With your guide, head inside the museum before it opens its main doors. You’ll be among the first to enter on this VIP, so you can enjoy the art without the crowds that appear later in the day. Stroll around to see some of the best-known treasures and discover the history of the neoclassical building, commissioned by King Charles III in the late 18th century.
View master works such as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, The Annunciation by El Greco and Velazquez’s Las Meninas. Listen as your guide recounts the stories behind each piece, and shares observations about their composition and style.
Next, visit the Reina Sofía Museum, another of Madrid’s premier galleries and one that is dedicated to 20th-century Spanish art.
Follow your guide through the museum, converted from a hospital building, and view pieces by luminaries such as surrealist Joan Miro and cubist Juan Gris.
Marvel at Picasso’s masterpiece of Guernica, and ogle works by surrealist Salvador Dali. Learn about each artist’s life and the abstractions they used to convey meaning. After around six hours in total, your tour ends.
If you enhance your experience, consider an upgrade option when you book:
9am VIP Private Tour:
Explore the Prado Museum with a private guide, just for your sole group. Available for a maximum group size of eight people, the private tour offers a more personalised way to see the Prado, with commentary tailored to your interests.
9am VIP Small-Group Tour:
Enjoy the Prado Museum early access tour with a small group and guide. The maximum group size is 15 people, ensuring an intimate tour of this esteemed art museum.
VIPs feature travel experiences not typically available to the general public — from behind-the-scenes access to private viewings and VIP service — at many of the world’s top attractions, often with no lines and no crowds. VIP tours are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.