Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider:IBE TOURS
Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider:IBE TOURS
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From US$ 34.27 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the beauty and history of Madrid's Royal Palace. Enjoy an escorted walk from Plaza de Isabel II, visit the Private Royal Apartments, and get the chance to explore the Royal Gardens on your own.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Be led on a fascinating, history-filled guided tour of the Royal Place of Madrid
  • 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 Giordano 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 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.

  • 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

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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 • 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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  • Opening days and times may be modified in the case of special events
  • Even with priority entrance, you may have to wait at the security check
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 2928 reviews

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Leila (?), our guide was great! She was nice, and made the tour pretty enjoyable. She was able to answer every single question we had regarding the history of the palace in great detail. Also, she was kind enough to show us where the garden was even after the tour. Sad not all the rooms are open for viewing tho.

May 30, 2023

the tour guide made you relive the grand style the Royals live and the palace is double VERSAILLE..... and how today's Royals and still held with high respect BUT live in a different way......the Royal palace is a well worth tour and the tour guide was interesting and informative and well ENGLISH spoken .....I enjoyed meeting your SPANISH ROYALTY.....( the formal dinner table was fun to see ) GET YOUR GUIDE runs a good t our outlet in Boston,Ma Nick Leonard

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May 30, 2023

There were only 4 of us in the group, so we couldnt go in at 9.00am and had to wait an hour because they only let groups of 10 go in at 9. The result was that the guide couldnt complete the tour with us because he had to leave for another tour which was disappointing. The tour was 70% in Spanish so I missed quite a bit.

May 30, 2023

Product ID: 231452