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Royal Palace of Madrid Tour

Tour Description

Join us in this great introduction to Madrid by exploring one of its richest monuments of the city, the Royal Palace followed by a insightful historic walking tour.  Accompanied by a local licensed guide to explain the important details, the Royal Palace of Madrid Tour, will expose you to the elegant pageantry that still exists in a centuries old tradition of the monarchs of Madrid. While the King and Queen of Spain do not reside at this Palace, it is still often used for state events and it would not be uncommon to catch the ¨Changing of the Guard,¨ or even an important dignitary or fellow Royalty from another country.  This is where they receive such important visitors.  

The guide will provide a timeline of the different monarchs who ruled Spain and sometimes other territories pending the inheritance. You will have a chance to visit the magnificent rooms of the Palace decorated according to the styles of those periods and many devoted to the Exploration period.  Following the Royal Palace, you will go for a stroll in the old historic center including the Plaza Mayor to make your visit complete.  By the end of this tour, you will feel much more informed of the history, old and new as well as the special features that make it unique to other destinations in Spain.  

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
  • Ticket entrance into the Royal Palace reserved when needed. Cost not included. Depends on ages and number of people
    • Beautiful Royal Palace of Madrid featuring a rich collection of tapestries, ancient clocks and world class collections of art
    • Royal Armory and Royal Pharmacy
    • 17th Century Plaza Mayor
    • Old Historic Madrid
    • Insiders look at our secret places with lots of stories of old Madrid

    Meeting point is outside front door of Cafe Oriente in Plaza Oriente

    • Visit to the Royal Palace
    • Walk along Calle Santiago
    • Plaza de la Villa
    • Mercado de San Miguel
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Puerta del Sol

    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added or changed based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. Please inquire if you would like to change one museum for something we already have on the tour. For example visiting the Reina Sofia instead of the Palace.


    Duration: 4h
    Start:  10:00am
    Start point: Front door of Cafe Oriente in Plaza Oriente, closest to the children´s park.

    Note for larger groups 10 pax and more, we need to reserve tickets in advance and entrances may be limited or subject to time changes.

    *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $40 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

    The Royal Palace of Madrid closes for last minute events without giving warnings to agencies or people who have visits scheduled. Unfortunately all we can do in these cases is inform you the day of and substitute with another monument. We can not cancel the tour.

    Optional for this tour:
    We can combine this tour with a tapas tour in the evening to make your visit complete.

    Other information
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Entrances are not included in this tour.  You pay at the door. If you are a group 7 or more, we may need to make reservations for the Royal Palace in advance and will need payment in advance. Thank you.

    Join us on this comprehensive tour that includes both the Royal Palace and a walking tour in the historic city center.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy the luxury of a private guide who can give you tremendous insight to the history, art, architecture, and culture in this visit.  It offers a great introduction to the city and will help give more of an appreciation of the wonderful things there are to do and see.  This tour offers a  combination of one of the most important tourist attractions in Madrid, the Royal Palace, as well as a walking tour to introduce you to the more historic part of the city center, it´s unique buildings, streets, shops and old bars and restaurants.  

    Your tour will begin right in front of the Royal Palace that holds a rich array of both art and exotic design with very extravagant ballrooms and a wonderful representation of collections from the Spanish Monarchs over the centuries. Beautiful gardens, views and a royal armory and pharmacy that is not only interesting but has a lot on display to actually see first hand including armor used in the previous centuries.  Your guide will be providing explanation of the more important gems and important artwork of the Palace and how it is used in modern day for State events. 

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