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Highlights

Discover Madrid on our panoramic day tour. Hop on our Madrid sightseeing bus and relax as our expert live guide points out all the top sights, including the Royal Palace, Puerta de Alcalá, Biblioteca Nacional, Cybele Palace and many more.

Live Guides

Discover Madrid with our experts.

Our entertaining and experienced live guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of your tour, in English and Spanish. Hear about the history, architecture and culture of Madrid from our experts! Learn more on our Tour Commentary page.

See all the top landmarks

Big Bus gives you top-deck views of Madrid's famous sights.

Our Madrid bus tours take you on a carefully designed route past the city's must-see landmarks and attractions. You'll see beautiful buildings like Palacio de Cibeles, Estación de Atocha, Edificio Metrópolis and Catedral de la Almudena, cultural icons like the 'Big Three' museums (The Prado, Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza), vibrant barrios like Lavapiés, Cuecha and Malasaña and lush parks, including the Reales Jardines botánicos and Parque de Atenas. Relax on the top deck while our live guides share fascinating facts and stories about Madrid's gorgeous landmarks, fascinating history and unique culture.

Panoramic day tour schedule

Find bus departure times

Big Bus panoramic tours depart Stop #1 (Fuente Neptuno) 11 times daily. Please visit our Blue Route page to see the tour schedule and find information on the bus frequency and tour duration. Please note that our panoramic tours are non-stop tours, not hop-on, hop-off tours

Open-top double-decker buses

The best way to see Madrid

Big Bus Tours Madrid operates tours on open-top, double-decker buses. Sit on the top deck to enjoy an elevated view of the city's landmarks without the hassle of crowds and other visual obstructions. Our open-top buses mean you still get an immersive, al-fresco experience of Madrid's vibrant atmosphere. Buses feature a sun-shade that can be extended across the top deck in hot weather.

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1 Route

Our Madrid Sightseeing Route

Our sightseeing tour of Madrid stops near must-see landmarks including the Royal Palace, puerta de Alcalá, biblioteca nacional, Cybele Palace and many more. Discover vibrant neighbourhoods like the barrios de Chueca and Malasaña, and travel down grand avenues like calle Alcalá and the famous Gran Vía. See our map below for route lines and stop locations.

  • Puerta de Alcala
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Templo de Debod
  • Plaza de Espana
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Parque del Retiro
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Plaza Colón
  • Fuencarral
  • Preciados
  • Serrano
  • El Rastro Fleamarket (Sundays Only)
  • Gran Via
  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
  • Plaza de Toros de las Ventas
  • Santiago Bernabeu
  • Parque Warner Madrid
  • Tablao Flamenco Torres Bermejas
  • Toledo Express
  • Mercado San Anton
  • Casa Labra
  • Mercado San Miguel
  • Chocolatería San Ginés

2

Retiro Corner of Calle de Alfonso XII & Plaza Indepencia (In front of Tourist Office and Exchange Kiosk)
First Stop 09:35
Last Stop 19:35
Retiro

11

Calle Atocha Calle Atocha 116
First Stop 10:50
Last Stop 20:50
Calle Atocha

7

Plaza de España / Hotel Riu In front of Hotel Riu
First Stop 10:06
Last Stop 20:06
Plaza de España / Hotel Riu

10

Colegiata Calle de la Colegiata 19
First Stop 10:35
Last Stop 20:35
Colegiata

1

Neptuno Calle Felipe IV and Paseo del Prado, 28014
First Stop 09:30
Last Stop 19:30
Neptuno

3

Serrano Calle Velasquez 8 (in front of Hotel Wellington)
First Stop 09:40
Last Stop 19:40
Serrano

4

Plaza de Colon Calle de Goya 7 (In front of Paseo Comercial Platea)
First Stop 09:45
Last Stop 19:45
Plaza de Colon

5

Plaza de Cibeles Plaza de Recoletos (bus stop at north-west corner of roundabout)
First Stop 09:50
Last Stop 19:50
Plaza de Cibeles

6

Gran Via 30 Gran Via 30
First Stop 09:57
Last Stop 19:57
Gran Via 30

8

Templo de Debod Calle de Prof. Martin Almagro Basch (in front of stairs)
First Stop 10:16
Last Stop 20:16
Templo de Debod

9

Madrid Rio / Principe Pio San Vicente roundabout (Bus stop opposite Puerta de San Vicente)
First Stop 10:20
Last Stop 20:20
Madrid Rio / Principe Pio