Madrid Royal Palace Tour with Tapas and Retiro Park

Skip the line at the opulent palace, explore the scenic park, and taste local Spanish specialties

Travel Flexibly · 5.00h 19 max · Madrid, Spain

Are you looking to see the best of Madrid's historical and cultural icons on a single tour? Then hop on this small group tour that's the perfect way to get to know Madrid's iconic palace and enjoy traditional evening tapas. The Retiro Park awaits to delight you with beauty before heading to the palace. Your knowledgeable guide helps you bypass the lines to marvel at Goya and Velasquez's artworks inside the luxurious home of Spain's monarchy before escorting you to a historic tapas bar.

  • Madrid Royal Palace, Retiro Park, and tapas day tour
  • Meet Your Guide Outside Retiro Park
  • Madrid's Crystal Palace
  • Explore the Fountains and Gardens of the Park
  • Enter the 18th Century Royal Palace Still in Use
  • Visit the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, Private Royal Apartments and More
  • See the Grand Decorations with Paintings by Goya and Velasquez
  • Taste Delicious Tapas at one of Madrid's Great Restaurants

Ready to explore the best of Madrid in a day? Is there anything better than walk in a picturesque park? Join this tour to explore Retiro Park and the Royal Palace. Your local English-speaking guide will tell incredible stories of the city and its royal family to provide amazing insight into Spanish culture and history. At the Royal Palace, take in the luxury and art in the ornate residence.

Madrid Royal Palace, Retiro Park, and Tapas Tour Description

This half-day tour includes:

  • Visit to Madrid's Retiro Park including fountains and Palacio de Cristal

  • Expert guide

  • Free time for lunch (not included)

  • Skip-the-line Royal Palace tickets

  • Guided tour of the palace and palace gardens

  • Tapas tasting at the end of the tour

Meet Your Guide at Retiro Park

Your day begins in Independence Plaza at the entrance to Retiro Park where your local, English-speaking guide will describe the itinerary for this adventure through Madrid.

Explore the Crystal Palace, Fountains, and the Beauty of the Park

Enjoy your tour of Retiro Park, Madrid's historic central park. Discover the landscaped marvels and encounter treasures, such as the Crystal Palace and remains of Spanish Romanesque hermitage at the Palaces of San Pelayo and San Isidoro.

Take in the elaborate fountains and the beautiful pond at the center of the park where row boats cruise along the picturesque landscape. Keep in mind, this isn't just a walk in the park. Your local guide is here to help you understand the significance of what you're seeing here to better appreciate the beauty of the park and its importance to Madrid.

Break for Lunch

Following the tour of the Retiro Park, you'll have a chance to grab lunch at a number of delicious local restaurants recommended by your guide. Then meet back at Plaza de Isabel II to complete your tour with a visit to the incredible Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll definitely want to stick with your guide since they will have your skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Once inside the palace, you'll head up the stairs into the impressive royal collections. See paintings by Goya and Velazquez, including many great portraits from when Goya was the premier painter in the Spanish Court. These paintings commissioned by the king include Charles IV in Hunting Dress and María Luisa Wearing a Mantilla.

Your passionate guide will make sure you gaze upward to take in the stunning frescoes by the Venetian artist Tiepolo. There is more than just paintings here. This guided tour helps you see and understand the extensive collections of historic tapestries, ornate swords, armor and even incredible ancient watches.

Authentic Spanish Tapas

After the tour, your guide will lead you to one of Madrid's most historic tapas bars. After a day on your feet, you'll love being able to sample delicious wines with the finger foods Spain is so famous for. Nothing like jamón serrano, a classic tortilla, and a glass of rioja to top off an amazing day in the Spanish capital.

What you get with this tour
Skip the Line Royal Palace
Local English-Speaking Guide
Tapas Tasting at Historic Restaurant
Walking Tour of Retiro Park
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What to bring?

We recommend comfortable shoes and a water bottle, especially in the summer

Where to meet?

At the entrance of Retiro Park in Plaza de la Independencia

Where to meet?

At the entrance of Retiro Park in Plaza de la Independencia

What to bring?

We recommend comfortable shoes and a water bottle, especially in the summer

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