Guided tour

Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 32.73 per person

Skip the lines to the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with an entrance ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid. See historic rooms and learn about the history of this Palace and its occupants.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Skip the long lines to enter the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Access to the state halls and private apartments
  • Listen to a short introduction and take a small walking tour around the Palace before entering the monument
  • Learn about the history of the spanish monarchy and the Royal Palace from an expert guide
Full description
Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) with a professional guide, and discover the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Also known as the "Palacio de Oriente" due to its close proximity to Plaza de Oriente on the east side of the palace, today the building is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies and official events. The Palace has an extensive collection of upholstery, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and works of art including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. You can also stroll through some of the private rooms where royalty lived, the throne room and the royal dining rooms, as well as the mirror room of Charles IV's reign. Admire the rich ornamentations of official rooms, each one revealing its own personality. Visiting the Royal Throne room, the Gala Dinner room and the Royal Chapel.
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Fast track access to Palacio Real
  • Full guided visit inside the Palace and a panoramic tour of the surroundings of the Palace (Plaza Opera and Plaza Oriente)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour will be conducted in English and Spanish simultaneously
  • Please note this voucher is not valid at the ticket office, in order to access the Palace you need to find your guide at the meeting point
  • The tour will have a duration of 2 hours from the check-in time to the end of the tour. Please note that the guide will need some minutes to organize the group and then an introduction will be done before you enter the palace
  • Due to COVID-19 the tour inside the palace may be restricted. This changes from day to day depending on the situation
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based on 479 reviews

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WE ARE a family from Barcelona, and we wanted to thank the Guide Alberto, guided entrance to the Royal Palace Saturday 18-9-21 in the morning, the dedication and dedication with which he carried out his work as a guide ... that they send him our gratitude ... Greetings from the VILLAVERDE family from Barcelona ...

September 19, 2021

This was the first royal palace tour I've had in years. I used to live in Europe and visited palaces frequently, so this was nice to revisit. My partner was with me as well and this was her first royal palace visit so I knew we had to get a tour so she could learn as much as possible. Not only was the palace awesome but our guide, Martín, was AWESOME. Easily one of the best tours I've had. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and had our entire group laughing at several different points. Not only did I love it but my partner loved it and so did the rest of our group. Getting in was smooth sailing, definitely book a tour in advance to avoid the GIANT line that forms (seriously, it winded all the way down the front courtyard!). Loved this tour and definitely recommend to anyone who loves learning cool information about historical spaces.

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February 20, 2020

Those who arrived in Madrid at noon and took part in the afternoon tour. When I got to the designated place on time, I knew at a glance that it was a tour. After introducing yourself, the flow to the venue is smooth. You will be checked for security at the entrance, but your baggage will be saved as there is a locker. It is basically impossible to shoot inside, but it takes time in places where shooting is possible. The playful local guide was familiar with history and sometimes laughed, but as I was busy listening to English commentary, it was regrettable that I was one tempo behind everyone's laughter. The interior is fascinating with the grand staircase and ceiling paintings. And each room has its own theme, many furnishings, many highlights reminiscent of the colonial era, majestic and gorgeous, but different from the glare and flashy, dignified and cool colors, personally, I got the impression that it was a palace with a friendly and elegant appearance. There were less than 20

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February 20, 2020

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