Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain 3 hours Electronic Voucher

Marvel at the historic sights of Madrid on this city sightseeing and Royal Palace tour. Learn the story of Madrid through its buildings as you travel from Moorish Madrid to the Habsburg and Bourbon eras of palaces and grand squares such as Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Admire the Baroque grandeur of the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) on a tour of the royal collections, and visit Madrid’s newest park, Rio Madrid. This tour shows you the very best of Madrid, and highlights the city’s sumptuous Royal Palace.

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What will you find?

Departing from central Madrid, discover the centuries of history that have shaped the city, from its Arab and medieval origins through to the present day. Learn about Madrid’s Moorish roots in the ancient buildings of the Barrio de la Moreria, the old Moorish quarter. Then take in the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of the Habsburg era in Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Photograph the elaborate Baroque fountains, and see the famous Prado Museum.

Pass Monumento de la Encarnacion, Puerta de la Opera, Puerta del Sol and other well-known sights and squares, and learn that it was during the reign of Charles III in the 18th century that Madrid became an important cultural and scientific center, attracting artists and intellectuals.

Then see the sights of contemporary Madrid’s graceful boulevards Gran Vía and Paseo de la Castellana. Admire the architecture of the elegant Barrio Salamanca and Parque del Oeste quarters, and travel through Madrid’s commercial and financial areas. See modern-day icons such as Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and take a walk around the city’s newest park, Madrid Rio, from Puente del Rey to Puente de Segovia.

Take a breather at Madrid’s Hard Rock Cafe, and enjoy a free drink, then continue to Madrid's Royal Palace, the former home of the Spanish royal family. Built in classical Italian Baroque style in the 18th century, on the site of the ancient alcazar (Arab-fortress), it is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved palaces in Europe. Your guided Madrid palace tour places the building in its context, as part of the palatial complex encompassing the Plaza de Oriente, Sabatini Gardens and Campo del Moro.

Your tour of the palace reveals the royal family’s exquisite collection of tapestries, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and artworks. Admire priceless paintings by Goya and Velazquez, visit the throne room, hall of mirrors and royal banqueting halls, and tour the private royal apartments. The tour also takes you through the royal armoury and pharmacy, and grand hall of columns.

Your visit concludes outside the Royal Palace at approximately midday.


Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking


Voucher Info

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


What's included

- Entrance fees to the Royal Palace
- Soft drink
- Local guide


What's excluded

- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure Time

9am


Departure Point

Tour departs from central Madrid


Duration

3 hours


Return Details

Concludes at Royal Palace


Operates

Daily


Reviews & Ratings



  1. Excellent Tour, especially the Royal Palace which is a must see. Great guide. I would recommend.
  2. very good team.
  3. This is a definite and as it turned out i was the only one on it so it was like a private tour with my very knowledgeable guide
  4. Great guide who made the entire trip wonderful. Don't pass up this tour.
  5. Solid tour that is a great way to start off one's trip to Madrid. The tour details all of the spots to be in Madrid, which can be used to pick what areas you want to visit in your free time. The Royal Palace Tour was great as well, and is truly a sight to behold. If you are looking for a tour of Madrid that won't drag on, then this tour is the perfect fit.
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Tour code: 2140JTEMA06

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