Guided tour

Skip-the-Line and Early-Entry Madrid Royal Palace Tour

Skip-the-Line and Early-Entry Madrid Royal Palace Tour

From US$ 40.72 per person

Admire the most impressive monument in Madrid on this 90-minute guided tour of the Royal Palace. Marvel at the splendor of one of Europe’s best-preserved palaces, which was the official home of Spanish royalty from 1765 to 1931.

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Duration 105 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Visit the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931
  • Admire one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe
  • Enter without delay with your skip-the-line early-entry access
Full description
Madrid’s Royal Palace was built in the 18th century on the site of the Old Alcazar. With its Italian Baroque style, it is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved palaces in Europe and a symbol of the permanence of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom. You’ll enjoy skip-the-line access as well as early entry to this important monument for a 90-minute guided tour. The Palace was the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931. Since that time the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown are still celebrated at the Palace. This includes royal audiences, dinner parties, the signing of agreements and the traditional ceremony of the presentation of credential letters of foreign ambassadors to His Majesty the King.
  • Official bilingual guide
  • Madrid Royal Palace early-entrance guided tour
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Lunch, beverages and services not specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (at the corner with Plaza Ramales), Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace
  • Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
  • Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change due to official celebrations taking place inside the palace
  • Please keep in mind that much of the excursion will be on foot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 79 reviews

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Some of the rooms were amazing but due to a no photo policy I actually can’t remember everything! I suppose they want you to buy the extras in the shop at the end. I did look at the publications but the pictures in them were really poor. Again rushed through - this seems to be a common theme in Madrid but the one upside to early entry was you were in & out before the crowds arrived so for this reason only I recommend booking early entry Don’t miss going to the armoury - this area was so interesting but again a no photo policy

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July 8, 2019

I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for in depth knowledge of this beautiful Palace. Please not this event is not very stroller friendly. While you are allowed to bring a stroller during the tour, we decided to store it at the onsite locker for 1 Euro and we were very happy with our decision. There are a few flight of steps and some rooms are very compact.

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February 23, 2019

We practically had the palace to ourselves!

The headsets didn’t work well, but I didn’t care; I didn’t bother to use mine because I didn’t need them as we practically had the palace to ourselves! Beatrice was wonderful - well informed, funny, able to deal with all sorts of...personalities, and moved us along at the perfect pace so we were able to see an amazing amount of this breathtaking former royal residence. She also pointed out areas of the palace where you can continue to tour on your own should you like to stay after the guided part is done. What more can you ask? Well done!

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September 29, 2018

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