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

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Madrid, Spain
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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, 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 Royal Palace tour includes skip-the-line early admission tickets to the Royal Palace.
  • 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
Make your way to a central location in Madrid to meet a guide for the short walk to the Royal Palace. Arriving at the palace before the doors open for general admission, 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 this tour of the building covers just a fraction of the thousands of rooms. As you walk with the guide, 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 also describes the modern-day royal events that still take place in the palace, from dinner parties to royal audiences. The tour concludes on the grounds of the palace, close to restaurants, public transit, and top attractions in central Madrid.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Royal Palace of Madrid
Check in at our office and head to the Royal Palace with your guide, just two minutes walking distance from the same. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace. Did you know its size doubles the one of Buckingham Palace? Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931. Nowadays, it still is a great example of the establishment of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom. Today, it holds the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown. Know the audiences, dinner parties and signature of agreements celebrated through the years. Walk around the Armory Square. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall, among others. Once your guided visit finishes, you can visit the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square!
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Horrible cancellation policy
Monica_H
, Mar 2020
Unfortunately we didn't get to attend the tour because of the travel ban and closure of museums and royal palace. Also unfortunately, the cancellation policy required cancellation with a week's notice so money lost.
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MUST DO!!
Kelli_M
, Mar 2020
We had such a great tour! This palace was SPECTACULAR!!!! Our guide was very knowledgable, very easy to understand and full of great information.
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The tour guide
Dominique
, Mar 2020
The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. She made sure we saw almost everything. If we had more time she would have showed us more. I could tell she really loves what she does. She had no issue stopping and answering questions either.
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Alone in the Royal Palace
Katie_G
, Feb 2020
Very nice. Guide full of good stories and anecdotes. Only five of us on tour. And REALLY lovely having the palace to ourselves !! Which we did! Essentially NO other people touring when we were.
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Great tour
Rocco_S
, Feb 2020
Nice tour well informed and very beautiful worth it wish they would have been an all English speaking guide instead of 3 languages but it was good must get headsets
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Fascinating
mhschaffel
, Feb 2020
Interesting and informative. I had a really nice time and learned a great deal about the Spanish monarchy and culture.
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Must do tour
Debbie L
, Jan 2020
Wonderful tour guide who provided so many interesting facts and history. Amazing palace that is a must see with a guide so you truly understand the history of the Royal Family.
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Very well done!
MV_Travels2019
, Dec 2019
This was done with Julia travel which do it all right! The guide spoke good english and quickly flipped back and forth from Spanish to English. The timing was good and skipping the line is always a bonus! Very well done and would do it again with this group!
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palace tour
389DanP
, Dec 2019
One of the best tours we took. We had a great guide and by being the first ones to go once the palace opened we were not rushed and spent as long as we wanted in each room. It was a awesome place to visit so a must see as a first time visitor to Madrid. Just as we were leaving the first tour group caught up with us so the timing was great. highly recommend this if you are wanting to see the palace
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Palace tour
Jenna B
, Nov 2019
Had a group of four friends that joined a larger tour group. It was well paced and informative. Definitely worth paying the extra to skip the line!

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