Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour
from USD $55.14
Join us on a panoramic tour of Madrid. Pass by some of the most important sites such as Puerta de Alcalá or Cibeles Fountain, among others. Take pictures of the most significant attractions in the city. Skip the line and discover the Royal Palace with a local guide.
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In Brief

Madrid, Spain
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Plaza de Oriente, Opposite Palacio Real, Madrid Spain

Last stop

Pass By: Paseo del Prado, Paseo del Prado, Madrid

Paseo del Prado

Pass By: Puerta de Toledo, Madrid Spain

Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Did you know its construction dates back from the Napoleonic era?

Pass By: Catedral de la Almudena, Calle de Bailén, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Almudena Cathedral

Stop At: Plaza Mayor, Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid Spain

We will make a new stop here and we will be able to visit la Plaza de Villa and Puerta del Sol.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Puerta del Sol, 28013 Madrid Spain

Puerta del Sol

Pass By: Street Gran Via, 28013 Madrid Spain

Gran Via

Pass By: Prado National Museum, Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid Spain

We will go through carrera de San Jerónimo Street, Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament), Neptuno’s Square (Famous artistic fountain), Paseo Del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums).

Pass By: Cibeles Fountain, Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid Spain

Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories.

Pass By: Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Independencia 1, 28001 Madrid Spain

Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city.

Stop At: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Calle de Alcala 237, 28028 Madrid Spain

Plaza de Toros

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Avenida Concha Espina 1, 28036 Madrid Spain

Santiago Bernabeu

Pass By: Paseo de la Castellana, 28046 Madrid Spain

Paseo de la Castellana

Pass By: Calle Mayor, Madrid Spain

Calle Mayor

Stop At: Royal Palace of Madrid, Calle de Bailen s/n, 28071 Madrid Spain

Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace. Did you know its size doubles the one of Buckingham Palace? Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931. Nowadays, it still is a great example of the establishment of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom.
Today, it holds the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown. Know the audiences, dinner parties and signature of agreements celebrated through the years. Walk around the Armory Square. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall, among others.
Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square!

Duration: 2 hours


  • Local guide
  • Entrance and guided tour to Royal Palace.
  • Air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Individual radioguided system for Royal Palace guided tour
  • Skip the line access.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Returns To

Palacio Real, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, we recommended comfortable shoes.
  • 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 oficial acts to be celebrated in the palace.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, official acts and public works).
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We loved our guide pablo, who was so knowledgeable and fluent in English. Will use them again. Thanks Julia travels
• Submitted 25 Sep 2018
I loved this tour! The Palace was amazing!
• Submitted 08 Jun 2018
Great tour! Informative and easy
• Submitted 12 Apr 2018
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour that was conducted by Carmen Gonzalez. She is an excellent guide who clearly knows a lot about Madrid and has a great passion for her city. As it was raining on the day of the tour, we stated off at the Palace. What an amazing place to see in Madrid, complimented by the fact that Carmen's knowledge of the place meant everyone on the tour really got a great understanding of each individual room they were standing in and the significance of the symbols in the rooms. We carried then on outside and saw many beautiful parts of the city, including Plaza Mayor -wow - its truly incredible! I would recommend this tour for sure and thank Carmen for the time she spent with us.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Excellent tour round the palace a must not miss. Would have been better if you could have seen in he bullring and the football stadium though
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
Very nice. So good that i want do 2 times the same tour!
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
The only way to see and appreciate the palace is on a guided tour. We had a great guide and it was worth every penny. Do it!
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
Really loved this tour but disappointing the palace wont allow photos inside. Nevertheless its still a wonderful place to go and Id definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
This is a good tour. Our tour guide, Martha, was very knowledgeable and answered all questions posed to her. The palace, though, no longer the official residence of the royalties was magnificent.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2017
This a good tour to see whats available in the city and decide if you want to return to certain locations. Drive you around the neighborhoods and you are shown the Real Madrid Stadium and Plaza de Toros. The guide was very knowledgeable. The highlight was the tour of the Royal Palace. It was very grand.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
Sightseeing nMadrid gave us the highlights which we found useful to go back and enjoy them more. The Royal Palace is beautiful- our guide gave us a lot of information regarding the palace.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Excellent trip.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
Love our tour guide, great information, she was full of energy and so funny. Palace tour was amazing. A must see. Info on history of the city was great. Gave me insight and appreciation for Madrids history.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Another great Viator way to skip the lines. A must see when in Madrid.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
Love it!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Good introduction to the city followed by a visit to the palace.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2017
Worth booking this trip for the palace alone, lovely informative guide.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2017
This place is just beautiful. After getting out you just feel the need to redecorate your house. There is so much history and royalty.
• Submitted 08 Jun 2017
I would not book a trip now without a city tour booked via Viator. They are all so great. Great guide.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
The tour was very interesting and informative! I really enjoyed the guided Royal Palace part and I would definitely do it again! I think a sightseeing tour is a must for all cities that you visit! On my tour, the guide spoke half English and half Spanish which was kind of redundant since I speak and understand both languages. Other than that, everything was perfect!
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
Excellent tour, I highly recommend Viator, great destinations and great providers as well.!!!
• Submitted 28 May 2017
Great tour - good guides
• Submitted 22 May 2017
El recorrido por la ciudad fue muy agradable. La atención del guía fue también amable y paciente, permitiendo que todos pudiéramos escuchar las explicaciones y admiraramos cada espacio de esta vibrante ciudad. El palacio real es majestuoso y haberlo hecho con una guía nos brindó la oportunidad de apreciar su historia y apreciar cada uno de los acontecimientos que en el se han desarrollado a lo largo de la historia.
• Submitted 03 May 2017