Guided tour

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

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

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

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
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Journey through the history of the Royal Palace of Madrid and enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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)
Full description

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. 

Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

  • Certified guide
  • Guided tour
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if you select this option)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

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 your ticket date
  • The guide will not accompany you for the tapas tasting
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 659 reviews

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This was one of the best tours all due to our guide, Benito. Sometimes I’m on the fence about booking tours as it can feel like I need to be on a timeline and I love doing things at my own pace. If I could have him do all of my tours everywhere, I would sign up in a heartbeat! He kept it fun and entertaining. He was hands down the best tour guide I’ve come across. Thank you, Benito for making this tour such a pleasant experience. We had the best time and learned so much!

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November 10, 2022

Excellent guide! Rocio had the ability to share the story with a very particular touch that made it interesting and fun. 100% recommended. He dominates and knows the history of each corner of the Royal Palace, as well as the characteristics of the time, which apart from being interesting, left us with a teaching touch and even more so with a teenager who accompanied me. 100% recommended. Ask Rocío!

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August 16, 2022

The meeting point at Opera metro station is inconvenient as you cannot see the guide in the large square and there is no shade in case the tour is delayed. Skipping the line at the Royal Palace was very pleasant. You didn't have too much time in the individual rooms, but you can simply go through them again on your own afterwards.

June 22, 2022

Product ID: 117453