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Skip-the-line Palacio Real de Madrid & The Old City Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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    Stop At: Royal Palace of Madrid, Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena, Calle Mayor 92 Catedral de la Almudena, 28013 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Arab Wall, Cuesta de la Vega S/N, 28013 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Calle Mayor, Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza de la Villa, Calle Mayor, Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza De Puerta Cerrada, Calle de Segovia, Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Arco de Cuchilleros, Cuchilleros, 28005 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sobrino de Botin, Calle Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado San Miguel, Plaza San Miguel, 28005 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Mayor, Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Real Casa de Postas, Plaza Pontejos 3, 28012 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Puerta del Sol, 28013 Madrid Spain

    Start at the Royal Palace, which features some 3,000 rooms that have been perfectly preserved. The palace is open to the public, since the royal family only uses it for official receptions. Marvel at the main staircase, designed by Sabatini and comprising over 70 steps. Visit the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, the palace guards. Your guide will also point out works of master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll explore cabinets with medicinal plants, ceramic pots, and formulas dispensed to the royal family. Visit the Royal Chapel and see its collection of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari.

    Next, hit the streets and squares of the Spanish capital while visiting Madrid’s Old City. From the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's main square, you’ll follow your expert guide through the medieval streets to sites including Plaza Mayor, Santa Cruz Palace, and the soaring Almudena Cathedral. You’ll discover the curious Bakery House and the tapas-filled stalls at San Miguel Market. This charming district is popularly known as Habsburg Madrid, in reference to the ruling powers of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is here, in central Madrid, that you’ll even visit the world’s oldest restaurant to find out what the signature dish is.

    Visit Madrid as it existed later under the Bourbon dynasty.  You’ll wander the gardens of Plaza de Oriente designed by French emperor Napoleon´s brother. Learn about the Royal Theater and let the beauty of the French-inspired architecture wash over you as you discuss Madrid in the 19th century. By the end, you’ll understand the layout of the city and how its landmarks played a part in its rich history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Madrid, Madrid Spain

    In between cheering during a bullfight or dipping churros in gooey chocolate, you’ll want to discover the best that Madrid has to offer. That’s where we come in, amigos. Our local guides will show you the Spanish capital with a little flare and fiesta, bringing history and culture to life in its streets and museums. We’ll make sure you experience the icons – like the Prado Museum and Royal Palace – without wishing you could just take a siesta instead. Don’t worry, though, there will be plenty of time for a bit of tapas when we’re done with you, and, even better, you’ll know the best places to go.

    Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Plaza de la Armería, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
    Inclusions
    • Semi-Private Walking Tour & Museum Tour
    • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
    • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
    • All Entrance Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Madrid
    Exclusions
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Notes: The Palace might be subjected to occasional closures or delayed opening or special event limiting access to our tour. When this occurs, we will provide guests with a reschedule option, or appropriate alternative. There is a link provided to verify beforehand the exceptional closing days online. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Jaime was an informative and knowledgeable guide. He explained many aspects of the palace and the history of the Spanish Royal Family. During the city tour he was equally knowledgeable of the history of the city. An enjoyable day out exploring.
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    My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our tour of the Palacio Real de Madrid followed by the Old City Tour. From a skip the line ticket into the palace, we were given an incredibly in depth tour of the palace- incorporating the history of Spain and Madrid, the art and
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    We did the city tour with Sebastian and the Royal Palace tour with Ana. Both guides were very engaging and added a lot to our appreciation of the sites. These tours give you a much deeper insight into the history and meaning of all the many neighborhoods, buildings and works of
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