Madrid’s Royal Palace must be seen to be believed. This Royal Palace Tour will give you a detailed, all-access visit with an expert professional guide, to make sure you miss nothing of this spectacular building. Visit the Throne Room, the Hall of Mirrors, the Banquet Hall and the private Royal Apartments, seeing a stunning array of tapestries, ceramics, old watches, swords and army and famous artworks by grand masters such as Goya and Velázquez. Learn how the Spanish Royal Family have lived throughout history and how they live today – seeing in the different of the building how Spain’s turbulent history and rise and fall of empire have had a profound effect on the lives of its Royal Family. You will even have the chance to explore the Palace’s 19th century English Gardens, which include two extraordinary neo-classical fountains and some incredible flower arrangements.
Following the tour of the Royal Palace, you will then walk through the city to Madrid´s stunning central city park, El Retiro – a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike to walk, run, visit historic monuments, see exhibitions, relax with friends or simply enjoy their lunch.
El Retiro has over 19000 trees from 167 different species, a lake and a wide variety of different sculptures, notable buildings and gardens which make the park one of the world’s most famous parks and one of Madrid’s top attractions. Despite being incredibly large, it is possible to see all of El Retiro´s jewels and hidden gems – on this tour your guide will lead you on a route through the best known sites of El Retiro (such as the Crystal Palace, the Gate of Philip IV and the Royal Observatory), as well as to a few places that don’t feature in all the guide books.
Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to relax on the grass, enjoy an ice cream or even rent a rowboat and explore the park’s famous lake.
The activity includes:
To join your tour please go to: Outside of Opera Metro Station, in Isabel II Square.
Duration of the tour: 4 hours
Guide languages: English or Spanish
Tour start time: 9.00 am. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
Return time: 1.00 pm approximately.
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you.
Supplier: IBETOURS - Iberian Events. Emergency phone: +34 910212881 (Monday - Tues 07am-5pm, Wed-Thu-Fri: 7am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 7am-3pm)