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Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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.

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

2. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Pick up your bike and listen to a short explanation of how to ride the bike safely. Embark on your 3-hour cycling tour which encompasses convenient cycle paths, pedestrian zones, and parks so you won't have to navigate dangerous traffic. Begin the tour by heading to the literal center of Spain at the Puerta del Sol where you will see the 0km sign. Then, cross into the Malasaña neighborhood in the direction Plaza de España. Pass by the statues from the book Don Quixote written by Cervantes. There will be various stops to take photos and take a break to have a drink. The guide frequently stops at places of interest and will tell you stories or anecdotes behind what you see. The guide will also share his personal experiences of his time living in Madrid. Next, cycle into Parque del Oeste to see the Egypt Templo Debod. Here you can enjoy great views over the west side of Madrid and you might even be able to see the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range in the distance. Continue on towards the oldest part of Madrid, Plaza de Oriente where you see the Royal Palace and the impressive statue of the Habsburg King Philip IV. Peddle past San Nicolas Church and Plaza de la Villa in the direction of the Plaza Mayor. After that cross Plaza Santa Ana into the Las Letras neighborhood where you will find the Caixa Forum and Prado Museum. Finally, end the tour by exploring Retiro Park, a beautiful and well-maintained park in the center of the city which is a must-see for all visitors to Madrid. After the tour, be inspired to return to places you would like to visit again and to which tapas bars or restaurants you want to try out for a well-deserved bite to eat.

Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

3. Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

Come and enjoy the newest and safest model of Segway, the "Genuine i2 Segways". Always in the safety hands of your guide, in this experience you will discover how to use your authentic Segway in a magical atmosphere that only the Madrid skyline can create. Your tour will be adapted to your skills levels. If this is your first time, you need only 5 to 10 minutes to become an expert. After the training, you will be shown the Madrid you want to see, including the main sights and secret nooks known only to the locals. Examples are the vantage point of the Mirador del Factor with its stunning panoramic views of the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, where the mountains make the perfect background. The tour will continue to the Almudena Cathedral. You will admire the temple and discover that it holds the title of being the last Spanish cathedral to be completed, and is one of the few cathedrals in Spain to suffer the ravages of the civil war, before being finally consecrated less than 25 years ago. You will travel through Habsburg Madrid, the oldest part of Madrid, containing beautiful narrow streets reminiscent of Madrid's most ancient times. If you like longer tours, the Retiro park is a perfect setting to feel how a perfect urban combination is created by the blend of city and nature. Glide through a green path of forests, historic gardens, parks and many more places to be discovered with the best guides on this Segway tour. Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.

Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

4. Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

Take a detailed tour of the park with an expert professional guide. El Retiro is the main park in the city of Madrid, a favorite place among both locals and visitors. Wwalk, run, visit historical monuments, see exhibitions, relax with friends or simply enjoy a stop for lunch. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous parks in the world and one of the main attractions of Madrid. On this tour, your guide will take you on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace, the Philip IV Gate, as well as some sites that are not listed in the guides. At the end of the visit, your guide will recommend things to do such as relax on the grass, enjoy an ice cream or even rent a boat and explore the famous lake of the park.

Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

5. Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

Get the most from your visit to the Royal Palace, by joining a tour conducted by a professional guide and skipping the long ticket lines. Learn about the building’s history and its large collection of artworks. A visit to the palace is a must for any visit to Madrid. The Royal Palace has a total area of 199,000 m² and consists of 3478 rooms, being the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It was ordered to be built by King Felipe V on the remains of the Royal Alcazar, which was destroyed by a fire in 1734. During this tour you will learn about the palace’s collection of musical instruments, among which the Stradivarius Palatinos is one of the most important. The Royal Palace hides many years of stories and secrets that the guide will tell you during this guided tour. You’ll also see many impressive paintings, sculptures and upholstery that have been well preserved.

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

6. Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.

