear onboard audio commentary and check out Madrid’s many plazas, museums, and theaters with the provided map and guidebook.
  • Create your own itinerary and travel around the city on an open-top, double-decker bus
  • Follow two different routes and hop on and off at any of the stops
  • Choose a 1-day or 2-day ticket and listen to the informative audio commentary on board
  • Receive valuable discount vouchers and a tour stops guidebook

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Sightsee on your own schedule with this Madrid hop-on-hop-off tour, which includes a map and guidebook, too.
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1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour (depending on option selected)
Tour map/guidebook
Air-conditioned double-decker open top motor-coaches.
Multilingual digital audio system
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
See itinerary

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Take a seat on an open-top double-decker bus for a 1- or 2-consecutive days sightseeing tour of Madrid that lets you create your own itinerary. This hop-on hop-off Madrid bus tour offers multiple stops along two routes that interconnect around the city — your ticket is valid on both. 

Remain on the bus for each loop while you listen to onboard commentary via an audio headset, or hop on and off at any stop to explore city sights on your own (admission fees are not included).

Follow Route 1 (Blue Route) to view the Belle Epoque buildings of historical Madrid. Disembark to explore the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, and the Prado Museum, or admire the Gran Vía, Madrid’s main thoroughfare.

Switch to Route 2 (Green Route) to focus on 19th- and 20th-century Madrid. Travel past skyscrapers and the legendary Bernabéu stadium—home to Real Madrid FC—along the Paseo de la Castellana. Perhaps stroll through the elegant bourgeois enclave of Salamanca, or visit the city’s many museums with a focus on archaeology, sculpture, natural science and more.

View the Itinerary for a list of hop-on hop-off stops:
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Bus frequency: every 30-40 minutes High season (March-October): 9am-10pm Low season (November-February): 10am-6pm
Neptune Fountain
Cibeles - Casa De América
Plaza de Colón
Museo Arte Público
Museo Ciencias Naturales
Nuevos Ministerios
Santiago Bernabéu
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas sede central
Lázaro Galdiano Museum
Museo Arqueológico
Puerta De Alcalá
Puerta del Sol
Plaza de las Cortes
Neptune Fountain
Points of interest passed by on this route
Fuente de Neptuno
 
Duration: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Bus frequency: every 30-40 minutes High season (March-October): 9am-10pm Low season (November-February): 10am-6pm
Museo Del Prado - Jardín Botánico
Puerta De Alcalá
Salamanca
Plaza de Colón
Cibeles - Casa De América
Calle Gran Vía
Plaza de España
Templo De Debod
Teatro Real
Palacio Real
Puerta de Toledo
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Real Jardín Botánico
Museo Nacional del Prado
Points of interest passed by on this route
Plaza Mayor
 
  • 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: the regular Madrid City Tour service may be affected due to ongoing events in the city, adverse traffic conditions or force majeure reasons out of our control.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off?
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 Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off?
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 Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off?
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 Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off?
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 Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off.

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  • "Do not expect to get a lot of information out of this tour but it is a fine way to get around and see the city quickly." See review
  • "It is overcrowded and need to take turns for buses." See review
  • "It is overcrowded and need to take turns for buses." See review
  • "This is a very popular attraction and there are lengthy queues at most stops meaning you might need to wait for 2 or 3 buses to go by before there is room." See review

