Madrid Highlights and Skip the Line Royal Palace Tour

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Enjoy some of Madrid's best known and best loved landmarks!

Your morning starts with a Madrid sightseeing tour introducing you to the city's history and taking in some of the best known and best-loved sites. Afterwards, head to Madrid's Royal Palace, skip the often huge entrance queues and explore one of the most beautiful and best-preserved palaces in Europe.

Our guide to Madrid Highlights and Skip the Line Royal Palace Tour

Discover the culturally diverse character of Madrid on this panoramic sightseeing bus tour of the city’s highlights which includes a handful of stops and plenty of photo opportunites.

Half day panoramic tour on bus that will take you around the city while listening the guide’s explanations. We will depart from Plaza de Oriente, and little bit later we will stop at the fabulous Egyptian temple of Debod. The temple was a donation from the Egyptian government to Spain as a sign of gratitude for the help provided in saving the temples of Nubia.

From all the temples donated by Egypt this is the only one that is located in a public place. Back to the bus we will go to the lowest section of the city, next to the Manzanares River, where we will have a great view of the Royal Palace and the Almudena’s Cathedral. Then we will go to the Habsburg’s quarter where we will see the highlights of the Madrid downtown such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and Puerta del Sol.

On the bus we will pass through some of the five ancient gates that gave access to the city, among them Puerta de Alcalá is the most famous one. The gate has a neoclassical style that looks like the Roman Triumph Arches. From the bus we will continue seeing lots of important places such as Plaza de Neptuno, paseo del Prado, Plaza de Cibeles and Las Ventas bullring, where we will stop for a few minutes. The tour will finish with Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Paseo de la Castellana, Plaza Colón and Gran via boulevard, which is full of theatres and known as Broadway of Madrid.  

Royal Palace

Continue to Madrid's Royal Palace where you will enjoy skip-the-line access and a fascinating guided tour. Built in the 18th century on the site of an ancient alcassar (Arab-fortress) in the classical Italian baroque style, the Royal Palace is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe.

You will visit the Armory Square (exterior of the palace), the Grand Staircase, the King Charles III’s Apartments, the Queen’s Apartments, the Banqueting Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Throne Room and the Crown Room.

After the guided tour, you may visit on your own the Royal Armory and enjoy the views from the viewpoint of the Armory Square.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Madrid Highlights and Skip the Line Royal Palace Tour

  • Comfortable shoes are recommend for this tour.
  • The tour is bilingual and will be run in English and Spanish.
  • Your tour finishes outside the Royal Palace.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.