• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 42.90 View price calendar

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Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a 1.5-hour guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, you’ll arrive before the doors open to the public, then learn the secrets of the enormous palace, whose 2,800 rooms overflow with masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. This 1.5-hour Royal Palace tour includes skip-the-line early admission tickets to the Royal Palace.


  • 1.5-hour guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Early access and skip-the-line entrance included
  • See the official home of the Spanish royal family
  • Explore a grand palace with ornate architecture
  • Take in artwork and historic decor
  • Family friendly

What You Can Expect

Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace

Make your way to a central location in Madrid, where you’ll meet a guide at 8:45 for the short walk to the Royal Palace. Arriving at the palace before the doors open for general admission, you’ll walk right into the official residence of the Spanish royal family without waiting in line.

Built in the ornate Italianate baroque style, the Royal Palace is one of Madrid’s top sites, and even a 1.5-hour tour of the building covers just a fraction of the thousands of rooms. As you walk with the guide, you’ll learn about the building’s architecture and remarkable treasures, from Goya paintings to Stradivarius violins, suits of armor, and royal crown collection.

The Royal Palace of Madrid has a royal pharmacy, a grand throne room, and a royal library, as well as special apartments for members of the royal family. Your guide will also describe the modern-day royal events that still take place in the palace, from dinner parties to royal audiences. The 1.5-hour tour concludes on the grounds of the palace, close to restaurants, public transit, and top attractions in central Madrid.

Customer Reviews

Max S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

STOP READING AND BOOK THIS TOUR!!!! This was one of the highlights of my multi country trip to Europe, do not miss this spectacular palace. It was super easy and very organized when we checked in, and doing the early entrance made the palace virtually empty as we walked through. Our guide was fabulous and the palace is spectacular. Other reviews complained that the tour was in English and Spanish which is ridiculous -- having the explanations in two languages actually gives you more time to admire each room. The guide made everything come to life and gave us an understanding we never would have had on our own. I can't say enough how worth it is to book this tour.

john C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide Barbara was wonderful. So knowledgeable and a sense of humor
Fascinating tour. So glad we did the early before the big crowds

Greg Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well worth it! Small group, good guide all before the crowds arrive.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

If you plan to visit this Royal Palace of Madrid, a guided tour is must, otherwise there is no point. Guide was extremely good and made the tour memorable.

Tess O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderful experience. Skipping the line is the best way to Ho. Our guide was initiative, knowledgeable and answered our questions thoroughly. The Palace is simply awe inspiring. A must see in Nadrid

stuart m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

viator never let us down - easy to book- there were about 12 of us in the group, the guide was knowledgeable, we beat the crowds and the Palace was superb


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a fabulous experience and you should add to your must-sees while in Madrid. Our tour was finishing when the Royal Palace was opening, and it was great to have an informed tour guide during a quieter time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This is a great tour of the most spectacular palace anywhere 2800 rooms. Early access and skip the line is a must. Daniel are tour guide was perfect. A true gentleman who was knowledgeable, professional and funny.

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

You should definitely go early, the ticket line by 900 AM, was very long.
Great guide.

Hadi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing! We were in before the public and it was a totally different experience seeing the palace in peace and without noise and stuff!
Tour guide was great and this is highly recommended!

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