Guided tour

Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain
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From US$ 31.35 per person

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Skip the lines to the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with an entrance ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid. See historic rooms and learn about the history of this Palace and its occupants.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Skip the long lines to enter the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Access to the state halls and private apartments
  • Listen to a short introduction and take a small walking tour around the Palace before entering the monument
  • Learn about the history of the spanish monarchy and the Royal Palace from an expert guide
Full description

Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) with a licensed guide, and discover the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with your direct entry access. Also known as the "Palacio de Oriente" due to its close proximity to Plaza de Oriente on the east side of the palace, today the building is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies, and official events. The Palace has an extensive collection of upholstery, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and works of art including paintings by Goya and Velázquez.

You can also stroll through some of the private rooms where royalty lived, the throne room and the royal dining rooms, as well as the mirror room of Charles IV's reign. Admire the rich ornamentations of official rooms, each one revealing its own personality. Visiting the Royal Throne room, the Gala Dinner room and the Royal Chapel.

  • Guide in English or Spanish
  • Entry ticket and fast track access to the Royal Palace
  • Tour of the Royal Palace
  • Panoramic tour of the surroundings of the Royal Palace (Plaza Opera and Plaza Oriente)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour may be conducted in English and Spanish simultaneously during the winter months
  • The tour will last 2 hours from the check-in time to the end of the tour. The guide will need a few minutes to organize the group and then an introduction will be done before you enter the palace
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A must of visiting Madrid, and more informative when going on a guided tour. Thank you to our guide Steffi. The Palace is simply stunning, don't forget to visit the Armory just inside the courtyard, it's fabulous. Whilst we were in the vacinity we popped next door to the Cathedral afterwards, free to enter.

September 18, 2022

Jose was great!!! My family of seven and I all speak Spanish so I cannot comment on how well his English speaking skills are buuuttt I will say Jose was extremely knowledgeable about everything and gave us a wonderful tour, you can see his very proud of his home and loves telling you all about it. Our tour lasted about 2 hours, got a little lost on our way to find him, thankfully we got a phone call asking us where we were, so he waited a little more for us. I would definitely wear walking shoes since there is a lot of walking and standing.

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August 23, 2022

We had booked our tour for 4th June and received a text on 3rd to say it was cancelled and I could go to the tour on 5th instead. Luckily our flight wasn't until later on, on the 5th June so we were able to attend this tour. We arrived at 9.30am as stated only to be told the palace doesn't actually open till 10am. We made our way to the palace at 9.50am. There's a security check before entering and they don't like rucksacks to try to not being one with you. Once we are in and have our ear pieces to listen to the tour it's 10.20am. So the start is a bit of a faff. However once we get going the tour is really interesting and the rooms are amazing with beautiful detail. The tour guide keeps us moving at a nice pace and we can hear him very well. The information is interesting.

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June 5, 2022

Product ID: 66505