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When you’re planning a trip to Madrid, Spain and you want to save money, buying a city pass card is a great way to see multiple attractions for one low price. There are 2 great cards that allow you to do that: Go Madrid Explorer Pass & Madrid Iventure Card. Today I will go over how the cards are similar & different & help you choose which one is the best choice for you for your upcoming Madrid holiday.
First of all, let’s go over the differences between what attractions they offer. Both the Go Madrid Explorer Pass & the Madrid Iventure Card offer you admission to a number of attractions, which you can choose from. But which activities you can choose from are different, so this may make your decision for you, depending on what you want to see/do during your time in Madrid, Spain. If there are specific attractions that are must sees for you, it is possible that it is not covered by each plan. Let’s take, for example, if you really want to take a tour of Metropolitano Stadium (home of the Atlético Madrid). It is covered by both passes, so that wouldn’t make your decision for you. But let’s say you most want to take a tour of Toledo. A half-day tour of Toledo is only covered by the iventure card. But let’s say you’d really like to take a food & wine tour of Madrid. This is only covered by the Go Madrid Explorer Pass. You can see the full list below here:
|Explorer Pass||iVenture Card|
|Atletico de Madrid Wanda Metropolitano Stadium||X||X*|
|Avila & Segovia Full Day Tour||X|
|Busvision Outlet Village Transfer||X|
|Busvision Panoramic Bus Tour||X|
|Busvision Segovia Bus Transfer||X|
|Busvision Toledo Bus Transfer||X|
|Catedral de La Almudena Museum||X*|
|Flamencos Las Carboneras||X*|
|Flamenco – Torres Bermejas||X|
|Hard Rock Cafe Madrid||X|
|Las Rozas Village Shopping Experience||X*|
|Lazaro Galdiano Museum||X|
|Madrid City Tour||X*|
|Madrid Food & Drink||X|
|Madrid Highlight Tour||X*|
|Madrid Old Streets Walking Tour & Royal Palace||X|
|Palacio Real Guided Tour||X|
|Restaurant La Taurina||X|
|Spanish Wine Tasting||X|
|Teatro Real – Audio Guide||X|
|The Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen Tour||X|
|Toledo Half Day Tour||X|
|Toledo On Your Own||X*|
|Tour Las Ventas||X||X*|
|Trixi Bike Madrid||X|
|Walking Tour: Inspiring Madrid||X*|
So the next factor in determining which attraction pass to buy would be the cost.
So iventure gives travelers a lot of different options regarding what you pay, which is great because it gives you a lot of choice, but can get a bit complicated. Basically there are different options:
Madrid Basic Attractions Pass
With this ticket option, you get to do 3 attractions over a period of 7 days, but the catch here is you only get a choice of 12 of the attractions. These attractions have a * next to them in the attractions chart.
- Child’s Ticket: $36.92
- Adult’s Ticket: $58.02
Madrid Flexi Attractions Pass
With this ticket option, you get to do either 3 or 5 attractions over a period of 7 days, and you can choose between the full list of activities.
- 3 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $61.19
- 3 Attractions Adult’s Ticket: $82.29
- 5 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $105.50
- 5 Attractions Adult’s Ticket: $135.04
Madrid Unlimited Attractions Pass
With this ticket option, you can visit as many attractions out of the full list of attractions that you would like over the course of 7 days.
- Child’s Ticket: $189.89
- Adult’s Ticket: $269.02
Go Madrid Explorer Pass:
Pricing for the Go Madrid Explorer Pass is a tad more straightforward. You can choose between 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions and your pass will be valid for 30 days.
- 3 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $37.92
- 3 Attractions Adult’s Ticket: $65.80
- 4 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $49.07
- 4 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $82.53
- 5 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $60.22
- 5 Attractions Adult’s Ticket: $93.68
- 7 Attractions Child’s Ticket: $71.38
- 7 Attractions Adult’s Ticket: $110.41
As you can see, the Go Madrid Explorer Pass is cheaper, so if the attractions you want are covered by both, you are better off getting the Go Madrid Explorer Pass. But if you have an attraction you want to visit that is only covered by the Iventure Card, then you are better of getting the Iventure.