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star-5
Easy to navigate,...
Jeannette_D
, Aug 2022
Easy to navigate, available stops, clean, friendly staff, courteous, reasonable price, easy to obtain
star-3
+ / -
Ricky_M
, Aug 2022
The audio is mediocre at best and some of the sockets for both the earphones and USB ports don’t function. If you expect in-the-moment commentary/history — DON’T.
star-5
Easy
Emily_Y
, Aug 2022
As a senior was able to see the city without having to walk. The scenery was pleasant and the narration in English clear.
star-1
great idea but poorly executed service
Jeffrey_N
, Aug 2022
Map does not match actual stops. Several stops were deleted from the route. Julia Travel company that hosts the service seems more interested about their logo on the map than having accurate information. Many headphone jacks did not work so we had to play musical chairs to finds ones that did work which was hard for a family of four. At some stops, we were not allowed to board the bus and had to wait for a later bus although seats on the bus at the bus stop had seats available.
star-5
We saw a lot of the major...
Dean_F
, Jul 2022
We saw a lot of the major sites in Madrid and didn't have to walk very far. It was great. We would recommend it to everyone.
star-3
Needs improvement
Alison_B
, Jul 2022
Bus sound system was in a state of disrepair. Commentary was not up to par, too brief with no detail. Routes were good.
star-4
A decent way to see Madrid
Tiffany_C
, Jul 2022
Great way to see some of Madrid and yet a feel for some Spanish history. Only cons: there was a time when there were two buses, one's door closed, so I walked to the other (the bus host saw me, because he was walking onto the bus too and looked right at me). They closed the door and, when I knocked to enter, the driver pointed to wait for another bus. The bus was not full. Luckily there was another bus 10 seconds behind. The other con: there was a time when the bus driver hit the break too late and almost hit a moto (we were at a red light). That then impacted the sound of the audio. Not to mention, the audio was in and out throughout the trip. Not the best hop on, hop off bus I've done, but it was a decent experience nonetheless. I'd still recommend.
star-4
A day to remember
John_C
, Jul 2022
The beauty of the city. The outstanding architecture. Friendly staff and careful drivers considering how busy the streets are
star-2
Not recommended
monica_b
, Jul 2022
The bus were always packed and some of the stops were suspended which defeats the purpose of the tour since we had to walk at least 20 minutes to catch a bus. Also the staff was rude.
star-3
Not what I expected
Vicki_K
, Jul 2022
This tour was not what I expected based on previous experience on other trips. There seemed to be very little information given throughout the tour about landmarks and relevant history. The audio feedback was often delayed as well, so by the time an explanation of a landmark was given, we were far past it.
star-5
Madrid trip made easy because of Viator
Charmaine_S
, Jul 2022
Very convenient to use! Helped us to book our tours in Madrid. We got into Madrid on July 24th and booked a tour , got our tickets right away . Highly recommend anyone to use them .
star-1
Terrible experience
alex_s
, Jul 2022
I felt terribly ill and this company refused to give a refund as I couldn’t do the tour. I normally take Viator a lot where I travel but their customer support is awful
star-1
Dont use the red buses
Jose_E
, Jul 2022
bus didn't show up like the app said and the headphones didnt work for translating, so basically your just sitting on a red city transport bus
star-5
ok, but slow due to traffic, bus needs maintenance,do not go on 36C even If you plan on sitting inside on AC
Marija_S
, Jul 2022
Route was ok,but Madrid traffic is horrible - we could walk same rpute 15 min faster than bus took. The most annoying beyond belief was upper deck bus roof top - it was sliding violently every time driver would start or brake. Horrifying sound every few min. Some headsets were not working, once we got new once, some port were not working then. They should invest a bit in the bus, for sure.
star-2
Disappointed with quality of Tour.
Roman_Z
, Jul 2022
I have attended On/Off Bus Tours in the past year in Barcelona, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. All were well run and maintained. Madrid’s Tours we’re not frequent enough, the audio system did not work for everybody, and the sites of interest were not always suitably visible.
star-5
Madrid on my birthday...
Edith_P
, Jul 2022
Helpful team of staff on board. Informative and nothing was any trouble. The information was just informative enough.
star-5
Madrid Hop on Hop off tour
Louis_C
, Jul 2022
The Hop on hop off Bus is a great way to get an overview of a city. It hits all the highlights and gives you an idea of where you might like to spend more time. It is a relaxing way to start a trip to Madrid!
star-2
Too lona a wait.
Laura_R
, Jul 2022
Waiting almost an hour for a bus is not convenient. Also, I understand that it is difficult with the construction around the puerta del sol but there are no stops anywhere near there.
star-5
Helpful, friendly folks in Madrid
Jean_S
, Jul 2022
Lots of help getting to a good stop. Folks at the bus terminal were very friendly. The bus came within 5 minutes.
star-4
Hop on history
Teresa_W
, Jul 2022
This was perfect after walking 6 miles in the 100 degree heat. It was still hot on the bus, but up top in the shade kept it manageable.

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