Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From $37.54 per person

Enjoy an early access guided tour of the Royal Place in Madrid with a walk from Plaza de Isabel II. Visit the Private Royal Apartments and Royal Gardens.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

The Original experience

  • Enter the palace at a peaceful time with early access privileges
  • Get anecdotes from your professional guide
  • See exclusive works by Velázquez and Goya
  • Visit the Throne Room, Banquet Hall and Private Royal Apartments
  • Stroll freely around the picturesque Royal Gardens
Full description

Enjoy a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace, home to Spanish Royals past and present. Explore the palace at a peaceful time of day with early access to the popular tourist attraction, while taking in pieces by Velázquez and Goya. Start off with a picturesque walk from Opera Metro in Plaza de Isabel II, home to the Teatro Royal. After a trip 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 where your professional tour guide will provide you with anecdotes. Marvel at exclusive works of art by Velázquez and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor and ornate swords.  The 19th-century design and beautiful floral layout will serve as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. After the guided visit, feel free to take a stroll 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
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • 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. Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag. Do not go directly to the Royal Palace.

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  • Opening days and times may be modified in the case of special events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 471 reviews

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We liked David very much. Good tour, good information and for us, he saved the day being that we had two previous tours guides not show up (for a different tour). It looked as if we were late and had to catch up with the group as they walked to the Palace from the meeting point (we were honestly 2 minutes late) which was caused by the hour wasted earlier in the day because the guide for the Prado tour never showed up. Long story, but at least we caught David and the tour was good after that. Then he said hi to us when we crossed paths the next day in Toledo. Very nice to see him.

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September 6, 2021

Rocio is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide She answered a lot of questions from people in our group. It was super hot outside, 107f, but the palace itself was nice. The decors and art in the rooms was great, but highlight for my son who loves music was seeing the collection of stradivarius instruments.

August 14, 2021

Lydia, our guide, was very punctual, knowledgeable and friendly. Her English was great. We spoke Spanish as well so we were able to communicate well. It was a small group of 7, and the palace is simply divine! Definitely recommend this tour, we were entered without any complication or lines, and having our guide definitely made it all more interesting. Tour is 2 hours long, meeting spot easy to find and price is right for what you get. Thank you Lydia!

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August 10, 2021

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