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

  • 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
Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
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1,5 hour guided tour with a Spanish guide and another language
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (39)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
BEST way to see the palace!!

Excellent tour with very informative guide! Without a doubt, this is the best way to see this beautiful palace. In a group of about twenty, we got in an hour before it opens to the public, which means no crowds at all. We were literally...More

Thank jrab1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved it!!

First off, I read multiple reviews (key!) of different tours and decided that those such as the HOHO bus were not worth it - too much construction going on in Madrid, and it's easy to walk everywhere, or occasionally take a taxi or uber (we...More

Thank TravelFamilia6
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile
Royal Palace Tour

Informative tour that started promptly. The tour guide was great with inside ‘tidbits’ on past and present royal families. Early start, at 8.45am was great as best the crowds and heat

Thank das612017
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
The Palace is magnificent!

We were in awe over the beauty of the royal palace however the tour was probably more like a 4. We were constantly bombarded by other large tours even though we had early access and it made it difficult to get around and focus on...More

1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Brilliant tour

This tour was fantastic. The early entrance was the best thing about it with our group being the only tour group in the Palace at that time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. The palace is truly incredible to see and a...More

2  Thank Dianne D
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29 August 2018|
Response from blissfield1949 | Reviewed this property |
We did indeed skip the line but immediately made a beeline for the kitchens and pretty much things fell apart from that point onward. I do not recall any gardens being included whatsoever. I observed that this company tends... More