Madrid in Electric Bike: Highlights & Parks in Small Group

7. Madrid in Electric Bike: Highlights & Parks in Small Group

Madrid is the perfect city to discover by bike. See its splendid historic center with emblematic sites such as the old market, Mercado de San Miguel, as well as Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. With a sunny climate almost all year round, Madrid is a perfect destination for travelers on wheels. Thanks to the light touring bicycles, you can enjoy this guided route with minimal effort. Be amazed by the views of Plaza de Oriente, located between the Royal Palace and Teatro Real. Visit Plaza de la Armería to see the main entrance to the palace and Almudena Cathedral. Ride to the top of Madrid on the cable car. Visit the parks Oeste, Casa de Campo, Madrid Río and the impressive Retiro Park. Avoid the traffic and travel through Spain's capital city on a 3.5-hour route, on which you will discover all the details of Madrid's culture and history, thanks to the entertaining explanations of an official guide.

Madrid’s River Side & Casa de Campo Electric Bike Tour

8. Madrid’s River Side & Casa de Campo Electric Bike Tour

Get ready to travel from Madrid’s city center to the countryside in a matter of minutes. Begin in the heart of the old city, close to Plaza Mayor, and make your way to Plaza de Oriente, from where you can admire the colossal Royal Palace and Opera House. Glide past the beautiful Sabatini Gardens and take the long and steep San Vicente Hill. In a few minutes you will find yourself by the Manzanares river, which you will cross to reach Casa de Campo. Once a forest reserved for kings and noblemen, who would enjoy hunting on its premises, the Casa de Campo is now a very popular place amongst locals. The small lake which you will see during the tour fills with madrileños during the weekends, rowing boats, and having barbecues. With the assistance of the e-bike’s engine climb a hill where you can take a few minutes to rest and admire the skyline of the city. Then begin the descent towards the river and get a great view of the Cathedral and the Royal Palace from the Huerta de la Partida before returning to the center of town. With your electric bicycle you will enjoy this wonderful tour without effort, in an eco-friendly vehicle and whose battery assist the pedal to make the route completely comfortable.

Madrid: El Retiro Park Self-guided Audio Tour

9. Madrid: El Retiro Park Self-guided Audio Tour

Discover the park of El Retiro in Madrid with a self-guided audio tour. Gain insights into the this iconic Madrid landmark with an app that is available offline. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept. Start your tour from the Royal Church of Saint Jerome and continue to explore the rest of the park. Visit various fountains, unique buildings, and monumental landmarks. Pause and continue the tour whenever you wish. Store the tour conveniently on your smartphone. Take the tour alone or with your friends or family.

Madrid: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

10. Madrid: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Cibeles Palace. This beautiful building, located at the intersection of Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, was built in what at that time was known as the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Enter the building with your guide and get to know the opulent interiors. Then, head up to the rooftop for incredible views over Madrid and the Gran Vía.  After this, continue your tour by walking up Alcalá Street to enter Retiro Park. Find out how, in the 17th century, the Count-Duke of Olivares designed a space for the recreation of the king and his court, giving rise to the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Learn about how in 1868 the park became a municipal space and since then many elements have been added to its heritage. Listen as your guide explains the historical context behind the park's most outstanding attractions. Marvel at the size of the Big Pond and be dazzled by the beauty of the Crystal Palace.  Finally, contemplate the Fountain of the Galapagos or discover the legend of the statue of the Fallen Angel. At the end of the tour, you can stay in the park to discover more of its hidden corners, or sit down on the lawn and take a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to include a guided visit to Prado Museum with an expert guide by selecting the relevant option when booking.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,086 reviews

This tour is the only way to go for the Royal Palace. Our excellent guide, Rocia, provided so much history and context that we never would’ve understood or known just walking through on our own.

Benny was a great guide! Very informative about the Royal Palace and gave a lot of great insight about history in Madrid! Would recommend.

Our guide, Rocio was awesome. She was funny and informative!!! We’re so happy we chose to do this tour:)

Very good tour. Benny our guide was awesome. Very friendly , enthusiastic and full of humor. Nice tour.

Rocio was the very best guide we have ever had! Knowledgeable, funny, and great English!!!