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

    1. Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    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.

    The guide was so good. She explained everything very well and she was so nice. The tour was amazing and the palace is wonderful.

  • Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

    2. Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

    Get the most from your visit to the Royal Palace, by joining a tour conducted by a professional guide. Learn about the building’s history and its large collection of artworks. A visit to the palace is a must for any visit to Madrid. The Royal Palace has a total area of 199,000 m² and consists of 3478 rooms, being the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It was ordered to be built by King Felipe V on the remains of the Royal Alcazar, which was destroyed by a fire in 1734. During this tour you will learn about the palace’s collection of musical instruments, among which the Stradivarius Palatinos is one of the most important. The Royal Palace hides many years of stories and secrets that the guide will tell you during this guided tour. You’ll also see many impressive paintings, sculptures and upholstery that have been well preserved.

    Despite the fact that I was the only person registered for the tour, the tour guide still met with me and provided a private tour. I learned a lot and enjoyed the experience.

  • Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    3. Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

    We took the electric bikes but was pointless because is very flat around Madrid. The tour guy was amazing very professional and whole tour goes very smoothly. Highly recommended

  • Madrid: Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour for up to 4 People

    4. Madrid: Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour for up to 4 People

    The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Madrid (depending on option chosen) in a fun tuk-tuk vehicle. Get comfortable and meet your driver/guide then set out on a sightseeing adventure through the vibrant streets of Spain’s capital city. During the tour, visit a selection of Madrid’s most iconic landmarks, monuments, sights, museums, neighborhoods, and more. As you explore learn about local traditions and culture, you'll gain a better understanding of life in Madrid. You’ll also stop at a number of hidden gems that only locals know about to see a more authentic side of the city. At the conclusion of your unforgettable trip, simply sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

    we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.

  • Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    5. Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide at the popular Prado Museum before setting off on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour, which has been designed to showcase the very best of Madrid in a short space of time. Follow your guide through the bustling city, watching the locals go about their day in the busy capital. Pass by historical landmarks including Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace, and learn about their fascinating history from your guide. You’ll also wander through narrow streets, bursting with authentic charm and tales of the city. Discover ancient stories and hidden treasures as you explore and see sights including Cervantes House and the Old City Hall. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Madrid’s impressive history, as well as of the landmarks themselves.

    Very nice and interesting tour with a local guide around the city! I highly recomend ;)

  • Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

    6. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

    Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. ...

  • Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

    7. Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

    Explore the historic center (Centro) of Madrid by Segway on a 2-hour guided tour, and see monuments from the city’s Hapsburg past, including royal palaces and public squares. Meet your guide by the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide gently down narrow streets and wide boulevards to sights such as the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the vast official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Learn the history and culture of the city as you enter public spaces, such as Plaza Mayor. Built during the reign of Philip III (1598–1621), the huge rectangular square is surrounded by 3-story residential buildings with 237 balconies facing the plaza. Experience everyday life in the city at the Mercado de San Miguel food market. Constructed in 1916, the market is the finest example of cast-iron architect...

    An excellent guide Joanna has a lot of historical information. Everything is done in a professional way. Perfect !

  • Madrid: Old City Tour in Italian

    8. Madrid: Old City Tour in Italian

    Explore the origins of Madrid on this 2.5-hour walking tour in which you will learn about the Spanish capital, including its history, culture, traditions, and everyday life. This tour is a fantastic introduction to the history of Madrid, from its foundation by the Muslims and the establishment of the city as capital of Spain, through to the 20th century. You will walk the narrow streets of the Old City, hearing fascinating stories about Madrid in lieu of boring facts and figures. During this tour, you will discover the main attractions of Old City Madrid while immersing yourself in the history of Spain. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at Teatro Madrid, from where you will be free to continue exploring at your own leisure.

  • Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    9. Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    Discover the monuments and people of Madrid on an intimate cycling tour and see places not accessible to other modes of transport. Whether travelling alone or with friends, the 3-hour bike tour is the perfect way to spend your time in the city. You will be in the company of a knowledgeable English-speaking monitor, who will provide useful tips and advice about what to do and see while in Madrid. Pedal through Plaza Mayor, the Paseo del Prado, home of the legendary Prado Museum, and the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), official residence of the Spanish monarchy. See the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and ride through the city’s landmark Parque del Retiro. You will stop en route at various points of interest, to hear the fascinating history and stories of Madrid’s people and places. Get to know all the must-see attractions of the Spanish capital, and discover spots away from the typica...

    Our guide Job was excellent and Madrid is a beautiful city with good streets. However, the route took us onto a number of large thorough fares with heavy auto traffic and this was a bit stressful.

  • Madrid: Historical Center 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    10. Madrid: Historical Center 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Learn the fascinating history of Madrid on a 2.5-hour walking tour, and travel back in time as you stroll the medieval streets of the historical city center. Marvel at the monuments of Plaza Mayor and admire the Baroque façade of Santa Cruz Palace. See the impressive Almudena Cathedral up close, and learn the curious story about the Casa de la Panaderia (Bakery House) where the city's tourist office is located. Watch the locals going about their everyday life at San Miguel Market. Learn more about the Habsburg rulers of the 16th and 17th centuries, and discover the site of the world's oldest restaurant. Explore the Bourbon history of the city and see main monuments such as the Royal Palace of Madrid and the gardens of Plaza de Oriente. Get a deeper appreciation for the history of notable characters who shaped the history of the city along the way.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Madrid

We took the electric bikes but was pointless because is very flat around Madrid. The tour guy was amazing very professional and whole tour goes very smoothly. Highly recommended

The guide was so good. She explained everything very well and she was so nice. The tour was amazing and the palace is wonderful.

It was a great experience, I enjoyed it a lot. The tour guide was also nice. Definitely recommended. Thanks.

we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.

The great tour, the driver in good English, a recommendable experience