Guided tour

Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line and Retiro Park Tour

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70 reviews

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
Guided tour

Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line and Retiro Park Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

From US$ 45.19 per person


Take a walking guided tour of Retiro Park and discover its most iconic treasures. Then, go beyond the elegant façade of the Royal Palace of Madrid and explore its glorious interiors with an official guide.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Walk through the historic center of Madrid with an official guide
  • Skip the long lines to enter the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Explore the most beautiful side of Retiro Park
  • Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if option selected)
Full description
Enjoy your tour to Retiro Park, where you will take a pleasant walking tour of the green paths. Discover the landscaped marvels and encounter treasures, such as the Palacio de Cristal and remains of the Romanesque hermitage of San Pelayo and San Isidoro. Following the tour of the Retiro Park, you will have a short break and meet your guide at Plaza de Isabel II to start the tour of the incredible Royal Palace of Madrid. Learn the history of the Spanish monarchy with a skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Marvel at objects from the royal collections, including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. Visit the Throne Room and Hall of Mirrors and see the glorious banquet halls and private apartments. After the tour of the Royal Palace, you then walk through the city to a historic bar in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Royal Palace
  • Certified guide
  • Guided walking tour of Retiro Park
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if you select this option)
  • Half an hour of free time
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (If you do not select the option)
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the Puerta de la Independencia at Retiro Park, in Plaza Independencia.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please check which option you select as the inclusions are different depending on the option
  • For the tapas tasting, you need to go to Calle Mayor 84, in the bar called Casa Ciraco
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 70 reviews

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Fantastic tour! By pure chance, I was the only English speaking customer on the Retiro Park portion. Benny was a legend taking me through the tour as normal and answering any additional questions I had. I'm really glad I did the tour, because I learned so much about the park that I would never have known if I went in and just stared at the pretty landscape. The Royal Palace portion was very well organised and Benny's commentary was fantastic. I again learned so much and even had a few laughs. Well worth doing guided tours for both of these places.

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March 25, 2023

The tour of the palace was great and the guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the time we spent touring the palace. However the tapas (being an optional addition) was done in between the palace and the Retiro park tour. It was a little inconvenient for the people who did not choose to do the tapas part because the guide told us to meet at the park entrance at a certain time. It wouldn’t have been a problem had I known to make arrangements for lunch before hand, but we didn’t so we were kinda left waiting around for the group to finish so we could meet at the park.

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March 25, 2023

The guide was nice and competent. She gave us a lot of details about the rooms of the Royal Palace, which is definitely worth the visit. We also had a nice tour inside the park, and the guide gave us historical information on the different attractions within the park. I recommend this guided tour.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 117456