Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 36.22 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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

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 Velázquez 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 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.

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
  • 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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Important information

Know before you go

  • Headphones are currently not available due to Covid-19 health restrictions
  • Opening days and times may be modified in the case of special events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 637 reviews

Review summary

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

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a MUST when visiting the palace! luckily, we were in a small group of six so it was very intimate.. the palace was very crowded but we entered through a separate group entrance, essentially skipping the line.. our guide Lydia did a wonderful job, she had our attention the entire time and kept us very interested! highly recommended!

November 30, 2021

David (our tour guide) was incredible! Besides giving us historical information he was very knowledgeable about other things like the structure and architecture of the Palace. He had a booklet with with additional pictures to show us different events that had happened in each room visited which gave us a more detailed preview of the use of the Palace and events that took place. It’s a very recommended tour.

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November 30, 2021

Our Guide Ricio was fantastic, she had a great attitude and was incredibly knowledgeable. The day we toured was a local Madrid holiday and Ricio was able to move our group through the crowd with amazing grace. We enjoyed the pace of the tour and the multiple stories that were shared.

November 16, 2021

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