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Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
  • Early access tour means no waiting in line
  • Learn about the history of the Spanish monarchy from your bilingual guide
  • See portions of the palace that regular visitors don't have access to
  • Walk through the lush Campo del Moro

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Early access means you’ll save yourself roughly an hour of waiting in line and have the residence to explore without the crowds. Photography inside the palace is prohibited, but its gardens — where you’ll conclude your tour — offer plentiful photo ops.
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Professional guide (simultaneously in english and spanish)
Early entrance to Royal Palace
Panoramic guided Tour to the Palace through Plaza Oriente
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Pl. de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain

The guide will be waiting next to the Statue of Isabell II with a sign of Amigo Tours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Royal Palace of Madrid, or the Palacio Real de Madrid, located in the western part of downtown Madrid. 

Arrive before the palace is open to the general public; meet your guide and breeze right through the entrance without waiting.

Marvel at the rich decorative materials used all over the castle; Spanish marble, rich mahogany and ornate windows. Walk past extensive frescoes painted by Spanish masters like Mengs, Tiepolo and Giaquinto. Learn about how the palace's decorative style has changed over the years since its construction in the 18th century. 

Visit the Royal Armory, a repository for an astonishing array of weapons, including shields and suits of armor. See the well-preserved official lounges, each decorated in a different style. Walk past the rows of bottles and containers in the Royal Pharmacy, where you will learn about 18th century medicinal practices. Feast your eyes on the opulent Throne Room, the seat of the Spanish monarchy for centuries. 

Leave the palace itself for a relaxing stroll through the Campo del Moro, an English-style garden with wonderful views of the city. Break out your camera for photos of the 2 neo-classical fountains, 'Palacio de las Conchas' and 'the Tritons', before wrapping up your tour. 
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Amigo Tours
In this city the tour will take place
Pass By:  
Plaza de Isabel II
Here we will start our tour
Stop At:  
Royal Palace of Madrid
Here the guide will explain us the arquitecture and the history of this building.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Plaza de Oriente
We will pass this square in our way to the Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guide will start with an introduction on the square and then we will enter the Palace
  • Please note that you need to find the guide in order to access the Palace, this voucher is not valid at the ticket office.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Spain
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group.

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  • "Early access to the Royal Palace is a must if you want to save time (alot of time)." See review

Reviews

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245 Reviews

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star-5
Excellent
Justin_C
, Nov 2021
Excellent tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. The perfect amount of time for a tour of the Palace. I would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Amig@ We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant experience. Thank you very much for letting us know. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Great tour of the Royal Palace
Tom_D
, Oct 2021
The tour was incredible and the guide was outstanding. He was very passionate and well informed about all the facts and stories regarding the Palace
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We are very happy to know that we did our job; to provide you with an incredible experience. Thank you for letting us know. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Great educational and fun experience
Maria_G
, Oct 2021
Really enjoyed my tour of the Royal Palace. Our bilingual guide was very knowledgeable and polite. Very educational and great experience
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are glad to read from you and know that you had a pleasant experience. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Royal palace tour
janice_d
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Alberto, told us the armory was free and suggested we go there after our tour. We would not have known and it was very worthwhile. Overall, this tour was extremely helpful. Lots of history! In a beautiful setting.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to have been part of your trip, thank you very much for your comments, it has been a pleasure to serve you. Valeria - Amigo tours.
star-5
Informative and interesting tour
Ivan_S
, Sep 2021
The tour guide (if I remember correctly he was called Jose, but I'm not sure) spoke good English. This was greatly appreciated in a city where few people speak English. Information provided was really interesting - both on the history of the palace itself and on the history of Madrid. The only downside was that in most rooms we could not take pictures, but that is not something within the control of the tour operator.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to have been part of your trip, thank you very much for your comments, it has been a pleasure to serve you. Valeria - Amigo tours.
star-1
Left in the cold!
Sandy_M
, Sep 2021
The tour was canceled and no one told us. Waited in he cold. Called the carrier and they were sorry. Never was notified.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comment. We tried to contact you a few days before your experience, both via email and telephone, but we did not get a response. Without a doubt we are very sorry to have to cancel an experience, this is the last thing we want, but if there is no other option, we contact our clients at least 72 hours prior to their activity to offer them an alternative. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Royal Palace Madrid - exceptional
MICHAEL_G
, Sep 2021
Stefanie was absolutely amazing. She was organized, very knowledgeable and had a wonderful personality. The tour from booking to completion was seamless and we recommend it strongly. Thank you Stefanie.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ It was great to be able to be at your service, we were delighted that you were part of this experience, we hope to be able to see you again. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Great Tour
Tina_R
, Sep 2021
Jose was a wonderful and very informative guide. We really enjoyed his narration during the Royal Palace tour. He was so kind to answer all of our questions.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ It was a real pleasure to have been part of this experience in your trip, it will be a pleasure to be able to assist you in your next adventure. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Excellent
Gilmer_H
, Aug 2021
Barbara was tour guide. She gave the tour in Spanish but translated in English whenever we needed it (we speak Spanish too).
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Querid@ Amig@ Muchas gracias por dejarnos conocer tu experiencia. Nos encanta saber que tuviste una grata experiencia. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Awesome tour - beat the crowds and see the palace in peace!
Ilaisaane_T
, Feb 2020
Fantastic tour! Getting on an early morning tour was the best idea because the palace was virtually deserted - so we basically had the whole place to ourselves! Our group consisted of Spanish and English speaking tourists so our fabulous guide explained everything in both languages! And because we were there early with only 1 other tour group, we were able to take our time. Highly recommend taking this tour - you won't regret it! The palace is absolutely stunning - only downside is we couldn't take photos in the most stunning rooms :( Otherwise loved every minute of it! Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Sane Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour Royal Palace and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards

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