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  2. Madrid
  3. Royal Palace of Madrid

Madrid: Skip-the-Line Royal Palaces Tour

Product ID: 230837
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Discover why Madrid has been chosen to build a great number of buildings used as Royal Residences. While visiting the Royal Palace in Oriente Square and The Royal Palace in Aranjuez, you will gain an advanced insight into Madrid's rich history.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Royal Palace, which was built in the 18th century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Hapsburg
  • Appreciate the variety of decorative styles in the Royal Palace of Aranjuez
  • Discover the Museum of Royal Feluccas, built in 1963
Full description
Your tour will begin with a visit to the Armory Square (the exterior of the palace), the Grand Staircase, the King Charles III’s Apartments, the Queen’s Apartments, the Banqueting Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Throne Room and the Crown Room. Following your guided tour, you may visit on your own the Royal Armory and enjoy the views from the viewpoint of the Armory Square.

The Royal Site of the Crown of Spain sits 46 kilometers south of Madrid, situated in a fertile valley on the banks of the River Tagus (Tajo). It is known for its Royal Palace, its numerous gardens and for serving as inspiration to the composer Joaquin Rodrigo to create the Concert of Aranjuez. In 2001, UNESCO declared the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site.

In the Royal Palace, you will appreciate the variety of decorative styles, especially the China Chamber Porcelain and the Throne Room of Elizabeth II; The Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island which are characterized by great variety of vegetation and tree species.

The Museum of Royal Feluccas (a type of long and narrow light boats, used in ports and rivers) was built in 1963 and exhibits the boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus River. These include a gondola belonging to Philip V, although the ship actually dates to the reign of Charles II; and the boats of Charles IV, Ferdinand VII, and Elizabeth II.
Includes
  • Official bilingual guide
  • Early entrance and guided tour to the Royal Palace
  • Entrance to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Individual radio-guided system
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

San Nicolás 15 (close to plaza Ramales).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Cameras
Know before you go
• The Royal Palace and Aranjuez Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the palace security (photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions)
• Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the official acts to be celebrated in the palace
• Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot
• At 2:45PM customers will have to check-in again to San Nicolas Street, 15 for the second part of the tour
• Failure to show up at the established check-in time may result in missing the tour
Organized by

Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 230837