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Private Madrid, Royal Palace & El Escorial Tour

Discover the secrets of Spanish royalty with this full-day private tour of Old Madrid, the Royal Palace and El Escorial. During the experience, you'll discover the history and opulence of the Spanish monarchy and get exclusive access to areas not available to the general public.


  • Take a walking tour of historic Madrid de los Austrias.
  • Visit areas of the Royal Palace not open to the general public.
  • Visit the Monastery of El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What to expect

During this exclusive journey through Spanish history, you’ll discover the secrets of the royal families that have ruled Spain for centuries: the House of Habsburg and the House of Bourbon.

You'll begin this full-day experience with a walking tour of Madrid de los Austrias, the regal historic center built during the reign of the Hapsburg kings. During the tour, you'll visit historic churches, courtyards and monuments from the era and delve into the personal histories of monarchs like Philip II of Spain or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Next, you'll enjoy a private tour of the crown jewel of Old Madrid: the Royal Palace. You’ll visit the palace's opulent salons and galleries and admire their priceless artworks, and get exclusive access to areas of the palace which most visitors never get to see.

After a morning immersing yourself in Royal Madrid, you'll head to the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to visit El Escorial, the spectacular World Heritage Site monastery that houses the Royal Pantheon. Known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", this sprawling monastery is home to a Royal Library with over 40,000 volumes, incredible frescoes and artworks by Tiziano, El Greco and Hieronymus Bosch; and, most famously, the Pantheon of Kings.

VIP Experience

This tour is led by a private licensed guide who will work exclusively for you and your group so that you can enjoy a flexible and personalized experience.


This experience includes round-trip transfers in a private luxury vehicle with a professional driver. For groups of 2 people or less, the vehicle will be a Mercedes-Benz E-Class; for groups of 3 to 5 people, the vehicle will be a Mercedes-Benz Class V.


This tour is conducted in English.
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Meeting Point

Your hotel in Madrid.
Transportation included
Free cancellation
Guided tour
Private tour
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