Madrid: Skip-the-Line Royal Palaces Tour
- 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
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.
- 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
- Transportation on an air-conditioned bus
- Lunch, beverages or other services not specified
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Prepare for the activity
- Passport or ID card
• 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