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Madrid Highlights and Skip the Line Guided Tour Royal Palace

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Join us on a panoramic tour of Madrid. Pass by some of the most important sites such as Puerta de Alcalá or Cibeles Fountain, among others. Take pictures of the most significant attractions in the city. Skip the line and discover the Royal Palace with a local guide

Highlights

  • The Royal Palace majestically shows its history of monarchs. It reigns in Plaza de Oriente in front of Catedral de la Almudena.
  • Plaza Mayor is the heart of Hapsburg Madrid. Arco de Cuchilleros, Casa de la Panadería and the Statue of Felipe III mark this square charm.
  • Puerta de Alcalá is one of the five ancient royal gates that gave access to Madrid. Its Neo-classical and three arches appearance remind of the Roman Triumphal Arch.
  • Gran Vía is Madrid’s most known street. Is also known as the Madrid’s Broadway for being the theaters and musicals avenue of the city.

Included

  • Local official guide.
  • One hour guided walking tour.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Royal Palace skip the line access.
  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Royal Palace.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please Note

  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary due to events celebrated in the city or in the Royal Palace and due to force majeure operational reasons without prior notice.
  • Keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, we recommended comfortable shoes.
  • Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide.

Restrictions

  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain in Madrid city center. Please refer to your documentation for more information.
  • It will not be necessary to print the voucher

Check in at our office and join us on the first part of the tour, a one hour walking tour through the streets of the historic city center of Madrid. Discover emblematic places you cannot miss! Stroll around Plaza de la Villa, the famous Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Oriente.

Then board one of our air-conditioned buses for a ride through the city. Remember to bring your camera or Smartphone! Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Did you know its construction dates back from the Napoleonic era? See the oldest bridge in Madrid and drive next to the Manzanares River, from where you will have great views of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Pass by Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol square and the Las Cortes quarter on your way to the Paseo del Prado. Admire the architecture of the Old Madrid arriving into the Las Letras Quarter.

Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. The last sights you will see on the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium through Paseo de la Castellana street and Colon square.

But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Royal Palace. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a guided visit to the same.

Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace. Did you know its size doubles the one of Buckingham Palace? Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931. Nowadays, it still is a great example of the establishment of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom.
Today, it holds the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown. Know the audiences, dinner parties and signature of agreements celebrated through the years. Walk around the Armory Square. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall, among others.

Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square!

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