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Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid provided by Julia Travel Madrid

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

Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
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Avoid usually long lines by booking a skip-the-line tour to one of Madrid’s top tourist attractions. As you tour the official home of Spain’s royal family, your guide shares historical, artistic, and architectural details that are easy to miss if you visit on your own. Plus, a guide leads the way so you don’t have to worry about navigating the site.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Beat the crowds into the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Skip-the-line access grants you more time to explore the historic palace
  • Don’t miss any of the details by listening to your guide on an individual radio
  • Multiple daily start times make it easy to fit the tour into your schedule
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Beat the crowds into the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Skip-the-line access grants you more time to explore the historic palace
  • Don’t miss any of the details by listening to your guide on an individual radio
  • Multiple daily start times make it easy to fit the tour into your schedule
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2140P201
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Official bilingual guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Early Entrance and guided tour to Royal Palace. (depeding on chosen time)
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Admission to the Royal Palace.
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
  • C. de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain Julià Travel Office
  • Palacio Real, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Additional information
  • 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 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 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Official bilingual guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Early Entrance and guided tour to Royal Palace. (depeding on chosen time)
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Admission to the Royal Palace.
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
  • C. de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain Julià Travel Office
  • Palacio Real, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Palacio Real, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Additional information
  • 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 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 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 22, 2020
A note from Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
The safety of our passengers and employees has always been our key concern at Julià Travel. The fight against Covid-19 strengthens our commitment to safety and health. Therefore we have adapted our tours to avoid large crowds and we ensured that any places we visit follow high hygiene standards.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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4.0
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Nekehia Q
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States13 contributions
Worth the visit!
Aug 2021
A very interesting palace tour. I learned a lot more about Spain's history and art culture than I anticipated. Our guide was also knowledgeable, personable and shared some funny stories. The time went by quickly during our tour.
Written August 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tara N
15 contributions
Honeymoon
Jan 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting. I learned so much in the 2 hours that we were inside of the palace.
Written January 31, 2020
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Trygve K
Oslo, Norway17 contributions
Nor a good guide .
Jan 2020
the guide has done it too many times before and is tired of his own comments, so he tries to boost the experience by laughing of his comments. He does not keep the group together, which is bothersome when the venue is crowded. the headphone system is only so-so . I have seen much better in Cordoda and Granada. The blend of Spanish/English is disturbing to say the least. Poor experience, but a great palace well worth visiting . The armory part of it was very good, must be one of the most important collections in Europe, but little information and explanations were offered. How much does a standard equisdtrarian armoury weigh?
Written January 21, 2020
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Dear Trygve K, Thank you for sharing your Experience. Firstly, I would like to apologise if the content of the tour did not meet your expectations since we strive to provide an outstanding service to our customers. I will pass on their comments to the corresponding manager in charge to see whether there is room for improvement. On a more positive note, I am truly glad to learn you enjoyed the wonders the Royal Palace has to offer. Sincerely, Alex B.
Written January 28, 2020
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Jason R
Attleboro, MA15 contributions
Madrid long layover
Nov 2019 • Couples
Perfect tour to Utilize time in Spain. We had nine hours to maximize in Spain. Time well spent at the palace, great tour.
Written December 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear jasonrA9289IR, Thank you for sharing your opinion on our TripAdvisor's profile. I am delighted to see you had an enjoyable experience during your tour to Royal Palace. I look forward to see you again soon! Best regards, Alex B.
Written December 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charles L
1 contribution
Guide Not Great
Nov 2019 • Family
The guide was difficult to follow and didn’t keep the group together. Also, her commentary was not really helpful. She had no real stories or info going into each room. She just talked as if we knew what she was pointing to when we were far behind... not a great experience.
Written November 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear charlestlee, I truly apologise if you did not fully enjoy your experience with us. I regret to learn that you did not find useful the information that was given during the tour and it did not live up to your expectations. I will pass this comments to the responsible department to prevent this situation to be repeated. Sincerely, Alex B.
Written November 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Denise L
1 contribution
Not much of a tour guide
Nov 2019 • Couples
Tour guide was pleasant, but didn’t really give much information outside of what was available. Often she whipped through so fast that she was chattering about the next room when over half the group was in the previous room. No chance for questions. Some of this may have been secondary to palace rules, but would’ve liked to be able to ask questions.
Written November 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear deniselB9275AZ, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience. I regret to learn that you did not fully enjoyed the explanations of our guide and you felt like you missed some bits of the information given due to the organisation. I will transfer your comments to the corresponding department in order to search for improvement. Sincerely, Alex B.
Written November 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie Z
4 contributions
Great tour guide!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide, Tamara, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The tour was informative and the starting point very convenient to the Roysl Palace. I would definitely book a tour through Julia Tours again!
Written November 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jennifermedellopez
Austin, TX6 contributions
Great!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We arrived to our tour 7 minutes late. Our tour had already left the office and I was upset that we missed out on the tour and also wasted money. THANKFULLY one of the agents gave us tickets for the next tour which started in 15 minutes, no extra cost, nothing!!! We were so thankful!!!!! It instantly brightened up my day!

The tour itself was amazing! Our guide was so knowledgeable and very welcoming! she answered all of our questions and more! We had a very pleasant experience and would definitely recommend them to everyone!
Written November 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear jennifermedellopez, Thank you for taking the time to write your experience with us! I am more than happy to see our staff was able to offer you an appropriate solution for the situation you faced. One of our main priorities is to make our guest enjoy their holidays to their fullest, trying to minimize the inconveniences whenever it is in our hands. We hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Alex B.
Written December 17, 2019
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Katherine H
10 contributions
sad that there was no pictures allowed
May 2019
I liked it. I wish my grandma could have seen this one over Dublin's castle! But she fell so she couldn't make it. Wanted to take pictures, so sad I couldn't.
My big concern about this was i didn't know where to find my group! But it turns out you just go to the Julia Travel office to check in (which is where all the people were) arrive at least 10 min early.
i would probley take this tour again.
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Don D.
Boise, ID9 contributions
missed tour
Sep 2019
We didn't get to go on this tour as we couldn't find the location to meet. When we asked at the palace, no one knew. We finally found a policewoman who looked it up. Unfortunately we were too late to join the group tour, so lost all that money. Better directions as to where we were to meet would have helped. This was the only tour that meet so far away from the actual site. We had no problem in Milan Or Florence finding our guide.
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 886dond I regret to learn that the agency you booked the tour from did not specified properly the details for the meeting point and directions of how to get there. Kindly take note that as per our contract conditions state we advise our customers to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour to avoid them to miss their visit. Sincerely, Alex B.
Written November 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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