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Tour code: 2140ARANJUEZ

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Discover the regal resplendence of the royal city of Aranjuez, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed cultural landscape, on an intriguing 5-hour from Madrid. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the imperial magnificence of Palacio Real, Aranjuez’s most significant structure, and stroll around the beautiful gardens that surround the palace. Delve into the rich history of the city with a visit to the Museum of Royal Feluccas and see boats used by monarchs like Philip V and Elizabeth II.

Highlights

  • 5-hour tour from Madrid to Aranjuez
  • Visit the beautiful Palacio Real (Royal Palace)
  • Discover the beauty of the palace gardens
  • See boats used by Philip V and Elizabeth II and the Museum of Royal Feluccas
  • Learn interesting facts in the Museum of Royal Feluccas

What You Can Expect

Aranjuez Royal Palace Tour from Madrid

Aranjuez Half-Day Tour from Madrid

Depart from a central location in Madrid and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to enjoy the scenic 28-mile (46-km) journey south to the royal city of Aranjuez. Get acquainted with the rich history of Aranjuez as your guide sets the historical scene of the city and explains its connections with royalty.

On arrival, head to the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) to see one of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscape’s most impressive monuments; home to Spanish kings since the early 19th century, the opulent decoration and ornate chambers of the palace are sure to impress. Admire the Throne Room of Elizabeth II, the Island, the Parterre and the Prince’s Gardens as you tour the residence.

Absorb the botanical beauty of the gardens said to have inspired Spanish composer, Joaquin Rodrigo, and then walk to the Museum of Royal Felucca to see exhibitions that speak eloquently of the city’s history. See boats used by Philip V and Elizabeth II to cruise the Tagus rivers and then return to your vehicle for the comfortable journey back to Madrid, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Lynette D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great experience, the gardens were worth the visit despite recent storm damage and it was a value for money half day tour.

Gus United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour, great guide, good value. Guide had a thorough knowledge of the sites, history, artwork..etc. The palace and gardens are well maintained and are certainly well worth the visit.

Rachel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great place to visit

Olivia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

The best thing about this tour for me was that it was short and started at 3pm so I could do other things that day. The Royal palace at Aranjuez was really quite impressive. In fact, I enjoyed this tour much more than the Royal Palace in Madrid. Less people, almost equally as impressive (as the Royal Palace in Madrid) and slower paced as we got to enjoy the sun in the Royal Garden and took a walk around whilst enjoying the lovely spring blooms. Our guide, Manolo, was also very patient, nice and knowledgable. There was one lady in wheelchairs and I observed that Manolo looked after her really well, whilst keeping the rest of us going happily. He mixed facts with jokes and was interested in what he was saying, not just merely stating basic facts. Overall, a highly recommended tour.

mariaarenasfors

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Great, the magnificent palace is unexpected. Highly recommend this tour. No photos allowed inside.

Flavio M

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2013

Interesting place, but not much to visit.
If you don't have the luxury of extra tin
Me, don't fret if you can't make it.

Jan

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2012

Unfortunately out of all of the tours we took in Madrid and Barcelona, this one was our biggest disappointment. The grounds of the palace were pretty basic and all of the individuals on the tour were Spanish speaking except us so the tour was mostly given in Spanish with a sentence here and there in English. It was difficult to pick up much information. The guide tried to engage us but it just didn't work out very well. The ship museum was good. The boats were interesting to see and read about. I guess I expected more from this tour. If I had it to do over, I guess I might just purchase a train ticket to Aranjuez and get the English headphone tour of the palace that I saw walking in if I bothered to go at all. The city just didn't impress me very much.

Leyla J

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

The bus left right on time to Aranjuez, and halfway there, the Tour Guide got a call saying we had to return to pick up one more person. 30 people were on the bus at the moment! We had 90 min delay, and had no time to see the gardens, which was a shame. And we came back to Madrid very late.

vycd1991

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2012

very bad experience, Tour was not what was expected. there was no casino stop as was promised when the booking was made

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