Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 37.23 per person

Enjoy an early-access tour of the Royal Place in Madrid with a walk from Plaza de Isabel II. Visit the Private Royal Apartments and get the chance to explore the Royal Gardens on your own.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

The Original experience

  • Enter the palace at a peaceful time with early access privileges
  • 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 Velázquez and Goya
  • Enjoy time to stroll freely on your own around the picturesque Royal Gardens
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Embark on a guided 2-hour, early-access tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Velázquez 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 Velázquez 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.

  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 • At the station, look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • 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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Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 526 reviews

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We liked David very much. Good tour, good information and for us, he saved the day being that we had two previous tours guides not show up (for a different tour). It looked as if we were late and had to catch up with the group as they walked to the Palace from the meeting point (we were honestly 2 minutes late) which was caused by the hour wasted earlier in the day because the guide for the Prado tour never showed up. Long story, but at least we caught David and the tour was good after that. Then he said hi to us when we crossed paths the next day in Toledo. Very nice to see him.

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September 6, 2021

Rocio is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide She answered a lot of questions from people in our group. It was super hot outside, 107f, but the palace itself was nice. The decors and art in the rooms was great, but highlight for my son who loves music was seeing the collection of stradivarius instruments.

August 14, 2021

Lydia, our guide, was very punctual, knowledgeable and friendly. Her English was great. We spoke Spanish as well so we were able to communicate well. It was a small group of 7, and the palace is simply divine! Definitely recommend this tour, we were entered without any complication or lines, and having our guide definitely made it all more interesting. Tour is 2 hours long, meeting spot easy to find and price is right for what you get. Thank you Lydia!

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August 10, 2021

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