Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
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From US$ 34.78 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the beauty and history of Madrid's Royal Palace. Enjoy an escorted walk from Plaza de Isabel II, visit the Private Royal Apartments, and get the chance to explore the Royal Gardens on your own.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Be led on a fascinating, history-filled guided tour of the Royal Place of Madrid
  • Visit the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal Apartments
  • Feel the palace's rooms come to life with exciting anecdotes from your expert guide
  • See exclusive works by art masters Giordano and Goya
  • Enjoy time to stroll freely on your own around the picturesque Royal Gardens
Full description

Embark on a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Giordano and Goya while exploring the palace at a peaceful time of day alongside an expert guide with in-depth knowledge about the home to Spanish Royals past and present. 

Start at the Opera Metro Station in Plaza de Isabel II, home to the Teatro Royal, where you will meet your guide. After a picturesque walk through Plaza de Oriente, enjoy skip-the-line privileges before entering the palace. Relish visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your professional guide.

Marvel at exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take in in the building's 19th-century design and beautiful floral layout, which serves as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. After the guided visit, feel free to take a relaxing stroll on your own through the Royal Gardens and visit other highlights such as the Royal Armory and Pharmacy.

Includes
  • Entrance to the Royal Palace of Madrid and gardens
  • Guided tour with a professional guide
  • Headphones for your guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off service

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Meeting point

• Meet outside the 'Opera' metro station on Plaza de Isabel II. Do not go directly to the Royal Palace • Once your group has arrived, the guide will give you an introductory presentation as you walk through the Plaza de Oriente, before arriving at the Royal Palace

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Opening days and times may be modified in the case of special events
  • Even with priority entrance, you may have to wait at the security check
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1832 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Roccio was an excellent guide, taking us through the Royal Palace and regaling us with stories that really helped us understand the history of the palace and the monarchs that lived within. She was entertaining, funny and full of knowledge and information. A most pleasant way to see the palace and learn along the way.

January 28, 2023

David was our guide and he was excellent. This tour is worth from the get go due to skipping the long lines to enter the Palace. On top of that, the information shared in there is great. Awesome to see it all explained as you wander through it all. Highly recommend!

January 8, 2023

Really if you save the queue, they have a special line for groups. I never thought that I would enjoy this tour so much, my applause for Rocio, who with her charisma and methodology to give us the information makes it super fun to understand the Spanish monarchy a little

January 8, 2023

Product ID: 231452