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Skip-the-line Royal Palace and Touristic Bus with Tapas

Get skip-the-line entry to Madrid's exquisite Royal Palace on this exclusive guided tour. Also tuck into a delicious Tapas menu onboard the touristic bus with Tapas and explore the amazing city of Madrid!


  • Skip-the-line at the entrance to the home of the Spanish monarchs, the Royal Palace, and see the opulence of the Private Royal Apartments, Banquet Hall, and the famous Throne Room.
  • Enjoy the best views of Colón Square, Plaza Castilla, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, España Square and Puerta del Sol, the center of the country.
  • Experience Spanish gastronomy like never before with the Tapas menu aboard the tour bus.
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Your Experience

Skip-the-Line Entry to Madrid's Royal Palace, Home to the Spanish Monarchs

The Royal Palace stands on what was formerly the Alcazar of Madrid, a medieval fortress that was converted into an opulent palace by John II, Charles V, and Philip II, who made the palace the official residence the Spanish Monarchy in 1561. You will be led into the main rooms, where you can see the intricate frescoes painted by acclaimed artists Giambattista Tiepolo and Antonio Rafael Mengs, which are the most impressive features here. As you move on to Charles III's private chambers, you can see the fixed furnishing on the entire main floor designed by Francesco Sabantini, a Sicilian architect favored by the king. Here, you can see the lavish Spanish mantelpieces, friezes and archways, solid mahogany window frames and doors, and, of course, the stucco ceilings and frescoes. Don't miss out on the Throne Room and Gasparini Room, which has the most exquisite French furnishings and bronze-and-glass chandeliers.


Hop aboard the Madrid Tapas Bus that will take you on a panoramic guided tour of all the key hotspots in Madrid that you cannot miss, accompanied by a delectable tapas menu. Our expert guide will enlighten you on the history of Paseo de la Castellana, the Puerta de Alcalá roundabout and the Retiro Park. Marvel at the incredible skyscrapers in Plaza Castilla and drive past the beautiful streets in Madrid's city center.



Iberian ham | Cheeses from La Mancha | Paella | Spanish omelette | Migas from Extremadura


Beef hamburger in brioche bread with cheddar cheese and chicken fingers | Soft drink or water

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  • Skip-the-line entry tickets to the Royal Palace.
  • Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • Panoramic guided route by a comfortable, modern bus through Madrid.
  • Tapas tasting with a drink during the tour.
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  • Gratuities.
  • Food or beverages not described in the inclusion points or description.
  • Hotel transfers.
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

Please be aware that we may experience some delays as some locations can be unavoidably busy and some lines could form at mandatory security checks and at entrances for the stairs and the elevator. This tour is typically scheduled to last for 4 hours, though wait times at security checks can sometimes increase the tour duration. We recommend allowing extra time before your next activity to ensure you make the most of your Madrid's Royal Palace and Touristic Tapas bus tour experience.

Timings & Availability

This 4-hour guided tour of Madrid's Royal Palace begins at 9:00 AM and is available on all days of the week. The Touristic Bus with Tapas tour begins at 12:00 PM. Please reach 10 minutes before the scheduled start time at the conveniently located meeting points (more details to follow) to meet your guide.

Reduced Price Tickets

Child tickets (children below 12 years of age) are available at a reduced price of 49.00€. Please select the right profile type for your group during checkout. Also, ensure that you are carrying a valid ID of the members in your group if you select any reduced price tickets during checkout.

Guide Languages

The guide speaks both English and Spanish.

Getting There

Royal Palace Tour

The Royal Palace tour begins outside Opera Metro Station, in Plaza de Isabel II (Isabel II Square). Trains on the red and green lines will directly lead you to Opera Metro Station.

Touristic Bus with Tapas Tour

The Touristic Bus with Tapas Tour starts at Ferraz 22 street, Templo de Debod, in the bus stop.


There is access for persons with mobility impairment at the Royal Palace. Wheelchairs are available.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

How to Redeem Your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Madrid's Royal Palace and Touristic Bus with Tapas Tour tickets shortly. You need not take a print out. Please download and display the tickets on your mobile device at the meeting point on the day of the tour.

Meeting Point

Royal Palace Tour

Outside Opera Metro Station, in Plaza de Isabel II (Isabel II Square).

Touristic Bus with Tapas Tour

Ferraz 22 street, Templo de Debod, in the bus stop.

How to Get There

Royal Palace Tour

By Metro

On Red Line 2, Cuatro Caminos and Las Rosas stations have trains traveling to Opera station every 4 minutes.

On Green Line 5, Alameda de Osuna and Casa de Campo have trains traveling to Opera station every 6 minutes.

The Ramal (Branch) or Línea R (Line R) shuttle train connects Opera with Principe Pio. This train is available every 6 minutes.

Touristic Bus with Tapas Tour

By Bus

You can board Bus 74, which is the most frequent bus to Templo de Debod bus stop.

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