Royal Palace, Madrid
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  • Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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

    Embark on a guided 2-hour, early-access 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 an...

    The tour was very informative in a simple manner. Thanks to the tour guide. She made it very simple to understand the Spanish monarchy and the history behind the palace, no confusion.

  • Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    2. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your expert guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and La Latina and see the House of Cervantes and the La Latina Theatre. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Church of Los Jerónimos, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado. Explore the Salamanca neighborhood, ride through Plaza de Colón, and discover the National Library.

    Our driver was Ivan and he was very good. We really enjoyed our tour and his descriptions. Definitely will higley recommend him.AAA +

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

    3. 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: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of the Royal Palace

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

    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. ...

    Nuestro guía Benito, nos llevo a pasear por el Palacio Real y la visita fue extraordinaria!!

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

    5. 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: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

    6. Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

    Climb aboard a futuristic self-balancing Segway and head out on a 2-hour tour that will take you through the history of Madrid, Spain’s capital since 1561. Experience an eco-friendly journey from the House of the Hapsburgs to the 21st century. Explore sights including the Plaza de La villa, one of the fist squares in the centre of Madrid. Departing from Plaza San Miguel, just opposite one of the city’s gastronomic centers at the ornate San Miguel Market. You’ll glide along the narrow streets to Calle del Codo and Plaza del Conde de Barajas. Navigate the cobblestones of Plaza Mayor, the heart of the 17th-century city center, and marvel at Casa y Torre de los Lujanes, the oldest building in the city. Ride your Segway along the Manzanares River, away from the traffic and the crowds, enjoying the tranquility of the area and the freedom to ride where you please. The final stop of the tou...

    Pablo was an excellent instructor and very patient! We all had a great time and great craic!

  • Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    7. 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

    8. 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.

  • Royal Palace and Cathedral of Almudena Madrid Guided Tour

    9. Royal Palace and Cathedral of Almudena Madrid Guided Tour

    Step back in time with a guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid, and the Almudena Cathedral - the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. Be enlightened, inspired, and enchanted by history-laden stories, legends, and anecdotes from your experienced expert, who'll leave no ancient stone unturned. Begin your tour of two of the most emblematic icons in Madrid at the Ópera metro stop, and head on to the Cathedral. Then, cross the Plaza de la Armería to see the Royal Palace. Inside, treat your eyes to the most emblematic areas in the building: the Gasparini Chamber, the Throne Room, the Hall of Mirrors, and more. Enjoy quick access to both monuments, plus in-depth anecdotes, stories, and legends from Madrid's exciting history.

  • Madrid: El Prado Museum and the Royal Palace Walking Tour

    10. Madrid: El Prado Museum and the Royal Palace Walking Tour

    Explore the most emblematic attractions of Madrid throughout a guided walking tour. Begin with a skip-the-line guided tour inside the Prado Museum, which houses outstanding rooms and paintings, and has a special emphasis on the paintings that have changed the History of Art and became universal referents. Admire works of Murillo, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, and Tiziano, among many others. You then continue with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the entire area between the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. Accompanied by your guide, discover the essentials of the city, including the Fountain of Neptune, the Congress of Deputies, the house of Cervantes, and the Puerta del Sol. Finally, your tour concludes with a guided skip-the-line tour inside the Royal Palace, a building of gigantic dimensions that is bound to surprise you with its rich decoration and incredible rooms and lounges. This monument...

    Great informative tour, including a bonus walking guided tour through the city on the walk between the Museum Prado and Royal Palace.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Madrid

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,273 reviews

Our guide Benito (Benny!) was the key ingredient for our tour. Personable, funny, and engaging, he brought the Palace to life. I highly recommend that you do the tour, it was my best experience in 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

Benny knew his subject well and gave us a very full & detailed tour of the Palace a very enjoyable experience. Regards Declan O'Neill

Nuestro guía Benito, nos llevo a pasear por el Palacio Real y la visita fue extraordinaria!!

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