Tourist Services
Madrid vision. the madrid tour bus
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MADRID VISION is a fantastic convertible double-decker bus that will allow you to travel across the city of Madrid, visiting all its emblematic monuments with total comfort while listening to explanations about the most important tourist points.

ROUTES

1. Historical Madrid
Duration: approximately 75 minutes.
You will be able to contemplate the most old-fashioned Madrid, the Madrid of the Habsburgs.
Philip III and Philip IV enlarged and embellished the city but the Bourbons brought new cultural and architectural tastes. It is to them we owe the spectacular Royal Palace, the Paseo del Prado and the Puerta de Alcalá.
A drive down the Gran Vía, the capital's most important road during the first half of the last century, gives us an insight into its unique architectural diversity and outstanding examples of the Belle Epoque, such as the Casino de Madrid and the Palace Hotel.

2. Modern Madrid
Duration: approximately 75 minutes.
You will be able to see the most recent Madrid with its skyscrapers and the famous Bernabeu Stadium.
The nineteenth century saw Madrid expand. The Salamanca neighbourhood was built, a residential area and the site of the first bourgeois homes, and which today houses leading national and international designer brands.
The Paseo de la Castellana was developed, where the city's palatial mansions give way to modern skyscrapers of great architectural value, and which are a testament to Madrid's position as one of Europe's most cosmopolitan, attractive and modern cities.

Remember that once you have purchased your ticket you will be able to hop on and hop off as many times as you like in any of the routes, in accordance with the chosen option of 1 or 2 days.

DATES AND TIMETIBLES

Spring: from 21/03/07 to 20/06/07  - from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Summer: from 21/06/07 to 20/09/07  -  from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Autumn: from 21/09/07 to 20/12/07   -  from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Winter: from 21/12/07 to 20/03/08   -  from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Buses come every 10 to 25 minutes, depending on the season.
The bus service operates all year round, excepting the 1st of January and the 23rd of September.

TARIFAS GENERALES 2007


Adults 15.30 euros (1 full day) and 20 euros (2 full days).
Youngsters 8.40 euros (1 full day) and 10.55 euros (2 full days).
Seniors (over 65) 8.40 euros (1 full day) and 10.55 euros (2 full days).
Children (up to 6) Free of charge.

Tickets are valid for both routes (Historical and Modern), and travellers can change between the routes as many times as they want, at the stops that are linked. Prices include VAT.

If this is not possible on any day, due to traffic disruption, travellers will be informed via announcements at the stops.
We would like to remind you that if you purchase your ticket on the Online Ticket Office, you will find special offers and discounts. 

Telephone: 91 779 18 88 (opening hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday)
http://www.madridvision.es


INFORMACION ADICIONAL
Information offices and sales outlets:
Location: Felipe IV (between the Prado Museum and the Ritz Hotel).
Telephone: (+34) 91 765 10 16.
Services: Direct ticket sales and exchange of receipts obtained on the web page.