Visit the Royal Estate of the Crown of Spain on a 5-hour tour of Aranjuez from Madrid. Then, return to Madrid city center for a 3-hour coach tour of the most famous monuments, along with some hidden sights and exciting new architecture.
What to Expect
Discover one of the Royal Estates of the Crown of Spain on a full-day sightseeing tour of Aranjuez and Madrid, departing the capital for a tour of Aranjuez, 30 miles (47 kilometers) south of the capital.
Nestled in a fertile valley, where the Jarama River flows into the River Tagus, Aranjuez is surrounded by luxuriant gardens that enhance the beauty of its buildings. Visit the 18th-century Royal Palace, and stroll through the vast gardens built to relieve the Spanish royals from the dust of the Spanish meseta.
Look inside the palace at the Porcelain Office, built under the orders of King Charles III. Marvel at the opulence of Queen Isabel´s Throne Room, full of gilded mirrors, chandeliers and paintings. Wander the gardens and woods to see ornate kiosks and dreamy fountains. Highlights include the Parterre Garden, Island Garden and a huge variety of vegetables and trees.
Then, go to the Museum of the Royal Feluccas to see one of most spectacular collections of boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus River, including a gondola belonging to Philip V.
Return to Madrid for a 3-hour coach tour of the capital's historic and hidden locations, including the Borbones, Austrias, and Isabelinos neighborhoods. Get a different perspective of Madrid from on board your air-conditioned coach, passing elegant squares such as Plaza de Oriente and Plaza España, the Retiro Park, and enchanting bridges across the River Manzanares.
Go to the Las Ventas Bullring in the Guindalera quarter of the Salamanca district. Continue to the Barrio de la Moreria (Moorish Quarter) to find some of Madrid’s most typical tapas bars. Along the way, see some of the city’s exciting new architecture, including the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to Real Madrid FC and one of Europe’s largest football arenas.
- Transportation by Gran Confort coach
- Spanish and English-speaking guide
- Museum entrance fees
- Soft drink at the Hard Rock Café Madrid
Meet at Plaza de Oriente, 8, or at the underground bus terminal on Calle Bailén, Plaza de Oriente, Madrid