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Madrid Highlights Tour and Entrance to the Royal Palace

Product ID: 44406
See the highlights of Madrid on a panoramic 2.5-hour tour that also includes entrance to the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish kings. Learn the history of the Habsburg and Borbon quarters. Stop for refreshments at the Hard Rock.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See all the highlights of Madrid on a comprehensive orientation tour
  • Look at the opulent furnishings of the Spanish kings in the Royal Palace
  • Enjoy a complimentary soft drink at the Hard Rock Café
  • Admire the art deco buildings of the Gran Via
  • Discover some of Madrid's impressive contemporary architecture on Plaza de Castilla
  • Visit the clock with the bell that marks the famous New Year's "Twelve Grapes" tradition
Full description
Discover the main sights of Madrid on a 2.5-hour orientation tour, and visit the most important monuments, squares and commercial avenues.

Learn the history of the Spanish capital, from the old Habsburg and Borbon quarters, to the contemporary developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Discover the art deco buildings of the Gran Vía. Go to Plaza de España at its western end to see 2 of the city’s most impressive skyscrapers.

Venture into Ciudad Universitaria (University City) to see the Palace of Moncloa, official residence of the Prime Minister of Spain since 1977. Continue down Calle Mayor to Puerta del Sol, where you will discover the clock with the bell that marks the traditional eating of the “Twelve Grapes” on New Year's Eve.

Marvel at the monumental gate of Puerta de Alcalá, and go to Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square) for a complimentary soft drink at the Hard Rock Café. Continue along the wide Paseo de la Castellana to the Real Madrid stadium of Santiago Bernabéu. See some of Madrid’s most striking contemporary architecture in Plaza de Castilla, including the Caja Madrid Obelisk.

Then, go inside the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish kings, and look at the opulent furnishings of the official reception rooms, Royal Chapel, Throne Room and private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.
  • Guide
  • Entrance to the Royal Palace
  • Drink at the Hard Rock Café
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus terminal, Calle Ferraz, 3 (Bus 74). The nearest Metro stations are Plaza España (Lines 3 and 10) and Ventura Rodriguez (Line 3)

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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sostenibile e interessante

a noi sono capitate due guide molto carine, Maria e Amalia. Unico inconveniente ma senza disagio, abbiamo fatto il tour con un gruppo e poi abbiamo cambiato pullman per andare con un altro gruppo a vedere il palazzo reale. La sosta al Hard Rock Cafè è una bufala, serve solo per permettere alla guida di vendere un altro tour e ti offrono solo bibite gassate, se vuoi acqua la devi pagare. Il palazzo reale è senz'altro da vedere. nb. il punto d'incontro non è facile da trovare: quando arrivate al civ.3 indicato nel voucher guardate all'angolo della strada c'è un'agenzia (VPT mi sembra..) entrate lì sono loro che vi accompagneranno al bus.

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October 14, 2016


It is not a tour for Spaniards

In the panoramic visit too general ideas. The description of this tour does not match reality. The visit to the correct Royal Palace.

December 29, 2016

Effective for having a global vision

A very good guide for the guided tour of the Royal Palace

February 22, 2016

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Product ID: 44406