Panoramic tour of Madrid and Tour of Bernabeu Stadium
Get to know Madrid’s most important landmarks from the bus and visit the Real Madrid Stadium on the Bernabeu Tour.
We will begin our tour with the bus route and will finish with the Santiago Bernabeu guided tour
Bus Tour in Madrid
On this bus tour through Madrid, discover the city’s most celebrated sites. Get to know the charm of the city and the best attractions of the Spanish capital.
Unlike the other guided tours to Madrid that we have made available to you, on this tour we do not claim that you will get to know the city in-depth. Our objective is to introduce you to the historic Madrid, the financial district, the most commercial streets and the main leisure areas so that you can visit those that seem most interesting at a later time.
The journey is made almost entirely by bus, but there will be time to enjoy three stops next to other emblematic areas of the capital: the Prado Museum, Las Ventas Bullring, and Bernabeu Stadium, the field of Real Madrid.
During the journey we will travel through Madrid’s two largest and most important parks: Parque del Oeste and Parque del Retiro. The first was designed at the beginning of the 20th century on the banks of the Manzanares River as an expansion of the city. Retiro Park, in contrast, is an historic enclave, where nature and art have shaken hands since the 17th century.
We will also cross the most well-known plazas of Madrid: Plaza de Oriente, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España. Each has its attractions: the Plaza de Oriente has impressive views of the Royal Palace; Puerta del Sol has its constant bustle, the presence of the post house with its clock tower, and the symbol of the city, the bear and the strawberry tree, represented in a bronze statue; and at Plaza de España two of the first skyscrapers built in the country stand out, and the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza preside over the plaza.
In addition, we will discover the Plaza de la Villa, full of historic buildings, and the enormous Plaza de Colón, a more contemporary symbol of Madrid.
We will drive along the capital’s main roads, such as the centenarian Gran Via or the quite lengthy Alcalá street, which is actually the longest road in Madrid. But that’s not to mention the Paseo de la Castellana or the glamorous Serrano street, known as being one of Spain’s most luxurious streets, where large boutique and jewellery brands are concentrated.
We will see two of the old royal gates that gave access to Madrid: the Puerta de Alcala, symbol of Madrid in the Enlightenment from King Carlos III, and the Puerta de Toledo, raised after the War of Independence by order of Fernando VII.
The excursion will bring us near Madrid’s two most popular fountains: Cibeles and Neptune. These are two neo-classical works from the 18th century that represent the Goddess of the Earth and the God of the Sea, respectively. They are also the meeting places for celebrating the wins of the city’s two most representative football teams: Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.
We will get to know the two buildings where political activity takes place at a national level: Palacio de las Cortes, which houses the Congress, and the Palacio del Senado, which houses the Senate.
On the bus we will travel along the Paseo de la Castellana to the northern area of Madrid, where the financial district is located. There we will see the four enormous skyscrapers that stand in the Business Area, as well as the impossible balance of the Kio Towers.
In short, this sightseeing excursion through Madrid offers you a broad first point of contact for the Spanish capital, in its essence. It gives a general overview of the city and an approximation of its most interesting points.
Upon finishing the bus route, we will continue with a guided visit to the Bernabeu Football Stadium, the spectacular stadium of the Real Madrid Football Club.
Bernabeu football stadium Tour
Explore the stadium where the most celebrated football team of all-time plays. Feel like a star stepping out onto the field. Imagine the din of the fans cheering on their idols. View the trophies of all the titles won by this club during your trip to the Real Madrid Museum.
As a football fan, you will soak up the relevant part of football history. During the Tour through Bernabeu you will have an extensive view of the stadium after going up to the top of one of the four towers on the Charmartín field. It’s an ascent that is almost like a warm-up, because once there, you will want to go down onto the grass where Madrid’s stars play.
You will feel like one of the White Stars. You will even be able to visit their locker rooms, walk through the exit tunnel onto the playing field, sit on the side-lines or imagine that you’re speaking before the press in the pressroom. You can even sit in the presidential box, admiring the power that this football field exudes.
All of that is part of the visit to Berabeu, which allows you to admire the stadium and will evoke memories of the great games that have taken place there: hear to the screams of the fans, hear the football being kicked and remember historic goals.
After the most fervent fans’ dream, the visit to Santiago Bernabeu will continue through the rooms of the Real Madrid Museum. Here all of the trophies won by the white club shine with pride: its European Cups, Leagues, Copas del Rey, Intercontinentals, etc. The Museum of Bernabeu not only showcases cups, but also in its display cases are historic uniforms, cleats and balls. Also, the museum’s audio-visual media will show you the most admired matches, triumphs and players. Take advantage of your visit to the Museum in order to pay tribute to the greatest stars who have had their moments of glory here. It’s time to admire the brilliance of Di Stéfano, the elegance of Butragueño, Raúl’s pride or Cristiano Ronaldo’s power.
As a souvenir, take a montage of photos in order to serve as a reminder of your visit to the Tour of Real Madrid. However, if you want something more practical, delve into the Club Shop, situated at the end of the Tour of Bernabeu, and purchase the team’s official equipment and countless of collectible Real Madrid merchandise.
In short, you can’t miss the trip to the stadium and to the Santiago Bernabeu Museum. The history of this club represents a true walk through the glory of the sport of kings.
Important: The itinerary can be altered by events or celebrations in the city (cultural events, sporting events, official events or works).
According to the schedule of matches, training sessions or special events RM reserves the right to change the schedule, routes or close part of the museum tour. Please be informed before the visit.