Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

Discover the beauty and history of Madrid's Royal Place. 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.

About this tour

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

The Original experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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
  • 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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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1026 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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We enjoyed the Palace tour very much. Our guide was Rocia who was knowledgeable and entertaining. The Palace itself was beautiful and contained lovely art and furnishings - just what you look for in a palace! Having a private guide provided a personal touch to the experience and created a good flow for moving through the place. Rocia’s commentary was fascinating and informative, and she was able to answer all questions the group asked.

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May 21, 2022

Highly recommend! Our tour guide Rocio was very knowledgable, energetic and funny! We were exhausted after just getting off a 10 hour flight (poor planning on our part) but she made it a great experience and we learned so much. Her English was perfect and she was a wonderful guide as she was born and raised in Madrid so new all the history and provided some of the lesser known gossip/rumors as well which we loved. Don’t hesitate to book!

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May 21, 2022

Everything was awesome. The Royal Palace itself is beautiful and it is great to have a guided tour to understand the history and many stories behind the architecture and decorations. Our guide, Benito, was very nice and friendly. He could explain things in a very detailed and interesting way. The hotline/customer support was very responsive and we could easily called and talked to them.

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May 20, 2022

Product ID: 231452