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Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
  • Early access tour means no waiting in line
  • Learn about the history of the Spanish monarchy from your bilingual guide
  • See portions of the palace that regular visitors don't have access to
  • Walk through the lush Campo del Moro

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Early access means you’ll save yourself roughly an hour of waiting in line and have the residence to explore without the crowds. Photography inside the palace is prohibited, but its gardens — where you’ll conclude your tour — offer plentiful photo ops.

What's Included

  • Professional guide (simultaneously in english and spanish)
  • Early entrance to Royal Palace
  • Panoramic guided Tour to the Palace through Plaza Oriente
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Pl. de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    The guide will be waiting next to the Statue of Isabell II with a sign of Amigo Tours

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Make your way to the Royal Palace of Madrid, or the Palacio Real de Madrid, located in the western part of downtown Madrid. 

Arrive before the palace is open to the general public; meet your guide and breeze right through the entrance without waiting.

Marvel at the rich decorative materials used all over the castle; Spanish marble, rich mahogany and ornate windows. Walk past extensive frescoes painted by Spanish masters like Mengs, Tiepolo and Giaquinto. Learn about how the palace's decorative style has changed over the years since its construction in the 18th century. 

Visit the Royal Armory, a repository for an astonishing array of weapons, including shields and suits of armor. See the well-preserved official lounges, each decorated in a different style. Walk past the rows of bottles and containers in the Royal Pharmacy, where you will learn about 18th century medicinal practices. Feast your eyes on the opulent Throne Room, the seat of the Spanish monarchy for centuries. 

Leave the palace itself for a relaxing stroll through the Campo del Moro, an English-style garden with wonderful views of the city. Break out your camera for photos of the 2 neo-classical fountains, 'Palacio de las Conchas' and 'the Tritons', before wrapping up your tour.

Amigo Tours (Pass By)

In this city the tour will take place

Plaza de Isabel II (Pass By)

Here we will start our tour

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guide will start with an introduction on the square and then we will enter the Palace
  • Please note that you need to find the guide in order to access the Palace, this voucher is not valid at the ticket office.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by Amigo Tours Spain

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips


Early access to the Royal Palace is a must if you want to save time (alot of time).
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Royal Palace
Grisel_P, Dec 2021
Excellent tour!! Guide was very knowledgeable and addressed all questions. Definitely recommend! Thanks for a wonderful experience!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Amig@ It has been a real pleasure to have been at your service, thank you for sharing your comments and experiences, we hope to be at your service again on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
More impressive than the Palace of Versailles
Lynne_M, Dec 2021
I enjoyed the tour, and saw things I would never have noticed on my own. It was absolutely beautiful and fascinating.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear you had an excellent experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Excellent
Justin_C, Nov 2021
Excellent tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. The perfect amount of time for a tour of the Palace. I would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Amig@ We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant experience. Thank you very much for letting us know. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Great tour of the Royal Palace
Tom_D, Oct 2021
The tour was incredible and the guide was outstanding. He was very passionate and well informed about all the facts and stories regarding the Palace
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We are very happy to know that we did our job; to provide you with an incredible experience. Thank you for letting us know. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Great educational and fun experience
Maria_G, Oct 2021
Really enjoyed my tour of the Royal Palace. Our bilingual guide was very knowledgeable and polite. Very educational and great experience
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are glad to read from you and know that you had a pleasant experience. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Royal palace tour
janice_d, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Alberto, told us the armory was free and suggested we go there after our tour. We would not have known and it was very worthwhile. Overall, this tour was extremely helpful. Lots of history! In a beautiful setting.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to have been part of your trip, thank you very much for your comments, it has been a pleasure to serve you. Valeria - Amigo tours.
Informative and interesting tour
Ivan_S, Sep 2021
The tour guide (if I remember correctly he was called Jose, but I'm not sure) spoke good English. This was greatly appreciated in a city where few people speak English. Information provided was really interesting - both on the history of the palace itself and on the history of Madrid. The only downside was that in most rooms we could not take pictures, but that is not something within the control of the tour operator.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to have been part of your trip, thank you very much for your comments, it has been a pleasure to serve you. Valeria - Amigo tours.
Left in the cold!
Sandy_M, Sep 2021
The tour was canceled and no one told us. Waited in he cold. Called the carrier and they were sorry. Never was notified.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comment. We tried to contact you a few days before your experience, both via email and telephone, but we did not get a response. Without a doubt we are very sorry to have to cancel an experience, this is the last thing we want, but if there is no other option, we contact our clients at least 72 hours prior to their activity to offer them an alternative. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Royal Palace Madrid - exceptional
MICHAEL_G, Sep 2021
Stefanie was absolutely amazing. She was organized, very knowledgeable and had a wonderful personality. The tour from booking to completion was seamless and we recommend it strongly. Thank you Stefanie.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ It was great to be able to be at your service, we were delighted that you were part of this experience, we hope to be able to see you again. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Great Tour
Tina_R, Sep 2021
Jose was a wonderful and very informative guide. We really enjoyed his narration during the Royal Palace tour. He was so kind to answer all of our questions.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ It was a real pleasure to have been part of this experience in your trip, it will be a pleasure to be able to assist you in your next adventure. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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