We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Make your way to a central location in Madrid to meet a guide for the short walk to the Royal Palace. Arriving at the palace before the doors open for general admission, walk right into the official residence of the Spanish royal family without waiting in line.

    Built in the ornate Italianate baroque style, the Royal Palace is one of Madrid’s top sites, and this tour of the building covers just a fraction of the thousands of rooms. As you walk with the guide, learn about the building’s architecture and remarkable treasures, from Goya paintings to Stradivarius violins, suits of armor, and royal crown collection.

    The Royal Palace of Madrid has a royal pharmacy, a grand throne room, and a royal library, as well as special apartments for members of the royal family. Your guide also describes the modern-day royal events that still take place in the palace, from dinner parties to royal audiences. The tour concludes on the grounds of the palace, close to restaurants, public transit, and top attractions in central Madrid.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    1h 45m
    Return Details
    Palacio Real, 28005 Madrid, Spain
    • Official bilingual guide
    • Skip-the-line access
    • Early Entrance and guided tour to Royal Palace.
    • Individual radioguided system
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Madrid
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except infants (ages 0 to 4) are free with an accompanied adult
    • This is a shared group experience and may have up to 30 people per tour
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot
    • Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the official acts to be celebrated in the palace.
    • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    Reviews (100)
    Filter reviews
    48 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    More languages
    Traveller rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews specific questions early start tour guide early access take photos excellent tour highly recommend this tour armoury logistics pace
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 48 reviews
    Reviewed yesterday

    This is a beautiful and the interesting palace in really well preserved condition with room settings enabling you to see it as a genuine Royal residence However, although the majority of its staff are pleasant and helpful, some members of staff are unhelpful to the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MaryB53
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    It’s a huge castle over three thousand rooms. You only see about twenty of them. This was a good tour. The tour guide spoke better Spanish than English. Better than my Spanish though. It was a good tour. I just wish I could have understand...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank guyw659
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The guide was boring. $45 for the tour. Getting in early was great. Felt like the guide was reading off a script.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Andrew M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I expected the guide to speak in English only. Everything was delivered in English and Spanish. This did detract from the tour but definitely don’t miss this. Fantastic.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We got in without waiting which was excellent. However, the group was part Spanish speaking and part English speaking. The guide gave a brief introduction in English as we entered each room, then switched to Spanish, chatting with the Spanish speaking ones. It may have...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 176lc
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    18 July 2019|
    AnswerShow all 7 answers
    Response from Len F | Reviewed this property |
    Tour office is located very close to the Royal Palace. That is where you will meet the tour.
    26 April 2019|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Curiosity04824964870 |
    In INYOIT you will find the best price to carry out this experience !! Get on the web, write us through the contact form and you will receive a 10% discount for you and your companions. We will wait for you!
    Google Translation
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: 800-130-2207