Skip-the-line: Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum Guided Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Madrid, Madrid

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This half-day tour of the highlights of central Madrid takes you to two places on every traveler’s Madrid bucket list: the Royal Palace and Prado Museum. You’ll start with a guided visit to the Royal Palace. Then you’ll stroll through Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and enjoy a coffee and churros with chocolate, everyone's favorite snack in Spain. End with a guided highlights tour of the Prado Museum featuring Velazquez’s world-famous painting, “Las Meninas.”

What's Included

2 wines tastings

Coffee and chocolate with churros

Early Entrance to Almudena Cathedral viewpoint

Expertly guided walking tour

Guided visit inside Palacio Real

Local English-speaking guide

Olive oil, ham, cheese tasting

Palacio Real Tickets

Skip-the-line Madrid Royal Palace tickets

Skip-the-line Prado Museum Tickets

Small group of 15 people

What's Not Included


Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Madrid government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Photography is not permitted in most interior rooms of the Palacio Real.
  • Please note that guests may only carry small handbags inside Palacio Real. Larger backpacks, umbrellas and sharp items, etc. must be left at the cloakroom. It is the responsibility of the guest to return to the entrance to collect these after the tour par
  • Sites on this tour are subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Plaza de Isabel II
Your tour starts in the famous square named after a central figure in Spanish history: Queen Isabell II. With an expert guide to show you, discover fascinating street items you may have missed like hand-painted street signs and a bronze map.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de Oriente
Walk towards Madrid’s jaw-dropping Royal Palace with your guide and small group in the beautiful Plaza Oriente, seeing the Palace the way it was designed to see.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena
Check out the balcony of the impressive royal cathedral before it opens to the public. From the dome view Casa de Campo as the royal family might have experienced it hundreds of years ago.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Royal Palace of Madrid
Enter the Palace with your expert guide to explore opulent interiors gilded in riches from the Spanish conquest of the Americas and decorated with paintings by Caravaggio, Goya, Velázquez, and more. Your guide will tell you the history of the palace and the immensely powerful royal dynasties that once called it home.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Leaving the palace, you’ll step off the normal tourist trail and into Barrio de la Morería, where the city’s Muslim roots are still visible, and end up in a historic Spanish restaurant for an authentic food experience. Enjoy a crash course in Spanish food culture as you taste wine, olive oils, cheese and ham, and learn why the Spanish custom of tapas is one of the country’s most treasured institutions.

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de la Villa
Stroll past one of Madrid's best-preserved monuments, a historic meeting point of the old medieval city.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado San Miguel
Visit a more modern Spanish Market, with insider tips from your guide.

• Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Mayor
Explore Plaza Mayor where it all happened: bullfights, Spanish Inquisition, Christmas markets!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Puerta del Sol
End your tour at Puerta del Sol, the seat of the local government, the famous Bear statue, and historically where locals get their news (and gossip!) From there your guide will point out the different neighbourhoods of the city and give you plenty of recommendations for what to see, do, and eat during the rest of your stay.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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