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Madrid: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of the Royal Palace

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Journey through the history of the Royal Palace of Madrid on an early exclusive access tour and enjoy the typical Spanish Cuisine with a tapas tasting in a famous bar near the Royal Palace (if option selected).
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Spanish, English

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  • Skip the long lines to the largest royal palace in western Europe
  • Explore the history of the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Spanish monarchy
  • Visit the opulent state rooms and grand private apartments
  • Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid, near the Royal Palace (if selected option)
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Skip the long lines to the Royal Palace of Madrid and learn the history of the Spanish monarchy on a guided tour. Hear how the palace has changed through time with informative observations from your expert guide.

Discover an exquisite collection of tapestries, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and works of art from the royal collections, including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. Visit the private apartments, throne room and banquet halls, along with the Hall of Mirrors from the reign of Charles IV. Admire the Palatine Stradivarius collection of musical instruments and see the 19th-century English-style gardens and 2 neoclassical fountains.

Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local, select the Tapas Tasting option. Following the tour of the Royal Palace, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history.

Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Early exclusive access to the Royal Palace
  • Guided Tour
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bar in Madrid (if you select this option)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

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Know before you go
• Please check which option you select as the inclusions are different depending on the option
• As per Royal Palace policy, and in order to preserve the monument, your time slots may be changed before to your ticket date
• Please note that this tour takes place with a bilingual guide giving explanations in both English and Spanish for the duration
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the explanations of the guide will be given before entering the monument. Guided tours through the palace are not currently permitted

From US$ 35.12 per person

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Product ID: 117453