Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From £27.52 per person

Discover the beauty and history of Madrid's Royal Place. Enjoy an escorted walk from Plaza de Isabel II, visit the Private Royal Apartments, and get the chance to explore the Royal Gardens on your own.

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

The Original experience

  • Be led on a fascinating, history-filled guided tour of the Royal Place of Madrid
  • Visit the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal Apartments
  • Feel the palace's rooms come to life with exciting anecdotes from your expert guide
  • See exclusive works by art masters Giordano and Goya
  • Enjoy time to stroll freely on your own around the picturesque Royal Gardens
Full description

Embark on a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Giordano 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 Giordano 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 and beautiful floral layout, which serves as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. After the guided visit, feel free to take a relaxing stroll on your own through the Royal Gardens and visit other highlights such as the Royal Armory and Pharmacy.

  • Entrance to the Royal Palace of Madrid and gardens
  • Guided tour with a professional guide
  • Headphones for your guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off service
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

• Meet outside the 'Opera' metro station on Plaza de Isabel II. Do not go directly to the Royal Palace • At the station, look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • Once your group has arrived, the guide will give you an introductory presentation as you walk through the Plaza de Oriente, before arriving at the Royal Palace

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Know before you go

  • Opening days and times may be modified in the case of special events
  • Even with priority entrance, you may have to wait at the security check
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1134 reviews

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Nuestro guía (David) tiene muchísimo conocimiento en la historia de la época y del arte, lo que hizo el tour muy educativo e interesante. Nos llevó por las diferentes áreas del palacio en momentos en que no había mucha gente así que pudimos apreciarlo todo de cerca. David nos contó detalles acerca de la construcción del palacio y forma de vivir de la época en una manera muy amena que nos transportó a esa época. ¡Altamente recomendado!

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22 June 2022

We enjoyed our tour of the palace with Rocio last week. She was engaging and interesting and able to answer all our questions. We loved being able to see all the beautiful artwork and hear about the many renovations over the years. Rocio's thorough knowledge of the history of the building and the Royal Family made this tour well worth the time.

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16 June 2022

As usual, leaving my vacation plans in the hands of GetYourGuide, came through! Rocío our guide was clearly hand-selected as best of the best. While other guides were shouting a pre-written script, Rocio was 1,000% attentive to our group, first asking us if we had questions before she began her explanations. Our group had seasoned travelers and novices, that made no difference to her. The tour itself gave such fantasic insight into the history of the palace but also the pre-post history which was fascinating. It was worth every euro.

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15 June 2022

Product ID: 231452