Guided tour

Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

4.2 / 5

35 reviews

Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

From $52.77 per person

Learn about the history of Madrid on a comprehensive tour that includes a visit to the Royal Palace. Discover Madrid's Arabic origins and its Renaissance history and admire the modern city as well.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Royal Palace, the former residence of Spain’s royal family
  • Learn about the palace’s history and tour its stunning interior
  • Drive through the Madrid of the Habsburgs and the Borbons
  • See contemporary Madrid along its fashionable avenues
Full description
Explore Madrid’s past and see its contemporary side as well on a comprehensive sightseeing bus tour, which ends with a guided visit to the Royal Palace.  Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. There will be stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring where your guide will share some insights on this famous monument. The last sights you will see on the first part of the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid. But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Royal Palace. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a guided visit to the same. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace.  Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931.  Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Bilingual guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance and guided tour of Royal Palace
  • Radio headset for Royal Palace guided tour
  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The tour departs from the local operator's office at C/ San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Infants are free
  • Meals and drinks not included
  • Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Due to events celebrated in the city or in the Royal Palace and due to force majeure operational reasons, tour itinerary may be modified or canceled without prior notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Great tour of Madrid

A very good way to get to know where things are in Madrid .. stops for photos and a drink in Hard Rock cafe too .. excellent information from our guide Carmen .. very knowledgeable about the Royal Palace which was part of our tour .. would definitely recommend it.

November 26, 2017

A bite of Madrid

Nice excursion, ideal to get an idea of the city of Madrid. I also enjoyed the stop at Hard Rock with the drink included in the price. Obviously the tour of Madrid was only by bus with no intermediate stops except to take some pictures in front of the stadium. The visit to the Royal Palace was complete and very detailed, we visited many rooms and the guide spoke both English and Spanish. At the end of the tour he left us at the Royal Palace from where they could continue the visit alone or continue towards the center. We opted for the second choice and had lunch at the San Miguel Market, the triumph of the flavors of Madrid's perfumes and colors.

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March 20, 2015

very informative tour, departure time is listed wrong

As expected in a bus tour, we drove through random, unknown districts and learned about them. We had to wait an entire hour beforehand though as the starting information on our ticket was wrong, not that much fun as we wanted to experience things. The guide through the palace was great and recommendable. The Plaza Mayor you have to explore on your own afterwards, it's not included in the tour. The tour should also be offered in German.

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June 10, 2011

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