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Early Access Skip-the-Line-Royal Palace Guided Tour

Experience one of the most beautiful and best-preserved palaces in Europe. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, skip the busy admission lines and explore the Royal Palace's many sites including the great Royal Chapel, Grand Staircase, Apartment of Kings and the Crown Room. To see the palace at its most spectacular, choose the early departure for admission before the doors open to the general public.

Enjoy a guided tour inside Madrid's famous Royal Palace. One of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in the world, the Royal Palace is double the size of Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Versailles and houses some of Spain's greatests treasures and artworks.

After meeting your guide, skip the long entrance lines and dive right into the history of this fascinating palace. Your guide will take you up through the oppulent King Charles III’s Apartments, the Queen’s Apartments, the Banqueting Hall and the Grand Staircase. Marvel at the masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. The Painting Gallery is one of the countless highlights, with works by Caravaggio, Goya, and Sorolla.The tour also takes you to the Royal Chapel and the Throne Room and the Crown Room. At the end of your guided tour you are free to visit the Royal Armory and enjoy the unbeatable views of the surrounding city and the beautiful palace exterior.

There is a choice of 2 departure times.

  • 10.00am - English only
  • 12.15pm - English and Spanish commentary

Duration

Around 90 minutes.

Meeting Location

JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid

Experience Includes

  • Early access to the Royal Palace before the doors open to the public (depending on time selected)
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Royal Palace
  • Visit one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe
  • Guided tour of the Royal Palace including the Grand Staircase, the Apartments of the Kings, the Banqueting Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Throne and Crown Rooms.
  • Enjoy the views from the Armory Square
  • English-speaking guide
  • Individual radioguided system.

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Daily

Departure location

JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid

Start times

8.45am and 12.15pm

Duration

Approximately 90 minutes

Terms & Conditions

  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins. Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended as the tour includes lots of walking elements.
  • Unfortunately the tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to official acts to be celebrated in the palace.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled up to 72 hours before your activity time/date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.